Just an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Point Reyes Country Inn and Stables can be your headquarters for days of relaxation, outdoor activities and fine dining. Nestled between the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and Tomales Bay State Park, the Country Inn is surrounded by beauty and natural wonders, allowing you to hike or ride your horse to the beach along the Earthquake Trail, hike across the Inverness Ridge, or visit the famous oyster farms on Tomales Bay.
The Grooms Quarters over the stables consist of two studios, each with queen bed and kitchen, with an additional room with four sleeping spaces. Total accommodation is eight, and this is especially suited for groups. The adjacent Country Inn is a six-bedroom home — all with private baths. There is one king or queen bed per room, and two rooms can made up with twin beds. Welcoming reading chairs with either a balcony or deck create pleasant place to enjoy your evening libation. Downstairs, an inviting living room with a large fireplace warms guests on blustery days.
For a completely different experience, you might consider the two cottages on Tomales Bay. Located seven miles from the Inn and stables in the village of Inverness, both cottages are romantic, private and have the best views of the bay in the area.
Accommodations for your equine companions are equally comfortable. There is a stable with 12 x 12 stalls including five stalls with 12 x 24 runs attached, six outdoor pipe corrals, and three large paddocks that can accommodate up to four compatible horses. One can trailer a short distance to the Point Reyes National Seashore with its various staging areas. With over 100 miles of wooded trails, pastoral views, & long sandy beaches to explore, you can ride for many days without retracing your steps. Point Reyes Station, Calif. (415) 663-9696 PtReyesCountryInn.com