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2nd week of August. Does anyone know a place in Point Reyes
where a couple can spend about 3 midweek nights? We're on a
budget and are looking for a simple, quiet place where we
can rest after hiking and beach walks. Thanks for any info!
I've stayed at several of the HI Hostels in California.
They have one in Point Reyes:
http://norcalhostels.org/reyes/ Most of the rooms at this
hostel are shared, but you might be lucky enough to get the
one private room. Vanessa
It is difficult to know what someone means by 'no frills'.
I would suggest an amazing art studio and artist retreat in
My wife and two kids (1 and 3) spend lots of time in Pt. Reyes, but we've
only spent nights in cabins out there a few times. Can anyone recommend a
place to stay that is actually affordable? That would be amazing.
Try the Point Reyes youth hostel. You can reserve a family room when your
kids are 6 and under. It's cheap, clean, has a kitchen that you share
Try www.vrbo.com -- Vacation Rentals by Owners; these rentals are
generally cheaper than going through realtors in the area. I know, because
we own/rent a 3 BR vacation rental out there - which may be larger than
you need. Be sure to calculate total costs: cleaning fees and the required
10% hotel tax when comparing. Also, some provide linens and others expect
you to provide.
We also love Pt Reyes. the youth hostel is very reasonable, in the park,
and has a family room. It's rustic, but you can't beat the price.
We're planning a quick, no-kids overnight to Pt. Reyes. Can
anyone recommend an affordable (say, $100 max) place to stay for
one night, midweek? I'm thinking about Bolinas but if there's
anything in Olema in our range that would be nice too. It
doesn't have to be fancy and I'd prefer not to have to be chatty
with some B&B proprietor. Just seeking some peace and quiet, and
I'd have a better time if we didn't bust the budget. Thanks.
I recommend checking out the www.ptreyes.com website. You can
just plug in a date you're looking for and it'll provide a list
of all places with availability that night, with brief
descriptions and prices. There should be some at $100,
especially mdiweek. One place in Olema with some $105 rooms is
Ridgetop Inn, 415-663-1500. I haven't been there but it
sounds nice. Good luck.
I don't know how much it is, but i just photographed a wedding at the
Bar-Or Ranch. WONDERFUL place. Beautiful grounds, with horses and
chickens and very sweet owners. They have cottages to rent and they're
Re: 10th Anniversary romantic getaway (May 2005)
The Rosemary Cottages in Point Reyes are so much fun and very
romantic. Two of the cottages have hot tubs. We had our
anniversary at the Ark, and while it the one without the hot
tub, we enjoyed the getaway, the delicious organic breakfast
they provide for you to cook yourself and the proximity to the
bay area. A little pricey, but worth it. Here is their web
Re: One-night getaway on the Marin/Sonoma Coast (October 2003)
Try the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge in Olema. Beautiful
architecture, private baths with whirlpool tubs, many rooms with
fireplaces, pastoral setting, and great views. You can go
through the back yard/garden and right into the Point Reyes
National Seashore Park. Highly recommend it. Go for two nights.
Check the website: www.pointreyesseashore.com
Re: One-night getaway on the Marin/Sonoma Coast (October 2003)
I recommend the Point Reyes Station Inn. It is in the town of
Point Reyes Station, about a 1 hour drive from Berkeley. It is a
small bed & breakfast that has about 5 rooms with each one having
slightly different perks. I've stayed there twice. The first time
we got a room that was on the smaller side but it had access to a
small private garden area. The next time we stayed there (which
was the day after our wedding as a kind of mini-honeymoon) we got
a bigger room that had a jacuzzi tub and a nice deck. The beds are
very comfortable and they have yummy thick comfortors. The
breakfast they offer is quite good and has a pretty good variety
from yogurt & homemade granola, fresh fruit, homebaked muffins,
that kind of stuff.
It's a fairly short walk to the town area where there are a few
nice restaurants. And it's a short drive to the beautiful Point
Reyes Station National Seashore if you like hiking.
The prices are pretty reasonable and there's a range of prices to
choose from. They have a website at www.pointreyesstationinn.com.
Good luck finding the right place and have fun!
For a weekend getaway with my gal pals, I'd like to rent a large
house in Pt. Reyes, Stinson Beach, Muir Beach or another
similarly picturesque (and relatively nearby) spot. I'm seeking
recommendions for rental agencies dealing with that area.
For rentals of all sizes of houses near Pt. Reyes, try West
Marin Vacation Rentals. Don Pidd is the owner and they have
houses in Pt. Reyes, Inverness etc. The phone is 415 663-1776
and the office is in Pt. Reyes. Also they have a website,
www.west-marin.com. I used them for a gal pal getaway/wedding
shower and also for a romantic valentine's day weekend for two a
few years ago (before children.)
Also recommended: Stinson Beach
I'm interested in not-too-expensive and nice places to stay (for weekend
overnight) in the pt. reyes area.
West Marin Realty has a Website which offers a variety of cabins for rent.
(http://www.west-marin.com/) We've found it nice to have a kitchen with our
rather than stay in a B&B.
We go up to Pt. Reyes on the only vacations we ever get. Wonderful area.
The best bet is to call Julie at Inns of Marin. Tell her what you need and
when, how much you can spend, and she'll find something for you. We've
gotten the (erroneous) impression over the years that no one really lives
in the Inverness/Pt.Reyes area, as they are all renting out their homes and
cabins, and cute little rustic units to vacationing and/or exhausted
tourists. Make sure you tell Julie if you have any special requirements,
such as: we need to have a workable, private phone in our B&B, or: we are
allergic to pot bellied pigs, etc.
There are so many lovely places to stay and for a variety of
prices. Have a good, rejeuvenating time. Tobie
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