AppleGarden Cottage

3875 Tomales-Petaluma Rd , Tomales, CA 94971 USA (Show map)


The cozy bed and breakfast cottage in Tomales, CA is surrounded by an organic apple orchard and vegetable gardens. On a small farm, it’s just minutes from Dillon Beach and Tomales Bay, and a short scenic drive to Point Reyes and Bodega Bay. As the only guests on the farm, you'll appreciate the privacy while enjoying all the amenities of a B&B. You'll have a living room with fireplace and reading materials, wi-fi, and satellite TV, as well as a complete kitchen with dining area. The bathroom has a tiled shower and heated floors. The separate bedroom has a king-size bed with pillow top, luxury linens, and plush robes. A complete breakfast is delivered every morning to your door; the refrigerator is always stocked with organic yogurt, milk and butter, as well as eggs from the farm chickens. Home-made granola and cookies are provided as well. Your innkeeper, Jan and her husband Lou, live in the farmhouse across the driveway and have lived in the area over twenty years. Enjoy country living for a few days! The cottage is available for longer vacations as well.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Charmonig B & B

3.8 on May 19, 2015

Cute and cozy, nicely decorated with special detail from decorations to organic home made food. Great jump start location to Point Reyes, Dillon Beach, Doran Beach and Bodega Bay. Jan is so warm and freindly and makes you feel very welcomed. She also, brings you a VERY yummy all organic breakfast in the morning and has special homemade organic treats. Thier apple farm is beautiful! We will be back! Absolutely LOVED our stay! (Sadly I was inable to mark Outstanding on Service and Room...and they were)

Apple Garden Cottage was a Delight

5 on May 07, 2015

This is a very private cottage on a small apple orchard. We were invited to walk around the grounds and visit the chickens, the orchard and watch the bees in their hives. The cottage itself is very comfortable and stocked with everything you need, including coffee, organic half and half, and organic eggs. There was also a bottle of the hard cider, cheese and crustini's for a great snack when we arrived. After a wonderful night's sleep Jan delivered delicious and substantial breakfasts to get our day started. This is a wonderful place to come relax and spoil yourself.

Weekend at the AppleGarden Cottage

4.0 on March 11, 2015

The AppleFarm Cottage FAR exceeded our expectations. I tried to click "Outstanding" on this site and it would not let me. As far as we were concerned everything about this property was outstanding. To say we had a restful stay is an understatement. The whole ambiance of the cottage is one of rest and relaxation. Jan has provided a place that feels like a home away from home. The decor is beautiful and functional as well. The fridge is stocked with Strauss yogurt, half and half, butter as well as an ice cold bottle of delicious AppleGarden hard cider. Home made granola, delicious cookies and goat cheese and crackers left us wanting more. Everything was spotless and well appointed. The bed is so comfortable it was hard to leave it, A restful nights sleep is assured. I am already planning our return trip. Plenty to do around the area, Hiking, sightseeing, kayaking, just to name a few. Not to miss....Point Reyes Safaris with wildlife photographer Daniel Dietrich. We really cannot say enough good things about this property nor the hospitality and thoughtfulness provided by the Innkeepers.


5 on October 21, 2014

Everything about our stay here was absolutely grand. Jan is an excellent hostess, the breakfast and snacks were wonderful and the cottage is perfection. M&C, Roswell, GA

A Perfect Weekend in Tomales

5 on September 03, 2014

What can we say but perfect? The Apple Garden Cottage is a dream from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. We arrived and let ourselves in to a lovely great room including the kitchen and fireplace living room - and the radio was playing some of our favorite classical music. Moments later Jan, the innkeeper, came to greet us and show us around. The cottage is charming with a fabulously comfortable bedroom and a very nice bathroom. There were crackers and cheese and a bottle of their very own apple cider awaiting us - a perfect arrival. This is an ideal spot from which to poke around the east side of Tomales Bay and Nick's Cove is a short ride away for dinner. You can also easily visit Point Reyes National Park/Shoreline as well as go interior to the wineries of Sonoma County. Jan leaves the makings of a wonderful breakfast at your door each morning. We found ourselves eating a late lunch/early dinner of oysters and then being drawn magnetically back to the cottage for our evenings around the fire with a glass of wine. No need to be out on the roads at night when you have such a comfortable accommodation awaiting you. If you are in the area you cannot do better - we commend Jan for being such a perfect hostess!

loved every .moment here

5 on August 06, 2014

Perfect place. Great owners. Thank you

A thoroughly wonderful experience

5 on July 09, 2014

I'm almost tempted not to write too glowing a review lest I let the secret out...but that wouldn't be fair to Jan, the proprietor, who was so wonderful to us during our stay. The accommodations are perfect--beautifully appointed, luxurious, and tasteful. The hospitality is impeccable--delicious breakfasts, thoughtful assistance, and a hostess in Jan who goes out of her way to ensure a memorable experience. I couldn't have been more pleased with my decision to stay at AppleGarden Cottage.

Perfect blend of luxury and nature

5 on July 02, 2014

The cottage is a nicely decorated one-bedroom home, complete with full kitchen, living room, and private porch. Towels and linens are high quality. Jan, the proprietor, delivers a gournet breakfast each morning, typically including fresh eggs or berries from the farm and other local meats and produce. The cottage is located among farms outside of Tomales, with beaches and hikes and excellent restaurant choices in Point Reyes Station or Petaluma just a short drive away. We have stayed here every year for the past 4 years and plan to continue our annual visits.


5 on June 07, 2014

A wonderful, relaxing and friendly place to stay to get away from it all. Perfect cool climate, very comfortable cottage, great accomodations with all of the latest amenities and great homeade breakfast. Beautiful countryside. Restaurants for dinner were not far away.

Celebrating my wife's 50th Birthday

5 on May 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay, the breakfast was amazing and all made from scratch. Very comfy bed, the cottage had all the amenities. Jan was a very gracious host!

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Rooms & Rates


Romantic cottage for two...enjoy peace and privacy along with breakfast each day. Close to everything; about an hour from San Francisco

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245


Location Type

Working Farm, Countryside

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Pt. Reyes Peninsula, Tomales Bay, Dillon Beach, Picnic area, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

, daily housekeeping, on-site management

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No no smoking anywhere on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Maximum occupancy is two persons of any age only!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays and Week-ends only!
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: first night full amount due at booking
  • Cancellations: If your cancellation is received 5 days prior to arrival, your deposit is returned less a $25.00 handling fee. If you cancel less than 5 days before and we are unable to re-book your reservation, you will receive a credit for a midweek stay Sunday through Thursday (Holiday weeks excluded), for one calendar year from your cancellation. These credits are transferable to family members or friends and are good for a year after the original reservation



Jan Lee

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  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Organic