USA/West: Mendocino, CA
As summer turns to fall on California’s North Coast, cooler weather offers the prospect of wine tastings, wood smoke and warm spaces. This is especially true of a retreat at the Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino, an Arts & Crafts-inspired redwood cathedral perched high on a bluff overlooking Smuggler’s Cove and the Pacific. Constructed in 2001 from 150-year old redwood reclaimed from the nearby Big River, this unique property boasts a 15-foot cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, four-sided glass-and-steel fireplace, 10 rooms complete with all modern amenities, three acres of mature pines, redwoods and gardens, and a full-time executive chef who prepares an extensive array of culinary offerings, from complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts to a dinner buffet incorporating locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Perfect for an executive retreat or incentive trip. Details at www.brewerygulchinn.com.