My friend and I were on a road trip from San Francisco to Portland, and we wanted to see the Redwood Forest. There are really no acceptable hotels in any of the towns surrounding the redwood forest, so we turned to VRBO. I am so happy that we found Hiouchi House. The house is not only beautiful and relaxing, but its location could not be more ideal. You literally wake up in the Redwood Forest along the Smith River. You truly feel that you have left our crazy world behind. The kitchen has everything you need to make a meal, and the porch is just amazing.
The driveway is impossible to find in the middle of the night. There is actually a fairly sharp left turn before you take the sharp right turn. Do your best to arrive in daylight - so much easier!
The owners are WONDERFUL and live in a cottage behind the house. They recommended perfect hikes that we might not have found on our own. When you arrive, the house is lit up with candles and is so tranquil. I hope to get back again with my family.