Tour Our Luxurious Rooms
Elk's Best Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
In 1916, when the Sandpiper House was built, Elk was a thriving mill town.
The house was built by the Goodyear Redwood Lumber Company on a rugged
cliff above Greenwood Cove. During this era, the cove was a bustling harbor
where schooners were loaded with redwood destined for San Francisco. In the late
1930s, the last mill was lost in a fire and the village of Elk became a quiet hamlet
perched above the sea.
The gray shingled house is surrounded by a perennial garden and a white
picket fence. The rose arbor leads to a beautifully tended lawn, embraced by
bountiful flower beds stretching out to the edge of the bluff. Garden chairs are
strategically placed to capture the breathtaking ocean views. The garden path disappears over the bluff to a private dock overlooking the secluded beach and cove below.
The house is decidedly unpretentious, yet was one of the finest homes in town.
It is when you step inside that you realize the classic elegance of this craftsman-style
house. The living room and dining room, with coffered ceilings and raised-panel walls,
are stunning examples of the use of redwood materials and the craftsmanship of the era.
These rooms are tastefully appointed with comfortable traditional furnishings, mingled
with European antiques, oriental rugs, vases and artifacts. An elegant French
style hutch dominates the dining room. Mornings, the tables are set with linens and
fine china in the Breakfast Room overlooking the magical Greenwood Cove and St. Anthony's Point. You will be served an exceptionally creative two-course gourmet breakfast. (click for Some Sandpiper House Inn Recipes) Evenings, guests can enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres beside the living room fireplace.
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