Hot Tubs, Fireplaces, and Low Winter Rates… Oh My! Just cozy up beside that fire. Submerge yourself in the hot tub under a starry winter sky. Or better yet, lounge in the sauna, warming yourself to the core, letting all of your tension melt away on your perfect winter redwoods vacation.
When you take incredible vacation homes with amenities like these and combine them with spectacularly low seasonal rates, winter may just be the best time of year to take a redwoods vacation.
It’s true. Redwoods National & State Parks do see the majority of their visitors during the summer month. Each year thousands upon thousands of travelers flock to the far northwest reaches of California to experience what it is like to be amongst the world’s tallest trees. While the weather may indeed be a bit milder, the crowds at the parks can be much larger in summer. For those seeking a redwoods vacation with a bit more solitude, winter months provide just that. And no worries, the forest canopy that towers above serves as an excellent umbrella for those rainier winter days on the redwood coast.
Be sure to check out Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals for cabins set in the perfect locations – in the redwoods and only a very short ride to Redwood Parks. This winter save 40% or more on bookings and beat the summer crowds. From as low as $150 /night rent the private and authentic Stone Lagoon Cabin, which sit on 2 gorgeous acres only moments away from Redwood National Park. A wood stove in the living room and another in the formal bedroom will keep you plenty warm and cozy during the winter!
Stone Lagoon Cabin is a beautiful and authentic logger cabin (you can see the small holes in the floor from the tree climber spikes!). It is very private and definitely off the beaten path. You are surrounded by nature and can take a nice 1.5 mile walk to the beach and lagoons, walking by herds of wild elk and beautiful horses. At times you can even gaze at wild elk right on the property! This would be an amazing home base for a winter redwoods vacation.
Maybe exploring wide open, secluded beaches is your thing? A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the beach, and honestly the the Redwood Coast has something quite magical to offer year round. You will never forget the first time that you hear the roar and witness the power of the raging Northern Californian sea during a winter storm. Massive waves crashing onto the shores of absolutely pristine beaches. Dense fog rolling in around you. The beautiful sights, sounds, and smells of the ocean all set to the backup of an ancient redwood forest. It is absolutely stunning! When captivated by it all, do remember to never turn your back on the surf here though. The ocean can be hazardous. Always stay alert and have a great time…the gorgeous beach of the Redwood Coast are more than worth exploring.
Ocean view vacation properties in the quaint seaside town of Trinidad, CA are quite spectacular, especially when the offer magnificent views from the comfort of a private hot tub.
The famous Seascape House & Suite is at the best location possible, right at Trinidad Harbor and next to Trinidad State Beach. This 3 bedroom vacation home provides the most incredible views and the pleasures of the sea with the coziness of home. Explore all the nearby beaches and coastal trails during the day and come back to relax in the Hot Tub in the evening. Pure Winter Time Bliss!
If your winter redwoods vacation happens to land you in Arcata though, you are also in for quite a treat. With Humboldt Bay on one side and pristine Redwood forest on the other, Arcata California is a truly unique and beautiful winter vacation destination. Everything is within walking distance in this small town including many boutique shops and restaurants. During winter the Downtown Arcata Plaza remains vibrant and you can still catch the year-round Arcata’s Farmers Market as well as various other winter events. Check out @VisitArcata for helpful info.
On the second Friday of every month from 6-9 PM, Downtown Arcata hosts Arts! Arcata. This free, self-guided, public art showcase features the work of dozens of local artists and live musicians at several locations around the plaza and throughout town. Many of the businesses showcasing art stay open late offering guests wine, beer and snacks for a donation towards local non-profit organizations. This is a great opportunity to meet local artists and enjoy Downtown Arcata. This is a family friendly year-round event that you must experience on your next redwoods vacation.
Located just 2 blocks North of the Downtown Arcata Plaza in the perfect central location is Arcata’s Classy Craftsman. This beautiful vacation home sleeps 6 guests and not only offers a Hot Tub, but a sauna as well…. not to mention a game room, a sun room and an inviting fireplace in the living room! Classy Craftsman in Downtown Arcata is literally the perfect home for a family, extended family, or a friend’s winter redwoods vacation.
Take advantage of the low winter rates when planning you visit to the redwoods. Vacation homes like these can be discounted as much as 40% during winter. The value is phenomenal and so is the Redwood Coast, no matter what time of year you visit.
Author: Dawn Marie
Travel Passionista, Marketing Maven, and Guest Contributor.