Hello Real Weddings Brides!
There is finally good reason to get out of bed on Mondays and you might say we’re over the moon about it.
As you may or may not know, every print edition of Real Weddings Magazine contains a lengthy honeymoon feature spotlighting fabulously romantic hot-spots for newly anointed couples. If you have peered through the pages of the current issue then you have no doubt discovered “Honeymoons for Every Season,” four to-die-for escapes and the best times to visit each one, seasonally-speaking.
But these days, because so few of us have much discretionary time to spare (or any for that incredibly sad matter), couples are increasingly embracing short but oh-so-sweet ways to celebrate their nuptials.
Enter “The MiniMoon.”
Whether for a lack of time, a tightening of the purse strings or a combination of the two, “quickies” are making a comeback with couples and Real Weddings is excited to bring you every juicy detail of this travel trend!
Every Monday going forward, right here on the Real Weddings blog, we’ll bring you a series of MiniMoon blogs where we’ll be raving—and rating—a nearby honeymoon-worthy destination for time-strapped honeymooners. Better still is that every one of these getaways is accessible on one tank of gas—two tops!
So in between perusing your favorite local wedding planning resource—Real WeddingsMagazine, of course!—pay us a virtual visit on “MiniMoon Mondays” and prepare to fall in love all over again.
Our inaugural “MiniMoon” comes by way of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Olema—“Gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore.”
Located an hour from the wine country, the small town of Olema (pop. 55, according to the town’s welcome sign) is located in West Marin County, home to Stinson and Muir Beaches. This one-street town enjoys ideal proximity to the artisan cheese farms and rural beauty of West Marin County, as well as to the boutique shops and gourmet restaurants of Tomales, Point Reyes and Inverness. The following recommendations make for a memorable “MiniMoon” in Olema.
RECOMMENDED RESORT: Overlooking the town of Olema is one of the most charming bed and breakfasts to ever fly under the radar: Olema Druids Hall. This refined, cottage-style inn occupies a historic structure that is contemporary in its appointments but classically elegant. Mossy pathways, hidden tree groves and lush gardens surround Olema Druids Hall, providing a storybook backdrop within which Cinderella and Prince Charming to discover an unforgettable “MiniMoon.”
CHECK IN: OlemaDruidsHall.com, 415-663-8727.
CHECK OUT: Radiant-heated hardwood floors; spacious Jacuzzi tubs; wood-burning fireplaces; fine textiles; plush signature bathrobes; Aveda quality bath products; CD player stereos; a complimentary film library; wireless Internet access, and a continental breakfast featuring organic ingredients are among the inn’s amenities.
RESERVE: The Zen-inspired Garden Cottage, featuring a “wisteria covered arbor” and shaded brick patio, accessible by French doors.
DON’T MISS: A visit to Point Reyes Lighthouse; dinner at The Olema Inn; cheese-tasting at the Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, and shopping at Vita Collage.
Blog Post by our Go-To-Travel Girl Jenn Thornton.
Photos courtesy of Olema Druids Hall.
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