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Description from owner

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Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 3 / Cottage
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 3  Type: Cottage
Big River Ridge Cottage
TripAdvisor property ID 3743589

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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Mendocino today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 43 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1015 to as high as $1330, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 75% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Linda P.
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Calendar last updated:
19 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Mendocino Attractions




  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Parking


  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (43)

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“Big River Ridge Cottage”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2017

Wooded wonderland, remote refuge, affording respite from "The Routine" Just up the hill from that occidental mecca, Mendocino And down an illuminated pathway at the end of Ames Lodge Road My Love and I found Time and Space ... To breathe ... To rest and restore to play to create to be with one another in love to be

“Hidden gem”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2016

I don't really want to leave such a great review because then it will get booked up and I won't get in! Peaceful, romantic, wood burning fireplace, spacious, exceptionally clean and attention to detail is amazing! Close to town but in the woods! We did not stay at this cabin but her other cabin on property and it could have slept 6 comfortably. I last minunte booked and Linda had quick response and everything ready! I'm allready dreaming of going back!

“Peaceful with remote feel but near sights, not your average cabin”

Reviewed 21 May 2015

Our 3-night cabin stay was lovely. After hustling through Sequoia, Yosemite and San Francisco, a seculded, quiet, people-free home base was exactly what we needed. The couple block drive back through the forest to the cabin signaled to us to release the day's stress and relax. We enjoyed the clawfoot tub, the quiet of the deck, and the equipped small kitchen. I even used the outside shower on a 55 degree morning, just to say I did. A few food items were a nice touch, yogurt, butter, milk, eggs, coffee, granola, fruit. Loved our stay - but will also share some idiosyncrasies. I would not want to share the cabin with another couple, zero privacy within. Picture window over tub made us feel like exhibitionists but no one was near to see in. Fridge is small apartment size with no freezer capabilities. Owner did allow us access to ice trays in another building. Downside to nestled in the forest is the mosquitos that comes with it. Gas fireplace was lovely but no thermostat meant wake up when cold, then wake up when hot. Repeat. None of that would be a deal breaker - we will stay again if we have the opportunity.

“Enchanting Retreat”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2015

The cabin is really nice, has a little gas fireplace, a bathtub, an outdoor shower, nice little kitchen, tons of thoughtful and interesting books. It feels very comfortable and yet you feel close to nature. We chatted with Linda on our way out, she was very kind. She had also provided eggs from her chickens, some butter, tea, coffee, cereal, and fruit when we arrived.

“Beautiful, clean and serene”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2014

Stayed at the Ames House with a friend and couldn't have been happier. The cabin is tucked in a quiet spot in the redwoods; was perfect to feel secluded but also close to town and other activities. The cabin was spotlessly clean and Linda even had the logs arranged in the fireplace so all we had to do was flick the lighter and had a cozy fire in minutes! The provided fresh eggs, yogurt and milk was perfect to fuel up on our first day. Loved the Ames House and hope to be back!

“A bit of peace in the woods!!!”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2014

This was the most amazing place I've ever been! You couldn't ask for anything better. Close to town, Clean, Peaceful, Beautiful, Perfection!!!

“Perfect place to recharge!”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2013

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a two-night stay in Linda's adorable cottage. It was our first trip to Mendocino, and the countless thoughtful touches Linda has placed throughout the cottage--soaking salts next to the clawfoot tub, charcoal for the barbecue, art and writing supplies in the desk just to name a few--made us feel like we were visiting a friend's home instead of staying in a vacation rental. It rained the whole time we were there, but it was nice to just hang out and play board games, read, or soak in the tub. We will definitely be back; next time, we hope the weather cooperates so we can explore the outdoors!

“Tranquil and Peaceful”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2013

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Northern California and this was one of the highlights. We really wanted to stay in Mendocino area and at first were a bit skeptical whether this would be want we wanted, but I can say that after staying here we made the right decision as opposed to staying right in the middle of town. The cottage was exactly what we wanted: secluded, quiet, and peaceful. Linda was incredibly warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home. Although Linda's cottage is right behind you hardly notice it and our privacy was respected. We enjoyed spending long evenings on the deck drinking wine and reading. Inside is very warm and cozy; the bath tub is wonderful. By far the highlight is the seclusion as you are really right in the middle of the woods. In my opinion, it is difficult to find properties like this to rent and I would highly recommend it.

“Secluded retreat in the redwoods!”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2013

We have stayed in Big River Cottage several times, the most recent of which was august 2012. Each visit has been absolutely wonderful! The cottage is incredibly private: it is surrounded on all sides by redwood trees. The wrap-around deck is particularly wonderful during the Summer, as the cottage is slightly removed from the fog belt and is thus often sunny and warm. Two of my favorite things about the cottage are the outdoor shower and claw-foot tub in the bathroom. I also love the gas stove, which is cozy and warm, without the hassle of firewood, etc! We've always found the interior to be very tastefully furnished/decorated: warm colors, amazingly comfortable bed, relaxing sofa. The kitchen is quite small, but fully functional: we've cooked several delicious dinners there (it is also well stocked with pots and pans, etc.) The breakfast provided was delicious--there was also ample supply of coffee and tea! The innkeeper/owner is absolutely lovely and has always been eager to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I cannot recommend it enough! Whether you are coming to Mendocino to escape for the weekend, or explore the town and natural beauty of the area, it's absolutely perfect! I only wish we lived closer so that we could escape more often!

“A memorable first trip to Mendocino.”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2012

My boyfriend had booked a two-night stay (Friday and Saturday) at the cabin. It was an advanced birthday gift from him. Unlike I, my boyfriend had been to Mendocino at least once. I can still picture in my head many of the things that were in the cabin. Just recalling some of these brings a smile to my face and a warm feeling. I recall feeling surprised at hearing the inviting sound of silence. It's a welcoming sound over the familiar sounds of train, car honking, garbage collection, yelling tenants, crying children, ambulance, and police and fire truck sirens, which I consider all "noise.” It was a wonderful and memorable first time visit to the beautiful city of Mendocino. We left Mendocino with both of us saying, "We must return.”

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