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Welcome to our blog. We're Marin Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels in Marin County California. Perched Bayside or nestled amongst the Redwoods, guests at our hotels immerse in Marin's famous natural environment at each of our properties.

Join us as we share our adventures, insights, and insider tips about this special place. We hope you find some inspiration for a wonderful visit to the county and of course we hope to see you at one of our hotels.

There's so much to do here. You're going to want to say awhile!

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A Local Filmmaker Brings Marin County’s Beauty to Life

A Local Filmmaker Brings Marin County’s Beauty to Life

In last week’s post talked about the land in Marin County being 80% protected open space and farmland. A big part of that open space is Mt. Tamalpais State Park. The silhouette of Mt. Tam is a defining feature of Marin County — in fact you see it in full view from Acqua Hotel — our skyline if you will.

The below video will give you a a sense of the vast unspoiled natural beauty of Mt. Tam, from the perspective of a Fire Lookout. The beauty really kicks in 3:35 when the sun sets (we tear up every single time).

Gary Yost, the local filmmaker who created this amazing video, said this about the experience:

“The video documents the (usually) very peaceful life of a fire lookout in the Gardner Lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. I've been a Marin County Fire Department volunteer lookout for years and deeply love the mountain and the peace it brings to us here in the Bay Area. Perhaps this 6-minute video will convey some of the emotions I feel when sitting (and sleeping) on her peak.”

Gary has created other award-winning films about Mt. Tam. Watch to get yourself in the mood for some deep exploration during your visit to Marin.

See you out there!

Proof Lab: An only-in-Marin Surf Shop and More

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Waterside Architecture: The Floating Homes of Sausalito

Waterside Architecture: The Floating Homes of Sausalito