from the Golden Gate Bridge
Bay Area traffic can be slow. Morning departures are best; leaving
SFO by 1-2:00 PM is usually ok; otherwise, Joan and Jeff leave
after 6:00 PM.
Drive North on Highway 101, through Marin and Sonoma Counties
until the last exit to Cloverdale - Highway 128.
and follow Highway 128 north through the coastal range into
Anderson Valley. Continue north past the wineries and into the
128 merges with Coast Highway at the mouth of the Navarro River.
Continue north for 10 miles until you see Mendocino Village
stretched out on the Headlands.
for the Comptche Ukiah Road and turn right. The main driveway
to the inn is the second to your left. (Normally three hours)
Mendocino Coast Route
views but can be slow - up to twice the time as the inland route,
particularly with R.V.'s. Exit Mill Valley Highway 1 and follow
north through Marin, Sonoma and southern Mendocino Counties.
(Normally five hours)
from Napa Valley
This route is rarely congested and is stunning. Take Highway
29 north to Calistoga where it will intersect Highway 128. Turn
left at the intersection and follow 128 northwest into Sonoma
Country and the Alexander Valley. The road skirts the northern
edge of the valley. At Geyserville, 128 merges with Highway
101. Follow Highway 101 (and 128) north to Cloverdale and exit
onto Highway 128 and continue as above. (Normally two hours
from St. Helena)
from the Oregon Coast, Eureka
Follow Highway 101 South until Leggett and the intersection
of Highway 1. Exit and follow Highway 1 south to the Mendocino
Coast. Continue south through Westport and Fort Bragg. Mendocino
is 10 miles south of Fort Bragg. Continue south past the single
lighted intersection in Mendocino, Cross Big River and take
the first left turn onto Comptche Ukiah Road. We are the northeast
corner of the intersection and border the south of the mouth
of Big River. (Normally three hours from Eureka/Arcata)
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word about the roads ...
County Roads are among the most beautiful in the United States.
Most of our roads were originally animal paths traversing the
ridges and valleys. Pomos followed and connected many of these
trails and they were in turn followed by the first European
settlers who created what are today's roads.
beautiful roads include Highway 128, which winds from Cloverdale
in Sonoma County over ridges to the Yorkville Highlands wine
country and then down into Anderson Valley and the towns of
Boonville and Philo. From Philo, the highway drops into the
Navarro River Valley and the redwood forest.
stunning drive is along Comptche-Ukiah - Orr Springs Road. Connecting
Mendocino and Ukiah, the road follows ridges most of the way
to the deep valley which is Ukiah. Along the route is Montgomery
Woods containing the worlds tallest tree and Orr Springs, a
once famous hot springs resort. Just west of Ukiah the mountains
afford views over coastal ridges to the Pacific more than 40