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, bought the nearby Olema Inn and opened a new restaurant, Sir & Star (see A Restaurant that Channels “The Birds,” Marin Style), with delivery to Manka’s Inverness Lodge guests.

And after the fire, DeLong and Grad restored what remained of Manka’s, including the 1917 hunting and fishing lodge and annex (made up of four side-by-side rooms), two 1900s cabins, a private property tucked into the mountain, and a boathouse on Tomales Bay. Here is a look at the main property and the 1900s rustic cabins. For more information, go to Manka’s Inverness Lodge.

Photography by Andria Lo for Remodelista.

An Airstream trailer and orange lounge chairs marks the entrance to the Manka
Above: An Airstream trailer and orange lounge chairs marks the entrance to the Manka’s property from the road.
A large Airstream trailer serves as an office and check-in counter.
Above: A large Airstream trailer serves as an office and check-in counter.
The exterior of the Annex building.
Above: The exterior of the Annex building.
One of four bedrooms in the main Annex building on the property.

Above: One of four bedrooms in the main Annex building on the property.
One of the more popular rooms is Manka
Above: One of the more popular rooms is Manka’s Cabin, perched among the trees.
The rustic shingled entrance into Manka
Above: The rustic shingled entrance into Manka’s Cabin.
A large living room surrounds the hearth. To the right is a door that opens onto a porch overlooking the mountain.

Above: A large living room surrounds the hearth. To the right is a door that opens onto a porch overlooking the mountain.
Collections of antlers and taxidermy.
Above: Collections of antlers and taxidermy.
A table and banquettes are built into the back wall of the cabin.
Above: A table and banquettes are built into the back wall of the cabin.
The bedroom has a queen bed tucked into a nook.

Above: The bedroom has a queen bed tucked into a nook.
The paneled bath with vintage fixtures and furniture.
Above: The paneled bath with vintage fixtures and furniture.
The outdoor shower at Manka
Above: The outdoor shower at Manka’s Cabin.
Entrance into the 00s Fishing Cabin.

Above: Entrance into the 1900s Fishing Cabin.
The cabins at Manka
Above: The cabins at Manka’s are equipped with deep reading chairs and sofas surrounding a stone fireplace.
Layers of flannel make up the large bed.
Above: Layers of flannel make up the large bed.
 A ball of foraged mistletoe hangs above the freestanding tub in the cabin

Above: A ball of foraged mistletoe hangs above the freestanding tub in the cabin’s en suite bath.
The simple bath with vintage fixtures and a concrete sink.
Above: The simple bath with vintage fixtures and a concrete sink.
The outdoor shower enclosure opens from the bathroom onto the porch.
Above: The outdoor shower enclosure opens from the bathroom onto the porch.
One of the three Airstream trailers on the property to house fresh linens and cabin amenities.

Above: One of the three Airstream trailers on the property to house fresh linens and cabin amenities.

N.B.: This updated post features new photography; the original story ran on May 1, 2009.