Once a brewery with an ocean view, the village of Mendocino was founded in 1852. Making beer is one of the key services in a lumber town. Responding to this pressure, an Austrian immigrant named Mathias Brinzing established the first Mendocino brewery here at Agate Cove (the brewery itself was next door by the stream, but it was all one property back then). The main farm house was built in 1860 by Brinzing as his own residence, choosing the finest view on this stretch of the coast!
The property was also home to a turn-of-the-previous-century apple orchards and half a dozen trees still produce fruit. The exterior of the farmhouse appears much as it did a hundred years ago, with a candlestick fence framing the entry garden. The property became an inn around 1980, and there have been Six sets of owners over the last 25 years.
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“Landed in the Garden of Eden, a fireplace, a movie and lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea, Life doesn’t get better than this. You’ve got it all here.”
Quality = Excellent,
Facilities = Excellent,
Service = Excellent!
“We’ve stayed at some great inns across the country but the view from here trumps them all!”
“A breath of fresh air after the pace of our metro Detroit home. The room was more lovely than we could have hoped and the views utterly breathtaking. The delightful hosts were the icing on the cake, with marvelous breakfasts and a welcome that made us feel instantly at home. Can’t wait to be able to return for another trip!”
“We have fallen in love with the Agate Cove Inn and the incredible views, delicious meals, wonderful hosts. These 2 days have been the crown jewel of our California vacation.”
“Exceptional at every level, from the food to the view to the InnKeeper.”