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The Garden Cabin

· Petrolia, Humboldt, California
11 acres hosted by Dana B.
1 lodging site
Welcome to the Garden Cabin, your peaceful retreat nestled just 4 miles from the pristine Lost Coast of California. Situated in the remote and unspoiled wilderness of the National King Range, this area boasts 35 miles of undeveloped coastline and the renowned Lost Coast Trail, perfect for hiking and enjoying the serene beachfront. Surrounded by abundant wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty, the Garden Cabin offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're seeking solitude in nature or adventurous exploration along the rugged coastline, this remote area provides endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Nearby amenities include a quaint Sunday morning cafe, a small store, and a post office, ensuring that you have access to the essentials while still enjoying the wide-open spaces and pristine wilderness of this hidden gem. Come experience the tranquility and beauty of the Lost Coast at the Garden Cabin – it truly is heaven on earth.Welcome! Here on The Lost Coast, one has the ability to find ‘Peace in the Quiet.’ On the road to tranquillity, it can be challenging. Driving from the north, before you reach the last hour on the Wildcat Road FUEL UP at FORTUNA OR FERNBRIDGE⛽️ the gas station in Petrolia may be empty. Once on Wildcat Road, you have one hour before arrival. Drive during sunlight hours. A 30 mile twisty, curvy, bumpy road that any car can drive-no big 35’ motor homes, where occasional 5mph hairpin turns are critical. The beauty is breathtaking when you reach the vast undeveloped pristine California coastline that brings tears to ones eyes. If you are driving from the south, fuel up in Garberville. We are REMOTE. Due to living in this wilderness, there are ticks, poison oak, deer, raccoons, coyote, cougars, and black bears. To protect our organic garden, we have three dogs-2 large Great Pyrenees and a cattle dog. They successfully keep all the wild animals away from the property. Because they are ‘working dogs’ DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG. They are people friendly and love cheddar cheese!🧀 We are a ‘safety first’ environment and will have ‘walkie talkies’ for you to communicate with us for any emergency, questions, or concerns. We only have a volunteer fire department for an emergency. The cell phone coverage is limited at best, and you will have a ‘Wi-Fi’ in the cabin. You may consider bringing that book you wanted to read, color, sing, write a letter, and take in the peace and quiet.☮️ There are outdoor fire restrictions thus no campfires allowed, sorry. The Garden Cabin is designed for two people and is simple, cute, made with love, and efficient. 💚Your cabin has a full sized comfortable bed, an outdoor undercover sink, portable heater, electricity, an outdoor bathtub and shower overlooking the hillside with a tin privacy screen and curtains. There is also a refrigerator, electric hot water kettle for tea or coffee, and no stove or cook top. We are a successful retired couple that have the opportunity to live as ‘green homesteaders’ and can share this rare lifestyle with others. Due to the difficulty of the journey (the drive is truly taxing, although my 82 year old uncle made it!) we highly suggest a three night stay-to have a chance to ‘un-plug.’ We offer the cabin from Friday through Monday. Sunday the Community Center offers a nice breakfast/lunch which is another option to consider, no reservations necessary.🍳 The beach is an unspoiled divine coastline for 35 miles. 🌊This is the King Range National Conservation Area and too rugged for highway building. Hence, the remote region has been given the title, ‘The Lost Coast.’ Beach combing 🐚hike on The Lost Coast Trail, or just sit and watch the waves-it cleanses the heart and purifies the mind. We will give you suggestions on where to explore. Back to ‘green homesteaders’ we have ‘The Madrone Room’ where we deposit our fertilizer to make the compost for the garden-yes, an outhouse 💩that is clean, and the best view of a forest with a meandering creek! We also provide a convenient toilet seat ‘pee bucket’ for the gals. Safety wise, our property has gopher holes, wet areas, so bring proper shoes and clothing. We have your basic first aid bandages for minor injuries, but our location is 90 minutes away from the nearest hospital, so we have a standard ‘release form’ for you to sign upon your arrival. The Lost Coast is nature at its finest, and not for the prim and proper, nor weak and weary. Bring any food and provisions you’re comfortable eating, no smoking inside, bring a flashlight, 🔦and please pack out any trash (we don’t have curbside trash pickup) we will keep the compost for the garden. 🪴 We look forward to sharing peace, and pure beauty with tranquility weaved into the experience of The Lost Coast. Thank you. With kind regards, Dana & Dan
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Mackenzie S.recommends
May 27, 2024
The Garden Cabin
Out of this World!
I felt like I was in another world or country. Our stay at the Garden Cabin was so peaceful and relaxing. I enjoyed just being surrounded by nature. There was a perfect two person lawn chair where I was able to work and listen to the birds sing. Dana is the best host you could ask for. The garden cabin was equipped with everything: a bed, a fridge, a kettle for hot water, electricity, a fan and space heater and even Wifi. We had an outdoor shower and even a bath tub. You could sit in the tub and watch the sun set or the stars sparkle above you. When we arrived on the property, Dana gave us a whole tour including the other two sites she is adding campers to. We look forward to coming back! She is putting in a 9 hole golf course. Although it isn't completed yet, one could still enjoy playing target golf. Dana made us homemade sourdough bread that was divine. I will be coming back just for that bread alone. One aspect that makes Petrolia so unique is that it is remote. Petrolia lies just about 25 miles east of the Medicino Triple Junction, where three tectonic plates meet. It is difficult to upkeep property in areas of high seismic activity, but that just adds to the allure of the location. This can cause the roads leading in and out of Petorlia to be rough so prepare for a long drive, but the views are stunning and well worth the effort.
Jennifer E.recommends
April 8, 2024
The Garden Cabin
Perfect getaway!
The garden cabin was absolutely spectacular! Dana was so welcoming and made us feel right at home. We arrived and were blown away by the amazing view, the calm surroundings, and of course the beautiful cozy cabin. The cabin couldn’t have been more perfect and we wished we had booked it for more than one night. Thank you so much Dana and we hope to visit again!!
Petrolia, Humboldt, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mattole First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dana B.Joined in February 2024
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