The Writer's Cottage

The Writer's Cottage

Tomales, California, United States

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 have two other AirBnB lodgings on the ranch - A 5 person "Rustic Cabin" and a 6 person "Charming Farmhouse".

The Space

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 Ranch 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.

Please note: no pets, no smoking, no open flames.

Guest Access

The cottage itself, a place to park, and a small deck with a BBQ.

Other Things to Note

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 10 days in advance, and we can have it there for you when you arrive.



February 2023

This cottage is an extraordinary stay for anyone looking for a privately tranquil, intimately cozy, practically simple home for the night. This cottage is placed in the rear portion of a complex of buildings comprising a very organized ranch with a long driveway well separated from other properties surrounded by green pastures and livestock. Lisa is very clear with instructions and the cottage is easy to find after your day’s adventure to the ocean, Point Reyes Station, or hike in the headlands, you name it! We enjoyed complete silence here with the darkest starry skies and the greenest landscape in the morning. The cottage provides pamphlets and maps for local foods and activities, it has a simple bathroom and simple kitchen, but it was exactly what we wanted. The most fun amenity was the outdoor shower with hot water while we watched the birds in the rain. Definitely worth staying here if visiting near Bodega and Point Reyes!


March 2023

Thank you for the stay. The cabin is beautiful and the area is quiet. We made a decision to stay and make dinner there, it was great. We would to come back in warmer weather. We had everything we needed and whatever was missing was immediately provided for. Above all we had the most amazing experience with the help that was provided so we always felt taken care of. We definitely appreciate and will remember our stay as one of the best experiences we had as far as having a getaway goes.

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