Friday, October 31, 2014

Secret Spots in Pt. Reyes

A West Marin getaway of private beaches, redwood hot tubs, and oyster shots

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On November 3rd, you and the 49ers are taking the weekend off.

And because sometimes
we all need a little help recognizing the magic, we've broken down the ultimate weekend itinerary in Tomales Bay to maximize every minute with your girl.

8a-10a: Pt. Reyes Station
Grab a
cup of joe at Toby’s Barn and then head to Cowgirl Creamery for your artisan picnic supplies: Chimney Rock cheese, crusty baguette, perfect green grapes, and a bottle of your favorite vino. You’re ready to roll.
80 4th St Pt. Reyes Station (415-663-9335)

10a-4p: Shell Beach
Heart’s Desire may be a true beauty, but
Shell Beach is the hidden gem that will become your new secret hideaway spot. Follow Camino del Mar to the end, park in the lot, and hike down an easy path for a quarter mile to two hidden coves linked by a trail. Swim, kayak, and savor the idyllic pleasures of sunbathing on an autumn day. You’re welcome. 
End of Camino del Mar, Inverness

4-7p: Oh Hello, Afternoon Delight
Put a sock on the door.

7-10p: Date Night at The Olema
Don’t miss Saturday Supper at
Sir and Star. Daniel DeLong and Margaret Grade (of Manka’s fame) have created another charmer you’ll never forget. The $75 prix fixe menu highlights locally sourced ingredients from a neighbor’s quail to duck liver faux gras to Drake’s Bay oysters served as shots. Save room for the decadent dessert, coastal cream anointed with almond.
10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema (415-663-1034)

10p+: Luxury Lumberjack Overnight Lodging
Spend the night at
Manka’s Inverness Lodge. Soak in a redwood hot tub with a view of Vision Point or stay in the boathouse with a massive fireplace and even a baby grand piano. Cabin fever never felt this good. 
Cabins range from $285-615, hillside rooms from $215-$275, Boatman’s Quarters $465 and Boathouse $715 at 30 Callendar Way Inverness (415-669-1034)

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