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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

December 26, 2020

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.

Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California Druid&#8\2\17;s Hall is just south of Point Reyes National Seashore. The &#8\2\20;UAOD&#8\2\2\1; sign is a reminder of the guesthouse&#8\2\17;s uncommon history.
Above: Druid’s Hall is just south of Point Reyes National Seashore. The “UAOD” sign is a reminder of the guesthouse’s uncommon history.
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California The great room is filled with curiosities, including a taxidermy bear and bobcat.
Above: The great room is filled with curiosities, including a taxidermy bear and bobcat.
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California While a mural of foggy moodiness dominates the walls of the great room, all the guestrooms skew light. Pictured is the appropriately dubbed &#8\2\20;Oak Room.&#8\2\2\1;
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.”
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California Foraged branches and foliage above the bed in the master suite.
Above: Foraged branches and foliage above the bed in the master suite.
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California Framed pressed flowers sit atop a desk nook in the master suite.
Above: Framed pressed flowers sit atop a desk nook in the master suite.
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California A corner sink in the master suite&#8\2\17;s bathroom.
Above: A corner sink in the master suite’s bathroom.
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California Every room is decorated with antiques sourced from vintage shops and flea markets.
Above: Every room is decorated with antiques sourced from vintage shops and flea markets.
Druids Hall A NatureWorshipping Guesthouse in Northern California A green tiled bathroom.
Above: A green-tiled bathroom.

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

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