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Bliss Place - On the Wild & Scenic Smith River

Crescent City, CA, USA
  • Cabin1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.

Property Manager

Beth Moore

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Beth Moore

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

Beth Moore purchased this Cabin in 2005


    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, upstairs bedroom w/ adjoining outside deck
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, downstairs bedroom next to bathroom
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, additional upstairs walk through bedroom


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Newly remodeled bathroom with travertine shower
        • 1

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Waterfront


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • 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.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Gas range
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Extensive library
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    Extensive DVD collection


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


                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • cinemas
                                              • marina
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            32 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Not to be missed!

                                                            Carol B.

                                                            Our daughter arranged a trip for my husband's retirement, and we couldn't have found a better space to explore the Redwoods from! The cabin was huge, beautiful, and filled with the special touches one hopes for. We had a library, music selection, groceries, washer/dryer, wood for the stove, and the most comfortable beds/bedding on the planet! Beth, the manager, stopped by to check in and see if we had any questions. We can't wait to come back! It was lovely to be "off the grid" in such luxury and thoughtful appointments! Thanks to Dan and Sarah for opening up this amazing space!

                                                            Beautiful, well maintained and well stocked kitchen.

                                                            Marisa P.

                                                            Very responsive and helpful property management. Beautiful craftsmanship and location. Will definitely rent here again.

                                                            This place rocks

                                                            cynthia c. Diablo ca

                                                            Location is wonderful , it's off the grid but you would never know. It is set up to handle what we needed for a week. There is hiking near by and endless fire roads in to the mountains. The ocean is just a short drive away. The redwoods are with in 10 miles of the cabin. The cabin is clean ,up to date and had great beds.


                                                            Felecia O.

                                                            It was exactly what I was looking for. We even got snow which was perfect. It was my youngest two 13, 12 forst snow fall. I could not have planned a better stay. Thank you for having this beautiful place open for others.

                                                            wonderful, beautiful, secluded

                                                            Heather H.

                                                            Perfect place to get away and experience nature and the forest.

                                                            Bliss pleasure

                                                            Dan S.

                                                            Cabin (house) was exactly as advertised...beautiful, clean, remote, well-supplied and completely off the grid and cell network. When its cold be prepared to feed the stove. Well situated among many trails and points of interest. Beth is most pleasant as other reviews note. Delightful getaway...thanks.


                                                            Crescent City, CA, USA

                                                            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.

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                                                            32 Reviews
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