The tiny hamlet is adjacent the Point Reyes National Seashore, one of the most pristine, serene, and magnificent places in Northern California. This area is near and dear to my heart. Dan and I spent a few nights after our wedding at the nearby Blackthorne Inn and I wrote a piece about a few years back that allowed me to get up-close-and-personal with the area.
The gift certificate I bid on had some restrictions on dates, but it was available this month November during my birthday week, so I decided that despite the usual bleak November weather, I’d go for it.
I envisioned us holed up in the cozy cottage in the rain, a fire crackling in the woodburning stove, nibbling on locally produced cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, playing Quirkle with the kids and stepping out to the hot tub to relax.
As it turned out, last week when we arrived in Point Reyes we were treated to some of the best weather of the year. Balmy temps, clear blue skies, sunshine.
The Rosemary Cottage and its sister property the Fir Tree are tucked away in the woods in a sun-dappled canyon forest off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
Both are family friendly and have equipped kitchens with optional organic breakfast fixings provided, a nice touch on a lazy morning.
The Rosemary sleeps four and rents for $279 per night with breakfast makings, $255 per night without; the Fir Tree sleeps up to seven and rents for $319 per night with breakfast, $295 per night without. An additional charge is added for more than two guests.
A shared hot tub is outdoors in a little cabana under the stars.
We lounged on the colorful deck of the Rosemary (drinking wine and playing Quirkle ) as well as other games from the well-stocked game library.
At night, the couch pulled out to accommodate the kids and Dan and I retired to the bedroom for a blissful night’s sleep before heading out out for a morning hike in Point Reyes.
A great getaway!
Rosemary Cottages Bed and Breakfast
PO Box 273 Inverness, Ca, 94937
Photos by Lisa Dion of Frisco Mama.