80+ years ago when this log cabin was originally built, hundreds of cabins dotted the lake shore and surrounding mountains, but today, this historic building is the only such family cabin on Clearlake that you can rent to relive that backwoods experience. Located on a five acre private resort in secluded honeymoon cove.
Our Family Cabin was quite large for cabins built in it's day, and includes three rooms. The front room is a large open dining room and living room with a Murphy bed hidden in the wall. On the right is kitchen, updated a bit but still rather vintage. In the back is a large bedroom with both a sofabed and another Murphy bed that comes down from the wall. Both rooms have lake views and connect to a bathroom with a claw foot tub.
Ideal for small children as the lake has a gradual entry into the lake and they don't have to dive off a dock or wall to get into the water.
I purchased honeymoon cove resort as a friends and family weekend retreat in 1970, and last year, I retired and built my dream house on one end of this six-acre property and now live up here full time. I have maintained three of the original cabins, updated a bit, mostly for guests who have been coming up here for many years.
Ron Rosberg purchased this cabin in 1970
I originally wanted to buy a home, and never dreamed that honeymoon cove resort would be for sale, but the original owner was getting up in years and told me he wanted to sell. Honeymoon cove is THE most secluded and beautiful place on Clearlake, directly across the Mt Konocti, the absolute best view on the the lake.
As I write this, I realize that I haven't seen a boat out my window in over an hour. The lake is calm and just a few birds dot the clear blue sky. Konocti Harbor Inn across the lake is between owners right now, so while there are no amphitheater concerts on the weekend right now, there are also no jet skis out on the lake today. It is like owning your own private lake with a 100 miles of shoreline.
We had a fantastic time. The surrounding are serene. Alot of privacy. The accommodations were great and my family had a ball! The Rustic Cabin is a little warm so I suggest bringing an extra fan. We loved the private beach and the property manager has the cutest dogs.
Ps: Make sure you book a movie night in the theater!
We stayed in the apartment for 2 people and loved it! It not only has a very nice kitchen but also a king size bed and a terrific attached bathroom with a hot tub and shower. The whole unit is tastefully furnished and equipped with high end technology. There are 5 windows in the bedroom with a view on the lake. The owner and manager of this place are very nice! They helped finding the way and were very helpful which made us feel very welcome! We can absolutely recommend this place!
We stayed at Honeymoon Cove in the 1930's cabin from June 21, 2012 and checked out June 29, 2012. The cabin is clean, rustic and has a BEAUTIFUL view of the lake! I could not believe we were so close to the lake (basically ON the lake) and that we had the lakefront to OURSELVES! It was like being at our own private lake! The resort grounds have many places to sit and relax and watch the sunset or rise. The water fowl are beautiful to watch as well as the little lake-otter that calls Honeymoon Cove his home! The managers Cliff & Kelly addressed any concerns we had quickly. They were friendly and polite but not intrusive. My kids loved tubing behind our bass boat and each morning & evening my husband and 13 year old went fishing. We loved the boat ride across the lake where we docked and enjoyed a burger and fries with the kids! We felt safe as the resort is gated and very private. This was an awesome vacation to relax, enjoy the water and spend time with the family! We will be back next summer!
The property is great condition and it is very relaxing. The new managers are wonderful with very good attitudes. They were friendly and were very concerned with my family's daily needs. They were around when needed but, still offered family privacy. We have been going to honeymoon cove for the last 10 years and have always had a awesome time.
The manager's asked me to write a review about my stay in June 2012. During the past 30 years, my children have grown up coming up to clearlake and staying in one of the Honeymoon Cove cabins, and now my daughter is starting her own family and wants to continue the tradition for generations to come. It is sad that only two of the original cabins are available to rent. Before the kids were born, my wife and I used to stay in the honeymoon cottage.
The new managers, Cliff and Kelly, are a total delight. The improvements to the grounds are spectacular, and the new house and guest facilities are over-the-top luxurious. My mother has joined us up in Clearlake only once - she said she was not inclined to do the rustic cabin thing, but next year, we will definately be bringing her along for a stay in the guest suite.
WIth the new home theater and greater variety of accommodations options (rustic to luxurious), the resort is now a perfect location for a family renunion, with facilities to match any taste or interest.
Located directly across the lake from Konocti Harbor Inn with an indoor music arena for 1000 and outdoor amphitheater seating 5000 people, attracting numbers headliner acts. We used to hear the music from our beach when it was in operation.
We are hoping it will return soon.