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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Dec 21, 2019 

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

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. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Healdsburg B&B's: 96% - Excellent. (321 Haydon St, Healdsburg, CA  707-433-8182)

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. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Healdsburg Inns: 90% - Excellent. (211 North St, Healdsburg, CA 707-433-5228)

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

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. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Mendocino Inns: 98% - Excellent. (9401 North Highway 1, Mendocino, CA 707-937-4752)

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. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Mendocino Bed and Breakfast: 98% - Excellent. (10453 Howard St, Mendocino, CA 800-354-4431)

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 wood stove, ocean view from the bathroom and is located closest to the water. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Mendocino Inn & Cottages: 96% - Excellent. (44781 Main St, Mendocino, CA 707-937-5150)

More Romantic California:

In addition to these B&B's, Excellent Romantic Vacations has more to help you plan a romantic escape in Northern California:

Northern California Bed and Breakfasts in Little River, CA

Glendeven Inn

Glendeven Inn, Little River, CA
  • Glendeven Inn - 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. A three-course, hot breakfast is delivered to your suite each morning. Complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres offered nightly, and private chef dinners are offered to those staying in the barn loft. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Little River B&B's: 98% - Excellent. (8205 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 707-937-0083)

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. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Little River Cottages: 94% - Excellent. (7533 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 707-937-5339)

Romantic Inns - Fort Bragg, California

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® tub. 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. The 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. 2020 ERV Rating* for Romantic Fort Bragg B&B's: 82% - Very Good. (524 Stewart St, Fort Bragg, CA 707-964-4415)

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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