The renovation at JD House now expresses a modern interpretation of a ship captain’s home. We focused on functional, no-frills pieces mixed with modern, nautical elements. Similar to how we imagine John Dougherty’s original home might have been—reimagined for 2018. Our inn near the sea remains calming and understated, oriented toward the Pacific and embracing the natural elements that the Mendocino community is rooted in. At Packard House , we drew our inspiration from Emmy Lou Packard, renowned Californian post-war artist and activist heavily involved in the conservation of the Mendocino Headlands State Park . Packard House is an approachable artists' escape—eclectic but with a soothing palette. The second of our renovated Mendocino inns is a peaceful, quiet retreat where expression can take any form.