Ocean View Lodge is located just one mile
north of the center of Fort Bragg,
California, along the beautiful Mendocino
Coast and just fifteen minutes north of the
Village of Mendocino. All of our rooms
whitewater ocean views and are over 500 square feet. Many
rooms have a Grecian columned whirlpool,
stepped bedroom with fireplace and
pedestaled king-size bed under a vaulted
ceiling, mirrored vanity, safe,
refrigerator, electronic key and tiled entry
with patio or balcony. With our
location on the State Park’s Ten-Mile
Coastal Trail, you can enjoy whales spouting
and spectacular sunsets from your room, find
secluded beaches visited by sea birds and
seals or a headlands bluff bathed by cool
ocean spray from waves crashing on the rocks
Few accommodations (Hotels, motels, lodges
or Bed and Breakfast Inns) can match the
breathtaking views and serenity of Ocean
View Lodge. Few locations can
match the beauty and variety of attractions
that the Mendocino coast has to offer.
There are a number of hotels, motels, lodges
and Bed and Breakfast Inns in the town of
Fort Bragg, but only a few hotels and motels
are located along the magnificent Ten-Mile
Coastal Trail with its miles of awesome
beaches, tide pools teeming with a variety
of ocean life, crashing waves and
spectacular sunsets. Of the few
hotels and motels located along the Ten-Mile
Coastal Trail, none can match Ocean View
Lodge’s accommodations in room size,
amenities and views.
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"Great place to
Perkings From Ashville, NC
cleaning room; We're just going to buy it!. Loved
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
"This is just what we
were looking for!"
"Would compare room
to Grand Hyatt in San Francisco and yours would be better."
Fort Bragg and the
Mendocino Coast offer a spectacular array of activities and attractions.
We offer a short list below and on our
Mendocino’s Crab and Wine Days offer a feast of local Crab and Wine
offered by local restaurants, wineries and breweries as well as cooking
demonstrations by renowned chefs and crabbing demonstrations by local captains
in late January.
Fort Bragg’s Annual Whale Festival offers a number of activities
including a 10K/5K whale run along the Ten-Mile Coastal Trail, a Classic Car
show, microbrew tasting, an Arts and Craft Fair and charter whale watching
cruises out of Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor in March.
Fort Bragg’s Paul Bunyan Day’s on Labor Day weekend includes
traditional Lumber Jack competitions, a Kiddy tricycle race, an ugly dog
contest, period dress competition and a kangaroo court, truly a great time for
The World’s Largest Salmon barbecue is held each Fourth of July in Fort
Bragg’s Noyo Harbor along with music, fireworks and an antique car show.
Mendocino Music Festival offers over a week of extraordinary music from
Beethoven to the Blues and special guest performers in a spectacular setting in
Winesong is the wine & culinary tasting and charity auction that brings
together 100 of California's most acclaimed wineries and 50 fine restaurants and
food purveyors to benefit the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation in September.
Mendocino’s Wine and Mushroom Fest celebrates the over twenty different
varieties of mushrooms that grow wild in the surrounding woods and are gathered
and shipped to fine restaurants around the world with gathering and cooking
demonstrations in November.
For more information on Fort Bragg and
Mendocino Coast festivals and events visit the city of
Fort Bragg Event Page or the
Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar.
The Skunk Train, with its
depot located at the foot of Laurel street in historic down town Fort Bragg,
offers a unique, nostalgic trip back in time to the era when steam was king when
ole engine #45 gets the steam up and carriers its passengers up through the
redwoods, over trestles and through a mountain tunnel to the old North Spur
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
is the only public garden in the continental United States fronting directly on
the ocean and with the mild maritime climate this is a garden for all seasons
with manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, fern-covered
canyons, diverse plant collections and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking
the blue Pacific Ocean make this a must see attraction.
tucked into the forested hills at the south end of Fort Bragg along the
Mendocino coast is the largest harbor between San Francisco and Eureka and until
the 1900’s whaling ships were built in and sailed out from here, but today the
visitor to Noyo Harbor can charter a whale watching, fishing or party boat from
one of the local captains or just sit at a table in one of the dock side
restaurants and watch the ships go by.
MacKerricher State Park
is popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists with its variety of
habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland as well as tide pools
along the shore and seals living on the rocks off the park’s Mendocino coast and
more than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a formal tidal
lagoon and during winter and spring, the nearby headland provides a good lookout
for whale watching.
Glass Beach began life in
1949 as the public dump, but today thanks to years of relentless, pounding
wave action, tons of polished glass is waiting along the shores of Glass Beach
North Coast Brewing Company,
which was recently named “One of the 10 Best Breweries in the World” by the
Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, operates a 17,000 sq. ft. brewing
facility with an annual production capacity of 27,000 bbls. and also operates
the adjacent Taproom and Grill, one of Northern California's favorite
Pacific Star Winery
located just 12 minutes north of Ocean View Lodge along the scenic Highway 1 is
an excellent example of the many wineries located in Mendocino county and is
unique in their location right on the Cliffside along the Mendocino coast and as
are many of Mendocino’s wineries are open for wine tasting tours.
Sight Seeing is one of the most popular activities both at Ocean View
Lodge and all along the Mendocino coast; with its endless miles of
breathtakingly beautiful coastline and majestic redwood groves it is truly one
of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Whale Watching is a very popular Spring time activity along the Mendocino
coast with Grey whales visible from along the headlands, from chartered whale
watching tour boats out of Noyo Harbor and even from your private balcony at
Ocean View Lodge.
Riding the Skunk Train is an enjoyable activity for young and old alike
as ole engine #45 huffs and puffs its way through the scenic redwoods, over
trestles spanning the Ten Mile river and through a mountain tunnel on its way to
the old North Spur lumber camp.
Tide Pooling is the activity of exploring pools formed by rocks along the
coastline at low tide when many forms of ocean life are exposed for the Tide
Pooler’s observation (Please, be careful not to disturb these very fragile
environments and the creatures that depend upon them.)
Fishing the waters along the Mendocino coast for salmon and rock cod with
the assistance of the many captains chartering boats out of Noyo Harbor is a
very popular activity, but the same captains may also offer crabbing, sunset,
bay or party cruises.
Beach Combing is one of the favorite activities of the guests of Ocean
View Lodge with the miles of beach access right outside their rooms; the guests
can walk for miles along secluded beaches looking for treasures washed upon the
beach by the churning surf.
Exploring the many Art Galleries and shops of historic down town Fort
Hiking and Mountain Biking are popular activities among Ocean View Lodge
guests with over two miles of paved trail, miles of headland trails and open
beach right outside their rooms and seven State Parks just minutes away,
Kayaking and Canoeing adventures abound on the Mendocino coast and its
river estuaries with tide pools, blowholes, hidden caves and beaches accessible
only by kayak.
Abalone Diving is a very popular activity with locals and visitors alike
who, with equipment that can be rented from local outfitters, explore the
Mendocino coast from a very different perspective.
Horseback Riding along the beaches
and headlands of the Ten-Mile Coastal Trail and in the redwoods with horses
Ricochet Ridge Ranch.
Relaxing and Meditating is perhaps the most popular activities among
visitors to this most wondrous location we call the Mendocino coast.
Whatever it is that brings you to the Mendocino coast you will find it all
within minutes of the Ocean View Lodge and the best of the Mendocino coast will
be just outside your room.