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Thibodaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

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)... More 

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

It was a delight to have you two as guests! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

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... More 

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

Andrejs, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Amanda More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

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... More 

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

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! More 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

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

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. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Amanda has done a loving job of restoring this old house. The location is quiet and close driving distance to Point Reyes. I got a good night's sleep. Sorry, I can't call what was offered as "breakfast." Nice fruit and home made yogurt, decent coffee (not available until 7:30). The 'granola was nearly raw oats and nuts...no oil or honey...and... More 

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1 Thank Gene K
Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments on our inn. Your rate for the room for Sunday evening was $150 plus tax. Our breakfast is healthy and includes both muesli and granola from From the Fields, a Marin company that sources all organic ingredients. I love the granola and we get many compliments on the food as well as on our organic... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We've stayed here a few times and were never disappointed. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, the rooms are charming and very clean, and the breakfasts are excellent. This place is walking distance from "downtown" Olema, and only a 5 minute drive from Point Reyes station. Will definitely be staying here next time I come back to Point Reyes.

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Thank Maxim L
Bearvinn, Owner at Bear Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the area. We look forward to your return to Bear Valley Inn! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We spent one night at Bear Valley Inn at wish it would have been longer! There is so much to see and do in the area and the B&B is a cosy and relaxing place to stay to enjoy it all! We stayed in the Poppy room, which is the room with the bathroom across the hall but we didn't... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We absolutely loved our 2 night stay in Hummingbird Cottage and would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay if you want to visit the Point Reyes Seashore Area. The Cottage was more than spacious for our family of 4. We found that the beds were very comfortable and could not hear the road noise at all. Plus... 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 Pt. Reyes area! The hummingbirds are one of our favorite things about the cottage as well. We hope that you have the opportunity to return in the future, since there will soon be two sinks in the cottage, and a few other upgrades as well. And we commend you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We spent one night here recently. It's a small place and sound travels. Our bathroom was across the hall from our room, though there was a screen we could pull out to prevent others from seeing us. Breakfast was light, consisting of fruit, yogurt and muesli, the latter of which was delicious. There was orange juice, too, as well as... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us. I remember talking about the hiking and I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Point Reyes Area. The muesli and granola are from a company called From the Fields and their products are excellent. A suggestion to all reviewers, if you experience weak coffee or any other issue at an inn, it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Built in 1910, the charming house is surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails in Point Reyes National Seashore. Continental breakfast only available in cottage or main house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bear Valley Inn

Address: 88 Bear Valley Road, Corner of Hwy 1 and Bear Valley Road, Olema, CA 94950
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Olema
Price Range: $115 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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