Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) nature education center and overnight lodging facility along the Mendocino Coast, CA, that serves as a gateway to Jug Handle State Reserve and the world’s largest intact Pygmy Forest Ecological Staircase. Our 39 acres include a native plant nursery, gardens, forests, meadows, and nature trails..

Lodging & Retreat

Charms of a gracious farmhouse. Step into the sweetness of a mellower era. A home filled with the richness of history.


A special magic for your special events. Your “Happy Ever After” starts right here.


Tranquil campsites, surrounded by trees. Wake up to the sounds of nature.

Facility Improvements

Future Development

New facilities will offer more options for hosting visitors.

Ecological Staircase

Pigmy forest

Be sure to visit the unique pygmy forest at Jug Handle State Reserve, adjacent to our property.


Learning to nurture the wild. Forging memories that can change lives.

Native Plant Nursery

Local native treasures for gardens or restoration


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The joys of quiet wildlife watching