mankas - a beloved hunting-lodge-turned-retreat- is a place i've dreamed about staying ever since i heard about it over 4 years ago. being that it's only about 45 minutes north of our home in sf – it was hard to justify splurging on this little cozy oasis for a spontaneous romantic getaway. because the whole place really is a splurge. but, splurge-worthy if you're celebrating something special.
after tying the knot in october – we figured it was finally time to treat ourselves and see this magical little pack of cabins tucked back in the woods of tomales bay. everything was perfect– from the just-rustic-enough decor, the clawfoot tub, the outdoor shower, the roaring fireplace, the gentle but epic tunes constantly playing in the background, and the slender wooden box delivered on our doorstep in the morning filled with breakfast treats. it was the most loving way to spend our first night together as married folks.