What’s not to like about the gorgeous Mendocino coast? Absolutely nothing, of course! And with a River Dog package at the Little River Inn Resort & Spa, perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in a pet-friendly guest room, a three-hour river excursion in an ultra-stable outrigger canoe, a goodie bag with dog treats and info on where to hike and boat with dogs—plus a $100 dinner voucher good for dining in the hotel’s dog-friendly parlor (if the pinenut-crusted salmon is on the menu, give it a go), in-room or in the dining room (dogs have to wait outside).
(To get the package, book at least two days ahead and use promo code RIVER.)
The inn, by the way, is centered around a home built in 1853 and now includes 65 ocean-view rooms, a dining room and bar, a nine-hole golf course with pro shop and a day spa. After being converted to an inn in 1939, the property became a favorite layover point for Hollywood types including Myrna Loy, Joan Fontaine, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, James Dean and Jonathan Winters. Its inherent charisma continues to charm, and its location doesn’t hurt, either: From the inn, DogTrekking visitors have quick access to other dog-friendly splash spots including Big River State Beach, Glass Beach, Cook’s Beach, Mendocino Headlands State Park and gorgeous MacKerricher State Park.