Hipcamp host Daisy C.
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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

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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 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%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

There is a local horseback riding instructor about a 15 minute drive away. depending on her availablilty it is possible to arra...Read more

Swimming

From june-sep the river, a 5 minute walk away, is swimmable. it gets low as the summer progresses.

Wildlife watching

Incredible bird-life, elephant seals and occasional whales.

Biking
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lost Coast Tower in California.

Beach

The lost coast beach is a 20 minute bumpy drive away. stunning wild beach, too dangerous to swim, but makes for amazing walking...Read more

Redwoods

The nearest redwood forest park is one hour away by car.

River, stream or creek

The mattole river has lovely swimming holes, and is 5 minutes away by foot.

Swimming hole

The nearest swimming hole is 5 minutes away by foot.

Places to see near Lost Coast Tower

Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
18 miles way Explore
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
22 miles way Explore
Richardson Grove State Park
Richardson Grove State Park
32 miles way Explore
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
37 miles way Explore
Patrick's Point State Park
Patrick's Point State Park
57 miles way Explore
MacKerricher State Park
MacKerricher State Park
61 miles way Explore
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
71 miles way Explore
Russian Gulch State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
72 miles way Explore
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
73 miles way Explore
Redwood National and State Parks
Redwood National and State Parks
74 miles way Explore
Six Rivers National Forest
Six Rivers National Forest
75 miles way Explore
Van Damme State Park
Van Damme State Park
76 miles way Explore
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
84 miles way Explore
Mendocino National Forest
Mendocino National Forest
88 miles way Explore
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
89 miles way Explore
Klamath National Forest
Klamath National Forest
95 miles way Explore
Hendy Woods State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
96 miles way Explore
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
96 miles way Explore

The vibe at Lost Coast Tower

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael L.
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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