The Redwood Coast – A Foodie’s Paradise

For all you foodies out there searching for the perfect foodie vaycay, these Northern California Vacation Rentals will put you right at the epicenter of a true foodie’s paradise….

In the land where fresh, local, organic food is so easily accessible, the restaurants and eateries of the Redwood Coast are always stepping up their food game in order to bring their guests the absolute best that the region has to offer. We are talking the yummiest of the yummiest here. Fresh oysters pulled right from the Humboldt Bay, locally raised organic meat and dairy products, small batch craft spirits, beer, cider, kombucha, and wine, and locally grown fruits and veggies galore. Look no further for Northern California vacation rentals, if you are ready to have your tastebuds tantalized…your Redwood Coast foodie adventure awaits!

Featured Foodie Destinations on the Redwood Coast:

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Humboldt Bay Provisions-Eureka

We start this adventure in the heart of Old Town Eureka, CA at Humboldt Bay Provisions, an all-local tasting room and oyster bar. Sample Humboldt Bay oysters served raw or broiled with a variety of locally produced gourmet sauces. Or grab a seat at their gorgeous reclaimed redwood bar to sip on local beers, wines, ciders, or kombucha. Humboldt Provisions also serves up cheeses, meats, breads, and desserts that are all hand-crafted locally.

Just around the corner is a local fave, Five Eleven, a new restaurant and bar featuring farm fresh North Pacific cuisine, a fantastic wine selection, a diverse menu of signature cocktails, and great live music. When in season, you simply must try their Dungeness Crab “Cocktail”. So yum!

Another Old Town spot worth checking out for some fine dining is Humboldt Bay Bistro. This bay front restaurant  brings together the ambiance of gorgeous Humboldt Bay views and fabulous cuisine in a California-French fusion.  Their lounge also features excellent local craft beers, wine, and house-infused sake cocktails.

If you are looking for something with an Italian twist, Gabriel’s in Old Town Eureka offers fine Italian inspired dining using ingredients sourced from Humboldt. Also specializing in craft cocktails, local and imported wines.

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Local Spirits @SpeakEasy

A great place to drop in for a craft cocktail would be The SpeakEasy in Old Town Eureka. The SpeakEasy is a beautiful and cozy New Orleans inspired blues bar that plays jazz and blues music and have live artists nearly everyday. They offer a crazy selection of local spirits, cider, beer, and wine and have signature cocktail that are to die for. My husband I stopped in here on our last trip to Eureka and had some of the best margaritas in our lives and caught a really amazing jazz band with a full horn section too. This place is spectacular for a date night pre-dinner drink.

Perhaps my favorite foodie destination in Eureka though is located just outside of old town in Henderson Center. Brick & Fire Bistro skillfully blends Mediterranean tradition with fresh local harvest. From beautiful seasonal salads and fire-roasted polenta lasagna, to seafood-stuffed calamari and slow-roasted osso bucco, the menu runs from rustic casual to redefined Italian favorites. This place is a must try when in Eureka, CA.

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Cafe Phoenix Goodness

Now heading North to Arcata, pay a visit to Cafe Phoenix. Cafe Phoenix works directly with local farmers (meat, dairy and produce), as well as local beer and wine makers to create a menu for you that will be seasonally inspired, healthy and delicious. They have a gorgeous outdoor seating area in their onsite garden. Bonus: This is one of the only places I have found locally that make their own nut milk preparations for use in there smoothies and coffee. If you are health conscious and looking for some serious flavor this is the spot for you.

For fine dining with some serious foodie flair, Folie Douce in Arcata is a fully farm to table restaurant serving seasonal, organic, and local meals. They believe that great meals are made from locally-sourced ingredients, and since 1991, have breathed life into our farm-to-table philosophy by cooking with organic and local produce from the Redwood Coast Region. You really can not go wrong with anything at this place. Just take a peak at their menu and you will see what I mean.

Yet a little further to the north in Trinidad CA is another local fave, Larrupin Cafe. A popular choice for birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions, this upscale, enduring venue offers eclectic decor & locally sourced New American dishes. For a special evening out in Trinidad CA this is where it is at.

northern california vacation rentals, foodie travelVisiting the actual farms where many of the afore mentioned restaurants source their ingredients is another great way to experience the foodie bounty of the Redwood Coast. Harvest time on the Redwood Coast offers a fun way to get the whole family involved in the food selection process. Visit the apple orchards of Clendenen’s Cider Works in Fortuna during harvest time in the fall to see the old school cider press in action and sample some of the best cider on the planet. Drop by Wolfsen Farm in Mckinleyville CA to pick bucket after bucket of juicy ripe blueberries. Or stop by Redwood Roots Farm in Bayside to check out their sweet little farm stand and take an educational tour of the farm itself.

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Arcata Farmers Market, Every Saturday

But perhaps the best way to really feast you eyes on some Redwood Coast foodie fare is by visiting one of the many local Farmers Markets.

Found on most days throughout the week, local area farmers and producers gather to set up shop and bring you the best the area has to offer. Get your hands on some perfect local ingredients then head back to the perfect northern california vacation rentals to prep something extra special in the comfort of your very own home away from home.

With harvest season just around the corner, now is the time to start looking for Northern California Vacation Rentals to house you during your Redwood Coast foodie vaycay.

northern california vacation rentals. foodie travelRedwood Coast Vacation Rentals, the premier Northern California vacation rentals company, has something for every budget and taste….yes, pun intended. From modern lofts in the heart of Old Town within walking distance to many of the restaurants mentioned in this piece, to large, upscale homes great for families and larger groups. Get your foodie travel on in style on the Redwood Coast with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Just like the food from the area, these Northern California Vacation Rentals are done right.

Be sure to tag #RedwoodCoastVacation on your foodie travel pics from the region. We would love to see what flavors you stumble upon during your time on California’s Redwood Coast.

 

Make the Most out of your Northern CA Vacation

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Dense fog rolls in over the Pacific Ocean at sunset over coastal California mountains

Ready to plan your northern CA vacation of a lifetime? So are we! Not only do we at, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals have some of the best and dare we say unique vacation rentals in CA, but we’re also here to help you make the most out of your stay. We’ve got plenty of activities, sights, and rentals for you to choose from which makes up why Northern California is a fantastic place to travel to, year round. You won’t want to miss out on these great reasons to experience something as spectacular as the magnificent Redwoods.

The Climate    

Perfect for year-round travels, you’ll be surprised that California, especially the Northern part makes an exceptional destination throughout all seasons. Year-round, this fabulous forest location on average is a pleasant, balmy 40-60 degrees! Which is great weather for practically any activity because it’s not too hot nor is it too cold, although it isn’t uncommon for there to be snow during winter and fog during warmer months. We like to say; it’s always the best bet to pack extra layers, just in case!

The Sights

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Walk in the Redwoods

The Redwood National Forest and State Parks dominate much of Northern California’s land, but there is much to see and do while visiting in this area. Plus, there is far more than just the massive Redwoods to draw your attention to our local treasure of Humboldt County.

First up, we’ll mention the Redwood’s because you can’t come to this location without spotting one or many of these tall trees. With only 5% left of the grand Redwood National Forest, conservation efforts continue to this day, but visiting these amazing redwoods is a photo opportunity you don’t want to miss. Standing next to them, you’ll find yourself dwarfed to the tiniest size imaginable. We also recommend keeping your head to the sky for gorgeous photos showcasing just how tall these trees are.  

When in the Redwood Forest, hike your way to the Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and see just for yourself the amazing wonders that coat the stone walls. Ferns of all different types grow in this hidden walkway. Many visitors to area bring waterproof shoes – in case they get wet from the damp conditions.

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Redwood Pacific Coast, California

You can almost spot the ocean from anywhere within the region, a nod to the coastal life, which is rooted in the area. The towering coastal fronts have observation decks in many different towns and locations for guests and visitors to check out. You’ll want to stop at one of these spots to view the panorama of the Pacific. Just like the photo, you’ll see the rocky ledges and beautiful blue waters below. You also might find some marine life if you keep your eyes on the sea. Animal like sea lions dot the coastal sandy beaches while whales are often spotted swimming farther off the coast. 

Finally, for the ultimate scenic experience, go for a drive along the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.  One of the many coastal and scenic highways in throughout Humboldt County, you’re bound to see one of the prettiest drives of America’s roadways. The ten mile stretch of land is alternative for US 101, just keep your eyes peeled for the resident Roosevelt Elk herd! Not only are the scenic surroundings something visitors look forward too, but you’re able to experience more than just photographic panoramas. 

The Activities

There are quite a few activities that make Humboldt County unique and worthy of a visit. What comes to mind first are the spectacular hiking and biking opportunities throughout the area. With many trail locations running miles through the forest and coastline, such as the Hammond Coastal Trail, Redwood National and State Parks, and The Headwaters Forest Reserve you in for a treat with phenomenal biking at these three spots. You can also get out and hike these great locations at Richardson’s Grove State Park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the Salmon Pass Trail, or the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.

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Ten Mile Beach Horseback Riders

Try something new while at your vacation rentals in CA, with horseback riding through the woodland brush or along the beach. You’ll love seeing the area from a new perspective, especially while traveling. There are a few locations where horseback riding is a fun adventure for all, check out the Korobi Stables or Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, if you want to go for a ride on a different set of wheels or should we say hooves?

If you’re of age, you could try the several different breweries, distilleries, and wineries we have like, Moonstone Crossing Winery located in Trinidad, Redwood Curtain Brewery in Arcata, and the Humboldt Cider Company in Eureka. All of which offer fantastic spirits for any occasion!

Finally, with so much jam-packed adventure you might want to take it slow with a tour or two! There are lots of guided tour options to choose from like Old Town Haunted History Ghost Tours in Eureka, M.V. Madaket Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise for a relaxing time in the harbor. You can also enjoy guided nature adventures with Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society, or see some awesome animals at Sequoia Park Zoo, and so much more, we promise you won’t ever get bored while staying in your vacation rentals in CA because the possibilities for entertainment are endless.

The Vacation Rentals in CA

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Kitchen View of the Boardwalk Loft – on the Bay in Old Town Eureka

Plus, don’t forget to look at our excellent vacation rentals in CA! Along with a number of activities to choose from, many of our rentals offer great amenities like the Boardwalk Loft – on the Bay in Old Town Eureka! Located right on the boardwalk and within walking distance of all that Eureka has to give, this fabulous rental has spectacular views of the bay and a perfect choice just for two!

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Backyard view facing the house of Sanctuary Home on the North Coast

If you need a little more room for the whole family check out Sanctuary Home on the North Coast,  which is ideal for a larger family or group wanting to be in an architecturally stunning home and close to the beach! Located in Trinidad, this rental brings architecture, art, and Northern California together in a beautifully designed home featuring four bedrooms, beautiful views, and amazing craftsmanship.

No matter how you decide to spend your days, make sure you’re along California’s Northern Coast. With incredible scenery, remarkable forests full of life, and a never ending list of fun you won’t go wrong choosing your vacation rentals in CA with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Plan your trip out west for an unforgettable getaway, what are you waiting for, the coast is calling your name!

Northern California’s Best Kayaking Destinations

With 100+ miles of coastline, a sprawling bay, and pristine rivers, Humboldt County is definitely a premier kayaking destination…. Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals offers coastal vacation rentals near some of Northern California’s best kayaking spots. 

When preparing for your redwood forest vacation be sure to scout out these top kayaking destination and the amazing coastal vacation rentals located nearby….  

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Freshwater Lagoon Nature Retreat

Humboldt Lagoons – Comprised of Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon, and Freshwater Lagoon, these large protected bodies of water are wonderful for kayaking, paddle boarding, wildlife viewing, and fishing. The lagoons provide many points of access and boat ramps for small craft. Visitors to the lagoons have the opportunity to see otters, elk, migratory birds, and much more. For guided tours and equipment rental stop in a Kayaks Zak’s located at the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center. 

All 3 of the Humboldt Lagoons are located just moments from Redwood National Park and the town of Orick. There are several coastal vacation rentals located nearby. The Freshwater Lagoon Nature Retreat is pretty spectacular if you are looking to be near the waterways and the national park. This property boasts sixteen private waterfront acres which sit at the entry way to Redwood National and State Park just minutes from the tallest trees in the world. The giant floor to ceiling windows throughout the house allows you to gaze out at the beautiful natural setting of scenic 200 acre Freshwater Lagoon. Beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean await you here!

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Trinidad Pier – Coastal Vacation Rentals

Trinidad Pier – Trinidad sits on one of the most phenomenal stretches of the entire northern California Coastline. You don’t want to miss out in launching out here for some sea kayaking. Located at the pier you will find a small beach launch for kayaks and other small craft. When exploring here you will get the chance to discover ancient kelp beds, lots of interesting rock formations, several types of migratory birds, seal colonies, and loads of other marine life.

Coastal vacation rentals in the town of Trinidad are abundant, but for the absolute best view of the Trinidad Pier and Harbor itself check out the Seascape Home. This 3 bedroom & 1 bath main house and 1 bedroom with 1 bath suite provide stunning views of the Trinidad Harbor and put you just steps from the beach launch.

Mad River Slough – Meander by boat along the channels where the Mad River diverts into the Humboldt Bay. This is hands down one of the best places for birdwatching in the area. Located at the North end of Manila, the Mad River Slough offers a ramp to launch off of and is a great place to set out to explore this local waterway. Pacific Outfitters leads a 2 to 4-mile tour of the Mad River Slough. This is truly a must see for all birders!

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Birders Paradise – Mad River Slough Kayak Tour
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Eel River Estuary – This is by far one of the richest areas for wildlife in the region. And with a new boat ramp at Pedrazzini Park in Loleta, this is a great place to launch your boat. Offering tidal wetlands, fresh water marshes, sand dunes, grass lands, beach frontage and a half moon bay on the Eel River, this is an excellent spot for viewing river otters, harbor seals, migratory birds, salmon and steel head. During the winter this estuary is also a refuge for tens of thousands of Aleutian Geese.

Located just minutes from the estuary and beaches you can find several coastal vacation rentals. The Eel Valley Guest House in Fortuna offers 2 Month Minimum Stays for explorers looking for an extended vacation in the region. This 3 bedroom home is perched on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Eel Valley and is the perfect place for an extended play /stay on the Redwood Coast. More short term coastal vacation rentals are also available in Fortuna and the nearby Victorian Village of Ferndale, one of “America’s prettiest towns.”

 

Summer in the Redwood Forest


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Get your luggage ready, and grab the family this summer season, then spend your days along the Northern Coast of California for an amazing Redwood Forest vacation. With much to do in and around the Nation Forest that you’ll want to spend more than a few days visiting. Here at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, we offer beautiful vacation homes throughout Humboldt County. You’ll want to head out on an incredible summertime adventure through the forest while sitting back and relaxing at one of our wonderful retreats.

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Summer in the National Redwood Forest or Northern California is cooler than you’d expect. If you are not used to warmer, drier air, you’ll want to make sure you are prepare for that. You might also notice a thick fog that rolls through the forests. This summer fog is normal and a part of coastal California life. The fog helps the large redwood trees survive during the dry season by pulling moisture from the ocean inland to keep them alive.

Along with the drier season, many people have summer vacations as children aren’t usually in school and it’s a nice break when the days get longer. Meaning that there will be a lot of people at the National Forests and State Parks because summer always brings an influx of visitors to the coast.

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When choosing one of our rentals and planning your day trips out to the National Forests or State Parks, you’ll want to make sure you have the right clothing for summer hiking. Hiking boots, shorts, and tee-shirts are great options, especially items that are made of cooling material like cotton or lightweight moisture wicking garments. As there are over 170 miles of walking trails throughout the Redwood National Forest and State Parks combined, you’re exploring might take awhile and you will want to be comfortable the entire time.

Along with the right clothing, you’re going to want to either pack a meal or make sure to stop somewhere along the way. After burning all those calories from hiking, we’re sure you’ll be hungry! You’ll find great dining options in Eureka and Arcata as the parks, unfortunately, do not offer any restaurants (for a good reason). If you’re willing to spend a little more, try out Trinidad Bay Eatery and Gallery. Enjoy their famous clam chowder which is known as the best on the West Coast or their delicious blackberry cobbler. Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata is a great option for those hungry for picnic food to take on their trip. Lots of Deli selections and fresh local produce are perfect for lunch. Cafe Waterfront Oyster Bar and Grill is a fabulous, local restaurant in Eureka that sells excellent seafood dishes or head right to Living the Dream Ice Cream for an after adventure snack along the coast.

But, be warned, the small town joints can close as early as 8 pm. Whether you need the fuel before your hike or keep you going throughout the night, these restaurants are places to try out.

When visiting the forests, pack binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for Black Bears as they tend to come out of hibernation from spring to fall. Along with bears, you’ll find an abundant wildlife roaming the forests, everything from Roosevelt elk to marine animals both on and off shore. But you’ll also find that there are plenty of park activities for everyone. Park Ranger programs help guests throughout the parks with guided nature hikes, information on coastal tidepools and history about the culture and ecology of the area. Summer is a time to visit the state parks if you want a lot of information on the beautiful Redwoods and those that call the forest home.

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While there are plenty of animals who call the redwood national forest home, so can you this summer season when you vacation with us! Our beautiful and diverse set of vacation rentals offers a great option for families, couples, and groups traveling together. Centrally located in Orick, CA, a small town right on the coast of the Pacific. You’ll find one of our beautiful rentals at Viewcrest Retro Country Home. If you’re looking for a spectacular view, this is the place for you! Fantastic mountain views or watch the waves crash against the shoreline, all from the comforts of this homes’ patio. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms and surrounded by nature, and near the Redwood Forest, you’ll be set for your entire vacation!

Let your redwood forest vacation shine this summer season when you stay with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We have just what you need to make North California your home away from home – even it’s just for a few days. You’ll get to experience everything from the massive sequoia trees to beach shores of the Pacific Ocean. So, what are you waiting for? Book your summer retreat with us and get ready for your redwood forest vacation!

 

Pet Friendly Vacation: A Dog Lover’s Destination

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Pet Friendly Vacation for Dog Lovers

Life before Curtis was simple. We traveled and we travelled a lot. All we ever had to do was packed up, head out, and enjoy the trip. Soon after adopting this sweet furry guy though, we realized there were going to be a lot more logistics involve with travel. A pet friendly vacation would be a little more involved. Was Curtis going to be able come along at all or were we going to have to board him. If we did bring him, most importantly, would we be able to find pet friendly accommodations that would live up to our standards.

Don’t get me wrong. I have never regretted for a second the decision to make this amazing pooch a part of our family. Like many dog owners, I refer to Curtis as my fur baby. I love him so and am beyond happy to have such a well behaved and handsome pup in our lives.

While a pet friendly vacation may require a bit more planning, it can be done…..

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Dog Lover Destinations

With the rise of independently owned pet-friendly vacation rentals such as those found through vacation rental management companies and sites like VRBO and Airbnb, pet-friendly vacation rentals are much easier to find. Gone are the days when traveling dog owners are limited to sub-par side of the road motels that basically only serves as a place to rest up for a night, but leave much to be desired.

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Redwood Coast – Dog Friendly

Humboldt County is a premier pet friendly vacation destination. Located in the far reaches of coastal Northern California and home to Redwood National and State Parks, Humboldt and its neighboring counties of DelNorte and Trinity, offer tons of dog friendly accommodations as well as outdoor activities that every pup will love. While dogs are not allowed in Redwoods National Park itself there are trails upon trails outside of the park that are dog friendly and also loads of dog friendly beaches as well. Here is a great list of pet friendly trails and beaches on the Redwood Coast. 

When staying in McKinleyville, CA don’t miss out on taking your dog to Hiller Park. This dog friendly county park features a huge off-leash area where dogs can run about and socialize before taking a walk on the 1.5 miles of trails that meander along bluffs overlooking the majestic pacific ocean. Hiller Park sits directly  on the larger Hammond Trail which is a really awesome 5 mile stretch of the California Coastal Trail that runs from the Arcata north to Clam Beach in McKinleyville. The Hammond Trail has been voted “best place to walk, jog, or bike” in Humboldt County and if they could, dogs would most likely vote the same.

Our little Curtis absolutely loves walking the trails at Hiller Park. When talking to other dog owners there many say Hiller Park is absolutely one of the best dog park they have EVER been too. I mean come on, there are even dog drinking fountains there! When in Arcata though, Curtis really enjoys the awesome on-leash trails found within the Arcata Community Forest as well as at the Arcata Marsh. And we can’t forget his fave in Eureka, Sequoia Park, location of the annual “Bark in the Park” event, which is a 5K walk/run to raise money for animal welfare groups in Humboldt County. Another fun annual event catering to canines that also held in Eureka is Woofstock, a family and dog friendly event with live music, food, shopping, doggie fun zone, and more doggie delights. When on a pet friendly vacation on the Redwood Coast these are all great stops to make with your furry friends.

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Pet Friendly Vacation Homes in Humboldt

Now that you know where to take your dog while on a pet friendly vacation on the Redwood Coast, let’s talk accommodations.

 

 

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, the regions premier vacation rental management co., offers a large selection of pet friendly vacation homes. Their featured pet friendly vacation rentals include a brand new studio near the Hiller Park and the Hammond Trail, Downtown lofts in Arcata, oceanview condos in Trinidad, as well as waterfront cabins on the Humboldt Bay at Oyster Beach. They offer around 30 different pet friendly vacation homes in total. See more Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals pet friendly vacation home listings here.

Thanks to pet friendly vacation homes like these, life with Curtis is still pretty simple. We continue to travel and we have a great time doing with our dog. We are pretty sure he enjoys a little vaycay from time to time too ;). Where will your next pet friendly vacation take you and your fur babies?

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Humboldt – A Perfect Dog Owner Destination

 

 

Top 3 Things to do in Trinidad CA

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Summer is here now along the Golden Coast. That mean’s it’s time to pack your bags and head to northern California for a vacation getaway unlike any other. When you book with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, you’ll find lots of coastal locations like Trinidad CA. Let your summer vacation come alive when you visit this amazing town.
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Beautiful Trinidad CA  Beachin’ it!

Beachin’ It!

There are plenty of beaches to travel to throughout California, and you’ll find many of them located right in Trinidad. Trinidad Head Memorial Lighthouse offers quite a bit of outdoor adventure. When you walk down to the beach, you’ll find gigantic driftwood pieces and walking paths. Trinidad State Beach Park is another great option to try. You’ll find lots of tidepools, surfers, and sometimes the whole beach to yourself! Patricks Point State Park is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. There are lots of opportunities to see whales, sea lions, and hunt for agates on the beach.

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Things to do in Trinidad CA

Underwater World

Get to know the amazing world underwater and its ecosystems when you visit the Humboldt State University Telonicher Marine Lab. This lab offers crazy, cool fun with their aquariums and the touch tank. Check out their list of tour options and plan a stop along the way!

If you’re looking for even more wildlife, grab a charter boat and experience whale watching along the shores of the Pacific. Many of the beaches also have tide pools and where delicate ecosystems grow. At HSU Marine Lab you can learn about being a great tide-pooler and how to keep the surrounding environment safe when searching for marine life.

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Redwood National Forest

Forest Fun

You almost can’t come to Trinidad California and experience the Redwood National Forest and State Parks. Get to see the big sequoia trees and stunning redwoods. You’ll also enjoy hiking or biking through the many State Parks. Explore through the rich fauna and view where the beautiful scenic river meets the Pacific Ocean.

No matter what you prefer to do while visiting, know that you’ll have a fantastic time in Trinidad California. Find your perfect getaway with us at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, and look at your next vacation in Trinidad. With lots to do, you’ll have a blast this summer; you may even want to come back next year! Book your rental today and start planning your Redwood adventure!

 

Vacation Rentals Northern California Style

Vacation Rentals Northern California just got better… And just in time for summer too!

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New Lake & Riverfront Vacation Homes

With the recent expansion of Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals into the Trinity Lakes and Alps region, it’s time to start planning your perfect Northern California lake or riverside getaway. From upscale cabins, unique accommodations completely off the grid, to private river beaches, these wonderful homes offer the perfect place to make memories together… Vacation Rentals Northern California Style!

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Trinity Lake, Northern California

Relax and getaway right on the beaches of Trinity Lake! Sit Riverside on the gorgeous Trinity River. Explore all of the hiking trails in Trinity Alps. Catch a Steelhead from the backyard! Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has just the place for you….  From the coast to the inland lakes and rivers.

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Kayak & Rafting on the Trinity River

The Northwestern area of California is stunning. Trinity Lake is serviced by three marinas and is an excellent destination for fishing and watersports and the Trinity River is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and is a popular whitewater rafting and kayaking river. Surrounded by national forests, the opportunities for outdoor recreation here are seemingly endless.

If you are searching for perfect Vacation Rentals Northern California, there is no doubt that Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has the most comprehensive collection in the region. With over 100 properties on the coast and several newly listed homes in  Trinity County, you are sure to find something for every taste. Or perhaps you would like to experience the best of both worlds?…

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“Surf & Turf” The Best of Both Worlds…..

This summer Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals is offering a special for guests wanting to spend some time on the Northern California Coast (home of Redwood National and State Parks) but are also looking to head inland for some fun on the pristine rivers and lakes in the hot summer sun. The Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals’ “Surf and Turf” special will allow guests to rent two of their entirely separate Northern California vacation rentals for a discounted rate so that the can experience the best of both worlds.

The lake and river are only about a 1 to 2-hour drive from the coast making it easy to plan to see both regions during your trip. And it is worth it to split the trip up this way as there is so much diversity between the two locations and again they are not that far from one another. It’s a great way to get to know the entire northwestern area of the magnificent golden state.

Featured Vacation Rentals Northern California:

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Trinity Alps Getaway!

Trinity Alps Getaway is a fresh and unique accommodation that’s completely off the grid. Situated in the foothills of the Trinity Alps, this fabulous accommodation has an “upscale cabin” aesthetic that offers upper and lower decks each with lakefront views. Relax on your deck or your living room and take in the breathtaking views of Trinity Lake. The home is entirely self-sufficient with solar and gas power, it’s the perfect getaway. Relax and Unwind!

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Beautiful Home on the Trinity River!

This truly Beautiful Home on the Trinity River boasts a private, in ground swimming pool and is situated right on the Trinity River. Catch a Steelhead from the backyard or, relax by the pool, or go down to the river for a dip. Perfect location to explore all of the hiking trails and to visit Trinity Lake for more fun! And, the historic village of Weaverville is a beautiful destination for ice cream, shops, and restaurants.

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Private Riverfront Home

Hawkins Bar River Home – Private Riverfront Beach, River Views, 4 Bedrooms & Multiple Decks. There is even a trail down to the beach where you have private access and a sandy Court where you can play volleyball! This home is perfect for an extended family, a couple of families, or a group of friends to come and have a great time!

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Vacation Home Near the Redwoods!

Newly Listed Coastal Vacation Home Near Redwood National Park! Rainbow’s End Country Home with Ocean, River & Pasture views and backs up to the popular Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Spacious home with Living Room, Sunroom, Den with TV, Full Kitchen and Dining Area, covered porch to take in the beauty and wildlife.

Contact Booking@RedwoodVacations.com for more info on this seasons “Surf & Turf” Special or visit www.RedwoodCoastVacationRentals.com to book your Northern California Summer Getaway today!

Rainy Day’s don’t stop a Redwood Forest Vacation!

April BlogRain, while almost inevitable in the winter season, it can still occur this time of the year, but that shouldn’t detract you from taking a Redwood Forest Vacation.

When springtime hits, the North California Coast, stop by for an unforgettable trip with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Our rentals are perfect for every family, group, or couple looking to escape for a relaxing time.

Stunning Photo Opportunity

No matter where you travel in the spring, inclement weather can happen. It’s a common factor here this time of the year, but those gloomy and cloudy days offer some of the best photo opportunities. Early Summer fog can settle within the Redwood Forest and bring forth an eerie yet beautiful composition. When capturing these moments make sure to let the gorgeous red bark pop out next to the lush greenery.

April Blog 2A Whale of a Time

March-June brings the best time to head to the coast for some whale watching. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for a blow. Whales can produce up to 12 feet of steam when breaking the water’s surface. If you find a whale spouting, you’re sure to find others as many of these animals travel in packs. Trinidad Head, Shelter Cover, and Rim Trail all lead you to beautiful overlooks where you can watch for these majestic creatures. If you want hopefully see these mammals up close, try out Pacific Outfitters kayak tours or E and D Charters, both are great options for chartered trips. Check out some of the tidepools in the Redwood State Parks for other fun, lively creatures.

April Blog 3Comfy Cozy Retreat

We know that there is plenty to do and see while visiting Humboldt County and the Redwood National Forest, but when you rent with us, you can enjoy a comfy day indoors. You get to pick and choose what you do on vacation, and if it’s raining, read a book you haven’t been able to get to, watch a thrilling moving, or enjoy the sounds of raindrops hitting the window pains.

With lots to do throughout the county, spend your Redwood Forest Vacation enjoying nature, seeing the world through a different lens, and spending a day dedicated to peaceful, relaxation. No matter who or how you choose to vacation in Humboldt County, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has everything you need to make it the best location for a destination vacation. Book your stay with us today and start dreaming of your California coastal getaway.

 

Live Like a Local – Humboldt County Corporate Housing

Humboldt County Corporate Housing

Do you have upcoming business travel in Humboldt County? Perhaps an extended vaycay in the area? Or maybe even relocation? There’s a new way to stay… live like a local. Humboldt County Corporate Housing may be the solution you have been looking for.

Regular business travelers know the downsides of hotels all too well. For lengthier stays hotel rooms definitely tend to get a little cramped and at many times there is no direct access to outside. And lets face it, hotels do not provide a ton of privacy either. Then there is the issue with eating out. Without a kitchen to cook in, room service and restaurant bills add up quick. The list goes on. Luckily, there is a solution. Corporate short term rentals.

Whether you’re on a business trip, are moving or temporarily relocating, or are just taking a long vacation, corporate rentals offer a wonderful alternative to hotels. Nowadays it is easy to find fully furnished, high-end, affordable homes that can be rented on a short term basis.

humboldt county corporate rentals North Coast Furnished Rentals can connect you with fully furnished, Humboldt County corporate rentals all throughout the region. From quaint cottages, modern downtown lofts, and apartments, to large single family homes ranging in size from 1 to as large as 6 bedrooms, North Coast Furnished Rentals has all your Humboldt County Corporate Housing needs covered. Whether you are settling into a short term stay in Fortuna, Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale, Redwood National Park, or Crescent City, you can rely on North Coast Furnished Rentals to find you the perfect place to call home during your stay on the Northern California Coast.

Here are a few really great Humboldt County Corporate Housing Options Available for extended stays of 30 days or longer….

Humboldt County Furnished Rentals Coastal Calm is a New, Stylish, 2 Bedroom Corporate Furnished Home located at the North end of McKinelyville. This is a perfect for long term or vacation rental. The home is a newly constructed dwelling with all new furnishings. It has a new kitchen with all the essentials, two bedrooms each with one queen bed, a comfortable living and dining space, high speed Wifi access, and a private deck. Plus, it’s close to the beach and trails & is only 10 minutes north to Trinidad or south to Arcata.

Eureka Corporate Rentals The Coat Shop Furnished Corporate Rental is housed in an historic 1920s storefront near the waterfront in Old Town Eureka, California. The Coat Shop is a 1200 square foot loft crafted from salvaged redwood and industrial elements, equally inspired by modern design and the history of the North Coast. The Coatshop is currently a 30 plus night rental.

Humboldt County Corporate HousingCute, cozy and fresh. Rohner Suite is a newly remodeled furnished apartment in Sunny Fortuna. Situated just minutes from shopping, the Redwood Memorial Hospital, and Rohner Park.

This one bedroom features all new appliances, furniture, floors and carpet, as well brand new kitchen essentials. Rohner Suite offers a full kitchen with all the essentials, cable with television in the living room and the bedroom, a fresh and comfortable living room, brand new queen bed, bathroom with standing shower, high-speed wireless internet, linens are provided, and it close to everything in town!

NORTH COAST FURNISHED RENTALS Has one GOAL In Mind… TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE TEMPORARY LIVING EXPERIENCE in humboldt county.

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The Creamery District – Arcata’s Premier Arts Destination

“Of the 58 counties throughout California, Humboldt County boasts more artists per capita than anywhere in the state.”

Creamery District, Arcata CA
Creamery District, Arcata CA

For all involved, converting a 100 year old cheese factory into a bustling art district has been a pure act of love. Love, that is, for  the city of Arcata, CA and the lively community of artists and freethinkers which reside there.

In the 1970’s what were then the new owners of the once California Central Creamery had a vision of turning this ran down, yet very industrial chic part of their quaint little Northern California town into a full blown art district. Over the years, what started off as a few artist and musician studios, eventually blossomed into a very special arts and business district within Arcata. The Creamery District, which is located just blocks away from the downtown Arcata plaza, now boasts all sorts of unique and interesting offerings, including wonderful community events and festivals.

Street-MuralOver the last few years specifically, the Creamery District of Arcata has undergone its greatest metamorphosis. Starting in 2012 the Arcata Playhouse, a live performance theater located in the district, began its efforts to revamp this vital art “neighborhood”. Thankfully, due to the Playhouse’s efforts and their commitment to building community through the arts, the city’s zoning laws for the district were eventually changed from solely industrial to mixed use commercial thus inviting an even more types of businesses to set up shop. The Creamery District is now home to not only the Arcata Playhouse, but dance studios, fiber artists, a stained glass studio, the Kinetic Sculpture Lab, jewelry factories, a self defense academy, a cider brewery, retail shops, a yoga studio, and a wide array of other creative enterprises. Also for the first time, the district is beginning to see restaurants and cafes pop up around in the hood.

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Tasting @ Wrangletown Cider Co.

When asked why she chose to open her business in the Creamery District, Patricia Knittel, owner of the district’s very own Wrangletown Cider Company, said in a interview with Times-Standard’s Tabitha Soden “The zoning was appropriate for it as well as the fact that there are a lot of interesting places here”. Wrangletown Cider Company produces small batch hard ciders made from select apples sourced from a variety of Northern California Orchards. Wrangeltown craft ciders honor the rich history of apple farming in Humboldt County and it seemed very fitting to Knittel to house her business in such a historic Humboldt County location. Be sure to drop by Wrangletown Cider Co. for a tasting during their business hours on Fridays and Saturdays or call them directly to schedule an appointment for a private tasting and tour!

Presto Cafe by Holly Yashi
Presto Cafe by Holly Yashi

Another sweet little spot that has opened its doors to business in the district recently is Cafe Presto, a coffee cart housed in a one-of-a-kind, fully restored Piaggio vehicle. Holly Hosterman and Paul Kibitz, owners of Holly Yashi, an artisan jewelry company also located in the Creamery District, feel in love with a similar mobile espresso cafe while on vacation in Italy and decided to recreate the cafe in the Arcata’s very own arts district. This is the perfect place to visit after taking a tour of the Holly Yashi design studio. Apparently Cafe Presto prepares all of its drinks with a La Speziale S40 Suprema espresso machine which was specially imported and is the only one of its class in all of North America!

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Saturday Arts Market, Arcata CA

Perhaps the best way to check out the Creamery District is by visiting the Saturday Art Market on the last Saturday of each month from June through September. This free, outdoor, family-friendly event showcases local artists selling high quality arts and crafts and a flea market where folks sell other treasures. The market is usually features live music from local musicians as well. A super fun thing to check out especially after the Saturday Farmers Market on the Arcata plaza just a couple of blocks away.

Creamery District Art Festival, Arcata CA

Creamery District Community Arts Festival features “pageantry, music, art, comedy” as well as a big top circus each year. This super fun event is great for the entire family. Arcata’s revived Creamery District and its multitude of businesses present this three-day festival every August and invites outdoor spectacle performers, Vaudeville Variety shows, and a plethora of vendors and live musicians to celebrate the arts with them in the amazing little community that they have created.

So if you are exploring downtown Arcata don’t forget to mosey a little ways off of the Arcata Plaza and visit the Creamery District and all of its liveliness, just a few blocks away. Catch a show at the Playhouse, take a tour of a design studio or brewing facility, sip on some cider or a latte, or attend a fun outdoor summer festival or event. The Creamery District is truly one of the many gems of the Redwood Coast.

Downtown Arcata's Very Own Art District
Downtown Arcata’s Very Own Art District