Little River


Also see: Mendocino Crab & Wine Festival


Little River's Crab Feed Celebration



January 19, 26 & 30, 2009


This Little River Food event showcases the region's fine chefs, fresh foods, and world class wines. If you've never visited and dined on this portion of the romantic California coast, well it's time. Expect some fog and maybe even rain during this time of year. While it adds to the charm of the tucked away coastal villages, driving may be best during the day. Give yourself plenty of time to navigate the country-style roads that hug the coast.

Location: Little River Inn, 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA. Call: (888) 466-5683.

Monday, January 19, and Monday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m., $55
A traditional crab feed, complete with bib, crackers and newspaper-covered tables. The menu of fresh crab brought in the same morning from Noyo Harbor is served cold and cracked. Seating is limited, Call: 937-5942 for reservations.

Friday, January 30, 6:30 p.m., $90
An outstanding evening hosted by Little River Inn and Esterlina Vineyards. Esterlina is a family-owned boutique winery nestled in the highlands above Philo. They produce a variety of exceptional fine wines in limited quantities. Esterlina wines are handcrafted--there is no assembly line manufacturing case after case. The Sterling family grows the grapes, makes the wine, and bottles each varietal themselves, preferring the "small quantity, high quality" style of winemaking.


Hotels in and around Little River, California ( a beautiful place!)

Heritage House (< 1 mile)

Pacific Mist Inn and Cabins (< 1 mile)

Mendocino Oceanfront Cliff House (< 1 mile)

Pacific Mist Inn of Mendocino (1.02 miles)

Fools Rush Inn (2.38 miles)

Stevenswood Resort & Spa (3.81 miles)

The Hill House Inn Mendocino (4.33 miles)

Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites (4.79 miles)

Stevenswood Spa Resort (4.96 miles)

Whitegate Inn Properties (5.19 miles)

Headlands Inn (5.19 miles)

Elk Cove Inn & Spa (5.41 miles)