The Joshua Grindle Inn in Mendocino California
The Joshua Grindle Inn Mendocino California Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Cindy and Charles Reinhart

Bedrooms: 10

Address: PO Box 647, 44800 Little Lake Road, Mendocino, California 95460 USA

Telephone: 707-937-4143,
Toll Free: 800-GRINDLE

Nearby Attractions: The Joshua Grindle Inn overlooks scenic Mendocino, the most unspoiled New England style village on California's scenic north coast.

The village bustles with life; dozens of shops and several world class restaurants beckon. Nearby parks offer myriad systems of hiking and biking trails. And many of our guests simply come to sit, think, relax and regenerate.

Even when the weather is not at it's best (and it's seldom very bad) there is too much to do. Many of our guests simply come to sit, think, relax, and regenerate.


"Inn of the Year" - Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfasts, Inns, & Guesthouses of the United States

"Inn of the Month" - Travel Holiday Magazine


"This historic Joshua Grindle Inn is really beautiful and wonderfully situated with the magical town of Mendocino within a short stroll. The hosts, Cindy and Charles know what they are doing and are pleasant and very helpful. We stayed in their separate guest house and had a superb time. It was sublimely quiet with the bonus of deer, quail and other wildlife outside in the mornings. The hosts have really considered and fulfill what visitors desire. They are well organized both in person and in their helpful printed matter (guides, menus, etc.) which ensure visitors a relaxing, fun, and informative time in beautiful Mendocino and the North Coast forests, wineries and towns. We can heartily recommended the Joshua Grindle Inn!!"

"As a Manager of a San Francisco Hotel, the Joshua Grindle Inn is a must see. I have been staying at the Inn for over 5 years. Customer Service is very important to me and Cindy and Charles, the owners of the Inn, make you feel so warm and happy to be there. I wish I could just live at the Inn, just so I can enjoy the homemade morning breakfast. You feel like you are the only ones at the Inn, since it has a very warm and home like feeling. Being a manager of a hotel, people always ask for recommendations and over the years I have recommended about 10 different people to the Joshua Grindle. The only problem is once they stay, they want to go back and I get jealous. I have never had a person who didn't love it and thank me for the recommendation. This morning I called for my brother-in-law, since he stayed last year and proposed to his wife on the beach near the Inn. The Inn and the surrounding area is so romantic; he wanted to take her up this year for their anniversary. The Inn is booked and I told him, what do you expect, everyone wants to stay at the Joshua Grindle Inn."

"My wife and I stayed here in August. It is really great and we would definitely return (and hope to!). The hosts are gracious and the breakfast is excellent."


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"We spent this past weekend at The Joshua Grindle Inn. We have stayed at many B&B's - this was one of our very favorites. The inn is immaculate, the innkeepers delightful. Upon arriving we had a nice bottle of wine in our room, along with delicious cookies. Our room had a beautiful, comfortable bed and a real fireplace. It is within close walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in Mendocino. I am looking forward to a return visit."

"I have been a fan of North Coast B&Bs for years, enjoying stays at a number of inns from Pt. Arena to Westport, always looking for the ideal place. The hunt is over. I have now finished my fifth stay at Joshua Grindle Inn in Mendocino and it is simply the best ... The location is very quiet despite its proximity to the coast highway. The village of Mendocino is a two block walk and has a number of fine restaurants and interesting galleries and shops. The Joshua Grindle is a very romantic place and an ideal weekend getaway for lovers. Try it once, you’ll be back again and again."

"Our recent stay at the Joshua Grindle Inn was nothing short of Fantastic. The Inn is immaculate, the Innkeepers are personable and accommodating, and the Breakfasts ... were a culinary delight. This was definitely a four diamond accommodation. The attention to every detail to make our stay a memorable one was appreciated. Whenever we are in this area, the Joshua Grindle Inn will be our home."

General Information: Welcome to The Joshua Grindle Inn in Mendocino, California ... where all our beautifully furnished accommodations have private baths and King or Queen bed. Room amenities include our luxurious logo bathrobes, quality toiletries including locally handcrafted glycerin soaps, Mendocino Cookie Company cookies and Husch wine.

  • Home built in 1879
  • 10 rooms with Queen/King beds
  • Ocean Views
  • Fireplaces
  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Two rooms with stereo/DVD
  • Full gourmet breakfast included
  • Afternoon/evening refreshments in the parlor
  • 2½ acres of lush gardens with picnic spots
  • Stunning ocean view

Our Mendocino inn now enjoys the coveted Four Diamond distinction (the only Historic Mendocino B&B with this honor in the village). Easy walking distance to fine restaurants, shops and galleries, the Joshua Grindle Inn is the perfect portal for your exploration of Historic Mendocino.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rooms & Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$179-$259/night


"My wife and I stayed at Joshua Grindle Inn this summer during the Music festival. It was fantastic! The Inn was close enough so that we could easily walk to downtown Mendocino. Charles and Cindy (Innkeepers) were so nice. They spent extra time talking to us about restaurants, and making reservations for us (festival tickets as well). We were also impressed by the people we talked to at breakfast. Most of them had been there before and were happy returnees. It almost seemed like a family of people that keep coming back. One couple had been going there for 20 years and had named their child Joshua ( for obvious reasons). The breakfasts were fantastic (baked pears, green chili soufflé, muffins, salmon lox etc). Their new gardener on site is doing a great job with beautiful flowers and plants on the grounds. Our room was very clean and comfortable. There are no phones or TV in the rooms but this added to the relaxing quiet of the place. We hope to come back many times and visit with our new friends again. It was one of the nicest 3 days we have ever spent. I can't say enough!"

"The Joshua Grindle Inn was just what the doctor ordered for John and I! Charming rooms, spectacular gardens, warm hospitality, cocktails in the parlor before dinner, and gourmet breakfasts on the porch, along with the kind of great coffee that makes each morning a spiritual experience! For those truly looking to escape the fast-paced pressure and high tech world of Silicon Valley, this is THE place to go! We are still talking about how wonderful our trip was and we hope to return in October. The JG Inn is not just a B&B, it is a vacation destination for those who understand - or are willing to learn - the fine art of relaxation. And here it is almost a month since we were there and we both are still experiencing the residual peace and well-being that comes from having had a really relaxing vacation. Most of the time, a month following vacation, I can barely remember the details, and lose the feeling of relaxation within a few days. Quite simply, the Joshua Grindle Inn provided one of the best vacations I have ever had!"