Step into a sophisticated urban abode located in a posh neighborhood tucked away in the heart of Arcata. Humboldt Haven sits nestled in the midst of an attractive new development complete with wildlife viewing on nature trails. Venture to the Humboldt Haven, a home full of Sleek Character. Where urban class meets small town serenity, this lodging will surely please the creative, artistic, hip side of its guests. Dark accents, sleek textures, bold patterns, industrial tones and vivid colors dare visitors to explore every space.
This vacation rental stands apart from any other with its vibrant interior, full of undaunted allure, modern features, and composed, yet confident decor. The brand new interior will “wow” visitors upon entering from the modest exterior. Impressions of many kinds may flood your senses as you witness the custom tenor played before you. Sumptuous furniture, quality craftsmanship, and smart home design will provide guests with comfort, function, and pleasure during their stay. Leather appointments and impressive dining and kitchen design elements downstairs, plus split-level, generous bedroom and bathroom spaces upstairs provide convenience with contentment.
The neighborhood in which this enticing, modern crib is found is a recent large estate style development. Venture the scenery filled sidewalks to an eclectic and adventurous playground for all ages. Take advantage of short walking access to main streets that lead to Humboldt State University and more, all while being located in a zone nicely tucked away in Arcata.
This singular home will appeal to your metro style, while providing the utmost comfort and serenity in the heart of the Emerald Triangle/Redwood Country/NorthCoast Paradise/small town charm.
Not your typical vacation rental, this distinguished lodging will cater to your entertaining, nature-loving, fitness, and tourist interests equally. The home’s singular style will keep you guessing around every corner while satisfying your quest for luxurious appointments. Satisfy your curiosity and experience the uncommon accents and designs the owner has created for our guests. The adventure continues as you ponder around the neighborhood. The feel of the quiet streets is comfortable, safe, fun, and exudes recreation for families or groups who want to experience the natural beauty Arcata has to offer.
Artistic flair abounds throughout this refined domicile, complete with custom industrial-style wet bar, rich textiles, and dynamic accent pieces. Touches of bling catch the eye, while smooth luxury is felt underfoot and in the bedrooms. Banksy art adorns many walls, lending edginess and brave hues to the interior space.
The NorthCoast is a mecca for birders, and Arcata is no exception. Just outside the home, the McDaniel Slough is animated with wildlife such as birds, butterflies, frogs, endemic salamanders, and other marshy creatures. An aviary is literally steps away, as you stroll the canopied, well-groomed trails surrounding the development. Not far away, a world-class wildlife sanctuary and trail system will awe visitors with sweeping flocks of coastal waterfowl.
Arcata, one of National Geographic’s Best Adventure Towns, is a prime destination for all things outdoors: surfing, kayaking, hiking, nature trails, fishing, climing, wildlife viewing, beaches, rivers, dunes, wetlands, bay tours, and more. Humboldt County, with Arcata as a Hub, is home to many eclectic festivals, such as the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the NorthCountry Fair, craft brewery events, jazz and reggae festivals, and more. The exemplary Farmer’s Markets lead the way in walking the talk of sustainable and local agricultural success. This area is home to more wellness professionals, practicioners and artists per capita than most towns.
Access to streets that lead directly to Humboldt State University, the local Hospital, gas station, coffee shops, grocery stores, and other amenities can be found at the edge of the neighborhood trail system. The Janes Creek Meadow playground isn’t just for kids. It contains several large and small play structures that include slides, towering climbing areas, spin apparatuses, and swings. There is also a family friendly area with picnic tables, a large open grassy area, and plenty of parking along the surrounding streets. This playground, aka "Spinny" park, looks like a mini NASA training facility. It has elliptical pods that orbit recreationists to their utter delight. Adjacent to Janes Creek where hiking trails can be accessed.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary
The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the City of Arcata’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. The sanctuary is 307 acres, including freshwater marshes, salt marsh, tidal sloughs, grassy uplands, mudflats, brackish marsh, approximately 5 miles of walking and biking paths (PDF) and an Interpretive Center. By integrating conventional wastewater treatment with the natural processes of constructed wetlands, Arcata has succeeded in turning wastewater into a resource.
Located at the north end of Humboldt Bay, the sanctuary is situated along the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory route for thousands of birds that breed in the far north and winter in California, Mexico and Central and South America. The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary has probably the highest bird populated coastal site between Bodega Harbor and Washington, with literally thousands of birding visitors annually and organized bird walks held at least weekly year-round. The Marsh has hosted over 300 bird species.
Join the Redwood Region Audubon Society's tour which they lead every Saturday at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Meet at the foot of I Street. No reservations are necessary.
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
The Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center has interactive exhibits, free maps and literature, a bookstore, bird checklists and a log of recent bird sightings. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday 1 to 5 p.m. The center is closed on major holidays.
Free Guided Walks
Marsh volunteers lead tours of the wildlife sanctuary. No reservations are necessary for the following walks, which take place rain or shine:
Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM): Every Saturday 2 p.m. - Meet at the Interpretive Center for guided walks on various topics.
Redwood Region Audubon Society: Every Saturday 8:30 a.m. - Meet in the parking lot at the foot of South I Street for a guided birding walk.
Free docent led walks on various topics are available for groups and schools if requested 2 weeks in advance.
Community-based forestry is a participatory approach to forest management that strengthens communities’ capacity to build vibrant local economies while protecting and enhancing their local forest ecosystems. By integrating ecological, social, and economic strategies into cohesive approaches to forestry issues, community-based approaches give local residents both the opportunity and the responsibility to manage their natural resources effectively and to enjoy the benefits of that responsibility.
Arcata offers many ways to explore our forests, marshes and community through recreational programs for all ages. Learn more about these opportunities and sign up today.
The Arcata Community Forest, established in 1955, is comprised of 2,350 acres of second growth redwood forest in Humboldt County, California. Community Forests are relatively rare in the western United States but recently there has been an increasing interest and effort to establish community forests. Timber harvest revenue funds forest operations, habitat restoration and management of the forest for recreational uses. A combination of working forest areas, special management areas and ecological reserves create a balanced management approach. Community forestry in Arcata is designed to provide local residents the opportunity and responsibility to manage their natural resources.
Visual Backdrop & Recreational Draw
The forest forms the visual backdrop of the town and provides extensive passive recreational use (i.e. hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and nature walks). Although the 16,000 town residents own the Arcata forest, stakeholders include the surrounding communities and the greater Humboldt County area.
The forest is a recreational draw in the region due its extensive trail system that supports hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Redwood Forest Bird Checklist
The Redwood Forest Bird Checklist (PDF) provides a list of the 144 bird species that may be found in the Arcata Community Forest.
Watch this 6:06 minute video to learn more about the Arcata Community Forest and how it is managed.
Example for Other Communities
The Arcata Community Forest has served as an example for other communities that have wished to acquire and manage community forest lands. For those interested in doing this, access Acquiring and Managing A Community-Owned Forest: A Manual for Communities (PDF).
Welcome to Arcata!
On behalf of the Arcata City Council and City staff, I welcome you to Arcata. We are pleased that you are pursuing your life goals here at Humboldt State University and appreciate what you bring - the uniqueness of you!
Like HSU’s community, Arcatans care deeply about pursuing education, protecting the environment and building a more just society.
While you’re here, I encourage you to get to know your city government and neighbors. Please share your ideas to help our populace further instill the values of human dignity, moral responsibility and environmental stewardship.
Things to Do in Arcata:
I encourage you to study hard, but everyone needs play, fresh air, exercise and plain old fun! Below are some ideas from the locals.
Arcata has its own Community Forest that connects to campus. Hike, bike or run on its 11