Ten Inverness Way

Ten Inverness Way

10 Inverness Way Point Reyes, Inverness, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94937
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#3 of 7 B&Bs in Inverness
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Under new management! Craftsman B&B, lovely backyard, deck & fire pit. Great room with stone fireplace, sunny library, hearty breakfasts and option Thursday - Sunday to order dinner prepared by our innkeeper/chef. Within minutes of the Point Reyes National Seashore and some of California's best hiking. My husband and I have very strong ties to the area as my family immigrated from Italy to Inverness in the late 1800's. My mom & her family even lived at Ten Inverness Way for a few years in the 1950's! We love sharing our lovely home with guests & helping them to curate the perfect West Marin vacation. Our Inn is also now available for weddings and retreats. Inverness is the perfect place to get away, especially since it is only a one hour scenic drive from San Francisco Please check back regularly for special offers & don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Hope to see you soon! Stefanie Eldred & Brian Streiffer (owners)
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
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MKEBoulder wrote a review Feb 2006
Boulder, Colorado23 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Being somewhat of a B & B "afficionada", I have become fairly picky about them and Ten Inverness Way measures up in every respect. The 1904 house is in the charming craftsman style and is surrounded by lush gardens. A short dirve north of San Francisco, the situation is quiet & secluded yet within walking distance of gourmet restaurants, and a short drive away from shops & restaurants in Olema (especially yummy is fare at the Olema Inn)and quaint Pt Reyes Station. The innkeepers are most aimable (do I sound like hercule Poirot?). One has just retired as Pres of the CA B & B Assn, and is very attentive to the special details of running a first class establishment, besides being a marvelous cook. The other is a delightful botanist who with prior arrangements is eager to lead guests on fun & informative nature hikes in the Pt Reyes National Seashore area. They are both very informed about goings on in the area and enjoy sharing tailor-made creative suggestions about outing options.

Upon checking in, there was wine & local cheese offered in the sitting area in front of a crackling fire in the stone fireplace(be sure to try the Pt Reyes Blue...the cheesemaker having moved there from his previous position at Maytag)...and happily there were still some freshly baked cookies out from earlier in the afternoon. The rooms are charming, I think all with views of the surrounding trees, and the bathrooms have hair dryers and specialty soaps & lotions.

I will return here again and again when I need to come down from the mountains and be by the sea, as I feel as though I've made new friends and found a "home away from home"...without having to perform any of the chores!
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Nancy N wrote a review Sep 2016
San Carlos, California47 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely place with a great breakfast and courteous staff/management. The house itself is beautiful, with a cozy living room filled with guide books about Point Reyes, couches and tables for sitting at. The room and, more importantly, the bed was very cozy and comfortable. Charming, simple decor. Really nothing to improve upon.
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Date of stay: August 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Grey-Snapper wrote a review Jul 2016
San Francisco26 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Laura and Alex have moved on to new experiences. Jenna and Kai are the new innkeepers. The welcome and the breakfasts are just as warm as ever!

If you liked Ten Inverness Way before, you'll like now. If you have never tried it and you are looking for a few days near the Point Reyes National Seashore, this is the place to come.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Eynaim wrote a review Mar 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota24 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Ten Inverness Way is a quaint old wooden house. It felt a little cluttered -- the common ares have stacks of books and cases of nick-knacks. Our room was small, which doesn't bother me in general, but the decor choices made it feel more cramped than necessary. Still, there was a certain charm to the place...until you noticed the rules. There were rules posted everywhere! These were along the lines of "Don't use your cellphone inside" or "Please respect our check-out -- inns are not like hotels" or "No muddy shoes inside." Common sense and courtesy would have led me to abide by these rules whether or not they were posted. But having these statements posted everywhere detracted from any kind of romantic atmosphere -- instead you felt like you were being begrudgingly hosted by a friend who would rather not have the intrusion (and posts a rule for every little infraction).

Terri herself was not at all like this in person -- she was very welcoming and enthusiastic. Terri made a hot breakfast every morning, which was ok. The availability of tea through the day was nice.

All in all, I would say this is a pleasant place to sleep during a visit to the Point Reyes National Seashore (though it might be a little expensive for that), but I wouldn't expect a cozy romantic getaway out of it.
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Date of stay: February 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TeriMattson, Owner at Ten Inverness Way
Responded Mar 12, 2012
While we consider constructive criticism important to the management of a successful and professional business, this review requires clarification on several points: 1. We have marketed ourselves as "the inn for hikers and readers" for over 30 years. For some guests this is a romantic notion; for others not necessarily. 2. Our library visibly has custom bookshelves under construction. Currently, books are neatly stacked (alphabetical by author) on the floor. 3. Guests requiring a full breakfast menu are encouraged to book using our European Plan (no food service) and enjoy the services of one of many local restaurants. 4. Guests specifically making establishment choices based upon interior decor will find extensive photography on our website to help in the decision-making process. 5. The inn is decorated with some of the owner's personal items. These items have been carefully selected and thoughtfully placed throughout the inn's common areas. 6. There is one sign at the front door of the inn reminding guests to put cell phones on vibrate and to remove muddy boots. There is one additional sign at the top of the stairs mentioning check-out.
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ustravlr wrote a review Oct 2005
Atlanta GA10 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was nice albeit small, and breakfasts were good. We did not like the fact that our room had no screens for the windows, as no one wants to sleep with insects flying around. We made the mistake of not checking for air conditioning, and there was none. If they could put screens in the windows, the inn stay would be much better.
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Adventurer95014 wrote a review Oct 2013
Silicon Valley9 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed at 10 Inverness Way four times. Very attractive garden and surroundings. Very quiet and peaceful. Immaculate. Convenient to Point Reyes. Room had good reading lights. Terri (proprietess) has always been friendly and helpful.

The price is a great value - an absolute bargain, especially when comparing to establishments in the wine country and Monterey County.

Will stay there again and have always recommended to friends and relatives.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FSHK wrote a review Apr 2012
Zurich, Switzerland262 contributions186 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not a B&B - you feel like a welcomed house-guest. On arrival we were offered freshly baked cookies with a help-yourself selection of tea/coffee/chocolate and then a bit later it was on to the wine, cheese selection and crackers! Terri has a wonderfully comfortable living room with windows on all sides and a delightful (and very useful) library so when you come back from dinner you can chat to other guests, or simply sit and read. Breakfast was cooked by Terri and was very good - corn frittata one day and an apple dish the next - portions were perfect for us. Our room had just been re-done so it was beautiful, especially the bathroom, although it was pretty small!! That was the only downside, along with having to drive to dinner unless you wanted to eat at the Czech place. We had one night at Stellina's (3/4 stars) and one at the Olema Inn (4/5 stars). The area is stunning and I would highly recommend a visit to Point Reyes.
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Date of stay: April 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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K P wrote a review Apr 2012
Seabrook3 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is a little off the beaten path, but a good place to explore the coast north of San Francksco. The inkeeper, Teri, is very knowledgable about the local area - restaurants, hiking trails, wildlife, wineries, and she is very willing to share her knowledge and experience. She is so knowledgable on a wide variety of topics that it was a real pleasure just talking with her. Mary was also helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were quite good, wine and cheese in the afternoon was a nice touch. Cookies were a nice idea, but overdone. It was nice to have tea available at any time, and the living room was a nice place to relax - one night she had a fire going that made it even better. The gardens and flowers around the house were very pretty and welcoming. The room we were in (the reader's room) was a little cramped, but not an issue. We would go back again if in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Reader's room had a nice sized bathroom, but the room was a little cramped.
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rons283 wrote a review Mar 2012
san diego, ca4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the facts:
wife and I celebrating wedding anniversary visiting Pt. Reyes for getaway/hiking.
Room: Readers Room
Review:
Teri and her staff are sweet, make you feel at home and make you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in.
The reader room we got is probably their smallest room, but with a new bathroom and a beautiful bathtub , it was the perfect SIMPLE anniversary celebration B*B for us.
Teri makes simple beautiful breakfasts to get your day started, she makes it herself fresh by hand, and serves it to you when you are ready to eat during the hour breakfast is served, so it's literally FRESH out off the grill when you eat.
The room next to our room is literally the reader room with so many great books and things to read if you choose to.
The main room where breakfast, fresh wonderful coffee and Wine/Cheese served is a perfect little room in front a elegant fireplace.
All in all, for us and our personality, Teri's B*B is a simple, elegant, classy place to rest during your visit to beautiful Pt. Reyes/inverness.
The house is close to everything you could want to get to as a tourist as well.
Than you Teri, we will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lbencleo wrote a review Apr 2011
Albany, California326 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Teri makes her guests feel welcome right from the start, with a plate of cookies and the tea kettle and tea service ready and waiting. Then, at 5:30 wine, and cheese and crackers are laid out. Breakfast was special, with caramel creme french toast one morning and cheesy eggs and cornbread the next. My husband enjoying playing the classical guitar in the living room, and we enjoyed the plethura of both picture books in the comfortable living room and the library in a separate room. The bedroom (Skylight) was roomy and charming, and the bed supportive and comfortable.

Inverness is a small town hidden away along the hillside of Tomales Bay, and any renovations of this Craftsman house have been in keeping with it's character. Windows everywhere look out onto oak and Japanese maple, the equally beautiful house next door, or Teri's back patio. For jaunts in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, drive a few minutes away into the park, and it's all right there-- the most amazing and varied place to see all kinds of wildlife and flora. Wonderful hikes and little walks. Tomales Bay State Park is also right there. The Bear Valley Visitor Center area is a short drive, no farther than the rest. The scenery keeps changing with the clouds, offering great photo experiences.

The first night we walked over a pedestrian bridge and down the block to the main drag, then over a few storefronts to Priscilla's for dinner, which now has an extended menu, including many seafood options. The second night we ate at the Station House Cafe (in Pt. Reyes Station), with its famous popovers and lively atmosphere. Newer restaurants abound both in Pt. Reyes Station, like Stellina, or way out at the Point, with Drake's Bay Cafe's prix fix menu, as well as seafood exclusive haunts, like Tony's, where we enjoyed lunch on the day of our departure.

The B&B discourages use of cell phones in the building, instead asking one to go outside to do so, and keep the phone on vibrate. This makes sense, in an old building, where one wants to preserve privacy and a quiet ambience. This is a great place for a romantic getaway, and it was our first wedding anniversary. A good place for couples, though there is a family room downstairs that is also ideal for people who don't want to climb stairs (our room along with the rest were on the third floor).

What's impressive about the hostess is that she travels down to Guatemala every year to help at a non-profit. This, in addition to donating two percent of what she gets from her travelers to a non-profit which donates to libraries.
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Date of stay: April 2011
5.0 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
Room Tip: All rooms are good!
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Answer from Joan88
Mill Valley, California735 contributions441 helpful votes
They are very accommodating. Just let them know in advance!
Answer from TenInvernessWay
Dear Mihir, we're about 200 yards from the water of the bay. The waterfront itself changes with weather and tides, and is sometimes difficult to navigate, but the way to there is paved. Chicken Ranch Beach, which is the closest sandy beach and good for swimming, is about 1 mile up the road. The way to Chicken Ranch is a narrow footpath and probably not a good idea to go on with a bad knee. There are plenty of beaches, viewpoints, and mild paths, that are accessible by car. You're welcome to give us a call, 415 669 1648 Kai
Answer from TenInvernessWay
Hi Maria! The easiest way to book rooms and check availability is to go to our website (I'm not allowed to post it, but if you google our name you'll find it easily). I can tell you that we're fully booked the weekend of October 14th. As of now we have 3 rooms available for the weekend of 10/28 - 30 if that is of interest to you. If you need five rooms on a weekend we start to have availability in December, which is a beautiful time of year here. Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you and your friends soon! Stefanie owner
Answer from TenInvernessWay
Hello There! Apologies for the delayed reply. It's the busy season! Thank you Ann and Grey-Snapper for helping answer this question. Our rooms range from $195 to $225, and while there is a side entrance that could be navigated on a knee scooter, it isn't ideal. We hope you plan a trip to visit us when your husband is fully ambulatory again. Hope he heals swiftly! Stefanie owner
Alexandra S wrote a tip May 2017
Detroit, Michigan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want room cleaning done it is by request! If you need fresh linens and towels, same goes all you have to do is ask!"
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lisbethdabramo wrote a tip Apr 2017
Berkeley, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room #1 has a wonderful window reading nook"
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Molly M wrote a tip Mar 2017
Chicago13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room upstairs"
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Rachel F wrote a tip Sep 2016
Los Angeles, California16 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great. Though I enjoyed being upstairs."
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Carla W wrote a tip Apr 2016
OH268 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We loved the White Room, intimate and perfect!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ten Inverness Way
Which popular attractions are close to Ten Inverness Way?
Nearby attractions include Tule Elk Preserve (3.7 km), Tomales Bay State Park (5.2 km), and Heart's Desire Beach (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ten Inverness Way?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ten Inverness Way?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ten Inverness Way?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ten Inverness Way?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hog Island Oyster Company, The Marshall Store, and Inverness Park Market.
Is Ten Inverness Way located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Inverness.
Does Ten Inverness Way offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ten Inverness Way?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Ten Inverness Way?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi RCA Wireless Stations (5.2 km).
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