Mendocino Coast

Mushroom and Whiskey Package, a Mushroom and Beer Dinner, and a Friendsgiving Celebration with your Besties

Little River, Calif. – Fall is here at Mendocino’s iconic Little River Inn, which means mushroom season is right around the corner. Mendocino County is home to over 500 types of edible mushrooms, including the rare, maple-flavored candy cap, making it a delicious place to be in November when the season is at its peak.

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Executive Chef Marc Dym of the Inn’s award-winning restaurant gets creative with all this bounty all month long, and the Inn has a package and special dinners to highlight fabulous fungi. Later in November, when thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, Little River Inn has the perfect package to celebrate with a chosen family – Friendsgiving – where the more people who are included, the more the discounts grow, and a 4-course feast is the centerpiece.

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Mushroom, Wine, and Whiskey Train through the redwoods

Little River Inn’s Mushroom and Whiskey package is available the first weekend of November and includes two tickets on the wild and wonderful Mushroom, Wine, and Whiskey Train through the venerable redwoods. The train journeys deep into the forest, winding along the World-Famous Redwood Route to Glen Blair Junction deep in the woods where riders sip local wines, savor mushroom tidbits, cozy up to a campfire, and sample and learn about local whiskey. Also featured in the package are a welcome gift of Little River Inn’s own limited production Silas Coombs Whiskey, two night’s lodging, and a delicious dinner for two in their restaurant. Two-night minimum and the stay must include the night of Saturday, November 4, 2023. 21 and older only. Reserve online at using code MUSHROOM23 or call 888-INN-LOVE.

Mushroom and Beer Dinner

Then, on Friday, November 10, the Inn gets serious about beer at their Mushroom and Beer Dinner. Chef Dym and Russian River Brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo (of Pliny the Elder fame) collaborate to offer delicious surprises and eye-opening intel on brewing and mushrooms while attendees are treated to a six-course dinner of gourmet mushroom dishes paired with extraordinary brews. Friday, November 10, 2023, 6:30 PM at Little River Inn. Tickets can be booked here.



As November winds down, a Friendsgiving is in the offing. A new twist on the traditional holiday, groups of friends can celebrate with their chosen family, indulging in a lavish, seasonal feast on Saturday, November 18. In honor of the occasion, rooms can be booked at an attractive price. The more the merrier, as discounts of 10% off two rooms are available, 15% off three rooms, 20% off four rooms, all the way up to 25% off five or more rooms. Dates must include the night of Saturday, November 18. There is a two-night and two-room minimum. Must reserve by November 10, 2023. Reserve online at using code FRIENDS23, or for more flexibility, call 888-INN-LOVE.


About Little River Inn

Little River Inn is a family-owned and operated historic resort in Northern California that is home to a chef-driven restaurant, a nine-hole Audubon-certified golf course (suitable for all skill levels), professional tennis courts, and the friendliest service on the Mendocino Coast. Ideal for the entire family (and pet-friendly as well), the Inn has 65 guest rooms ranging from the economical to the luxurious. The Inn also offers massage services in both the spa room and also in-room. Overseen by fifth-generation owner Cally Dym, Little River Inn was proud to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2019.

Little River Inn is located two miles south of Mendocino overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at 7901 N. Highway One, Little River, CA 95456. For reservations and additional information, call 707-937-5942 or visit

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