If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.
Field trip: Mendocino is a few miles up the road, and there’s never been a bad walk through that town, but take a hike past Van Damme State Park’s redwoods in the early morning. You’ll see.
Night out: If you’re staying at Sea Ridge Cottage, the Ledford House restaurant is a mile away. Every table has an ocean view, and the husband-wife chef team leans to the French side of California cuisine.
Rates: on-site rooms and suites, $121–$326/night, and Sea Ridge Cottage, $213–$305/night; 800/822-4536 or glendeven.com