Elk Cove Inn & Spa in Elk, CA

6300 CA-1Elk, CA 95432
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Elk Cove Inn & Spa is located on the beautiful, romantic Mendocino coast, atop a bluff overlooking a dramatic beachfront. It was built in 1883 and became one of the first bed and breakfast inns on the Mendocino coast in 1968. During your stay, you'll have a stunning view of wildlife, great service, an amazing breakfast, and a great place to unwind and relax while enjoying luxury accommodations and breathtaking views.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Elk Travel Experts
  • Elk Cove Inn & Spa is a romantic destination.
  • Includes daily American breakfast served to your room from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM.
  • Pet-friendly. Charges apply. See FAQ for more info. MUST notify Elk Cove Inn prior to arrival.
  • Non-smoking property.
  • Free parking for guests only.
  • Check-in time is between 4 PM - 6 PM. Must notify Elk Cove Inn if arriving after 6 PM.
  • Elk Cove Inn is NOT a child-friendly environment, please notify the inn if planning to bring a child/children.
  • Minimum age to check in: 21 years old.


from Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
ELK COVE INN & SPA voted #1 of 77 Bed & Breakfasts in Mendocino County on Trip Advisor.

Enjoy one of the most spectacular views on the Mendocino coast. Nestled in peaceful seclusion atop a bluff overlooking a mile of dramatic beachfront, the Elk Cove Inn’s Craftsman-style Mansion was built in 1883 by the L.E. White Lumber Co. as the Mill Superintendent’s home. It became one of the first bed & breakfast inns on the Mendocino Coast in 1968. The inn is set back from the road, surrounded by native trees, a creek and the ocean, with private stairs to the driftwood-strewn beach below.

This one-of-a-kind, ocean view Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast, with luxurious accommodations and European-style Day Spa is totally dedicated to your rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.covid-19 safe practices & policies
Not far from Napa and Sonoma, a drive on California’s Route 128 takes you through the Anderson Valley — home to popular wineries and champagne cellars — then leads you through a magnificent redwood forest to the Pacific Ocean and on to the majestic Elk Cove Inn situated on the most breathtaking route of California’s Highway One.

Elk Cove Inn is a favorite for romantic getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries, people who travel with their pets, girlfriend getaways, LGBT travelers, spa retreats, marriage proposals, elopements, weddings … reunions, and business gatherings!

Minimum age to check in: 21 years old.

Pet Policy: Up to 2 pets are accepted and guests MUST notify the Inn prior to arrival. A pet fee of $30 per night per pet is charged at check-in. Pet policies apply. Please notify the hotel directly prior to arrival date if traveling with a pet.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Elk Cove Inn & Spa

Does the room at Elk Cove Inn & Spa come with breakfast?

Yes. When you book a room at Elk Cove Inn and Spa, an American breakfast is included for each person in the room. Breakfast is served to your room between 8:30 - 9:30 AM hotel time.

Is WiFi included at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

Yes. Free WiFi is included in the price paid for the room.

Is parking available Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

Free parking is available to on-site guests only. RVs of any size are not allowed.

Is smoking allowed at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

Guests are not allowed to smoke inside the rooms or decks but permitted in the garden area, away from the rooms. A $500 cleaning fee is charged for smoking in a guest room.

Are children allowed at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

Please keep in mind that the inn is not a child-friendly environment. Please notify Elk Inn and Spa in advance if you plan to bring young children so that the property can discuss the etiquette and safety issues. Also, the property is located on an ocean bluff with uneven terrain and few railings or barricades, and there are no “play” areas or even paths for walking with a stroller. There is an additional $30 per night for each child.

Are pets allowed at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

Pets are accepted and guests MUST notify the Inn prior to arrival. A pet fee of $30 per night per pet is charged at check-in. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed in the room. Pet policies apply. Pet-friendly lodging in these rooms only: Molly’s Garden, Drew Suite, Burk Suite, LE White Suite, Sam McCanse Suite, Surfsong, Ridgeview, Wavewatcher, Hideaway, Greenwood, Cliffside Covey, and Bavarian Cottages.

Is there a pool at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

There is no pool at Elk Cove Inn and Spa.

Is there a restaurant at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?

A full Sibo restaurant is open Thursday through Monday from 6 PM - 7 PM hotel time. There is a Bistro Grab & Go menu available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with pick up at the office from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM hotel time. The restaurant will be closed on March 3rd and 4th as well as March 24th and 25th for private events.