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Adjacent to Redwood National Park, minutes to the Pacific Ocean, Fern Canyon, and six Scenic Rivers: the excellent location of the Contemporary Farmhouse offers privacy and solitude and a great base of operations for your Redwood Coast vacation. Hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, horse riding and the abundant wildlife viewing available at this World Heritage Site can easily fill a fun and relaxing week for nature lovers of all ages. Constructed in 2001, on three acres, the 2nd floor home offers perfect comfort for families and friends. The open floor plan has a full kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining area, one bedroom w/ balcony, one bath, and two lofts -- accessible by ship ladders. Your second home is complete, with Computer, Internet, 2 satellite TVs, & amenities. (A granny flat on the first floor, front, is occupied by the caretaker of the property)
Great location, close to everything--- Lady Bird Johnson Interpretive Trail; Kayak Big Lagoon, or White Water kayak;Jet Boat the Klamath River; see Fern Canyon-site of filming Jurassic Park Lost World. Bicycle Coastal Trail; shop in Victorian Ferndale, Old Town Eureka & Arcata Plaza; Horseback ride thru a World Heritage forest; Whitewater rafting and fishing nearby; plus 3 nearby Indian Casinos, interesting restaurants, and local culture.
One hour flight from San Francisco, two hours from LA. Spend the weekend in a different world. Enjoy the peace and serenity of walking amoung the oldest living trees on earth.
Our family stayed in this house for two nights while we visited beautiful Redwood National Park. The house is perfect for a family with slightly older kids - ours were 11. The ladders to the lofts would be difficult for younger kids but our kids loved the lofts and the rocking horse. There are hikes right from the house and the beach is very close as well. House has everything you could need and owner was very easy to work with and responsive when we had questions. Would definitely recommend to family and friends that want to visit this area.
This home is beautifully furnished, with many "homey" touches. The kitchen is well appointed and has about every appliance you could ever wish for and is well stocked with the basics. Centrally located between Eureka and Crescent City, it is a great place to set out from as you explore the rugged northern California coast and Redwoods National Park. I loved having my morning coffee/breakfast on the deck off of the master bedroom. It is also a great place to BBQ (one is provided). The owner is very pleasant to work with, and is very accomodating. Elk do visit the meadow next to the home, which is a special treat. If you have trouble navigating stairs, then this wouldn't be the property for you as you do have to climb a fair number of stairs to get to the front door. This wasn't a concern for me, but would be one for those with limited ability. I would suggest buying groceries before you reach Orrick; there are only very, very basic markets in Orrick (perhaps Trinidad or Arcata coming from the south and Crescent City coming from the north). If you want to eat out, plan on driving a ways as Orrick only has a hamburger shack and an old style (think fried food) restaurant/diner. The folks at the dinner are great, and the food is okay, but it is not particulary fresh or healthy. This was a great place to stay, and I will be visiting again soon.
I cannot say enough to praise the Farmhouse. It is perfectly situated to see the redwoods - we took two spectacular hikes without moving our car, and there were others nearby we didn't even get to. Much of the rest of the park is within a few minutes drive. The elk herd really does come graze in the yard, just like the photos.
This is an immaculately clean, comfortable, homelike vacation rental, ideal for a couple or a family with two or three older children. My husband and I spent our 25th anniversary there and couldn't have been more pleased. There are tenants downstairs, but we never heard them, and our only (rare) sightings of them were entirely positive.
Nothing has been forgotten, from the fully stocked kitchen (I was able to make an "emergency" meal that I hadn't planned with spices and staples from what was there to supplement our meat and veggies we brought) to the comfortable bed, to the cheerful gas fireplace (no maintenance for the guest). Carole was a wonder owner, available for any slight problem, but not intrusive in the slightest. We hope to be back in the near future.
I rarely write reviews but we had such an exceptionally positive experience I felt compelled to. The home is totally secluded for a real get-away but had all the amenities that made it homey. We came for Thanksgiving and found everything we needed in the well stocked kitchen to quickly put together a feast. It was nice to have speakers to connect our ipod to play music. The lofts were very popular with our group because there were several areas of privacy. We came with a dog and the owner was great about that. Nearby beaches kept the dog entertained. I brought a bike and took Lost man's trail to the site where the world heritage site was dedicated, lovely! The whole gang enjoyed the close proximity of the trails to the beautiful Trillim Falls. The owner was so kind and mailed a thermos that I was particularly fond of and left behind at her own expense. Overall, really nice place!
We stayed in this wonderful farmhouse for two nights. Owner provides an incredibly well-stocked kitchen and the place is clean, comfortable, and very quiet. Only minor downside was the inability to get a cell (AT&T) signal, but the owner leaves word that using her land line for long-distance calls is just fine! She also invited us to use washer-dryer in garage, which was a very welcome bonus, as we'd been on the road for more than a week and running low on clean clothing. Proximity of trails into redwood forest is amazing (we hiked the Berry Glen trail to Lady Bird Johnson Grove--well, we ALMOST made it all the way; climb is 1,200 ft, not the stated 500, and it's a fairly strenuous switchback climb, so we ended up coming back down after about 2 hours out. We later drove into the grove, where we hiked that easy 1-mile trail), and don't miss the drive through the deep forest to Gold Bluffs Beach; we passed a mother and baby elk on their way to the open pasture on Davidson Rd, at the start of this amazing road. Thanks, Carole, for putting us up in style!
This home is pricey, but is really the only place to stay (unless you want to camp) to be so near Fern Canyon, and several other trails. You really can walk out the door and be on a trail to hike or bike. Because of the colder, rainy weather it is nice to come back and warm up by the fireplace after a hike or bike ride. The website photos and description are accurate. My daughter loved the rocking horse in one of the lofts. There is a small store in Orick but you really need to drive to Trinidad for groceries. We enjoyed our stay.
World Heritage Site ---- Centuries old redwoods, quiet lagoons, whitewater rivers, and miles of unspoiled sand beaches are within minutes of this contemporary farmhouse located two miles north of the town of Orick, CA , and adjacent to Redwood National Park. World Class hiking trails leave from site. 1100 sq ft suite is decorated for comfort and provides extra amenities. Stay in nature and drive to see charming turn of the century villages and seaports. This vacation home is close to everything. 2 night minimum stay.
Other Activities: Redwood National and State Parks
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
The owner will be traveling and unable to be attentive to email inquiries in a timely way from Sept-Nov.
Please make your reservation using this web site's "Book It" option, I will confirm it when seen and answer any questions.
Thank you for choosing the Farmhouse, Carole Hurst
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