Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Final Redwood And Elk, California

I forgot to put the pictures of our camping spot because I took them on Wednesday and started posting pictures of Thursday. OK, so here they are.

The "Emergency" space

Behind us

The other side of the street
Now we're off to Elk, California. When you cross Philo-Greenwood Road and hit the coast, this is the first thing you see. Hang a right and drive into the town itself. Elk is a lot like Volcano as you hit notations of Elk (water tanks for fire fighting) a good three miles out. The town is centered on the highway and the rest is urban sprawl just the way Volcano is.

Pacific Ocean at Greenwood Cove
The rest of this post is about a Bed & Breakfast called The Griffin House at Greenwood Cove (built in 1890). I can't tell you why I'm highlighting this particular place because the last time I jumped the gun  on something I got lambasted for months to follow. Let's just say I have insider information and leave it at that. 

Griffin House

The driveway to the back cottages
These three have decks right on the cove.

I thought this one was cute. The Li Foo Cottage
The next three are the dining room and bar at the Bridget Dolan Pub. It's inside the main building and serves dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

To the left

To the right

The Pub
"Recently featured and one of the 20 Romantic Escapes along the West Coast by the San Francisco Chronicle".

If you're on the West Coast and are interested, here's the link to their website.  Griffin House Inn

Disclaimer: I'm not getting anything for showing you this, but I've been inside, it's very nice, and I think that if you're looking for a Romantic Vacation Spot, this might be the place.

One more thing, I mentioned that pub doesn't open until 5:00 pm for dinner so your hunger can be well fed at Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe  about a block South of the inn.
Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe
My wife had a Blue Cheese Burger here and she doesn't do burgers, yet she raved about this burger for three days. Must be something there. 

OK, I'm done pluggin' Elk, California. Someday I'll tell you why.


  1. Mark
    The rainbow in the background is a fitting way to end this vacation, good restaurants are a big part of a successful road trip and it seems you guys found some. Thanks for sharing

  2. I have been wanting to go to Elk. Perhaps it is time for a highway 1 vacation for me and the wife! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ok, now the rest of the story?

    Elk seems to be a quaint little place with some down home coziness. I agree with Bill, good food on a road trip makes things all the better.

    1. Can't tell you the rest of the story, yet. Like said, the last time I did that I got blasted for months. Soon as I can, I'll let you know.

  4. Looks like a nice place to take a vacation, and it looks like you're enjoying your road trip! Thanks, for sharing, Mark!