5 Best Spots for Salmon Fishing Northern California

May through November marks a special time of year on the Redwood Coast. Salmon season is officially here and people from all over the world flock to the area for the world class salmon fishing Northern California has to offer.

Whether you are seeking out Chinook, Coho, Sockeye or Pink, salmon fishing Northern California has it all. With the areas proximity to the Pacific Ocean as well as many pristine wild & scenic rivers, prime salmon habitats are not hard to find. Here are just a few of the local favorites:

Ocean Charter Trips Out of Trinidad, CA

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Photo: Trinidad Bay Charters

Ocean fishing for salmon is popular during early summer. The 2018 Chinook (“King”) Salmon Season is open June 1st – September 3rd.  

 

Trinidad offers some of the best opportunities for fishing on California’s beautiful Northcoast.  Located 30 miles north of Eureka, the rugged coastline provides miles of perfect salmon habitat.

Trinidad Bay Charters has years of  experience taking individuals and groups of all experience levels on successful salmon fishing Northern California. They offer 2 trips daily leaving out of Trinidad Harbor. All fishing gear is supplied.  Fish are cleaned for you on the boat.  All you need are warm clothes and food, if desired.  Don’t forget your camera!

Vacation Rentals Trinidad CA

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Vacation Rentals Trinidad CA

Seascape House and Suite

Best location possible! At harbor and right next to beaches and Trinidad Head.

 

Salmon Fishing on Humboldt Bay

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Photo: HumboldtBay.Org

Some of the best spots are right out of Eureka, CA. King (Chinook) salmon are found in abundance just outside of Humboldt Bay and even inside it at times.

 

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend there is steady action of salmon fishing here. Coastline Charters runs fishing and other charter trips out of Woodley Island Marina.  From spring through fall salmon fishing inside Humboldt Bay is a great option for those looking for a fun way to spend a half day on the calm waters inside the bay.

Vacation Rentals Eureka CA

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Vacation Rentals Eureka CA

Shadily Flat

Situated on the Humboldt Bay in Old Town, this newly finished 2 bdrm apartment is much more than your standard accommodation.

Salmon Fishing on the Eel River

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Photo: Green Water Fishing Adventures

Northern California’s Eel river is rapidly developing a reputation as one of the great success stories of salmon rehabilitation.

 

From the time of the first rains in October all the way through December the Eel River is a great place to salmon fish from a boat. Starting from the mouth of the river to up past Garberville on the South Fork, there are literally dozens of different “runs”. The Eel river provides tons of opportunities to fish ideal water conditions.

Green Water Fishing Adventures  is one of the premier guide services offering salmon fishing on the Eel river of Northern California. They provide all the gear and expertise you’ll need for success. Whether your a seasoned veteran or new to fishing altogether, Green Water Fishing Adventures can provide an outdoor experience you’ll never forget.

Vacation Rentals Fortuna CA

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Vacation Rentals Near the Eel River

Pacific Views Escape 

Relax and recharge at this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home situated above it all on Humboldt County’s sought after Table Bluff just minutes from the Eel River!

Salmon Fishing on the Trinity River

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Photo: Trinity River Adventures

Salmon season on the upper Trinity River starts in June with the arrival of the spring run Chinook. August brings the arrival of the fall run when in addition to Chinook, Cohos are also commonly caught.

Different spots all along the the river can be fished during the season but it is primarily the upper 90 miles of the Trinity River from Lewiston dam down to the Hoopa reservation that brings bright Kings in virtually every hole.

The water of the Trinity river is crystal clear and very peaceful this time of year. Trinity River Adventures is the areas most exclusive FLY-Fishing guide service for salmon fishing on the Trinity. They offer both full day and 2-Day trips.

Vacation Rentals Trinity River 

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Vacation Rentals on The Trinity River

River Front Cabin and Trail to your Private Beach on the Trinity River 

Walk down your private trail to the river for some morning fishing!

Salmon Fishing on the Klamath River

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Photo: Redwood Coast Fishing

The Klamath River is located at the very top of California near the town of Orick. Some say the salmon fishing on the Klamath is the best in all of Northern California. The king salmon here are bright, they fight hard, and are  wonderful for eating.

With the river’s close proximity to Redwood National & State Parks as well as the Pacific Ocean, there is a lot to see and explore in the area when your not “gone fishin”. Bears, eagles, redtail hawks, wild horses, seals, otters, and deer are all commonly spotted while fishing on the Klamath. Just south of the river is the largest Roosevelt elk herd in California, and you can view these magnificent elk almost every day.

Redwood Coast Fishing provides epic guided fishing trips on the Klamath River. A full day of fishing with these guys includes at least 8 hours on the water unless otherwise requested. All tackle and bait is included as well. Cruise in comfort in their heated drift boat or roomy jet sled and experience the stunning backdrop of Northern California’s Redwood Coast while fishing the hottest spots on the Klamath.

Vacation Rentals Orick CA

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Vacation Rentals Redwood National Park

Peaceful Creekside Cabin

Located toward the end of a quiet country road near Redwood National Park!

 

No matter where you choose to do some salmon fishing Northern California, don’t forget your fishing license. Licenses can be acquired at sporting goods stores located in many towns throughout the county. An annual fishing license is about $35, but there is also the option to purchase less expensive one or multiple day licenses as well.

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals offers a large variety of vacation homes near the best salmon fishing Northern California has to offer.

Book Now… Just In Time For Salmon Season! 

Essential Items for a CA Hiking Trip

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Hiker in the Redwood Forest at sunset

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to get out and explore the Redwood National Forest! Our house rentals in Eureka CA will get you close to the giant Redwoods for a fun-filled vacation hiking through the vibrant foliage. Join us at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals for a fantastic stroll this spring season, all you need now are these essential items to make the most out of your trip.

Redwoods

Redwood National Forest
Redwood National Forest

Hiking the redwoods is something you’ll want to do when visiting Humboldt County. Our house rentals in Eureka CA, allow for you to have a comfortable stay while enjoying hiking during the day. With six major Redwood parks in our area, you’ll be sure to find a trail that everyone likes!

Recommended Trails to Hike:

Check here for a complete list of all the Coastal Redwood trails in the Redwood National Forest, and the Sequoia trails.

What you need

Hiking Gear
Hiking Gear

Packing for your hiking trip may seem a little daunting, but we’ve compiled a list of seven things you’ll want to have with you! Your footwear is essential to any trip, make sure you have comfortable hiking boots or shoes that won’t slip. When strolling through the trails, having a map with you in essential and you might want to have GPS as well. Spring and summer can bring rains through the Redwood Forest so having rain gear with is crucial to your hike. For your daypack or backpack, have a first aid kit, safety items like a lighter, flashlight, and a whistle, as well as a small multi-use tool or knife, plus, don’t forget your accessories such as sunscreen and sunglasses. Finally, you’ll want to ensure you have snacks and lots of water with you when you’re hiking.

Hiking Item Checklist

  1. Hiking shoes or appropriate footwear
  2. Trail map and GPS
  3. Rain Gear or extra clothing
  4. Small First Aid Kit
  5. Safety Gear
  6. Accessories
  7. Daypack or Backpack

Where to stay

We have plenty of locations for you to choose from when searching for house rentals in Eureka CA! Our wide selection of rental options in Eureka will get you in something cozy, so at the end of the day you can kick up your feet and relax. Eureka offers everything from home rentals, to charming boutiques hotels and lovely Victorian style accommodations.

Ranch House #5 At Oyster Beach

Ranch House #5 at Oyster Beach
Ranch House #5 at Oyster Beach

Beautifully restored, our Ranch Home #5 is one of our houses rentals in Eureka CA that you’ll want to book! This stunning two bedroom home features historical characters, and gorgeous architectural details, from the reclaimed wood to its antique doors. It’s honestly a place you’ll want to go to relax, and it’s pretty close the beach!

Carson Cottage

Carson Cottage, outside deck is perfect for sipping on morning coffee
Carson Cottage, the outside deck, is perfect for sipping on morning coffee

This cute cottage is ideal for couples looking to hike the Redwood coast. Carson Cottage has a cozy feel to it with one bedroom, bathroom, dining nook and so much more. Just blocks from Henderson Center you’ll be able to experience Eureka from a local perspective, plus with a deck, you’ll be able to enjoy your morning coffee in peace.

Shadilay Flat

Shadilay Flat is a modern and sleek apartment
Shadilay Flat is a modern and sleek apartment

Located right in the heart of Old Town, this beautiful two bedroom rental, Shadilay Flat brings a modern twist to our historic town. A short walk to any of the local happenings you’ll love spending your mornings and nights in the comforts of this ultra-modern and chic apartment!

Hike with Redwood Coast

Whether you pick the Pink Lady, a historic Victorian home which is chalk full of history or you enjoy the modern conveniences of our newer house rentals in Eureka CA, we’ve got everything for you to enjoy some time along the Redwood Coast. Just a short drive to any of our six Redwoods parks, you’ll have access plenty of hiking trails for you to explore northern California and Humboldt County.

Book your getaway with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals and see just why our stunning house rentals in Eureka CA are some of the best in our area! We think It’s time for you to lace up your hiking boots and experience the beautiful California coast this season.

Family Activities for Your Summer Vacation in CA

Family sitting in the car's trunk resting after hiking in gorgeous Redwood National Park
Family sitting in the car’s trunk resting after hiking in gorgeous Redwood National Park

Summer is slowly upon us, and we’re dreaming of the ultimate family getaway to the Redwood forests of Northern California. There is nothing like heading out on a family road trip and ending up at one of the best cabin rentals Northern California has to offer. When you book with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, you’ll get access to fantastic accommodations, and you’ll be close to all the family-friendly fun of the Pacific Coast!

Family fun in California isn’t just at Disneyland Park; when you’re in Humboldt County, you’ll be among some of the coolest, little fishing towns and coastal cities that bring a different type of amusement for all ages. Whether it’s hiking, seeing the famous redwoods, checking out the educational attractions, spending time at your cabin rentals Northern California is known for, enjoying the beach or near the water, there is no shortage of FUN when you’re here on the Golden Coast.

The Mighty Redwoods

The Redwoods are where you’ll want to be, whether it’s driving through the Redwood National Parks, there is so much to do here in Northern California that you won’t miss out when you’re here among the trees. For the forests bring a vibrant setting where trails and stunning landscapes collide. The redwoods allow for families to view the world’s tallest trees at a leisurely pace because you can see what you want too when you want to before heading back to the best cabin rentals Northern California offers. Check out these Visitor Centers for lots of information on the Redwoods!

Trails & Scenic Views  

Redwoods National Park - A trail through a stand of Redwoods on a sunny summer day
Redwoods National Park – A trail through a stand of Redwoods on a sunny summer day

When setting out on a scenic hiking tour or just checking out the trails, you’re going to want to have fun along the way. What better way to start your journey among the trees than Lady Bird Johnson Trail as it’s a scenic 1.4-mile stretch that is great for families! Located in the uplands, this trail tends to get a lot of fog, but it can be a unique experience for children!

 

Other Trailheads:

Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods SP

The Tall Trees Grove

The Trillium Falls

College Cove Trail

 

Learn more about trails and hiking, when you plan your family hike through the Redwoods!  

Museums & Educational Opportunities

Two cute little sisters watching animals in the zoo on warm and sunny summer day. Children watching zoo animals through the window.
Two cute little sisters, watching animals in the zoo on a warm and sunny summer day. Children are watching zoo animals through the window.

Museums bring lots of opportunities for education, and there are plenty of museums to visit here along the coast! We’ve got everything from house museums, to lighthouses, and all sorts of excellent marine and wildlife refuges that everyone in the family will love! Museums such as Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, One Log House, the Carson Mansion, Ferndale Museum, Phillips House Museum, the Trinidad Museum, the Kinetic Museum in Eureka, Clarke Historical Museum, and the HSU Natural History Museum are engaging options to attend with your kiddos. With so many possibilities to choose and each boasting their own fantastic history, you’ll be able to go home with a vast wealth of new knowledge!

Don’t forget to see the beautiful animals at the Sequoia Zoo and the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge!

Beaches & The Coast & Humboldt Bay

View of Trinidad State Park and Beach in California from Trinidad Head
View of Trinidad State Park and Beach in California from Trinidad Head

The Pacific coastline is always a hotspot to go in the summertime! You’ll find surfers riding the waves, and you can see some of the famous sea lions that dot the shore. For family fun, we recommend you check out Humboldt Bay, Gold Bluffs Beach, Trinidad State Beach, and Big Lagoon. All of these locations will get you to enjoy a day on the water! You might consider looking into Kayak Zak’s rentals, where you can kayak on the waters of the Pacific. Operating out of the Stone Lagoon, you’ll love a day at the beach with your kids!

 

However you decide to spend your days with your family, we know that you’ll be right home in one of the best cabin rentals Northern California has to offer, especially when you choose Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We have a large selection of fabulous cottages, homes, and cabins for every family size, plus, you’re only minutes away from the fun and city-action that you’ll find in our beautiful coastal towns! View our all our rentals or by a city, then begin your summertime vacation search, you won’t be disappointed with RCVR!  

 

This summer when the weather warms up, the waters look cooling, head to the Pacific Northwest along California’s Golden Coast for a phenomenal family getaway of a lifetime!

Mountain Biker’s Paradise Near Arcata Vacation Rentals

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Humboldt County is a mountain bikers paradise. From coastal trails to mountainous ranges, the Redwood Coast’s wide variety of trail systems take riders through some of the most gorgeous and scenic parts of the entire area. Arcata, CA alone has something special to offer riders though….

Mountain bikers staying at any of our Arcata vacation rentals have a pretty sweet surprise nearby. In addition to the many boutique shops and restaurants located within walking (or riding) distance, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Arcata Community Forest. For mtb riders this means trails galore.

arcata vacation rentals, mtb trails The 790-acre Arcata Community Forest (ACF) takes riders through second-growth redwood forest on a wide variety of single track and fire road trails giving a glimpse into some of the best that the Redwood Coast has to offer. The north side of the ACF boast several trails for both beginner to advanced riders. Popular and easily accessed trails in this section located directly behind Humboldt State University include Trail 13 and the South Janes Creek Loop, a 2-mile multi-use trail that overlaps a 3/4 mile section of the also popular Arcata Ridge Trail. For more advanced riders the south side of ACF offers steeper terrain and technical rides.

Whether you are a rider visiting our Arcata vacation rentals looking for a mellow cruise through the forest or some serious downhill speed the Arcata Community Forest has a trail for you.

arcata vacation rentals, mtb trailsBiking through the ACF is a great way to see parts of Arcata unaccessible by car. This dense network of trails follow along amazingly beautiful old logging roads providing a variety of challenging mountain bike rides suitable for all skill levels. April is a great time to check out these rides too as spring has officially sprung and trilliums are popping out all over the place! The trails in the ACF are especially cool on rainy misty days too, but honestly, the natural beauty of the ACF is truly unparalleled at any time of year. If you are a rider from out of the area and have never ridden in a redwood forest, this is a must-do. For more about this extensive trail system, including access points, check out the City of Arcata Trail Maps.

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Save 15% off Bike Rentals

Guests staying at our Arcata vacation rentals can rent bicycles from Revolution Bicycles, located in Arcata with a second location in Eureka as well. Revolution Bicycles is owned by cyclists, staffed by cyclists and actively supports cycling in the community, making them an excellent resource for all thing cycling in Humboldt County. With proof of your stay with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, receive 15% of bike rentals with Revolution Bicycles. Road rider, mountain biker, daily commuter or just cruising with the family on the weekend, Revolution Bicycles has a bike to suit your needs! Be sure to check out their Northcoast Bike Rides blog too for more great info about other nearby trails.

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Mountain Biker’s Paradise

In addition to great trails, the Redwood Coast is also known for great bike friendly events. Some of of the most popular include the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race and the Tour of the Unknown Coast, both taking place in May. There are also some super fun weekend bike-and-hike days from October through May at Prairie Creek Redwood State Park. On the first Saturday of each month Redwood National & State Parks close the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to all motorized vehicles providing a great ride for both families with young children looking for a safe and easy ride, to those looking for a more physically-challenging route as well.

Search our Arcata vacation rentals now and start planning the ultimate bike trip to the Redwood Coast! 

Redwood Coast Group Getaway Destinations

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Discover the perfect group getaway destinations on the Redwood Coast with these unique rental homes great for friends and families traveling together.

When planning a group getaway it can sometimes be a challenge to get the accommodations just right. The correct number of beds, ideal amenities, property layout, and various other factors all become important things to consider. Let’s face it, when planning a trip for oneself finding the just right fit can even be difficult at times. Throw in a few more travelers and all of a sudden there is a lot more to take into account. Searching for groups getaway destinations can get to be a bit tricky.

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals prides itself on being Northern California’s premier vacation rental management team with something to offer for almost any budget, taste, and you guessed, group size. Whether you are organizing a reunion, are a few families taking the kids to explore Redwood National Park during the summer, or are a couple of couples planning a little getaway, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has the perfect group getaway destinations for you and your fellow travelers….

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Seawoods Farmhouse & Cottage

Seawoods Farmhouse & Cottage                     This spacious and beautifully renovated 2 1/2 bedroom, 2 full bath farmhouse offers serenity, seclusion and comfort.

Seawoods Farmhouse boasts a nice open living room, hardwood floors, and many fine amenities (including an organic garden!), all on a gorgeous farm setting.

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Seawoods Cottage

On the same property you also have Seawoods Cottage which can be rented for an additional cost. Together both homes accommodate a group of up to 12 people.

From Seawoods Farmhouse & Cottage just walk out the door and in about 5 minutes you can enjoy the majesty of Patrick’s Point State Park. Walk the breathtaking Rim trail overlooking the rocky coast or walk down the steps to Agate Beach and hunt for treasures and agates! You are a 5 minute drive to the village of Trinidad as well as Big Lagoon State Park, an 8 mile estuary nestled on the coast. Just 20 minutes north to the Redwoods National and State Parks, home to the largest trees in the world!

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Humboldt Bay Social Club

Humboldt Bay Social Club & Oyster Beach                        These two adjacent properties are located at the southern end of the Samoa Peninsula on Humboldt Bay. To the West you have a boutique hotel located on the historic grounds of a WWII blimp base. The officers’ quarters were transformed into a fly-in bed and breakfast, which operated through the 1970s. Humboldt Bay Social Club recently renovated the abandoned building and reopened as Samoa Field in May 2017.

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Waterfront #1 Oyster Beach

To the East, vacation rental homes are scattered across 16 bayfront acres called Oyster Beach.  Oyster Beach is not a resort with manicured lawns, cabanas on the beach, or spa facilities….

It is a secluded, wild, and scenic place. The land was a family ranch established in the 1890s, and each home has been restored in homage to its historic roots. The homes at Oyster Beach are cozy and stylish, but simple by design.

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Suite #6 Samoa Field

Combined, the Humboldt Bay Social Club offers 4 separate suites at Samoa Field and 5 separate cabins at Oyster Beach. All guests have access to both properties as well as a Lobby Bar that sells Humboldt Bay oysters by the bag, picnic meals, beers and wine by the bucket, and charcoal and grilling supplies “to go.” Guests are welcome to use our outdoor picnic area to grill their own oysters, play bocce and cornhole, or just relax in Adirondack chairs and enjoy the view of the dunes.  The Lobby Bar also serves select craft cocktails and is available for private and semi-private events and parties. This is literally the ultimate of all group getaway destinations!

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Vacation Rentals Downtown Arcata, CA

Downtown Arcata What are the odds of finding three rentals that are connected in the heart of Downtown Arcata? Downtown Drift, Downtown Digs & Downtown Loft are just that…

All together these 3 separate rentals sleep up to 11 guests. The large yard is shared by all and there is also a shared sauna space! The location is great for walking to cafes, restaurants, theaters, lounges, parks & Humboldt State University, and is only about a 40 minute drive to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Lady Bird Johnson Trail, with over 100 miles of hiking trails.

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Cream City Cottage & Studio – Ferndale CA

Cream City Cottage & Studio                     Cream City Cottage, in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, is a Charming 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home built in 1934. You’ll love the big, comfortable, living room, formal dining room, sunny breakfast nook, full-sized bathtub with updated shower, kitchen with 1930’s cabinetry, and antique Art Nouveau light fixtures sprinkled throughout. The cheery, private back patio contains an antique brick fireplace, now dubbed “The Marshmallow Cooker” for more unplugged family fun.

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Cream City Studio – Ferndale CA

The separate studio, at the back of this large property, is a converted carriage house with a full bath with standing shower, queen bed, landscaped yard with a handmade wooden playhouse, wifi, satellite TV, and sun room. Very cute, and perfect for one or two additional people. The main house plus the studio are a nice combination for families traveling together.

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Whalerock, Trinidad CA

WhaleRock                             This beautiful property sits right on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with stunning ocean views. Watching the migrating whales play out front!

The luxury residence on the top floor is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths home with privacy, expansive ocean views, large deck with outdoor seating, and a hot tub.  Downstairs, with separate parking and entry ways, are Suite 1 and Suite 2. All 3 are separate high end units in a luxurious two story home located on the exclusive Patrick’s Point Drive area which is about two miles north of the village of Trinidad, and 3 miles south of Patrick’s Point State Park. All together Whalerock sleeps 14 guests!

In addition to these amazing group getaway destinations, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals also has several separate homes located within a very short distance to one another. They also offer larger homes that can accommodate groups of up to 12 all under one roof. When seeking out ideal group getaway destinations on the Redwood Coast this management team truly has it all!

The Wine Trail of Northern California

 

Two glasses of white wine on table overlooking California wine country on sunny, cloudless day
Two glasses of white wine on table overlooking California wine country on sunny, cloudless day

California and wine go hand-in-hand, almost synonymous with one another because the wine scene is quite vast, traveling the entire length of our state. With plenty of spots for you to stop and tour along the way when you book one of the best California vacation rentals with us this spring and summer season, you’re sure to find something sweet along the way.

Here in Northern California, winemaking is somewhat of a new concept but it’s growing, and if you join us here at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals we’ll help you find the perfect Northern wine trail! From the best locations and tasting rooms, to what pair with your wine, restaurants that utilize wine in their menus, or if you’re in search of the best spring rental, we’ve got it all rooted in the Redwood forests and along the Coastal Cliffs.

Finding the Best Wine

Closeup portrait of young female customer drinking red wine with eyes closed.
Closeup portrait of young female customer drinking red wine with eyes closed.

While the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast dominate much of Northern CA wine country, you’re going to want to enjoy some of the upper-most northern wines. Humboldt County is slowing becoming one with the vines! Hidden among the redwood trees and quaint coastal fishing towns you’ll find a surprising amount of mountain vineyards within our beautiful county. Within the last ten years, more and more wineries are beginning to pop up in our area and offer a pleasant place to test out wine in California. We’ve compiled a fun list of all the fabulous places to find wine in our humble Humboldt County!

 

Persimmons Garden Gallery & Wine Tasting

1055 Redway Dr., Redway

707/923-2748

http://persimmonsgardengallery.com/

 

Riverbend Cellars

12990 Avenue of the Giants, Myers Flat

707/943-9907

http://riverbendcellars.com/  

 

Elk Prairie Vineyard

Call to schedule an appointment

707/943-3498

http://elkprairievineyard.com/  

 

Robert Goodman Wines

937 10th St., Arcata

707/826-9463

http://robertgoodmanwines.com/

 

Moonstone Crossing

529 Trinity St., Trinidad

707/845-5492

http://moonstonecrossing.com/  

 

Winnett Vineyards

Call to schedule an appointment

530/629-3478

http://winnettvineyards.com/

What to Pair with Wine

You can pretty much pair anything with wine these days but if you’re on the hunt for something specific, here’s our take on what works well!

Dry Rose – best with rich flavors and cheese

Chardonnay – best with fatty fishes and rich sauces

Champagne – best with sweet and salty

Cabernet Sauvignon – best with red meat

Grüner Veltliner – best with fresh flavors of herbs or citrus

Malbec – best with sweet and spicy flavors

Moscato d’Asti – best with fruit and sweeter desserts

Off-Dry Riesling – best with sweet and spicy flavors

Pinot Noir – best with earthy flavors

Pinot Grigio – best with light fish and light sauces

Rose Champagne – Best with hors-d’oeuvres

Sauvignon Blanc – best with tart flavors

Syrah – best with heavily spiced dishes

Zinfandels – best with pâtés or mousses

Restaurants Featuring Wine

You can’t plan the ultimate wine trip if you don’t include dining for two somewhere unique and you won’t find a better spot than at Restaurant 301, located in the Carter House Inn. Which features farm to table menus that are sure to delight any palette! But don’t miss out on the fantastically fresh coastal oysters at Moonstone Grill while sipping on fantastic wine from the area. Plus, how can you say no to a stunning ocean view?

 

Restaurant 301

301 L St., Eureka

707/444-8062

http://carterhouse.com/restaurant-301/

 

Moonstone Grill

100 Moonstone Beach Rd., Westhaven

707/677-1616

http://moonstonegrill.com/

 

Wine Meals for Two

Woman eating steamed mussels in white wine sauce.
Woman eating steamed mussels in white wine sauce.

Planning on staying at your favorite California vacation rentals, for the night? No worries, we’ve got you covered on what to make when you enjoy a night cooking a meal for two! Our favorite menu item to make and that we highly suggest is Mussels with White Wine. You’ll be able to spoon delicious aioli on freshly toasted bread while soaking up the ocean flavors in the white-white soaked meal. Learn more information about this recipe here at Bon Appetit.

California Vacation Rentals that are Perfect for Two!

Here in along the northern coast, you’ll find one of our California vacation rentals will be the icing on your cake during one of the best wine trips! You’ll want to view our featured locations and take a look at our Eureka and Trinidad spots which are sure to put you right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of our coastal California lifestyle.

Oyster Suite on Oyster Beach

Osyter Suite on Osyter Bay Living Area
Osyter Suite on Osyter Bay Living Area

This stunning property will get you in the mood for a beautiful vacation full of vino. Located at the historic Ranch House at Oyster Beach you’ll find this private home an oasis. Originally built to as a guest quarters’ visitors have discovered this to be one of their most cherish locations to stay in Humboldt County. With historic touches and modern conveniences, this home makes for one of the best California vacation rentals for couples.

Buoy Bell

Bouy Bell View of the Ocean
Bouy Bell View of the Ocean

The Buoy Bell has to be another fantastic option for couples with its’ stunning panoramic views of the ocean right from the living room; this is truly an ocean lovers paradise. Along with close access to Trinidad State Beach which offers trailheads and more. To the fabulous restaurants, shops, and lighthouse within a short distance from this location, you’ll find this little harbor-side home a quaint retreat away from everyday life while searching for the best Humboldt County wine.

 

However you want to enjoy your time your time at one of our fabulous California vacation rentals, we’ve got everything you need when you book your stay with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Utilize our list of Humboldt County wine locations and create your tour, make a delicious wine-infused meal, or explore the city you’re vacationing in, with so much to do in and around our stunning coastline you’ll be in for one tasty treat this spring and summer season!

Redwood National Park Lodging for Two in Eureka

Dates, Eats, and Cozy Redwood National Park Lodging for Two in California’s Coastal town of Eureka

When February comes around, there is always this sense of love and life, and you can find just that when you stay at our Redwood National Park lodging this season. We’ve got plenty of options just for two, and there are endless opportunities for adventure (and even date nights) that you’ll love spoiling one another while on vacation.

Whether it’s a sweet cafe in town or a hike through the rugged territory, you’ll be surprised by all that you can do around California’s Northern Coast. Learn more about a few places you can enjoy a date, where to dine on the best food in town, and where you can rest your tired feet at the end of the day when you appreciate our dates, eats, and cozy Redwood National Park Lodging in Eureka.

Date Ideas around Eureka

Eureka a sweet and unforgettable coastal town right in the heart of Northern California’s Humboldt County and you’ll just love experiencing the fantastic activities and attractions that visitors can try. When planning a getaway for two in Eureka, you’re going to be with one another the whole time and while quiet, alone time is much needed and deserved, at night, get out on the town with your loved one.

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Hands of two unknown women holding cocktails with mint in restaurant

Whether you dance the night away or you just want to cherish each others company under dim lighting and delicious beverages, you’ll want to check out Five Eleven which serves up some seriously tasty crafted cocktails as you lounge in style.

During the daytime with the marvelous Redwood National Park nearby, you’ll want to embrace a fantastic hike through the woods to the Fern Canyon or see the Avenue of the Giants. After spending the day away from the shore, make sure you experience the ocean and all its glory with some time on the beach or at an overlook. Plus, keep your eyes open for whales swimming south to the warmer waters surrounding Mexico.

If you’re an art lover, Eureka is the place to be! You almost can’t walk down a street in downtown without spotting an art gallery, museum, or studio. Peruse the galleries, and fine art collections then make your masterpiece at Parasol Arts or Lavender Rose Paint Nights.

Best Restaurants for Two

Dining for two can be comfortable, just stop by a local cafe in the morning and dine on some delicious breakfast fare. At night, you’ll want to dine at one of the best places to eat dinner in Eureka.  Perfect for a party of two, Restaurant 301 is located in a quaint Inn, Hotel Carter, and offers seasonal menus that feature items from farm-to-table. Dinner here is sure to surprise your loved one’s palette with the melody of flavors and tastes.

Heat up your night with a trip to Brick and Fire Bistro, one of Eureka’s unique pizza locations. Utilizing a brick over for than just dough and sauce, you’ll want to taste the brick fries and the wood-oven roasted oysters!

If your loved one in need some creamy pasta? You’ll want to try Gabriel’s which is a bi-level eatery located right on 216 E St in Eureka. Trust us, this Italian restaurant’s menu is delectable, and you’ll be able to amp up the romance with a glass of vino and some calming, live music.

Cozy Rentals In Eureka

0385260129Finding the ultimate Redwood National Park lodging for two, come easy when you work with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We have plenty of options in Eureka from modern lofts, to cottages, and even Victorian homes, so whatever you are in the mood for, we’ve got it!

Many of our rentals are historical renovations like our The view at Snug Alley, situated in the heart of Old Town. This spectacular 2 bedrooms offers Marina views, newly designed kitchen and common areas, and pretty much all new everything. The mix of old and new bring to life the history and current nature of the Northern Coast of California. Plus, you’ll love how cozy the California King bed is when it’s just you two curled up next to one another. This city location is great for those who don’t mind traffic and all the incredible noise that a city brings.

2435170884If you do not quite want to be immersed within the city limits, check out our Bay Landing rental. This contemporary getaway is right on Humboldt Bay. Featuring modern amenities, updated bathrooms, and cozy beds, you’ll just cherish the time spent together in this apartment or anywhere you choose to go during your vacation.

3610480216We’ve spoken about the modern and contemporary side of Eureka and there is plenty of that to go around, but if you’re looking for a little more charm and character, The Pink Lady is an elegant choice. With stunning views of the Eureka Harbor, you’ll be able to savor the ornate architecture of the building while finding information on the fascinating history of its original owner.

No matter the season or time of year, you and your sweetheart will love visiting Northern California. With our wide selection of Redwood National Park lodging, you’re sure to embrace the month of love and the rest of the eleven months with your best friend by your side. Travel throughout the charming town of Eureka and experience a coastal city that offers anything and everything your heart desires.

Book your trip with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, and we’re sure to find the best Redwood National Park lodging for two!

Most Magical Humboldt County Wedding and Event Space

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Whether you are getting married on the Redwood Coast, organizing an upcoming corporate event or retreat, or were simply put in charge of planning the next family reunion, we have the absolute most magical Humboldt County wedding and event space for you.

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Host a truly one-of-a-kind and magical event at the famous Pink Lady of Eureka, CA., a fully restored and fabulously ornate Victorian era home.

Situated in Old Town Eureka on the Humboldt Bay, the Pink Lady offers all the comforts and amenities of an accommodating mansion and is perfect for weddings, special events, and large groups of 50 people or more. This famous Victorian home provides a wonderful space for ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, and almost any other special occasion.

magical wedding venues wedding and event spaces humboldt countyPink Lady is a late 1800s  Queen Anne/Eastlake Victorian Mansion perched right along the Humboldt Bay offering gorgeous views of the Eureka Harbor. It was originally built by William Carson, the infamous lumber baron who erected the world famous Carson Mansion, the most well-known and photographed Victorian house in the United States located directly across from the Pink Lady.

wedding and event space humboldt countyThe Pink Lady features 4 bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms & 2 half baths, a modern Kitchen with all the necessary  essentials, and a formal dining room.magical wedding venues wedding and event spaces humboldt county

Also, two spacious parlors for entertaining guests, a breakfast nook, sun room, period specific antique furniture throughout, and a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

The large, private yard features a beautiful garden and ample space for seating and a dance floor. The two main parlors offer enough space to seat 50 for a private dinner.  Four bedrooms offer space to accommodate your party as well.

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Add touch of Victorian Elegance to your wedding or special event with this historically famous and fully restored Pink Lady…


This famous Queen Anne Victorian home is so full of rich history and immense charm throughout that you simply couldn’t find a more unique and magical Humboldt County wedding and event space. Contact the Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals reservation team today to reserve the Pink Lady for your special occasion or to learn more about this and other great Humboldt County wedding and event spaces.

Call (707) 834-6555

or Email Booking@RedwoodVacations.com

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7 Remarkable Redwood National Park Cabins

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Get Cozy in 2018: 7 Remarkable Redwood National Park Cabins for the Ultimate Winter Vacation to California’s Northern Coastline…

Wintertime in Northern California calls for the best cozy cabins! As it’s a migratory period for animals, including whales, make your way to the west when you spend a few days along the Northern Coast of California. We’ve got seven fantastic Redwood National Park cabins that will get you close to all the trails and let you experience your vacation in the cozy comforts of your Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals!

Traveling to California in the winter has many perks. To start, with the temperatures remaining mild, and very little snow, if any, will allow for you to enjoy getting that coastal cabin for two! While winter brings not much snow, precipitation comes in other forms, such as rain. From December to April you can experience the rainy season. We recommend rain gear to ensure you have proper attire for any adventure!

Wintertime also brings fewer people out to the Redwood National & State Parks, which makes for the perfect opportunity to watch the remarkable waves crash along the shoreline, or catch a glimpse of the whales passing by on their way south, without the hassle of crowded beaches, trails, and outlooks. One of the other benefits of winter lodging in California are the fantastic rates. Many of our Redwood National Park cabins are discounted or offering reduced prices, so grab your bags, your best friend, and head to the Golden Coast.

Bayside Two Bedroom

Bayside cabin | Living Space
Bayside cabin | Living Space

This newly updated Bayside cabin is perfect for those looking for a secluded redwood getaway. Featuring two bedrooms, a cozy hot tub, and more, you’ll this location is excellent for a couples retreat or a small family. Bayside, is a short ten-minute drive from HSU where you can learn about the tidepools, and it’s close to the Arcata Plaza for all your shopping needs. Plus, one of the best options is that dogs are welcome, so you won’t have to worry about leaving your furry friend behind!

Cozy Craftsman

Cozy Craftsman | Porch
Cozy Craftsman | Porch

You and your sweetheart will fall in love with this craftsman style cabin right in Old Town Eureka. Featuring fantastic modern updates and convenience, you’ll love relaxing in the beautiful clawfoot tub, cooking a delicious meal in the kitchen, or pouring yourself your favorite drink at the hand-carved redwood breakfast bar. With lots to do within the home, don’t forget to get out and experience Old Town Eureka!

Scotty Point

Scotty Point Cabin | Exterior Side View
Scotty Point Cabin | Exterior Side View

Secluded and coastal is all you need at Scotty Point, on the outskirts of Trinidad. Surrounded by beautiful ocean views, and a quick bike ride to Patrick’s Point State Park you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet that this fantastic place brings for a vacation. Plus, you’re only a just 15 miles from the Redwoods National Park.

Creekside in Trinidad

Creekside Cabin | Main Bedroom & Seating Area
Creekside Cabin | Main Bedroom & Seating Area

Our Creekside Cabin for Two is a lovely rental right next to the Redwood National Park. Whether you plan to hike or bike, or just experience the coast, you and yours will enjoy coming back and recharging at this cozy cabin. Use the two bikes we supply and head down to the Prairie Creek Redwoods National & State Park for the day then relax and cozy up for a night in!

Shelter Cove

Shelter Cover Cabin | Exterior & Coastal View
Shelter Cover Cabin | Exterior & Coastal View

Our Shelter Cove Vista Cabin is indeed a quiet escape for two. Located right on the coast of Humboldt County’s southern end, you’ll find fishing, hiking in the nearby mountains, and of course, the Redwoods to fill your days. While nighttime brings whale watching and sunset viewing at Cove Beach, it’s an ideal option for couples or a smaller group of friends.

Stone Lagoon

Stone Lagoon | Authentic Cabin Interior
Stone Lagoon | Authentic Cabin Interior

Our authentic Stone Lagoon Cabin is privately located on 2 acres of land with perfect wild elk viewing. Keep the toasty cabin warm with the wood stove, by caring for the fire which is the only heat source for the whole home. There are two wood stoves which are sure to keep you plenty warm throughout the day and night. Don’t forget to check out horseback riding which is only a half mile from Stone Lagoon.

Private Redwood Cabin

Private Cabin | Exterior Front of Cabin View
Private Cabin | Exterior Front of Cabin View

Recently renovated, this Private Cabin in Orick is situated on over 40 acres, and about 20 minutes away from Trinidad. Sleeping up to 6, you’ll find walking trails around the property, outdoor seating near the firepit. The wood stoves will make sure you’re cozy and warm throughout your stay. As this location is a short drive from the Redwood National & State Park, you’ll have all your daytime activities ready for you. If you choose to relax onsite, you’ll enjoy the benefit of this coastal cabin.

It’s almost the New Year, but winter in California won’t be letting up anytime soon, so that means when you’re on the hunt for the coziest cabin around town, look to our Redwood National Park cabins at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We’ve got everything from cabins to homes, condos to cottages, and practically any other type of rental option you could dream of, all you have to do now, is book your Redwood vacation this winter season!

With so much going on in the winter, and not as many crowds, come enjoy a few days near the salty sea in the cozy comfort of your Redwood National Park cabins and see just why California’s Northern Coast is where you’ll want to be this 2018.

Unlock Secrets To The Perfect Redwood Forest Vacation

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Which hiking trails are most suitable for a family with small children? What is the best local restaurant for a romantic dinner for two? Are there any places to rent kayaks nearby? How about fishing charters? Can you tell us about some of your favorite beaches? And where can I catch a great happy hour? Getting the answers to these questions can help greatly when planning the perfect Redwood Forest vacation….

Being a reservatiPlan A Perfect Redwood Forest Vacationon manager for years, I have personally heard all of these questions and more at least a thousand times over. When it comes to a Redwood Forest Vacation, or any vacation for that matter, people want the inside scoop.

Most travelers don’t want to just show up to a destination and totally wing it on vacation. Even if you are a fly by the seat, completely spontaneous type, it’s usually best to have some sort of idea of what an area has to offer before arriving there. Sure, you can scour the internet for hours looking for things to do and places to see, but what if you could access a completely hand curated selection of all the local area faves all in one convenient place?

Look no further cause we have the goods for you…. A complete insider’s guide to the best Redwood Forest vacation is here!

 

thumbnail-2The folks at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals are as invested in your vacation as you are practically. It’s not only their job to accommodate you in the most comfortable homes in Humboldt County, it is also their interest to ensure that you have the best time possible while visiting the area. For this reason the RCVR team has taken the time to design the ultimate insider’s guide to the Redwood Coast. Best of all, it fits in the palm of your hand.

Hospitality By Glad to Have You™ is a new app that is free for guests of RCVR to download. Once inside the app, you can access  all the secrets to having a great time on your vacation.

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The fully customized local suggestions categories include restaurants, activities, points of interest, and even local events. You can also find special VIP offers exclusive only to RCVR guests. Whether you are looking for the best beaches, things to do with kids, hiking trails, happy hours, or all of the above, the Hospitality by Glad To Have You™ app has tons of great info for you.

Perhaps most important, guests can also find all their check in info, driving directions, and important details about their reservation on the app making it a one stop shop so to speak for all your vacation info needs. So spend less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation with Hospitality by Glad to Have You™, a personalized travel guide with all the information you need to know about your vacation rental and trip.

redwood forest vacationSimply download the app using the clickable links below and login with your arrival date and email address.

Start unlocking all the secrets to having a great time on your next Redwood Forest vacation.

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