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Bear Valley Inn

88 Bear Valley Road, Corner of Hwy 1 and Bear Valley Road, Olema, CA 94950
Bear Valley Inn
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  • 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed at BVI last nigh, room (Tides) nice although tight, inn location great, historic building, nice lounge and complementary sherry. We were sitting in lounge and staff came to lock front door and turned off half lights, pattern repeated in the mornign when same staff came into lounge and turned off the gas fire - too warm. Light breakfast consisted... More 

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

We are sorry that our inn did not meet your expectations. We do serve a light breakfast consisting of From the Fields granola, produced here in Marin County, Straus milk and half and half, locally roasted coffee, Mighty Leaf tea options and fruit along with homemade yogurt made from Straus milk from local dairies. We also serve orange juice and... More 

Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Although I'm nearly a year overdue writing my glowing recommendation of the Bear Valley Inn, my travel notes reminded me quickly of how much I enjoyed my stay. I was a solo guest for a week during June 2014, taking day trips and hikes around the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding areas. Perfect location to access everything. My home... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. I remember helping you get your Internet sorted. I'm glad that your stay was a good one! More 

San Ramon, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We choose this inn based on the facts that they are a green business and could accommodate a family of five for only 2 nights on a long weekend. The inn has a lot of charm. We were staying in the cottage adjacent to the main house where the owners live. I did not actually meet them (my husband briefly... More 

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Point Reyes area. I'm glad that the after hours check-in worked for your family. We have plans to upgrade the sink in the cottage. The rate for the cottage is based on the number of people staying with a base rate of $200 mid-week and $225 on weekends with... More 

New York, New York, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of our favorite destinations in the world, and we've stayed in various cottages and rental houses when coming here. This time, it was hard to find an available cottage that would sleep 2 adults and 2 children. I was a bit nervous about booking Hummingbird Cottage at the Bear Valley Inn, as the reviews... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Olema. We appreciate feedback from our guests. More 

Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I loved this B&B. Spend a chilly night in front of their fire, sipping Sherry, with our feet up on their little stuffed bear, then headed upstairs to enjoy clean, well-appointed rooms with comfy beds and warm comforters. I liked the breakfast and was really delighted to know everything was organic and fresh. Granted, it is not a huge hearty... More 

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

We are so pleased you had a good visit to Pt. Reyes. Thank you for your kind words about the inn. We agree that there is a lot to do in the area and we look forward to welcoming you back to the area when you return. More 

California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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