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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!

WPI Newsletter, September 2019 - Issue 39

The latest West Point Inn Association news is now available with updates on Fire & Safety, Pancake Breakfasts, new members, whole Inn bookings, activities calendar and more. Check it out!

Breakfast served Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM:

Father's Day, June 16, 2019

July 14, 2018

August 11, 2019

Sept 8, 2019

October 13, 2019

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    

May 18, 2019

June 15, 2019

July 20, 2019

August 17, 2019

September 21, 2019

October 19, 2019

November 16, 2019

No Work Party in December

Let it Flow - WPI 2019 Campaign

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

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

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

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

 

Final Newsletter of 2018 - Issue 36

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 firesafety report, Rusty Spike Awards, details about the upcoming New Year's Eve Party and more. 

Fall Members Meeting 2018

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 Newsletter - September 2018 / Issue 35

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

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

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)

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)

Spring Newsletter - June 2018 / Issue 34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

West Point Inn Newletter, March 2018 / Issue 33

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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.​

A View from the West Point Inn Newletter, Dec. 2016 / Issue 28

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

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!

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

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

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