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Things To Do
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Things to Do on the Mendocino Coast

Experience the Best of Nature

Rugged. Relaxing. Enthralling. Northern California is all of these, and The Inn at Newport Ranch puts you in the best place to enjoy everything from trailheads to shorelines. Discover all the things to do on the Mendocino Coast — at the Ranch and beyond.

Activities & Attractions

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UTV Tours

Hop aboard a four-wheeler for a two-hour on-the-move course on the flora and fauna, local lore, and history of our 2,200-acre coastal preserve led by one of our seasoned tour guides.

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Fireside Spa

Unwind with a massage, rejuvenate with a facial treatment, or tailor your spa day to the surroundings with an in-spa treatment or a restorative forest bathing session.

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Hiking & Biking

Walk among the trees or take a leisurely bike ride across more than 25 miles of well-maintained trails that give you the opportunity to explore our land’s diverse ecosystems. 

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Horseback Riding

Explore the Ranch on horseback with the expert guides from Ricochet Ridge Ranch, our neighbors to the south. Ride their well-trained horses through picturesque trails that will take you from the coastal bluffs to the ridges in the redwoods.

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Whale Watching

Book your stay during the spring or fall for a chance to see California gray whales, humpbacks, and other species travel between the nutrient-rich waters of the Bering Sea and the calving grounds off the Baja California peninsula.

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Picnics

Plan a day of adventure and make stopping for lunch a highlight of your experience. Order a pre-packed picnic full of freshly made goodies and tasty seasonal treats that will fuel your day outdoors.

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Sunset Cocktails

Join other guests at 5:30 for small bites and complimentary snacks. Signature cocktails and a well-curated selection of still and sparkling wines are available for purchase. Bar services are available all day.

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S’mores

Spend time with loved ones and get to know other guests as you lean into the simple pleasures of making your own s’mores beside a crackling fire.

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Birdwatching

Birding along our spectacular Mendocino Coastline is a wonderful and relaxing pastime for all nature enthusiasts. Book our two night bird-watching package and bring your binoculars (or use ours!) for world-class birdwatching on the stunning Mendocino Coast. This package includes a keepsake book on the birds of Northern California, a 2-hour guided hike with a focus on seeking out and spotting our feathered friends on the Ranch, birdseed to scatter along your way, and a majestic picnic lunch for 2 along the spectacular Mendocino Coastline. Accommodations not included in package price.
Black-out dates apply.

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Mushroom Foraging

Break out your wellies and prepare to learn about the joys of food foraging with a guided tour on our stunning 2,200 acre private ranch featuring various micro-climates. The package includes a four-hour educational UTV excursion of the ranch, while scavenging for delicious edible mushrooms. Following your scavenger hunt, a fireside picnic lunch will be served with wine and tea. There, you’ll have the option to create and inoculate your own “mushroom log” to take home with you. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a mushroom-infused dinner. This package comes with a 10% discount for your accommodations.