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“A place to stay to share time with nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Black Heron Inn

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Black Heron Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Sheringham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A place to stay to share time with nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We spent 4 days at the Black Heron Inn so we could explore the wildlife of the nearby Point Reyes area - sure there was plenty of birds moving through on migration and we saw the start of the Grey Whale movement as well as the odd Racoon and Tule Elk as well as Californian Sealions and Elephant Seals. To be fair however the countryside around The Black Heron Inn was just as rich in wildlife ... particularly birds. From Green Herons to Wild Turkeys viewable from the veranda to the colony of Dark crowned Night Herons at the end of the drive.
Stay here ... keep your eyes open and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

This was our second time at Black Heron Inn, our first in the beautifully situated Grand View Suite. This was just what the doctor ordered -- a quiet mid-week stay in gorgeous surroundings. If you're looking for a more typical B&B experience, with shared meals and new best friends and chatty hosts, be aware that this is not for you. But if you want an almost cabin-like freedom and privacy, not rising to meet a breakfast schedule, not wondering when the housekeeping service might drop in, then absolutely give Black Heron Inn a try. The view from your dining nook is amazing. (The attached photo was taken at sunset, shortly after our check-in.) The provided breakfast foods, coffees, teas, and fruit are tasty and fresh; no stove or oven, but the microwave does the job, and the grocery and restaurants of Pt. Reyes Station are a quick drive, or nice walk, away. Bathroom is nice and clean, and the upstairs king sized bedroom area is cozy. You can walk to town (bring a good flashlight at night!) and on the way be sure to check out the incredible night heron colony where the driveway meets the road. And of course, the glories of Point Reyes are a short drive away -- you can do a nice hike and still have time to relax with tea or coffee and a good book. Oh -- the t.v. is big, appears new, and is great for evening DVDs ... if you can stay awake in the reclining leather chairs! We loved our stay and will absolutely be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

A wonderful spot, comfortable accommodations, and great view just a minute or two from excellent restaurants in Point Reyes. Great place to base a Pt. Reyes birding outing. Especially liked the Black-crowned Night Heron rookery right on the property!

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Just outside (north) of Pt Reyes Sta. a great first stop on the drive up the coast. Comfortable spaces with unobstructed views from the deck and dining area, it borders Tomales Bay Preserve. Walking trails steps away. Hosts are ready to assist or allow privacy. Convenient to everything Pt Reyes. We would stay again!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Very low key, nice room, close to everything and quiet. Not much service, breakfast is provided in the fridge upon coming-in. Had coffee, and a good selection of teas.

Internet was slow, but hey you don't come here to browse, do you?

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palmyra, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

Our daughter got married in Point Reyes and we had never been there before. This Inn was quiet and off the main road. It was clean and had a nice view also. The decor is a bit dated, it could use some newer items throughout, but it was a pleasant stay! They provided some fresh fruit, 2 small breakfast breads and it has a small kitchen area, no microwave though. Also the ice machine outside was completely empty. A nice touch was the personal note from the owners in our box!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We didn't want to leave the Black Heron Inn. We could have stood on the balcony all day and night looking at the steller western view of birds, flora and fauna. We were greeted by a private note from the owners who had delivered coffee cake and fresh fruit for our morning breakfast. The room was spotless and very comfortable. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Black Heron Inn

Property: Black Heron Inn
Address: 51 Cypress Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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Region: United States > California > Marin County > Point Reyes Station
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Point Reyes Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Heron Inn, features sweeping views of Tomales Bay and the majestic Inverness Ridge, is located next to the Point Reyes National Seashore and is one mile from Point Reyes Station and about one hour away from both San Francisco and Napa. The location makes Black Heron Inn the perfect Northern California getaway. The Inn has 3 guest rooms. In the Grand View Suite you will enjoy a 270°panoramic view, two floors to spread out in, a cozy upstairs loft featuring a king size bed, and a three-sided glass enclosed tower lounge perched high above the landscape below. The other guest rooms have great views, private entrances, spacious decks, and are furnished with queen size beds, sitting areas, private baths, robes and marble wet bars. A continental breakfast is provided in your guest room on your arrival. Get away from it all and take a relaxing trip out to Point Reyes and the Black Heron Inn."Lodging at Point Reyes includes some of the rarest settings in California...the beautiful Black Heron Inn with bluff-top views of Tomales Bay and the Inverness Ridge"...Tom Stienstra, Outdoors, San Francisco Chronicle. ... more   less 

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