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Druid’s Hall: A Nature-Worshipping Guesthouse in Northern California

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Druid’s Hall: A Nature-Worshipping Guesthouse in Northern California

October 15, 2021

We’ve long been captivated by Margaret Grade and Daniel Delong’s distinctively moody guesthouses in West Marin, California. In addition to Sir & Star at Hotel Olema, Manka’s Inverness Lodge, and Manka’s Boathouse, the two are the proprietors of Druid’s Hall, once the former meeting hall of the United Ancient Order of Druids.

Like Sir & Star at Hotel Olema, Druid’s Hall is located in the hamlet of Olema (in fact, it’s just a half block away from Sir & Star). The couple bought the property in 2014 and have since updated it while maintaining its foothold in the past. They’ve filled the four-guestroom inn (there are three bedrooms in the main building, as well as a stand-alone cottage) with antiques and taxidermy, their signature style, and preserved the Druids’ reverence for the natural world.

Let’s have a look.

Photography via Druid’s Hall.

druid&#8\2\17;s hall is just south of point reyes national seashore. the &a 9
Above: Druid’s Hall is just south of Point Reyes National Seashore. The “UAOD” sign is a reminder of the guesthouse’s uncommon history.
the great room is filled with curiosities, including a taxidermy bear and bobca 10
Above: The great room is filled with curiosities, including a taxidermy bear and bobcat.
while a mural of foggy moodiness dominates the walls of the great room, all the 11
Above: While a mural of foggy moodiness dominates the walls of the great room, all the guestrooms skew light. Pictured is the appropriately dubbed “Oak Room.”
foraged branches and foliage above the bed in the master suite. 12
Above: Foraged branches and foliage above the bed in the master suite.
framed pressed flowers sit atop a desk nook in the master suite. 13
Above: Framed pressed flowers sit atop a desk nook in the master suite.
a corner sink in the main suite&#8\2\17;s bathroom. 14
Above: A corner sink in the main suite’s bathroom.
every room is decorated with antiques sourced from vintage shops and flea marke 15
Above: Every room is decorated with antiques sourced from vintage shops and flea markets.
a green tiled bathroom. 16
Above: A green-tiled bathroom.

N.B.: This post was first published January 2020.

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