Though not as picturesque as its coastal brethren, Ukiah is a good base for exploring Mendocino County. The Ukiah area is a source of lumber and winegrapes, and hosts a variety of small unusual shops and restaurants.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, 4951 Bodhi Way, (707)462-0939 . The largest Buddhist temple in the Western Hemisphere over 2,000 acres large, influenced by Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture. A must see.
Best Western Orchard Inn, 555 S Orchard Ave, +1 707 462-1514 or toll free +1 888 894-9903, .
Days Inn Ukiah, 950 N State Street, +1 707-462-7584, .
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1140 Airport Park Boulevard, +1 707 463-3600, ].
Holiday Inn Express, 1720 North State St, +1 707 462-5745, .
Motel 6, 1208 South State St, +1 707 468-5404, .
Hampton Inn, 1160 Airport Park Blvd, phone="707-462-6555" "
Discovery Inn Ukiah (Ukiah California Hotel), 1340 N. State Street, ☎ 707-462-8873, . Discovery Inn Ukiah Hotel offering comfortable and affordable accommodations located in the heart of Mendocino Wine County.(39.168981,-123.211824)edit
Vagabond Inn Ukiah, 601 Talmage Road, Ukiah, CA 95482, ☎ 707-462-8868, . checkin: 2:00pm; checkout: 11:00am. Vagabond Inn Ukiah offers adjoining rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, swimming pool, spa, cable TV, free WiFI, and other services.(39.135559,-123.19323)edit
To the south, Hopland is a small town of wineries and restaurants. Hopland is also home to the Real Goods Solar Living Center, a showcase of alternative energy techniques and products, and host to SolFest, an alternative energy festival, each summer.
To the west, Philo and Boonville are the centers of the Anderson Valley, a major wine region with many tasting rooms. Redwood Valley, located just north of Ukiah, is also home to several vineyards.
To the north, the city of Willits is home to the "Skunk Train" which runs through the redwoods along the Noyo River between Willits and Fort Bragg. Willits also hosts "Roots of Motive Power, " a museum devoted to steam and diesel equipment used to log the north coast.