Charles and Cindy Reinhart purchased the Joshua Grindle Inn in August 2001. Their passion for service and their love of the Northern California Coast drew them to this Inn - the very first classic bed and breakfast in Mendocino.
According to the Reinharts, the Joshua Grindle Inn bewitched them. "One naturally imagines the serenity that must exist behind its beautiful Victorian façade," says Charles. "Being a part of this inn confers a special satisfaction and has inspired a legacy of long care and devotion by previous owners. Cindy and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to carry on a fine tradition."
The Reinharts had lived and worked in Mendocino for five years. During this time, Cindy managed the Mendocino Hotel and Charles had managed and operated the Lodge at Noyo River. Prior to arriving in Mendocino, they operated hotels and restaurants in Santa Fe, San Antonio, New Orleans and various locales in the Midwest.
After meeting while they both worked in management at the renowned
Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, the couple wed and then honeymooned at the nearby
Ogé House. They were taken by the peacefulness of the place and immediately conjured up a dream to escape the world of big hotels and open a small inn of their own someday. Nine years later, their dream became a reality.
The magic of a dream-come-true can still be felt throughout the Joshua Grindle Inn, their warmly accomodating
Grindle Guest House and the unique
Dolphin House. New
package ideas, creature comforts, and warm aromas wafting from the kitchen all illustrate the love and care this couple and their staff exude.
The Reinharts and their sixteen-year-old daughter live at the Inn, ensuring that no detail goes unnoticed. "Our family and our staff invite guests to come and nourish both body and soul at the legendary Joshua Grindle Inn," offers Charles.