When the restaurant at Manka’s Inverness Lodge in West Marin burned to the ground in 2006, devotees everywhere went into mourning. The good news is that the owners, Daniel DeLong and Margaret Grad, bought the nearby Olema Inn and opened a new restaurant, Sir & Star (see A Restaurant that Channels “The Birds,” Marin Style), with delivery to Manka’s Inverness Lodge guests.
And after the fire, DeLong and Grad restored what remained of Manka’s, including the 1917 hunting and fishing lodge and annex (made up of four side-by-side rooms), two 1900s cabins, a private property tucked into the mountain, and a boathouse on Tomales Bay. Here is a look at the main property and the 1900s rustic cabins. For more information, go to Manka’s Inverness Lodge.
Photography by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
N.B.: This updated post features new photography; the original story ran on May 1, 2009.