Hi House

We started off the year with a little getaway to Point Reyes, our favorite day-trip destination from San Francisco. We had never spent the night, but when we came across the Hi House, we just had to plan a stay there.

House interior

Hi House is a gorgeous mid-century glass house built atop a hillside surrounded by Bishop Pines and views of the Point Reyes National Seashore in the distance. A little tram transports you up the hill to the house where the cozy studio for two has everything you need for a quiet escape into nature.

Kehoe Beach

The house is located at the entrance of Tomales Bay State Park, so it was the perfect base for all of our favorite local activities: beachcombing, hiking and visiting nearby oyster farms.

Tule Elk

Spending two nights there allowed us to do a couple of things that we had not done before. Top on our list was completing the 10-mile round trip hike to the northernmost tip of Point Reyes, Tomales Bay Point. The hike starts at the historic Pierce Point Dairy Farm and takes you through the Tule Elk reserve, home to over 600 native California elk.

Point Reyes Seashore

Tomales Bay

Tomales Point

Hiking along the ridge, you have views of the ocean on one side and Tomales Bay on the other, sometimes at the same time. The weather can change very quickly, which we learned the hard way on our first day. The skies began to darken about 2 miles into our hike and what started as mist quickly turned to rain. We had to practically run the last mile back to our car. Luckily, the next morning we woke up to beautiful blue skies and had perfect conditions for our second attempt.

Kehoe Sunset

North Beach Sunset

The other treat for us was being able to watch two beautiful sunsets on the beach. What I love about Point Reyes National Seashore is how far the beaches stretch. You can walk for miles and miles along the shore. The cold winter wind prevented that on this trip, but I have a feeling we’ll be back soon.