20 years after meeting at Half Moon Bay’s Shorebird Restaurant, with a 10-year side trip in the hotel business, Kevin & Sandy VanderBes decided to take their passion for hotels, food & wine a step further. In June 2011, Samir Tuma introduced them to this wonderful inn on the coast he was restoring and by the end of the weekend it was clear that this was a match for the ages.
Kevin & Sandy treat Circa ‘62 as an extension of their home, where they raised a half dozen or so kids, entertained friends and grandkids by preparing seasonal and simple, well-made food raised in the neighborhood. It is all about bringing family and friends together to celebrate life. Circa ‘62 is a tribute to the “Great American Breakfast” coupled with an eye for fun and unforgettably warm hospitality. Kevin and Sandy have moved on now but the hospitality and great breakfast continue on!
A word about our historic setting, the Ledford Farmhouse
In 1862, just ten years following the arrival of the first settlers on the Mendocino Coast (and a year before Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address), mill owner and rancher Charles Perkins, built the Inn’s historic Ledford Farmhouse. In 1888, Perkins built a mansion on the hill to the south of the Inn and, in so doing, renovated the farmhouse to give to his daughter as a wedding present. The coffered old growth redwood ceilings you see while dining at Circa ’62 were added for the wedding and were quite the statement of affluence and style for the time. Since Circa ‘62 opened we have done our best to live up to the beauty of Mr. Perkins home (yes, some of our guests and staff believe he’s still here) by serving a great breakfast that shows off the best local stuff, has a sense of fun and is really just an extension of our own home… We (he) can’t wait to meet you!
Let Circa ’62 play host to your next special event. We will work with you to craft a menu of local, seasonal produce and sustainable meats in an intimate setting. Private events at Circa are available for dinners only and allow a seated guest count of up to 44.
Our private events costs vary greatly depending on your tastes and desires – our starting point for food starts at about $50 per guest. Your choice of beverages, rentals, portage costs, 20% service charge and applicable taxes are an additional cost.
7051 Shoreline Highway
Little River, CA 95456
Gift certificates available.
We do NOT accept reservations.
Due to our modest size, we can only accommodate parties of 6 or fewer.
*menus are samples only, subject to change.