The Stanford Inn

Providing guests with a luxurious & sustainable eco-resort experience since 1980.

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A vegan Hotel on the Mendocino Coast

On a Coastal hillside, the Stanford Inn & Resort overlooks Mendocino Bay and the resort’s historic farm. A haven, The Stanford Inn & Resort offers exquisite opportunities to reconnect with one another, nature, your creativity and joyfulness. welcome to stanford inn mendocino destination resort

The resort’s lobby is spacious and welcoming. Guest rooms and suites of this boutique hotel in Mendocino are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light, to the sumptuous chef-prepared organic breakfasts included with your stay.

Inspired by their on-site certified organic gardens, the resort’s Ravens Restaurant was featured in Oprah Magazine, and is nationally acclaimed for gourmet plant-based cuisine. Ravens Restaurant is the essential dining experience on the Mendocino Coast. The cuisine served in the restaurant, the composting and recycling program, the cleaning supplies, and bio-diesel fueled trucks, make Mendocino’s Stanford Inn & Resort North America’s only truly sustainable destination.

The resort specializes in romantic getaways, is pet-friendly, family-friendly, and is especially popular for Northern California Coast weddings and elopements. The resort’s Massage in the Forest and wellness center provide a variety of life-enhancing experiences. Unlike anywhere in the world, the resort’s ‘pedaling and paddling’ experiences are incredible – guests are often seen relaxingly paddling up Big River on a super-stable redwood outrigger canoe!

We support educational experiences with our Environmental Leadership Field School.
Pets Welcome! This phrase means a great deal: All significant family members can share the experience of the Stanford Inn. We have always traveled with our dogs, Ellie and Parker, and welcome your friends here.

Over the years we have had a variety of non human visitors: dogs and cats, of course, but also iguanas, parrots, Vietnamese pot belly pigs, and a tortoise.

Different Services we provide- Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gardening Classes, Outrigger Canoes, Cooking Classes, Plant-based Foods, Complimentary Mountain Bikes, Yoga Classes, Creative Playshops


MEET JOAN & JEFF STANFORD, the founders of the vegan hotel

Moving here in 1980, we were changed by the creative and healing energies of the land which is situated between the vast Pacific Ocean and the vibrant Big River. Since then, we have worked to assure our guests have an opportunity to experience what we experience: a special place that enlivens and inspires. The energies we experience here nurture us and we reciprocate by nurturing not only our guests, but the people who work here, the farm and gardens and the Mendocino community.

We approach the inn as if it were a small family farm. We treat our guests as we do our family. We provide outstanding equipment at Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too!; the finest massage therapists on the Mendocino Coast led by Leslee Huber; comprehensive strategies for joyful living at our Mendocino Center for Living Well led by Sid Garza-Hillman; and one of North America’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, The Ravens. The Inn manifests our commitment to live mindfully so that all might live well.

We look forward to sharing with you the energy and magic of Stanford Inn by the Sea and the awe-inspiring Mendocino Coast!


Eat at The Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant features two creative staffs.

For breakfast, we offer a comprehensive and extraordinary plant-based menu. While we recognize that most of our guests are not plant-based,  our menu features elegant, gourmet plant-based breakfast dishes that assure a delicious dining experience for everyone! Our dishes are traditionally associated with the finest breakfast restaurants in the United States.

Dinner is a fine-dining experience, yet casual and accessible. The menu is composed of outstanding dishes including old favorites as Ravioli served in our Caper Marinara Sauce to Sea Palm Strudel created with locally harvested sea palm and local root vegetables with wasabi and umi plum raspberry sauces.  We also feature an outstanding wine list featuring wines from local vintners and a full bar.

A note on food allergies/special diets…

We craft our menus to not only be delicious, but environmentally sustainable, healthy, anti-inflammatory, and ethical. While we strive to accommodate all our guests’ dietary restrictions/preferences/allergies, special diets such as FODMAP, Keto, some versions of Paleo, and Atkins are simply not good fits for our inn & resort.  Please let us know of any restrictions/preferences/allergies well in advance of your arrival and our nutritionist & kitchen director will contact you regarding options.

Rooms & Rates Comparison in the vegan hotel


Our rooms and suites are the ultimate in comfort, first-class amenities, views extraordinaire … the grand Pacific Ocean, the impressive Big River, the colorful organic gardens, and the historic village of Mendocino.  A full complimentary breakfast will be cooked to your order from our extensive menu and served in our Ravens dining room. In the afternoon, we offer a complimentary dessert and coffee or tea at Afternoons at the Inn. For those who would like a cocktail the Ravens Bar opens provides Happy Hour. Families and pets welcomed.

(includes 2 main floor ADA accessible executive queen rooms – click to view amenities)

Rates are based on single and double occupancy. Book direct with us for the best room rate on the Internet: 707-937-5615 or reserve your stay online.


An Executive Suite (or “junior suite” in some terminologies) is a single room, which offers a seating area with a sofa (often a sofa-bed) in the room as well as a king or queen bed. A Room offers one or two beds – either a king or queen bed. Some have two queen beds or an additional twin made as a day bed. These rooms do not have a seating area with a sofa and are not considered “executive suites.” One or Two Bedroom Suites offer living rooms with either one or two bedrooms with king or queen beds. All accommodations at the Inn have private baths.