Need to know
46, including eight suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $255.20, excluding tax at 14 per cent.
Rates exclude the resort’s American breakfast (US$12 an adult and $8 a child) which stars dishes such as home-made granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit, and crab Benedict with Lyonnaise potatoes.
The resort’s original main building was designed and owned by famed local architect, Richard Clements Jr, who was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic style. The hotel’s been a favourite of local artists since its inception; the 93-foot Peace Statue in the grounds is by Beniamino Bufano and photographer Ansel Adams used the site as the backdrop for his work.
At the hotel
A part-sheltered terrace with fire pits, billiards, table football and a ping-pong table, 25 acres of countryside with two miles of hiking trails, curated daily activities and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Crosley record player and selection of vinyl, safe, minibar, black-out curtains, free filtered water, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
Couples, get cosy in one of the loft-style Forest View rooms, wood-panelled hideaways in which you can spy the stars through a skylight, stoke up the fireplace and snuggle up under tartan blankets: all you need for a romantic evening. Families should request the interconnecting Cove View and Bunk rooms.
Who needs a pool when the Pacific Ocean’s on your doorstep.
Build up an appetite in the fully-equipped ocean-facing gym.
You’ll need a big suitcase to fit your walking boots, riding jodhpurs, golf clubs, swimming costumes and fishing rods.
There’s wheelchair access between the Outdoor Living Room, Great Room and Coast Kitchen. Three rooms are accessible: one Ocean Suite and two ground-floor Ocean View rooms.
Guests staying in an Ocean View or Cove View room can bring a pet (weighing 30lbs or less) for $55 a stay. The hotel can provide dog bowls and waste bags. See more pet-friendly hotels in California Wine Country.
All ages are welcome; however, the hotel’s cliffside location makes it better suited to older kids. There’s lots of outdoor space for kids to run around in. All rooms can fit a baby cot. The restaurant has a kids menu, highchairs and booster seats.