Massage Cottage at Joshua Grindle

If your relationship needs some juice, the Joshua Grindle Inn is offering a Rub and Tub romantic  getaway to lead you back to a loving place.

The two-night package includes a room with mantle fireplace and large whirlpool tub (complete with rubber duckie), a full breakfast each morning and a one-hour massage for each of you at the inn’s Chez Bambu massage studio.The studio is tucked away down a path amid the inn’s extensive gardens.

Perched on a knoll overlooking Mendocino Village and the ocean, the inn is a little slice of New England. Currently ranked No. 3 out of 26 North Coast inns on TripAdvisor, the Joshua Grindle shoots for impeccable service and is one of only 400 inns accepted onto the Select Registry of Distinguished Inns of North America.

At $678 including tax, the package offers a savings of more than $70 off what you would pay booking the same rooms with two massages separately. Actually, add in the tax and the savings are greater.

To enjoy the same atmosphere, service and views, you could book the cozy but less expensive Meadow View room on your own (only $189 a night). It has no hot tub but it does have a sitting area for two on a wood deck. Add two massages for $170 and you’ve saved more than $100 off the package, although your room won’t have a whirlpool tub.

The Joshua Grindle is at 44800 Little Lake Road in Mendocino. For information call 800-474-6353 or visit