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Riverfront | Wild Smith River Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,699 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) Not suitable for children under 12

This private riverfront home offers bohemian luxury and 1960's style with an awesome riverfront locaiton.

The River House was built in 1948 and offers three bedrooms, two newly remodeled baths with all modern amenities. The house has been meticulously maintained. The style of the home Mid-Century meets 1960’s chic. This is pristine riverside living at its best.

The sights and sounds beautiful Smith River are at your doorstep. There are many hiking trails close by on the middle and north forks of the river as well as the virgin Redwood forests of Jedidiah Smith State Park after whom both the park and river were named.

The River House is a great place to unwind. It is a retreat from the rigors of everyday life and a rare opportunity to take stock of nature’s pristine abundance.

The house is available for your enjoyment year around. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, rafting or simply relaxing to the sound of one of American’s most beautiful rivers. You will find peace here.

Whether you are a nature lover, artist or a big city dweller in need of break, you will find inspiration at your River House on the Smith.

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J Dean Loring
Member since: 2011
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About J Dean Loring

The Smith River is one of the most pristine and beautiful places anywhere. After visiting over 50 countries I have not seen a place more natural and vibrant.

J Dean Loring purchased this house in 2010

Why J Dean Loring chose Gasquet

To spend time enjoying the beauty of the Smith River and Six Rivers National Forest. I want to share it with others who appreciate such a peaceful and special place.

What makes this house unique

You can swim and hike is so many beautiful places here and often have them all to yourself. The water in the river is crystal clear and among the cleanest and freshest rivers anywhere. Wild Salmon, Steelhead and Ocean going Cutthroat Trout are plentiful but ellusive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This retreat was listed in April 11. It has no reviews yet.
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Gasquet in the Del Norte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1699 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on River and has its own bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 Room has two twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
River Front Redwood Decks, Outdoor fireplace, outdoor furniture, large lawn, very private.


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Riverfront | Wild Smith River Home
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The river house was very comfortable and in the middle of all the activities we wanted to see.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed comfortable home for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with another couple for 5 nights and 6 days. We were right at home in this beautifully appointed tasteful house. Our only complaint was the small kitchen but everything in it worked and we solved the problem by choosing to only have 1 person cooking at a time! We would stay at this home again in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

One of the best vacations of our lives!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such an AMAZING time at the River House. The house was well-stocked and super comfortable. It felt more like a home than a vacation rental. The beds were super comfy, and it was so pleasant sleeping to the sound of the river off the bedroom. The bathrooms were modern and clean, I loved the heated fan in the en suite!

There are so many hiking trails, that are minutes away, we found a new place to explore every day! The nature in Gasquet and the surrounding areas is spectacular. My boys had the best time searching for frogs, river snakes and banana slugs! (All of which are totally harmless btw.)

The redwoods at Boy Scout Tree Trail are the largest most impressive trees I have ever seen. Truly breath-taking, maybe the prettiest and most peaceful place I have ever experienced.

Cliff jumping and fishing at Stoney Creek was also super fun, as was tubing down the river off the Medrona trail. Bring river shoes for sure - game-changer! The Smith is a real deal rocky river bed, and they can get slippery!

The River House is a little hidden gem. Thank you Dean and Melissa for a vacation we will remember our whole lives!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great property. Very comfortable. Living room furniture could use updating. Otherwise, it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. Perfect house.

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Back deck not for small kids. Quiet. Relaxing. Perfect. Many extras.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianola, IA

Adorable house, very clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! It has so much character and everything you need for your stay! We would definitely recommend a stay here and hope to come back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Crescent City, CA
Nearest Ferry
320 Miles
San Francisco, CA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Del Norte County Golf Course
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Del Norte Coast ,CA
Car: necessary

The Smith River is one of the crown jewels of the National Wild and Scenic River System, which recognizes and protects rivers across the country. More than three hundred miles of the Smith River System are designated wild and scenic, more than any other river in the country. The emerald-green Smith River flows freely and naturally, without a single dam, for its entire length—the only major system in California to do so.

Hiking in this area is fabulous. If you enjoy communing with nature this area and retreat is the perfect match for your rejuvenation and inspiration.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.12
Pet Fee £37.44
Damage Deposit £374.35

Upon final payment, you will receive the River House User's Guide which will answer many of your questions and provide other useful information about the River House and the surrounding area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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