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88 Bear Valley Road, Corner of Hwy 1 and Bear Valley Road, Olema, CA 94950
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Bear Valley Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Olema B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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InTheory
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We made a return trip to the Bear Valley Inn and stayed once more in the Hummingbird Cottage. There are many pluses to this little inn--proximity to Pt. Reyes Station, Inverness, and all the great hiking trails nearby, as well as the overall comfortable-ness of the BVI...like a well-worn hiking boot. I appreciated the "green" practices of the Inn and... More

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Modesto, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a winter getaway and loved it. Cute house and well located for everything we wanted to do. Eat, hike, whale- watch. We got great tips for all of these activities. We will be back! Only request would be to have hand lotion in the room. Nice to have when you have been out in the sun... More

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Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Bear Valley Inn. Due to the dry winter it has been lovely to visit the area (except not quite as green as usual). However, I am very sorry that there was not hand lotion in the rooms. There should be. We will make sure that they have not gone missing. More

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Tasty organic food, a 'green' operation, and comfy accomodations. Lovely location, withing easy biking distance to Point Reyes Natl Seashore. see http://www.bearvinn.com/breakfast/BVI_Environmental_Award_Article_marinij.pdf for more info.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I really like the owners -- they're helpful and have wonderful tips to share about the area. I also love how they're aiming to make it a green inn. What a nice tea selection too. Areas of improvement: I did agree with some other reviewers that the breakfast seemed to be lacking (at least during the weekdays) The other issue... More

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Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

We get great guests at the Bear Valley Inn. In 2010 we lowered our rates and changed the breakfast offering, focusing on organic granola and muesli, Straus milk, fresh fruit, juice and coffee and tea (a large selection of Mighty Leaf teas). On the weekends we bake scones or muffins. The breakfast is healthy and leaves lots of room for... More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I stayed at the Bear Valley Inn while on a business trip in 2004 and again 2007. My room was very bright and comfortable. It was an easy walk down the road to dinner. The drive and beaches over at Point Reyes are gorgeous. What a quaint area. I would love to go back for fun and relaxation next time.

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Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that you had a good stay at the inn and really pleased that you chose to return to our property! We look forward to seeing you again down the road. Happy travels. More

Kansas City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I secured the Hummingbird Cottage, a separate space adjacent to the main house, at the Bear Valley Inn for 4 women for early December. The cottage is centrally located to Pt. Reyes National Seashore and not far from the town of Pt. Reyes Station where there is a grocery, restaurants, boutique shops and a nice small town ambiance. Nothing of... More

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Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

Olema is a very small place with population 50, located just two miles south of the town of Point Reyes Station. However in Olema there are six lodging properties and a public campground. We are located just one half mile from the headquarters for the Point Reyes National Seashore. There are two restaurants and a deli in Olema. I recall... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Overall, I had a good experience at the Bear Valley Inn. The main reason to come here is its proximity to Point Reyes National Seashore and the pristine, relaxed charm of the town of Olema. Blink and you will miss the town of Olema. I say that in a positive way because it had a very peaceful, tranquil atmosphere. The... More

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Management response:

The guest who wrote this review called several times to arrange a mid-day check-in, to check on directions and have her questions answered prior to coming to the Inn. We did our best to make sure that she had the correct information to get herself settled in and believe that she enjoyed her time at Point Reyes. We provided maps,... More

Zurich/Switzerland
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
69 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The interactions with the innkeepers were short, but friendly & helpful. As experienced bed & breakfast users we were disappointed with the Bear Valley Inn. We’d booked it based on the great reviews, but we feel it lacks character, comfort & charm we’ve experienced in other B&Bs we‘ve stayed at over the past years. This place seems neglected and not... More

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Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Bear Valley Inn is a good place to stay while visiting the Point Reyes Area. We have lots of maps, guidebooks and are happy to describe the trails and points of interest. The breakfast is simple and nutritious, the coffee is strong. There are as many different bed and breakfast experiences as there are... More

San Francisco, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Very comfortable place. Nice living room. Great location. Wireless internet.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Very nice, cozy inn. Very friendly & helpful owners. Being served with a healthy breakfast was nice for a change :-). We would definitely go back. Also a great alternative to stay when visiting San Francisco.

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Address: 88 Bear Valley Road, Corner of Hwy 1 and Bear Valley Road, Olema, CA 94950
Location: United States > California > Olema
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thirty-five miles from San Francisco and fifty miles from Napa and wine country, this is a perfect launching spot for exploring the Point Reyes area. Built in 1910, the charming house is surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails in Point Reyes National Seashore. Continental breakfast only available in cottage or main house. ... more   less 
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