We LOVED the Point Reyes Station Inn from the moment we walked in! Our spacious room had great architectural details, skylights galore, a tranquil view, and a huge cozy bed. There was no bathtub in this particular room--just a shower--but I knew this in advance. There is a hot tub in the tranquil garden (which also has a garden-style waterfall), so I didn't feel a need for a bathtub, too.
The staff member was really helpful to us as we tried to find the best tide-time and location to kayak, but she also gave us lots of space and privacy. In the morning she had a nice continental breakfast spread for us, including boiled eggs from the inn's own chickens.
My sweetie and I prepared for the rain that was forecast, so we took lots of books. Had it rained, there was plenty of bright, immaculate space in the commons area to stretch out. The clouds passed over, though, and we spent our two days seeing wildlife galore hiking in Point Reyes and boating in Tamales Bay.
Like other guests, neither of us had cell signals or 3G signals. But I didn't expect to, and that was part of the aim of a GETAWAY. We lived for centuries without those leashes, remember? ;)
Oh, one "heads up" note: If you plan on using the hot tub at night, make sure to ask for the LIGHT SWITCH to illuminate the garden when you check in. We couldn't find it, and the inn keeper I think had already gone to bed, so we just groped carefully through the dark. If you have a room facing the back, turning on your balcony light in your room will help somewhat but... your feet will appreciate the appropriate light switch.
We can't wait to have time to go back to Point Reyes Station Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Point Reyes Station Inn is a peaceful, luxurious retreat. Our romantic five room inn is located in the historic village of Point Reyes Station, just a fifteen minute drive from Point Reyes National Seashore, beaches, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking--and an easy stroll from the charming local shops and the culinary delights for which Point Reyes is famous. Rooms each have different features, such as soaring vaulted ceilings, private balconies with expansive views, in-room fireplaces, oversized spa tubs and banks of windows and skylights. Two rooms on the ground floor are pet friendly. These rooms have doors that open onto private gardens. Point Reyes Station Inn was designed and built by Ralph Giacomini, with the help of his father and son. Together, three generations transformed an empty field into lush gardens and the Inn, which has welcomed guests to Point Reyes since 1996. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Point Reyes Station Hotel Point Reyes Station