Loved the feel and setting of the barn loft in Schoolhouse Compound. Number of goofy things that could easily be remedied, and we wondered why they had not. Microwave and toaster on a shelf in the kitchen, but no place to plug them in without moving them. No coffee filters for the drip coffee system. Lack of electrical outlets in the first place, and most did not work. Two elements on the range did not work. No BBQ on our patio as promised, so we moved one from another part of the property. Dishes dirty and cookware dusty. Still a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Just up the hill from town so nice for walking to shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After ten years of hard work at night and on weekends, with not much more than our carpentry skills and determination, we had a home. We raised children, chickens, vegetables, fruit trees and honey bees here, making blackberry jam every summer. We built the wood-fired oven in the garden, a pond, Jasmine Cottage, Gray's Retreat and the Barn Loft. I was a professional artist for many years, then commuted from the Schoolhouse to U.C. Berkeley to become a landscape architect. Twenty-five years ago I converted the carriage house to Jasmine Cottage. It was the very first cottage open to visitors as a Point Reyes vacation rental. Point Reyes area lodging at the time was just a few traditional bed and breakfasts in Inverness with a couple small motels on that side of Tomales Bay. Inverness was the place for holidays then; Point Reyes was a working cow town. Nobody thought visitors would want to stay in the little town of Pt. Reyes. Because I offered a secluded garden cottage with an invitation to bring the children and the family dog, Jasmine Cottage was instantly popular as a romantic get-away and a family retreat. Sixteen years ago I designed and built the barn that houses Gray's Retreat and the Barn Loft, intended as places for our extended family to visit and as part-time vacation rentals. ... more less