Mountain Home Inn

Inn in Mill Valley

Set amid redwood, spruce and pine trees on a ridge of Mt Tamalpais, this retreat is both modern and rustic. The larger (more expensive) rooms are rugged beauties, with unfinished timbers forming columns from floor to ceiling, as though the forest is shooting up through the floor. Smaller rooms are cozy dens for two.

The positioning of a good local trail map on each dresser makes it clear that it’s a place to breathe and unwind. West Marin Stagecoach route 61 stops at the inn.