Little River Inn Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Festivities & Facebook Contest

Little River Inn, the family-owned and operated boutique resort on the Mendocino coast, is getting its year-long 75th Anniversary celebration started with a bang this January, with an All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed, the Crab-Catcher’s Package, “Crabbiest Rate on the Coast,” and the launch of the “Create a Tradition” Facebook photo contest.

The All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed, benefiting Mendocino Unified School Enrichment (M.U.S.E.), will offer partygoers as much locally caught Dungeness crab and traditional sides like coleslaw and fresh, locally-baked bread as they can devour, all for the good of local public schools.

There will also be local Mendocino wine available for a suggested donation of $5 a glass or $20 a bottle, and beer from North Coast Brewery for $5 a bottle. The Little River Inn All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 21. Tickets are priced at $50, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Also in honor of crab season, the Inn will offer the Crab Catcher’s Package, which gives guests the opportunity to fish for Dungeness crab on a traditional fishing boat off of Fort Bragg’s scenic Noyo Harbor. The five-hour-long excursion will allow crabbers to spend a relaxing day on the ocean while their carefully-set traps do the work, collecting up to 10 crabs per person which guests can take home as-is, or have the boat crew clean and cook them for an ultra-fresh feast that day.

The Crab Catcher’s Package includes the following:

  • Two nights in an ocean view room
  • A five hour crabbing excursion off of Noyo Harbor
  • Up to ten Dungeness crabs per person to take home or have cleaned and cooked by the boat crew
  • A bottle of the crab-friendly Navarro Vineyards private label Little River Inn 75th Anniversary Chardonnay
  • Packages begin at $515, double occupancy, exclusive of tax. Advance reservations are required for booking.

The Inn will also be offering the “The Crabbiest Rate on the Coast” allowing visitors to enjoy the Mendocino Crab, Wine and Beer Festival with guest rooms beginning at $149 per night Sunday through Thursday, January 5-30.

On January 1, Little River Inn launched the “Create a Tradition” contest on Facebook, which will award two grand prizes, one to the best photo of the Inn and one to the best story about the Inn, chosen from submissions via the Little River Inn Facebook fan page.

To qualify for an entry into the contest, contenders must submit one of the following by August 22, 2014: a story outlining a favorite memory of the Little River Inn or imagining a memory they hope to create there; or a photograph highlighting a favorite experience at the Inn. Each grand prize consists of a two-night stay, two breakfasts and two dinners at Little River Inn, and transportation to the Inn with a maximum value of $500.

The contest went live just after midnight on New Year’s Eve, and the official contest rules and details can be viewed on their Facebook page here.

About Little River Inn
Little River Inn is a family-owned and operated boutique resort on the Mendocino coast of California with a chef-driven restaurant, nine-hole Audubon-certified golf course, professional tennis courts and a day spa. Ideal for the entire family and pet-friendly, the Inn has 66 guest rooms ranging from the economical to the luxurious.

The restaurant, helmed by CIA-trained Executive Chef Marc Dym, is a destination unto itself and the delicious, often hearty California coastal cuisine has a following so dedicated that it is not uncommon for guests to fly in by private plane for Sunday Brunch. Ole’s Whale Watch Bar is a classic local hangout where guests gather for drinks and a casual bite, and Sue Bondoux is the treasured bar manager with a remarkable 21-year history of making drinks at Little River Inn.

Little River Inn has a beautiful, nine-hole golf course that plays like 18 and is appropriate for many skill levels. The Inn also has a Day Spa with three treatment rooms and offers in-room services. Overseen by fifth-generation Innkeeper Cally Dym, Little River Inn is very proud to be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014.

The Little River Inn golf course has been honored with several environmental awards over the years culminating in the 2009 National Overall Award form Golf Digest Magazine and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. LRI’s superintendent, Terry Stratton, was selected as the 2011 winner of the President’s Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California for environmental contributions to the golf maintenance industry.

Little River Inn is located two miles south of Mendocino overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at 7901 N. Highway One, Little River, CA 95456. For reservations and additional information, call 707-937-5942 or visit

About Lindsay Taub:
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