Dancing Coyote Beach

Dancing Coyote Beach

12794 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Tomales Bay, Inverness, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94937-9706
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Looking for a place to stay in Inverness? Then look no further than Dancing Coyote Beach, a quaint bed and breakfast that brings the best of Inverness to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer a refrigerator, and Dancing Coyote Beach Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like delis, Dancing Coyote Beach Hotel is conveniently located near Inverness Park Market.

If you are interested in exploring Inverness, check out a state park, such as Tomales Bay State Park.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Dancing Coyote Beach as you experience everything Inverness has to offer.

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Alexa S wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an incredible weekend at Coyote Beach in the Acacia cottage. The cottage itself is very cute and cozy, it might be a little tight for 4 adults but for a couple plus a dog it was fantastic. The location is ideal for exploring Point Reyes, very close drive to the town and walkable to the general store, Saltwater Oyster Depot and Vlad's. The other cottages had guests but we barely noticed. The shared seating areas were almost always empty and we could always hang out on one of two of our private patios. The beds were comfortable, the cooking materials well-stocked and firewood there at arrival and restocked if needed.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Happiness4700 wrote a review Jun 2003
Palo Alto, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet, well-maintained, small, cozy unit with loft bedroom, sleeper couch and kitchenette. We had the beach-end unit. View of placid Bay. Deck on beachfront. Cute garden. Close to tiny Inverness and the park. I recommend Dancing Coyote.
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canadacharmlover wrote a review Apr 2011
Toronto, Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I stayed 6 nights at The Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages in late October, 2010. We LOVED every moment of our vacation at this little treasure on secluded Tomales Bay an hour from San Francisco. Outside, Dancing Coyote resembles a rustic chalet of sorts sitting on the beach instead of the slopes, but walk inside any one of the four units and you are in a charming beach cottage decorated with seaside art from local artists with a wood burning fire place. A fire was set, all ready to light, the wood pile stacked for day long fires and each morning when we returned from our hike a new fire was set with the wood restacked. The owners have thought of everything to make guests feel pampered. A small galley fridge is stocked daily with local farm fresh eggs, bagels and English muffins, cream cheese with reg AND de-caf coffee beans. They provide thick, plush robes to rival the Ritz (a bonus when venturing to the outdoor shower in Skye, what a thrill!) All the beds have McRoskey mattresses which are hand made in San Francisco - if you are like us and have never heard of them, all I can say is heaven! Which is where you’ll think you are when you step outside your cottage.
Dancing Coyote sits directly on the shore with spectacular views of Tomales Bay where the tides change as much as the light, a photographer’s paradise. The Bay is part of a protected national seashore that begins 25 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge which means great hiking trails, bird watching or plain ole sitting and staring at the rising tides. It also means quiet. There are no TV’s, phones, clocks or radios in the cottages. What there is instead is an endless sky lit up by more stars than anyone can count and a picture post card view of lush rolling hills surrounding a peaceful bay – no wonder the coyotes dance!
Nearby areas offer wonders with every turn. The town of Point Reyes station, population 350, a ten minute drive is foodie heaven. This tiny town, known for organic farms has amazing restaurants and the best farmers market I’ve experienced. (see pics) They are so well known for their produce Prince Charles visited a few years ago to discuss ways to develop organic farming. Don’t miss the Cowgirl Creamery for cheese. And up the road, a champagne and oyster lunch at The Marshall Store for oysters as you like ‘em, BBQ’d, raw, or al a Rockefeller. Coyote Beach is a great home base for easy day trips to Sonoma, Napa and rugged coastal drives. The owners have relationships with guides who are happy to take you to tour and experience exceptional wine tasting.
I apologize to owners Joan and John for being so late with this review. My only excuse is that a part of me has been afraid that if this treasure is discovered, there’ll be no availability for us when we return.
Joan and John also have a B&B in San Francisco. We stayed with them for two nights and reveled in the care of a couple who were born with the gift of hospitality. http://www.theparsonage.com/
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Date of stay: October 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Pat L wrote a review Sep 2007
Santa Rosa, CA
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed at this place for over 20 years but have finally GIVEN UP!. On 4 separate occasions, the owner has called, often at the last minute, and indicated that there was a problem with our booking and that we would have to change our dates, our time of arrival, our cabin, etc. In each case it was because the owner wished to use the cabin we had booked and hasn't bothered to plan ahead. The first time we attributed it to a mistake but after 4 times we've concluded that the owner regards this property, not as a business, but as a hobby. Shameful to treat customers this way.
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Date of stay: September 2006
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pekke wrote a review Aug 2005
Washington, DC
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dancing Coyote Beach was okay, and I have no major complaints. I probably wouldn't be writing this, if I weren't a little annoyed at the way it was advertised: "Four lovely guest cottages nestled among the pines on the shore of Tomales Bay, secluded" and with a "private beach." Indeed, it did have a beach in that it was located on a bit of shore next to the bay, but didn't feel secluded because it is right next to the major road, which gets quite a bit of weekend traffic. And to me "cottage" implies a free-standing house. Actually it was four condo-type "units" with rather thin walls. We could hear people in the next unit thumping around, taking showers, etc. That being said, it was very clean, and we enjoyed the fireplace and the skylight above the bed. There was a little veranda where we sat in the sun with a view of the placid water. It was available on fairly short notice and within easy drive of Point Reyes, so I wasn't exactly distressed, but if I go again I will try to find something more romantic for the price.
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Date of stay: July 2005
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Natalie B wrote a review Feb 2015
Oakland, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the privilege of staying in two different cottages during our visit. Our first night was in the Acacia and the second night was in the Birch cottage...each with almost identical floor plans. What impressed me most were all of the little nooks for reading, watching the sunrise, contemplating the water, etc. These cottages were built with relaxation and decompression in mind. As an introvert, this is my idea of the perfect bed and breakfast. Instead of meeting your fellow travelers in a communal eating room for breakfast, each cottage is outfitted with a refrigerator filled with fresh local eggs, yogurts, milks, granola, orange juice, delicious coffee (with grinder and maker), bagels and english muffins. Windows were everywhere, including a very romantic skylight above the ridiculously comfortable bed where we could fall asleep watching the stars. Greg, the caretaker will make sure to accommodate any special requests...just make sure to remind him a few times! ;-) We'll be back!
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You could hear a bit of traffic noise from the Acacia cottage. I would recommend trying for the...
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HK12341234 wrote a review Jun 2012
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find! The quirky design of the cottages (basically apartments in a row) means that although cosy they feel spacious with lots of light & views from every side, & a wonderfully comfy bed & skylight to stargaze through. The grounds have pretty flowers & chairs, & it is secluded enough to feel incredibly remote yet only 5 minutes from the nearest shop & 10 minutes from the nearest restaurants. The only downsides were the soundproofing wasn't that great (although other guests were quiet & considerate), the parking fairly small & not marked out, & Skye cottage was tiny in comparison to the others. I hope to return!
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ljasminek wrote a review Aug 2016
Paris, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is like a little secret hideaway, nestled in one of the last private beaches on the Inverness side of Tomales Bay. The building looks a bit funky at first but there is rhyme to the reason. Every unit has a deck, and outdoor access, and views to both sides of the Bay. It's quite spectacular. It's absolutely luxurious because you have everything you need: a great sitting chair, a roaring fireplace, a well stocked kitchen with fresh eggs & butter, and great teas, a great bed with views from all sides. Then, there is the outdoor garden, with an open deck with adirondack chairs, evoking some other place... I call it my West Cast Martha's Vineyard. The proprietors were absolutely gracious. We hiked, went kayaking, had a great drive and meal at Nick's Cove and Sir and Star, and read... what luxury.
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Date of stay: August 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had the Birch Room. THe rooms closer to the Bay are larger and more access to views.
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Vicky F wrote a review Nov 2014
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Dancing Coyote was fantastic - we extended for an extra day to take in more of the views and ambience! Beautiful cottages and everything had been thought of to make it a relaxing stay - window seats, cute couples love seats on the bay to take in the view and comfortable reading nooks. The breakfast provided was delicious and the kitchen was very well equipped. The location is perfect for a weekend getaway from San Francisco and we will definitely be back. The new restaurant the Sir and Star in Olema is very close and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed at Birch cottage which was very comfortable and great views although Beach Cottage is...
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Smenezes wrote a review May 2012
San Jose, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from the most fantastic weekend at Dancing Coyote. We stayed the Acacia cottage (its the only one that allows dogs and we brought our little dude with us). The pictures on their website dont do it justice, it is super clean and adorable. We had planned to go out to dinner the nights we were there, but after being there decided to just cook dinner at the cottage instead. Yes, it is right next to the freeway, but we rarely heard the traffic. And, if you look around town, most places are right neat the major road too. The private beach is awesome and the views are unbeatable. We spent time in Point Reyes (went to the Cowgirl Creamery, so awesome!) and to the Bovine Bakery (we went back three times, get the morning buns they are amazing, one day we brought them back for the next mornings breakfast). The breakfast they serve is fine: we found eggs, bagels, english muffins, juice and yogurt in our fridge as well as coffee and tea. With so many fantastic local bakeries, we would have loved to have seen them include a local muffin, or danish from in town but overall it was fine. While you're out during the day, they come in and clean up, put away your dishes and make a new fire! It was such a nice touch and made us feel pampered. We loved the location and the cottage and are already planning our trip back. Some tips: if you bring your pet be forewarned that they do not want you to leave them in the cottage alone (they did not mention this when we booked). I understand this for long periods, but we crate our dog and hes fine for an hour and we would have loved to leave him behind while we ran down the street to get a coffee. They also didnt mention how limited the hiking trails are in you want to bring your pet (there are none it turns out) and only three beaches where he is welcome, so it really limited what we could do with him. Next time, we may not bring him along. If you do bring your dog, try Kehoe Beach, it was the best of the three. The beds are very comfortable and we slept like babies. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend Dancing Coyote to any friends or family. Get away from your busy life and escape to the peace and beauty of Point Reyes, Inverness and the National Seashore!
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mollita wrote a tip Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota287 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Birch for couples!"
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Dancer099 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio125 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Birch Cottage is one that never allows pets, so that was nice to know since I am allergic to dogs."
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judyjudyjudy2018 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Orangevale, California38 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only two allow dogs. I stayed in Acadia - lovely cottage."
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Robert B wrote a tip Oct 2017
Port Hueneme, California504 contributions233 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not many choices, book quick"
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connieahaines wrote a tip Jul 2017
Sacramento, California21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not many available only 4 or 5 cottages."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dancing Coyote Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Dancing Coyote Beach?
Nearby attractions include Tule Elk Preserve (3.6 km), Tomales Bay State Park (5.2 km), and Heart's Desire Beach (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dancing Coyote Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dancing Coyote Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dancing Coyote Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dancing Coyote Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hog Island Oyster Company, The Marshall Store, and Inverness Park Market.
Is Dancing Coyote Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Inverness.
Are pets allowed at Dancing Coyote Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dancing Coyote Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi RCA Wireless Stations (5.2 km).
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