A New Wildflower Takes Root!

A new boutique motel, Wildflower, is beginning to grow on the northern California coast. Just as the spring wildflowers follow the winter rains, what was once a closed and deteriorating motel has been renamed, and will be totally remodeled and reimagined. The Wildflower’s interior and exterior will celebrate the beauty of the native plants found in Mendocino County. With the recent addition of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands to the California Coastal National Monument, our small seaside town of Point Arena is blossoming as well!

Sustainable  |  Comfortable  |  Local  |  Contemporary

These are the cornerstones upon which we have built our vision of providing the best in hospitality for our future guests. With a focus on local sourcing, a healthy and hearty complimentary breakfast will be offered, with consideration given to vegetarian and vegan options. Guests will slumber on hand-crafted mattresses and organic cotton linens. Additional amenities will include high speed WiFi access, flat screen high definition LED TV’s, and device docking stations. You might be so comfortable staying with us that you’ll forget you’re away from home! From our commitment to eco-responsible renovation, to our choice of furnishings and our daily activities, we are dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact through sustainable practices.

Attractions & Adventures Await

Arena Cove is mere minutes away with a historical pier for boat launching and license-free pole fishing.  For cinema and music lovers, the Arena Theater is perfect for a National Theatre Live matinee or a Blues on the Coast performance.  If “getting close and personal” with wildlife is on your agenda, be sure to schedule a tour of the B.Bryan Preserve.  And for those seeking a different type of wild life, Arena Cove and Moat Creek Beach are renowned among surfers.

With so much to see and do along our majestic redwood coast, you may find yourself on the go from sunrise to sunset. The Wildflower will be waiting for you each evening, ready to relax and rejuvenate you for the next day’s adventures.

For a horse ride through the forest or on a long stretch of beach, Ross Ranch is nearby to guide you.  If a serene river roam appeals to you, Adventure Rents will outfit you for canoeing or kayaking the Gualala River. A visit to our iconic Point Arena Lighthouse is a must.  A climb of 145 steps to the top of the tower leads to a breathtaking view, and back on the ground its adjacent location to the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands provides wonderful bluff trails for wildlife and wildflower viewing.  Golfers will want to head over to the acclaimed Sea Ranch Golf Links.

We Are Building. . .

. . .  a memorable “home away from home” for our friends, old and new, whose travels bring them to this remote and ruggedly beautiful stretch of the Mendocino coast. We invite you to meander back to the website periodically to follow the Wildflower’s growing season. We hope to be in full bloom late summer of 2017 and look forward to seeing you here, at the Wildflower!

Beaches & Hiking Trails To Explore

The San Andreas Fault crosses from land into sea at Alder Creek Beach, located at the northern end of Manchester State Park.  Alder Creek is a magnificent spot for steelhead fishing (license required).  Manchester State Park offers 18,000 feet of oceanfront sand dunes and grasslands, with more than three miles of uninterrupted sandy shoreline.  Just north of town are the bluff trails of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, a stunning area for whale watching, birding, and wildflowers.

Mother Nature has showcased her diversity right here in our backyard.  Whether you want to lace up your hiking boots or kick off the shoes and bury your toes in the sand, we can point you in the right direction.

Moat Creek Beach is a small rocky beach, located just south of Point Arena, and is a popular spot for surfers, kayakers and abalone divers.  Above the beach is a lovely bluff top trail, which overlooks the surfing spot known as “Whiskey Shoals.” The mysterious rows of boulders at Bowling Ball Beach are a sight to behold, but can only be seen at low tide.  Schooner Gulch State Beach is a sandy cove perfect for picnics and tide pools.

We’d Be Delighted To Have You As Our Guest!

If you’d like to follow the Wildflower’s growing season, please enter your name and email below for occasional updates on our progress and information about our Grand Opening!