When the restaurant at Manka's Inverness Lodge in West Marin burned to the ground in 2006, devotees everywhere went into mourning. The good news is that the owners, Daniel DeLong and Margaret Grad, recently bought the nearby Olema Inn, where they will reprise their much-loved restaurant (even Prince Charles is a fan).
While we wait for the restaurant to open, here's a tour of Manka's rustic boathouse, built in 1911 and overlooking Tomales Bay, which is available for rent. For information, go to Manka's Inverness Lodge.
Above: Views of the bedroom and bath.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 1, 2009.