Elk, California: How to Get There

Where the remote town of Elk, California is concerned — plunk in the middle of the Mendocino County coast — let’s just say that the journey is the destination.  It’s three hours north of San Francisco by car, or just shy of two hours from Santa Rosa’s small airport.

In other words, it’s up there.  Which is exactly why you should get away from it all and go.

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The Heart of Elk, California

The gazebo at the Elk Cove Inn

Elk is the smallest, nuttiest, loveliest Northern California town you’ve (possibly) never heard of.

To be fair, it’s not easy to reach and the downtown’s about a block long. But together, we’ve travelled there faithfully for the last 15 years.

It’s where Adam’s dad lives, both in another universe and across the street from the blustery Pacific. [Read more…]