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Nice house on 1.5 acres overlooking the Klamath River and the town of Orleans. Nothing between the house and the river. One neighbor on the same driveway (Wesley Lane) but about five acres owned by the family gives visitors privacy, yet convenience. The house was built in 1964 with the best materials and features. The large lawn area is ideal for small weddings or celebrations. There are fruit trees on the property and guests are welcome to harvest in-season fruit.
The house is within minutes of the Salmon River and great swimming, rafting and kayaking. It's about an hour on mostly paved roads to trailheads in the Marble Mt. and Trinity Alps wilderness areas.
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Keywords: Ranch-style house built in 1964 overlooks the Klamath River with easy access to highway 96 in Orleans. Owner flexible. Property available and has been used for small weddings and similar events.
I've travelled all over the world and there's no place I'd rather be than at the property in Orleans. We purchased the property with my parents in 2000 from the 90+ year old woman who lived next door. The Gault family owned about 10 (or more) acres which included an airport when I was a kid. They subdivided it in the late 90s and we were fortunate enough to buy about seven acres and the house. My parents recently moved to Oregon so we've been using it as a vacation rental and a second home for us.
I love sitting in the living room in the winter watching the fog slide in over the river. In the summer, the pool is a treat if you don't want to go to the rivers to swim. We thought about adding internet access but, it's nice not to have cell phone or internet access at times. There is a regular phone if you need to stay in touch. It is the perfect place to get away from it all. There's internet access in Orleans.
The Owner purchased this house in 2000
We bought this property with my dad and stepmom with the intention of retiring here some day. My husband grew up in Orleans and I've always wanted to be a full-time resident. My stepmom's family homesteaded there in the early 1900s and the ranch is still in the family. My dad moved there in 1968 when he was working for PG&E and they were building the power lines to Somes Bar. There is something magical about the place and everyone who goes there agrees. Many of my siblings live within a mile and are willing to help make your trip enjoyable.
There's also a lot of Native American history to appreciate in the area. A lot of our family members are of Yurok and Karuk decent and participate in ceremonies and celebrations nearby. The Old Timers parade and picnic is very similar to something I participated in a village in France in 2010. Father's Day weekend involves a parade that has to get Board of Supervisors and CalTrans permission to close the state highway. Everyone comes out to enjoy the parade that goes through town, then turns around and goes through town again. In the spring, there is a bird watching festival and there is always rafting and kayaking. Fishermen have been renting the place in October and November for years ... we've been booked solid but give us a try just in case.
We've had weddings and family events with dozens of people and it's also ideal for a couple or someone just wanting to get away from it all. The nearest commercial airport is in McKinleyville about 80 miles away ... the Arcata/Eureka airport. Redding and I-5 are about 150 miles away on the scenic Highways 299 and 96. Highway 96 has become a favorite for motorcycle enthusiasts in recent years.
What I love about Orleans and the property ... there's nothing to do if that's what you choose. You don't feel like you're missing out on anything, yet if you want, you can hike, bike, kayak, fish, etc. You can also sit on the river bar and read a book for hours and likely won't see another person. You might see a bear or an eagle but they probably won't see you.
We all had a great time. the boys loved the pool and picking beries. My husand and I loved the view -- it is breath taking. Your house is nice and opend and we felt right at home. After sleeping in motels the past five nights, your home was a breath of fresh air and your hospitality as well..
Every summer my parents took us to my Uncles cabin for vacation. The adults played cards, relaxed & laughed. We fished, explored the woods and stargazed. These are my fondest memories of childhood.
This home in the woods has a higher comfort level than my Uncle’s cabin, though it is just as felicitously situated in a lovely wilderness. The home may be a tad worn at the edges but it is homey, comfortable and located in one of the most scenic areas in California. It is very roomy, has the amenities you need, a stunning view, and easy access. It can easily accommodate a large family (or two), your fishing buddies or your sewing group (I was there for a quilting retreat).
Leslie was an excellent communicator and addressed all my questions. Her directions were spot-on and we had no trouble finding the home. We stayed in mid-winter and used the wood stove to heat the home (they supplied wood & kindling), but they provide ample electric heaters for those with no fire-building experience.
I’d like to repeat that this is a remote wilderness area: if you cannot live without wifi, WalMart, cell phones or a big screen TV it may not be for you. They do have Direct TV and a land-line phone to keep you connected, but I would encourage you to bring some games and play instead. The local market sells groceries & fishing supplies, so you needn’t worry about running out of milk. Get outside: the Klamath River and Mountains are one of the most remote and lovely places on earth. We especially enjoyed the quiet—we slept very soundly.
The home and sunny lawn are ready for your family to relax, enjoy the pool or hike to the river. An excellent place for your family to reconnect with each other and nature, a place where your kids can build their fondest memories of summer.
This was a wonderful place to enjoy family fun. The house is very large and accommodated to my family extremely well, I was surprised how well stocked everything was for their guests. The pool was perfect to take off the heat, it was 100+ degrees while we stayed there, so the most of our time spent was in the pool or In the salmon river that's about 15 min driving distance from this home(klamouth is too swift to swim in with small children) we will definitely be back next year, and I have spread the word to a bunch of my friends who will be looking this home up for future stays as well. I only live about 90 min away from this destination, but the no cell service, and zero Internet, on a little piece of paradise was just what the Doctor ordered
My family and I had a fantastic time relaxing in the pool. We hunted for bigfoot, didn't see him but, saw a black bear down at the river. The house was comfortable and the views were beautiful. Leslie's family was great and helped my inlaws when they had car trouble. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, this is it.
Given the extreme remoteness of the area, this was just what we were looking for in a place to stay. We are amateur gold miners and we really could not have found a better "base camp" for our vacation in the price range. When we arrived it was very clean and had all the amenities promised in the listing.
Working with the owner was a very pleasant experience. She went out of her way to answer all our questions about the area, and even provided some extra things around the house that we would need during our trip. There were even flowers set out for us and a nice bottle of wine to welcome us "home". Like I said, she was amazing.
The were only two down sides to our stay.
One was that, since we are from the midwest we take for granted screens on windows, so when we arrived we were both disappointed to find not a single screen on any of the windows. We spent the week living with spiders, mosquitos, and other creep crawlies. Which in general would not be so bad for an average person I guess, but I am severely allergic to all kinds of bites and stings, so I sort of suffered and had to wear Off for the week, live on Benadryl, and sleep with the windows closed in a house without A/C. That part was not so pleasant. We tried to contact the owner while there, however there was a mix-up in communication on their end and we didn't hear back from them until we were flying home. So due to lack of cell service in the area it did make it hard to ensure that issues were resolved, as it was we made due with the lack of screens and hoped the cats, squirrels, mice, and foxes wouldn't jump in through the windows along with the bugs. Indeed one cat did get into the house in the middle of the night, he actually scared us to death as he jumped right from the window onto the bed we were sleeping in below!! Funny after the fact!
The second is that while the river is "on the property" and from the photos it seems that it would be easy to access, it was not quite what we were hoping. You CAN reach the river from the yard by walking down a small, winding, brushy trail for about 15-20 mins. It was easy to get lost going out and coming back to the house and that added to the disappointment. Once there, the river is beautiful and there are some great places to lay out on giant rocks and watch the rapids run nearby. Very picturesque and I'm imagining great for fishing!
Other than that, the house is what is appears. Simple, remote, and quiet. Something we very much appreciated. :)
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