Breathtaking Oceanfront Getaway on a 2,000 Acre Private Preserve Unveils Three Luxury Suites for the Discriminating Traveler & Debuts Upscale On-site Spa

In September 2015, on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California, a breathtaking oceanfront getaway — The Inn at Newport Ranch — officially opened the Main Inn to great acclaim. And now, after much anticipation, the innkeepers are pleased to announce that as of February 2016, the Ranch’s Redwood House — home to three luxury suites, each boasting stunning architecture and design – and Fireside Spa are now open to the public as well. Located three-and-a-half hours north of San Francisco and twenty miles north of the historic town of Mendocino, the newly constructed Inn at Newport Ranch is part of a 2,000 acre coastal cattle ranch on the site of the former town of Newport and its lumber chute. With more than a mile of oceanfront, three miles of ridge tops, panoramic coastal views and 20 miles of world class hiking and riding trails through redwoods and along the coast, the ranch is a unique private domain for those enjoying the North Coast’s many recreational opportunities and delights, and is an ideal destination for vacations, small conferences, retreats, family reunions, weddings, and special events.*

Redwood House at The Inn at Newport Ranch

Redwood House at The Inn at Newport Ranch. Photo courtesy Inn at Newport Ranch,

“We are very excited to introduce to our guests to the new Redwood House and Fireside Spa,” states Will Jackson, owner of the Inn at Newport Ranch. “Here at the Ranch, it’s all about the guests’ experience, and the addition of three high-end suites provides our guests with added and innovative room options, while the upscale spa provides a service that further enhances our commitment to being a full-service luxury lodging destination.”

The REDWOOD HOUSE has three suites, each with unique architecture. There are 24 redwood trees holding up the structure, starting from the conference room and Fireside Spa in the lower level and rising up through the different suites to the roof. All three suites have a living room with and LCD flat screen TV, a dining area, kitchen, fireplace, outdoor terrace or deck with grill, private hot tub, views of the ocean and internet service.

The Grove Suite is the largest unit with two bedrooms, both outfitted with queen beds and a private bath, and has commanding west-facing ocean views and a private six-person hot tub.

The Grove Suite at The Redwood House

The Grove Suite at The Redwood House. Photo courtesy The Inn at Newport Ranch

The Newport Suite is handicapped-accessible and equipped accordingly, with one bedroom and a large walk in shower and double sink, and a pull-out couch in the living room area. The wood burning fireplace's mantle is from the old Newport Farm House circa 1900, and the décor honors the former lumber town of Newport. This suite has a stunning southwest facing ocean view, and an outdoor terrace with a dining set and a cozy private two person hot tub.

The Newport Suite at The Redwood House

The Newport Suite at The Redwood House. Photo courtesy The Inn at Newport Ranch

The Bird House Suite is located on the second floor of Redwood House, and boasts a large room split by a beautiful redwood burl that separates the living and sleeping room. The bath has a walk-in shower, and the outdoor deck features a charming two person wooden soaking tub, seating area and grill. All of the suites have great privacy but can connect to comfortably accommodate a large family or group. The Redwood House is also home to the sauna, the Fireside Spa, and a large and dramatic conference/activities room.

The Birdhouse Suite at The Redwood House

The Birdhouse Suite at The Redwood House. Photo courtesy The Inn at Newport Ranch

The new on-site FIRESIDE SPA currently offers Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages from state-certified massage therapists, with additional services such as facials to be added in Summer 2016. The Fireside Spa is located in the lower level of the Redwood House, and features a relaxation room where guests can unwind before their massage and spend some time in front of the glowing fire while enjoying complimentary tea, water and light snacks. The spa has two private treatment suites and offers access to the sauna, and operates by appointment only 7 days a week.

A stay at the Inn at Newport Ranch includes a made-to-order breakfast, evening fireside appetizers and libations, access to nearly all of the 2,000 acres of majestic coastline and rugged forest, and on-site concierge services.

The Inn at Newport Ranch offers horseback riding, as well as hiking trails, whale watching, and guided ATV adventure safaris along the dramatic coast and ridgetops and through the redwood forests.

“From a young age, open space and beautiful landscapes resonated with me,” continues Jackson. “This ranch has been in our family since 1986, and the new Inn is the culmination of our dream to share the beauty and adventure of this magical land with others. Come stay with us and be a modern-day pioneer.”

* Private events at the ranch can accommodate up to 99 day guests and 30 overnight guests.


The three guest rooms in the Main Inn and three suites in the Redwood House are furnished to provide the ultimate in comfort, and can accommodate up to 17 guests.* The rooms are set with various themes and appointments. All rooms have luxury bath amenities, robes, a hair dryer a docking station with a radio. The Main Inn guest rooms are small and more intimate. The access to the main living space & guest kitchen are available to all guests, as is the 6-person rooftop hot tub and sauna.

Inn at Newport Ranch

Inn at Newport Ranch

The property incorporates many unique architectural elements:

  • Headboards from single burls and redwood slabs
  • A stained glass entry door depicting a local scene
  • Wood floors from antique stadium seats and old beams
  • Twenty foot long single stone steps and pavers
  • A dining table for 10 people from a single redwood slab
  • A 32 foot banquet table made from a single redwood slab
  • A hand carving of the Newport Lumber Chute
  • 7 one-ton stone columns set in a 2 acre arc showing the Equinox, Winter solstice and Summer solstice
  • A wrap around porch with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean on the west & the ranch land and coastal hills on the east side

In each building, there is a recreation room with a 60-inch flat screen TV, and computer access is available in Main Inn recreation room. The entire property has wireless Internet for guest use, and telephone service for guest use is available in the Main Inn (calls within the USA are complimentary).

In addition, the owner’s ocean front vacation home – Sea Drum – is available for rental and can accommodate up to 10 overnights guests.* Sea Drum is adjacent to the Main Inn and Redwood House. Barb's Place, which sleeps 2, is located directly across the parking lot from the Main Inn.* This guest room has a queen bed and a lovely seating area with an electric fireplace, and a small outdoor terrace.

During their stay, guests will be offered an array of dining options. Daily menus are posted for guests’ consideration, listing the day’s offerings. A complimentary made-to-order breakfast and evening fireside appetizers and libations are offered daily for all guests, and pre-ordered lunch and dinner service are available for an extra charge.

The culinary culture at the Inn at Newport Ranch has been deemed “comfort ranch food.” The Inn sources and serves as many local ingredients and libations as possible, serves only the finest local meats and seafood, and grows some of its own vegetables, herbs, greens and flowers.

Barbecue and picnic sites such as Council Bluff are scattered throughout the property, if guests would like to enjoy a meal al fresco—next to the ocean, by a stream or on a magical hilltop with a 50 mile panoramic view.

* A full ranch buyout can accommodate up to 30 guests.

The Inn at Newport Ranch will be open year-round. Rates per night for double occupancy are:

Main Inn

  • Low Season: Dec – Apr ($250 – $375)
  • High Season: May – Nov ($300 to $475)

Redwood House

  • Low Season: Dec – Apr ($500 to $675)
  • High Season: May – Nov ($600 to $775)

Sea Drum

  • Low Season: Dec – Apr ($750 to $1000)
  • High Season: May – Nov ($1000 to $1400)

For more information or to make reservations call 707.962.4818 or visit the website at


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