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Rustic Wilderness Lodge

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
12 guests
1 night minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
A decahexagon (16 sided) open floor plan, earth sheltered, living roof, post and beam, log-and-tile off-grid mansion way out in the woods with spring-fed water and with many 'unfinished' details. Surrounded by wilderness. Great for self-reliant, experienced adventurers and especially larger groups (we've had 16 people inhabit he Lodge). It's a little much for a single or for a couple, although couples DO still regularly rent it. NOTE: It's RUSTIC. We have unfinished projects, pretty much all the time, the gardens and orchards are WILD This location is very beautiful and quite remote and is best suited for adventurous souls who are ready to brave the elements and have a bit of a pioneer-style living experience. Please be sure you've read through the full description and ask any necessa...A decahexagon (16 sided) open floor plan, earth sheltered, living roof, post and beam, log-and-tile off-grid mansion way out in the woods with spring-fed water and with many 'unfinished' details. Surrounded by wilderness. Great for self-reliant, experienced adventurers and especially larger groups (we've had 16 people inhabit he Lodge). It's a little much for a single or for a couple, although couples DO still regularly rent it. NOTE: It's RUSTIC. We have unfinished projects, pretty much all the time, the gardens and orchards are WILD This location is very beautiful and quite remote and is best suited for adventurous souls who are ready to brave the elements and have a bit of a pioneer-style living experience. Please be sure you've read through the full description and ask any necessary questions to make sure you know what you are getting into! We want our guests to be happy - please be sure you are up for something 'different'! And it is NOT the Marriott! The photos were taken by a professional (sent from airbnb) and the Lodge is NOT as nice as it shows in the pictures. It just isn't. If you are looking for a unique experience in a beautiful natural area and would like to experience life in an off-grid, sustainable, permaculture-focused ecovillage - and all the rough roads, dirt, mud, insects, messes, barking dogs, mosquitos, bees, mice, early morning roosters, communal living, composting toilets, ongoing construction projects in remote wilderness - then we invite you join us in our mountain village! Our property encompasses 160 acres of pristine natural wilderness in Northern California's beautiful Smith River canyon - home of the only un-dammed river in the state. Lush fern-encrusted hillsides slope down to countless spring-fed streams, teeming with wildlife, from cute caterpillars to (also cute, sometimes!) black bears. Accessible only by forestry road from scenic Redwoon Hwy (CA-199,) this is an opportunity to experience our responsible natural relationship with Mother Earth. This location is very beautiful and quite remote, so please be sure you've read through the full description and are prepared for certain elements of 'roughing it' and adventure travel. The Village is also a work-in-progress so we are likely to be working and there may be construction, dirt, and messes around! Amenities: •Lighting / Electricity: the lodge does have electric LED lighting; we try to keep a flashlight, lantern, and/or candle available for your use -- but we recommend that you bring your own lights. •Kitchen: a commercial propane stove (no oven), and plenty of pots, pans, and utensils for your use. No refrigeration, but there is a freezer you can use in the lower village, about a quarter mile downhill •Bathrooms: We use composting toilets and there is a bidet (pretty fancy for roughing, heh?) Hot propane shower. •(Lack of) Phone / Internet: Some Verizon and US Cellular service is available, but AT&T and T-Mobile do not service our area. We do not have wifi. The Great Outdoors: •Domestic animals: Between the three dogs who run around at night chasing forest creatures, springtime frog concerts, and the early-rising chickens, it is likely that there will be some animal noises occurring at unpredictable moments during the night and day. •Wild animals: There are various of these that live in the forest, including skunks, chipmunks, foxes, black bears, and many birds and insects. Since we have dogs and people around, the wild animals tend to keep their distance from the areas that we use. If you are lucky, you might spot a black bear on a hike; they are basically like big raccoons and prefer to run away from humans. If you are looking for a unique experience and up for rustic accommodations with a few off-grid perks, we welcome you to join us in our mountain paradise!More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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About the Owner
Dan S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2017
Interaction with guests
e give our guests space. Usually out working, doing stuff(I have a job in town as a doctor of chiropractic), so I (Dan) don't often sit and chat, but our interns are usually available to talk with and show you around. Other than that, it's easy and you can just make yourself at home, informally. Please come down to lower village if you have needs You can actually text us, but we don't check the phone incessantly, like city folk do. Best to come down if you need extra towels, have encountered a bear, etc
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About the neighbourhood
Our 160-acre property is surrounded by about a million acres of National Forest. Our neighborhood is all made of trees, huckleberry bushes and animals. We love it here. It is very remote, peaceful, and functionally sustainable in its focus. The closest neighbor is a Buddhist Hermitage about a mile up the forestry road. Also, supposedly, Sasquatch live here! (it is the epicenter for documented sightings) Most visitors to the area are interested in spending time in the redwoods – we are about 30-45 minutes from the nearest entrance to Jedediah Smith Park, home of Stout Grove and other beautiful redwood hikes. Driving into Crescent City, about 45-60 minutes, winds you right through the 'gentle giants' on your way to or from Redwoods
Getting around
•Remote location, gravel forestry roads: We are about 45 minutes from the nearest grocery store, and about 3.5 miles from Redwood Hwy. It is preferable to arrive during daylight hours since you'll be driving up a dirt road through the woods, crossing a creek either by small bridge or fording, and arriving on a property with limited electricity and steep terrain. The roads are unlit, bumpy, windy, and sometimes steep. Please bring a flashlight if you need to arrive after dark. We occasionally get a bit of snow in winter; please check the forecast and plan accordingly. You do NOT need 4WD to access the village; But to get to the Lodge (the top of our mountain) you need 4WD
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