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Riverfront Redwood Retreat

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms/6 Baths With Unmatched River And Redwood Views

Nestled in the heart of redwood country and perched atop the high banks of the nationally known wild and scenic Smith River lies the historic Woodmoor Gables Lodge. This beautifully renovated 1939 redwoods retreat has 360-degree views of the tallest trees in the world and the Smith River. Wake up to views of the river and to the sound of it rushing by. Enjoy your coffee in the sunroom or dine in the evenings facing sunsets as the river meanders to the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Our family’s river front gathering place is located directly adjacent to Redwood National and State Parks, in Hiouchi, California, just 15 minutes east of Crescent City and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Known for sunny summer days and cool evening nights, Hiouchi is considered the area’s gateway to the redwoods, and Woodmoor Gables is the premier riverfront rental property.

The house sits on 1.3 acres of sprawling lawns, gardens, lily ponds and fountains and has a private deck and small orchard. The architecture is reminiscent of the 16th-century Tudor period, providing a classic ambiance with all the modern comforts to make your stay in the heart of the redwoods memorable and relaxing.

Woodmoor Gables has been extensively renovated using top of the line finishes including granite counters, granite tile and maple hardwood flooring throughout as well as all new appliances, handcrafted maple cabinetry, lighting and furniture. An open floor plan and new windows in every room allow unobstructed views of the redwoods and Smith River.

This two-story floor plan offers incredible options to make your stay enjoyable no matter what the season. The first floor offers an expansive kitchen-dining room layout. The kitchen is furnished with a bar-height counter and chairs so you have a wide, open view of the redwoods and river while you host friends and family. The dining area features plenty of seating (with a table for 12 and room for more) to host family gatherings. After dinner, enjoy the crackle of a Northwood’s fire in the living room, while curling up on one of several couches to enjoy an evening’s conversation. The first floor also has two of the most exciting attributes of the lodge: our redwood paneled sunroom which still has the original lead framed windows and our large mahogany paneled game room featuring a regulation pool table, fireplace and 50” flat screen TV, with plenty of games and reading materials to entertain the entire family.

When you are ready for sleep, chose from our 6 tastefully decorated bedrooms:

The Master Suite: located on the second floor, king bed, private view of the river and redwoods, 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath with antique claw foot tub and large granite shower

The Fountain Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook and private bath

The Redwood Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook

The Green Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook

The Twin Room: located on the second floor, 2 twin beds, garden view, vaulted ceiling

The Garden Room: located on the first floor, queen bed, private bath, garden view

The Redwoods and the Smith River are a 5 minute walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds or a short drive to the entrance of Redwood National Park. The manicured lawns and gardens are an incredible treat in the spring, summer and fall, and offer a pond, fountain, rose garden, Japanese maples, and unique trees and shrubs found nowhere else in the County. Just up the road from the Park is the quaint little town of Hiouchi, which offers large morning breakfast (Paul Bunyan Style!) and lunch plates, and a small hamlet store for obtaining groceries and gas.

Because we live locally, we can offer a great variety of suggestions to help seed your trip with places to visit and explore including hikes through the redwoods, beaches or coastal dunes, whale watching, magnificent lighthouses, horseback rides on the beaches and in the redwoods, bird watching some of the 413 plus species known to visit Del Norte County and of course fishing on the beautiful Smith River, known for its world record salmon and steelhead fishing.

We love Woodmoor Gables and invite you to enjoy the redwood’s premier lodge while traveling through the Pacific Northwest or fishing our pristine rivers. Woodmoor Gables is that perfect place for large families or groups of friends to gather for an extended stay-cation. We hope you will consider it a home where your entire family can relax and play.

More Details

Owner
Chris Howard
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Chris Howard

Chris and Lisa are 21 year residents in Del Norte County. Lisa is a local high school teacher and Chris is a wildlife and fisheries biologist, that now manages the largest organic pasture based dairy north of San Fransisco, supply California's finest milk to Rumiano Cheese Co. in Crescent City and Humboldt Creamery in Ferndale, California. He also manages one of the largest pasture based egg operations in California, supplying Alexandre Kids eggs throughout Whole Foods Markets in Washington, Oregon and California, including Costco in Northern California. Chris and Lisa have two wonderful boys and two German Shepards that manage the comings and goings of their residence.

Chris Howard purchased this house in 2012

Why Chris Howard chose North Coast California

Dr. Stump created Woodmoor Gables for travelers visiting the coastal redwoods in the 1950 and 60's. Woodmoor Gables reverted to a private residence in the late 70's and for the last 30 years has undergone extensive remodeling. Woodmoor Gables has been revived to find its roots as a redwood retreat, and freshly renovated with all the finest amenities to make your stay in redwood country memorable.

What makes this house unique

This 5,000 square foot retreat offers 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and is the largest accommodations for multiple families visiting the redwoods in Del Norte County. Many exciting interior home attractions such as the spacious kitchen, master suite, game room and inviting fireplace will warm your senses. Located on the beautiful Smith River just a moment’s walk or drive to the redwoods.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved waking up to the views of the redwoods and the Smith River.
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Crescent City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Near game room and sun room
  • Three bedrooms have private bathrooms; two bedrooms share a bathroom, with doors leading to bathroom from each room. The twin bedroom has a bathroom just down the hall. Downstairs has a bathroom near the sun room and game room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Fountain Room - 1 queen , Great river views and private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , disconnected private bath, vaulted ceilings
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Surround sound T.V., large master bath, closet, River view
    Garden Room - 1 queen , Reading nook, garden views, private bath
    Green Room - 1 queen , Reading nook, view of the river. Shared bath.
    Redwood Room - 1 queen , Reading nook and spectacular river and redwood views.
  • The second floor finds a spacious king bedroom with a private view of the river and redwoods. Maple hardwood floors surround you in comfort, while you enjoy a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath. Bathe in our antique claw foot tub while enjoying views of the redwoods or rinse in the large granite shower. Just down the hall, the Fountain Room offers a large queen bed, great views of the river, and a private bath. Our twin bedroom has views of the gardens and a vaulted ceiling. The twin bedroom is serviced by cozy disconnected bathroom/shower. On the south side of the house, the stunning queen bed Redwood Room boasts maple hardwood floors, the original redwood vaulted ceilings, a reading nook and views of the redwoods and river. The Green Room offers views of the river, a queen size bed, and reading nook and cozy views of the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Riverfront Redwood Retreat
average rating of 4.926316 based on 96 reviews
5

Magnificent Property near Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

This a great combination of old and new. It has a classic river house feel but with all modern amenities - new bathrooms, kitchen, etc. Kitchen is exceptionally well provisioned with cooking equipment and basic food stuffs. The dining room and living room are so comfortable. We had a big group and we all fit very comfortably. There are numerous outdoor sitting areas and the sound of rushing water is so soothing. The Redwood park is easy walk or drive. Chris is a great host and lives very nearby, so he can attend to things, but we needed nothing. All was perfect for our visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stupendous

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The setting is lovely, it is peaceful, Chris takes excellent care of you by answering any questions. I would fully recommend this home to anyone looking for a lovely time on the river and in the redwoods.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful Redwood Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a great time at this home. The home was large enough to accommodate our family of 9. Location was great, close to the Redwoods and a quick drive to the beach. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at this property was amazing. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

The scenery was remarkable and the home very beautiful with plenty of space for our group. The owners were very nice. We did not have any issues with the home. We would definitely stay here again. I recommend this property if you desire to stay in the redwoods.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, spacious home with great location and views.

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous location and views! Spacious and well-maintained. Comfortable furnishings. Great yard with charming nooks. Smallish deck; no current access to river from property. Area abounds with outdoor activities and shopping nearby! Perfect for large, multigenerational family reunion! We had a wonderful time and look foreword to a revisit soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Absolutely Unbeatable for Large Family Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

My wife's extended family all meet up every other year for a cousins trip at various locations. Usually we have to sacrifice a certain amount of comfort to fit all 6 family units in one place (if we can even find such a place). This year we made no sacrifice! With 7 legitimate bedrooms and 6 bathrooms (!) we were all able to fit with no problems at all. The kitchen had everything we needed and was plenty large enough for us to prepare our large group dinners. The sitting room adjacent to the dining area was a peaceful escape for some of the kids to go read or draw or play quietly. The backyard and shuffleboard area were used constantly. And then there was the view; absolutely unbeatable! As the coordinator of the trip, I was told time and again by family members what an amazing place I'd found. It truly is.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Del Norte County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Redwood Highway/ Highway 199
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hiouchi Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kellogg Beach
Car: recommended

Hiouchi is the Gateway to Redwood National and State Park, home to the worlds tallest trees. You have your choice of many trails through these magnificent giants just a few minutes walk from your front door or find yourself on a short drive to where the redwoods meet the sea. The rugged Pacific Coast line offers premier beaches for surfing and aquatic sports, including breathtaking views of our lighthouses and rocky shores.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $300

Higher rate if more than 12 people: addtional $20/guest/night.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.