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Enjoy total seclusion and privacy in this unusual Lost Coast hideaway. Accessible only by a steep 500-ft trail of wooden steps, you must be fairly fit to appreciate this remote spot. The climb will take you to a two-storey 'tower' built around two water tanks. Take a dip in the Mattole River just over the road below. Enjoy the spectacular bird life. The wild Mattole Beach is Continue reading...

Enjoy total seclusion and privacy in this unusual Lost Coast hideaway. Accessible only by a steep 500-ft trail of wooden steps, you must be fairly fit to appreciate this remote spot. The climb will take you to a two-storey 'tower' built around two water tanks. Take a dip in the Mattole River just over the road below. Enjoy the spectacular bird life. The wild Mattole Beach is just six miles away and makes for great hiking and beachcombing. 

**Important Check-in info** The Tower is a property that needs a guide to show you up there initially. It is hidden, and you’ll benefit from a quick orientation up there. Check-in before dark, please. 

The upper storey of the Tower has a Murphy bed (small double), which measures 4 ft wide. It is 6.5 ft long from headboard to footboard, and has a foam mattress on a wooden board. If you are quite tall it may not be comfortable due to the footboard. This room also has a long sofa, Deco chairs, redwood window seats and a long cherrywood table.  

The Tower is on two floors, connected by an outside staircase. So *PLEASE NOTE* that as the bathroom is on the lower floor you will need to go down the *outside* stairs to the bathroom. Downstairs is the bathroom, shower and well-equipped kitchen in one open plan room. The kitchen area includes a Wedgewood stove. There is also a copper sink upstairs for easy teeth brushing etc. The spring water is excellent for drinking. The lower storey also houses water tanks, wrapped in canvas painted by a local artist.

Relax beneath the stars in the outdoor in-ground copper bath tub, with plenty of space for two and a small surrounding deck for glasses of wine, or take a shower outside, looking out onto the hills. 

Enjoy ceramicist Jim Danisch's sculptures punctuating the trail. In collaboration with Petrolia's craftspeople, the Tower was designed by my father, a writer and lover of art. 

For groceries, the local Petrolia store has most basics (including a gas pump) but its provisions are non-organic so please bring your own special groceries if that's your desire. There are no bars or restaurants in Petrolia. Bear in mind that the Petrolia Store closes at 5.30pm, so be sure to bring groceries with you if you're arriving later than that, especially for that first night's dinner! 

At the bottom of the hill is the main house, where I will be on hand to help out as best I can with any queries and extra conveniences. Details and directions upon booking. 

To enable a real break and total relaxation, the Tower remains UNPLUGGED! NO WiFi! There is very limited cell service in Petrolia! There is an old-fashioned landline available for your private use in the Tower. Wifi is available on the porch of the community centre, a five minute drive away. 

Petrolia is off the beaten track and lies at the end of a very winding, rugged road with potholes a-plenty. Ordinary cars can make it, but if you are hiring a car you will be better off hiring an all wheel or 4 wheel drive that is higher off the ground. Be prepared for a real rural retreat. The tower is right in the wilderness atop a hill, so be prepared to hear and see animals around.

Come to our small local farmer's market on Sunday mornings 10-1pm for breakfast and local products.


Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Group sizes
Up to 2 people per site
Potable water available
Tap
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water , cold water only
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Daisy a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Beach
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Lost Coast Tower

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018

An extraordinary place: the setting, the area of the Lost Coast, and the Tower itself - beautiful, simple with craftsmanship attention to detail revealed upon reflection, which comes easily here. Daisy is a wonderful host providing a truly special experience.

Property
Lost Coast Tower
State
California
$165/night
1 Site