This was our second stay at the Bear Valley Inn and we were, once again, THRILLED with our accommodations! The location of the Inn is just a block away from the Olema Inn & Olema Farmhouse, just minutes from the Bear Valley Visitor's Center and a short drive to downtown Pt. Reyes Station. It's a nice sized property with a down home country feel!
We stayed in the private Hummingbird Cottage for 4 nights and really enjoyed the serene, peaceful environment. This spacious cottage had everything we needed to make ourselves at home! The comfortable living room was a perfect reading area and housed board games, books & movies. Free WI-FI was also available. The beds felt secluded and were ultra cozy. My husband and I were so taken with the bedding that we purchased the same sheets for all our beds at home ... the Coyuchi Cotton Outlet is located in Pt. Reyes Station! The bunkbed was a huge hit with our 5 yr old, who would've been thrilled to stay in the cottage our entire visit. The bathroom was a bit small and had just a corner shower but there was a roomy sink area outside it which helped with space. A large farm table sat in the middle of the cottage and was a perfect meeting area for meals and day planning. Lastly, the small kitchen was a HUGE convenience! It had a small refrigerator, two burner stove, coffee pot, microwave, toaster and all the pots, pans, cups, plates, knives, utensils etc... needed to use it. There was a well stocked supply of organic teas, coffee, creamer, milk, fruit, homemade granola and homemade yogurt.
Amanda & Ken were very friendly and helped me schedule a surprise on-site massage for my hubby. They maintained the perfect balance of being available for our questions yet casually stayed out of sight. We appreciated the space & respect. And we REALLY appreciated the delicious breakfasts that Amanda made! Yummy egg dishes made from eggs laid by the on site chickens, scrumptious muffins and scones, to die for bacon and tasty jams & chutneys. Not to mention fresh squeezed juices! Wow!
We hiked around the area, enjoyed our time on the beach, shopped in Pt. Reyes Station and dined at the wonderful local restaurants ... but our favorite part of our trip was spending time at that cottage. We loved relaxing, napping, reading, playing board games and watching movies together! It was a perfect family get away!
The Hummingbird Cottage is a great spot for small families, for girlfriends looking for a quiet getaway or for couples wanting privacy and a little bit of extra space. We will definitely be visiting the Bear Valley Inn again!
- 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. The charming cottage is surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails in Point Reyes National Seashore. ... more less