My dear friends are getting married at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, Calif. My boyfriend and I are in our late 40s and early 50s. It will be our first weekend out of town after two months of dating. We are looking for a bed and breakfast that is quiet and romantic. I would like to make this weekend special but keep the cost reasonable so a very small bed and breakfast would be fine. I would be most grateful if you could offer some suggestions and advice.
It?s only around 30 minutes? drive from the Castro to Ross, so you have a great choice of San Francisco B&Bs within easy reach. Our top recommendation is the Parker House, the Castro's luxury gay inn, comprising a pair of stunningly restored Edwardian buildings with charming, sunny grounds (rates from $139). Alternatively, a great staff, reasonable rates, and a central location are among the many attributes of the excellent Willows Inn B&B where rates start at $99.
If you?d prefer to save time and gas and stay on the north side of the bridge, gay-adored Joie de Vivre hotels have two inns in Mill Valley, 15 minutes? drive from the wedding location. These two Marin County gems, the 25-room Mill Valley Inn (rates from $189) and 49-room Acqua Hotel (rates from $169) offer complimentary breakfast buffets, views of Mount Tamalpais, and a beautiful bayside setting. The Mill Valley Inn also has a complimentary evening wine hour.