Adventure’s Waiting In Your Backyard This Fall!

One of the best times of year to have a true Humboldt experience is in Autumn. From late September to early December the trees turn bright, crowds disappear, low-season rates kick in, and the looming winter rains have yet to start. Californians can save money, save time, and make wonderful memories close to home with these perfect Northern California fall getaways. Plan your next stay-ish vacation with these great tips…

The redwood coast seems like a world away but it’s really only a few short hours from all the hustle & bustle, making it perfect for Northern California fall getaways. San Francisco Bay area, Santa Rosa, and Redding may have all the perks of the city, however the not so remote stretches of the Northern California coast offer the peace and solace only the redwoods can provide.

This autumn get away from it all and experience these unique Northern California Fall Getaways:


Redwood National & State Parks

northern california fall getawaysVisiting Redwood National & State Parks during fall comes with some serious benefits. These parks receive the majority of their visitors in the summertime. So for those seeking more solitude, it is the autumn & winter months that provide a much quieter seasonal experience.

Giant trees, fall foliage, and trails galore. Cathedral Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is one of the best options for viewing spectacular old-growth redwoods. Lady Bird Johnson Nature Trail in Redwood National Park is a stunning 1.4 mile trail suitable for any fitness level.

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Vacation Rentals Redwood National Park

Peaceful Creekside Cabin for two, located next to Redwoods National Park, is the perfect home base for exploring all that the parks have to offer. While at Peaceful Cabin, enjoy the warm pellet stove fireplace and the absolutely stunning natural setting.

 

Avenue of the Giants

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While the parks provide excellent displays of  fall foliage it is the iconic ‘Avenue of the Giants’  that will get you a glimpse of some of the most outstanding fall colors. This 31-mile section of old Highway 101 winds through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Lined with Bigleaf Maples, this convenient route promises a showy display of gold and orange shades each year.

Stay at the lovely Cream City Cottage in the nearby Victorian Village of Ferndale (voted one of America’s prettiest towns) to be within close proximity to California’s magnificent Avenue of the Giants. Ferndale is a surprising trip back in time and is the perfect destination for a fun family vacations, rugged outdoor adventures or romantic Northern California fall getaways.

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Cream City Cottage, Ferndale CA

 

Beachcombing

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Ocean View Rentals Trinidad CA

You might think summer is the best time to explore Northern California beaches but it’s during autumn and winter that storms and turbulent seas wash up a variety of gems along the coastline. Agate Beach is a two mile stretch of solitude and splendor with awesome beachcombing.

In additional to being able to find  ornamental stones at the adequately names Agate Beach, one can also spot sea lions and a variety of shore birds here. Migrating grey whales can often be spotted from September – January as well. Access Agate Beach from either Patrick’s Point State Park or from the Big Lagoon County Park.

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Trinidad, CA

Stay in the quaint fishing village of Trinidad, CA for close proximity to a plethora fantastic Northern California beaches. Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals offers cottages, cabins, and large ocean view estates all throughout Trinidad and the surrounding areas. Be sure to book your Northern California fall getaways now to take advantage of their low seasonal rates.

Halloween of the Redwood Coast 

Halloween on the Redwood Coast is something rather unique. Haunted Houses tend to take on a new form here. By far, one of Humboldt’s most twisted and horrific traditions is The Haunted Kinetic Lab, an annual guided freak show tour at the Kinetic Sculpture Lab in the little town of Arcata, CA. Taking place during the week leading up to Halloween, this is a hair-raising experience not to be missed.

northern california fall getaways For those traveling to the area with little ones, the areas expansive pumpkin patches and corn mazes are great alternative to the Haunted Lab. Warren Creek Farm has 25 varieties of pumpkins growing, including the bright red-orange Cinderellas. Travel through their giant corn maze and out into the pumpkin patch to choose your own pumpkin, or just drop into the farm stand to choose from pre-picked pumpkins, squash, beans and potatoes fresh from the organic farm. Be sure to take in the breeze, the pastures and the towering sunflowers while you are there.

Trick-or-treating on the Arcata Plaza provides another family-friendly holiday experience during Northern California fall getaways. Downtown streets close to traffic so families can safely enjoy trick-or-treating at the plazas participating stores. Kids also get the opportunity to join in a fun little Halloween Parade around the square so they can show of their costumes!

northern california fall getways Downtown Arcata is definitely something else come Halloween. There are usually tons of parties and events going on and of course lots of of late night shenanigans taking places all throughout town as well. Definitely a fun and interesting time to visit Arcata. Rent Holly Yashi Hideaway to be perfectly located, walking distance to downtown Arcata and all the action.


Pack lightly. Hop in the car. Take a little drive. Arrive at your destination. Remember, it is not always about how far we travel, it’s the memories we make, even when closer to home. While far off exotic locations do indeed sound nice, sometimes a little staycation is all we need for a quick recharge.

 

You Want It, We Got It. California Vacation Rentals Your Way

Rustic Cabins, Riverfront Lodges, Luxury Beachfront Homes, Victorian Mansions, Upscale Downtown Flats, and Cozy Cottages. Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has it ALL!  With such a wide array of California Vacation Rentals you are certain to find something that fits practically any style or budget.

California is a huge state with a diverse set of tourist destinations. But when it comes to Northern California, the Redwood Coast is where it is at. Recently voted Lonely Planets #1 Tourist Destination, California’s Redwood Coast region has alot to offer travelers including some of the most spectacular of all California vacation rentals. Here are just a few of our favorites…

california vacation rentalsSanctuary  – The Most Beautiful House on the North Coast

Sanctuary is an exclusive vacation home for those seeking a peaceful, uniquely tranquil experience where the beauty of art, architecture, and nature nourish the body and soul.

The first U.S. built home designed by renowned West Vancouver architect, Brian Hemingway and built by Thomas Noonan Construction culminates the owner’s 20-year vision and plan for a spectacular coastal retreat. Expansive outdoor decks and bedroom terraces allow enjoyment of ocean breezes while the interior architectural details will enthrall guests and transcend every climactic condition outside. New hot tub for a further relaxing experience.

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Sanctuary is located one mile south of quaint little town of Trinidad, CA.  Natural beauty abounds in the small fishing village. This is where the rocky cliffs of the Redwood forest overlook the pacific offering plenty of opportunities for whale watching, surfing, boating, fishing, and much more. Be sure to visit Kayak Trinidad to see a variety of guided tours available in the area.

California vacation rentalsScotty Point Cabin

Secluded & Perfect Coastal Escape! Dreamy 2 bedroom cabin in the outskirts of Trinidad. Surrounded by Redwoods and some ocean views. You will love all of the details and charm that went into making this space.

Scotty Point Cabin features spacious yard, privacy, outdoor BBQ & a full indoor kitchen, main social room with comfortable seating, a queen bedroom with a doorway to a back deck and yard, a second bedroom with a twin bed, and full bath with a deep tub/shower for relaxing and soaking.

california Vacation rentals From the cabin it is a nice bike ride or short drive to Patrick’s Point State Park, several beautiful beaches including College Cove & Trinidad Sate Beach, and just 15 miles to Redwoods National Park. This is literally the perfect location for exploring all that Humboldt County has to offer.

California Vacation RentalsHawkins Bar Riverfront Home

Equipped with a private riverfront beach, gorgeous river views, 4 full bedrooms & multiple decks, this home is perfect for an extended family, a couple of families, or a group of friends to come and have a great time!

The main house of the Hawkins Bar Riverfront Home has two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, and one bathroom. The additional 2 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower, are detached. There is a trail down to the beach where you have private access, and a sandy court where you can play volleyball!

California Vacation RentalsA short walk down a trail leading from the home brings you to the incredible Trinity River! This river is the only river in Northern California that has guaranteed summer water flows and is absolutely amazing for whitewater rafting and kayaking. There are tons of great swimming spots too!

During lower season, you can just rent the main house and the detached two bedrooms would then remain vacant during your stay. For the rest of the year, including summer, late spring & early fall, your rental price includes all 4 bedrooms at Hawkins Bar River Home, on of the most amazing riverfront California Vacation Rentals available in the entire state.

California Vacation Rentals Pink Lady Victorian Mansion

Step into another time at the famous and recently restored Pink Lady in Eureka, CA. Originally built by William Carson, the infamous lumber baron who erected the famous Carson Mansion.

This late 1800s hundreds Queen Anne/Eastlake Victorian Mansion is situated in Old Town Eureka on the Humboldt Bay. The home provides gorgeous views of the Eureka Harbor and the Carson Mansion, which is the most well-known and photographed Victorian house in the United States. As a special privilege for guests at the Pink Lady are able to dine at the Famous Carson Mansion and take a private tour. This truly one of the most unique California Vacation Rentals you could ever stay at!

California Vacation Rentals The Pink Lady offers all the comfort and amenities of an accommodating mansion. It features 4 bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms & 2 half baths, a modern kitchen with all the necessary essentials, a formal dining room, two gorgeous and spacious parlors for entertaining guests, a breakfast nook, sun room, high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, period specific antique furniture throughout, and a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

The Pink Lady is also available as a venue for weddings and private events. The back garden features a very large yard, with ample seating and the two main parlors offer enough space to seat 50 for a private dinner. This Old Town Eureka Mansion is a perfect home base for all your Redwood Coast adventures.

california vacation rentals 611 Flat in Old Town Eureka

Located in the heart of historic Old Town, 611 Flat is a fresh 1 bedroom upstairs apartment with an urban feel. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, art galleries, the boardwalk and the famous Lost Coast Brewery.

Stay and enjoy the Redwood Coast at the newly finished downtown flat featuring all new everything. The kitchen boasts granite counter tops, all new appliances, exposed brick, a locally made custom dining room table, and high-end essentials. The spacious bedroom overlooks Eureka an includes a sitting area that also has extra sleeping space. It’s the perfect location to experience Eureka, and the Redwood Coast.

California Vacation RentalsCottage Americana 

Located in sunny Fortuna just blocks from Main Street, Cottage Americana is cute, cozy, quiet. This newly refinished cottage features a relaxing living area, a queen bedroom, full kitchen & all  necessary essentials.

Conclude your day of Redwood Coast adventures in Cottage Americana’s comfortable living room with a warm and inviting digital fireplace. Or relax in the nice little outdoor siting area with a koi pond and BBQ on the private deck. This is a very cute small place ideal for one or two people looking for a place to call home while visiting the Redwood Coast.

california vacation rentals Cottage American is situated just 20 miles north of Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the Avenue of the Giants, 5 miles from the Victorian Village of Ferndale, 7 miles from gorgeous Centerville Beach, and just walking distance from shops, restaurants, the movie theater and groceries.

California Vacation Rentals are vast and varied but the Redwood Coast has a little bit of everything. Every traveler should experience this often overlooked region and the amazing California Vacation Rentals you can find here!

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The Cutest California Beach Cottages

If you are looking for the cutest California Beach Cottages to rent for your next coastal getaway, Northern California is one of the best places to start your search. The Redwood Coast region of NorCal not only boasts 100+ miles of coastline & pristine beaches galore, it also offers some of the most spectacular vacation cottages in the entire state. With the recent addition of several new beach cottages Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has the ultimate selection available to you.

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Alder Cottage, Trinidad CA

Alder Cottage @ Oceanside Lodge is by far one of THE cutest California Beach Cottages we have found yet. Situated on 5 Acres with stunning Ocean Views, Alder Cottage is gorgeous and relaxing – both inside and on the acres of ocean view grounds.

 

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Alder Cottage, Trinidad CA

Enjoy the views of the Pacific from the inviting, naturally lighted living & dining area and spacious bedroom with your king bed! Or spark up the grill and relax outside over a wonderful dinner on your own private deck. We highly suggest taking a stroll down to the bluff to see the sunset over the Pacific, or perhaps play a little game of horse shoes and make some amazing memories!

 

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Cozy Coastal Cottage, Arcata CA

Cozy Coastal Cottage just minutes to the beach and the Manila Dunes is giving California Beach Cottages a run for their money. This clean, comfy and conveniently located two-bedroom cottage features vaulted ceilings, inviting skylights, stained concrete floors, a full kitchen, and patio garden with a pretty sweet little sitting area.

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Pristine Northern California Beaches

Situated on a peninsula that runs between the Pacific Ocean and Humboldt Bay, Cozy Coastal Cottage is the perfect location for a Redwood Coast adventure. It is only a short beautiful drive to the state or national Redwood Parks. And the drive from nearby Eureka CA boasts some of the most amazing views of Humboldt Bay as you cross over the Samoa Bridge.

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Crystal’s Cottage, McKinleyville CA

Crystal’s Cottage offers 2 bedrooms and 2 Baths in a nice quiet neighborhood located near California’s most beautiful beaches and coastal hiking trails. This spacious cottage with large kitchen, great dining room, and spread out living room is perfect for 6 guests.

The cottage’s garden is full of flowers and is beautifully maintained. And as an added bonus, just through the garden’s gate, you will also find a hot tub that is available for your use! California beach cottages don’t get much better than this. The location is nice and central for heading up to the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Lagoons, Beaches of McKinleyville & Trinidad, or to the downtown districts of nearby Arcata or Eureka.

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C Lily Cottage, Trinidad CA

Trinidad’s “C” Lily Cottage is a cozy, 2 Bedroom Cottage w/ nice yard, 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. This cottage is comfortable, clean, and cute! Located towards the end of a private drive adjacent to the bluff overlooking the ocean and beach, this quaint little cottage is a great place to call home while you explore everything the town of Trinidad, CA has to offer.

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Shell Cottage, Eureka CA

The Shell Cottage is a cute little one-bedroom right on a canal in King Salmon, a fishing village just south of Eureka, CA. If you are looking stay and relax at a pet friendly cottage by the beach this is your spot. And the major bonus is that Shell Cottage has its very own floating dock! Dock access is gated and offers a slip for canoes, kayaks, and row boats if you choose to bring them.

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Private Dock at Shell Cottage

A nearby public, dog-friendly beach with gentle waves is a wonderful place for walks, picnics, and sand castles. Other nearby attractions include the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (which experienced kayakers can reach by bay) and the Avenue of the Giants.

 

To view more of the cutest California Beach Cottages and tons of other vacation rentals along the Northern California Coast visit www.RedwoodCoastVacationRentals.com

 

Escape From It All – Incredible Northern California Vacation Rentals

If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life then these incredible Northern California Vacation Rentals are just for you. Embrace the calmness and serenity of California’s Redwood Coast, a land so magical that it absolutely must be on every travelers bucket list for 2018.

Towering trees, quint towns, epic beaches, scenic rivers, and parks galore. It is no wonder why Lonely Planet voted the Redwood Coast the #1 travel destination in the U.S. When looking to get away from it all, look no further. The Redwood Coast will make you feel like you are worlds away and these amazing accommodations will help you feel right at home.

Featured Northern California Vacation Rentals in Trinidad, California
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Seagull’s Bluff, Trinidad CA

Magical Ocean Views, Near Beaches, Redwoods & Parks. Sound good? If so, the brand new Seagull’s Bluff Vacation Home in Trinidad, CA is where it is at.

 

This beautiful seaside home immerses you in the natural beauty of Trinidad and California’s Northern Coast. The architectural design of the home lends to an open concept with skylights throughout and the full wall of windows bringing the outdoors in.

northern california vacation rentals Outside, you can relax and gather on the deck while watching the seals, sea lions, whales, porpoises, while seagulls, quail and the occasional bald eagle grace the skies above and below. Patrick’s Point State Park is also close by, (you can walk), with miles of trails and beaches. Seagull’s Bluff is by far one of the most amazing Northern California Vacation Rentals on the Redwood Coast.

FEATURED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTALS IN CRESCENT CITY, CALIFORNIA

Visit “The Real Northern California” by taking a trip to Crescent City, located on the far northwestern Pacific Coast about 20 miles south of the Oregon border.  Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach located at the south end of the city, this hidden coastal gem offers quite the stunning setting for the perfect Northern California getaway.

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Seaside Family Retreat,

The Seaside Family Retreat 5 Bedroom Home in Crescent City offers ocean views and is situated a mere 200 feet to the beach! Stroll along the miles of nearby coastal trails, comb the wide open absolutely pristine beach at Point St. George or take a quick drive to South Beach where the surf is spectacular.

There is also great fishing down the street from the Seaside Family Retreat off of the pier, as well as an 18 hole disc (Frisbee) golf at the park a few blocks away. And of course, the Redwoods National Park @ Jedediah Smith & the wonderful swimming in the Smith River, is only about 15 minutes away.

northern california vacation rentals This large split level home has 5 bedrooms making this one of the best options when searching for Northern California Vacation Rentals for large groups of travelers.

 

The gorgeous Seaside Family Retreat provides beautiful views of the sunrise over the hills and the sunset over the Pacific, as well as a pretty sweet gameroom. This home is now pet friendly as well so feel free to bring your fur babies along for the perfect Northern California getaway.

FEATURED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTALS IN EUREKA, CALIFORNIA

northern california vacation rentals Oyster Suite was originally the master bedroom and library of the Ranch House at Oyster Beach. Its soaring ceilings, porch, saltbox roofline, and bay windows have all been restored to their historic glory.

The redwood trim and paneling are all salvaged from the house. Mid-century furnishings, and antique Wedgwood stove, and a subway tiled shower complete the vintage feel of the suite as well as the other unique Northern California Vacation Rentals at Oyster Beach.

northern california vacation rentalsOyster Beach is a beautiful, rustic 14-acre property that the owners lovingly restored. The homes at Oyster Beach are cozy and stylish, but simple by design. It is not a resort with manicured lawns, cabanas on the beach, or spa facilities. It is a secluded, wild, and scenic place. Sit around the fire pit, explore the private trail to the beach, or bath under the stars in a clawfoot soaking tub at the Bathhouse located at the center of Oyster Beach.

FEATURED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTALS IN McKinleyville, CALIFORNIA

northern california vacation rentalsThe Beach Barn takes Northern California coastal getaways to a whole new level. This brand new, just built, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in a quiet neighborhood is modern and oh so “EcoCool”.

Beautifully built and decorated, this home features the use of reclaimed old-growth Redwood for the perfect Northern California feel. Soak in the hot tub or explore nearby beaches & Redwood Parks. You can even walk to Vista Point where you can see the whales! Beach Barn is the perfect base camp for your trip to the Redwoods and Humboldt County!

FEATURED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTALS IN Arcata, CALIFORNIA

In case you are not already convinced to add one of these fabulous Northern California Vacation Rentals to your travel itinerary, just wait…. because we have one more for you and this one could quite possibly be yours for a full 3 nights FREE OF CHARGE!

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Arcata Views, Downtown Arcata CA

Step above it all at Arcata Views. New, fresh, inviting and right in the heart of Downtown Arcata, CA! Stay and relax in this brand new, 3 bedroom townhouse apartment less than a block from Arcata Plaza.

Enjoy the sunsets over the Humboldt Bay from your private balcony.  Enjoy the shops, restaurants and the farmers market on Saturdays (April- Oct) all just steps away.

northern california vacation rentals Situated on the 3rd floor at the Arcata skyline, the accommodation has much to offer. It faces south-south west for gorgeous sunset views. Upon entry to the home you’re greeted with a modern-contemporary aesthetic in the living, dining, and kitchen space. The living and dining space overlooks the private deck and is very relaxing and inviting. Stay, relax and unwind at Arcata Views!

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Kid Friendly Hikes Northern California

If you are anything like me, one of your main goals for the summer is to get the kids outdoors. Pulling children away from their screens and getting them connected to nature is a theme I often hear other parents discussing. From experience I know that exploring the many kid friendly hikes Northern California has to offer is by far one of the best ways to get our children engaged with the great outdoors. The magnificent kid friendly hikes both in and around Redwood National and States Parks have the tendency to instill a sense of awe and wonder for nature and her beauty, not only for the children, but the entire family as well.

We have compiled a list of some of the most kid friendly hikes Northern California offers….

While the Redwood National & State park system boasts some pretty amazing trails, the surrounding area of the entire Redwood Coast has some spots to explore that you and the family really do not want to miss. Starting from the North and working our way South, these hiking trails are some of the local favorites for families with children.

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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Named after the late environmental activist and former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson Grove is easily one of the favorite and most popular kid friendly hikes Northern California provides. You can walk among ancient redwoods on this 1-mile loop that lies near the top of a ridge in Redwood National Park.

One of features of the trails that families seem to like most is the brochure provided at the trailhead which corresponds to marked posts along the trail guiding you along this historically significant trail making it an education experience for all.

Featured Vacation Rental Near Lady Bird Johnson Loop Trail:

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Trinidad Head Loop

kid friendly hikes northern california Ocean views, spouting whales, and endless coastline. Trinidad Head Loop is an 1.3 mile trail located just outside of the quaint fishing village of Trinidad, CA. The trailhead parking is found at Trinidad State Beach and Trinidad Pier, which are also great places to explore with little ones. Trinidad head is actually one of the most accessible kid friendly hikes Northern California provides. It also boasts one of the best views along the entire pacific coastline. Grey whales, sea lions, and dolphins are often spotted from the trail’s numerous viewpoints.

Featured Vacation Rentals Near Trinidad Head Loop:

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The Hammond Trail

Often referred to as the “best place to walk, jog, or bike” by Humboldt county residents, this popular trail cruises along spectacular bluffs that allow you to gaze out over onto the Pacific ocean. This is a well maintained, smooth trail consisting of a combination of dirt and asphalt. It starts off at Clam Beach State Park and ends at the Mad River Bridge in McKinleyville, CA.  In total the trail is 5.5 miles but can easily be done in smaller sections. If you are wanting to take the family on a bike ride while visiting the Redwood Coast this is the trail for you. There is a great little park located direct on the trail as well. There are also several places along the trail where you can spot whales.

Featured Vacation Rental Near The Hammond Trail:

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The NorCal Garden Casita

 

Humboldt Bay Trail

kid friendly hikes northern california While only sections of this trail are complete at this time, you do not want to miss out on one of the most kid friendly hikes Northern California and the Redwood Coast offers. At the moment, the northern 3- mile portion of the Humboldt Bay Trail seems to be the most popular section. It runs through the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot a variety of migratory birds and native plant species.

Make sure to stop by the Visitors Center located at the Marsh. There’s lots of great interactive exhibits for kids and educational info about the marsh and its inhabitants.

The southern-most potion of the Humboldt Bay Trail is a 1.5 mile stretch known as the Hikshari’ Trail. This section winds along the Elk River and through the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. This is paved trail which makes it great for biking and skating. It is also pet friendly for those of you traveling with fur babies. Eventually the Humboldt Bay Trail will trace the length of the bay, connecting these two section of trail, spanning some 13 miles between Eureka and Arcata, CA. For now the various sections are all worth exploring.

Featured Vacation Rental Near The Humboldt Bay Trail:

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Yashi Stay, Arcata CA

Cheatham Grove

kid friendly hikes northern california Heading away from the coastline and a bit deeper into the redwood forest, Cheatham Grove at Grizzly Creek Redwood State Park offers a wonderful kid friendly trail that the whole family will enjoy. This 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located just off of Hwy 36 near Carlotta, CA. Chatham Grove features beautiful wild flowers and a particularly beautiful stand of ancient Redwoods. The beauty of Cheatham Grove is famously reflected in the movie Return of the Jedi which was filmed here.

Featured Vacation Rental Near Cheatham Grove & Grizzly Creek Redwood State Park:

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Cream City Cottage & Studio, Ferndale CA

 

With trails like these it is easy to get the whole family out this summer to explore the serene splendor of the Redwood Coast. As we all know, kids grow up entirely too fast. Making memories to cherish for a lifetime is what it is all about. And trust us, you and your family will never forget the natural beauty that exists along this most magical stretch of the Northern California coastline.

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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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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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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.

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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! 

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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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!

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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Unlock Secrets To The Perfect Redwood Forest Vacation

kids-2810999_960_720There is a new way to stay. Vacation like a local.

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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