This cozy studio cottage (lovingly called the Writer's Cottage) at Stemple Creek Ranch in West Marin is a sweet retreat. It has a small deck with a BBQ, tiny kitchenette, outdoor shower, and views of the countryside that stretch for miles.
We also have a larger cabin on the property that sleeps 4 (property # 681593), a farmhouse that sleeps 6 (property #1227083) and an event venue (outdoor spaces and a beautiful barn!) if you are looking for somewhere to host party, wedding, or corporate event.
Stemple Creek Ranch is a family owned and operated organic cattle ranch in Tomales, CA, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. We raise grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb. We also raise pork. This cabin is a refurbished small barn. It is a studio with a full sized bed, writing desk, cozy chair, small kitchenette, half bath (open to the room) and an outdoor shower. There is also a small deck with a BBQ.
The cabin is just a few miles from the town of Tomales, less than a mile away from Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway), and a great home base for exploring Marin or Sonoma Counties. Visitors love to go kayaking, hiking, and enjoy the local wine, oysters, and cheese.
Please note that if you are looking for a location to do professional photography or filming there is a site fee that is NOT included when you book the studio cottage for a nightly rental. Professional photography or filming on the property is not permitted without prior consent. There are other people who live and work on the ranch. All guests must be considerate of others at all times. No pets allowed except service animals. No more than 2 people are permitted on premises at any time.
Please note: no pets, no smoking, no open flames.
You can interact with is as little or much as you want. We do not live on the Ranch, but there are other houses on the ranch where other people live and we do work there on most days.
We occasionally bring our dog to the house, so if you are highly allergic, take note!
There is Verizon cell service, but no AT&T cell service. We do have wifi on the ranch but it might not work perfectly because it is satellite based. There is also a local cafe, the Tomales Deli, that has free wifi.
If you want to order beef or lamb from us (Stemple Creek Ranch) please let us know ahead of time and we can have it there for you when you arrive.
Check in time in 2:00 PM or after.
Check out time is by 11:00 AM.
Please wash your own dishes.