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Heritage House lost; gets no bailout - Mendocino Beacon

There are 132 comments on the Mendocino Beacon story from Dec 11, 2008, titled Heritage House lost; gets no bailout - Mendocino Beacon. In it, Mendocino Beacon reports that:

It's more than simply ironic that just as the national economy was hitting a new bottom last week, Little River's Heritage House was having the worst days in its 60-year history.

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srt6

Monterey Park, CA

#108 May 31, 2011
I hope somebody decides to reopen this place - been dying to stay there for 3 years :/
Tom and Judy V

Fremont, CA

#109 Aug 29, 2011
To say the we are heart broken is an understatement. We have been coming to the Heritage House every year since 1970. The HH provided baby diktats for our girls and they were great. The staff always was a pleasure to deal with. They would go out of ther way to make you feel at home. We have stayed in just about every cabin and room over the years. Each had it's own charm. Hopefully it will rise again. A BIG thank you to the staff for all great memories that can never be taken from us.
Why not Chapter11

Fort Bragg, CA

#110 Sep 4, 2011
Too late, In any case....

The gardens are now overgrown and it's providing nothing for the economy, or for the community, or for the Travelers who travel from all points of the Globe.

Does anyone know the status?
Is the Title still owned or under control by a EU co. or Bank?

It personally think it would be a great facility for Silicon Valley and Start-UP CoS Boot Camps or Idea Summits, Training events, etc.

It would also be a perfect location for a Healing Center, etc. maybe a BigSur -or Eselan Style Retreat, with workshops, gardens, health..etc.

Maybe even a....Euro Spa ..? Curious..

I know somebody must have either the money or the power to create instead of hoard and complain.
broberts

Portland, OR

#111 Sep 4, 2011
This is so sad. I just looked at the 1st post - its almost been 3 years since this happened ... if I won the lottery - heres where it would go! Always hopeful that someone with both wealth and integrity will bring it back to its original beauty and reopen it. Remaining always hopeful ....
The Bishops

Goleta, CA

#112 Sep 17, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Heritage House many years ago in a lovely and quaint cottage with fireplace. We could walk down to the beach along a winding path with natural flora surrounding on both side the steep hill. I recall the breakfasts with each table having its own toaster.
We drove by it on the way to the Redwoods on August 29th of this year. There were several vehicles parked within the enclosed fence area. Looked like something might have been happening. Hope so!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#113 Sep 20, 2011
Sad to hear of the demise of the heritage inn, and the circumstances that have occurred. For many years I have written about Heritage House for newspapers and magazines. It's always been among my favorites. I know some of the principals in the most recent ownership and I much regret this closing.
Robert

West Palm Beach, FL

#114 Sep 21, 2011
A GREAT IDEA !!! Let’s do something SPECIAL !!!

Fellow lovers of the HH Inn, I believe I have a great idea which I hope you will love!!! I am a retired college professor with good writing and presentation skills, and I love the Heritage House Inn which I visited several times. Since I have the necessary skills, experience and incentive, I would love to compile a great collection of photos and information about the HH Inn that all of us can share and enjoy. I already have photos that I took myself plus many promotional photos for "Same Time, Next Year" along with a lot of information about the movie and the HH Inn that very few people know. I even have a video of the million dollar coastline view, with great waves breaking on the rocky cliffs, shot with a commercial high grade camera from the private deck of one of the upper level Carousel cottages. I set up the camera on a tripod and shot hours of beautiful coastal wave action as though you are sitting on the deck and watching it yourself - what a soul booster!

SO HERE IS THE IDEA. I am asking all HH Inn lovers to send me any photos you can of the HH Inn, its staff, the rooms, and the surrounding area. Also, include ANY information you have about the inn, the names (and contact info if possible) of the staff members who worked there and their stories, and anything else you can think of. I can compile all of this, or at least the "best of the best" of it, and make it available (on CD-ROM and/or DVD) for everyone who contributes photos and information to help make this possible! Isn't that great!!! Since I am retired now, I have the time to do a great job with this, and it will be a "labor of love" for me to do it. So please send me whatever photos and information you can, preferably attached to an email, to my [email protected] email address (please note this is a ".NET" email address), permitting me to use it with other received input about the HH Inn. When I receive it, I will reply by email to verify for you that I received your input. If you have any problems or questions in doing this, or to discuss alternative measures, please email me for help. Feel free to include your phone number if you wish, and I will call you to help you.

To be clear, it would also be wonderful to receive input from Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda, and other members of the cast and crew of “Same Time, Next Year” to make this even more special. If you have such special contacts, please pass them this invitation for them to make their own special contributions!

Please send any photos and information that you can as soon as possible because I am anxious to get this project started. For many of us, I believe the Heritage House Inn was a very special place, and one which gave us memories that we will treasure for a lifetime. Please help us to capture the very best of our collective memories for us all to enjoy for many, many years to come! Please join your fellow HH Inn lovers in making this special project a very memorable success!

Best regards, Robert
local waiter

United States

#115 Sep 30, 2011
in a recent employee meeting we were told that the HH has been sold to a group of investors and will reopen SOMEDAY, no further details have been given to us...
Why not Chapter11 wrote:
Too late, In any case....
The gardens are now overgrown and it's providing nothing for the economy, or for the community, or for the Travelers who travel from all points of the Globe.
Does anyone know the status?
Is the Title still owned or under control by a EU co. or Bank?
It personally think it would be a great facility for Silicon Valley and Start-UP CoS Boot Camps or Idea Summits, Training events, etc.
It would also be a perfect location for a Healing Center, etc. maybe a BigSur -or Eselan Style Retreat, with workshops, gardens, health..etc.
Maybe even a....Euro Spa ..? Curious..
I know somebody must have either the money or the power to create instead of hoard and complain.
Peyton

Richmond, VA

#116 Oct 30, 2011
What's the next best thing to Heritage House? I have been scouring the Internet for an inn that gives the feel and has the view of the Heritage House. Where is the closest substitute for us to stay in March?
Celicabob

Oakland, CA

#117 Oct 31, 2011
Peyton wrote:
What's the next best thing to Heritage House? I have been scouring the Internet for an inn that gives the feel and has the view of the Heritage House. Where is the closest substitute for us to stay in March?
When the HH closed several years back we switched to the "Little River Inn". Just as nice, better food & service plus they have tennis courts & a nine hole golf course. I don't think we will ever go back to Heritage House unless major improvements were made.
Also LRI is still owned by the family that started it in the 1800's. The location is just a few miles up Hwy 1.
Hope this helps,
Bob
Peyton

Richmond, VA

#118 Oct 31, 2011
Celicabob wrote:
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When the HH closed several years back we switched to the "Little River Inn". Just as nice, better food & service plus they have tennis courts & a nine hole golf course. I don't think we will ever go back to Heritage House unless major improvements were made.
Also LRI is still owned by the family that started it in the 1800's. The location is just a few miles up Hwy 1.
Hope this helps,
Bob
This is a huge help. Do you think Little River Inn is better than Albion River Inn?
Celicabob

Oakland, CA

#119 Nov 1, 2011
Peyton wrote:
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This is a huge help. Do you think Little River Inn is better than Albion River Inn?
They are both nice, but Little River has more locations further off the road. Not an issue at night but early in the morning?
One thing we enjoy is the breakfast room service. Enjoy a fire in the fireplace, look out to the ocean & the food is at your room within 20 – 25 minutes. Beats getting dressed & going to the restaurant & we still have a view! Only adds about $5.00’s to the bill for 2 people. If you’re on the main property they will also bring cocktails.
Hope this helps,
Bob
Martha Brown-

Fairfield Bay, AR

#120 Dec 12, 2011
I cannot believe they have closed this beautiful place forever. I had the pleasure to stay there in 2005. " Same Time Next Year" is my favorite movie
and I have probably watched it 20 times! Whoever ruined this beautiful place should be ashamed.
scott boyd

Tampa, FL

#121 Dec 28, 2011
Whatever happened to the Heritage House? Just couldn't leave a great thing alone. Stayed there many times before it was purchased, and the renovations ruined everything. No longer the quaint charm which brought people back to their favorite cottage year after year.
Gary

Fremont, CA

#122 Jan 18, 2012
Watching the movie right now on "encore-drama." I've never seen the movie through but became interested in the location. So sad to hear of the situation.
Jeff

Bakersfield, CA

#123 Jan 23, 2012
Will someone please talk a major corporation into buying and restoring this place.
Celicabob

Oakland, CA

#124 Jan 24, 2012
local waiter wrote:
in a recent employee meeting we were told that the HH has been sold to a group of investors and will reopen SOMEDAY, no further details have been given to us...
<quoted text>
Hello All,
On our annual trip to Little River Inn @ Christmas we passed by HH going up Hwy 1. There were several cars in the lot & the grounds looked maintained. It is still closed & the security guard is still located at the entrance. Hopefully if someone is a local they can get an update as to what is happening.
Thanks!
Gob DeSemaino

Sacramento, CA

#125 Feb 25, 2012
How do I get my darned Gravely lawn tractor out of there? I loanded it to Mr. Dennen and he never got it back to me. Must still be there somewhere.

Since: Mar 12

Kenya

#126 Mar 14, 2012
The number of homeowners in Kenyan economy who are opting to purchase or buy houses with cash is rising day by day. Notably, using the mean of cash to buy a home is not the efficient and best option to a wide range of homeowners and developers as this is considered as a far-fetched dream....www.propertyleo.com
mark vandvort

Palm Desert, CA

#128 Mar 30, 2012
David Wilke is a fine example of the hateful kind of greedy businessmen that seem to be doing there best to ruin this country and everything good in it. from banks to wallmart cooperations seem to all be turning to a david wilkes kind of business practice how sad ...if there was ever a greater need to bring back tar and feathering people now would be a good time ...put bad businessmen in there place with a good old fashion public display of punishment.

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