The Inn on Mt Ada in Avalon is a one-of-kind 6 guestroom bed & breakfast overlooking the Avalon Bay. Once the home of William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada, the Inn offers commanding views of Catalina Island, Avalon and the Pacific Ocean. Guests enjoy the Inn much the way that the Wrigleys did. The downstairs rooms are open to all guests to relax in the comfortable elegance of a bygone era evoked by this lovely home. A spectacular terrace wraps around the front of the Inn providing amazing views of the island, Avalon bay and the Pacific.
The Inn’s gracious and relaxed atmosphere allows guests the sense of being in a private home rather than a lodging establishment. The staff’s extraordinary attention to detail creates a comfortable and serene stay.
An honor bar is open throughout the day, along with fresh fruit, mixed nuts, soft drinks, beer and wine, port and home baked cookies, ice cream sundaes, popcorn, coffee, teas and cocoa. The Inn serves a hearty breakfast each morning and offers a seasonal lunch menu designed by the company’s Executive Chef, Matthew Alleshouse. Lunch is open to the public on a limited basis. Plans are being made to offer a High Tea and in the evening, heavy appetizers are served by your evening hostess.
A complimentary shuttle to and from the landing will be provided. You’re welcome to enjoy your own golf cart from check-in to check-out. All of the foregoing is included in the price of the accommodations.
The Inn on Mt. Ada consists of the original six guest rooms and suites overlooking Avalon Bay and the Pacific. Please note that the Inn does not have an elevator, and the guestrooms are on the second floor.
The Grand Suite is a two-room suite with an expansive private balcony overlooking Avalon Bay. The bedroom was Mr. Wrigley’s with a fireplace, queen size bed, large writing desk, full bath and overlooks the former ballpark. The second room was the living room shared by Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley with French doors leading to the balcony overlooking the bay and a connecting door to Mrs. Wrigley’s bedroom and sitting room.
The Queen’s Aviary was Mrs. Wrigley’s suite and has a charming sitting room overlooking the bay with a connecting door to the Grand Suite. The large sunny bedroom also looks out onto the bay and features a queen-sized bed, fireplace and full bathroom.
The Windsor Room was reserved for Wrigley’s special guests. The Prince of Wales, who later became the Duke of Windsor, was a guest in the 1920’s. Situated at the corner of the mansion, the room has a wrap-around view of both the bay and Pacific. The Windsor has a step-up queen bed, fireplace and full bath.
The Bethany Glen is a lovely, relaxing room with a queen-size bed, full bath, sitting area, fireplace and a semi-private balcony. Both the room and balcony have a beautiful view of the hillside, down to Lovers Cove and out to the ocean.
The Morning Glory is a charming room with a wall of windows and glass doors looking out to the lovely eucalyptus trees and the ocean beyond. It has a queen-size bed, a ¾ bath, a small sitting area and a semi-private balcony.
The Garden Porch is a classic old fashioned “sleeping porch” with windows that when open, disappear into the wall leaving two walls of lovely open windows looking out to the ocean and hillsides, welcoming the wonderful fresh ocean breeze into your room. The Garden Porch has a queen-size bed and full bath. A small private outdoor sitting area is adjacent to the room.
The Inn’s downstairs include a spacious living room with large windows on both the bay and ocean side, a cozy fireplace, game table and wonderfully comfortable furniture. The dining room has an amazing view of the eucalyptus and Pacific. Frequent sightings of Bald Eagles complete the view. Mr. Wrigley’s former pool room has been turned into a handsome den with a bar, fireplace and island views. From the den you step out to the glorious glassed-in sun porch with expansive views of the island’s hills, the village of Avalon and the bay.
Each room has been tastefully furnished with comfortably elegant furniture that adds to your enjoyment of relaxing, enjoying the views and soaking up the quiet, peaceful ambiance of the Inn.
Breakfast & Lunch at the Inn
Prospective guests or non-overnight patrons may view the Inn by enjoying breakfast or lunch with our overnight guests. Reservations are necessary, as seating is limited. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.
The Inn transports all incoming guests by private van upon arrival and departure to the island from the heliport, Airport-in-the-Sky, boat terminal, or other lodging properties.