HOTELS MAGAZINE | LARRY MOGELONSKY/The Hotel Mogel: I’ve known the people at Timber Cove Inn for quite some time now. Maybe it’s the gentle Pacific breeze or the tranquil seclusion of sparsely populated Northern California, but the senior managers and staff at this coastal resort property are some of the nicest you’ll ever met.They also have a lot of wisdom to share when it comes to marketing a hotel that is somewhat off the beaten track — in Jenner, California, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the nearest international airport (San Francisco). It was my pleasure to interview Timber Cove Inn General Manager Keith Hill.
Larry Mogelonsky: Tell me a little bit about the history of Timber Cove Inn.
Keith Hill: The area surrounding the hotel was originally inhabited by Russian traders over 200 years ago. The coastline of the Timber Cove region is so stunning and inspirational that pioneering photographer Ansel Adams spent a great deal of time in the area capturing timeless images.
The inn itself was designed and built by Richard Clements, opening its doors in 1963. Mr. Clements’ design was inspired by the great Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps the most respected architect in U.S. history, which is evident immediately upon arriving to the property. The near exclusive use of redwood and stone to construct the framework of the inn, and the manner in which it was contoured to the rocky bluffs of the Pacific, represent a truly unique configuration that brings along with it unforgettable character and tremendous sense of place.
Over its history, Timber Cove Inn has offered reasonably priced accommodations in a world-class setting, granting us one of the more diverse and extensive guest demographics you will find. The location and feel of the property naturally lends itself to romantic couples who want to disconnect from the distractions of their daily routine and recharge their batteries in one of the most peaceful environments you can imagine. FOR THE FULL STORY