News & Events 

The West Point Inn hosts events throughout the year for members and the public. Events range from fun Work Parties that help maintain the Inn, to the legendary West Point Inn Pancake Breakfasts. So whether you are interested in being a part of tradition, or simply want to enjoy the Inn as part of a beautiful mountain hike, please come and join us!

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Read all about WPIA plans to protect the Inn during closings and fire season, re-opening plans, a new fundraising campaign, upcoming Zoom meetings, a new yummy recipe for your zucchini and eggplant harvest and so much more.

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In this issue, an interesting story by Fred Runner about The Inn serving as a pandemic retreat in 1918, COVID policies, fuel reduction and survivable space, call for candidates and board elections, Virtual Pancake breakfasts, a SIP recipe and more.

WPI March 2020 Newsletter - Issue #41

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Here's the latest -- The March addition of  A View from the Top newsletter, issue with all the current WPI news.

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Breakfast served Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM:

Mother's Day, May 10, 2020 VIRTUAL

Father's Day, June 21, 2020 VIRTUAL

July 12, 2020 CANCELED

August 9, 2020 CANCELED

Sept 13, 2020 CANCELED

October 11, 2020 CANCELED

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Help keep the Inn in tip-top shape. Please Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month. Advance sign up required at workparty@westpointinn.com    

January 18, 2020

February 15, 2020

March 21, 2020 CANCELED

April 18, 2020 CANCELED

May 16, 2020 CANCELED

No Work Party in June

July 18, 2020 CANCELED

August 15, 2020 CANCELED

September 19, 2020 CANCELED

October 17, 2020 CANCELED

November 21, 2020 CANCELED

No Work Party in December

EVENT CANCELED -Chili Round-up Sun. March 15, 2020

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Howdy Partners....Calling all city slickers, tender foots, and yokels. Giddy up to the West Point Inn and join us on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 for all you can eat chili, sourdough garlic bread, fresh salad, dessert, and coffee! Wet your whistle with craft beers and California wines. Pony up for the raffle and "no-host bar" to raise some gold coins for Ye Ole West Point Inn. 

EVENT CANCELED - Heritage Weekend April 24 & 25, 2020

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Join us in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the MEMBERS’ LOUNGE with two special events. Come for one or both nights. Reservations essential. Space is limited.

Click on links below to purchase tickets on Event Brite

 

 

3rd Annual Crab Feed Sunday, Feb 9, 2020

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Get Cracking - - Crab season is here! On Sunday, February 9, 2020, please join us for an afternoon Crab Feed at the West Point Inn. It is a fundraiser and open to members and the general public. There will be plenty of fun and great food.

 

WPI December 2019 Newsletter - Issue #40

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The latest West Point Inn Association news is now available with updates about 2020 Pancake breakfasts and Work party schedules, plus important information about the updated reservations policy. 

Let it Flow - WPI 2019 Campaign

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Water is the single most important resource for the West Point Inn and its guests. A major project for 2019 will be the installation of an enhanced spring box to improve the reliability and quality of the water delivered to the Inn. Our goal is to raise $15,000. We are working in close partnership with the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) to enhance how our water is sourced. Won’t you help us in this effort? 

Your tax-deductible donation to WPIA’s “Let It Flow” campaign will help us fund this much needed project. There are two easy ways for you to make a contribution:

  1. Please include a check with your annual membership renewal. 

  2. Click here to make a contribution using your credit card or Paypal account. https://www.westpointinn.com/support-the-inn

 

Thank you~

Spring Meeting at the West Point Inn April 14, 2019

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Sunday, April 14th 

All members welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Kaffeeklatsch 10 a.m. 

  • Meeting 11-12:30 a.m.

  • Lunch 12:30 p.m.

Rooms available for the night before: Contact Host Patricia Schmidt at treeshaschmidt@gmail.com 

WPI March 2019 Newsletter - Issue #37

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The 37th issue of A View from the West Point Inn newsletter includes a message from our new president, Chris Marcuse; details about a free educational exhibit sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the CA Native Plant Society at the Bay Model Visitor Center with photos by WPI member photographers Nita Winter and Rob Badger, featuring California wildflowers, landscapes, and how they are being impacted; View from the Porch featuring members Mary Ann and Malcolm Dunlap; a gluten-free coffee cake recipe; 2019 activities calendar and so much more. Enjoy!

2nd Annual Crab Feed Sunday, Feb 10, 2019

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Grab your bib and butter warmer, crab season is here! On Sunday, February 10, 2019, please join us for an afternoon Crab Feed at the West Point Inn. It is a fundraiser and open to members and the general public. There will be plenty of fun and great food.

 

To purchase tickets click here.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-crab-feed-at-the-west-point-inn-tickets-54334977380

 

Newsletter December 2018 - Issue #36

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This is it - the last newsletter of 2018. Check out the message from our President and mark your calendars for 2019 events. See the update for Fundraising, the fire-safety report, Rusty Spike Awards, details about the upcoming New Year's Eve Party and more. 

Fall Members Meeting 2018

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It's fall members' meeting! Let's fill up the members' lounge, bring ideas and make your voices heard! Free hike. Free views. Free food. Did we mention free food? What more can a member ask for? 

 

Event host is Fran Rondeau. Need more information? franrondeau@gmail.com

Sunday Lunch Chef: Michael Stephens (yummm)

Members only please 

WPI September 2018 Newsletter - Issue #35

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Read the latest news about the Inn and more in the 35th issue of A View from the West Point Inn newsletter.

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Are you handy with a saw or do you want to help keep the Inn in tip-top shape?  Advance sign up required.  Sign up at  workparty@westpointinn.com   

Dates:

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

No Work Party in December.

See you in 2019

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Breakfast served 9 AM - 1 PM:

Mothers Day May 13th, 2018

Father's Day, June 17th, 2018

July 8th, 2018

August 12th, 2018

Sept 9th, 2018

October 14th, 2018 (canceled due to Red Flag Day)

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Breakfast served 9 AM - 1 PM:

Mothers Day May 13th, 2018

Father's Day, June 17th, 2018

July 8th, 2018

August 12th, 2018

Sept 9th, 2018

October 14th, 2018 (Canceled due to Red Flag Day)

WPI June 2018 Newsletter - Issue #34

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Read the latest news about the Inn, pancake season, fire and safety, the 2018 Heritage Night, musings from the kitchen, the activities calendar and more in the latest, and 34th issue of A View from the West Point Inn newsletter.

World famous’ Mt. Tam railroad engine to be restored to historic glory

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Heisler Locomotive #9, the last surviving full-sized piece of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, a railroad once internationally famous as “The Crookedest Railroad in the World", has spent the last 65 years in Scotia, CA. The Pacific Lumber bought the engine and put it on display on Scotia’s main street in 1953. On March 15 of this year, a local group called "Friends of #9 LLC" lead by Fred Runner was the successful bidder to purchase the engine from the Town of Scotia. 

Old Timer's Appreciation Event 2018

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at the West Point Inn.

Live Music, Dinner, Drinks and Socializing. RSVP required by May 23rd, 2018. Limited to 50 guests 
 

Heritage Night Dinners May 18 & 19, 2018

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Heritage Night: R.M.S. Titanic and “Honeymoon Cabin” Centennial

 

Thank you for your support. Both Nights are Sold Out

Painting by Ken Marschall  

Auction for Last Accommodations for Heritage Night Dinners May 18 & 19, 2018

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BID ON THE LAST ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S HERITAGE NIGHT

TWO AUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON EBAY

Friday, May 18, 2018:

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/123100514716?

Saturday May 19th, 2018

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/123100515924?

Painting by Ken Marschall  

Tango Returns to the West Point Inn

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Saturday, May 5th   6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Hosted by Mark & Antoinetta Northcross

Form more information email Mark Northcross:  mark@nhaadvisors.com 

Spring Meeting at the West Point Inn

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Sunday, April 23rd 

All members welcome and encouraged to attend.

Raffle and Prizes!

  • Kaffeeklatsch 10 a.m. 

  • Meeting 11-12:30 a.m.

  • Lunch 12:30 p.m.  

WPI March 2018 Newletter - Issue #33

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Members, please check out the March issue of A View from the West Point Inn for a message from our president and to read about what new at the Inn.

Want to Help WPI with Fire Prevention?

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Thank you for considering a year-end contribution to help us raise money for fire prevention at the West Point Inn. 

 

After the recent Sonoma/Napa fires, increasing our defensible space has become a top priority. We have been fortunate to preserve the Inn for over 113 years. We are grateful to Pete Martin, our fire and safety chair, who is vigilant about fire safety. 

 

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to increase the defensible space around the West Point Inn. 

 

There are two easy ways for you to make a contribution:

  1. Please include a check with your annual membership renewal. 

  2. Please click on the link at the top of this article to make an online contribution using your credit card or Paypal account.

 

Thank you~

The West Point Inn Opens a New Accessible Cabin

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The West Point has begun accepting reservations for the Emig cabin. This newly opened  cabin is wheelchair accessible.

 

Those interested in staying overnight at the Emig, or any other cabins, or in the Inn's guest rooms, need to make reservations using the West Point Inn’s on-line reservation system. To facilitate the reservation process, those who have concerns about accessibility or environmental/chemical sensitivities are strongly encouraged to contact the innkeeper before making reservations, by calling 415-388-9955.  The innkeepers can answer questions about the appropriateness of the Emig cabin and the other accommodation in the Inn for these needs.

Serene Lodging Atop Mt. Tamalpias

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The newly completed West Point Inn accessible Emig Cabin is featured in this BORP article (Bay Area Outreach Program) site promoting adaptive sports and recreation options.

Crab Feed Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 -SOLD OUT

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Grab your bib and butter warmer, crab season is here! On Sunday, February 11, 2018, please join us for an afternoon Crab Feed at the West Point Inn. It is a fundraiser and open to members and the general public. There will be plenty of fun with some great food.

 

To purchase tickets click here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-crab-feed-at-the-west-point-inn-tickets-40101655130

 

Pancake Breakfast or Cleanup Help

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If you are interested in volunteering for a  pancake breakfast or cleanup crew please email our pancake chairs: Lin Marcuse or Gordy MacDermott  below.

Cookie Party & Members Holiday Party & Dinner

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Hosts: Alison Bricker, Leah Durr, Carol Sarter.

Chefs: Fran Rondeau and Blanche Crabé

 

Dinner: $35.00  ($12.00 for Children)   

Member overnight: $25.00

(Option to hike out after dinner and attend party and dinner only.)

 

No RSVP necessary for Cookie Party.

RSVP for Dinner. Space is limited.

 

For Dinner and Overnight Reservations

Contact: Carol Sarter

(415) 971-4329   cell: (415) 994-8552

 

Mail checks to:

West Point Inn, c/o Carol Sarter

70 Crescent Land, Novato 94947

New Year's Eve Party

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Host: Olene Sparks-Toby, Member Event. See newsletter or Members section for more information.

 

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Are you handy with a saw or do you want to help keep the Inn in tip-top shape? Please sign up! workparty@westpointinn.com   

 

Chili Cook-Off

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Do you think your secret chili recipe is a winner? Let's let the judges decide. Please join us as we throw down the peppers at the West Point Inn. Check Members section for more details. 

Innkeeper CPR Certification

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The West Point Inn innkeepers just finished there AED/CPR recertification class on December 21rst. Thanks to Karl and Sunjee for taking the time to certify us.  Karl did  it after three days straight at work and 2 hours sleep! Pat Williams, Innkeeper

 

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Are you handy with a saw or do you want to help keep the Inn in tip-top shape? Please sign up! workparty@westpointinn.com   

 

WPIA Spring Meeting

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Sunday, April 23

 

All members welcome and encouraged to attend.

Raffle and Prizes!

  • Kaffeeklatsch 10 a.m. 

  • Meeting 11-12:30 a.m.

  • Lunch 12:30 p.m.  

 

Saturday evening Host: Fran Rondeau & Jan Gauthier  

Lunch Chef: Michael Stephens

Member Discount at Mountain Hardware Month of August

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Attached please find your invitation for West Point Inn Association members to access the 14,444 square foot Mountain Hardwear Employee Store, beginning August 5, 2016.  All details and instructions are included on the attached invitation letter. 

VALID DATES

8/5/16 -9/5/16   LOCATION   1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804. 510-558-2995

Old Timers' Appreciation Party

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3:30 – 5:00 Drinks and Socializing.   

5:00  Dinner    

6:00 Story Telling and Memory Sharing.

Live Bluegrass Music.  Event and dinner reservation available. Overnight Lodging is Sold out.   Limited to 50 people.  Click on "More information" for details and signing up

Fall Member's Meeting / Sunday October 21, 2018

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The annual  Fall member's Meeting will be on Sunday October 21st at the West Point Inn. 

10 a.m. - coffee/sweet roll reception starts. 

11 a.m. - meeting starts and ends about noon.

Lunch starts ~ 12:30 p.m.​

WPI December 2016 Newletter - Issue #28

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Members, please check out the December 2016 issue of A View from the West Point Inn for a message from our president and to read about what we accomplished in 2016. Happy Holidays!

NEW DATE! Emig Cabin Dedication / Sunday Oct. 29

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The new Emig Cabin will be dedicated following the Fall meeting.  Hope you can join us for the celebration after the Fall Meeting.

Come visit the refurbished WPI fireplace!

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Come warm your toes at the newly refurbished fireplace in the main entry room at the West Point Inn. Now it's good to go for another 100 years!  Photo credit: Jennifer Green

Heritage Night Dinners at the West Point Inn

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Friday, May 5 - SOLD OUT

Saturday, May 6  - SOLD OUT

 

Overnight reservations for both nights - SOLD OUT

Hosted by Fred Runner  

Heritage Night looks at wilderness preservation and preserving Mt. Tamalpais.

 

Click below for more information 

Chili Cook Off at the West Point Inn

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Sunday, March 19th  1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  SOLD OUT

Hosted by:  Kathy Kopp and Gail Shahan  Questions:  katkopp@gmail.com 

For more information and to purchase tickets click on link below

Tango Night at the West Point Inn

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Saturday, April 29   6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Hosted by Mark & Antoinetta Northcross

To reserve a ticket email:  mark@nhaadvisors.com 

Cookie Party and Members' Holiday Party this weekend!

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Just a reminder to come join us for the festivities this weekend!  Saturday, December 9th, 2017
 

Cookies and decorations will be provided so just hike on up. No need to RSVP.
 

Spots still available for the holiday dinner.

Please RSVP to Fran at franrondeau@gmail.com ASAP if you'd like to join.

There are no overnight spots available.  

See flyer for more information.

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