Accolades & Press

We try not to brag, but we are more than happy to share the many amazing things our guests have said about the Inns of Glendeven! We have been privileged to host many wonderful people over the years, and we think their reviews speak volumes about our inns and the Mendocino coast experience.

Vogue logo“Coastal Country Getaway. Casually cool Mendocino Coast California is a feast for epicures and active imaginations alike. Where to stay: Glendeven Inn”

— Vogue Magazine

New York Times logo36-Hours In Mendocino, The New York Times

“IF YOU GO South of Mendocino, the Glendeven Inn (8205 North Highway 1, Mendocino; 707-937-0083) is an eight-acre farmstead with in-room breakfasts and a farm-to-table prix fixe dinner three nights a week. ”


Glendeven Inn Mendocino, Calif. 

“A serene and romantic Mendocino B&B by the sea is an amazing proposition indeed. But what puts the Glendeven Inn over the top is that it’s truly a farmstead, set on eight acres of meadow with, yes, grazing llamas. The property, considered a distinguished inn in North America by Select Registry also gives nod to its wine country locale by offering local wines by the glass at its Wine Bar. All of this comes at a good price, too.

The inn also offers a slew of packages and last-minute room discounts, often up to 20 percent off.

Amenities include complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres every evening and three-course, in-room breakfast with the inn’s own farm eggs. Glendeven has mostly 5s on Trip Advisor.”

*Note – this article, originally published on USA Today Travel, is now hosted on

The Week magazine logoThe Week Glendeven Clipping

Glendeven Inn Mendocino was selected the “Hotel of the Week” in the internationally acclaimed weekly magazine “The Week.”














Sunset Magazine cover Feb 2010Glendeven Inn Mendocino is named one of the top 20 destinations in the West in the February 2010 issue of Sunset Magazine.

“Off the grid on the coast: At Glendeven Inn, just south of Mendocino in Little River, your cell signal obligingly vanishes when you pull in the drive, and there’s not a remote control in sight.

Which means you’ll have all the time in the world to hike along the headlands of surrounding Van Damme State Park, scatter some corn for the inn’s chickens (it’s only fair―you’ll be eating their eggs come morning), and introduce yourself to the resident llamas.

If you just want to hide out in your room―for decor, think Down East meets Sea Ranch―that’s fine too. Your breakfast basket will be delivered to your door, along with a newspaper … which we encourage you to ignore. From $139, including breakfast; 707/937-0083.”–Christine Ryan

CNN LogoGlendeven Inn Mendocino is named one of the “Top 20 destinations in the West” in Sunset Magazine and seen on

New York Magazine logoPick Your Pinot in Mendocino County by Adam H Graham, November 2009

“Find postcard-worthy ocean views at the Glendeven Inn and Wine Bar (from $146), the nineteenth-century inn perched atop a bluff in rustic Little River. Sleep facing the ocean in the Garret Room, then have your three-course breakfast delivered to your bed.”  Read more: The Weekend Escape Plan — Mendocino County — New York Magazine

LA Times Logo“The most romantic getaway in California. We had gorgeous views of the coast and a short walk to Mendocino Headlands Park, great food (featuring a truly excellent in-room breakfast), a lovely room with luxurious details (bedding, fireplace, robes, etc.) If you need a real break from the ordinary, and Zen-like relaxation, this is the place.” Patty O’Sullivan, Los Angeles Times Travel, “Where to Go”

Western Art and ArchitectureWanderings: Mendocino County, California, Get lost amidst a sea of natural splendor, glorious culinary culture, charming inns and plenty of art

Written By Kathy Chin Leong

“Little River’s Glendeven Inn delights visitors with chickens and llamas that came up from southern California with Glendeven owner John Dixon five years ago. The guests rooms feature pouches of chicken feed so visitors can sample country living. And three nights a week, Glendeven Inn hosts a farm-to-table dinner using local meats and fresh catch, and eggs and greens from his property. Glendeven also runs a unique wine bar featuring only red and white Mendocino County wines. Dixon loves to introduce titles from small wineries that take pride in producing small batches.

Last year Dixon opened new rooms at the sister property across the street dubbed the Inn at Cobbler’s Walk, named after the cobbler who once lived on the premises. Each of the (ten) rooms is replete with modern furnishings, televisions and fireplaces. ”

Big Bird at Glendeven



Big Bird loves Glendeven Inn Mendocino too!

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind the brilliance of Big Bird, stayed at Glendeven in the Pinewood Room in 2005. Caroll created Big Bird’s character and has voiced and performed the Bird since the first episode of Sesame Street in 1969.