Whether you are visiting our seaside town to sample microbrews, sip wine or indulge in rich maple-flavored candy cap mushroom ice cream, you’ll find a culinary adventure during the county’s mushroom festival, Nov. 2-11 and beyond.
Here’s where you can find lodging deals, dine at a wonderful local restaurant or sample the great outdoors in search of mushrooms. Remember, Fort Bragg is a great place to base yourself during the festival.
Want to sample Fort Bragg-made microbrews? Check out the North Coast Brewing Company Restaurant or the brewing company store across the street. The signature Red Seal Ale is a must-try.
Wine more your taste? Visit the Pacific Star Winery tasting counter at the Depot Building in Downtown Fort Bragg or drive 12 miles north to the winery. Try Not My Fault or Old Dad’s Red for a change of pace.
Lodging Deals (Nov. 2-11)
Atrium Bed and Breakfast Inn
20% discount on all rooms during a two-night stay. Yummy mushroom breakfast entrees. – www.atriumbnb.com
Two nights for the price of one during November. – www.thebeachcombermotel.com
Special rate: $65 / night any day during the festival. – www.BeOurGuests.com
Two nights start at $199 with passes for Botanical Gardens, miniature golf, bottle of wine, flowers, more. – www.emeralddolphin.com
Glass Beach Inn
20% off two-night stay includes breakfast prepared to order. – www.glassbeachinn.com
Grey Whale Inn
20% discount on rooms during the festival. – Visit www.GreyWhaleInn.com
Ask for beer, wine and mushroom rate of $59.99, plus tax – www.motel6.com
North Cliff Hotel
Lodging, $50 dinner voucher, $25 drink credit and lodging for $169 for ocean view king room – www.northcliffhotel.com
Surf Motel and Gardens
See rates at http://www.surfmotelfortbragg.com
Super 8 Motel
20% discount during the festival – www.super8fortbragg.com
Surf and Sand Lodge
Two-night stay for the price of one night through November. – www.surfsandlodge.com
$150 a night includes breakfast. – www.WellerHouse.com
Mushroom Adventures While You’re Here
Skunk Train Beer, Wine & Mushroom Train
Saturday, November 3 – 10:30am – 5pm
Mushroom Cook-Off • Wine, Beer and Mushroom Tasting • Mushroom Hike
In the heart of the redwoods at Camp Mendocino
$95 adult, $75 child. Reservations.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Naturalist Mario Abreu will have specimens and handouts to guide you in understanding the wild mushroom during walks and workshops from Nov. 10 – 17. 707-964-4352 ext 16. or visit www.gardenbythesea.com.
November 3 & 4 – start at 11am
(707)962-1623 / firstname.lastname@example.org / liquidfusionkayak.com
Join the mushroom hunt horseback rides every day during the festival. – www.horse-vacation.com
The Q Fort Bragg – check out the portabella mushroom – www.theQfortbragg.com
Piaci Pub & Pizzeeria – thin crust pizza with wild mushrooms and a long list of microbrews and wine. – www.piacipizza.com
The Cliff House Restaurant – nightly mushroom appetizers from 5-6pm and daily entree specials – www.northcliffhotel.net
Mendo Bistro – three-course mushroom-themed meal which includes appetizers, entree and dessert; $35/person. –www.mendobistro.com