I Always Wanted to Visit Cabot Cove, Maine

JB Fletchers House

Blair House aka J.B. Fletcher’s House from Murder She Wrote

And now I’m getting to do it! We’re in Mendocino, California which was the stand in for Cabot Cove in the television series Murder She Wrote, with Angela Lansbury. Loved that series. Mendocino really does look like the images from the series!  It is something of an art community and has a lot of tourists, and therefore a lot of B&Bs and cottages.

We’re staying at the Alegria Inn and have our very own A-frame cottage with a private garden. It is small but not too small – cozy really is the best word for it. There’s a kitchen and dining table for eating in, a living room and television. And a wood stove for those cold nights when the wind comes in over the water. The bedroom is a loft and ADORABLE. The description says the space has a “playhouse feel” and I couldn’t agree more, complete with that childhood sense of excitement.


Alegria Cottage


Alegria Dining and Living Area with Windows Looking Out on to Private Garden

There’s wonderful nutritious breakfast and a breath-taking dining room view over a garden and trail down to the water. (We could also have breakfast delivered to our cottage if we wanted). And the owners and operators are so nice!

We even got a welcome note!


Postcard with view of garden and trail to the beach, and Welcome Note that says: “Best wishes for a fun and relaxing time together here at Alegria and around Mendocino! -Elaine & Eric and all the staff

And just because it’s fitting, I’ll close with an episode of…Murder She Wrote! (1997’s South by Southwest)