Harbor House Inn

Harbor House Inn

Perched on a secluded bluff overlooking dramatic rock arches and the crashing waves of views of the Pacific Ocean, the historic Harbor House Inn on the Mendocino Coast has been transformed into a luxurious destination following eight years of meticulous restoration. Originally built in 1916, this intimate 9-room inn and tasting menu-only restaurant in the tiny, charming town of Elk on Highway 1 affords guests the opportunity to feel, breathe, and take in nature’s beauty in its totality.

Matt Kammerer, most recently the executive sous chef at Saison, a Michelin three-starred restaurant in San Francisco, is Chef. Kammerer will offer a daily changing menu that will reflect the land and sea that surrounds the property. Kammerer describes his cuisine as “refined new American with a coastal perspective”, his dishes influenced by his time spent living and traveling around Australia, Asia and Europe.

Amenities include in-room massages as well a spicnic baskets featuring gourmet sandwiches from the nearby Elk General Store, to take on hikes at one of the many surrounding state parks. A private cook-out on the secluded beach below can be made upon request and weather permitting. For sports-minded guests, kayaking, paddle-boarding and canoeing excursions can be arranged.


  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Restaurant/Bar: Yes
  • Breakfast: Yes