Treat Your Mom to Mendocino County This May

MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif. (April 17, 2007)—Take your mother to Mendocino County this year and take advantage of the abundance of natural beauty and special pampering awaiting her.

Mothers are welcome free of charge to the Mendocino County Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, the only botanical gardens with ocean views in the U.S. Stroll their rose gardens, heaths, heather and woodlands – all overlooking 47 acres of the magnificent Northern California coastline. Picnic in one of the many garden areas or at the Cliff House, a sheltered location ideal for gazing at the ocean and observing some of the eighty species of local birds — as always, picnic tables are provided, and pets on leash are welcome to join you. Don’t give your mother a bouquet this year — give her a garden. 18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, CA, 707.964.4352.

Paddle your Mom like a queen in one of Catch-a-Canoe’s outrigger boats on the Big River, the only major undeveloped navigable estuary remaining in Northern California. No special paddling skills are necessary on this glorious river and some of their boats are even equipped with downwind sails for an easier ride. Watch river otters and harbor seals frolic while treating Mom to a ride in a beautiful wooden boat that was made by hand right in Mendocino County. Based at the Stanford Inn—Catch-a-Canoe is right on the Big River Estuary.

After discovering the natural gems of Mendocino County during the day, dazzle her with more gifts at night:

• For a divine spa treatment, the Auberge Mendocino offers a 2-night stay package with flowers, special face and body treatments, and breakfast. Located seaside in Mendocino Village.

• Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse, just south of Mendocino Village, will lavish her with dinner specials, flowers and chocolates.

• For a delightful breakfast stop, indulge at the Hopland Inn’s annual “Mimosas for Mamas” where mothers receive a free cocktail with breakfast. Located in Hopland.

For more information on the wonders of Mendocino County and lodging, visit www.gomendo.com or call
1-866-782-9636 (866-STAY-MENDO).
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Media Contact:
Mark Sejvar, HypeHouse, Inc., 415-788-4114, mark@hypehouse.com



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