Halfway back in a 100-year-old grove of redwood trees stands our treehouse inside a “cathedral tree”– a circle of trees sprouted from an old-growth stump. Built using specialized parts and tools from world treehouse headquarters in nearby Cave Junction, Oregon, this two-story beauty is accessed via a redwood spiral staircase leading to the first deck. Constructed from salvag
Halfway back in a 100-year-old grove of redwood trees stands our treehouse inside a “cathedral tree”– a circle of trees sprouted from an old-growth stump. Built using specialized parts and tools from world treehouse headquarters in nearby Cave Junction, Oregon, this two-story beauty is accessed via a redwood spiral staircase leading to the first deck. Constructed from salvaged, old-growth redwood from the local mill, it blends in perfectly with the surrounding forest. There you'll find a redwood slab table under a chandelier.
A steel spiral staircase takes you to the upper deck, 22’ above the forest floor. Nestled among the branches, this large space features two cantilevered wings supported by cables. The first has a 12’ bar table atop decoratively etched tempered glass panels from which to overlook the grove, The other wing features an 8’ geodesic dome for reclining and relaxing. The dome has a storage compartment, two full-length pads and two opening windows. You’ll find a swing for your inner child, a dumbwaiter for easy vertical transfer of belongings and a composting toilet under the lower deck.
You will enter the property and park at Tower of Jewels farm. The greenhouses, garden beds, bees, chickens and orchards provide food for us and others in our permaculture group. The farmstead is the base for work-trade and educational opportunities centered on organic, biodynamic farming and permaculture. Please request a farm tour if these ideas and lifestyle interest you.
Because we have a rooster and so do our neighbors, you may hear crowing in the early hours. Inside the dome you will find disposable earplugs if this proves to be a problem for you.
We are located on two acres approximately six miles north of Crescent City, California, halfway between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California—a comfortable day's drive (350 miles) from each city. We are three miles from the old growth redwoods at Jedidiah Smith State Park, part of the Redwoods National Park jointly managed by the state and federal governments. The tallest coastal redwoods in the world are within 10 miles of us.
Two miles separate us from the ocean as the crow flies, about four miles by road. The nearest beach is Tolowa Dunes State Park where you are likely to see elk herds and porcupines. The beach is lightly used and on a weekday morning you can walk for miles north or south without seeing another person, though you are likely to see seals staring at you from the surf.
The town of Crescent City is six miles south. Here there is dining and entertainment, shopping, a museum, a beautiful crescent-shaped beach with surfing and tide pooling opportunities, the National Park Visitor center, a park with the nation's only beachfront disc golf course and more. The largest coastal lagoon south of Alaska is very close by with a hiking trail that starts less than a mile from the property.
A few miles north is the Smith River, the last un-dammed river in California. It's clear, turquoise waters can take your breath away at first sight. Upstream there is the Siskiyou wilderness and Six Rivers National Forest—no mining, agriculture or human development are allowed to disturb the landscape or water. The unique water color comes from the rare serpentine soil. The area also supports the rare, carnivorous pitcher plant (Darlingtonia Californica.)
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Redwood Cathedral Treehouse in California.
Places to see near Redwood Retreat
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Because of the high winds, forecast rain and lightning we couldn’t stay in the tree house. But we got to stay in a rustic cabin with heat and lights instead. Very cozy in the midst of a storm.
Straight out of a dream
I don’t know where to begin. From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed. Blu the dog greeted me, the owner did too and showed me back to the dome. The property is beautiful. It is so huge and the dome is incredible. I stayed in the rain and touched out the wind, but it was incredible. I had Ranger the cat almost the whole night. The dome stayed dry in the rain, the pads were comfortable, and there is plenty of space for belongings. I definitely will be back. It took so long to book one night here. I see why. It truly was my best hip camp experience to date.
We were unfortunately unable to make our stay due to a travel delay, but the space looks beautiful! The delay was sudden so we didn’t receive any refund, but the host was gracious about our cancellation and we hope to make it out the next time we’re in the area!
This was a great spot! Definitely a unique place to stay. Ranger the cat was a nice constant companion, and the farm is really cool. We definitely preferred the early morning sounds of chickens over generators roaring next to rv's at other camp spots.
The stay was absolutely magical. It's incredible what Hope has done with just a couple acres. The space is serene and otherworldly. It was exactly what we needed to unwind. Hope was very clear in explaining what was available so we were prepared for our best stay. We will absolutely be returning.
I have tent camped, stayed in airbnb's, motels, hostels & hotels. Nothing will ever compare to staying in the treehouse! My daughter and I just wished we had booked more than one night. The quality & beauty of this place was amazing. We stayed in October which was a little cold, but if you bring good sleeping bags & blankets, you will be fine. If you like cats, there was also the added bonus of a friendly kitty. Close to State & National Redwoods Parks too
Magical, cozy, inspiring
our treehouse experience was amazing!! my boyfriend and i have both always been intrigued by treehouses and this was a perfect first experience. we were on a week vacation of camping in the redwoods and this was our first stop, so we were already ready to rough it completely, we had dinner on the first level and slept so cozy in the dome up top. the owners cat even snuggled us all night long and kept us warm hahah beautiful property and left incredibly inspired!!