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Beautiful End of the Road Cabin on Top of Ridge - Pet Friendly

Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA, USA
  • Cabin600 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cabin, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This quiet and secluded sun-filled cabin, the former home of German actor Klaus Kinski, is set at the end of a dirt road high on a ridgetop between the San Geronimo Valley and Nicasio. Nestled in a grove of towering redwood and Douglas fir trees, bordering Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and a half-mile from the closest house, it offers breathtaking views of Mount Tamalpais and San Geronimo Ridge to the south and Bolinas Ridge to the west. The cabin boasts a wood stove set in a large stone fireplace for relaxing evenings and romance. A queen bed is at the top of a spiral staircase in a loft overlooking the living area. Hiking and mountain biking trails leave right from the front door. Its location between Central Marin and the Point Reyes National Seashore makes it easy to take advantage of all that Marin County has to offer while affording guests unparalleled privacy.

There is a long, bumpy dirt road to the cabin that currently requires 4WD or AWD.

Keywords: Cabin


Elizabeth Ford

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
What makes this Cabin unique

This property is heaven on earth, quiet and peaceful.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Mountain View


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        Good 4G reception but no wi-fi
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Stereo


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • groceries

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking


                                                              • There is excellent Verizon 4G reception and AT&T 3G.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: Flexible

                                                                Check-out: Flexible

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                27 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Just decide what’s important to you

                                                                Lee W.

                                                                If your highest priority is some sort of fantasy idea of a picturesque secluded cabin in the woods, near the top of a mountain, with breathtaking views and tranquility, then you’ll love this place.

                                                                These were my priorities, so it was a perfect match. Combining this with the service is what gives it my highest rating. The owner Liz, had the cabin ready and not only clean, but thoughtfully prepared in many little ways. A few examples: a prepared ready to light wood fireplace, basic comdiments in the fridge, a hand written welcome note in my name. She was also kind enough to receive a package I mailed and transfer it me.

                                                                For some folks, it may be less of a match, again depending on your priorities. There’s only one bed, plus a nicely made up cot, and the couch if you need to squeeze more people in. There is no microwave, no Keurig coffee maker, and older appliances. There is one small TV, and it doesn’t have HDMI so forget using a streaming stick.

                                                                Crucially, it does have excellent 4G cell reception. So by using your phone as a hotspot, or by bringing a micro router, you can have pretty good WiFi (strong 4G cellular can easily be 20 megabits/sec), so it’s actually comparable to some home broadband Internet connections.

                                                                With any property, it’s often hard to tell from photos alone if the views are as dramatic in person. In this case it is in fact as good as you might imagine. I strained to see, but could not identify, a single other cabin, building, or any other tiny blemish of civilization in the view of pure nature from the balcony. While this may all sound extremely remote, and in fact not a single neighbor is visible from the road (great I think), the drive from cabin to the first small latte serving coffee shop at the bottom of the mountain is less than 15 minutes away. Then 10 more minutes or so to the city of Fairfax from my recollection.

                                                                Magical and enchanting

                                                                Mimi N.

                                                                My boyfriend and I had a grand time at the cabin. It felt like we were in a treehouse with the magnificent view from all the windows. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment I needed to make quite a few meals. The filtered water was a nice addition, albeit, we brought our own water. All the firewood made for a warm weekend.

                                                                The trails near the cabin were great as well. The trail to the left at the trailhead was quite a workout...not for the faint of heart. The trail to the right was leisurely.

                                                                Although, we just live 30 miles from this cabin, it felt like we were a world away. 4WD is a must. My sedan would not have made it. We will definitely try to come back. Cheers!

                                                                Wonderful Stay!

                                                                Marina M.

                                                                Beautiful cabin and surrounding nature!

                                                                Cabin love !

                                                                Benedetta A.

                                                                In love with this cabin. It is our second time here and we already cannot wait to come back again !

                                                                The host is the sweetest person as well!

                                                                Beautiful and secluded

                                                                Eli G.

                                                                Had an incredible stay relaxing at the cabin and hiking around for two days. It is a hidden gem.

                                                                Great Get Away

                                                                Lydia O.

                                                                I was looking for a place to have an adventure with my son before he left for college. This cabin in the woods was just the place. I loved the architecture

                                                                and all the wood. It has an amazing view off the deck and a lovely fireplace. We were able to bring our dog and walk the rim trail for miles. We were pretty close to Point Reyes so went to the beach and on a hike the other day.

                                                                We spent the evenings cooking dinner and talking and reading by the fireplace. Very cozy, friendly and beautiful.


                                                                Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA, USA

                                                                Hiking & mountain biking on-site, 10 minutes to good restaurants & the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 25 minutes to the Point Reyes National Seashore

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                                                                27 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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