Nick's Cove

Nick's Cove

23240 Hwy. 1
Marshall, California 94940
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Local Phone: (415) 663-1033

Nick's Cove

Nick's Cove is one of the last remaining historic settlements catering to the early California tourist trade on the beautiful Tomales Bay coast land.

It’s served as a depot for tourism, local fishermen and agricultural operations throughout its history.

The owners of Nick's Cove have taken special care to maintain the integrity of its traditional architecture in recognition of the cottages' historical importance.

Nick's Cove cabin

These cabins reflects the coastal vernacular style common to the community, and they have been carefully preserved, while improving their decor to accommodate modern amenities, without damaging their historical qualities.

Dog at Nick's Cove
Photo Credit: @ap_weim

For two-legged visitors all cottage beds are appointed with luxurious cotton linens, plush down comforters and cotton duvets.

All but three of their cottages have large soaking tubs and all have one-of-a-kind rainforest showers, heated ceramic tile floors, hair dryer, shaving/make-up mirror, organic bath amenities by EO, plush robes, towels and slippers.

Cabin at Nick's Cove

Dogs are welcome in the following Waterfront Cottages:

Big Rock

Dogs are welcome in the following Water View Cottages:

Uncle Andy's
Jerry's Cabin
Judy's Cabin

Comment from the management: "At Nick's Cove, pets are part of the family. We make sure that every traveler – even your pet – always feels right at home. That's why our pastry chef bakes our own signature healthy dog-treats direct from our kitchen, and it's why we leave plenty of water bowls around for thirsty animals. You’ll find dog towels in our pet-friendly cottages, and our concierge is always happy to help guide you on pet-friendly walks and other services."

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: All sizes
  • Maximum number allowed: 2
  • Cost per dog: $50 Per Stay
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: Over 50%

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Pet Package (Call Property)
  • Dining/water bowls
  • Special treats
  • Dog-friendly hiking/activity/attractions guide/listings at front desk

DogTrekker's Maya at Ruthie's Cabin, Nick's Cove
In Maya’s first trip since early March to the coast, she and her uprights stayed at Nick’s Cove in Marshall, Marin County, on beautiful Tomales Bay.

The Nick’s team has been trained in visitor protection while maintaining the guest experience they have always offered humans and pets. Everything was touchless from check-in to ordering to check-out. Staff, guests and visitors all wore face coverings during our recent stay.
While the Nick’s Cove Restaurant is closed inside, the outside dining area along the pier is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, having a cocktail as the sun goes down or watching the kids and dogs frolic in the bay. more »
Diesel & Oliver each give Nick
Diesel & Oliver each give Nick's 4 Paws Up! Photo Credit: @ap_weim
Diesel and Oliver's parents, Ashley and Chris P. were the lucky winners of our Nick's Cove 2015 DogCation. The whole family got to enjoy a wonderful seaside adventure along Tomales Bay. more »
Dixie and Lily
Dixie and Lili at Limantour Beach. Photo Credit: Chelsie Lesinski
Something about salt air is both invigorating and intoxicating, especially to those who don’t visit the coast very often. Hibernate in a waterfront cabin at Nick’s Cove on Tomales Bay, and you may only emerge to go for a walk or pause at a patio restaurant table to fill up on an order of oysters with a side of crab mac-n-cheese. more »
Kayla at Nick's Cove
Kayla at Nick's Cove
Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages on Tomales Bay is a treat of a place to visit even if you don’t stay there, and the afternoon of Dec. 6 promises to be extra special. That’s when Santa pulls up to the Boat Shack, at the end of a 400-foot pier, for his fifth annual visit benefiting the Marin Food Bankmore »
Begging DogNestled in one of the serene, sheltered coves of Tomales Bay, in Marin, The Cottages at Nick's Cove is offering an Artisan Cheese, Please! package that is designed to please the entire family. And at Nick’s Cove, pets are definitely an important part of the family. more »
Nick's Cove
Kayla making herself at home at Nick's
Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages has always been dog-friendly. Kayla,’s "Research Lab," has given Nick’s her Paw of Approval on many visits. more »
Dog walkers, Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo courtesy National Park Service.
One of the assets of Point Reyes National Seashore is that all those wild, surf-lapped landscapes are just a blink away from civilized comforts. There’s no need to pack in a trunk-load of groceries with so many good restaurants nearby. Then again, there’s something to be said for having a kitchen where you can make breakfast and save a few bucks by rustling up your own lunch or dinner.  more »
Nick's Cover
Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages has always been dog-friendly. Kayla,’s “research Lab,”  has given Nick’s her Paw of Approval on many visits. Earlier this year, Nick’s moved into the “dog-passionate” category by adding a waterfront patio and oyster bar where as many as 30 people can enjoy cocktails and oysters with their four-legged friends. more »
Nick's Deck
Dogs on the deck at Nick's Cove
Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages has always been dog-friendly. Kayla,’s “research Lab.”  has given Nick’s her Paw of Approval on many visits. Earlier this year, Nick’s moved into the “dog-passionate” category by adding a waterfront patio and oyster bar where as many as 30 people can enjoy cocktails and oysters with their four-legged friends. more »
Kayla on the bed at Nick's CoveShould you only have time for a Valentine’s day-trip from the Bay Area, our suggestion for a February outing with your canine sidekick is Point Reyes National Seashore. Winter days on the coast are often fog-free, offering sweeping views you seldom get in summer. more »
Salt air, savory seafood, historic character and classic coastal views combine to make Nick's Cove & Cottages a romantic jumping-off point for exploring Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore. The formerly funky, 1930s-era roadhouse and dilapidated fishermen's cottages were transformed a few years ago into a "rustic chic" hotspot with a celebrity chef in the kitchen and luxury appointments in the cottages, some of which are on the water, some across the road.

Winter rates from $202 offer savings of 30 percent and more off summer tariffs and relief from heavy tourist traffic, as well. Dogs are welcome in eight of the 12 cabins—though not, unfortunately, in the acclaimed restaurant. Pet fee is $50 per stay, which is a dog-friendly gesture to be sure. Nick's is just an hour's drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge—so close, as they say, and yet, in setting and in feel, delightfully far away.
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