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Bear Valley Cottage

Traveler (33)
Room & Suite (19)
Dining (3)


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. The charming cottage is surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails in Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Traveler rating
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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
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Response from Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Cottage
Responded Jan 23, 2018
I'm very sorry to hear about your frustration with our property. In 2017 we transitioned from having a full inn (B&B) to just the cottage. The photos on Trip Advisor are different from our website, and the website is accurate. I'm not clear why the email did not come in on our end, but after an exhaustive search, I found nothing in my email box. A quick call to clear up any questions and discuss your concerns about the property is always welcome. Our cancellation policy is clearly stated on the booking portal. Often if folks have concerns or questions, they give a call before booking online. We are always happy to take a booking over the phone as well. I hope that if you visit California that you get the opportunity to visit the Point Reyes, it is an amazing place! Amanda
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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
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Response from Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Cottage
Responded Aug 27, 2016
It was a delight to have you two as guests!
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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
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Response from Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Cottage
Responded May 23, 2016
Andrejs, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Amanda
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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
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Response from Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Cottage
Responded May 20, 2016
Thank you for the kind comments! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to West Marin. You did come at the perfect time for the gardens!
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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.
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Response from Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Cottage
Responded May 3, 2016
Thank you for review. We have spare pillows and keep a wide assortment since we know that pillow choices vary greatly. Always good to ask during your stay.The inn location is ideal for visits to the park and walking for a local meal. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Bathroom in cottage
Cozy Back Porch
The Back of the Hummingbird Cottage
Living Room
Redwood Room
"Can't go wrong. I think my room, "Poppy," is smallest and cheapest."
"Away from Route 1."
"book a hotel or b&b in point rayes"
"The Inn itself may have more quiet rooms, as the Hummingbird Cottage is closer to the road."
"Rustic at best, dirty at least. Bring your own towels and books, DVDs, games. Stock up on food before you come."
Bear Valley Inn
United StatesCaliforniaOlema
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