Historic gardens, nestled between the coastal forest and the ocean, are the home of the Stanford Inn By The Sea & Spa. This Mendocino resort lodge embodies the best of the Northern California coast. Rather than an inn with gardens, it is a small working certified organic garden and farm with an inn. The Stanford Inn & Spa offers panoramic views of the ocean and village of Mendocino, guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, a swimming pool and hot tub, pet-friendly rooms and grounds, a vegetarian restaurant, mountain biking, kayaking and canoeing. It was chosen as one of the 10 most romantic California inns by the Sacramento Magazine.