National Register of Historic Places in Mendocino County
At the beginning of the 20th century, Gualala was an important logging area and a stop on the stage route between Fort Ross and Mendocino Village.
The Milano Hotel which stood on the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean between Gualala and Bowens Landing, California, was a two story frame venacular structure in the "Flat Front Italianate" style. It was built entirely of redwood by local craftsmen under the direction of the owner Batiste Luchinetti who operated it as a hotel, saloon and dining room.
The upstairs contained seven hotel rooms and two bathrooms, and the main floor contained the family living quarters and a saloon, dining room, sitting room and kitchens.
Excerpted from the NRHP Nomination.
The Milano Hotel was destroyed by fire.