Cruising along California's iconic Highway 1? Here are the hands-down best places to stay on the way
The wild stretch of coastline that runs from Mendocino to Shelter Cove is known for a lot of things—secret beaches, cliffside hikes, glaring solitude—but luxury lodging isn’t one of them. The Inn at Newport Ranch looks to change that. Located on 2,000 acres of pristine ranchland just north of Fort Bragg, the eight-room inn feels like the sort of high-threadcount Zen retreat you’d find in Big Sur. Rooms are decked out in antiques and redwood accents, a nod to the area’s timber harvesting past, but the real scene stealer is the view: a mile of unobstructed oceanfront, which you can drink in from a private hot tub. From $350.