PAMPERING YOUR POOCH? That may involve a number of kind choices you make, from slipping your sweetie an extra biscuit at snack time to turning your old fluffy robe into a new blanket for their bed (the fluffy robe they've loved dragging out of the hamper for years, all to snuggle with). But the affection we have for our furry ones doesn't shut down or diminish when we leave the front door; we want them to have good experiences beyond our homes and while we're traveling together, too. A number of hotels and inns and stay-over spots understand this, including the pet-loving, tail-wagger-welcoming, come-and-stay-caninery Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages on Tomales Bay.
HOW PET-OBSESSED... is the Marshall property? A month is devoted to loving upon our cuddliest companions each year, in addition to remaining a pets-rock property throughout the calendar. That month is April, which means that Pet Appreciation Month is on now at the water-adjacent landmark. So cottage-it-up with your canine and choose the Pampered Pooch Add-on Package, which includes matching Nick's Cove bandanas (one for your lil' guy, one for you), "(s)pecial dirty paws towels in each room," a ball launcher toy (perfect for the area's sandier stretches), hound-happy treats, and other goodies. Price? It's $55, in addition to your room fee.
ALSO HAPPENING AT NICK'S COVE? The Bayside Market is now open on the first Tuesday of the month through the fall from 4 to 6 in the evening. "It will be a place where the property's talented farmer, Brendan Thomas, can sell some of the excess produce that he harvests from The Croft, Nick's Cove's on-site farm and garden, as well as showcase other West Marin and West Sonoma producers." Hello flowers, hello eggs, hello cheese, hello all sorts of delicious local tidbits. For all of your petly, market-cool needs, swing by the online home of Nick's Cove and get to dreaming about your Tomales Bay idyll now.