We had a sweet and wonderful stay here at Abalone. The hot tub after a hike to Tomales Point was exquisite. Everything is full of charm and color. We of course also loved the fresh eggs and Dona's terrific hosting.
--Bob and Susan
Spending two evenings here was such a pleasant, warm, and welcome experience. What a lovely place and friendly vibe. Thanks so much for everything. Hope to come back again soon.
--Maryann and Charlie
Thanks you so much for your kindness and generosity. What a peaceful haven you've created here! And what lucky chickens. Never had an egg warm from ... you know ... before. Your home was one long extended healing hug for us. God bless you and yours.
--Chana and Mark
We had a great three-night stay - very comfortable. Came here to Pt. Reyes primarily for birding, and R&R from work. Saw 97 different bird species in the area. Most notable for us were Townsend's Warbler and Ferruginous Hawk.
Saw the following here on or from the property:
Western Scrub Jay
Using scope from front porch, we also saw:
Thank you Dona!
--Gary and Sharon
On a spontaneous road trip to the Point Reyes area, my fiance and I stumbled upon a charming bed and breakfast called The Abalone Inn. It sits up on a hill that affords wonderful views of the lush green mountains that border Tomales Bay. The house itself is a restored Victorian with a sunny welcoming feel, surrounded by bright flowers and shiny abalone shells.
The house has an interesting history that has been preserved and honored by by the inn's hosts, Dona Larkin and her son, Ian. Dona made us feel right at home, offering us a glass of wine and spirited conversation. She is a warm, gracious host, and the inn reflects this in all of its touches from the quilt on our bed, handmade by her grandmother, to the lovely wildflowers growing in the garden outside of our room.
-- Christine Arnaud & Frank DiBiasi
My husband and I have just returned from five days in heaven: The Inverness/ Point Reyes area... I want to recommend Dona Larkin's Abalone Inn. She has opened up her airy, pastoral 1912 home offering the rooms - one with a wonderful outdoor shower off the garden. She serves complimentary refreshments and great conversation for those who wish and is willing to accommodate a family.
-- Donna Mickelson, Berkeley,
from the San Francisco Chronicle
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