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The Mendocino Coast Is Clear of Fires, Travel Routes Are Open and The Stanford Inn Continues to Welcome Guests


The Mendocino Coast Is Clear of Fires, Travel Routes Are Open and The Stanford Inn Continues to Welcome Guests

What's New at Northern California's Compassionate Resort

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MENDOCINO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the headlines filled with news about the California wildfires, the owners of Mendocino's Stanford Inn are urging visitors to support the area by following through on planned visits and donating to local assistance organizations.

For those who love Mendocino County, please consider a donation to the Mendocino County Community Foundation, which is providing assistance to trusted community service organizations. 

"Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those affected by the fires," said Jeff Stanford, owner of Mendocino's Stanford Inn. "The Mendocino Coast is clear, and those planning a trip the coast will not be impacted. The fires are far inland, east of the Russian River. Driving and routes to the coast are unaffected. We remain a refuge from urban congestion and inland heat. Supporting coastal destinations through travel and tourism is one of the best ways to help rejuvenate the region."

Located on the rugged Mendocino Coast, just a few hours north of San Francisco, the four-star eco-resort offers eco-getaway experiences, adventure and dining that has made the Inn a global destination for generations of travelers.

Here are some of the top reasons to visit the Inn:

1)  Garden-To-Table Cooking Classes 
Get your hands dirty in the Stanford Inn Garden, then learn to cook the delicious foods you just harvested. The Inn offers a range of new cooking courses. During November's mushroom season guests can take a guided mushroom walk, then head back to the Inn to prepare their bounty.

2)  New Wine Tasting Tours
Mendocino County is home to 570 vineyards! The County's authentic "green" credentials are unsurpassed by any other wine region in the world. Stanford Inn has partnered with several local vineyards who offer great wine and great prices for guests. Here are three:

  • For nearly fifty years, Lazy Creek Vineyards has proudly focused on two wines: pinot noir and gewürztraminer.
  • Witching Stick is the passion project of renowned winemaker Van Williamson (of Edmeades fame) with a specialty for spectacular zinfandel, and a chardonnay that will convert even the most stalwart anti-chard person.
  • Yorkville Cellars, one of California's premiere certified organic wineries, is well worth the drive. Located on a gorgeous estate vineyard, Yorkville Cellars specializes in the great grapes of Bordeaux.

3)  Outriggers and Canine Cruisers!
For more than 30 years, Bob Cummings of Mendocino's Secret Harbor Boatworks has been hard at work building redwood outriggers. Working closely with Catch a Canoe, the Stanford Inn's outdoor adventure shop, Bob has created a more user-friendly outrigger. Based on Polynesian technology, it features a foot-operated rudder system, outrigger floats provide stability not found in other canoes or kayaks, and narrow design makes it easy to propel. Another boat, the Canine Cruiser, was created specifically for people and their pets. Experience the new Mendolea Touring Canoe, powered by sun, wind and paddle!

4)  Mini Donkeys, llamas and Horses Too!
The whole family will love to see and meet the official Stanford Inn Donkeys, Llamas and Horses, including the adorable new baby mini donkey!

5)  New Menu Items
Stanford Inn's Ravens' Restaurant is forever innovating new tastes and plant-based foods that impress all palates. The famed Sea Palm Strudel is a must, but other top menu picks are:

  • Shitake Bacon - The salty robust taste of bacon without bacon! Use in salads, soup or just a bowl for nibbling.
  • Harvest Tamale - Butternut squash, almond cheese & chili tamale with mole sauce, nopal slaw on a baked small corn tortilla, quinoa pilaf with sun-dried tomato, pine nuts.
  • Chocolate Ganache Tart - Now Ravens' most popular dessert, it features a rich mint chocolate flavor and is dairy free.

6)  Vegan Weddings
Demand for plant-based weddings have increased dramatically. Searches for vegan food and resources have increased more than 93% over the past year, according to Google Trends. For more than 20 years, Stanford Inn has been the vegan and green weddings destination for couples from around the world. Recent additions include new menus and resources to unite good taste, sustainability and a beautiful coastal setting.

7)  See and experience the Chittem Tree (Fragulapurshiana)
The Inn's authentic Chittem Tree has a powerful story. Originally planted more than 100 years ago for its medicinal properties, including its aged bark that serves as an effective laxative, the tree is part of the history of settlement on the Mendocino Coast. Despite being damaged by a recent storm, the tree signifies history, diet and health.

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