I enjoyed a two night stay at Stevenswood with my pup. I booked my trip through a special (Living Social) and was thoroughly happy with the experience.
My room/suite was modern and tastefully furnished, huge, and comfortable, with lots of sitting areas. Wifi in my room was very fast. My room had windows facing in three directions, most of which offered tranquil woodsy views. I did not use my fireplace, though I enjoyed that I had the option. The television had great reception and a zillion channels. I loved the Tempurpedic bed, and the bedding was of excellent quality. The robes were fluffy, fresh, clean and slip on sandals were provided in the pockets. Maid service was okay (room was very clean on arrival) but could have been a little better after check-in (cups not washed after I used them, but otherwise room was spiffed up appropriately). Noise travels through the hallways somewhat during the day, but it was very quiet at night and I slept wonderfully despite being a light sleeper.
The grounds are pleasantly landscaped, and abut Van Damme park hiking trails from several directions. I did two hikes up and down the coast from the trail across the street from the resort — great views a short hike away with a few benches situated for picnics. The outdoor spa was never crowded during the weekend that I was there, and there is a second spa that you can reserve for more privacy. Mendocino is literally a 5 minute drive up the road.
Breakfast was pretty good — a variety of options, including a baked frittata type thing with sundried tomatoes and mozarella, lemon-ricotta pancakes, and made-to-order omelettes. I would have appreciated a healthy, low-calorie spa-type option (e.g., poached eggs & spinach). I didn’t love the sausage links (kind of reminiscent of Jones). The homemade scones, however, were out-of-sight delicious.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful (Nelson is wonderful), and one of the owners was on premises a lot and also was friendly and helpful.
Apr 17, 2011