- By Kevin
- On May 9, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Little River Inn - 3 hours
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens to create a nature lover’s paradise, the Little River Inn is a romantic hotel on the tranquil west shore of the Pacific Ocean where the coast’s history and natural beauty meet. Perched on the ocean’s edge, the Little River Inn has graciously greeted guests for five generations. The establishment boasts beautiful Victorian architecture, charming guest rooms, and breathtaking views.
Rooms feature elegant décor, romantic fireplaces, steam showers, luxurious Jacuzzi tubs, and private furnished decks. Dining is a delight at the Little River Inn, where award-winning Executive Chef Marc Dym presents a creative menu of classic American-regional cuisine with a twist. Indulge in a range of spa treatments and massages at the exclusive day spa, play a round of golf or a game of tennis, or go hiking in the pristine natural woods around the property.
There are 67 rooms within the Little River Inn and 21 of those are pet-friendly accommodations. All rooms boast stunning ocean views. There are several categories of rooms, which each have their own distinct flare.
The Seaside Luxury rooms/cottages are set atop the bluffs, providing guests with private, uninterrupted views of the ocean. These units all feature fireplaces, Jacuzzi bath tubs, king size beds and private decks with a hot tub. Each room or cottage is elegantly appointed providing luxury and comfort.
The Ocean View Luxury rooms/cottages are set a little ways off from the main grounds of the Inn. They provide ultimate comfort with their modern design and location. Rosie's Cottage boasts a wide view of the ocean, an oversized romantic fireplace and a private deck with its very own hot tub. It features two bedrooms, one with a king and a walkout to a deck at the front overlooking the forestry and the other with a queen size bed. This cottage can be rented as a one or two bedroom suite, depending upon guests needs. Ole Point is located on the south wing of the main house and also has a fireplace, private deck and hot tub but also features a relaxing rain shower in the bathroom.
Wilbur Hot Springs - 1 hour 50 minutes
Wilbur Hot Springs, a romantic resort nestled in the heart of a pristine reserve with naturally occurring hot mineral springs, offers guests a tranquil escape from their daily lives. Founded in 1865, the resort features modern and comfortable accommodations and an array of excellent facilities, including as a hydrotherapy spa.
Accommodations range from cozy self-catering cabins that overlook the creek to the popular bedrooms in the historic hotel, and a rustic six-bedroom lodge built into the hillside. The healing waters of the springs are nestled under a Japanese-style “Fluminarium” where water feeds a variety of hot spring pools and one large outdoor swimming pool. The resort has a sauna and several wooden decks with loungers for relaxing.
Nick’s Cove - 90 minutes
Tucked away in a sheltered cove in Tamales Bay (shown in the photo) on the Pacific Coast, Nick’s Cove offers tranquil coastal charm in a spectacular setting. Located close to Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park, cozy accommodations, warm hospitality and an array of outdoor activities promise an unforgettable romantic getaway.
Rustic charm meets stylish comfort in a range of beautiful guest rooms, each of which is elegantly furnished with modern amenities and breathtaking views. Plush down bed linens, wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and spacious en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating will keep you snug, while private patios and balconies overlooking the water are perfect places to unwind.
Enjoy award-winning cuisine at Nick's Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar where you can dine on fresh seafood and hearty, farm-to-table California cuisine in a magnificent coastal setting. A paradise for outdoor-lovers, Tomales Bay offers a variety of fun activities. You can fish, kayak, hike or bike along the coastline or explore the secluded coves, and beautiful beaches. Cottage rates start at $349 per night.