A romantic embodiment of the Old West.
History comes to life at this modest Marin County property. The building itself originally was erected as a hotel and stagecoach stopover that gained notoriety early in the century as a house of ill repute. During Word War II, it also played host to a string of famous guests, including General Dwight Eisenhower, John Steinbeck and Jack London. Today the hotel is a quaint destination popular with visitors seeking a small town escape in a laidback, bucolic setting. While only portions of the original structure still stand, six Victorian-style, antique-filled rooms are charming reminders of an earlier, less-harried era. All accommodations have private baths or showers and feature thoughtful touches such as Ralph Lauren linens. Guests also receive complimentary breakfast, and the popular house restaurant is known for seasonal, locally-sourced and often organic California cuisine. The inn is close to Point Reyes National Seashore.