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Riverfront Redwood Retreat

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms/6 Baths With Unmatched River And Redwood Views

Nestled in the heart of redwood country and perched atop the high banks of the nationally known wild and scenic Smith River lies the historic Woodmoor Gables Lodge. This beautifully renovated 1939 redwoods retreat has 360-degree views of the tallest trees in the world and the Smith River. Wake up to views of the river and to the sound of it rushing by. Enjoy your coffee in the sunroom or dine in the evenings facing sunsets as the river meanders to the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Our family’s river front gathering place is located directly adjacent to Redwood National and State Parks, in Hiouchi, California, just 15 minutes east of Crescent City and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Known for sunny summer days and cool evening nights, Hiouchi is considered the area’s gateway to the redwoods, and Woodmoor Gables is the premier riverfront rental property.

The house sits on 1.3 acres of sprawling lawns, gardens, lily ponds and fountains and has a private deck and small orchard. The architecture is reminiscent of the 16th-century Tudor period, providing a classic ambiance with all the modern comforts to make your stay in the heart of the redwoods memorable and relaxing.

Woodmoor Gables has been extensively renovated using top of the line finishes including granite counters, granite tile and maple hardwood flooring throughout as well as all new appliances, handcrafted maple cabinetry, lighting and furniture. An open floor plan and new windows in every room allow unobstructed views of the redwoods and Smith River.

This two-story floor plan offers incredible options to make your stay enjoyable no matter what the season. The first floor offers an expansive kitchen-dining room layout. The kitchen is furnished with a bar-height counter and chairs so you have a wide, open view of the redwoods and river while you host friends and family. The dining area features plenty of seating (with a table for 12 and room for more) to host family gatherings. After dinner, enjoy the crackle of a Northwood’s fire in the living room, while curling up on one of several couches to enjoy an evening’s conversation. The first floor also has two of the most exciting attributes of the lodge: our redwood paneled sunroom which still has the original lead framed windows and our large mahogany paneled game room featuring a regulation pool table, fireplace and 50” flat screen TV, with plenty of games and reading materials to entertain the entire family.

When you are ready for sleep, chose from our 6 tastefully decorated bedrooms:

The Master Suite: located on the second floor, king bed, private view of the river and redwoods, 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath with antique claw foot tub and large granite shower

The Fountain Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook and private bath

The Redwood Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook

The Green Room: located on the second floor, queen bed, great river view, reading nook

The Twin Room: located on the second floor, 2 twin beds, garden view, vaulted ceiling

The Garden Room: located on the first floor, queen bed, private bath, garden view

The Redwoods and the Smith River are a 5 minute walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds or a short drive to the entrance of Redwood National Park. The manicured lawns and gardens are an incredible treat in the spring, summer and fall, and offer a pond, fountain, rose garden, Japanese maples, and unique trees and shrubs found nowhere else in the County. Just up the road from the Park is the quaint little town of Hiouchi, which offers large morning breakfast (Paul Bunyan Style!) and lunch plates, and a small hamlet store for obtaining groceries and gas.

Because we live locally, we can offer a great variety of suggestions to help seed your trip with places to visit and explore including hikes through the redwoods, beaches or coastal dunes, whale watching, magnificent lighthouses, horseback rides on the beaches and in the redwoods, bird watching some of the 413 plus species known to visit Del Norte County and of course fishing on the beautiful Smith River, known for its world record salmon and steelhead fishing.

We love Woodmoor Gables and invite you to enjoy the redwood’s premier lodge while traveling through the Pacific Northwest or fishing our pristine rivers. Woodmoor Gables is that perfect place for large families or groups of friends to gather for an extended stay-cation. We hope you will consider it a home where your entire family can relax and play.

More Details

Owner
Chris Howard
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Chris Howard

Chris and Lisa are 21 year residents in Del Norte County. Lisa is a local high school teacher and Chris is a wildlife and fisheries biologist, that now manages the largest organic pasture based dairy north of San Fransisco, supply California's finest milk to Rumiano Cheese Co. in Crescent City and Humboldt Creamery in Ferndale, California. He also manages one of the largest pasture based egg operations in California, supplying Alexandre Kids eggs throughout Whole Foods Markets in Washington, Oregon and California, including Costco in Northern California. Chris and Lisa have two wonderful boys and two German Shepards that manage the comings and goings of their residence.

Chris Howard purchased this house in 2012

Why Chris Howard chose Crescent City

Dr. Stump created Woodmoor Gables for travelers visiting the coastal redwoods in the 1950 and 60's. Woodmoor Gables reverted to a private residence in the late 70's and for the last 30 years has undergone extensive remodeling. Woodmoor Gables has been revived to find its roots as a redwood retreat, and freshly renovated with all the finest amenities to make your stay in redwood country memorable.

What makes this house unique

This 5,000 square foot retreat offers 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and is the largest accommodations for multiple families visiting the redwoods in Del Norte County. Many exciting interior home attractions such as the spacious kitchen, master suite, game room and inviting fireplace will warm your senses. Located on the beautiful Smith River just a moment’s walk or drive to the redwoods.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved waking up to the views of the redwoods and the Smith River.
Dec 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Crescent City in the Del Norte County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Near game room and sun room
  • Three bedrooms have private bathrooms; two bedrooms share a bathroom, with doors leading to bathroom from each room. The twin bedroom has a bathroom just down the hall. Downstairs has a bathroom near the sun room and game room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Fountain Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Great river views and private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , disconnected private bath, vaulted ceilings
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Surround sound T.V., large master bath, closet, River view
    Garden Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Reading nook, garden views, private bath
    Green Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Reading nook, view of the river. Shared bath.
    Redwood Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Reading nook and spectacular river and redwood views.
  • The second floor finds a spacious king bedroom with a private view of the river and redwoods. Maple hardwood floors surround you in comfort, while you enjoy a 50” flat screen TV with surround sound system, private walk in closest and master bath. Bathe in our antique claw foot tub while enjoying views of the redwoods or rinse in the large granite shower. Just down the hall, the Fountain Room offers a large queen bed, great views of the river, and a private bath. Our twin bedroom has views of the gardens and a vaulted ceiling. The twin bedroom is serviced by cozy disconnected bathroom/shower. On the south side of the house, the stunning queen bed Redwood Room boasts maple hardwood floors, the original redwood vaulted ceilings, a reading nook and views of the redwoods and river. The Green Room offers views of the river, a queen size bed, and reading nook and cozy views of the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(113 traveller reviews)

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Riverfront Redwood Retreat
average rating of 4.9292035 based on 114 reviews
Eagle Mountain, UT
5

I can't even imagine a better home for my family to gather in!

  • 5 of 5

This was the culmination of a 2 year goal to gather all my children together for a relaxing, connecting family vacation. There were 5 little families with 4 grandchildren and one of our own teens remaining at home. It was the perfect amount of rooms and space for each family, couple, and children to have their own space to go to when they needed to rest or have time together on their own little vacation. As a whole we all fit in the spacious kitchen for meals together. The view was so beautiful and relaxing making this the ultimate 'vacation' vacation. I was surprised by the variety of things we were able to do in the area and we were never bored or lacking for activities for those who love that. Yet it also provided a beautiful setting for those who wanted to truly relax and do nothing for a while. I highly suggest this property as the perfect gathering place for those you love:)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, KY
5

Wonderful place for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our family vacation. It was close to Redwoods National and State Parks, the beautiful Oregon coastline and some delicious seafood. We enjoyed the spacious home that had everything a person could need. The owners were great to work with. If we ever have the opportunity to be in the area again we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for one week. Was really a beautiful place to stay. The owners are very helpful and quick to respond to a couple of minor questions we had. The back patio, yard and deck all overlook the Smith River, with opportunities to see great sunsets. The only thing I would make people aware of is that the house was built 70+ years ago, so a couple of the upstairs bathrooms have small shower/tub areas with roofs that slant in on them. Not appropriate/easy to use for tall people - but they certainly can find a more appropriate shower elsewhere in the house.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, OR
5

We love Woodmore Gables

  • 5 of 5

This is property is great for bringing together several couples - 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms! The kitchen is very well-equipped, and there is plenty of room for everyone to help out and to sit at table together. The view is lovely, it's quiet, you can hear the river flowing through your open bedroom window. It's close to the redwoods, and not too far from 101 and access to the coast. Chris is very responsive and helpful. You can have a wonderful time staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful property for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our large family gathered here to celebrate our mother's passing and it was a wonderful experience! All ages - from 73 to 4 enjoyed this time together. There was enough room for all and places for all age groups to enjoy (the adults could enjoy a glass of wine outside on the patio overlooking the river, while the older children played pool and the youngest ones explored the beautiful gardens for bugs and butterflies). The kitchen area allowed us to share meals together and was a wonderful gathering place. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crestview, Fl
4

Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful experience. Beautiful area and scenerey. Awesome sites and hikes. Great time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Del Norte County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Del Norte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Redwood Highway/ Highway 199
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hiouchi Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kellogg Beach
Car: recommended

Hiouchi is the Gateway to Redwood National and State Park, home to the worlds tallest trees. You have your choice of many trails through these magnificent giants just a few minutes walk from your front door or find yourself on a short drive to where the redwoods meet the sea. The rugged Pacific Coast line offers premier beaches for surfing and aquatic sports, including breathtaking views of our lighthouses and rocky shores.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Crescent City, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£715
for 2 nights
From
£290
£1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Rate
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 4 nights
From
£353
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Chinook Salmon Fishing
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£715
for 2 nights
From
£290
£1,877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 5 nights
From
£353
£2,209
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,192
for 3 nights
From
£353
£2,209
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £134.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.49
Pet Fee £11.52

Higher rate if more than 12 people: addtional $20/guest/night.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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