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Where the Land Meets the Sea.

Over 75 Years of Making Moments.

Little River Inn has been organizing events since 1939. I guess you could call it a passion of ours.

Historic Little River Inn

From the moment the question has been popped, to the champagne toast-we are here for you. We make magic moments, and we can’t wait to make yours.

Your celebration is a unique moment curated by your love and represented in real time. Intimate, bohemian, or classic black tie-whatever your flavor, we can make it happen. Let’s do this.



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Little River Inn: On the Edge of the Pacific Ocean

Stay Here. Play Here.

Little River Inn sits Cliffside on the Mendocino Coast. Our village may be small but our views last for days and then some. Aside from your choice of over 60 ocean view rooms, we have boundless ways to play.  Grab your squad for a game of 18 holes, or sit this one out and bliss out at the spa. When you’re finished, grab a drink at the bar, stare at the ocean and eat your body weight in abalone fritters.


It’s no secret – we love to eat. Our award winning Chef, Marc Dym, would probably agree with us on that. He’s whipping up local grub at the restaurant and serving up some delish sustainable eats. Organically crafted from our local vendors here on the coast and in the valley, we are all about curating bespoke menus and meals made for sharing at the table with family and friends. From late night apps to your custom welcome drink, we live for the savory and the sweet.  

Loved by Many

  • Kira quickly responded to all of my questions regarding our dinner, always offering more help! I was arranging this party from out of state and wanted it to be special for my Mother in Law's 80th Birthday! It was everything we could have hoped for due to Kira's attention to detail! I appreciated that she was there on the party day to greet us & make sure we had everything we needed!

    D.A Birthday Event
  • Our group comes here every year to treat our employees to a relaxing retreat. We love Abalone Hall as a multi-functional meeting space and dining space. The entire team at Little River Inn was on top of our every need. We look forward to this retreat every year!

    N.G Employee Retreat
  • Little River Inn and Kira Shaw provided the most helpful event planning services and on-site staffing, Melissa Shaw and Maintenance Crew, for my son's 6th birthday! Never knowing what the weather might be, LRI gladly offered indoor/outdoor options for our birthday celebration! Golf, Tennis, catered picnic...or the beautiful Abalone room for movie theater themed party! Chef Marc provided appetizing platters for our guests and the children didn't want to leave! That equals success!>Thank you Little River Inn!

    Birthday Event
  • Our company recently hosted its annual meeting in northern California. As part of a two-day tour, we had the opportunity to take advantage of the Little River Inn and its amazing location. With more than 50 guests descending upon the Inn at once, they handled the check-ins quickly and with ease. Guests had time to enjoy the amazing views from their rooms or a cocktail at the bar before heading to dinner in Abalone Hall. The venue for dinner was perfect, the food and service outstanding, and the rooms lovely and comfortable. None this would have happened without the great effort of our event coordinator, Kira Shaw. I can't thank her or the Inn staff enough for helping to make this trip a success! Just wish we had more time to stay enjoy the Inn!

    Cindy C. Company Meeting
  • Little River Inn was the perfect retreat location, and you were so easy to work with. Your recommendations for the wine event, dinner in the Abalone room to the beach BBQ were spot on and they all exceeded our expectations! You worked each event, drove us to and from (in shifts no less) and were friendly and engaging the entire time. You were engaging, knowledgeable and made us all feel immediately welcome. You really went above and beyond to make our retreat special. You were responsive, answered any and all questions in a timely fashion, greeted us on Friday, and helped to get our gifts to each room. We truly enjoyed every moment and will highly recommend you and The Little River Inn to any and all that ask.

    DesCor Builders Corporate Retreat
  • It's been almost 3 weeks and well -- we are still glowing from the delightful moment you both helped us create over Memorial Day Weekend in lovely Mendocino. The pics we do have and the music you so dutifully carried around for us -- for our 90 or so minutes with you have extended the celebration in our hearts.  Thank you for your organization, charming presence and innocent spirit of love, you provided exactly what we had envisioned for creating an official launch of what we had felt for each other for years. We wanted to formally thank you and pass along to anyone at Little River Inn -- our delight with the service and support you provided us.  Also of course the hair and make-up from the Spa at Little River Inn and the best in the world massage therapists added to the magic of the weekend.  Please pass our delight onto anyone at Little River Inn that should know our experience was perfect.

    L & S Horton Wedding
  • We chose to elope at Little River Inn because we wanted an intimate and stress-free destination wedding. Kira was incredibly easy to work with and helped coordinate all the details with the officiant, photographer, baker, florist, and salon stylist. We got married cliff side and had an incredible view of the ocean. Everything turned out absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for a better elopement and look forward to staying with Little River Inn again.

    M & D Elopement
  • My fiancé and I had an amazing trip to the Mendocino area when we stayed at the charming Little River Inn. I took my then girlfriend up as part of our engagement weekend and everything was terrific! Kira Shaw in the sales department was instrumental in making the proposal a memorable one by providing great engagement location ideas as well as helping prepare the room with my fiancé’s favorite flowers as well as chocolate covered strawberries which were waiting for her when we arrived that evening. We stayed in the Margaret Bullard suite and the view was out of this world! We were tempted to spend the entire weekend in the private deck hot tub just starring out at the sea if it weren’t for Kira providing inventive ideas on where to go and what to do to make our weekend a memorable one we just might have. The restaurant’s atmosphere was warm and inviting and dinner was delicious! My fiancé reported that her spa treatment was just what she needed to workout all the tension she had worked up carrying her new rock around. If you are looking for a great romantic or relaxing getaway spot the Little River Inn is the place to go. Be sure to reach out to Kira to help with planning your special trip as she will surely make it a magic one!

  • We held our 50th wedding Anniversary party at Little River Inn. It could not have been better, the location, the food, the rooms and most importantly the staff were wonderful. Kira Shaw was extremely easy to work with on the planning and she bent over backwards to make sure everything went perfectly. She is a peach. We have the most wonderful memories already about the event and will never forget how this wonderful place and person made it happen. My wife was thrilled with everything at Little River Inn. Thank you for a very special time.

    Kim B. Anniversary Event

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