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Top Five and a Farewell

Top Five and a Farewell

Woah! I can’t believe this is already my last post, and I’ve been at The Stanford Inn for eight weeks now. Time has absolutely flown. I’ll definitely miss the inn, and even more all of the people here that have made me feel at home. Of course, once I start feeling settled it’s time to…

Catch a Canoe

Catch a Canoe

Yesterday afternoon, Nathalie and I had plans to try out Catch a Canoe before I leave on Saturday! I can’t believe I’ve been here for over seven weeks already and have never actually gone out on the river. Nathalie is a culinary intern visiting for a few weeks before heading home (to Brazil!), and it’s…

Garden Tour

Garden Tour

After dinner this evening, I decided to tag along with Hannah, who works in the gardens here at the inn, to get a more in depth tour of what they’re growing! I walk through the gardens a couple times a day, so I was really excited to learn some of the details. FYI, The Stanford…

Twelve Pit Bulls and The Stanford Inn

Twelve Pit Bulls and The Stanford Inn

Yesterday I had the chance to sit down with Monica Mankinen of Daisy Davis Pit Bull Rescue, a truly inspiring woman, and hear the story of how she rescued 11 Pit Bull puppies and one mama along with the help of The Stanford Inn and the entire community. It all started when Monica, who runs Daisy…

Cauliflower Napoleon Round Two

Cauliflower Napoleon Round Two

Earlier this summer, I wrote a post recapping a cooking class that featured a take on Cauliflower Napoleon, an entree served at The Ravens’ Restaurant. That version utilized cauliflower steaks with polenta, eggplant, butternut squash, zucchini, cashew cream, and a jalapeno-kale sauce. Yesterday I assisted Chef Sadhana with a different cooking class, and we took…

How-to: Vegan Cashew Cheese

How-to: Vegan Cashew Cheese

This past Friday, a couple came in for a private cooking class led by Chef Sadhana. Though I haven’t chronicled every class on the blog, there’s a monthly group cooking class held at the inn, and usually a few private classes with guests each week. I’ve been lucky enough to assist many of these classes…

Being Mindful

Being Mindful

During the past spring semester at Yale, I took a class (not through the university) about meditation and mindfulness, and how to incorporate both into one’s life. We met each Friday night for two hours in a small, carpeted room, with a single drafty window looking out to the concrete parking garage of the hospital…

The Garden on the Mountain

The Garden on the Mountain

On Monday, Jeff, Sid, Cody (Jeff’s assistant) and I ventured out to Willits to visit the headquarters of Ecology Action, the nonprofit that runs the biointensive garden here at the inn. We set out on the hour-and-a-half drive around 12:30, and boy was I glad I took Cody’s advice to have Dramamine before I left….

Recipe Development: Fourth of July Edition

Recipe Development: Fourth of July Edition

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Chef Sadhana and I set out to work on developing a burger special for the weekend! The kitchen already had a recipe that they had used in the past for a mushroom pesto burger, so we started with that in mind and set off to build a dish.  …

Flow

Flow

Happy Fourth of July! Today at the inn we’re working on a burger special to celebrate at dinner tonight. A recap of developing that is coming soon, hope you enjoy your holiday! — During this past year in school, I was part of a book club called The Happiness Project at Yale. Led by a…

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Big River 1 Bedroom Suite


Big River 1 Bedroom Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $360-$440

Expansive and romantic – This original one bedroom suite sits in the middle of the Big River Building affording views sweeping over Big River Nurseries to Mendocino Bay and over Big River Estuary into the historic village of Mendocino … from a private deck. The bedroom has a king size bed and the living room a sofa bed. The fireplace is an Irish Waterford iron stove which provides the smell and crackling wood of an open fireplace in a rare uniquely designed unit. The suite also features a flat screen HDTV, DVD, compact stereo system, refrigerator, coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private deck. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Double Queen


Big River Double Queen Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $211 -$289

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with two queen size beds. Each offers a wood burning fireplace or Irish Waterford stove, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Executive King


Big River Executive King Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $221-$299

Bed Sitting Rooms – seating areas with sofas and king size beds. Each offers a wood burning fireplace, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Executive Queen


Big River Executive Queen Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $221 -$299

Bed Sitting Rooms with seating areas with sofas and queen size beds. Each offers a wood burning fireplace, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Garden Level


Big River Garden Level Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $211 -$289

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with a queen size bed and/or daybed on our garden level. Daybeds can provide twin bed comfort for up to two additional persons with a pop-up twins under each day bed. Each room offers a wood burning fireplace or Irish Waterford stove, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Top Level with Daybed


Big River Queen with Daybed Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $211 -$289

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with a queen size bed and daybed. The daybed provides twin bed comfort for up to two additional persons with a pop-up twins under each day bed. Each room offers a wood burning fireplace or Irish Waterford stove, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Forest Executive


Forest Executive Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $245-$320

Simple elegance – Slightly larger rooms and baths distinguish these accommodations from those of Big River. Each one offers a large wood burning fireplaces, king size beds, wet bars, private decks that overlook Mendocino Bay and the village of Mendocino. The rooms also feature a flat screen HDTV, DVD, compact stereo system, refrigerator, coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private deck. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Forest 1 Bedroom Suite


Forest 1 Bedroom Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $312-$460

Ultimate Mendocino Romance – One bedroom suites offering large wood burning fireplaces; 27″ televisions with DVD; compact stereo systems; wet bars supplied with bottled water and juice drinks; coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee; a sofa bed; decks; Mendocino Bay and Mendocino village views. The bedroom has its own television and a king size bed. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Forest 2 Bedroom Suite


Forest 2 Bedroom Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $312-$460

Ultimate Mendocino Romance – One bedroom suites offering large wood burning fireplaces; 27″ televisions with DVD; compact stereo systems; wet bars supplied with bottled water and juice drinks; coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee; a sofa bed; decks; Mendocino Bay and Mendocino village views. The bedroom has its own television and a king size bed. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Secluded Barn Suite


Barn Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $315 – $390

Peaceful and private – Vaulted ceilings distinguish this large one bedroom suite, equipped with a king size bed and sofa bed in the bedroom and another in the living room. The living rooms fireplace is stocked with firewood, with just outside the door. There’s a kitchen with dining area, and a small yard and garden. The suite is within a barn which is also home to the Stanfords and Dan, a Morgan horse. Flat Screen HD Televisions, DVD, Stereos, and more amenities.

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Garret Suite


Garret Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $239 – $279

A two-story suite with exceptional views – One bedroom suite with kitchen facilities in a 1930’s cottage located just south of Big River Bridge and overlooking the Llamas, organic gardens, Big River estuary and Catch A Canoe. Bedroom has a queen bed and living room a sofa bed. This suite has a deck and a wood burning Buck Stove.

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Canoe Suite


Canoe Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $259 – $299

A magical cottage with Big River views – One bedroom suite with kitchen facilities in a 1930’s cottage located just south of Big River Bridge and overlooking the Big River estuary and Catch A Canoe. The bedroom has a queen bed and living room a sofa bed. This Mendocino suite has a deck and a wood burning brick Heatilator fireplace. HD Flat Screen TV, DVD/VCR, stereo systems and more.

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Big River Petite Queen


Big River Petite Queen Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Room Rates $211 -$269

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with queen size beds on the lower and upper floors of the inn. Each offers a wood burning fireplace, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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