|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This secluded property offers a two bedroom, one bath cabin and has a fully screened sleeping porch as well as a fully screened porch off the kitchen. This property is located 'off the grid' and is supported by solar and generated power. Walk to pristine swimming holes just minutes away or take a short drive to nearby destinations. An excellent place to get away and enjoy the beauty and peace of the wilderness and all it has to offer. As one satisfied guest put it ' One week here undo the ravages of a whole year of urban living.' Come see for yourself!
We purchased Big Flat Ranch in 1986 and have been raising cattle and sheep here for over twenty years. We are experienced equestrians and can share information on where to go and what to do while you visit us. We fell in love with this valley years ago and hope that you will too.
Kitty Jones purchased this cabin in 2012
Billy and Kitty
Thank you so much for your hospitality and sharing your amazing cabin with us. We had a wonderful time and are already trying to figure out when we can come back!
My wife, our 9 month old and two dogs spent thanksgiving here and made a family memory that'll live on forever. It rained the entire trip but we were content sitting by the wood burning furnace and living our life without the need of cell phones and cable TV. I mean, we obviously watched football on Thanksgiving, but that was about it. Aside from the awesome cabin, the area around it is gorgeous. Not to mention that the nearby Redwoods Park is also the moon of Endor. But you don't have to be a Star Wars geek to appreciate this romote and stunning location. Even if you're not planning a trip like this, you should. It was so great to get away from the city and cannot think of a better place to spend a few nights.
Bill and Kitty were amazing hosts. Kitty made cookies that we immediately devoured and Bill checked in on us every day just to make sure we had enough power and to tell us a bit about the place.
We stayed in mid August and really enjoyed our stay. It was a peaceful location and the home
was warm and cozy. They had a fan in one of the closets that helped us stay cool. The rooms
were perfect and I know my kids were grateful for some TV. We watched the Olympics on our down time.
We liked that they had a binder with information on some great locations to visit which we took advantage.
We really loved the watering hole near by. We were the only ones there so that made it even better. We went
and saw the Redwoods at the different parks and locations.
There was construction on the road leading to the cabin that did cause some long waits which my
husband wasn't a fan. However we thought it was worth it. I would definitely recommend staying here
to anyone. Bonus- Kitty wrote us a nice welcome card and provided cookies. Very hospitable. We also
saw a mother deer and her two fawns right outside our door. Just wonderful!
Only wish we had more time. I will be back with the family next time. I am so grateful to have a wonderful place to stay in such a magical area in Big Flat near the pristine Smith on South Fork. Many " Thank You's" for making it possible !
Kitty was wonderful with all contact. Realized we were going to arrive a day later than originally planned and booked. Without asking, Kitty was kind enough to refund our missed nights stay. Cabin was nestled in a very quiet and remote area. If you want to truly step away from the everyday, this would be the location to book.
Our stay at the off-grid solar cabin was everything we expected. All the comforts necessary for a great stay. The cabin was well appointed. Screen rooms lovely spots to sit and enjoy the beauty around you. The river beaches offer a great respite from mid day heat. Highly recommend. Had no interaction with owners, but knew they were quite near if we needed anything.
This property offers a solar powered charming two bedroom one bathroom cabin with a fully equipped kitchen and two screened in porches and is located in the heart of the Smith River National Recreation Area. The list of recreational opportunities is endless. Just step outside and find yourself surrounded by a biologically diverse variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish including river otter, beaver, black bear, northern spotted owl, endangered Del Norte salamander and tailed frog, chinook salmon, coho salmon, steel head trout, cut throat trout, and countless bird species. The Giant Redwood groves are just minutes away with trails suitable for a wide range of interests and abilities from easy walks or hikes to more challenging adventures. There is a wealth of information on nearby trails and river access available at the cabin, or ask your hosts, Billy & Kitty Jones, to email you information ahead of time for planning purposes.
The Paradise trail head is a short drive from the ranch, and the old Kelsey Trail head is just minutes away. Part of the Kelsey Trail is wheelchair accessible from the Big Flat Campground. Check the information binder at the cabin for a list of activities, destinations and current events in the Smith River National Recreation Area and other parts of the Smith River watershed.
A short drive downriver gets you to Jedediah Smith State Park where you will find 10,000 acres of primeval redwood groves and a diverse array of plants and wildlife.
The beaches and swimming holes near the cabin are great places to rest or play in the soothing waters of the Smith River.
Most folks that visit us find that they have everything they need here on this secluded property, but if you are interested in exploring the outlying area there are ocean beaches just forty -five minutes away for beach combing, surfing, fishing and whale watching.
A great coastal destination is Tolowa Dunes State Park which is the 'center of the universe' and ancestral land of the Tolowa Dee-ni'. Here you will find wetlands, dunes and miles of secluded ocean beaches accessible by well maintained trails that are ideal for walking, cycling, and horseback riding. There is also a horse camp located in the park that offers stalls, an outhouse, fresh water and picnic areas. This is a biodiversity 'hot spot' for 500 plant species, 315 bird species, 400 mushroom and fungus species, 50 land mammal species and 21 fish species. There are also forty-three sensitive, threatened and endangered animal and plant species that have been recorded here. They include the western lily, bald eagle, peregrine falcon, brown pelican, western snowy plover, Aleutian cackling goose, marbled murrelet, green sturgeon, tidewater goby, steel head and coastal cut throat trout, and Oregon silver spot and seaside hoary elfin butterflies. The rare silvery phacelia is found nowhere else in California. This place is truly magical!
Horse back riding in the recreation areas is absolutely spectacular. We don't offer boarding facilities at the cabin at this time but it is in the works for the near future. . There are several boarding facilities nearby if you bring your equine companions. There are also guided trail rides available in several locations. Here is an opportunity to cross horseback riding on the beach off your bucket list! Ask Kitty for details.
The city of Crescent City is a forty-five minute drive from the cabin. There you will find basic shopping and a small downtown area that offers restaurants, casinos, several art galleries, antique stores, a museum, an indoor swimming pool (saltwater) that has a slide for recreational swims and lap swimming times as well, a bowling alley, movie theater, Battery Point Lighthouse, a farmers market in summer and beautiful beaches. The surfing here is excellent. The options are endless and ever changing. It is our goal to help you enjoy your stay so please feel free to ask questions and request information. There are several visitor's centers in nearby Crescent City and Gasquet. Come visit us and discover 'The Pearl of the Northwest, where the Redwoods meet the Sea.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Pets must be approved
$200.00 of the pet fees is refundable. $20.00 per pet limited to 2 pets.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.