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Mountain Home Inn

At a Glance


  • amazing deck and views
  • peaceful, remote setting


  • nearest town is a 20-minute drive away
  • restaurant can get crowded on sunny weekend days
  • too rustic for some

Mountain Home Inn Review

Abutting 40,000 acres of state and national parks, the inn sits on the skirt of Mt. Tamalpais, where you can follow hiking trails all the way to Stinson Beach. The inn's multilevel, airy wooden building has pristine wilderness on one side and an unparalleled view of the bay on the other. Rooms are built for romance, each mixing huge views with some combination of balcony, fireplace, and whirlpool tub. For full-moon nights, book far in advance. The on-site wine bar and dining room (closed Monday and Tuesday) serves lunch on the deck (from May to October) and a terrific $38 prix-fixe dinner of American regional cuisine inside by the fire. The restaurant (reservations recommended) serves sumptuous meals. Top your Niman Ranch beef burger with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, local blue cheese, or other options. There's a late-afternoon American cheese–tasting course, as well as an après-trek menu of small plates for hungry hikers. Dinner features modern riffs on classic American fare.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-07-2013

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