We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Inverness
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Inverness Secret Garden Cottage
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 86: English reviews
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful cottage for a couple or 3 people. Kitchen means you don't have to go to restaurant. Beautiful views, trails from the front door. Owner helpful. Treat it gently, please! We want to return. Space stove keeps you warm. Enjoyed the outdoor bath house!

Helpful?
Thank fdashiell
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We were happy to get your review! Very nice....we're glad you had exceptional fall weather for your visit. Sincerely, Phil & Patsy More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cottage is delightful incl. continental breakfast and nice views. We greatly enjoyed the fabulous gardens in which we could hike thru and observe and take pictures of so many varieties of beautiful plants and trees.

Helpful?
Thank suremdream
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the gardens....we spend most of our time, rain or shine, keeping things looking good! Many of the original 60 year old specimen plants and trees have come from the SF Botanical garden. We have temperate rain forest plants from around the world and are fortunate that Inverness is the perfect place for them. We look forward... More 

San Francisco
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here several times over the years, and every single time have had a wonderful experience. Stepping inside the garden gate at the entrance feels immediately peaceful and relaxing.The setting is completely private, surrounded by a beautiful garden. There is a view of Tomales Bay from the cottage, a soaking tub up a garden path, and a sunny... More 

Helpful?
Thank Streaka
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such an articulate and positive review! You were able to effectively highlight the special things about our cottage! We look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy, owners More 

Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Inverness Secret Garden Cottage is Delightful, Private, Quiet and Tranquil. The Surrounding Private Garden is Colorful and Inviting. The Location is Perfect for Visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Owners were Gracious and Helpful. A Memorable - Joyous Experience. Big Termite

Helpful?
Thank Ginger T
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your very fine review! You had very nice weather and we are happy you found the cottage so comfortable. Hope to see you again - return guest discounts never expire! Phil More 

Ithaca NY
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Convenient for hiking and exploring -- that is, if you can tear yourself away from the lovely cottage with a view and garden with so many interesting specimen plants. Highly, highly recommended, and we will dream of returning!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank zenthyme
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you!! We enjoyed your review and also the very nice entry you wrote in our guest book. It is especially noteworthy that you are a Level 4 TA Contributor (44+ reviews) and speak so highly of our Inverness cottage! We also appreciate that you took the time to send back one of our dining table napkins!!, which probably got... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2016

One always takes chances when booking sight unseen online. What a treasure! The cottage is gorgeous, the garden stunning and the hospitality was perfect. It is also perfectly placed to enjoy all of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank wctreadwell3
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the very articulate and special review! Also, we appreciate the care you have taken with the cottage....hardly looked like anyone had been there! You always receive a return guest 10% discount; this special is good for any time, can be used miltiple times, and never expires. Sincerely, Patsy & Phil More 

Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

One of the best experiences we have had traveling. The owners were extremely helpful, and the cottage was amazing and immaculate. The beautiful gardens provided a secluded and tranquil setting. This is a special place.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank drtooltime
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We appreciate your review! Thank you for making the effort to post this short, but sweet and articulate review! Sincerely, Patsy & Phil More 

Highland Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's rare that our high expectations are met, but they were exceeded in this lovely, large cottage where my wife and I (with our teenage son who slept comfortably on the pull-out couch, aero bed), spent two lovely days hiking, sightseeing and exploring the Point Reyes rugged coast, lighthouse, local wildlife, beaches and small towns. It's a place we would... More 

Helpful?
Thank rocketron22
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for very nice review!...and for taking such good care of the cottage! You are quite serious about keeping everything neat and tidy! and we appreciate it! We look forward to you next visit. Phil and Patsy More 

Emeryville, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My husband and I love the Inverness Secret Garden Cottage. This was our second visit and we will surely return. A lovely cottage that is well appointed, with a great deck tucked away in amazing gardens. Close to fantastic hiking in Point Reyes, the delicious Osteria Stellina restaurant in Point Reyes Station, and of course Cowgirl Creamery! Great getaway that... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Barbara B
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your return visits....and the great reviews you have posted each time! See you next time! Phil & Patsy More 

California
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This was our third visit to one of our favorite places to stay. This is a very private and comfortable cottage in the midst of a beautiful garden. There are several fountains, and the running water adds to the peacefulness. There is also a bathhouse with a cast iron tub and a view through the trees to Tomales Bay. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank MBTraveler47
fildog, Owner at Inverness Secret Garden Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for your continued patronage! ..... and for your wonderful reviews! We enjoy reading them, as do many of our prospective guests. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Phil and Patsy More 

67 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (39)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Inverness
11.0 km away
Point Reyes Seashore Lodge
26.7 km away
Bodega Bay Lodge
Bodega Bay Lodge
#1 of 5 in Bodega Bay
1,058 reviews
15.3 km away
The Continental Inn
The Continental Inn
#1 of 1 in Tomales
77 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
28.4 km away
Inn at the Tides
Inn at the Tides
#3 of 5 in Bodega Bay
458 reviews
23.4 km away
Valley Ford Hotel
Valley Ford Hotel
#1 of 1 in Valley Ford
106 reviews
40.2 km away
Acqua Hotel Mill Valley
Acqua Hotel Mill Valley
#1 of 5 in Mill Valley
515 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded, bed and breakfast retreat adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park in Marin County Calif. Village of Inverness; located only 1 hour north of SF. Access numlerous park hiking trails, explore ocean beaches, and view abundant wildlife. Extensive ornamental gardens, private parking and entrance, bay views, fireplace,WiFi, TV/DVD/CD, self-serve continental breakfast, large deck, outdoor claw-foot soaking tub, 1 bdrm, 1 bath studio design with fully equipped kitchen. Rates: $225/nt weekdays; $250/nt Fr,Sa, Sun. Weekly: $1365 ($195/nt),3 night minimum holidays. 10% County hotel tax extra. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inverness Secret Garden Cottage

Address: 501 Via de La Vista, Inverness, CA 94937-0725
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: ₹ 14,021 - ₹ 15,389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Inverness Secret Garden Cottage staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Redwood City, California

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Inverness Secret Garden Cottage staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The room is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles fdashiell, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“outdoor bathtub; large deck from which the night sky is visible..”
 of 5 bubbles suremdream, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is a very spacious, well designed cottage with an open floor plan, best for couple or a single traveler”
 of 5 bubbles Streaka, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Property Has One - Private Cottage Which Includes Bedroom Area, Living Room/Dining Area, Full Kitchen, Bathroom, a Private Deck,”
 of 5 bubbles 893gingert, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Secret Garden Cottage is the best room ever.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnMary2016, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5