Archive for April, 2012

Stay With Us And Paddle Into The Spectacular World Of Coast And River Kayaking
—Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 10:43 pm—
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There’s so much we love about owning a B&B here on the Mendocino coast. One of them is being able to share the spectacular beauty and exciting activities that abound. We’re literally at the center of an amazing world of unforgettable memories — just waiting to be made!

Take, for instance, the exciting world of kayaking. Just minutes from our doors, nestled on the Noyo River, is Liquid Fusion Kayaking, a family friendly outfitter that introduces kayaking to beginners, and offers challenging outings to seasoned paddlers.

Here’s a look at some of the activities they’ve got planned through June. Pick an activity, stay with us, and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Kayaking With Kids On The Noyo River

Kayaking With Kids On The Noyo River

An Afternoon on the River: May 6 from 2-5pm. Celebrate Spring with an afternoon on the tranquil Noyo river. Liquid Fusion Kayaking is hosting a benefit to support early literacy.  Kayak rentals are $10/person and the ladies of Delta Kappa Gamma will be having a bake sale.  All proceeds go to Books for Babies and Kits for Kindergarteners.

BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment: Saturday May 19.  This assessment is a great way to determine which skills you have mastered and which you need to work on to be a well-rounded, competent member of a paddling group.  Like many outfitters, Liquid Fusion wants paddlers to have this skill rating so they are prepared for intermediate level sea kayak trips.

Tracks to Kayaks – Liquid Fusion’s first Tracks to Kayaks trips with the Skunk Train are May 21 and 22.  They’re offering about 20 tracks to kayaks trips this summer.  It is a one of a kind way to see the Noyo River Canyon.

•Brent Reitz will be teaching his Forward Stroke Clinic on June 2. His clinics include video analysis and 1:1 feedback.  This instruction is highly recommended to any paddler looking to become more efficient on the water.

Mendocino Waves n Caves Weekends — There are still a few spaces remaining on Liquid Fusion’s Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend Trips.  These weekends are super high on the fun-meter and include camping and food.

Sunday Paddles —Sunday Paddles are a great way to explore the waters of the Mendocino Coast.  Each month, Liquid Fusion tours a different waterway or stretch of the coastline.  First Sundays are Estuary Paddles, Second Sundays Coastal Exploration, and Third Sundays Rock Garden Exploration and Play.  Sunday Paddles are $40/person ($60/person if you need to use one of Liquid Fusion’s kayaks).

April Getaway At The Atrium: Learn Pioneer Gardening, Take In A Symphony, Find A Rummage Sale Treasure, And More
—Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 4:57 pm—
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When Easter’s over and you need a break, we’ve got the perfect remedy — take a relaxing drive through the redwoods to the Atrium for a laid back weekend on the spectacular Mendocino coast. We’ll provide all the cozy comforts we’re famous for, while you unwind and live like a local. Here’s a sampling of April activities to choose from:

•April 14: 2nd Annual Fort Bragg Grange Rummage Sale and Brunch n’ Lunch, 26500 N Highway 1. 916-266-1142;
• April 14: Vegetable Gardening Demonstration, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 N Hwy One, two Miles South of Fort Bragg; 10 am – noon. Located in the historical section of the Gardens between an historic farmhouse and a pioneer cemetery, this garden demonstrates techniques that were used to supply early families of the Mendocino Coast area.
•April 14 & 15: Symphony of the Redwoods: Musical Grand Tour Spring Concert, featuring “Hall of the Mountain King”, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite #1, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto #2 with featured guest pianist, Carolyn Steinbuck, Schumann’s Symphony #2. April 14 at 8 pm; April 15 at 2 pm. Cotton Auditorium, 500 N Harold St, Fort Bragg. $20 General, $18 Seniors (65+), youth free. 707-964-0898;
• April 14: Pre-Symphony Dinner, 5 pm, Redwood Coast Senior Center 490 N Harold St. 707-964-0443
•April 15: VFW Breakfast, 3rd Sunday each month, 8-11:30 a.m. Veterans Hall, Laurel & North Harrison, Fort Bragg. 
•April 21: Noyo Food Forest 6th Annual Earth Day Festival. Live music and entertainment, a Culinary Showcase featuring local chefs, spring plant sale, hands-on workshops and inspiring speakers, kids’ activities, local food, pedal powered smoothies, and more! Free. Supports the Organic garden and Farm to School program at Fort Bragg High School. Noon-6 pm. Takes place at The Learning Garden, Fort Bragg High School. 707-964-0218;
•April 21 & 22: Spring Plant Sale, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 N Hwy One, 2 Miles South of Fort Bragg, 9 am-5 pm. 707-964-4352; 

Memorial Day Weekend – Make New Memories in Fort Bragg, California
—Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 am—
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It’s not too soon to start making your Memorial Day weekend plans. Our suggestion: make the Atrium your home base for an exciting weekend that features kayaking, a quilt show, great food and music — even a sea glass festival!

This special weekend will be here before you know it, and rooms fill up fast. We’ve got the welcome mat out, and hope to see you!

Here are some Memorial Day weekend highlights:

•May 25-27: Fort Bragg Quilt Show, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm, Town Hall and Masonic Hall. Admission $7, children under 11 free. Preview party Fri. May 25, $12 (includes admission for entire weekend show). Fabulous quilts, quilting demos, quilts for sale. Contact: Susan Bivins,

•May 25-28: Mendocino Waves and Caves Kayak Weekend. Experience camping and exploring along the Mendocino Coast. For novice through advanced paddlers. $395/person (early registration discounts available). Contact:707-962-1623;

•May 26: Starry Night: Symphony of the Redwoods Annual Pops Fundraiser Concert, 7 pm, Eagles Hall. $40 for concert and buffet, $20 concert only. A Starry Night of great music, singing and surprises, fantastic food and silent auction items, no host bar, and the Visual Violins drawing. Tickets at; 707-964-0898.

Chris Hillman Concert at Fort Bragg, California's Cotton Auditorium•May 26: Chris Hillman-Herb Pederson Concert, Saturday, May 26, 8 pm, Cotton Auditorium. Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas) with long-time singer and instrumentalist Herb Pedersen. Advance tickets:

•May 26: Pre-Chris Hillman Concert Mexican Dinner at the Fort Bragg Senior Center (adjacent to the Cotton). For information call 707-964-0443.

Sea Glass from Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California•May 26-27: Fourth Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival, 10 am – 6pm, Sea Glass Museum, 1701 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg. The highest concentration of sea glass in the world is in Fort Bragg. Marvel at what artists create with it. Information: 707-357-1585;