We enjoyed our one night stay in the Grand View room at the Black Heron Inn. It is a small B&B where the rooms are a part of the same building as the owners' residence. It's one of those places where you don't really have any contact with the owners unless you wish to, as the room is fully stocked before you arrive, and are not serviced during your stay. This is just fine with us.
Our room was nice with a gorgeous view. There's a downstairs portion with a small living room, kitchenette and bathroom, and a sleeping loft with bed. The bed was very comfortable.
I only have a couple of minor quibbles. First, it would be nice if there's a sofa in the living room rather than two recliners separated by a huge coffee table. On a romantic getaway, it would be nice to snuggle up on the couch rather than sitting 3 ft away from each other :). The other thing is the breakfast. There's plenty of cereal, fruit, and a home-made loaf cake (I think ours was persimmon). A little more variety in the pastry would be nice for the price of the room ($225). My husband didn't like the loaf cake so could only eat cereal.
One other note. Despite that it's only about a mile into town, you really can't walk after dark, as the road is windy, hilly and without sidewalks. So don't think you can walk to dinner.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Heron Inn, features sweeping views of Tomales Bay and the majestic Inverness Ridge, is located next to the Point Reyes National Seashore and is one mile from Point Reyes Station and about one hour away from both San Francisco and Napa. The location makes Black Heron Inn the perfect Northern California getaway. The Inn has 3 guest rooms. In the Grand View Suite you will enjoy a 270°panoramic view, two floors to spread out in, a cozy upstairs loft featuring a king size bed, and a three-sided glass enclosed tower lounge perched high above the landscape below. The other guest rooms have great views, private entrances, spacious decks, and are furnished with queen size beds, sitting areas, private baths, robes and marble wet bars. A continental breakfast is provided in your guest room on your arrival. Get away from it all and take a relaxing trip out to Point Reyes and the Black Heron Inn."Lodging at Point Reyes includes some of the rarest settings in California...the beautiful Black Heron Inn with bluff-top views of Tomales Bay and the Inverness Ridge"...Tom Stienstra, Outdoors, San Francisco Chronicle. ... more less