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Riverfront Redwood Retreat

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Last updated: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crescent City house description

Nestled in the heart of redwood country and perched atop the high banks of the nationally known wild and scenic Smith River lies the historic Woodmoor Gables Lodge. This beautifully renovated 1939 redwoods retreat has 360-degree views of the tallest trees in the world and the Smith River. Wake up to views of the river and to the sound of it rushing by. Enjoy your coffee in the sunroom or dine in the evenings facing sunsets as the river meanders to the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Our family’s river front gathering place is located directly adjacent to Redwood National and State Parks, in Hiouchi, California, just 15 minutes east of Crescent City and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Known for sunny summer days and cool evening nights, Hiouchi is considered the area’s gateway to the redwoods, and Woodmoor Gables is the premier riverfront rental property.

The house sits on 1.3 acres of sprawling lawns, gardens, lily ponds and fountains and has a private deck and small orchard. The architecture is reminiscent of the 16th-century Tudor period, providing a classic ambiance with all the modern comforts to make your stay in the heart of the redwoods memorable and relaxing.

Woodmoor Gables has been extensively renovated using top of the line finishes including granite counters, granite tile and maple hardwood flooring throughout as well as all new appliances, handcrafted maple cabinetry, lighting and furniture. An open floor plan and new windows in every room allow unobstructed views of the redwoods and Smith River.

This two-story floor plan offers incredible options to make your stay enjoyable no matter what the season. The first floor offers an expansive kitchen-dining room layout. The kitchen is furnished with a bar-height counter and chairs so you have a wide, open view of the redwoods and river while you host friends and family. The dining area features plenty of seating (with a table for 12 and room for more) to host family gatherings. After dinner, enjoy the crackle of a Northwood’s fire in the living room, while curling up on one of several couches to enjoy an evening’s conversation. The first floor also has two of the most exciting attributes of the lodge: our redwood paneled sunroom which still has the original lead framed windows and our large mahogany paneled game room featuring a regulation pool table, fireplace and 50” flat screen TV, with plenty of games and reading materials to entertain the entire family.

When you are ready for sleep, chose from our 6 tastefully decorated bedrooms:
The Master Suite: located on the second floor, king bed, private view of the river and redwoods, 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath with antique claw foot tub and large granite shower
The Fountain Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook and private bath
The Redwood Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook
The Green Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook
The Twin Room: located on the second floor, 2 twin beds, garden view, vaulted ceiling
The Garden Room: located on the first floor, queen bed, private bath, garden view

The Redwoods and the Smith River are a 5 minute walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds or a short drive to the entrance of Redwood National Park. The manicured lawns and gardens are an incredible treat in the spring, summer and fall, and offer a pond, fountain, rose garden, Japanese maples, and unique trees and shrubs found nowhere else in the County. Just up the road from the Park is the quaint little town of Hiouchi, which offers large morning breakfast (Paul Bunyan Style!) and lunch plates, and a small hamlet store for obtaining groceries and gas.

Because we live locally, we can offer a great variety of suggestions to help seed your trip with places to visit and explore including hikes through the redwoods, beaches or coastal dunes, whale watching, magnificent lighthouses, horseback rides on the beaches and in the redwoods, bird watching some of the 413 plus species known to visit Del Norte County and of course fishing on the beautiful Smith River, known for its world record salmon and steelhead fishing.

We love Woodmoor Gables and invite you to enjoy the redwood’s premier lodge while traveling through the Pacific Northwest or fishing our pristine rivers. Woodmoor Gables is that perfect place for large families or groups of friends to gather for an extended stay-cation. We hope you will consider it a home where your entire family can relax and play.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25 and older...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Pack and Play available....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            With prior permission and agreement to pet policy. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

          • Fountain Room: 1 queen

            Great river views and private bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

            disconnected private bath, vaulted ceilings...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Surround sound T.V., large master bath, closet, River view...moreless

          • Garden Room: 1 queen

            Reading nook, garden views, private bath...moreless

          • Green Room: 1 queen

            Reading nook, view of the river. Shared bath....moreless

          • Redwood Room: 1 queen

            Reading nook and spectacular river and redwood views. ...moreless

          • The second floor finds a spacious king bedroom with a private view of the river and redwoods. Maple hardwood floors surround you in comfort, while you enjoy a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath. Bathe in our antique claw foot tub while enjoying views of the redwoods or rinse in the large granite shower. Just down the hall, the Fountain Room offers a large queen bed, great views of the river, and a private bath. Our twin bedroom has views of the gardens and a vaulted ceiling. The twin bedroom is serviced by cozy disconnected bathroom/shower. On the south side of the house, the stunning queen bed Redwood Room boasts maple hardwood floors, the original redwood vaulted ceilings, a reading nook and views of the redwoods and river. The Green Room offers views of the river, a queen size bed, and reading nook and cozy views of the garden. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • Bathroom 3


          • Bathroom 4


          • Bathroom 5


          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

            Near game room and sun room...moreless

          • Three bedrooms have private bathrooms; two bedrooms share a bathroom, with doors leading to bathroom from each room. The twin bedroom has a bathroom just down the hall. Downstairs has a bathroom near the sun room and game room....moreless


          • Stereo:

            In master Bedroom...moreless

          • Television:

            DVD players with three T.V.'s located in the game room, master bedroom and kitchen...moreless


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Marina
          • Museums

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                Stituated on the banks of the Smith River in the heart of Redwood National and State Parks...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Clothes Dryer:

                On Site with dryer sheets provided...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Living Room wood fire place. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central heating and space heaters ...moreless

              • Internet:


              • Linens Provided:

                Bed sheets, pillows, comforters ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Living room has large fireplace and seats 12 comfortably...moreless

              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                Both US Cellular and ATT Cell Service ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and wash towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                On site w/detergent provided...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Wood stove in the kicthen and also a wood stove in the game room...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Features large granite counter tops and bar. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                coffee filters...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Double ovens and stove....moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                Two outdoor dining tables...moreless

              • Golf:

                Del Norte Golf Course is just 3 miles down the street...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks and rafts can be rented in the town of Hiouchi...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Shuffleboard, croquet ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              Write a review 4.9
              from 34 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Low Season
              Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Dec 29 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Summer 2015
              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $10
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Cleaning Fee $175
              • Tax Rate 8%


              Higher rate if more than 12 people: addtional $20/guest/night.

              Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 11/16/2014
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              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Del Norte County Regional Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Del Norte Golf Course
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Redwood Highway/ Highway 199
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Hiouchi Cafe
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Kellogg Beach

              Car: Recommended

              Hiouchi is the Gateway to Redwood National and State Park, home to the worlds tallest trees. You have your choice of many trails through these magnificent giants just a few minutes walk from your front door or find yourself on a short drive to where the redwoods meet the sea. The rugged Pacific Coast line offers premier beaches for surfing and aquatic sports, including breathtaking views of our lighthouses and rocky shores.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: Chris and Lisa are 18 year residents in Del Norte County. Lisa is a local teacher and Chris is a wildlife and fisheries biologist. They have 2 children and a dog.

              Why the Owner Chose Crescent City:
              Dr. Stump created Woodmoor Gables for travelers visiting the coastal redwoods. Woodmoor Gables reverted to a private residence in the late 70's and for the last 30 years has undergone extensive remodeling. Woodmoor Gables has been revived to find its roots as a redwood retreat, and freshly renovated with all the finest amenities to make your stay in redwood country memorable.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This 5,000 square foot retreat offers 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and is the largest accommodations for multiple families visiting the redwoods in Del Norte County. Many exciting interior home attractions such as the spacious kitchen, master suite, game room and inviting fireplace will warm your senses. Located on the beautiful Smith River just a moment’s walk to the redwoods.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Woodmoor Gables Lodge

                Woodmoor Gables Lodge

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              • Dining room with spectacular river views

                Dining room with spectacular river views

              • Beautiful gardens

                Beautiful gardens

              • A great way to end your days relaxing with family and friends

                A great way to end your days relaxing with family and friends

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Master Bath Tub

                Master Bath Tub

              • Green Room

                Green Room

              • Fountain Room

                Fountain Room

              • Kitchen - fully stocked with all your tools for cooking a memorable meal

                Kitchen - fully stocked with all your tools for cooking a memorable meal

              • Living Room - bright and relaxing

                Living Room - bright and relaxing

              • Deck overlooking the Smith river and Redwoods

                Deck overlooking the Smith river and Redwoods

              • Fountain Room View

                Fountain Room View

              • Entertainment Room

                Entertainment Room

              • Master Bath

                Master Bath

              • Garden Room

                Garden Room

              • Redwood Room

                Redwood Room

              • Twin Room

                Twin Room

              VRBO #452218

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

              $350 - $400 per night (USD)

              6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
              Sleeps 16

              View calendar: Updated 11/16/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 11/16/2014
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