The Bridge House was built in 1908 and functioned originally as Newgard's Store on old Highway One, which ran down to and across the Albion River. Beautifully expanded and restored in 2001, and updated in 2015, the home boasts redwood construction, wainscoting, a 10-foot ceiling in the living/kitchen area, two bedrooms, a back parlor, free WiFi, two bathrooms, and full kitchen. It is surrounded by lush gardens brimming with coast-loving plants in bloom throughout the seasons.
Perched on the cliffs on the south-east side of the Albion River Bridge - the last wooden bridge on Highway One - the Bridge House offers birds-eye views of the Albion River and Bay. Lie in bed and listen to the waves crash against the wooden bridge timbers or sit on the deck and follow the birds gliding the currents. Sunsets are spectacular from the Albion Cove where you can find the fossilizing remnants of the logging railroad. Like kayaks or canoes? Walk down to Pacific Union College to rent a water exploration vehicle for just $8 per day. If you have your own watercraft, head over the bridge to the "Flats" and launch for an up- or down-river ride for a $5 launch fee.
This is a great retreat for a family vacation, romantic weekend, or fun with friends. Your dogs are also welcome! Located just seven miles from the village of Mendocino, the Bridge House is close to beaches, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and much more. The Mendocino coast offers myriad activities for young, old and those in between! A short walk from the Albion store, which stocks fine wines, deli items, and just about anything you could possibly need, the house is also just a short walk from fine dining at the Ledford House. The Albion River Inn & Restaurant is just over the bridge.
The downstairs bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed with a brand new pillow-top mattress and cozy linens. It is connected to a bathroom with a shower, claw foot tub for two, and vanity. Up the wooden stairs, you'll find another queen-size bed with your own private balcony, comfort on a brand new full-size pillow-top mattress, and bathroom with claw foot tub and vanity. Radiant heat throughout the house provides comfort in any season.
The kitchen is stocked with the usual suspects; electric kettle, French press coffee pot; drawer dishwasher; stove with griddle; fridge plus plates, cutlery, cookware, wine and beer glasses, etc. In the garden shed, you'll find a Weber BBQ with briquettes and tools.