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Mill Rose Inn Wedding Rather Than a Beach Wedding

August 21, 2016 by Mill Rose Inn

Why have a Mill Rose Inn Wedding rather than a Beach Wedding?

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Half Moon Bay is a wonderful area for everyone to visit, especially on your special Mill Rose Inn Wedding. Nestled between the coast and the redwood forest, Half Moon Bay is a classic romantic getaway. Enjoy a picnic on the beach and take view a beautiful sunset, or take in an early morning hike in the heavenly redwood forest where crystal clear creek waters show you of the natural wonders of the world.

The Mill Rose Inn is located in the heart of Half Moon Bay and offers a luxurious, intimate, and indulgent atmosphere where lovers and guests alike lose themselves in English country gardens. The owner and innkeeper Eve Baldwin, will help coordinate your wedding. With over 30 years of helping couples create and personalize their wedding day and host receptions, wedding couples can be assured that they can relax and enjoy their special day.

The weather in Half Moon Bay can be unpredictable. Tents and other accommodations at the Mill Rose are offered if the forecast is less than perfect. The Mill Rose Inn is a short distance to the beach for a visit. You can go to the ocean-side to take some wedding photos, or shop and dine in our delightfully picturesque downtown. Street parking plentiful in front of the inn, and if the wedding party is of a larger size the Mill Rose is a wonderfully short distance to other hotels.

There is no better place to create and cherish everlasting memories of your most timeless and unforgettable Mill Rose Inn wedding. Celebrate from day to night surrounded by beauty, twinkling lights, and nighttime glow.

For more information on weddings and special events at the Mill Rose Inn, please visit this link: Mill Rose Inn Weddings

5 Fantastic Things to Do at the Año Nuevo State Park

November 13, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

Elephant Seals at Año Nuevo State ParkAño Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA, is best known for the approximately 10,000 elephant seals who return yearly to breed. Not only does this state park offer this amazing opportunity to watch elephant seals in their natural habitat, but it also brings families from all over the world! On top of the amazing sights, Año Nuevo State Park weather is nearly perfect year round. Winter daytime averages rarely drop below 60 degrees leaving you with a perfect day exploring the beautiful scenery.

5 Things to Do at the Año Nuevo State Park

  1. Hike the Trails at Año Nuevo State Park
    Explore Año Nuevo State Park through its five different hiking trails including Año Nuevo Point Trail, New Years Creek and Steele Trails, Franklin Point Trails, and Whitehouse Canyon Trails.

    The Año Nuevo Point Trail is a 3-4 mile hike, round-trip. On this trail, you can see much more than just the elephant seals. The trail begins near the Marine Education Center and theater, which used to be the cattle barn and horse barn of the Steele Ranch. About 400 feet beyond the starting point you’ll come across the 5-ton remnant of the Point Arena’s hull. After meeting with the New Years Creek Trail, you’ll hike above an earthen dam that is home to many endangered species such as the red-legged frog. Following the earthen dam, you’ll see the beauty of Cove Beach. The natural preserve section of the trail is only accessible with a valid permit or during a guided tour.

    The New Years Creek and Steele Trails are considered connector trails, but they offer much more than just that. On the New Years Creek Trail, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the California quails who call the northern end of the trail home. With beautiful scenery and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, don’t miss out on this trail. The Steele Trail is rather short but takes you past the historic Dickerman-Steel house.

    The Franklin Point Trails include Franklin Point, Whitehouse Creek, Atkinson Bluff, and Cascade Creek Trails. Franklin Point Trail winds throughout dunes to a secluded beach while the Atkinson Bluff Trail connects Franklin Point to Whitehouse Creek and Cascade Creek. Crisscross your way through a now-rare coastal prairie habitat by hiking both the Whitehouse Creek and Cascade Creek trails

    Finally, the Whitehouse Canyon Trails will provide you with a beautiful walk through the redwoods.
  2. Surf at Cove Beach
    This beach stretches 1 mile from the Año Nuevo cliffs to the San Mateo/Santa Cruz county line. Visitors to this beach come for a multitude of reasons from a world-class surf break to seeing the different types of local animals.
  3. Get Married at Año Nuevo State Park
    With all of the surrounding beauty, this would be a perfect place to profess your commitment to the one you love. If you are interested in getting married in Año Nuevo State Park, you will need to obtain a permit by emailing SMPermits@parks.ca.gov.
  4. See the Elephant Seals at Año Nuevo State Park 
    The elephant seal’s breeding season begins when the males arrive in December. After about 4 to 6 weeks after the seal pups are born, they will start to molt their black fur coat to reveal a shiny silver coat. For more information on the elephant seals, make sure to check out the park website.
  5. Take Guided Walks at Año Nuevo State Park
    Finally, if you are not adventurous or just prefer a guided walk over a hike, be sure to make a reservation. From guided seal walks to other specialty walks, Año Nuevo State Park has you covered.

After an enjoyable day at Año Nuevo State Park, come back to Mill Rose Inn and relax. Located in beautiful Half Moon Bay, we would love to host you. After a great night’s sleep you will receive a gourmet breakfast delivered right to your room. For more information about Half Moon Bay make sure to download our Vacation Guide.

Photo credit: benketaro / Flickr

How to Plan Your Half Moon Bay Wedding: Let Us Do It!

March 21, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Half Moon Bay WeddingHalf Moon Bay, CA is a popular wedding destination due to its natural beauty and temperate climate.  Couples who want their wedding set in a scenic location will be happy they chose Half Moon Bay on the California coast. If you’re looking for a gorgeous venue for your Half Moon Bay wedding, look no further than the Mill Rose Inn.  Our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast is set on almost an acre of amazing gardens full of colorful blooming flowers, creating an ideal setting for saying your vows and celebrating your love.

Mill Rose Inn has specialized in English country garden weddings and receptions since 1982.  Our inn can accommodate weddings with between 20 and 150 guests. The picturesque inn is filled with opulent decor, antiques and period decor perfect for an elegant affair. The gardens provide a spectacular outdoor venue for ceremonies and reception, with fragrant and colorful plants blooming all year. What could be more romantic? And our luxurious rooms and suites make the perfect honeymoon spot for the couple after the wedding festivities have ended.  Each room has its own private bath and private entrance. The suites have fireplaces and bathtubs for ultimate relaxation.

Our wedding package options include the basics needed to create a memorable ceremony and reception.  The Mill Rose Inn provides the entire inn, all guest rooms, gardens and set up & clean up. A separate rehearsal date will also be provided if desired. Other amenities include an on-site dance area, music system, outdoor heaters, parking, complementary corkage and cake cutting.

You’ll have the assistance of our wedding coordinator and consultant to help plan your ideal day.  The coordinator, Eve Baldwin, has the expertise to ensure every aspect is perfect.  By using the wedding coordinator you will be able to relax and enjoy your special day rather than stressing about details.  We believe you should be able to savor each moment of your wedding day, so we strive to make that happen.

Our wedding coordinator has recommendations for local wedding vendors that we’re happy to share upon request.  For instance, favorite caterers are Continental Caterers and Shumann’s Four Seasons.  We also have ideas for photographers, music, officiants and more. Or if you’d rather, you can search for Half Moon Bay wedding vendors here.  Whether you choose to use one of our preferred vendors or your own, we will work with them to make sure your Half Moon Bay wedding is everything you’ve always envisioned.

The Mill Rose Inn’s wedding coordinator and staff will ensure that you have everything you need to make your big day go smoothly.  When you choose our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast you and your guests will also have access to our six guest rooms on the wedding day and night, which includes a full champagne breakfast the following morning.  This is a wonderful option for an intimate destination wedding.  So, when you’re planning your Half Moon Bay wedding, let the knowledgable staff at Mill Rose Inn take care of the details so you can enjoy the festivities!

 

Photo courtesy Torsten Mangner.