Winter travel in the Redwoods definitely comes with perks. The climate remains mild on the coast during winter months. You can find yourself at Redwood National Park where crowds are far fewer than in the Summer. You can cozy up by a fireplace or head out to a secluded beach to watch winter waves crash during a storm or gray whales passing by in late winter. But perhaps best of all, you can take advantage of the low seasonal lodging rates offered during this magical time of the year.
Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals offers quaint cottages, large ocean view estates, downtown lofts, and cozy cabins for winter travel in the redwoods. With rates are as low as $70 /night for amazing vacation homes, December through March can be one of the best times of the year to stay.
Prairie Beach Home @ Redwood Nat’l Park – From $125 / Night – Beautiful Farm Setting with Ocean & Beach Views and a mile and a half walk through horse prairies, along the shores of Redwood Creek, to a beautiful beach.
Coastal Calm – From $150 /Night – Stylish, 2 Bedroom Home for Family Vacation or Extended Stay. Located at the North end of McKinelyville, close to the beach and beach trail & 10 minutes north to Trinidad or south to Arcata.
Whalesong Ocean View Home – From $195/ Night – Crafted of heart redwood, Whalesong House is a charming two-story home with three cozy bedrooms in the heart of Trinidad, CA.
Strawberry Creek Retreat – From $70 /Night – Strawberry Creek is a perfect little studio cottage just minutes from the ocean. Perfect for a couples getaway to the Redwood Coast!
Winter Travel Ideas & Annual Winter Events on the Redwood Coast
- Humboldt Steelhead Days Jan 20 – Mar 31 Come celebrate the peak of the winter steelhead run with a fishing contest, casting seminars, expos, the International Fly Film Festival (IF4), feasting and live music.
- Sunrise at the Refuge and Aleutian geese Fly-off Mar 4
- Whale Watching in Humboldt County – Optimum viewing months are September – January. Bring your binoculars and watch for spouting all along the coastline.