Enter into a Fairy Tale at Glendeven Inn & Lodge

Mendocino County is the place of fairy tales! All across the Mendocino Coast, you’ll find cozy temperatures, gorgeous coastal bluffs, glass beaches, and delicious dining. But perhaps, the most enchanting part about Mendocino are the adorable, chic inns that offer luxurious yet charming getaways. That’s what we found when we stayed at the Glendeven Inn & Lodge, a place that hopped right out of the pages of a story book.

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The Stevenscroft Building

The Glendeven Inn & Lodge is rated #1 on trip advisor, and it’s easy to see why. This gorgeous property doesn’t just offer cozy adults-only lodging but a full-on experience, as well. Glendeven consists of 15 acres with roaming llamas and chickens and breathtaking gardens that paint the property’s landscape. Our accommodations were right next to the llama fields, so we were able to sit and enjoy watching the llamas casually stroll by as we ate our breakfasts in the morning. It was truly a serene experience that made us feel as if we were living in a storybook.

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The Pinewood Room

We stayed in the “Stevenscroft” building in the “Pinewood” room, a room with a breathtaking view just outside of its French doors. Not only were we blown away by how charming the Stevenscroft building was on the outside with its redwood exterior surrounded by beautiful bushes of flowers, but we were also thrilled to discover how comfortable the room was on the inside. Our little suite had a wood-burning fireplace set up for us to use which we, of course, took advantage of. There’s nothing cozier than sitting in a chic country cottage by a fresh burning fire. The interior style of our room was charmingly country and fit the farm environment perfectly.

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The Pinewood Room

Perhaps, our favorite part of the Glendeven Inn experience was breakfast! A picnic basket containing breakfast was delivered daily to our door. Each breakfast consisted of an egg dish, bread, a fruit/yogurt dish, and fresh orange juice. Upon check-in, the concierge took our preferences for our morning drinks, and coffee or tea was brought to our room with breakfast with the requested cream and sugar preferences. They were happy to accommodate vegan diets and had oat milk as a replacement to regular milk, which is a personal favorite of mine.

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Breakfast was Delivered to Our Door Daily

All in all, Glendeven Inn & Lodge is in the perfect place to escape reality while allowing quick access to the surrounding towns and attractions. It has convenient trails right next to the property that lead down to the sea bluffs or deeper into the forests. It’s the perfect way to getaway and get acquainted with nature in a still-luxurious environment. If you want to feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale, be sure to visit Glendeven Inn & Lodge today! We are still dreaming about our unique experience.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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