Welcome to the Wildflower

Wildflower is a boutique motel located just minutes from the ocean in Point Arena California. Akin to a spring bloom following the winter rains, what was once an old, abandoned motel has been nurtured and grown into a cozy coastal getaway.  As the name suggests, our motel seeks to celebrate the beauty of native plants found here in Mendocino County. When staying with us, you will find the solitude and comfort often felt in the company of nature, while maintaining easy access to local dining and entertainment.


Sustainable  |  Comfortable  |  Local  |  Contemporary

These are the cornerstones upon which we have built our vision of providing the best in hospitality to our guests. We’ve taken sustainability into consideration from the parking lot, right to your room. In addition to the many solar panels on the property, each room has an on-demand water heater, ensuring that our guests never run out of the amenities they rely on, while we make every effort to save energy.

Guests will slumber on eco-friendly Avocado Green Mattresses and pillows made with natural, organic ingredients. Relaxation is inevitable after settling into your organic cotton sheets, making the flat-screen LED television simply an added bonus.

We pride ourselves on supporting our community and local purveyors. For breakfast, you can expect a carefully curated selection of local fruits, veggies, cheeses, and much more! We love sharing with guests the abundance of talented farmers, coffee roasters, and bakers here in Point Arena.

Although we appreciate the need to “escape,” Wildflower recognizes the importance of modern accommodations. Universal car chargers are complimentary for our guests. Our fiber optic internet is free and will allow guests to work without interruption during their stay. We seek to provide a relaxing stress-free environment for our guests, whether they are vacationing or working remotely.

Attractions & Adventures Await

Arena Cove and Pier
Arena Theater
B. Bryan Preserve
Surfing at Moat Creek

Arena Cove is mere minutes away with a historical pier for boat launching and license-free pole fishing.  For cinema and music lovers, the Arena Theater is perfect for a National Theatre Live matinee or a Blues on the Coast performance.  If “getting close and personal” with wildlife is on your agenda, be sure to schedule a tour of the B.Bryan Preserve.  And for those seeking a different type of wild life, Arena Cove and Moat Creek Beach are renowned among surfers.

With so much to see and do along our majestic redwood coast, you may find yourself on the go from sunrise to sunset. The Wildflower will be waiting for you each evening, ready to relax and rejuvenate you for the next day’s adventures.

For a horse ride through the forest or on a long stretch of beach, Ross Ranch is nearby to guide you.  If a serene river roam appeals to you, Adventure Rents will outfit you for canoeing or kayaking the Gualala River. A visit to our iconic Point Arena Lighthouse is a must.  A climb of 145 steps to the top of the tower leads to a breathtaking view, and back on the ground its adjacent location to the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands provides wonderful bluff trails for wildlife and wildflower viewing.  Golfers will want to head over to the acclaimed Sea Ranch Golf Links.

Horseback Riding
Adventure Rents
Point Arena Lighthouse
Sea Ranch Golf Links

We Have Built . . .

. . .  a memorable “home away from home” for our friends, old and new, whose travels bring them to this remote and ruggedly beautiful stretch of the Mendocino coast. We invite you to explore our website and see how we have grown this season.  We are excited to be in full bloom now, and look forward to welcoming you here, at the Wildflower!

Beaches & Hiking Trails To Explore

Alder Creek Beach
Manchester State Park
Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands

The San Andreas Fault crosses from land into sea at Alder Creek Beach, located at the northern end of Manchester State Park.  Alder Creek is a magnificent spot for steelhead fishing (license required).  Manchester State Park offers 18,000 feet of oceanfront sand dunes and grasslands, with more than three miles of uninterrupted sandy shoreline.  Just north of town are the bluff trails of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, a stunning area for whale watching, birding, and wildflowers.

Mother Nature has showcased her diversity right here in our backyard.  Whether you want to lace up your hiking boots or kick off the shoes and bury your toes in the sand, we can point you in the right direction.

Moat Creek Beach is a small rocky beach, located just south of Point Arena, and is a popular spot for surfers, kayakers and abalone divers.  Above the beach is a lovely bluff top trail, which overlooks the surfing spot known as “Whiskey Shoals.” The mysterious rows of boulders at Bowling Ball Beach are a sight to behold, but can only be seen at low tide.  Schooner Gulch State Beach is a sandy cove perfect for picnics and tide pools.

Moat Creek Beach
Bowling Ball Beach
Schooner Gulch State Beach

We’d Be Delighted To Have You As Our Guest!

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