After being out of service for more than 2 years, Brewery Gulch Inn’s 2-room Meadowview Suite is now back in service. And it’s first guest was a gentleman who was part of the ensemble cast of a long-running, ground-breaking television show.
The only rooms at the inn to overlook the meadow that hosts many of the deer, turkeys and other wildlife that visit Brewery Gulch, Meadowview is equipped with a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, a Keurig coffemaker, two televisions (one a large flat panel tuned to the DISH Network) and a stereo system. In the main room, a couch, two leather club chairs and a fireplace make for a comfortable area to watch television, or visit with family and friends. A queen feather bed rounds out this room.
In the bedroom, a splittable king featherbed, leather club chair and a large flat panel television make this a quiet and restful room for sleeping.
One of the best events on the Mendocino coast will be taking place this year on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12. Winesong! is a nationally-recognized charity wine auction and tasting attended by more than 1,000 guests from across the country and around the world. They gather in the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens for wine and food tastings, music, and both silent and live auctions featuring rare vintages, special bottles and hard to find vertical collections from cult wineries. And the word is out among wine-loving bidders that Winesong’s vacation packages to leading wine regions offer unbeatable experiences. Trips to France, Italy and New Zealand all feature visits to world-famous wine producers, tastings of older vintages and meetings with the winemakers.
Sometimes I forget just how zen the inn is. From the temple bells and the herb garden out front, to the flowers and beautiful view of Smuggler’s Cove off the back deck, there is just a peaceful and relaxing energy that surround you when you are here.
There is always a reason to celebrate here in Mendocino. Last week, the occasion was the birthday of Blair’s twin Springer Spaniels. All of the dogs brothers and sisters, as well as their parents, attended with their owners. An important tip I learned the hard way — at a dog party, those things that look like brownies may well not be!
Last fall, a friend of mine invited a few of us to travel down to San Francisco and go aboard the Maltese Falcon. At 289′, the Falcon is the largest privately owned sailboat in the world. Its construction called for the biggest private purchase of carbon fiber ever made. The sails can be unfurled and the ship steered from a touchscreen at the helm. It was an amazing experience.
Since its inception in 1971, the Seldom Scene has thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else. If other bands used a fiddler, the Seldom Scene used a Dobro; if others relied on old standards, the Seldom Scene played rock classics like J.J. Cale
‘s “After Midnight.” Through skilled musicianship and an urban approach to bluegrass, the Seldom Scene has become one of the most influential — if not the most influential — bluegrass band of their time.
They played tonight to a sold out crowd at the Mendocino Music Festival. More than 2 1/2 hours of incredible music (and two encores). What a show.
The Music Festival continues through July 25th.