Occupying a secluded five-acre site on Inverness Ridge, the Eco Lodge is only an hour from San Francisco, less than a mile from the village of Inverness and 5.1 miles from Point Reyes Station. Since it is located on the Point Reyes Peninsula, the Eco Lodge is surrounded by seventy-thousand acres of rolling hills, pine forests, ranch lands, and uncrowded open beaches, nearly all of it a National Seashore. It truly is an "Island in Time" that provides visitors with unique opportunities to relax body and mind, all in the quietude of an under-explored corner at the edge of the continent.
The Van der Ryn Eco Refuge property provides ample opportunity for privacy, quietude, and intimate encounters with nature.
- There is a Finnish sauna, a secluded Jacuzzi, a star-gazing platform/outdoor bed, a regulation bocce court, an extensive edible garden, an orchard and berry patch, and chickens.
- In the Fall, deer graze the apple orchard beside the house's terrace.
- Opportunities for contemplative walks or rigorous hikes abound in the surrounding forested hills, meadows, shorelines of ocean and bay, and in the villages of Inverness and Point Reyes.