Discover Famous Historical Landmarks in Northern California

Thanks to its tranquil location, there’s no better destination for a relaxing getaway than Olema House. However, your rejuvenating escape doesn’t have to be boring. Our hotel is the ideal home base for several activities. Spend time outdoors on one of the Point Reyes National Seashore hiking trails or explore Marin County bike trails. For a unique adventure, check out some of the famous landmarks in Northern California that help tell the story of this region.

A Checklist of Historic Point Reyes Attractions

One of the biggest attractions in this area is Point Reyes National Seashore, but there is so much more to discover. Learn more about the history of Northern California and Marin County by uncovering some of the historic landmarks near our charming hotel.

  • Make the quick drive to Bolinas to explore the Olema Lime Kilns. Built in 1850, the kilns were supposedly only fired a few times and have been abandoned for over 100 years. Native Americans most likely worked the three kilns during the Russian occupation of Sonoma County.
  • Point Reyes Lighthouse was constructed in 1870 to warn mariners of the Point Reyes Headlands, which posed a navigational challenge. It was in operation for 105 years and retired from service in 1975. Learn more about the history of the lighthouse at the Lighthouse Visitor Center.
  • Found in Inverness, the Brock Schreiber Boathouse was built in 1913. This landmark serves as a reminder of a time when row boating was a popular recreational activity. The 300-foot attached wharf was finished in 1908.
  • Within the Point Reyes National Seashore is Kule Loklo. The replica Coast Miwok village gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the Coast Miwok people before Europeans arrived. 
  • One of the more unique landmarks is the Point Reyes Shipwreck, a popular photography spot. The wooden boat on a sandbar in Inverness was dragged to its current location with plans to fix it up that never came to fruition.

Plan a Memorable Adventure to Olema House

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to reserve your stay at Olema House. Found just off Highway 1, our hotel puts you close to countless adventures and attractions, like famous historic landmarks in Northern California. After a day of fun exploring Point Reyes and West Marin, unwind in comfort.

Our rooms and cottages blend Bohemian charm and urban sophistication perfectly. When reserving your stay, you have your choice of several room options, including deluxe rooms, private cottages, and loft-style apartments. In addition to cozy accommodations, we also offer incredible on-site dining. Call 415-663-9000 to learn more about our hotel or ways to save on your stay.