Just inland from the Redwood Coast lies the Klamath Region, a little-known corner of Northern California with winding rivers, granite canyons, majestic mountains and miles of hiking trails waiting to be explored. Our riverside cabins are a stones throw from the Klamath, with private swimming, a peaceful setting and lots of good fishing access. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. Our redwood, pet friendly cabins come with a full kitchen & linens and a deck that looks over the river. We have farm fresh eggs and fresh goats milk seasonally available, and kids love helping out with the morning milking. We can arrange whitewater rafting trips, point you in the direction of the best hiking, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
Our riverside cabins come with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. Each cabin has identical floor plans, with the exception of Cabin 6, which is slightly larger, (it has a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river). Our pet friendly lodging is open to all four-leggeds, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
It's a short walk down a path to our private sandy beach and swimming hole located across from Pearch Creek, a pristine mountain stream that can be heard from the cabin decks. There is a long stretch of river just below the cabins where guests are welcome to roam. Guests are also welcome to use our lawn for lounging or volleyball, our covered cabana (nice place to check the internet or just relax) and wander in our organic garden.
We are happy to recommend places to go and things to do, and offer information on our area. Once guests are settled in and oriented we like allow them their privacy. There is always someone here at the ranch, though you may not see us. Mark and Blythe live on the property, as do Max and Tasha, our caretakers. When you arrive, check the whiteboard on the office porch for your cabin assignment and basic information. Someone will check in with you to make sure you're settled and oriented. Our phone numbers are listed in the office, so if you can't find us yo can always call.
Sandy Bar Ranch is off the beaten path, in a beautiful corner of the world. This is one of the few remaining places with no cell service; we invite you to take full advantage of this, relax and unplug during your visit. Our office is equipped with WIFI and a land line for your use, but neither of these are available in your cabin. You can contact the outside world when you want, and we can pass phone messages to you, but in your cabin the main thing you’ll hear is the river.
The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing.
The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience.
The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are four designated wilderness areas in the region: The Trinity Alps, Russians, Marble Mountain and Siskiyou Wilderness. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.