We had always stayed at Heritage House when we went to the Mendocino area, but it is now long gone. We got a chance to visit Stevenswood Spa Resort and were delighted. Many hotels on Highway 1 are right on the road- this one is set back nicely meaning the only noises you hear are from wildlife. The small resort is extremely well designed, offering large fireplace rooms with all the amenities, a wine and olive oil tasting bar, a full-feature spa and a top flight restaurant. There is also an exercise facility, they offer wi-fi and free phones and have two hot tubs, one which can be reserved for private use. The friendly staff make you feel welcomed and though we did not have dinner there, their breakfast (included) was elegant and delicious. We quickly became friendly with other guests – it is just that kind of place. If you used to love Heritage House, Nelson, the friendly receptionist, is now here. If you pick your times right, you can see a flock of llama in a pasture next door and Marco, the resident cat, stands ready to take you on a coastal hike.