Discover grandeur and solitude. Or nest beside a cozy fire. Life is easy at Fox Lodge. Completely remodeled in 2008; perfect for those wanting a Manka's experience in their own private lodge.
Fox Lodge is situated on the Inverness Ridge overlooking the Olema Valley. A home away from home, nestled beside 71,000 acres of protected paradise. Relish Point Reyes antique charm, with the most modern amenities. Many repeat guests so check availability. Special events made memorable.
Built for a writer who wants to entertain guests between chapters. Secretly rented by celebrities who refresh privacy but want to enjoy the surroundings without disturbance. Perfect for families with children who love family game night, the outdoors and explorations. Ideal for the romantic couple that wants the luxury of an exclusive inn, but the size and privacy of a large home. Perfect for people who want to steal away, put their feet up, and be who they really are. Welcome to Fox Lodge.
The LIVING ROOM rises up over two stories with vaulted cathedral ceilings of massive hand-picked fir beams and antique brass fittings. A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace includes a cavernous hearth for roaring wood fires and rustic mantel filled with antiques. Two deep leather chairs look out over the wall of windows to Olema Valley, one of the most abundant bird-watching locales on the coast. A Bose stereo and stock of CDs and plentiful candles complete the romantic but expansive space.
Stroll past the front FOYER with twig love-seat for two and antique bridge lamps into the equally expansive FAMILY ROOM. Another floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace caps the room, alongside a 42' HDTV complete with VCR/DVD/Cable and GameCube, with over 80 movies to select. The massive deep sectional couch surrounds a Ralph Lauren table and antique board games. A door leads to the two-car GARAGE filled with sporting equipment, games and toys.
THE KITCHEN is open, true California style, with a wrap-around sunny breakfast nook loaded with rooster red pillows and cushions to seat ten for coffee and snacks. An antler chandelier lights the open area beside an antique dry sink cupboard filled with basic cooking supplies and condiments. The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2008 with a long concrete countertop and the latest in appliances: a six-burner gas Wolf Range and oven with hood, a GE refrigerator with icemaker and filtered water, dishwasher, antique farmhouse sink, Water Works fixtures. Coffee maker, cappuccino maker, holiday and feasting pots and pans included. Rustic and fine dining utensils, plates and serving bowls make any cooking event an elegant breeze. A small POWDER ROOM is tucked off the kitchen.
The DINING ROOM is a step away with a Spanish Baroque table that seats eight. An antique library cabinet filled with festive china and antiques sits in the corner and antique waterfowl prints adorn the tongue-in-groove wood panels in deep hunter green. A massive antler chandelier on a dimming switch enables you to create any mood at dinner.
Follow the carpeted stairs past the wildlife and nature prints to the MASTER BEDROOM, the showcase room of Fox Lodge. Wall-to-wall sea grass carpet, thick Woolen plaid Roman shades stretch across three massive windows that look out across the Olema Valley and east to Sonoma. Ralph Lauren and Williams Sonoma Home furnishings create cozy elegance for resting, reading and remembering. A Bose stereo with romantic and meditational music is provided. The huge WALK-IN CLOSET includes a portable massage table, two terry robes, a library of local books and dressing cabinets.
The MASTER BATHROOM is floored in blue slate, with a massive open stone shower. A 19th century French claw foot bathtub is tucked between two windows that look over pines and firs. Antique cabinets and sink with Water Works fixtures and a lighthouse print by a local Point Reyes artist.
Continue up to the top floor, past the large Hawk print. A BEDROOM with a Ralph Lauren Queen Bed awaits, with a collection of antique birdcalls. Another BATHROOM with double trench sink, tub and shower, also floored in blue slate, lies around the corner. A LAUNDRY ROOM with washer, dryer, ironing board and cleaning supplies is at the end of the long hallway.
Down the opposite end of the hall are two more bedrooms. A THIRD BEDROOM includes a twin-over-full bunk bed, desk, rocking chair and antique games. A FOURTH BEDROOM includes a twin-over-full bunk bed, TV, a closet chocked full of stuffed animals, books, toys and games. These rooms are perfect for guests with children, or nostalgic adults.
A large wooden deck extends outside the kitchen door, complete with Green Egg Bar-B-Que grill and open-air fire pit. A picnic table with benches in included for outdoor dining, or take your wine and cheese in the side-by-side swings under the pines.
Raptors. Red-tailed Hawks. Quail. Rabbit. Whales. Beaches. Waves. Trails. Birds. Bishop Pines. Lighthouses. Tule Elk. Hike. Ride. Play. Sail. Kayak. Shuck Oysters. Taste Wine. Swim. Nap. Read. Relax. Be You. Be Indulged. More photos available at fox-lodge dot com.
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Incredible setting, natural surroundings, hiking and whale watching less than an hour from San Francisco.
Wine by the cozy stone fireplace, waking up to birds across miles of meadows and marsh, family dinners after long hikes.