My husband and I recently spent two lovely days at AppleGarden Cottage, 50 miles north of San Francisco. After a long international flight it was a joy to settle in at the cottage and enjoy the privacy (as the only guests, this is assured) and peaceful surroundings. Located in the middle of picturesque farm country just outside the historic town of Tomales, the cottage is on the grounds of an organic apple orchard. (Dillon Beach and beautiful Tomales Bay are both just a 10-minute drive away, and you can be at Point Reyes Station – gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore – in about 30 minutes).
AppleGarden Cottage is almost new, stylishly decorated - nothing froufrou here – and very comfortable. It features a living room with fireplace and a top of the range kitchen with dining area. The bedroom has an excellent king-size bed dressed with luxury linens. There is internet radio, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. The gourmet breakfasts - left discretely on the cottage doorstep each morning – were outstanding! Jan creates all her menus from organic or sustainably raised produce, and the eggs come from her friendly farm chickens. (She is happy to accommodate special dietary needs, including vegetarian, non-gluten, low-fat, and kosher certified ingredients). The kitchen was stocked with complimentary organic yogurt and milk, homemade cookies (divine), coffee and a wide selection of teas. We enjoyed visiting the wonderful Point Reyes Station Farmers’ Market on the Saturday morning, and opted to cook ‘at home’ that evening, finding everything we needed in the cottage’s fully equipped kitchen, right down to oils, condiments etc.
Jan is a true professional and a warm, friendly host. She was very helpful during the planning stage of our visit and made sure we wanted for nothing once we arrived. I only wish we could have stayed longer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed-and-breakfast inn offering organic home-made breakfast from products produced locally and our own hard cider from the farm orchard. ... more less