You are invited to share in the rich cultural history and spectacular surroundings of Point Reyes from your own historic country retreat: The Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound in Pt. Reyes Station, California. Situated in the heart of Marin County ranch lands, a national center for organic farming on the Northern California coast, Schoolhouse guests can be a part of the local scene with just a five minute walk to town for the farmer’s market and local art galleries, or a five minute drive to the headquarters for the Point Reyes National Seashore. Come home to cook for each other in the kitchen or patio, then retreat to the seclusion of your library and gardens.
It’s all here for your enjoyment and I hope to share my family compound with you. Our family history spanning over three decades is written here, and so are the histories of my many guests who have made Jasmine Cottage, Gray’s Retreat, the Barn Loft and the Schoolhouse their home away from home on the California coast.
Make our Point Reyes vacation rentals your preferred lodging in Northern California.
Author and illustrator of “The Family Guide to Point Reyes”
Jasmine Cottage, Gray’s Retreat & the Barn Loft
Twenty-five years ago I converted the carriage house to Jasmine Cottage. It was the very first cottage open to visitors as a Point Reyes vacation rental. Point Reyes area lodging at the time was just a few traditional bed and breakfasts in Inverness with a couple small motels on that side of Tomales Bay. Inverness was the place for holidays then; Point Reyes was a working cow town.
Nobody thought visitors would want to stay in the little town of Pt. Reyes. Because I offered a secluded garden cottage with an invitation to bring the children and the family dog, Jasmine Cottage was instantly popular as a romantic get-away and a family retreat. Sixteen years ago I designed and built the barn that houses Gray’s Retreat and the Barn Loft, intended as places for our extended family to visit and as part-time vacation rentals.