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Local Leaders - Natural Luxury at Harbor House Inn

"Does being “local” mean having been born and raised in a place, or at least having spent the majority of one’s life there? ..." 

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Michelin Guide California 2019 Selection

"Finally, Harbor House in Mendocino County, where executive chef Matthew Kammerer relies on the bounty of on-site gardens and diverse sea life found in a local cove and along California’s North Coast..."

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36 Hours in Mendocino County

"In the last two years, two long-awaited new hotels have opened on the Mendocino coast. The Harbor House Inn, in Elk, is a 1916 redwood home which was originally built by the local logging company and designed to showcase....."

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THE 2019 JAMES BEARD AWARD SEMIFINALISTS

"We're thrilled to announce our 2019 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists! Read on for the semifinalists in all categories, from Best New Restaurant to Outstanding Chef. We'll announce the final Restaurant and Chef..."

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It List 2019: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

"Every year, Travel + Leisure's editors reach out to our network of hospitality professionals, trusted writers, and hotel addicts in search of the finest new (and newly reimagined) properties around the globe..."

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Harbor House Inn. Elk, California, United States

"Propped on a clifftop on the rustic Northern California coast, this historic inn’s sensational setting is only part of its charm. The small restaurant punches well above its weight with an astonishing journey through local ..."

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Sea-to-table: Mendocino coast inspires Harbor House chef

"Since opening in May, the novel concept has been a hit with diners, Kammerer said, with guests traveling from all across the Bay Area to dine at his 25-seat restaurant. Some stay overnight in the nine-room inn, and..."

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Suite Spot: Harbor House Inn, Mendocino

"The Harbor House Inn's commanding view of the Three Sisters, a group of sea stacks on the Mendocino coast, hasn’t changed in the 102 years since a lumber company built the structure to showcase the beauty of its milled ..."

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Michelin Guide 2019, Harbor House

"You’ll drive along winding roads past sloping vineyards, apple orchards and sun-dappled redwood trees before arriving at this serene sanctuary set atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The historic property dates to 1916 but reopened in 2018 following a renovation infusing it with a laid-back luxury..."

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The Quintessential California Road Trip, Only Better

"A wiggly 45 minutes west, sunny terraced vineyards give way to chilly redwood forests and the Pacific-hugging Highway 1. In the teeny town of Elk, the Harbor House Inn [3] reopened last year after a total renovation..."

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F&W Best New Chefs 2019: Matthew Kammerer of Harbor House Inn in Elk, California

"It’s the salt you need to know about first. A taste so big and briny that to let a few flakes melt on your tongue is to feel sucked under a wave, tumbled about in the tide ..."

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12 Restaurants Worth the Drive from SF

"Perched on a cliff along the coast, Harbor House Inn was first built in 1916 and features an intimate restaurant with ocean views. This is hyper-local cuisine, with ingredients foraged from the property and tide pools prepared with..."

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Why a Saison cook left San Francisco to cook on the Mendocino Coast

"As you approach Elk, a Mendocino County town with a population of 208, from Highway 1 heading north, you take a tight turn and suddenly there’s a view of Greenwood Cove’s towering rock formations, with the town barely making a mark on the road above ..."

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Love at First Bite

"I haven’t been beachcombing since I was a child, but for Chef Matthew Kammerer, who launched his ambitious first solo project The Harbor House Inn in north California’s Mendocino County in May, a trip to the black-pebbled shoreline fronting the property is a daily undertaking..."

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A chef with serious kitchen creds turns a coastal hideaway into a must-visit

"In the remote Mendocino Coast town of Elk, with a population all of 200 and little more than shaggy-haired Highland cows as its closest neighbors, the newly reopened Harbor House Inn has managed to assemble ..."

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Tasting Mendocino, at the Harbor House Inn

"It was 5am and the night sky had only just begun to brighten. The wind and the wild birds sang in the eucalyptus trees, and from the deck of my cottage, I could make out the little flecks of white far below where, here and ..."

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