Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Pelican Inn, on the way to Stinson Beach

A couple of weeks ago, Jenny and I took a trip to Stinson Beach, California, for the famous Dipsea Race.

What a treat to stay at the Pelican Inn, that we’ve driven past many times on the way to Stinson Beach. Small rooms, but charming indeed, as each room has its own romantic antique décor. The owners and staff are quite friendly.

We met friends for a glass of wine in the private den for guests. Then, we all enjoyed dinner in the authentically British pub, with low-beamed ceilings, a giant hearth, lagers, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and heavy picnic-type, shared tables.

The next morning, we hiked around the Muir Woods trails and came back for a full breakfast in the garden patio.

Another evening, we stopped in the restaurant late for coffee and dessert, while Brian Wallace performed in front of the fireplace. He played his grandfather's viola, a sarode (a form of lute featured at the court of Akbar in the 16th century), a saxaphlute (similar to an old English sackbut guitar), a drum, and a bamboo flute.

The added benefit of this location is Muir Beach which is at the end of the road. And the Green Gulch Farm is just down the path.


1 comment:

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