Stay at the Stanford Inn, a 100% vegan resort in Northern California
The Stanford Inn by the Sea, a AAA Four Diamond luxury eco resort nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Mendocino Coast, holds the title as the only completely vegan inn in the country, making it a go-to destination for vegans.
The world is full of hotels, and California alone offers tens of thousands of accommodations, but The Stanford Inn by the Sea seeks to take guests on a journey of discovery, infused with organic nature and vegan food offerings.
Stanford Inn by the Sea Location
Stanford Inn by the Sea is located in Mendocino, Calif., two hours from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, and three-and-a-half hours from San Francisco International Airport via a scenic route through Mendocino wine country.
The resort is comprised of 41 redwood- or pine-paneled guest rooms and suites featuring Pacific Ocean, Big River, organic garden, or Mendocino village views. There are 22 different room types to choose from, including nine one-bedroom suites and individually distinct rooms with king, queen, two queens, or two double beds, all with wood-burning fireplaces, private decks, and a variety of amenities. Room rates are seasonal and begin at $351 per night, exclusive of tax and fees.
Organic and Vegan Dining
The Standford Inn holds the title as the only completely vegan Inn in the country, and therefore is a go-to destination for vegans or vegan-curious individuals. The Stanford Inn’s Ravens restaurant was established to deliver a culinary experience in a healthy, sustainable, and ethical context with a farm-to-table menu inspired by produce grown locally and on property.
The restaurant’s cuisine is entirely plant-based, the ingredients are organic, and much of the produce is grown in the Inn’s USDA Certified Organic Farm. Ravens also prides itself on offering culinary education, and many of its chefs completed an on-site internship program.
Stanford Inn by the Sea Resort Offerings
Guests visiting the all-vegan Stanford Inn can explore the resort’s gardens and historic farm, experience “Massage in the Forest” with world class massage therapists, and head to the Chinese medicine center. In addition, guests can rent canoes and kayaks, go mountain biking on back roads and coastal trails, or participate in the yoga and Tai Chi wellness center.
The Mendocino Center for Living Well also offers nature tours, art playshops, as well as cooking, gardening and mindfulness classes.
Events and Weddings
Along with offering vegan options and nature-filled views, The Stanford Inn can accommodate corporate or wedding retreats, and the inn’s serene setting is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements. The resort states they work with couples to make sure every detail of their special day reflects their wishes. The Inn offers several packages and parties of up to 40 or 50 guests can be accommodated in outdoor or indoor settings.
For corporate events, this a one-of-a-kind all-vegan retreat overlooking the Pacific Ocean offers a relaxed, intimate setting conducive to personal interactions with retreat leaders. The Stanford Inn’s grounds, meeting rooms, and resort amenities provide organizers a home and base for their participants as well as unique team building activities.
To learn more about the 100% organic and vegan Stanford Inn by the Sea, head to their website.
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