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Vacation Home on the Beautiful Smith River - North Coast, Ca

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

No matter what the season, Gasquet is always beautiful! Inquire soon as the Months of May-September always fill up fast! Mid-January - Mid March is traditionally blocked off for our owners during fishing season, if you are coming up to fish, make an inquiry with us and we can often accept last minute rentals January - March even if the calendar shows booked.

WHY STAY IN A SMALL HOTEL ROOM when you can have all the comforts of home in a beautiful surrounding. For 2017 we have upgraded all bedding with;

Memory Foam Mattress pads, new pillows, new 1100 thread count sheets, new Microfiber blankets, new lodge style quilts

This is a private vacation house on the Smith River and completely furnished with all modern conveniences. Very private on one acre of land. All landscaped by nature with many pine, cedar, fir and madrone trees.

Our vacation home is located within the Smith River National Recreation Area along the banks of this pristine river. Only eight miles to the west is Redwood National and State Parks where some of the tallest redwood trees in the world reside.

Twenty miles west is the Pacific Ocean and the southern entrance to the Oregon coast. Fifty miles east are the Oregon Caves National Monument. We have 150 feet of riverfront property where you can, swim, snorkel, kayak, canoe, raft, fish, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

If you are into winter steelhead fishing this is the place to be, December thru March. There are several fishing spots on the property and in the area we can guide you too. When the river level is at the bottom of the ramp fishing is perfect right there!

If you are in the area come by and check us out. We are right on the waters edge at 600 Gasquet Flat Rd, Gasquet, Ca. Look for the 'BMH LODGE' sign on the pine tree in front yard.

Keywords: 1400 Square Foot Home

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


The owners of BMH live out of the area. They rented BMH many times through the years, and when it went up for sale, they bought it! That way, when they want to come up and fish, its here for them!

We bought the house across the street in 2014, just moving here from Crescent City. It just made sense to manage BMH for the guys, so close, can keep an eye out for them when they're not here! My husband and I are retired, absolutely in love with Gasquet! It's quiet, wonderful warm summers, and of course, the north fork of the Smith River! There is no river as beautiful as the Smith! You can count the rocks on the bottom in the summer, watch the shades of green change, day to day, in the winter!

MARIAN ALLMAN purchased this house in 1990

Why MARIAN ALLMAN chose Gasquet

This is not like a lot of California. We have the ocean, the giant redwoods, the cleanest and clearest river in the U.S., the Smith of course. Our county of Del Norte has only 25,000 people and no polution.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great holiday week we had! The house was cozy and well equipped. The guys got fish and we hiked and ate a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. We saw a bunch of Salmon coming up to spawn on our hike up Mill Creek... Beautiful! Thank you so much... we will be back!
Nov 2015
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Gasquet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Double Beds (3) These double beds can in some cases sleep 2 people in each., Twin or Single Beds (1).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
BMH is located right on the Middle Fork of the Smith River! completely clear and swimmable in the summer, superb fishing in the winter!! You'll love having cocktails & BBQing on the large deck, and quiet walks down Gasquet Flat Road!


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Vacation Home on the Beautiful Smith River - North Coast, Ca
average rating of 4.785714 based on 98 reviews

Great River Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Another great week spent relaxing along the Smith River. From all of the river access and trails in the Gasquet area to leisurely mornings on the deck watching the ducks, herons and otters it is the perfect getaway and well worth the drive to redwood country. BMH has been a favorite of ours and we will continue to return. Maybe a winter/early spring trip next time to experience the winter version of the river. As always the house was perfect and we wouldn't change a thing!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jason! So nice to hear how much you appreciate our beautiful spot!! You made my day!!
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Very clean, very efficient use of space.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view of Smith River, well located for a Redwood and Pacific Ocean vacation. No service for AT&T, but the free Wi-Fi made up for it. If ever in CA again, will definitely consider revisiting!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin on the river

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two nights at the cabin and had a great time. Nice location. Beautiful nature. Friendly people. Enough room for the five of us. Clean. Nice new bbq on the deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect River cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely, peaceful week at BMH cabin this year. Our favorite place to sit in the afternoons was the wide deck overlooking the Smith River with its unobstructed views. There's also a nice dining table/chairs on the deck, and a fine bbq unit and a sink. The interior is very well equipped and very comfortable with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; and everything was very clean and fresh. The location in Gasquet is perfect for exploring the Smith River National Recreation Area with its many interesting botanical preserves, and it's a very short drive to the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park with many magical trails to explore, or to Crescent City and the Tolowa Dunes State Park area with its gorgeous beaches. We even went out on an ocean fishing expedition one day and came back with a fine halibut (thanks for the recommendation, Marian!) This would be a fine spot to stay for the excellent salmon fishing on the Smith River during fishing season, but it's a great spot for a couple of wandering botanists! Next time we'll try and come a little earlier in the year to catch the spring bloom...we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pam, for your wonderful review!! The feelings & observations you made are why we love sharing our place!! Hope to see you back!!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. The house was clean, the kitchen very well-stocked and the river gorgeous. I wish I was sitting on that back deck right now! Next time we will stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet river escape

  • 5 of 5

We traveled down the Oregon coast into California to see the big trees. We stayed at this wonderful VRBO rental. Owners are warm and welcoming, and they live right across the quiet street if you need anything. The house is located literally next to the river. From the river-side deck, we enjoyed the relaxing sounds of the Smith River. We did get in the river to wade around, but I would highly recommend you have some sort of float and sturdy shoes (my flip flops were not the right choice!). The water is only about waist deep, but the float would let you just relax a bit. The house itself was comfortable with just enough rustic feel to blend in with the natural setting. One of the mornings we rented kayaks (~$250) for a half day to paddle down the Smith River passing by the big trees of Stout Grove--thanks Mariam for the recommendation! We also took several walks along the quiet neighborhood street. There's a market at the end of the street that sells local treats, like soft-serve ice cream. The house is well stocked and clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rusk Family, for your wonderful review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful Gasquet!!
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Stout Grove
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Del Norte
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 199
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Hiouchi Cafe
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Crescent City --- South Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

For Rentals of MORE than 10 days, deposit is not refundable if cancellation less than 30 days before rental starts.

For reservations greater than 10 days during the months of May, June, July, August or September we have a modified cancellation policy;
Cancellation less than 30 days prior to rental, full forfeiture of deposit
Cancellation 30-59 days prior to rental, 50% of deposit is refundable
Cancellation 60-89 days prior to rental, 75% of deposit is refundable
Cancellation greater than 90 day's 100% deposit refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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