Public info, reservations, fundraising & a members-only library and archive
West Point Inn Association (WPIA) is a volunteer-run not-for-profit operating an off-the-grid, historic lodge and cabins located on Mount Tamalpias in Marin County, CA., the West Point Inn.
WPIA had a stagnant website for years and they knew it was in need of an upgrade. Initially, members tried their hand creating and maintaining a site themselves, but they learned there were demanding needs and multiple functions for a site like this. They contacted me in 2014. I designed an easy-to-navigate site that included a tip-of-the-hat to the old-guard, by giving it a rustic, casual look, while using modern, online and mobile features.
The Association now has a growing number of tech-savvy members and site visitors, so more changes needed to happen. Members and site visitors alike can now know what's happening at the Inn at-a-glance: pancake breakfasts, work parties and upcoming events -- or cancellations with fire safety and Red Flag Days on the mountain. Site visitors can make reservations, get directions to the Inn, learn how to become a member or about the Inn's colorful history, support the Inn, and much more.
IWPIA members sign-in to visit the Association's online archive and library where one can peruse the latest board meeting notes, catch up on an issue of the A View from the Top, West Point Inn, the quarterly newsletter, or download the latest pancake breakfast operations manual.
Improvements to this charming destination are always occurring so site updates happen regularly. We are now exploring updating the design on the homepage so it will no longer use the Member newsletter as a header. Truth is, this site, now seven years old, is in need of a general upgrade - not always the first financial option for a not-for-profit - so we're taking small steps until the site will once again, will look fresh and current.
Want to visit? Take a hike! You'll fall in love with this charming, historic Inn on Mount Tamalpais.