Wonderfully Romantic Northern California Bed and Breakfast Inns & Cottages

Northern California B&B's

By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Oct 3, 2014

For your romantic escape, honeymoon or wedding elopement, these nine Northern California bed and breakfast inns will add a touch of romance to your travels.

As you explore the Northern California coast and country around Healdsburg, Mendocino, Fort Bragg and other great spots, you'll enjoy overnights in small towns that offer charm and character, romantic dining, and ocean views that are second to none. 


Romantic B&B's in Healdsburg, CA

1. Camelia Inn

Camelia Inn Romantic B&B, Healdsburg, CA

Camelia Inn - an Old Victorian-style Inn with Italian flavor in a quiet residential setting. Features of this romantic inn include: Wine and cheese hour by pool nightly, beautiful landscaped gardens, breakfasts are made with locally-grown, organic products, and a romance package includes his and hers massages, sparkling wine and chocolates. Their most romantic room is no doubt the King with gas fireplace & in-room whirlpool tub big enough for 2. Within walking distance to downtown Healdsburg restaurants, shops & wineries.

  • 2015 Rating* for Romantic Healdsburg B&B's: 98% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (321 Haydon St, Healdsburg, CA  707-433-8182)

2. Haydon Street Inn

Haydon St Inn, Healdsburg, CA

Haydon Street Inn - this romantic Sonoma Wine-Country B&B has amenities that include bathrobes, BOSE wave radios and delicious 3-course breakfasts. Locally roasted coffee is served in a French press each morning, and at 6PM each evening, guests are treated to complementary wine and wood fired oven pizza.

The Haydon St Inn serves as a great base for walking tours of Healdsburg, CA.

2014 Rating* for Romantic Healdsburg Inns: 94% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (211 North St, Healdsburg, CA)


Romantic B&B's on California's North Coast: Mendocino

3. Brewery Gulch Inn

Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino, CA

Brewery Gulch Inn - this top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Mendocino is a romantic destination in itself. You can hear the ocean in every corner of the property! The second and third floor ocean views are awe-inspiring too.

A romantic gourmet restaurant is on site, using fresh ingredients from local farms. There's a daily wine and light dinner buffet, with full meals also available. Breakfasts are “cooked to order” and you can dine in the Great Room or have it brought to your unit. In the rooms, feather beds and imported European linens provide a restful sleep.

The Brewery Gulch is an eco-friendly romantic Northern California Bed and Breakfast that features elopements and weddings. “Babymoon” and “Romantic Escape” packages also available.

  • 2014 Rating* for Romantic Mendocino Inns: 98% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (9401 North Highway 1, Mendocino, CA)


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4. Headlands Inn

Headlands Inn, Mendocino, CA

Headlands Inn - check in to the Headlands Inn, and you'll be greeted with chocolates and flowers in your room, a real wood burning fireplace, and peaceful, relaxing gardens with breath-taking ocean view.

For those desiring an extra level of privacy, there is a separate vacation rental unit with spa tub (breakfast not included). It's an easy walk to downtown Mendocino, and hot breakfast with home-baked bread is delivered to your room each morning.

2014 Rating* for Romantic Mendocino Bed and Breakfast: 100% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (10453 Howard St, Mendocino, CA)

5. Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages

Alegria Oceanfront Cottages, Mendocino

Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages - this small romantic inn and nearby cottage units are just a short walk from the beach along a private footpath.

All units are tucked away on a rise overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Features of this inn that couples love include organic coffee and tea, outdoor hot tub, private entrance to all units, and gorgeous ocean views.

The Cove Cottage looks extra romantic. It has a woodstove, ocean view from the bathroom and is located closest to the water.

2014 Rating* for Romantic Mendocino Inn & Cottages: 96% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (44781 Main St, Mendocino, CA)


Northern California Bed and Breakfasts in Little River, CA

6. Glendeven Inn

Glendeven Inn, Little River, CA

Glendeven Inn - have you ever heard of a “luxury farmstead”? It might sound like a contradiction in terms, but The Glendeven Inn melds the two beautifully, and is a unique alternative to the run-of-the mill inns. Just a short drive south of Mendocino, the Glendeven Inn is a secluded gem for those seeking romance.

Take your pick from suites in the farm house (many with wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies), or rooms in the annex, the carriage house grand suite, a barn loft or three private cottages. Two of the cottages have an ocean view, and one of has an outdoor private hot tub.

For an interesting experience to tell your friends later, check out the Llama pasture!

A three-course, hot breakfast is delivered to your suite each morning. Additionally, a farm-to-table four course dinner can be enjoyed Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings for $65 per person. Complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres offered nightly, and private chef dinners are offered to those staying in the barn loft.

You can experience a very romantic small wedding at the B&B. Their elopement package is offered for $950, and you can select from locations such as the gardens, the beach or the headlands. Purchase extras such as his and hers massage and a dinner for up to 12 people.

For Northern California anniversary celebrations, special occasions or romantic weekends away, other romantic B&B packages are available: Romance Packages with champagne, chocolates and roses, His and hers kayaking with gourmet lunch, and a Nature Walks Romantic Picnic for two.

  • 2014 Rating* for Romantic Little River B&B's: 97% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (8205 North Highway 1, Little River, CA)

7. Cottages at Little River Cove

Cottages at Little River Cove

Cottages at Little River Cove - nine romantic ocean-view cottages on two acres of landscaped woods, close to Mendocino, California. Many of the units are pet­-friendly, and they include full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and all necessary utensils. They're also outfitted with gas fireplaces, free WiFi, wide-screen TVs, and thick, high-quality robes.

You can dine from the room service menu (food from Little River Inn restaurant), or make your own meals. Private grocery shopping is available on request.

Some unique package deals are available, including a babysitting service for parents who would like a romantic night out on their own. Other romance, wine and spa packages can be chosen as well.

  • 2014 Rating* for Romantic Little River Cottages: 98% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (7533 North Highway 1, Little River, CA)

Romantic Inns - Fort Bragg, California

8. Weller House Inn

Weller House Inn

Weller House Inn - The only B&B we know of on the Coast where you can do ballroom dancing! The Weller House contains nine unique themed rooms, each with claw-foot or Jacuzzi® tubs. There's beautifully manicured gardens for your enjoyment, and the B&B is close to Ft Bragg dining, the Redwoods Skunk Train and Glass Beach.

Honeymoon package available that includes chocolate-dipped strawberries, champagne, flowers and romantic gourmet dinner. Th Weller House caters to those with perfume and sensitivities. It's certainly one of the most historic and romantic of coastal Northern California Bed and Breakfast inns.

  • 2014 Rating* for Romantic Fort Bragg B&B's: 77% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (524 Stewart St, Fort Bragg, CA)

9. Atrium Inn

Atrium Inn - a 10-room inn on Main Street in Fort Bragg. The Victoriana Room features a romantic canopy bed, while the Lodge is a Pacific Northwest-themed room with a King-sized brass bed and cozy fireplace.

You can enjoy cookies and other refreshments at the nightly social hour. Rates starting at $100/night, and wedding packages are available.

2014 Rating* for Romantic Fort Bragg B&B's: 84% of Couples Rate it Very Good/Excellent. (700 North Main St, Fort Bragg, CA)



*Based on TripAdvisor.com Ratings from Couples as of Oct 2014

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