A relaxing stay at an elegant bed-and-breakfast is much more enjoyable than visiting a trendy bed of breakfast, with its messy scrambled-egg mattresses and uncomfortable biscuit pillows. Savor a sturdier sojourn with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a one-night stay for two adults at Joshua Grindle Inn (up to a $279 value) in Mendocino. This deal is valid for any room except Lupe's Room. Weekends and holidays have minimum stay requirements, but multiple Groupons cannot be used consecutively.
Joshua Grindle Inn's veranda—trimmed with poppies and fuchsias—beckons guests to relax within the inn's Victorian rooms, drink in ocean views, or picnic on the ground's 2 acres of gardens. Guests sip tea and nibble treats by the parlor's cozy fireplace before heading to rooms and back-handspring onto cushy queen or king beds swathed in luxury sheets. Birds roost and argue over which of them has the pointiest beak in the boughs of century-old cypress trees that fill the Tree View Room's windows. The North Cypress Room in the nearby Saltbox Cottage invites its occupants to admire early American antiques or cocoon themselves in a patriotic quilt after a plunge in the whirlpool tub. A Vermont Castings wood stove warms guests as they lounge in a pine armchair or rocking chair beneath the redwood rafters of Water Tower I, tucked in the neighboring Water Tower building. Breakfast is served each morning in a charming dining room or out on the veranda; morning diners munch on offerings such as apple crêpes and spicy baked pears drizzled with yogurt, alongside mugs of Big River Coffee's special Joshua Grindle Inn Organic Blend.
Constructed in 1879 for the town's banker and formidable Yahtzee! player, the Joshua Grindle Inn is now a favored spot for visitors seeking refuge from big-city bustle in Mendocino's seaside attractions.