|Montara||Flat Rock||Ross’ Cove||Mavericks||The Jetty||Dunes|
Each of our six individually decorated rooms, named after a famous surfing spot in the area, has its own unique style.
Located at the northern base of Pillar Point (the western most tracking station of the United States Air Force), Ross' Cove offers unprecedented surfing. On smaller days on a high tide, the left breaks along the point and moves outside as the swell increases in size. Once in the lineup, the immense currents can take you in either of three directions, none of which are good. Volkswagen-sized boulders underwater create mushroom eddy's that identify take-off points; they also are a reminder of the downside of getting caught inside, as your leash can easily trip over one of these rocks and leave you helpless during a set. Maverick's is clearly visible from the outside lineup, and must have been seen by hundreds of surfers, which makes you wonder how Maverick's managed to stay so empty until 1990.
What makes the Ross' Cove Guestroom so special…
Located in the quaint village of Princeton-by-the-Sea just minutes north of historic Half Moon Bay, you will find beachcombing, hiking, tidepooling, shopping, kayaking and oceanfront dining all within easy walking distance.
We spent the weekend after Thanksgiving here this year. It was perfect. The little town was packed with weekenders but because this Inn sits back away from the highway it was very peaceful. To find a beautiful Inn right on the water anywhere is wonderful, but to find one that is dog friendly is just remarkable.
We brought our 4 year old and our Lab and the 'kids' were able to sit outside in the yard and play while the grownups were relaxing. We took them down to the little beach in front of the hotel and ran and ran and ran.....and then we decided to go for a walk down to the Mavericks Beach (SURFERS!). When we got down near the beach we realized we were joined by hundreds of others families and found out that we were lucky enough to have come on a minus tide, and spent the next 2 hours walking around the tidal pools discovering sea life. This is always a huge plus with little kids.
When we woke up Sunday morning, we all walked into the little village, watched the fishermen trying to catch on the pier, found a coffee bar, and enjoyed our family walk in the fresh air before piling back in the car.
This hotel only has 6 rooms. I seriously want to plan a Wedding and rent the entire thing! Beach and Marina views, snacks, fireplace, huge bed........the list just goes on and on.
We will be back and tell everyone we meet in the mean time about this hidden gem. Very memorable.