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Bliss Place - on the Wild & Scenic Smith River

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom cabin with mountain views (sleeps 6-7)

Thirty minutes from Crescent City, this charming, hand-built, off-the-grid cabin on the South Fork of the Smith River is the perfect blend of funky/rustic and cozy/comfy. In the winter, curl up in a rocking chair and enjoy a roaring fire in the cast iron woodstove. In the summer, open up the windows and let the forest breezes refresh you. Three large bedrooms sleeps up to 7 comfortably. The master bedroom upstairs opens onto an enormous deck perfect for yoga or enjoying your morning coffee while planning your days on the river or coast. Cook up the fresh fish you catch on the world-class Smith River or buy from the fishing boats in the Crescent City harbor in the well-appointed kitchen. Enjoy your meals on the wrap-around deck, under the shade of the dogwood tree. Help yourself to apples, Asian pears and figs from our home orchard in season. Spend your evenings outside listening to the river around the fire circle, or watching a DVD from our eclectic video library.

A short trail thru the woods takes you down to the River, where you can spend the day reading a book borrowed from our extensive in-house library, or kayaking, rafting or swimming in the cool waters of the river or sunning on the flat, warm boulders at the water’s edge.

Adjacent to the National Forest, our cabin is in the heart of the Six Rivers National Recreation Area; a hiker’s Paradise. The historic Kelsey Trail is literally steps away. This recently rediscovered trail was the original route from Fort Jones to Crescent City, and has just been rebuilt with the help of the California Conservation Corps. The southern trailhead is a 5-minute walk from the cabin, and hikers can walk upriver up to 8 miles along the trail as it follows the South Fork and beyond. Or just go far enough to take advantage of some of the emerald green swimming holes less than a mile away.

We don’t have satellite or cable television, cell phone service or wireless internet access, AND WE LIKE IT THAT WAY! We invite you to unplug, unwind, put the screens away, and experience the truly interactive worldwide web of life. See Nature: the original 3D…Cell phone service is available from a number of spots along South Fork road and Highway 199, and Crescent City has all the modern conveniences, including internet coffee shops.

If you appreciate solitude, privacy, wildlife, birdsong, and the music of the river that runs through it, we look forward to sharing our “Bliss Place” with you.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for children less than 5 years old....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    downstairs bedroom next to bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    upstairs bedroom w/ adjoining outside deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    additional upstairs walk through bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly remodeled bathroom with travertine shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD collection...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    The wood stove is the sole source of heat in the cabin. Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$125
$750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
May 1 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

$10.00 additional charge per person for more than 4 guests with a maximum of 7

2.9% credit card processing fee if paying by credit card

VRBO/Home Away adds a 4 to 10% traveler service fee to bookings to use online payment system


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Crescent City
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 199
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent City

Car: Necessary

Adjacent to the National Forest, our cabin is in the heart of the Six Rivers National Recreation Area; a hiker’s Paradise. Nearby Howland Hill Road hosts numerous trail heads for long walks through the magical redwood rainforest. Mountain bikers will appreciate the easy access to miles of Forest Service roads. Or just drive to world-famous Stout Grove or along the incredibly scenic Highway 199 and find your favorite scenic turnout.

The Smith River is one of the top 10 steel head and cutthroat fisheries in the country and excellent guides in Crescent City will share their local knowledge with you to customize your adventure. Ocean sport fishing boats are available in Crescent City or Brookings - be sure to check out fishing license requirements and seasons.

Crescent City has all the modern conveniences, including movies, restaurants, internet cafes and shopping. The closest gas and general store is 10 miles away at Hiouchi Hamlet. Ocean beaches are just a 30 minute drive away.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: We live in the San Joaquin Valley and both work in environmental careers where we can exercise our shared passion of saving the planet. Spending time here on the Smith River is a way for us to recharge our souls and reconnect with the natural world we cherish. We call this cabin our 'Bliss Place' in honor of our beloved friend, mentor and poet-jester Peter Douglas, who followed his bliss all the way to the South Fork, and then brought us along for the ride. We hope it inspires you to protect something you love. ~Sarah & Dan


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Bliss Place

    Welcome to Bliss Place

  • Cook you favorite meal here!

    Cook you favorite meal here!

  • Enjoy our comfortable rustic cabin.

    Enjoy our comfortable rustic cabin.

  • Cozy-up on the futon & watch a DVD

    Cozy-up on the futon & watch a DVD

  • Lovely, spacious bathroom

    Lovely, spacious bathroom

  • Upstairs deck w/ door to bedroom

    Upstairs deck w/ door to bedroom

  • Back view of the cabin in the springtime w/ blooming Dogwood tree

    Back view of the cabin in the springtime w/ blooming Dogwood tree

  • Your private spot on the pristine Smith River

    Your private spot on the pristine Smith River

  • A black bear sighting from the back porch!

    A black bear sighting from the back porch!

  •  Well appointed kitchen

    Well appointed kitchen

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Relax or read a book by the blazing fire.

    Relax or read a book by the blazing fire.

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom with great mountain view & deck

    Upstairs bedroom with great mountain view & deck

  • Additional upstairs bedroom with a twin bed also

    Additional upstairs bedroom with a twin bed also

  • Private trail to the river (seasonal)

    Private trail to the river (seasonal)

  • View of the river from The Old South Kelsey Trail- 10 minutes from the cabin

    View of the river from The Old South Kelsey Trail- 10 minutes from the cabin

  • Two days after a rare January snow storm!

    Two days after a rare January snow storm!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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