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Directions to the Hill House Inn

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Mendocino is 150 miles north of San Francisco on the Northern California Coast. It takes about 4 hours to drive on the highways, or 6 hours if you drive along the Coast Highway.

Driving to Mendocino


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From San Francisco and Cloverdale (150 miles; 4 hrs from Golden Gate)

Drive north from San Francisco on Highway 101 for 80 miles, and take the last Cloverdale exit (to Highway 128 West). Take Highway 128 west for 56 miles to the Coast, passing by Yorkville, Boonville, and Philo on your way through the Anderson Valley wine country. At the intersection of Highway 128 and Highway 1, continue straight ahead onto Highway 1. Travel north on Highway 1 for 10 miles to Mendocino. At the (only) traffic light in Mendocino, go left (west) on Little Lake Rd for a quarter-mile to the stop sign. Go right on Lansing Street for 100 yards, and the next right turn is Palette Drive. The Hill House Inn is located at 10701 Palette Drive.

From San Francisco along the Pacific Ocean (160 miles; 6 hrs)

While highly scenic, this drive takes about 6 hours to get from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mendocino. Head north from San Francisco on Highway 101. About 5 miles after you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Highway One exit. Head west on 1 for 6 miles, and you’ll reach the coast near Muir Beach. Continue north on Highway One for 150 miles until you reach Mendocino. At the (only) traffic light in Mendocino, go left (west) on Little Lake Rd for a quarter-mile to the stop sign. Go right on Lansing Street for 100 yards, and the next right turn is Palette Drive. The Hill House Inn is located at 10701 Palette Drive.

From Willits (43 miles; 1 hour)

Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles to Highway 1. Go south on Highway One for ten miles to Mendocino. At the (only) traffic light in Mendocino, go right on Little Lake Rd for a quarter-mile to the stop sign. Go right on Lansing Street for 100 yards, and the next right turn is Palette Drive. The Hill House Inn is located at 10701 Palette Drive.

From Ukiah (65 miles; 1 1/2 hours)

Go north on Highway 101 for 22 miles to Willits, then turn west onto Highway 20. Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles until you reach Highway One in Fort Bragg. Turn left at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 20, and it is 10 miles to Mendocino. At the (only) traffic light in Mendocino, go right on Little Lake Rd for a quarter-mile to the stop sign. Go right on Lansing Street for 100 yards, and the next right turn is Palette Drive. The Hill House Inn is located at 10701 Palette Drive.

From Sacramento (190 miles; 5 hours)

Go north on I-5 for 60 miles to Williams, then turn west onto Highway 20. Take Highway 20 west for 78 miles until you reach Highway 101, just 5 miles north of Ukiah. Head north on 101 for 15 miles to Willits. Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles until you reach Highway One in Fort Bragg. At the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 20, go left (south) for 10 miles to Mendocino. At the (only) traffic light in Mendocino, go right on Little Lake Rd for a quarter-mile to the stop sign. Go right on Lansing Street for 100 yards, and the next right turn is Palette Drive. The Hill House Inn is located at 10701 Palette Drive.

Arriving from the North

From Highway 101, take Highway 1 south at Leggett. It is 58 miles to Mendocino. When you reach Highway 20 at the south end of Fort Bragg, you only have another 9 miles to go. At the (only) traffic light in Mendocino, go right on Little Lake Rd for a quarter-mile to the stop sign. Go right on Lansing Street for 100 yards, and the next right turn is Palette Drive. The Hill House Inn is located at 10701 Palette Drive.