Get to Mendocino before anyone else, then slow down ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Much of the town of Mendocino was built in the 19th century by transplanted New Englanders. Jay Graham The Brewery Gulch Inn was built from recycled redwood and sits atop a hill a half mile south of Mendocino. Jay Graham It is a vacation refuge for which the automated e-mail reply, “I will be unreachable by e-mail or phone,’’ is literally true. Jay Graham In the evening, the inn lays out a gourmet buffet. Paradoxically, Mendocino’s attractions don’t attract that many visitors — barely 2 million a year.