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.