California State Parks has teamed up with the hotels and inns of the town of Mendocino to raise money to restore the Mendocino Headlands State Park.  Working in partnership with the Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA), this fundraising effort will allow guests of the inns and hotels of Mendocino to make a contribution to MAPA, a nonprofit organization, equal to a small percentage of their nightly room rate.  MAPA will hold the funds in trust for State Parks.  Funds raised in this program will be used for a wide variety of park restoration and maintenance needs.

Mendocino Headlands State Park surrounds the historic town of Mendocino.  Saved from development by community activists in the 1970s, the open ocean views and access to trails along the Headlands are crucial to the unique Mendocino visitor experience.  In addition, the Ford House, built in 1854 by the founder of the town, serves as the town’s visitor center, offering referrals for lodging, restaurants, and activities in the town and throughout the Mendocino coast.  Visitors to Mendocino love these special places – and the wear and tear is taking its toll on the Ford House and the landscape.  State Parks needs the help of visitors, residents, and local businesses to restore and renew the Headlands and to keep them beautiful forever. Our goal is to have 200 rooms, and all inns in town participating in the program. Working together, we can raise enough money to restore the Headlands as well as develop new interpretive signs and programs.

As of January 2009, four properties have signed up as our partners in this program:
The Mendocino Hotel
The Hill House Inn
Allegria Oceanfront Inn and Cottages
The Headlands Inn

Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites in Mendocino, California

The Mendocino Hotel, established in 1878, is the only full service hotel in the heart
of the historic village directly overlooking the Headlands. Visit Mendocino Hotel website.

Hill House Inn, Mendocino

Hill House Inn is a premier Mendocino lodging establishment located in the
historic village of Mendocino. Visit Hill House Inn Website.