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'Elve Huset' (Norwegian for The River House)

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home Right On The Beautiful Smith River! (Sleeps 6)

This home has many amenities, including outside sitting areas, barbeque, a deck overlooking the river, lovely cabin set ups in bedrooms, kitchen and living areas. Each bedroom has a queen bed with new mattresses, huge fireplace in great room with plenty of wood, air conditioning and several tvs with cable and wifi. A spa tub is in the master upstairs bathroom and a skylight in the bedroom. A washer and dryer are off of the kitchen. Everything you could want or need is there.

Property Manager
Andrew Week
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Andrew Week

My grandfather bought this property many years ago and it has been handed down to me and our family! I can't tell you enough about how this property has came to be one of the most important part of our lives. We want you to share in our passion for this property and we feel you will also be touched like we have been.

Andrew Week purchased this cabin in 1940

Why Andrew Week chose North Coast California

Everyone seems to enjoy their stay here

What makes this cabin unique

Every morning I get up and make my self a cup of coffee and swivel the chair around in the living room to face the river in all of its wonder. I sit there peacefully as the water races down to the ocean, read the paper and gently sip on my coffee.


Gasquet Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The downstairs bedroom has a TV!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Master Suite is upstairs with a Master Bathroom!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , We have a bedroom with a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(7 traveler reviews)

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'Elve Huset' (Norwegian for The River House)
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

All you can ask for, and more

  • 5 of 5

On our way to the cabin we saw a sign on a lodging place which said "Almost Heaven", I did not quite understood the "almost" part of this sign, until we have arrived to the cabin.

This cabin has it all: it is very cosy, has all the amenities you would need, it's quite with an amazing view to the river.

Adding to it the big number of a near by attractions and you will get a perfect vacation away from the crowd.

Pros: all the above

Cons: beware of the mosquitos outside.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Absolute Magical Gem

  • 5 of 5

As if the fact that the house's location on the Smith River is picture-perfect (gorgeous views from all rooms, and awesome swimming hole to boot)) wasn't enough, Elve Huset itself is a very special place. So much care & thought has gone into this home, with all the woodworkings and beautiful furniture, the amazingly stocked kitchen. Everything about inspired serenity, tranquility and joy. It's amazing how comfortable you feel the moment you walk in. We spent a week there with our two small dogs and were super sad to leave. The swing facing the river was one of my favorite things! So were the views from the master bedroom. Andrew's a pleasure to work with. Highly highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Walk in the Forest, A Swim in the River

  • 5 of 5

When you walk in to Elve Huset you feel immediately comfortable and at home. We spent our mornings exploring the surrounding forest features (forest service employees are very helpful at assisting you in finding trails at an appropriate ability level), and our afternoons playing in the Smith River. In the evening we gathered in the living room to visit and play games. Elve Huset has everything you need to make a meal, take a nap, and just completely relax. We hope we are able to return someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 3

Perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

Andrew was such a pleasure to work with (was kind enough to text me photos of the directions when we left them at home!) and the property couldn't be nicer. You feel like you've stumbled into one family's slice of paradise. The river is ridiculously swimmable (perfectly transparent and serene), and the spot is a perfect driving distance to Jedediah Smith State Park and gorgeous views of the redwoods! Was such a relief to have a cozy spot for our dog to rest in the shade when we couldn't take her into the forest with us. All the amenities of home. Thanks, Andrew!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 3
Los Angeles

Great Place for Family

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, and our stay was great. The walk down to the river is quick and easy, and the view from the home and from the detached patio was fabulous. We left the bedroom window open slightly, and we could hear the river rushing through the night. Our 2 teenaged daughters swam, floated, and enjoyed the river during the day, and we all loved the cozy, well appointed living room, satellite tv and wifi in the evenings. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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11 3
San Diego


  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing and perfect for a vacation rental. The house is beautiful and has everything you can possibly need. Towels,linens, dishes, washer dryer etc. Best part about it is the river access, we brought our own rafts and water shoes which are a must but they also had some available. The weather was perfect every single day to be in the water. It's close to town and anything you will need. They also have a BBQ and garden. We will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21.5 Miles
Crescent City Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course
Nearest Train
166 Miles
Train Station in Klamath Falls
Nearest Motorway
9.9 Miles
Highway 199
Nearest Restaurant
24 Miles
Ship Ashore Restaurant
Nearest Ski
135 Miles
Mount Ashland
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Smith River
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gasquet Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

If booked far enough in advance you can pay by personal check. Other bookings will need to be by cashiers checks or money orders.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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