the Creek House

T
his historic turn-of-the-century building has been thoughtfully updated for modern-day comfort and style. Soaring ceilings and oversized windows typical of the Victorian era combined with the light and airy decor of a modern day inn create a spacious feeling in each of the 7 rooms. Each guest room opens to a shared wrap-around veranda with comfortable seating, where you can immerse in the scents of the Redwoods and the sounds of the creek. Or, just raise your windows and bring the outside in to your cozy room.

There’s a reason guests rave about our comfy beds, bath products, towels and robes. In the Creek House you’ll also find extras like soaking tubs in each room. Some of the rooms are perfect for families with pull-out sofas, an extra bed, extra large closets or even a kitchenette.

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The History of 9 Creek Lane

The Story behind your stay

O
ne of the first homes built in Mill Valley, 9 Creek Lane sprang from the imagination of German immigrant William Haker who purchased the property in 1890. Over the next two years he built a family home for his wife and four children, one of whom was born while the house was under construction.

The home was built in the classic Victorian style you see today, with the ample grounds given over to verdant gardens, which covered the entire property.

A question always asked when learning about historic properties in the Bay Area: how did it fare in the 1906 earthquake? Pretty well, in fact. The chimney was destroyed, so the family had to cook outside until the repair was made. Sounds like they had a lovely place to dine al fresco!

After its life as a family home, 9 Creek Lane was rumored to have served as house of illrepute. At the time of purchase by Mill Valley Inn, was an apartment building for locals.

The current owners purchased the building in 1994, to add rooms to the already successful Mill Valley Inn. Residents of Mill Valley commended the owners and the architect for paying attention to the historical aspect of the building, as they created seven modern day guest rooms while keeping the facade in almost near original condition.

To join the Creek House with the rest of the Mill Valley Inn property, an arched 25 foot bridge was built over the Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio a.k.a. the creek. It’s now one of our favorite features of the property. Our guests love walking over the bridge to access their guest rooms after breakfast, a stroll around town, or the wine reception.

9 Creek Lane circa 1975