Agate Cove Inn
Set 125 feet on a bluff above the Pacific, this farmhouse and collection of cottages are well guarded from the occasional 25-foot wave that crashes into the cliff below. The rugged, temperamental beauty of the Mendocino coast contrasts with the sublime wildflower gardens on the grounds of the 10-room bed-and-breakfast. Nature lovers will relish in the abundance of cypress and redwood trees, while wildlife enthusiasts should book a room between December and April for the chance to see whales passing by in the waters below.
Insider Tip: An in-room massage service is available, and if you still need help winding down after that, the inn can arrange to have a bucket of chilled, locally brewed beers delivered to your cottage.