Quilted comfort and early morning sunlight filterd upon your berth. Nick's Cove has defined romantic escape, raised the bar, and exceeded all expecations. by Barbara L. Steinberg
The romance begins by leaving urban shackles behind. There are country byways to inspire and lift your spirits as if the journey's end weren't reason enough. Stupefying scenic roads are the only access to Nick's Cove. Pick one -- Lucas Valley, Shoreline Highway, Point Reyes-Petaluma Road -- don't rush this odyssey. The stimulus of lush landscapes, rolling hills, valleys, craggy canyons and (eventually) bay and ocean views is visual foreplay. Tiny hamlets along the way offer comfort and Marin County specialties. Be one with the locals. If it's true what they say about oysters, be certain to shuck a dozen at Hog Island Oysters.
And finally, when you think it can't be any better...Nick's Cove...the gold at the imagined rainbow's end.
Romantic? OMG! Twelve luscious cottages tucked away in Marin County overlooking Tomales Bay. Through sunshine and fog, natural beauty abounds. Breathtaking views. The first encounter will leave you giddy. No detail has been ignored. Plush beds. Comfortable sitting areas, music, mini-fridge with drinks, and the most fantastic bathrooms. Delicious food, much of it local! Breakfast is delivered to your cottage -- juice, fresh fruit, homemade pastries, and coffee are included or for an additional charge -- buttermilk waffles, crab Benedict, steel cut oatmeal, bacon -- you decide. Barbecued oysters are delivered upon arrival!
Dine at Nick's Cove Restaurant where menus change frequently and are a locavore's dream. Chocolate is an aphrodisiac! So they say. Savor gourmet s'mores fused fireside. Sensous and finger licking good!
Back in your cottage, a cozy fire and sunset views await. Wink, wink!
The Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park provide more reasons to escape and romance Marin County's abundant natural and agricultural landscapes. As if the enchantment of Nick's Cove could leave you wanting, there are other nearby distractions. Kayak, hike, explore or just enjoy the quiet serenity of this one-of-a-kind destination. Made for lovers, Heart's Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park is a favorite with kayakers. Scheduled kayaking tours are available.
Ask about seasonal and mid-week rates and AAA and AARP discounts. The staff is there to serve! Romantics will love that Nick's Cove is incredibly pet friendly.
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