With Summer winding down many of us are dreading the change of season, or at least gearing up for it. However Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals have something for you to look forward to during this time of transition.
Deals on last minute bookings are available now! Visit the Redwood Coast and take advantage of these Fabulous Fall Savings on the Redwood Coast….
Book 4 or More Nights and Receive Half Off of the Fourth Night.
This special applies to last minute bookings on select homes for all stays within 2 weeks of your booking date. Please check with our Reservationist directly for availability and details of the homes offered under this special discounted rate.
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A Humboldt County tradition since 1974, The North Country Fair includes around 200 craft, food, and information booths, two parades, two stages, and a lawn performance area. An estimated 10,000 people come from all over to celebrate the diversity of our community and the Fall Equinox.
Cruising the Redwood Coast:
The Redwood Coast offers 2 excellent opportunities to either showcase or simply spectate an impressive amount of classic cars this fall. The Ferndale Concours (Sept.2nd-4th) and CruzNEureka (Sept. 8th-10th).
This is a five day outdoor painting competition concluding in an awards ceremony and art sale. Expect 60-80 artists plus art collectors. Not only are there oceans to paint, but thousands of square miles of wilderness mountains surrounding us in the Majestic King Range National Conservation Area and the neighboring Redwood parks.
In addition to the painting competition, there will be workshops, naturalist guided hikes, children’s art murals, and BBQ with music.
Fall Color in Redwood Country Sept 15th – Nov. 15th:
Fall colors usually begin to appear around late September and trees follow mid October through November. Several suggested drives will allow you to take in the beautiful array of Fall colors.
Redwoods.info has more info on some of the best scenic drives for viewing fall colors on the Redwood Coast.
This exciting Redwood Coast festival features regional breweries, local food vendors and an impressive lineup of musicians to provide a full day of beer, music and merriment.
With so many outstanding local breweries to showcase, this successful event provides a unique interactive opportunity for individual participants and has become a major cultural event for Humboldt County.
The majority of visitors to Redwood National Park, according to National Park Service statistics, come in the summertime. But if you’re seeking more solitude, you may find autumn, winter or early spring quieter seasons for exploration.
A quaint college town marked by its free thinking and colorful community, its architectural charm, and the pristine natural beauty that surrounds it. A town so small it consists of only 2 stop lights, yet is so magical and unique, you may just want to stay forever.
Here are just 5 reasons to love the Northern California town of Arcata, however if you have ever been there, you could surely come up with many more of your own….
The Arcata Community Forest
Not many cities can boast their very own community forest. In fact, there are only 20 cities throughout the entire country that can do so, Arcata being one of them. Yet Arcata remains even more so unique because it can boast its very own REDWOOD forest!
Located just blocks from downtown, Arcata’s Community Forest is definitely the centerpiece of the city. Comprised of an extensive and diverse network of trails, this 790 acre recreation area is the perfect place to enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. While trail lengths vary, some of the shorter loops, can be completed in well under an hour, making them suitable to explore even with small children. The trail system is easily accessed from the adjacent Redwood Park where you will also find a playground, a picnic area and restrooms. A trip to Arcata without a visit to the community forest just wouldn’t be complete.
2. The Arcata Plaza
Central plazas were quite common in days of old and are still in many parts of the world used heavily as a gathering place for community. While many cities continue to offer open urban public spaces these days, not many can parallel the Arcata Plaza, which is still as central to the community as it was when it was first constructed in 1850.
Whether it is a special event, the Saturday Farmers Market, the lively nightlife, or just scoping out the local shops by day, the downtown Arcata Plaza is always hopping. This social and commercial center is home to festivals such as Arcata Oyster Festival and North County Fair, as well as a large selection of cute shops, dive bars, and good eats.
One a significant piece of Arcata’s local industrial architecture, the Creamery is now a vibrant, diverse community where artists and entrepreneurs display their talents.
In addition to special events, the Creamery District offered a Saturday Art Market on the last Saturday of each month from June through September, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, outdoor, family-friendly event features local artists selling high quality arts and crafts, live music from local musician, and a flea market where folks sell other treasures.
4. Arcata Eats
Wood fired gourmet pizzas, pies & ciders, fresh oysters and seafood, yummy local, organic, goodness. Arcata is known for its diverse and tasty selection of eateries. Here are just a few of the local faves:
Bitter Sweet – What a novel idea! To pair homemade pies (both sweet and savory) with locally and regionally produced specialty crafted ciders is nothing short of genius! This hip and modern spot is located right off of the Arcata Plaza and is a must stop.
Harvest – Who doesn’t love an amazing weekend brunch? These folks do one thing and they do it right. All the brunch classics, with a bit of local Arcata flare. Be sure to make reservation in advance though, cause this place fills up.
Salt Fish House – Arcata’s premier seafood spot just opened on the Arcata Plaza this year and they are already making a huge splash. From local oysters to all of the traditional seafood choices, Salt is always keeping it fresh and delicious. Not to mention, they offer an amazing selection of handcrafted cocktails!
Cafe Phoenix – If you are looking for some of the freshest and most sustainable health food available in Arcata be sure to check out this tasty spot. Cafe Phoenix’s farm to table approach allow them to work directly with local farmers in order to bring to Arcata a menu that is seasonally inspired, healthy and delicious. Be sure to try their cold pressed juices and delicious farm fresh salads.
Folie Douce – When looking for gourmet, what can we say? This place is the bomb! Locally produced, seasonally inspired cuisine that will make your mouth water. And of course, Folie Douce has a fabulous selection of local and imported wines to go along with their delectable dinners. The wood fired pizzas are a must try and can all be made gluten free by request as well.
Perhaps one of the driving forces that keeps Arcata so fresh and vibrant is the town’s local university, or at least the students thereof.
The students of HSU bring a laid back, fun, and charismatic energy to the town, which, lets face it, would be just a tad bit sleepier without its influx of young people looking to fulfill their educational goals there. This northernmost California campus is dedicated to quality action-minded education and just happens to also be set in one of the most serene locations in the entire state. People that venture to Arcata, CA to attend HSU often times never leave the area post graduation, as they easily find a true place to call home in this whimsical little town.
If you plan on taking a trip to Arcata, CA sometime soon be sure to make some, if not all, of these stops. For a comprehensive list of vacation rentals in Arcata, CA to accommodate you during your stay visit Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals.
Featured Arcata, CA Vacation Rental:
Conveniently located in a quiet, upscale, new development, Penthouse Arcata is just minutes from Humboldt State University, The Arcata Plaza, Redwood Park, grocery shopping, and nightlife entertainment.
Over 100 pre-1987 classic vehicles in pristine factory fresh condition will soon gather along Main Street in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, California. Only the vehicles deemed to be in absolute perfect condition will make the cut and be considered eligible for a trophy. Concours d’Elegance literally means a ‘competition of elegance’ and the Ferndale Concours will be just that.
From Fresno to the Oregon border, the Sports Car Club of Americas San Francisco Region has sanctioned Concours d’Elegance since 1952. The vehicles entered into the Concours are collector automobiles judged on their authenticity, condition, preparation and quality of restoration to original specifications.
Happening Labor Day Weekend 2016, the Ferndale Concours inaugural event will take place. Just take a look at the Featured Automobile of the event to get a taste of what will be on display…
Sports Car Club of America Championship Award winner of 2015, a 1934 Packard 1104 Dual- Cowl Phaeton Super 8
This and at least 100 more collector automobiles are anticipated to come out to this event so don’t miss out on taking in all of the elegance for yourselves! For folks coming in from out of the area remember there are plenty of lodging options available right in the town of Ferndale itself, as well as in the neighboring communities of Fortuna and Eureka. Check Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. They offer cozy accommodations including quaint historic homes, bungalows, studios, cottages, and larger vacation houses for big groups.
And don’t forget about all of the elegance surrounding Ferndale as well. While your not busy scoping out the vehicles at the Ferndale Concours, be sure to take a cruise along the nearby Avenue of the Giants, one of the most scenic highways in Northern California. But as you could imagine, The Redwood Coast is also home to many other scenic drives. While in the area you can also visit Redwood National and State Parks for a bit more elegance in nature.
The Ferndale Concours on Main is a premier of a new type of concours d’Elegance: September 2-4, 2016 In the Victorian Village of Ferndale, CA.
Trinidad California…This seaside village is surrounded by a Redwood and Spruce forest and is perched on a rocky cliff high above a small harbor. While remote, this is a vacation destination with much to offer…. including Trinidad, CA vacations rentals from just $95 per night!
Trinidad Bay is dotted with boats with a working fishing pier and restaurant. Nearby is the HSU Marine Lab and Aquarium with tide pool touch tanks. In the vicinity of Trinidad are some of the most beautiful parks and beaches in California, including Trinidad State Beach and Patrick’s Point State Park. Watch California gray whales, seals, sea lions and porpoise from Trinidad Head or Elk Head and many other locations. Look for majestic Roosevelt elk, playful river otters, deer, raccoons, fox, and over 400 bird species including blue herons, snowy egrets, golden eagles and many other rarities.
The Trinidad area offers many great places to go Tide pooling from Indian Beach north to Patrick’s Point State Park. There are miles of hiking trails in and around Trinidad for those that want to explore this beautiful area more intimately. Trinidad Head–Hiking trails lead to one of the most spectacular views on the coast!
Check out these great Trinidad, CA Vacation Rentals From just $95 /Nt and start planning your trip today:
Quail’s Nest – New! Just a short distance to Trinidad State Park & Beaches! From $95 /Night…
Quiet and cozy, one bedroom 2nd floor unit is located on a quiet gravel road. Rental consists of one bedroom, a living room, a kitchenette with seating, and a sitting area outside as well with a gas barbeque.
Buoy Bell, 2 Bdrm Condo – Ocean Views, Above the Bay w/ Beach Access & Hot Tub! As Low as $105 /Night!…
Panoramic views of the ocean, bay and beaches from the living room, kitchen, and bedroom await you! This top unit of a four-plex has one of the best views in Trinidad and it’s right in town and across from the lighthouse and trails to Indian Beach, the small harbor and pier, Trinidad State Beach, Trinidad Head & trails, restaurants, art galleries, small shops, and much more…
Moonstone House – Spacious & Redwoods, Ponds, Waterfalls & Beach Nearby. Starting at $150 /Night…
Moonstone Heights Family Home offers ocean views, redwoods, ponds, waterfalls, gardens, a Tea House, Art Studio/Home Theater Space, Lofts, Game Room, Fire Pagoda, and is Close to Moonstone Beach! Perfect for a big family!
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Break away from the well known tourist destinations and visit California’s quaintest Seaside Gem, Trinidad CA.
One of the oldest and smallest cities in California, the seaside village of Trinidad is quite a gem indeed. Imagine an old fashioned town perched atop ocean bluffs overlooking the vast Pacific. A place where the rocky cliffs of the Redwood forest create a backdrop for a plethora of pristine sandy beaches. This is a land where natures beauty abounds and opportunities for outdoor adventure are endless.
Its mere 300 or so citizens have managed to maintain the sweet coastal charm of their unique little town quite well throughout the years. Although it is small and quiet, you can still find a lot to do in and around Trinidad. The town itself features wine tasting, art galleries, shops, an eco-friendly certified “green” spa, great little eateries, a local surf and tackle shop, and of course the Cher Ae Heights Casino. Trinidad’s popular landmarks include the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse as well as the state’s northernmost oceanfront fishing pier.
In and around the town are numerous beaches to explore, hiking trails galore (including those at Redwood National and State Parks just minutes away), and spectacularly scenic areas for whale watching, surfing, boating, fishing, you name it. In addition, you can find several fine dining options as well as world class accommodations in Trinidad. Whether you are looking for adventure or a place to sit back, relax, and watch the waves roll in, Trinidad is a destination for you.
While Trinidad CA is indeed remote, it is surprisingly convenient to so much, including a regional airport, the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport (ACV). You definitely have not seen all of California until you have made it this far north, to what is by far one of the most beautiful stretches of the entire California coastline. With incredible cliff-side ocean views and the tranquility of the redwood forest, combined with a quiet atmosphere, Trinidad makes a perfect vacation destination.
From cute little cottages, oceanfront abodes, cliffside manors, and authentic cabins in the woods, Trinidad has just the spot for you. Including high end vacation homes suitable for multifamily vacations, to cozy spaces for romantic escapes, check out the following incredible and diverse listings of vacation homes in Trinidad, CA:
Trillium Home – From $195 /night – Located on 3 Acres in beautiful Trinidad, CA.
Enjoy quiet, comfortable and private time with the whole family in the Redwoods around your Fire Pit. This breathtaking property has been newly refinished and is a perfect home base for a Redwood Coast Adventure.
Located by the Lighthouse and just a short walk to beaches, parks, museums, trails, cafes, wine tasting and shopping. Relax and hear the beach birds, ocean, seals, and the bell of the buoy! Great for 2 to 4 guests.
Buoy Bell – From Only $105 /night! – Panoramic views of the ocean, bay and beaches await you!
One of the best views in Trinidad! Located right in town, across from the lighthouse and trails to Indian Beach, the harbor and pier, Trinidad State Beach, trails, restaurants, art galleries, small shops, and much more.
Lovely 4 bed /2 bath home sleeps up to nine guests. Great for a family vacation or getaway with friends. Just outside of town this home offers privacy, scenic coastal views, and just a short distance to the beaches.
SEEKING OUT HUMBOLDT COUNTY VACATION RENTALS FOR LARGE GROUPS? LOOK NO FURTHER….
Maybe its a reunion, a relaxing retreat, or a multi-family vacation you are planning for. When you are in need of a Humboldt County vacation rental suitable for groups of 8 or more people, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has you covered. With their wide array of rental properties, you are sure to find a listing that fits your groups needs.
Shaded under old Coastal Pine trees, set back on a bluff and open meadow is this lovely 4 bedroom /2 bathroom home that sleeps up to nine guestsand is great for a family vacation or a getaway with friends.
Located just outside of town off Westhaven Drive, above Scenic Houda Point (aka Camel Rock) this home offers privacy, scenic coastal views, and just a short distance to the beaches.
Sanctuary is an exclusive vacation home for parties of up to 8 people seeking a peaceful, uniquely tranquil experience where the beauty of art, architecture, and nature nourish the body and soul.
Expansive outdoor decks and bedroom terraces allow enjoyment of ocean breezes while the interior architectural details will enthrall guests. New hot tub for a further relaxing experience.
If you are looking for a larger vacation home in Arcata, CA., you must see Sunset Chalet:
Sunset Chalet sleeps up to 8 people and is perfect for families. It is situated in quiet neighborhood in Arcata with close proximity to HSU, shopping, dining, parks, and more! Pet Friendly!
For even larger groups (up to 12 people) check out the following:
Welcome to the Fieldbrook Family Farmhouse! Quiet, private and secluded home that sleeps 12. This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home has two living rooms, full kitchen, sun room and a private deck. An ideal family home to retreat to after a stunning Redwood Coast excursion.
5 Bedrooms, Ocean Views & 200 feet to the beach! BBQ, Living Room, Dining Room, and Spacious Family Room with views of the Sunrise over the hills and the Sunset over the Pacific. Perfect for a big group!
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Ready to explore one of Humboldt County’s hidden gems on your next trip to the Redwood Coast? Kayak or SUP at Humboldt Lagoons State Park. Simply put, a magical experience.
Located on Hwy 101 just 10 minutes to both Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek State Park, this series of lagoons borders the Pacific Ocean and meanders through pristine redwood forests. A plethora of wildlife can be found here and these waters are nothing short of a bird watcher’s paradise. Elk, river otter, black bear, red fox, raccoon, skunk, bobcat, beaver, coyote, and yes; mountain lions are among many of the four-footed friends found at the watersheds of Humboldt Lagoons State Park.
Based out of Stone Lagoon, within Humboldt Lagoons State Park, local areas outfitters, Kayak Zak’s, offers guided kayak and SUP tours and rentals. All Kayak Zak’s rentals include sit-on-top kayak (SOT) or standup paddleboard (SUP), Lifejacket (PFD), paddle, and mini-lesson. Guided tours are also available by scheduling in advance.
For a limited time Redwood Coast Vacation Rentalshas teamed up withKayak Zak’s to extend an exclusive savings to all Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals guests that are wanting to explore one of Humboldt County’s greatest treasures, Humboldt Lagoons State Park!
Simply provide proof of your stay with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals and Kayak Zak’s will extend a 15% discount on all of their guided tours and rentals.
But if kayaks and paddle boards simply are not enough, yet another local area outfitter is determined to get guests of Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals onto the Humboldt County waterways this Summer…
Salty’s Supply Co. located in the beautiful seaside village of Trinidad CA is also offering an amazing set of deals to all Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals Guests.
Salty’s in Trinidad is your go to when it comes to tackle, bait and surf. At Salty’s you will find a number of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!
“Home to the world’s tallest trees, surrounded by state and national parks, the environs of Orick offer visitors a magical playground of pure joy.”
Orick is a small town located approximately 50 miles north of Eureka on Highway 101 near the mouth of Redwood Creek. Known as a gateway to Redwood National and State Parks, Orick is truly a nature lover’s paradise.
Near Orick find hiking trails galore as well as horseback tours through Redwood National Park. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park also offers trails as well as access to the Fern Canyon, the location where Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park II was filmed.
The nearby Gold Bluffs Beach, a beautiful 10-mile stretch of golden sand located near Prairie Creek, is a great place to explore sand dunes and watch herds of wild Roosevelt elk grazing.
Boating & fishing activities are nearby on any of the 3 lagoons located within Humboldt Lagoons State Park where Kayak Zak offers guided kayaking and SUP trips, rentals & instruction year round. Guided river rafting trips down Redwood Creek are also available through Redwood River Trips.
All this fun to be had in beautiful Orick, CA (aka “Playground of Joy”) but where the best place to stay in Orick you might ask?… Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals provides the answer to this often asked question.
Visiting Redwood National and State Parks is definitely a memory worth making and the perfect vacation home to go along with this memory is now available to you. The following vacation rentals near Redwood National Park are all situated close to the pristine beaches, rivers, redwoods, and hiking that make this part of Northern California so magical. Visit Orick for yourself and get to know this very special place.
Prairie Beach Home – Beautiful Farm Setting with Ocean & Beach Views. Just 4 miles from Prairie Creek Redwood National Park!
Freshwater Lagoon Nature Retreat – Just 10 minutes from the Prairie Creek Redwood National Park! Expansive Living on 11 Water-front Acres with sleeping for 10 & lots of Privacy.
Oceansong Overlook – Perfect for nature lovers looking for a rural setting bordering Redwood National & State Parks with all of the pristine beaches, rivers, redwoods, and hiking.
These and over 100 additional vacation rentals near Redwood National Park are available by Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Book online or give their booking agent a call directly at (707) 834-6555. Start the planning process today and get ready to make some magical memories on the majestic Redwood Coast of Northern California.
In the past few months many new vacation homes have been popping up all throughout Humboldt County. Historic homes, downtown lofts, private ocean view estates, quaint cottages, you name it, the redwood coast has it. Since 2012 Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has been the premier vacation rental company on the North Coast and with recent expansions their offerings have got even better. With over 100 Humboldt County Vacation Rentals now available, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals surely has something for every taste and budget. Take a look as some of these recently added Humboldt County Vacation Rentals and start planning your next trip to the Redwood Coast today.
Enjoy a quiet retreat in a historic home just steps from the beach! The Bayview Suite is a 100-year old home was just restored to its prime and retains its original architectural features.
Oyster Beach is a 14-acre historic homestead on the shores of Humboldt Bay surrounded by wetlands, eucalyptus groves, and a 1/4 mile of white sand beach. The location feels remote, but Arcata and Eureka are a 10 minute drive.
Antique, mid-century furnishings in the living area pay homage to the property’s history, as do the reclaimed redwood details throughout. Views from every room and open floor make the suite great for entertaining.
Oceansong Overlook is perfect for nature lovers looking for a rural setting bordering Redwood National & State Parks with all of the pristine beaches, rivers, redwoods, and hiking!
Bring your camera and binoculars! Oceansong Overlook is a bird sanctuary. Bring your bikes and ride or hike to the beach, only a 10-minute walk from the home. And for the water lovers, what a paradise!
Charming studio cottage perfect for two just blocks from HSU and Arcata’s Plaza. Set in the redwoods in the desirable Fickle Hill area. Conveniences nearby include shops, restaurants, massage therapists, cafes, and more.
And the list goes on! These and just a few of Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals’ new Humboldt County vacation rentals. To view all of their listings and book a vacation home online visit www.RedwoodVacationRentals.com. Places as sweet as these do tend to book up, especially during summer months. So if you are making the journey to Humboldt in the next few month to come be sure to book soon and make one of these wonderful spaces your home base while exploring the Redwood Coast.
Beyond wanting to see the big trees, many journey into the heart of the Redwoods for a different type of experience, one that “raises the vibrational frequency” and gets you dancing to the beat of nature, quite literally. Humboldt County has long been known as a place where one can soak up the beauty of the surrounding forests, rivers, and ocean, but did you know Humboldt County is also home to world-class music festivals as well. With festival sites unlike any others, Humboldt County music festivals are indeed rare gems. Look into the following Humboldt County summer music festivals if you are seeking some serious booty shaking redwood fun in this upcoming festival season.
Voted 2015’s “Best Music Festival in Humboldt County”, Benbow Arts & Music Festival takes place each year at beautiful Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville, CA. Featuring more than 100 unique pefromances by eclectic entertainers on 4+ stages, the 2016 event will showcase a diverse array of local to international talent. This Humboldt County favorite music festival will also feature 120 handmade craft, food, and non-profit vendor booths, a kid zone, a fine arts showcase, Belly Dance Temple, and so much more… all set upon a backdrop of ancient redwoods and the majestic Eel River!!! A not to be missed event.
Tucked along the Eel River under towering Redwood trees just off of US Highway 101 on the border of Humboldt & Mendocino counties, a short 3.5 hours north of San Francisco, lies Cooks Valley Campground, site of this 3-day celebration of music, art, food and local culture. In addition to an epic location and top-notch music talent, Northern Nights Music Festival features local & global arts and crafts, a collection of regional craft brews & wines, a mindful space for yoga and meditation, organic food offerings, and local area non-profit vendors….all lending to a truly Californian festival experience. Check out the complete lineup of this years Northern Nights Humboldt County Music Festival.
For those of you into the positive vibrations of Reggae music you simply cannot miss this favorite longstanding Humboldt County summer music festival which is in fact the most iconic and longest running reggae music festivals on the planet. Reggae music fans from all over the world flock to French’s Camp in Garberville CA for this 4 day music festival full of irie vibes, smiles, and sunshine on the banks of the majestic Eel River. Check the 2016 Complete Lineup for Reggae on the River and start planning your summer reggae excursion today as this year (like most) will be on fire!
While all of these festivals offer onsite camping why not extend your stay a few days before or after the festivities to really take in more of what Humboldt County has to offer. Hike Redwood National Forest, tube down the Trinity Rier, surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean, or eat, drink, and explore your way through Eureka and Arcata. And why not do so in the style and comfort of a fabulous Redwood Coast Vacation home? While camping offers a unique and interesting way to connect with the festival-goer community, after several days of camping at any of these Humboldt County music festivals a vacation homes will seem like quite the luxury and also offer a change of pace back into the non-festival way of life. Visit the festival webpages listed above and check out listings of over 100 Humboldt County vacation rentals and start planning the summertime fun today.