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Bear Valley Cottage

88 Bear Valley Road, Olema, CA 94950
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Olema
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Julie L wrote a review Jan 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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?
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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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GuMarCat wrote a review Jun 2016
Thibodaux27 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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Andrejs wrote a review May 2016
71 contributions30 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Can't go wrong. I think my room, "Poppy," is smallest and cheapest.
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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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Dandelion8888_121212 wrote a review May 2016
Auckland, New Zealand98 contributions63 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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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Laura M wrote a review May 2016
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire81 contributions37 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Valley Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Bear Valley Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Cesar E. Chavez National Monument (4.7 miles) and Adorable Alpacas (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Valley Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bear Valley Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bear Valley Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bear Valley Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Keene Cafe, Moessner Farms, and Mulligan Room.
Are there any historical sites close to Bear Valley Cottage?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tehachapi Loop (7.0 miles).