Enjoy your own private meadow cabin at the end of the lane, just a minute walk from the communal parking area. Rustic yet comfy, leave your TV behind and cozy up next to your campfire; savor morning coffee with the resident deer and towering Redwoods. Bike down scenic West End Road to Blue Lake and the Mad River. Make a stop at the local brewery after a stroll on the river t
Enjoy your own private meadow cabin at the end of the lane, just a minute walk from the communal parking area. Rustic yet comfy, leave your TV behind and cozy up next to your campfire; savor morning coffee with the resident deer and towering Redwoods. Bike down scenic West End Road to Blue Lake and the Mad River. Make a stop at the local brewery after a stroll on the river trail. It is an easy 15 minute drive to the nearest beaches with hiking and biking trails nearby. In the winter, take a 40 minute drive to Horse mountain where you can cross country ski with a distant view of the ocean. This land is sacred to us and has been the site of multiple spiritual ceremonies, workshops and seasonal gatherings, including wedding celebrations. You may see us working around the land occasionally as we live in the main house also on the property. This is not a perfectly groomed lawn type of area. We do mow paths and sitting spaces but the ground can be uneven at times and much growth is kept natural for wildlife habitat. As stewards of this property, we value the wildlife safety and honor the presence of all creatures with minimal disruption. Wildlife that have visited include but not limited to: deer, fox, bear, skunk, opossum, mountain lion, owls and hawks. You may hear our ducks on occasion but fear not, they are trained not to attack! Our two cats may come to inspect visitors and may decide to join you for morning coffee in your covered outdoor lounging area. The Meadow cabin was originally built to house our extensive water filtration system, then expanded as a horse shelter and garden space as well as a honey processing house. We affectionately call it our "Honey House". On several occasions it was the site of regular African initiation medicine journeys. The fire pit in front of the cabin was created as a sacred fire spot. Just to the north in the field you can see a hive or two of honeybees that share this land. If you have bee allergies please take note. They are not aggressive but may be curious. We strive for organic chemical free living as much as possible. Soaps, shampoos, and cleaning supplies are provided. If you bring your own please be conscientious. There is an infrared sauna on site as well, convenient to your shower and tub. Directions for use are in the informational binder. The indoor studio style living space is shoes off so bring some clean indoor shoes/slippers to wear if desired. Heating is by a small electric fireplace/stove. There is a queen size bed and a single overhead bunk (max 250lbs). Kitchen amenities include a hotplate, toaster/bake oven, electric tea kettle and skillet and a kitchen sink as well as a large refrigerator. This is a solar powered household with filtered well water. Hot water outdoor shower, tub and custom made pooper. Our home made compost toilet is simple to use. Preferably solids only (feel free to pee in the field) after which a scoop of cedar shavings is dumped on top. Cell phone service may be spotty. Just beyond the fire pit is often better reception. Please drive slow on the 1/3 mile long gravel drive to get to our sanctuary at the end of the lane. Our country lane is perfect for a stroll under the stars. At times you can even hear the roar of the ocean approximately 5 miles to the west as the crow flies. It is very dark at night with no street lights or bright porch lights so make sure you bring a flashlight. In the future our plan is to open our 20 foot yurt for overnight stays as well as several camping spots and platforms. We have lived here for over 35 years and have experience on the rivers, oceans and trails and are happy to share information on where to go and what to see if so desired.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 86%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Scenic country road and nearby mountain bike trails; Hammond coastal bike trail
Multiple rivers and lagoons; Humboldt bay and ocean
Rivers, ocean, Humboldt Bay
State and National Parks, community trails and beaches; trail maps available
Lagoons, bays, oceans
Local lagoons and ocean
Several local spots depending on conditions; more information available on request
Rivers, lagoons and ocean
Many local rivers; specific information on runs available upon request
Parks, trails, beaches and right from your cabin porch patio
Natural features you'll find at Honey House Meadow Cabin in California.
Mixed: Redwoods, Cedar, Alder, Spruce
Pathways and sitting areas mowed but ground may be uneven; natural growth kept for wildlife habitat; very dark at night; bring ...Read more
River, stream, or creek
Year round creek flowing into small pond as well as headwaters of Warren Creek
Russell lane is gravel and is approximately one third of a mile long and ends at our property. Three other neighbors on the lane.
Places to see near Seven Sister's Sanctuary
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
What Magical land full of both wild beauty and special spaces created in forest and meadow. Gracious hosts that were both great communicators & thoughtful and kind! The honey house was charming and equipped with high quality amenities. Love the outdoor shower and bathroom that are both functional and beautiful. What a charming experience of simplicity and quietude of such a nature immersion there at the end of the lane. Such a joy to be in your sacred sanctuary, we feel honored! We look forward to the next time!
Honey House truly brought the rest and peace I was looking for on a break from my graduate studies. I enjoyed two nights listening to the birds, enjoying an outdoor bath while watching a deer graze only 20 feet away, using the dry sauna, watercoloring on the front porch, and sleeping peacefully. Finding all the artistic details in honey house was so lovely and you can tell how much love went into it over the years. Highly recommend for a solo trip (which I did) to recharge or a romantic getaway with a partner. Kristen made the place so inviting and I felt safe travelling alone.
In Arcata I had fun shopping in the downtown square and getting ice cream at Arcata Scoop. I hiked in redwood national park which was about a 1 hour drive to get to Tall Trees grove trailhead, and enjoyed the Ma-L'el dunes too. There is so much to do in the area if you enjoy the outdoors!
The cabin itself had enough cookware to comfortably make a meal, a hotplate style stove that worked perfectly, a microwave, a refrigerator, nice hot water for showers and baths, and it didn't take very long to get used to the compost toilet. I didn't feel like I needed anything else than what was there already!
I'll be back - thank you Kristen! :)
Relaxing self care retreat
Wow! This place was absolutely incredible and such a treat. My time on Kristen's land was magical, truly a cozy nature retreat! The bath tub under the stars was so nourishing and the sauna is amazing! She has everything you need in the kitchen. I enjoyed walking around the land and appreciating all the beauty and love they put into their place. Kristen and Dan are very welcoming and are sweet people to connect with. I highly recommend their place for relaxation, a romantic getaway, and/or time for connection with self. I didn't want to leave and I imagine you may feel the same.
It's an amazing get away! Attention to detail is great. Kristen is a warm and nice host. She will make sure you have everything you need. We loved the fire pit and the bath tub. The experience is a must try. Try star gazing in the night too. Would definitely visit the cabin again.
Our time at the honey house
When my fiancé and I decided to return to Arcata for our spring vacation, we chose to try hip-camping for the first time. We weren’t quite sure what to expect. We needn’t have worried.
We were greeted upon arrival by Kristen and Dan, two of the friendliest people we have met in a long time. After a bit of talk, they told us if we needed anything to just ask.
As we walked the mown path to the house, we felt the peacefulness of nature around us. I can think of no other way to describe it but to say it was perfect.
The porch has a spacious coffee drinking/dining area, a cozy, comfy seating area, an infrared sauna, as well as an outside shower and bathtub, both with hot water.
Inside we were pleased to find an amazing space. Comfy bed, functional kitchen, refrigerator.
The next morning, as we sat outside having our coffee, (French press provided as was the wonderful local coffee), listening to the wind chimes, a trio of deer moved through the yard intent upon some mission of their own.
We decided to accept the earlier invitation to “stroll around the property.” I won’t spoil *your* walk by telling you what to expect, but it’s one of the coolest things we’ve ever done.
On our way out, Kristen was sitting where we’d parked, and we had our “exit meeting.” Chatting, we loaded the car. Driving away, my fiancé remarked, “I feel like we just spent time at a tropical spa or something.”
Oh, by the way, we already booked it for next year!
I am so glad I went to stay at the Honey House. It was so nice and relaxing. The space had so many nice little details and was very cozy. I really enjoyed the outside area surrounding the little cabin. There is a lovely garden with artful details. It was so green lush and welcoming, with nice sitting areas. The land has wandering paths with hidden little treasures, such a treat to wander through the beautiful forest. There is lovely outside shower, open air bathtub perfect for a night-time soak and a sauna! I left feeling so blissed out. The Hosts Kristen and Don are really neat down to earth people and wonderful hosts. So looking forward to coming back in the future.