Self-Guided Northern California Beer Trail

The state of California has over 900 craft breweries, by far the most in any state and more than twice the amount of second-place Washington. We love our craft beer. California is home to some of the best craft beer brands in the nation: Sierra Nevada, Stone, Green Flash, Ballast Point, and Bear Republic. In 2016, craft breweries in California produced nearly 3.3 million barrels of craft beer, according to the Brewers Association. Which means craft beer accounted for $7.3 billion in sales that year. If you’re not already a self-proclaimed beer aficionado, now might be the time to hop aboard the phenomenon. Luckily for you, many of our Northern California vacation rentals are minutes away from some of the region’s best craft breweries.

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has properties scattered throughout beautiful Northern California. Embark on a self-guided North Coast craft beer tour with stops at these exemplary breweries. Remember to plan a sober ride and to please drink responsibly!

Eel River Brewing – Fortuna

Start your craft beer journey in the growing city of Fortuna. Exit off US-101 for a beer flight and an organic grass-fed burger at Eel River Brewing. The brewery is steps from the Eel River, which flows northwest into the Pacific Ocean. Eel River Brewing is the first certified organic brewery in the U.S. The interior is reminiscent of an unpretentious Irish pub thanks to hanging flags, tin signs, green paint, and a long bar. You’ll likely want to enjoy your flight and burger in the inviting attached beer garden. The locals consider Eel River Brewing the best restaurant in the city. You can also try their creamy macaroni and cheese or the fish and chips. Don’t leave without sipping on their Raven’s Eye, a creamy and roasty 9.5% ABV imperial stout with hints of espresso and dark chocolate.

Lost Coast Brewery – Eureka

Choose from many beers on tap.
Choose from many beers on tap.

Your next stop should be at the Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka. Lost Coast was named a top 50 U.S. brewery in 2017 by the Brewers Association. Their taproom is connected to the brewery and distribution center. Stop in for free brewery tour where they bottle over 135,000 beers a day. Meet the giant Lost Coast shark and finish the tour with a delicious pint of the Revenant, a refreshing, full-bodied Citra IPA. Lost Coast also has a popular brewpub on the north end of Eureka, if you happened to skip a meal at Eel River Brewing. They offer some of the best fish tacos and jambalaya in town!

Redwood Curtain Brewing – Arcata

A pint at Redwood Curtain Brewing on the south side of Arcata is an absolute must. The taproom has concrete floors, hanging bulbs, comfy stools, and repurposed whiskey barrels. Of all the breweries on this North Coast beer trail, Redwood Curtain has the best overall beer. Their well-balanced signature IPA utilizes three hop varieties to provide hints of honey, orange, citrus, and pine. Redwood Curtain brews a new flavorful IPA nearly every month, so check back often to see what’s on tap. Regardless of the season, don’t skip the dry nitro Irish stout. This velvety, roasty and chocolatey stout may end up being the best beer of the trip.

Mad River Brewing – Blue Lake

Hop off US-101 for a piney pint of Slammin’ Salmon Double IPA and a beer-battered Pacific cod burger at Mad River Brewing Company in Blue Lake. Mad River slings delicious fish tacos on occasion, although they aren’t on the everyday menu. The taproom is steps away from the scenic Mad River. In the summer months, patrons slip down the road and for a refreshing swim in the river or a beautiful riverwalk. Their spacious patio often has live music with the lush valley as a backdrop.

Six Rivers Brewery – McKinleyville

Six Rivers Brewery is unique for many reasons. Firstly, it’s 500 feet from our offices at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. It’s fair to say we’ve tried each of their delicious craft beers more than once. Secondly, this brewpub is known to locals as the “brewery with the view,” because of the sweeping pasture vistas from the back patio. The Pacific Ocean is visible in the distance! Six Rivers recently upgraded their outdoor seating, for those who’ve visited this McKinleyville staple before. Their Moonstone Porter, which was named after nearby Moonstone Beach, is a robust English-style porter worth savoring.

Humboldt Regeneration – McKinleyville

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Beer flight with pretzels and nuts.

Finish your journey in McKinleyville, seven miles north of Arcata. The premier brewery in McKinleyville is Humboldt Regeneration, the first California brewery since 1933 to brew a 100 percent home-grown and malted beer. This entirely organic and sustainable brewery is equal parts family-farm and brewery. Humboldt Regeneration grows every ingredient that goes into the finished product. Taste the incredible difference by visiting their taproom, complete with 19 taps of homegrown beer. Don’t worry about what’s on tap, simply show up, say hello, and guzzle one of the best beers in California!

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All six breweries are a short distance from US-101, covering 35 miles in total distance. The breweries have been chosen, the day has been picked, and the sober ride has been arranged. Now it’s time to determine which charming accommodation is right for your beer-loving ensemble.

Cottage Americana

Cottage Americana, Fortuna, CA
Cottage Americana, Fortuna, CA

Cottage Americana is a quick one-mile drive from Eel River Brewing in Fortuna. This quiet, clean, and cozy cottage has a lovely back patio with a built-in koi pond. Cottage Americana is the ideal cottage for a romantic weekend escape or a Redwoods honeymoon.

611 Flat in Old Town Eureka

The 611 Flat in Old Town Eureka
611 Flat in Old Town Eureka, Eureka, CA

611 Flat is one block from the Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe in Old Town Eureka and two blocks from the scenic Arcata Bay. Most of our Northern California vacation rentals have a quiet elegance, modern amenities, and are walking distance from all of the best area shops, restaurants, and beaches.

Plaza Casita

Plaza Casita, Arcata, CA
Plaza Casita, Arcata, CA

Stay in downtown Arcata at this fresh and modern cottage, one of the best Northern California vacation rentals on the market. The Plaza Casita is a Spanish-style modern home with a charming, contemporary interior and a secluded backyard. Cozy up by the fireplace, crack open a beer on the patio or stroll through downtown Arcata.

Visit our website to view our entire list of Northern California vacation rentals, many of which are conveniently located on the North Coast beer trail. You can always give us a call at 1-707-834-6555 for more information.

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!

- summer 2020 -

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