AppleGarden Cottage

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

About

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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Overall
4.8

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

Perfect long weekend

5 on April 13, 2016

We stayed for three nights at this beautiful and peaceful oasis in Tomales for our 18th anniversary. It was an easy drive from SFO but a world away! We loved the rolling hillsides, the bay and nearby beaches, delicious oysters at Marshalls and Hog Island, delightful restaurants within 20m drive. We also loved just being in the cottage with its cozy fireplace, amazingly comfortable bed, and delicious breakfasts. We loved sitting by the fire, reading, sleeping in, making dinner in the very well equipped and stocked kitchen, taking walks in the back pasture, chatting with Jan about their orchard and cider making. We wished we had an additional day or two or three. We will definitely be back.


Great experience at AppleGardenCottageDiane

5 on March 25, 2016

Diane from Pittsburgh loved the experience at Apple Gatden Cottage. With rainy weather the gas fireplace, full kitchen and great breakfast by the Innkeeper compensated for the weather. Just a beautiful location and cottage!


Delightful stay/great food/attentive innkeeper

4.8 on March 14, 2016

We had miserable weather for most of our 3 night stay and this was still the best experience of our 9 day Sonoma and Mendocino county stay. Comfortable and cozy along with great breakfasts. For two of the three nights we dined at dinner on the remains of breakfast so large were the servings. The absolute best scones, muffins and waffles (Jan brings the batter and you cook the waffles in the cottage). With a good bottle of wine, local cheeses and great jazz playing on the internet radio they almost had to call the sheriff to evict us. One of our very favorite places to stay in 35 years of B&B/small inns/boutique hotels experience.


Perfect Romantic Getaway

5 on February 23, 2016

Private, comfortable cottage just big enough for two, with full kitchen, wifi, tv and fireplace. Delicious hot breakfast made and delivered by the host each morning. Fresh eggs from the pasture raised hens on the farm. Easy and scenic drive to Point Reyes destinations. Highly recommended.


Cute Cottage

5 on February 10, 2016

It's a perfect spot to escape the busy city life. We enjoyed our stay at Apple Garden Cottage. It is cute, warm, relaxing and cozy. Jen was so accommodating and nice. We loved the hearty and yummy breakfast. Thanks Jen for being such a great host. You can ask her about places to visit and things to do and she will gladly tell you. The cottage is within of driving distance to nice restaurants and scenic routs. We highly recommend Osteria Stellina and Nick's Cove to have a great meal. You can find Hard Apple Cider, which is produced on the Apple Garden farm, on almost every restaurant menu in Point Reyes Station and vicinity. It is very tasty and strong, so, don't drink and drive after! You should also see the Point Reyes Light House which is 40 min driving distance from Cottage. It is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but still you can enjoy beautiful drive and sight seeng. Visit the Seal Beach where the elephant seals basking in the sun right on the beach and even on the parking lot and you can come so close to them to take their picture. We had a short but great time in Point Reyes. We recommend Apple Garden Cottage for anyone who wants relaxing escape from busy city life.


A Quite Weekend of Calm

5 on February 08, 2016

A romantic weekend get away from our busy lives. We were promptly greeted by Jan as we drove up and made to feel welcome right away. A nice little cottage on their small apple farm was a welcome site. A quick tour confirmed the cozy feel shown in the pictures and set us up for a great weekend. We'd made several reservations for dinner based on Jan's introduction email that she had sent out a week before our arrival turned out to both be fantastic and worth the ~30 minute drive into Point Reyes. Morning came and both days we were pleasantly surprised by the fresh home cooked meals provided. The fresh scones, bacon and eggs provided by the chickens on the farm were amazing. These even impressed my wife who is a Chef. We made the weekend as relaxing as possible and were able to lounge in the living area, reading books, watching a little TV, and just enjoying the gas fireplace/heater. The whole experience was good enough to warrant a return visit in the near future. I look forward to another relaxing getaway.


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.


Applicious!

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


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Rooms & Rates

Cottage

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

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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Policies

  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jan Lee

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Organic