BLISS PLACE - ON THE WILD & SCENIC SMITH RIVER

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Beth Moore

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BLISS PLACE - ON THE WILD & SCENIC SMITH RIVER

Crescent City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom cabin with mountain views (sleeps 6-7)

Thirty minutes from Crescent City, this charming, hand-built, off-the-grid cabin on the South Fork of the Smith River is the perfect blend of funky/rustic and cozy/comfy. In the winter, curl up in a rocking chair and enjoy a roaring fire in the cast iron woodstove. In the summer, open up the windows and let the forest breezes refresh you. Three large bedrooms sleeps up to 7 comfortably. The master bedroom upstairs opens onto an enormous deck perfect for yoga or enjoying your morning coffee while planning your days on the river or coast. Cook up the fresh fish you catch on the world-class Smith River or buy from the fishing boats in the Crescent City harbor in the well-appointed kitchen. Enjoy your meals on the wrap-around deck, under the shade of the dogwood tree. Help yourself to apples, Asian pears and figs from our home orchard in season. Spend your evenings outside listening to the river around the fire circle, or watching a DVD from our eclectic video library.

A short trail thru the woods takes you down to the River, where you can spend the day reading a book borrowed from our extensive in-house library, or kayaking, rafting or swimming in the cool waters of the river or sunning on the flat, warm boulders at the water’s edge.

Adjacent to the National Forest, our cabin is in the heart of the Six Rivers National Recreation Area; a hiker’s Paradise. The historic Kelsey Trail is literally steps away. This recently rediscovered trail was the original route from Fort Jones to Crescent City, and has just been rebuilt with the help of the California Conservation Corps. The southern trailhead is a 5-minute walk from the cabin, and hikers can walk upriver up to 8 miles along the trail as it follows the South Fork and beyond. Or just go far enough to take advantage of some of the emerald green swimming holes less than a mile away.

We don’t have satellite or cable television, cell phone service or wireless internet access, AND WE LIKE IT THAT WAY! We invite you to unplug, unwind, put the screens away, and experience the truly interactive worldwide web of life. See Nature: the original 3D…Cell phone service is available from a number of spots along South Fork road and Highway 199, and Crescent City has all the modern conveniences, including internet coffee shops.

If you appreciate solitude, privacy, wildlife, birdsong, and the music of the river that runs through it, we look forward to sharing our “Bliss Place” with you.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Beth Moore

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We live in the San Joaquin Valley and both work in environmental careers where we can exercise our shared passion of saving the planet. Spending time here on the Smith River is a way for us to recharge our souls and reconnect with the natural world we cherish. We call this cabin our 'Bliss Place' in honor of our beloved friend, mentor and poet-jester Peter Douglas, who followed his bliss all the way to the South Fork, and then brought us along for the ride. We hope it inspires you to protect something you love.

~Sarah & Dan

Beth Moore purchased this cabin in 2005
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444754vb
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Crescent City North Coast California
5

Worth it!?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a wonderful stay here! Great atmosphere to relax and take in the scenery. Not too far from town and located close to trails and the redwoods. We came here to relax and really enjoy some family time together. It was great. We made dinner every night in the kitchen and roasted hot dogs over the campfire. We told stories and watched a couple movies at night. Slept in and then hiked during the day. Only downside...kind of...no Internet. It does help you disconnect from work and social media which can eat into family time but makes it hard to research te area while you are there. They provide some good maps though and the redwood info center can provide you with more. ;) also maybe bring an iPod Dock to listen to music on. The old stereo doesn't have a hook up for it. If your looking to explore at your own pace check out bliss place!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444754vb
+1 707-954-0028
Crescent City North Coast California
Rochester
5

Bliss Place was great! Relaxing, comfortable and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our family truly enjoyed our stay in the quiet woods! The cabin was very nice and well appointed with everything we needed to make ourselves feel relaxed and at home. We were a little apprehensive about the "off-the-grid" part of the experience but it was not something we even really noticed. It made us really think! We enjoyed the walk to the river, swimming at Craig's beach, and its close proximity to the Redwood Forests. We had some beautiful hiking as well.

Thank you for sharing your cabin, great books and quiet location.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River
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Crescent City North Coast California
Boston
5

Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The cabin was more beautiful and well appointed than pictures and descriptions suggested beforehand. It was incredibly quiet and clean, and while feeling very remote, is easily accessible drive to beautiful parks, trails and small nearby city. The river itself (a couple minutes walk down private path) is crystal clear and beautiful. The property manager was extremely responsive and helpful in every way possible. We would go back in a heartbeat, and think it would be a tremendous place for extended writing or reflection retreats.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River
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+1 707-954-0028
Crescent City North Coast California
Silverdale WA
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
It was everything we expected and more!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River
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Crescent City North Coast California
United States
5

Honeymooners

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our stay was awesome! It was very romantic and a great place to spend the first week of our marriage! We really enjoyed the location. It was a bit of a drive (about a half hour from Crescent City) but we enjoyed the privacy. The manager was nice enough to meet with us upon our arrival and give us all the information we would need for our stay. The three bedrooms, large living area and kitchen, as well as a large bathroom was all more than enough for our stay. The kitchen was full of all the pots, pans, plates, and everything else we could have needed. We also enjoyed how close we were to all the awesome sights and hikes such as Jedediah Forest, Trees of Mystery, and Crescent City's beautiful beaches. We had curtains in the master bedroom, but we would have liked curtains on the other windows for more privacy. We would have also liked to have a phone for emergencies since there's no reception where the home is located.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Bliss Place for your Honeymoon. We are honored!While the remote location is enough privacy for most, we took your advice and ordered blinds for the large windows downstairs. They will be installed by mid-Sept. For better or worse (we think it's better!) the phone company does not provide service out here. Note the absence of telephone poles/lines all along South Fork Rd. We look at it as a good chance to practice the unplugged life. Sarah & Dan
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Crescent City
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy. 199
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Crescent City
Car: necessary

Adjacent to the National Forest, our cabin is in the heart of the Six Rivers National Recreation Area; a hiker’s Paradise. Nearby Howland Hill Road hosts numerous trail heads for long walks through the magical redwood rainforest. Mountain bikers will appreciate the easy access to miles of Forest Service roads. Or just drive to world-famous Stout Grove or along the incredibly scenic Highway 199 and find your favorite scenic turnout.

The Smith River is one of the top 10 steel head and cutthroat fisheries in the country and excellent guides in Crescent City will share their local knowledge with you to customize your adventure. Ocean sport fishing boats are available in Crescent City or Brookings - be sure to check out fishing license requirements and seasons.

Crescent City has all the modern conveniences, including movies, restaurants, internet cafes and shopping. The closest gas and general store is 10 miles away at Hiouchi Hamlet. Ocean beaches are just a 30 minute drive away.

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Availability & Rates

Crescent City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$150
$900
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$125
$750
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $10.00 additional charge per person for more than 4

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Crescent City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled bathroom with travertine shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs bedroom next to bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs bedroom w/ adjoining outside deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , additional upstairs walk through bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • marina
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
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