Most of our guests come to our inn for a relaxing and romantic get-away, to read in the garden, sip wine around one of the cottages' fireplaces, take leisurely beach walks or visit with the locals at Arena Cove. But for those seeking additional adventure, opportunities abound!


The inn and its grounds are an excellent vantage point for observing the California grey whale whose migratory path leads them just off-shore. A closer look is available on charter boats which also provide service for fishing parties or diving expeditions.


Fishing from the public pier just below the Coast Guard House requires no license. Surfers claim the waves at Arena Cove are the best on the North Coast. Golfers can drive twenty minutes and play the eighteen hole championship golf links at Sea Ranch.

Kayaking and canoeing are popular on the Garcia and Gualala Rivers. Horseback riding, bicycling and hiking are year round activities.


Expansive and serene Manchester State Beach offers the beachcomber endless hours of strolling and tide pooling. The historic Point Arena Lighthouse and museum draws many visitors each year and is right here in our own back yard.


By far the most popular activity is finding an isolated beach. You can hike right out your door and up to the Bluff Top Trail for a spectacular view 300 feet above Arena Cove. You can enjoy at least twenty separate hikes within twenty minutes of the inn.

Point Arena and the surrounding towns of Gualala and Elk boast many interesting dining establishments, galleries, live theater and special events, not to mention Point Arena's unique African animal preserve.


Point Arena is home to a magnificently restored 1920's movie theater, Arena Theater. Offering a first run movies every week as well as art films and live concerts. It is at once art deco AND state of the art.