We stayed here for 2 nights over the Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 2011). This is a cozy little inn off the beaten track about 15 min drive from the small town of Point Reyes Station.
Pros: The place is a haven for watching wildlife; it’s right on the edge of the water so there’s all kinds of birds and waterfowl to watch. There was osprey flying over almost daily. It’s lovely to wake up and go to the communal kitchen/living area and eat breakfast watching hummingbirds feeding on the other side of the window. It’s in a beautiful setting. The communal living area is a really nice touch – there’s a pool table, shared games and books, a TV, and a log fire. This is a good place to chat to other guests. Point Reyes Station (the closest small town) has a large, well-stocked grocery store that will supply even the most elegant of self-catering guests, and picnickers. The staff were very friendly. Top tip; some of the rooms have little terraces attached, so try to opt for one of those; we didn’t have one, but it would have been lovely to take a private breakfast there in the mornings looking at the beautiful view.
Cons: The rooms are not sound proof, more than that you seemed to be able to hear everything that’s happening in the rooms either side of you, or out on the walk way in front of the rooms. We had a family with young children next door to us for one of the nights and basically had to get up early the next day because the kids were up & crying. You could even hear people walking around, talking and snoring. Take ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper. Apart from that there are no restaurants within walking distance; the distance from town means you have to drive to dinner making drinking alcohol problematic. The rooms are also a little dark.
In summery if you love the outdoors, and wildlife (especially birds) this place would be a gem, this is a good base from which to explore the rural beauty of Point Reyes. but it’s quite remote, and not the right spot for a super romantic, private stay because of the communal lounge and sound-sharing rooms.
If you do drive into town the best meal we had was at Osteria Stellina – the brisket was the tastiest thing I’d eaten in a long time.
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