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Cabin Getaway, Surrounded by Forest, Relaxing, Occidental Ca

Bedrooms 1
Space 1 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a true getaway. We searched the enitre area of the Russian River before we settled on this property. Camp Meeker is unique with its logging history, post San Francisco earth quake. After it was done as a logging camp it was developed as a vacation community. Families have owned properties for multi generations and some became full time residents. It is fun to hear the family histories and tales of days gone by.It is central to the RussianRiver, ocean, Redwoods, wine country, and all of the entertainment, activities, and open countryside of West Sonoma county. The cabin is a great place to leave your daily life behind and truly disconnect. We get some cell coverage, but its more a place to reconnect to each other. We enjoy sharing our space with friends and family, but both agree, it is best with just us two. We chose to not put TV, and all of the other distractions of daily life so that it would feel like time away from our daily life. We have shared some of our best meals in our backyard Redwood grove. It's a place to come home to after a day of enjoying what you love to do outside, enjoy a GREAT SHOWER and a fantastic night of rest. The entertainment available in West Sonoma county is endless, via festivals, wineries, and farm trails. Where there is wine there is great food. We are pet friendly to responsible and well trained owners of pets. We do not have complete fencing, so your dog can not be left unattended out of doors and must have good indoor manners. We love the children we raised as I am sure you love yours, but our cabin is made as a true getaway..

Keywords: quiet, cabin, remote, russian river, north bay, unplugged, forest, cottage, shanty, modern.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I have been together 30 years. We have always understood the importance of getting away on our own to reconnect. When our last child was out of the house, we set out to find this place. We spent two years looking and two years creating. We did all of the work and enjoyed our time there all the while. Our dream is to own a Bed & Breakfast one day. We chose this area because of all of the activities, entertainment, and the weather. The cabin does not get the coastal fog or the winds that come off of the river. There is sun year round. The Friday night market in Occidental, Union Hotel Bar & Restaurant, Barley & Hops Pub, & Howards Cafe have enough to offer in a weekend that you never have to leave Occidental if you don't want to. We love coming to an area that has so much Calif. history and where generations of families have owned vacation properties. We hope you will come and enjoy the cabin for all of the reasons we do and find some of your own, and then come again.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2009

Why The Owner chose Camp Meeker

We chose this area because it is within a close distance of our home for a weekend getaway. The drive in is scenic because of all of the open lands. We were looking to be within minutes of the Ocean, but did not want the coastal fog. We are within 15 min. of warmer weather or cooler weather. It is a unique climate location. The towering Redwoods have the ability to grab your attention and distract you from your daily thinking. The cabin is located off a beautiful stretch of Hwy. and nestled in a quiet vacation community where people come to rest.

What makes this cabin unique

We asked our friends and family to help give us a name for the cabin that best described the feeling for them while there. For Play was the name we chose. You will want to leave the woes of daily life and responsibilities behind and play, whatever that means for you. It's a great place to watch the sun move through the trees first thing in the morning, or take a walk to a nearby scenic lookout. We have a picnic pack that we take to the ocean parks, river, or any spot we may come upon. There are many nearby hiking trails that are short in distance or can take you all the way to te ocean. It is a great biking destination for all skill levels and or the motorized cyclist. We like to participate in local community events as much as possible, like the local volunteer Fire Dept. pancake breakfast & BBQ. We do enjoy the community spirit. We enjoy sharing information on local restaurants and activities with guests. We have a window of opportunity that holds local discounts that we are able to come by for our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My weekend starts on a Thursday afternoon when I arrange a massage at the cabin with Cindy Fuchs; at or, wonderful experience, my husband joins me at the Friday night Farmers Market on Main Street. We shop the market for local produce and decide on a plate of Paella, a bottle of local wine that we take back to the cabin and enjoy out back with a fire. Don't forget the ice cream from the Farmers Market, it was a great treat that we finished on Saturday night as we grilled out back and enjoyed our local produce. Sunday morning belongs to Howards for breakfast. One last walk with the dog a quick check of the cabin and the weekend is done. We look forward to the return trip already.

Brian & Maureen
Jul 2013
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Camp Meeker Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa sleeper with pillow top airbed. New and very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
GREAT shower with duel heads & body jets, outdoor space with firepit, sofa sleeper upgrade with airbed, wave radio/cd player with adapter for computer music play, games, cards, books, or puzzle. Forest veiws surround, 1.8 mls. to Occidental town, 15 ml. veiw drive to Bodega, close to popular wedding venues, Ocean Song and OAEC,Tamales bay with Oyster farm, hiking trails, biking, Russian River or Wine tasting. Our place is quite, fresh and everything is new or upgraded.


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Cabin Getaway, Surrounded by Forest, Relaxing, Occidental Ca
average rating of 4.9295774 based on 75 reviews
Laguna Niguel


  • 5 of 5

What can I say! Our experience exceeded our expectations and we have high standards! The cabin had so much charm and amenities you don't expect - they literally thought of everything. Little things like an awesome shower, light and fan switches by the bed, nice windows with screens, plenty of comfortable furniture, BBQ grill and great backyard seating area including a fire pit for the cold evenings - all located in the middle of tall redwoods that provided a nice cool shade. It's like being in a treehouse - very serene and relaxing! The location was so quiet and yet, 20 minutes from the beach, the river, great restaurants, golf, and so many trails. We were fortunate enough to stay for a month and loved everyday of it. Oh, did I mention the wine tasting? I challenge anyone to try make it to all the wineries in the area in one month!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Redwood Magic

  • 5 of 5

We (partner, pup, and I) were incredibly lucky to be able to stay here for March. If you like redwoods, redwoods in the mist, hiking in the redwoods, smelling the redwoods, hearing and ravens fly through the redwoods, then this place is for you.

The owners have done a lot of work on the cabin, and the results are excellent. In terms of vibe, the floor plan is open and airy, with huge windows to better see the redwoods and tasteful decorations. The bed was super comfy and when you wake up, you see redwoods. The shower is big, beautiful, hot, high pressure. We did a lot of intense cooking in the kitchen, which is well supplied with all the tools you need (although bring a knife if you're picky) and a gas(!) stove. There's a gas grill and firepit, too. BYOWood. Camp Meeker is really quiet and the neighbors are friendly.

It's also about as dog-friendly as can be. There are miles of trails that begin literally across the street. They pass some nice redwoods and GIANT Douglas fir and go along redwood-filled stream valleys and look out over redwood-filled valleys. We had the dog off leash basically the entire time with no trouble (and we hardly saw anyone). Watch out for ticks!

In terms of location, it's a couple of minutes from Occidental, convenient to Sebastopol (15 mins) and surrounding, gorgeous wine country, and convenient to the Sonoma Coast. There are loads of stunning road biking options - we went along Coleman Valley Road to Bodega Bay. Definitely visit Wild Flour Bread Bakery, the Grove of Old Trees, and Shell Beach.

The owners were generous, hands off, and straightforward, and the obviously work to make you feel welcome and provide suggestions to enjoy the location. We didn't have any trouble with the place, so just communicated at the beginning and end. It was all easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Davis, ca

Magical cabin in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

This 1947 cabin has been lovingly restored. If you appreciate true craftsmanship, you’ll see this is a labor of love. And when you see it, you’ll understand the magical part. It resides on a mountain top in a grove of trees. The owners have designed this cabin for comfort as well as beauty. We stayed two nights and were attending a wedding rehearsal and wedding so our time in the cabin was limited. We plan to go back as soon as we can for a week. It smells heavenly there. We suggest you bring groceries as you won’t want to leave. We highly recommend this treasure.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so kindly. We did appreciate your information about the bathroom sink. Maybe top of the hill, but a mountain for Regards, Maureen
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Great little cabin

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I just stayed the weekend while visiting family in Occidental. We found the cabin to be better than we expected. I don't think there was one detail over looked when decorating it. Everything was very comfortable. The view was amazing.. made you feel like you are in a tree house. The location was perfect.. we went to Bodega Bay and to Jenner.. saw whale and sea lions. We are already talking about going back and staying longer.. there is a whole outdoor living area.. we only used briefly. Great get away!! Lots to do!! Perfect place to just do nothing also!! Look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private cabin. Responsive host.

  • 5 of 5

The second bed was very comfortable especially for a fold out couch with an air mattress, and there is a privacy curtain installed in that room. Great for two couples! Cabin is very cozy and the woods are very secluded and lovely! Don't hesitate to book. Maureen our host picked up the phone every time we called with a question. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

quiet, quaint, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

From the very start communication was excellent. The description of the home was very accurate. Instructions for entering and locking up were simple and concise. The home was quiet and secluded. We had a comfortable and relaxing weekend to bring in the New Year.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Union Hotel
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Bistro, Union Hotel, Barley & Hops & more
Car: recommended

West Sonoma county has so much to offer in entertainment, wine tasting, biking, hiking, or just enjoying the beauty of the nearby Russian River, Bodega Bay, and all of the activities they offer. It is a place to get out and see, but come home at the end of your busy day and get away..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Additional Guest Fee $10
Pet Fee $10
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

We do understand the importance of privacy and convenience to our guest, however, the book it now format has some limited functions in determining final rates. Please be patient if we need to make any Rental rate adjustments to fit the needs of each guest. Please feel free to contact us to verify amount, prior to booking. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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