This large orignal family owned river front property is waiting for your family. Recently renovated in 2010. Amazing large chef's kitchen, 3 bedroom (including 2 bedroom guest cabin), 7-9 person loft and 2 full bathrooms, plus 1/2 bath. Amazing outside shower and large spacious deck overlooking the Eel River. This property is full of fun outdoor amenities: Bon fire ring with seating for 10+, shuffle board court, and beach access and more.
- Cabin1517 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
Enjoy the heart of the California Redwoods
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 12, 2018
About Tamara Shewmaker
Our grandfather was the primary medical doctor for most of Humboldt County during the 1920s to the 1950s. It was obvious that he needed a vacation spot far enough away to feel removed, but close enough that if he got the call, he could jump in his truck to tend to his patients needs. The Scotia Sawmill was one of his biggest customers as a a result, he bought the land for the cabin from the sawmill to build this "vacation spot" for family.
Tamara Shewmaker purchased this Cabin in 1930
Why Tamara Shewmaker chose Redway
Love and care were put into the original building of the cabin at Redway…. the main cabin has pure, old growth redwood with no knots and a beautiful stone fireplace (rocks from the Eel hand picked for it). And the renovation was equally done with love and a need to cherish our family legacy. The cabin has been a family rendezvous every summer since it was built. This property was divided into 7 parcels….all of which went to the 3 children of the doctor except 1 parcel to his and our grandmother’s best friends. All still have their parcel – cabin and property. We all love Redway and look at it as a family legacy. We know you will enjoy this wonderful place as much as we do!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Such a fantastic home, location & family! Highly recommend
This was truly one of my best experiences EVER renting a vacation home & I rent several times per year. Tamara was gracious, helpful, & professional every step of the way. Her welcoming demeanor felt like we were family.
The home (compound really) is gorgeous!! Perfect for large families or reunions. The kitchen was beautiful & fully equipped. Loved it. The large deck looking out over the Eel River was heaven. What a view. The fire pit area was like being at a 5 star resort space. Lots of s’mores & relaxation. Last but not least this home is river front. Absolutely tranquil you will not be disappointed. Loved loved loved this home & can't wait to plan the next trip.
Deserie - Thank you for your kind words! We love it too :) So glad it met all your expectations. Please let us know if you would like to rent next summer as soon as you have dates so we can get you on the calendar!
Tamara and family
Part of the family
The history of the cabin along with the beautiful river so close by was ideal for our family. Plenty of space for the kids to explore with things to do: games, toys, tree house, river, and just hanging out. We felt like one of the family with the family’s generosity. It’s definitely an ideal cabin for anyone to relax. We can’t wait to come back again.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our cabin Melissa, and RELAXATION is totally the goal there. Please let us know if you would like to rent next year! We do offer incentives for repeat renters, so just message me next year for our current ones at the time. ~ Tamara
Great cabin for groups or a large family!
Such a great time! There were nine of us and we had more than enough space. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Treehouse and shuffle board were a hit with the kids. Nice shallow area on the river, great for littles to play. We floated down to the public beach and found jumping rocks and swimming areas along the way.
We are thrilled you AND your kids enjoyed your visit at our cabin! Please think of Redway again in future vacation plans :)
Wonderful family retreat
The cabin is very cool. Our kids loved playing shuttle board. The cabin is well stocked with books and games. The outdoor shower was so decadent. Would stay again.
Thank you Emily! We would love to rent to you again :)
Charming cabin on the river
The cabin is cozy, comfortable, and located on a beautiful stretch of the Eel River. The hosts were very helpful and communicative, and we enjoyed our 2-night stay.
Thank you Vicki! We are so glad that your family enjoyed their stay at our cabin.
Please contact us again if you ever need to rent the place again.
Majestic redwood groves are north and south of the cabin. Scotia Sawmill is historic and fascinating and Victoian Ferndale are both within an hour north. Ferndale is a quaint English/Basque settlement with Victorian homes and great shopping, further North (another 45 minutes) is Trinidad and then a little further are beautiful state and federal parklands with Roosevelt Elk, scenic ocean coast views and special fern valley