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Cottages at Point Reyes Seashore
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

My wife and I have been coming to the Inverness Valley Inn for over ten years. We have been here for one or two nights on many occasions, and one year we spent a whole weeks vacation here (1 hour and 15 minutes from our house!! Still one of our favorite vacations ever) It's so close to the whole Bay Area, but you feel like you're off in a far away land. The rooms are large, very comfortable, with kitchen facilities, bbq's, and very accomodating hosts. They provide everything you need or want, and then leave you alone. The grounds are spacious, with large trees and open areas. To say that a stay at the Inverness Valley Inn is peaceful, would be an understatement.
The Inn is marvelous, but the location is the magic. This Inn is at the very entrance to the incredible Point Reyes National Seashore. It's situated right by the gorgeous Tomales Bay as well, which is a photographers paradise. Actually, the whole area is a photo paradise.
I'm amazed by how many people do not know that we have a national treasure right here at our doorstep. Spectacular scenery abounds, incredible hikes ranging from very easy to quite strenuous, whale watching from the great lighthouse, history galore at the sight first viewed by Europeans as Drake hauled out on the beach at what is now know as Drakes Bay, and on and on, and on.
And the food...Point Reyes is home to such local treasures as the Cowgirl Creamery (foodies heaven), Bovine Bakery (sticky buns and the best sesame crusted bread anywhere!!!!!), Tomales Bay oysters, Fresh Dungeness crab in season, and a bounty of fresh, local organic produce. And there are several very good restaurants as well. This alone is worth the trip.
So, do yourself a favor, and book a night or two at the Inverness Valley Inn...you'll be back, I promise you.

Room Tip: There are several configurations for the rooms...most are located in 4-plexes. Some get morning sun, some afternoon. There are pet friendly rooms, but we haven't tried them. The Natl. park has very limited access to dogs, so proceed with caution. There is a pool, and a nice large hot tub outside.
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3  Thank djoseph51
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

My husband and I stayed here 44 years ago and had wonderful memories of our stay. We had forgotten a few details but found that the Inn is better than ever. The cabins had been refurbished and the pool and spa had been added. The owners were very hospitable and helpful and we would highly recommend this beautiful place.

Room Tip: Get something away from the road noise.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Janet R
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

A lovely place to stay. We were only able to stay one night on our round trip in the U.S. but would like to stay again. The only thing that was lacking was a place near by or on-sight were you could buy fresh sandwiches etc.

Quaint, relaxing and with a beautiful country charm. Fireplace inside, animals outside, just a perfect romantic place. We loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

We were so pleasantly surprised by finding the Inverness Valley Inn! It was a peaceful retreat after having spent time traveling from the east. The room was exceptionally clean and comfortable and the surrounding property a treat! Our hosts were gracious and accomodating. We hope to return at some point!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Cathy J
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This is a pretty property and the owners are very nice, but the walls between the units are thin. We could here every conversation of the people in the next unit. Although this place looks rural, it is on the main road to Pt. Reyes National Park and there is considerable road noise. There is also no AC, so if the sun is out on a warm day, it is too hot to be in the room.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ltgarg
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