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Howard Creek Ranch Inn

Your Innkeepers are Charles and Sally Grigg


Wireless internet access now available.

Pacific Coast beaches, Scenic California Highway One, Redwoods, Farm life, Historic Architecture, nature, flower gardens, a full ranch breakfast, onsite hiking - all combined with generous hospitality, make Howard Creek Ranch special.

Howard Creek Ranch Inn is an historic, 60 acre, ocean front farm; bordered by miles of beach and mountains on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. We are a family owned and run business. Charles (Sunny) and Sally have been working on the Howard Creek Ranch for the last 20 years, and will probably be working on it for the next 20 years. Howard Creek Ranch is a Mendocino County Registered Historic Site nominated to the Federal Register of Historic Places.

The Ranch offers farm animals, award winning gardens, fireplaces/wood stoves, a 75 foot swinging foot bridge over Howard Creek, hot tubs, on-site hiking, sauna, and access to a German masseuse. 1000 year old redwoods, and horseback riding on the beach or in the mountains.

Accommodations include cabins, suites and rooms furnished with antiques, large comfortable beds, and handmade quilts with views of the ocean, mountains, creek or gardens. Wireless Internet connection is available for your computer.

A full ranch breakfast is included in your stay. Breakfast is a hearty farm meal with fresh juice, omelets, bacon, sausage, hot cakes, fried potatoes, grits, and baked apples with granola and whipped cream. Coffee is strong and early. Tea is available anytime. Menus change daily. Vegetarians are gladly accommodated.

There is plenty to do in the area and at the ranch. Visit the gigantic redwoods, take the famous Skunk Train, shop in the village of Mendocino, go horseback riding on the beach, in the mountains, in the redwoods or just relax in scenic splendor.

Howard Creek Ranch is alive with the rural splendor of sweeping ocean and mountain views, sixty acres of peace and beauty on the beach near the Lost Coast, a sixty mile long wilderness. The Ranch was settled in 1867 as a land grant of thousands of acres and included a sheep and cattle ranch, and a blacksmith shop. Horses and sheep graze the pastures. The buildings are constructed from virgin redwood from the ranch forest.

In the middle of a wide, green lawn sits a large 1871 farmhouse filled with antiques. A 75 foot swinging bridge spans Howard Creek as it flows past barns and cabins to the beach 300 yards away.

Howard Creek ranch was featured by the California Heartland, a Public Television Program special.

Are you looking for a Northern California Bed & BreakfastHoward Creek Ranch is a Romantic Bed & Breakfast In Northern California  For more information on a Northern California Bed & Breakfast, contact us at Howard Creek Ranch; (707) 964-6725.

Howard Creek Beach
Howard Creek Beach - High Tide
300 yards from Howard Creek Ranch buildings
Howard Creek leads to the beach
The creek finds another path to the beach.
Original Web Site built by Wasabi Media and Sally Grigg, updates by Zo Guthrie

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