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A Chalet in the Redwood Wilderness - with some of the most spectacular and stunning views and vistas you will ever see. Come join us at our Chalet in the Wilderness -- an old homestead on 120 pristine acres of ridge top at 3,000 feet elevation in Eastern Humboldt County. Classic Mountain home (Chalet) in a park-like setting; 80 acres of flat grass pasture, 20 acres of gently Continue reading...

A Chalet in the Redwood Wilderness - with some of the most spectacular and stunning views and vistas you will ever see.

Come join us at our Chalet in the Wilderness -- an old homestead on 120 pristine acres of ridge top at 3,000 feet elevation in Eastern Humboldt County. Classic Mountain home (Chalet) in a park-like setting; 80 acres of flat grass pasture, 20 acres of gently sloping grass/oak woodland, and 20 acres of steep hillside with Fir and Oak tree. The Chalet is a well-designed rural retreat in a private, spectacular setting. We share our Chalet to only one couple at a time.

Our private wilderness retreat is remote & secluded, yet within an hour drive to Eureka & Arcata. Here you will find a remarkable and unique Swiss-Chalet nestled in a remote world, apart from 'the maddening crowds'. This 'Shangri-la' is in a secluded Park-Like setting of redwoods, with 'end of road' privacy. It has lots of springs and streams, oak groves & Fir forests, grass pastures and hiking trails - 100 acres of flat / gently sloping land; and apx. 20 acres of steep wooded hill side.

The property is fenced and cross-fenced, with access trails throughout the 120 acres; with stunning fifty mile (as the crow flies) views. Well-built Cedar-Redwood Swiss Chalet of two bedrooms and bathroom ; next to a small brook, in a grove of Redwood trees; with corral and trout pond close by. The home was built to be completely self-sufficient, off-grid, and with an optimum of Solar Power System. The Chalet has 12 Volt D.C. lighting and electrical power throughout (there is no 120 A.C. electricity); and great tasting water from its own mountain spring. The house has a 500 gallon propane tank to supply the Chalet's hot water, cook stove, and refrigerator. Heat is provided by a state-of-the-art FISHER air-tight Wood Stove.

This custom-built Swiss-Chalet sits on the middle of three small knolls, over-looking breath-taking 50 mile views of mountain valleys and ridge tops. A short walk to the top of the ridge - you see the coastline and blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, 14 miles away (as the Crow flies). There are no neighbors within eye sight or sound of rifle shot; and the night's bright stars number in the millions - and the sound of the adjacent brook makes you think you are in paradise -- and you are !

The property is perfectly situated above the fog of the Pacific Coastline and valleys, at an elevation of approx. 3,000', with Summer temperatures between 70 -- 85 degrees, and Winter temperatures of between 30 -- 60 degrees. Winter snows are occasional and light, rarely lasting more than several days. The house sits on a small south-facing knoll with panoramic views, and is sited to make full use of passive solar power.

What to do ? Nothing much really. Of course for the energetically active there is hiking, kite flying, horse-shoe pitching, and shooting at our 120 yard rifle range. There are miles of easy hiking/walking trails throughout this 120 acre paradise. And for others the peaceful tranquility of nature's solitude might inspire meditation, reading, cloud counting, nature walks, and practicing the ancient art of conversation. Some come here to watch the night-time sky, featuring a million stars, shooting stars, comets, orbiting satellites, and listening to the distant howl of the coyotes.

And too, it is a spectacular place for inspired romance.

The Chalet's 120 acres of paradise is off a rural back-country road, behind two locked gates, with 1.5 miles of gravel ranch road up a steep hill - 1/4 mile of it pretty rugged, requiring a 4-wheel drive vehicle. It is a Lodge-Style home with end of road privacy, approximately 27 miles East of Eureka, Calif. Drive time to Eureka / Arcata is approximately one hour 15 minutes. For the trip up to our mountain wilderness Chalet, we meet in Eureka and I guide you through the back country to our wilderness retreat. If you do not have a 4-wheel vehicle, with advance notice, we can all go in your host's vehicle, for a nominal $50 service fee (round trip).

We share our home with just one visiting couple at a time. As we normally serve no meals, you will need to bring any food and drinks that you would like, as well as do your own food preparation and Kitchen clean up. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the needed utensils and appliances; however, we have nothing that runs on standard 120 A.C. electricity. The rate for two non-smoking people is $200 per night + $24 Tax.

For those who wish to skip the 'Do it Yourself' cooking option, we also offer a full service stay where the InnKeeper provides all food and meal preparation and clean up. The daily rate for the full service is $350, plus $42 Tax. There is a two-day minimum, and we only accept cash for payment -- no credit cards and no cheques.


You will see your host as little or as much as you care to. While constantly working on ranch projects, I always have time to stop to interact with guests when they wish to learn more about our 'off-grid' life in the wilderness.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 2 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose
No fires
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Doug a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
    Forest
    Redwoods
    Beach
    Cave
    Desert
    Hot spring
    Lake
    River, stream or creek
    Swimming hole
    Waterfall
    Biking
    Hiking
    Wind sports
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching
    Boating
    Fishing
    Horseback riding
    Paddling
    OHV
    Climbing
    Snow sports
    Surfing
    Whitewater paddling

    The vibe at A Redwood Wilderness Chalet

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    Hipcamper Clayton
    Clayton
    recommends this listing.
    August 7th, 2017

    Staying at the Redwood Wilderness Chalet was a great experience! Although it takes a bit of effort to get to the property, it is well worth it. The property has stunning views, and if you are looking for peace and quiet, look no further. Doug was a great host and stays at the chalet during the visit to answer any questions and provide insight into the property. This Chalet has a deep history and has been visited by many, it was a blast learning this. I'd love to come back and visit in the winter! Thanks, Doug!

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    Property
    A Redwood Wilderness Chalet
    State
    California
    $200/night
    1 Site