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Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

Inn at Schoolhouse Creek welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night (not to exceed $100 per pet, per stay). Both dogs and cats are permitted. The hotel provides a pet kit that includes a bed, two bowls, treats, a leash lanyard with waste bags, frisbee, welcome letter, towels and a mat. Pets are free to roam on the 'Dog Meadow,' a large lawn on the property, or on the pet-friendly Creek Trail.
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The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek on the Mendocino Coast provides a unique experience on the Northern California Coast with cottages and rooms spread out over 9 acres of lush gardens, meadows and forested land as well as our cliffside cottages providing the perfect setting to catch the sunset. Each Inn at Schoolhouse Creek guest room and cottage is distinctly appointed and offers unique charm. All rooms and cottages have decks, fireplaces, free high speed wireless internet and most have ocean and garden views from private entrances surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek considers pets to be guests too and will strive to make them feel like they are on vacation as well! Every single room at the Inn accept pets, and their meadow and forest provide plenty of room for your pet to enjoy exploration. You can also take a short 1/4 mile walk (approximately 150 yards) to the private beach at Buckhorn Cove, where your dog can play off the leash.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non-Smoking Property


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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Inn at Schoolhouse Creek has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 254 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Clayton
    Feb. 7, 2021
    Perfect For Anniversary Weekend!

    The wife and I (and Frank, our Frenchie) searched for the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and we found it here at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. The owner called a few days prior to our arrival to check if there were any requests. Check in was super easy and contactless. Our room, Pacific View, was perfect. There was a welcome letter for us and the dog, and the dog had a bed, sheet, towel, frisbee, and poop bag holder w/ bags waiting for him. We loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone and their pet!

  • Holly
    Nov. 14, 2020
    Great dog location and launching point for excursions

    Posey and I spent a week at the Inn at Schoolshouse Creek and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We loved our cottage (Tansy) and its fenced backyard that allowed Posey some freedom as well as the dog meadow which was fantastic for shagging balls (and a pretty sunset). We also used the dog wash station a couple times because Posey got a bit sandy. The location is great to explore the area. We hiked the bluffs in Mendocino as well as in Fort Bragg and went to the off leash beaches (loved Seaside beach - 10 minutes past Fort Bragg), went to Albion, Point Arena and Philo from here. As for Covid - it was very clean, everyone wearing masks and we either sat outside or did take out at local restaurants and brought it back to our cottage. Great relaxing week and we look forward to coming back!

  • Eric
    Oct. 15, 2020
    Great place - incredibly dog-friendly

    This is probably one of the most dog-friendly places we have stayed. We got a wonderful welcome package of treats, a frisbee, and poop-bags. They provided bowls, dog bed, and dog towels. The property is amazing, with a field for dogs to play on. Great location, nice loft, amazing views, and a wonderful staff. Oh and they do a great job making the humans feel welcome too! They also took excellent COVID precautions. We're looking forward to our next stay!

  • Shawna
    Jul. 27, 2020
    Great Place, Our Pet was Spoiled!

    We booked a room here at the last minute, hoping for a quick weekend getaway with our dog and WOW, do they make it comfy for you AND your pets! We have stayed in other "pet-friendly" hotels, but the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek provided a dog bed, food/water bowls, treats, waste bags...all we had to bring was food! Amazing place, very communicative host - we will definitely be coming back!

  • Robert
    Jul. 20, 2020
    Perfect for Pets and Pet “Parents!”

    A charming inn on a beautiful Mendocino coast property. We received a warm, personal welcome from the innkeeper, a half bottle of wine and information about local activities and restaurants. Our pup was provided with a bed, water and food bowls, a frisbee and his own welcome

    letter. Cypress Cottage has a small, fenced yard with an ocean view, a fireplace and kitchenette. The management is doing an extraordinary job of keeping guests and staff safe in light of the COVID crisis. We will definitely be back! Thanks Martin and staff!

  • Katie
    Jan. 20, 2020
    Perfect for dogs!!!

    We were welcomed with a hand written note and a half bottle of wine, which was a pleasant surprise. The manager was really friendly, professional, and helpful. We were given information about how to get to Buckhorn Cove, which is walking distance from the inn. He also provided other helpful information about the area. The inn is only 3 miles from downtown Mendocino so it is close to everything.

    We stayed in the Water Tower Cottage for two nights. This is an amazing cottage that has a private hot tub and a deck on top of the water tower with views of the ocean.This cottage was really relaxing and the enclosed area was perfect for our dog and provided privacy. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and the fireplace in the room helped stay warm and to relax.

    This place is perfect for dogs. There is Buckhorn Cove within walking distance, which you can take your dog off leash at. They provided a fluffy dog bed, treats, a sheet, a towel, and a frisbee. The frisbee you can even keep. Our dog never used the crate since she preferred the dog bed that was provided. They have a dog wash area and a dog exercise meadow as well.

    We really enjoyed our visit and can’t wait to come back!

  • Katelyn
    Mar. 24, 2019
    Garden Cottage

    We had a late arrival check-in and only stayed one night, although I wished we had stayed longer. There was a doggie Arrival Package awaiting our pup in the cottage as well a small bottle of wine for us. We stayed in the garden cottage which was right next to the doggie meadow with a private porch. It was very quiet and quaint with a beautiful morning view of the coast from the observation deck. Our pup loved the private deck as much as we did. They we very accommodating and respectful.

  • Christina
    More than a year ago
    Adorable Place & Perfect for Pets

    Wonderful staff. Charming, well-maintained buildings on beautiful grounds. The cottages and rooms are so cute and there are cozy spots all around the property for relaxing -- with people or pooches. The beautiful gardens, roses and lawns back against the forest and offer ocean views. Our room came with beds, towels, and sheets just for the dogs, plus treats and poop bags. The absolutely delicious restaurant, Circa '62, has a cute patio where you can dine with your dog, or even take him inside. The most fun is that you can order steak and eggs for your dogs from their special dog menu! I'd definitely stay again, with or without my dogs, because it's such a nice little spot.

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