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Cancellation Policy
The cancellation deadline for one room is greater than 14 days, and for two or more rooms it is greater than 30 days before arrival. A cancellation fee of $20 per room night applies to cancellations made before the cancellation deadline. Cancellations made within 14 days (1 room) or 30 days (2 or more rooms) are subject to full charge for the nights reserved, unless we are able to re book the room(s). In the case where we can only partially re book the reservation, the balance of un booked nights will be charged. Weather and other uncontrollable issues do not alter these policies. Please call if you do not understand the cancellation policy. Reservations for groups must be made by telephone. Group reservations also require a deposit and thirty days notice of cancellation. Failure to reserve a group as a group will result in a $100.00 per room night additional charge.

  • We accept VISA and MasterCard. Balance must be paid in full upon arrival.

  • A 14% hotel tax applies to all room rates.

  • Minimum stays are similar to others in the area and vary by date.

  • Self check-in is after 3 pm at our front office. Check-out time is promptly at 11 a.m. At a “small” yet sprawling inn such as ours, the part-time cleaning crew must cover a lot of territory during a limited time-frame; late checkouts compromise our ability to ready rooms for new guests. A late checkout fee of $25 applies to guests who have not checked out by 11:30 and $50 if not out by 12:00 noon. Guests who remain after 12:00 noon are charged for an extra night.

  • We offer only smoke-free accommodations. Smoking outdoors must be forty feet from any building. If smoking does occur in the room, a $250 cleaning fee will apply.

  • Guests will be responsible for damaged or missing property.

  • Exceeding our stated room maximum occupancy will result in double charges.



A limited number of rooms are available to guests with perfectly behaved, flea-free dogs, they are 1, 2, 7, 8, 19, 20 and 21.  Reservations for dogs must be made by telephone. There is a $25.00 per night charge for each dog. Dogs must be on leash, and cannot be left UNATTENDED in a room at any time.  Dogs are not allowed in or on the beds, and they are not allowed in the pool hot tub area.  Failure to adhere to our pet policies will result in a $200.00 per night fee. 

For Parents with Small Children
We welcome families with kids. Child friendly, however, is not synonymous with letting children run wild at the expense of others. Unless you are part of a large family group that is occupying the entire inn, you do need to pay attention to noise levels and activities. We do expect parents to supervise and be responsible for the actions of their children, and to be sensitive to the needs and expectations of many guests for a quiet retreat. If you are bringing babies or small children, please let us know, so that we can choose a suitable accommodation. We try not to put families with little children next to adults looking for a quiet retreat. Children are not allowed in rooms 9, 10 11, & 12. Children two years and older do count as “people” in terms of occupancy.

Our family suites are set up to accommodate families with children. Parents, however, need to be sensitive to the needs of other guests here for a quiet retreat. Everyone needs to do their best to observe the quiet hours from 9 pm to 9 am. Parents of young children with lots of early morning energy are encouraged to direct kids to play away from the guest rooms. Many parents take their children on morning strolls towards the back of the property to see the birds and diverse plants or play on the tennis court. Others take the kids to play at Chicken Ranch beach.

Quiet Hours
We ask everyone to observe quiet hours of 9 pm to 9 am. This being said, when staying here you may not be the only guest in your building; Therefore, we ask that you be aware of your noise level as your neighbors are probably hoping for a quiet relaxing stay. The Inverness Valley Inn is a big place, and it is surprising to some how well voices travel in the otherwise still valley setting. Because most people come to the Inn for a quiet retreat, guests who part of groups need to coordinate the time and place of the get together with the Inn staff. We have several groups of picnic tables strategically placed a distance from other guests’ rooms. By the Marin County operating permit all outside social gatherings must be over by 9 pm.

Failure to abide by our policies and rules will result in significant additional charges.

Air conditioning - We have very few days when the Point Reyes area is uncomfortably warm.  We do not offer air conditioning, and we do not know of any other lodgings in the area that do.

All of the photographs on this web site are the sole property of Andrew Howard, and may not be used for any other purpose.

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