I reserved the Hummingbird Cottage through the Bear Valley Lodge website for the end of April 2018, three months in advance. The pictures on their website weren't the same as Tripadvisor, which made us uneasy. We decided not to make the trip, so I sent an reply email a day after making the reservation to the Webervation email from the confirmation. No other email on their website. No response until I sent a Facebook message. I confirmed that we wanted to cancel. They charged us $25 because that is their policy. Given the varied reviews and information, along with paying $25 for having a reservation for a day or so three months in advance, why risk it?
What a great place! My wife and I stayed two nights on a recent cycling trip. The B&B itself was clean and comfortable; the beautiful rustic gardens offered inviting outdoor space to relax, enjoy a glass of wine, etc. Location was close to local dining, Point Reyes National Park, and Point Reyes town center. Owners Ken and Amanda (avid cyclists) were very helpful and offered great recommendations for local activities during our stay. Highly recommend this quaint B&B to cyclists and non-cyclists looking for a restful escape!
This is one of the most pleasant places I've taken a room. The room itself was perfect -- a comfortable bed with plenty of room to stash stuff, prepare for going out, etc. Particularly beautiful with sunshine streaming through the windows in the pm; and, in the morning, the sunshine streamed in through the bathroom window, across the hall and into my room. Before leaving, I had the delightful breakfast that was prepared and laid out on the dining table downstairs. Nothing fancy -- delicious granola or muesli, home made yogurt and the like. Delicious coffee. I loved it.
My favourite place to stay in my slow travel through Marin! Everything is thoughtfully placed for the traveller. On arrival you can help yourself to cold water, coffee, or choose. From an an abundance of beautiful organic teas or port or other wines. The living area is prettily decorated & set up with games, books & newspapers & is comfortable with a gas fire. The Tides room was a delight - took me a bit to work out how to turn on the shower, as not familiar with that type, but got there in the end. A teeny tip would be to have some instructions for folks from abroad :-) The gardens are picturesque- I was fortunate to visit at the time of year when the flowers were blooming. A very short walk to the 2 local restaurants, store and the 'Uncommon Mercantile' shop which is fun to look at. The breakfast was perfect for me, as what I would prefer to eat anyway & a bonus that everything was local & organic. Best fresh squeezed orange juice ever tasted. Was travelling on my own but if I get an opportunity to come back to California the Bear Valley Inn is the place I would insist on revisiting with my partner.…
Cozy and Charming grounds. The rooms are lovely. Convenient to restaurants and park. Breakfast is simple but very good and a good way to start the day. Pillows are not the greatest and could use a revamp.