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Travel + Leisure Readers Name Mendocino Lodge #2 in California, #15 in US, and Among the Top 100 Worldwide


Brewery Gulch Inn, an iconic Arts & Crafts lodge located on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California, has once again secured multiple placements in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. These awards, based on global travel experience ratings submitted by Travel + Leisure readers, are grouped into 86 category lists and cover a broad range of travel service providers and destinations. In this 23rd edition of the awards, Brewery Gulch Inn was included among the Top 100 Hotels in the World, the Top 15 Continental US Resort Hotels and placed 2nd among the Top 10 Resort Hotels in California.

Brewery Gulch Inn

My wife and I, and the Brewery Gulch family, are humbled by the support of our guests and the readers of Travel + Leisure that resulted in these honors, said Guy Pacurar, owner of the Brewery Gulch Inn. Brewery Gulch is a special place, so hard to define by categories, but an experience, we are pleased, that resonates with so many people.

Constructed in 2001 from 150-year old redwood that was eco-harvested from the bottom of the nearby Big River, the Brewery Gulch Inn is an architectural masterpiece that is surrounded by serene gardens and restored wetlands. Its main building boasts a 15-foot cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, complete with a stunning, four-sided glass-and-steel fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows for guests to take in the dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Architect Caroline La Pere utilized these woods and more to create an environment that is expansive yet cozy, modern yet timeless, and light-filled yet earthy. Hummingbirds buzz and birds chatter outside the windows, while deer, turkeys, and other wildlife roam the meadow outside the Inn.

Brewery Gulch Inn

All of the inn’s 10 romantic guestrooms provide picture perfect views of Smuggler’s Cove, while many of them offer deep soaking tubs and private decks. Each guestroom offers soothing earth tones, feather beds cloaked in Sferra linens, state-of-the-art flat panel televisions, DVD players, charging stations and Bluetooth speakers. And in the bath, Molton Brown and Asprey products, Himalayan bath salts, and thick Abyss towels allow guests to indulge.

The results of the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards can be found online at, and were also be featured in the August 2018 issue of Travel + Leisure.