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Places to stay in Orleans

Places to stay in Orleans
Riverside cabins just inland from the Redwood Coast in a little-known corner of N. California with winding rivers, granite canyons, and majestic mountains waiting to be explored. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. We can arrange a rafting trip, point you to a trailhead, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
This riverside cabin comes with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. Each cabin has identical floor plans, with the exception of Cabin 6, which is slightly larger, (it has a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river). Pets welcome, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing. The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience. Situated in one of the largest tracts of remaining wilderness in the lower 48, the region's four Wilderness areas (Siskiyou, Marble Mountain, Russian and Trinity Alps) offer exceptional hiking. The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.
  • Beautifully located cabins, great stay if you love nature

    Lucas2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • The cosiest cabin in the woods and near the river. Friendly people, dogs, chickens and goats. Beautiful starry nights, misty quiet mornings. Truly relaxing and magical. Get away from everything and connect to Earth and River.

    Kirsten2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • For starters wow! I wanted to do something different and get out of town so I took my sister and my roommate up to Sandy Bar Ranch for a weekend getaway. Even though I wasn't aware of how many cabins were on the property and housing options it was still really nice and I felt like I was part of a community while I was there! Between the goats and the chickens and the three dogs that visited with us while we were there we felt so at home in just two short days we were in disbelief of this place! Don't hesitate just book!!!!

    Jailyn2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place is the real deal! Location is amazing, hosts are friendly and helpful, goats/chickens/orchard is wonderful. Great experience, would love to come back and stay longer.

    Gina2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • This was our second time staying at Sandy Bar Ranch. It’s such a gem of a place. Tucked away from the hustle bustle of the city, by the beautiful Klamath river- it’s truly a pleasure getting to spend time here. We will be back!

    Ahana2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • These are simple but nice hunting- or fishing-type cabins in a super-beautiful location, right on a river. There are lots of potential activities in the area and, surprising to me, a small but fancy grocery store at the end of their road. If you need this sort of thing (we did, alas), there is a pretty good Internet connection, even though the location is pretty remote. Blythe and Mark are great hosts, full of useful information, very friendly. I guess that to sound more reasonable I should say something critical, so here goes: their garden, just outside the cabins, is so fabulous that it will make most home gardeners feel inferior.

    Charles2019-06-27T00:00:00Z
  • Rustic and tranquil. Beautiful gardens and lovely goats. You can bring your dog and you can swim in the river. It is a place to unplug and recharge your emotional batteries.

    Marilyn2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful place on the banks of the ever so scenic Klamath River. Cabins are comfortable and well kept. Hosts are friendly, helpful, and laid back. If you are ever in this neck of the woods, do yourself a favor and stay here.

    Paul And Lissa2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orleans, CA, United States

    Riverside cabins just inland from the Redwood Coast in a little-known corner of N. California with winding rivers, granite canyons, and majestic mountains waiting to be explored. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. We can arrange a rafting trip, point you to a trailhead, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
    This riverside cabin comes with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. This cabin is slightly larger than others, with a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river. It is also the most private. Pets welcome, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
    The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing. The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience. Situated in one of the largest tracts of remaining wilderness in the lower 48, the region's four Wilderness areas (Siskiyou, Marble Mountain, Russian and Trinity Alps) offer exceptional hiking. The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.
  • We love Sandy Bar Ranch! Only a 2 Hr drive for us, but a world away. No cell phone or reception in the most beautiful country you’ll ever experience. A mini working ranch that offers privacy and freedom to walk around and visit the gardens and animals or lounge by the Klamath River and take a dip. Thank you Blythe and Mark!

    Rose2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, remote. Little slice of heaven. My family loved the place!

    Alyssa2018-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • It was a great vacation spot for us, and it was exactly what we needed. Waking up in nature, surround by trees and mountains. Blythe is super friendly and made sure we feel like home at Sandy bar. You should check out her charming wreath workshop, very inspirational place.

    Frank2017-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Legit older cabins that are well maintained. Rustic without being worn out. The ranch is great and the owners and caretakers are fantastic hosts and great communicators. Mark called to warn us about the heatwave and give us some tips on the best routes for getting there... and gave us some directions for a potentially overlooked great route to the redwoods when we left. The kids loved hanging out with the goats, even got to try their hands at milking and herding them. The river was the perfect private oasis to cool down in the high temperatures and get our fishing lines into the river. The area itself has not much going on, in the greatest way possible. We were continually struck by the lack of people around as we explored the area and spent an entire day finding virtually-empty swimming holes all over the area. Can't wait to come back for a longer stay next year!

    Jason2017-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Sandy Bar Ranch is a very special place. Mark and Blythe have maintained the property beautifully. The cabins are simple, comfortable, and stylish...the perfect place to relax and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings. Highly recommended!

    Melissa2017-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time. The cabin has everything you need. The view is amazing. The sound of the river at night was very peaceful as well. Will stay for a longer duration next time.

    Christopher2017-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • We got very late to the cabin, the place was ready and clean. The spot is very close to the river, the view is great, the air quality very high. It's been a special night, we'll go back.

    Jerome2016-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Loved my experience!! Definitely would stay here again!!

    Elizabeth2016-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Orleans, CA, United States

    Our Romantic River Teepee is located next to our Riverview Yurt. It overlooks the Klamath River flowing below and has it's own path down to the river. Ideal for two people, but if you want to bring friends or kids with sleeping bags, there's room! It's authentic with a mulch floor, fire place with a grill you can cook on, and near by outhouse. You can also use the fully equipped shower house up the hill with hot water showers, sinks and flush toilets!
    Space DIRECTIONS TO OTTER SPACE - Do not rely on your GPS. It doesn't work well around here! From Southern CA, Los Angeles: North on the 405 to I-5. - After about 5 hours, take #580 West toward San Francisco/ through Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond & San Rafael, where you will hit the US#101. Continue North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick From SFO area: - Oakland Airport – take Hegenberger Rd North to 880North to 80/580North, cross the Richmond/San Rafael bridge ($5), and you will join US#101 North. - San Francisco Airport – take US#101 North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick (Fill up with gas in Arcata before you make the rest of the trip to Otter Space.) Just north of Orick, make a right turn onto Bald Hill Road taking you toward the “Lady Bird Johnson” grove of redwoods. As soon as you turn onto Bald Hill Road, check your odometer. You will be 23 miles from Otter Space. Bald Hill Road will take you eastward up the mountain. The road goes mostly uphill for the next 9 to 10 miles. There are a couple of scenic view sites on the right, where you might care to stop and check out the view. Sometimes we see Elk grazing in one of the highland meadows on the right. At about 9.5 miles, you will come to a Fire Station on your left. Veer uphill to your left onto Johnson Road. Check your odometer again. You have about 13.5 miles to go from this point. Slow down, watch for potholes in the dirt road. Go over the cattle guard bars in the road. Stay to your left when in doubt. At 5.5 & 6 miles in, you will pass new roads on the left made by the lumber company doing some clear cuts. Make sure you are on the main road, which veers to the right in these two locations. When you get to 10 miles in on Johnson Road, there is a 90 degree turn in the road down to your left. This is called Bald Eagle Bluff by some. You may want to stop and get out and walk up onto the raised area and look down onto the mighty Klamath streched out below you. As you proceed downhill, around many curves, and approach the 13 mile mark, you will be almost all the way down to the river. Look for a red gate and fence on your right, set back as the road curves to the left. This is the Otter Space entrance. We are at 13065 Johnson Road. There is no number posted. Come on in. Park to the right of the Barn. If Joe and Wendy are not there to meet you. Walk down to the meadow and you will see their yurt across the meadow toward the river. Walk on over and introduce yourself. Their kids, Josie, Bean and Scout will probably run out to greet you! They will be there. Regular cel phones will not work on Johnson Road. You can call Joe & Wendy Moore at ( if there is an emergency. See you there! Good Luck! If you want to check out Otter Space on Earth, look for CA route 169,and go all the way to the end of the road. It ends in Johnson's Bar, CA which is on the other side of the Klamath River directly across from Otter Space. You can see the round yurt and the orchard! . Other things to note This is a remote site with very limited phone and wireless service. It's more of a destination than a stopping off place. It's quite wild and beautiful and the closest store is an hour away, ... the closest town is Arcata, CA and that's about an hour and a half drive. We are off the grid and must use solar or generator power to have electricity. This is an experience for most people. The 13 miles of the drive after you leave Highway 101, is on a small two lane paved road through woods and high meadows, (Bald Hills Road), and then onto a 13 mile dirt road (Johnson Road) with very few houses as it's mostly lumber company logging roads. Be prepared with food and flashlights. Guest access Please avail yourselves of the trails, the orchard and full length of the Klamath River "beach". There's a couple of neighbors just downstream, and the Yurok village known as "Johnson's" on the map, but as Wautek to the tribe. We have a 50 tree orchard full of apple, pears, peaches, cherries, plums, grapes, and even a persimmon tree. All organic. Just depends what's ripe when you come. We like to share. Guest interaction I live in Topanga, CA, so I am at Otter Space at different time, but my co-hosts Joe Moore and his wife Wendy and their 3 kids actually live on the property. They are very friendly, down-home and helpful. You'll like 'em all! A very special family. They currently live in the main house, and we're building a log cabin for them and their 3 children down by the river.
    NATURE & HIKING, THE YUROK RESERVATION & JOE & WENDY'S CLASSES ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING SKILLS WILD LIFE On the Klamath River - we might see turkey vultures, golden eagles, bald eagles, merganser ducks, cormorants, King Fishers, Great Blue Heron, night heron, white heron and osprey. Forty years ago there were only 6 osprey nests on the river, due to DDT depleting the calcium in the eggs of the females. Now there are over 325 osprey nest sites on the river. Ospreys are said to be monogamous, and they migrate every year from South America. Each of the little swallows that skin the surface of the river in the morning and early evening eat more than 1000 mosquitoes a day (Yaay!) We occasionally see a harbor seal who comes upriver in the summer to avoid the competition at the mouth of the Klamath. We also have seen a family of river otters that live just downstream, and an occasional river beaver. We have never seen a sturgeon at Otter Space. Sturgeon is a fish that has been the same for 20 million years. The biggest sturgeon caught in the Klamath was in (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)pounds, 16 feet long, 300-325 years old. They don’t mature until they’re 45-48yrs old. A female will lay 700,000 eggs in her lifetime. Only 2 will reach maturity. There is a “sturgeon hole” about 7 miles downstream where they live. Black bears - If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the timid black bears that live in the Lower Klamath area. They are not aggressive unless it is a mother bear protecting her cubs. They run the other way when they see or smell humans. We do not have any brown bears in this area. There is a cinnamon colored black bear that visits us sometimes. Please do not ever feed wild animals. We also have silver fox, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, one guest saw a very rare lynx and black-tail deer graze in the meadow in the morning and evening. We do not have poisonous snakes in the area, but sometimes there are garter snakes in the orchard. Mountain lions - are dangerous. We have never seen one, but they do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands. HIKING We are surrounded by old logging trails made by the lumber companies 80 years ago when they clear cut the old growth redwood on our side of the mountain, and now it's completely reforested with 200 ft. tall Doug Fir, Madrone, Cedar, Oak, other pine species and Pepper wood trees. The property surrounding us is mostly owned by Green Diamond Company that cuts trees for lumber and then re-forests with saplings. There are also other properties that are not clearly marked or fenced in. Mostly everyone we have met here are friendly, and we have never had any problems exploring the trails and creeks in this area, but please use discretion and politeness while hiking. If you see marijuana growing, please DO NOT HELP YOURSELF. It’s not wild, and growers do not take kindly to people helping themselves. Even if you get away with it, they may want to “teach us a lesson” at Otter Space. Please respect these wishes. The Yurok People The Yurok live on the Pacific coast of northwestern California. Many of their villages were either on lagoons or at the mouths of streams; others were along the lower course of the Klamath River. The Yurok placed great emphasis on accumulating wealth and asserting status. The wealthiest members of Yurok society owned multiple sets of dance regalia and served as hosts for ceremonial gatherings. They wore distinctive clothing, such as highly decorative basketry caps, as a means of displaying their wealth. Even their style of speech was more elaborate than the contracted version spoken by commoners. The natural resources of northwestern California were abundant, permitting the Yurok to live in permanent, year round villages. They harvested salmon, sturgeon, eel, surf fish, shellfish, sea lions, deer, elk, and acorns. Dense redwood forests provided the Yurok with wood for their distinctive split-plank houses, constructed with either single-pitched or double-pitched roofs. Redwood also was used for the manufacture of a variety of household items, such as wooden stools, storage boxes and cooking implements. Using stone adzes and wedges, Yurok craftsmen carved blunt-ended dugout canoes from large redwood logs. OTTER SPACE - JOE & WENDY MOORE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS We are so fortunate to have two people with a huge amount of experience and deep knowledge about a variety of sustainability skills living on site. Joe and Wendy Moore have been living sustainably off the land for years, (you can watch their YouTube video – search for Off The Grid in Kansas In A Straw Bale House III). They now live at Otter Space with their three children, and we have the benefit of their expertise when you come to camp. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity by attending any of their workshops. CHECK IT OUT! Intro Session: Joe and Wendy offer a one-hour introductory session for $25 dollars so you can ask all the questions you may have about their wide range of expertise in sustainable practices. If you decide to take a more in-depth workshop with them, the introductory session cost will be deducted from the workshop fee. Suggested discussion topics include: Organic Gardening - Seed Saving - Bee Keeping - Soap Making - Sugaring (syrup making) - Food Preservation - Pressure Canning - Dehydrating - Smoking - Root Cellar - Cheese Making - Dairy - Animal Husbandry - Horse Farming - Primitive Shelters - Tanning Hides - Rocket Stoves - Mass Heaters - Alternative Energy - Solar - Wind - Water - Alternative Healing - Natural Health - Cob Building – Cob Ovens – Straw-Bale Building – Wild Edibles – Fishing – Archery – Bow Drill Fire Making - Flint Knapping – Spinning - Crocheting - Yoga - Sweat Lodge – Native Indigenous Peoples’ Philosophy WORKSHOPS You can enroll in any of the workshops below either for a half-day ($100 ea./ $75 ea. for 3 or more), or a full day ($200. ea./ $175 ea. for 3 or more). BUILDING SUSTAINABLY Cob building: Probably the most beautiful, natural, and efficient form of shelter ever invented. I built the largest cob house in America at the time, 30x40 with walls 2 foot thick. It also had cob interior walls and a cob floor. Although cob is probably the best long-term natural building material, it is very labor intense. Offered in half day courses that include discussion on materials involved, hands on mixing, and building a small section of wall. Advanced notice required. Cob oven: Have you ever had bread from a masonry oven? Something a conventional oven just can't reproduce. Beautiful and functional, Cob ovens are something everyone should have in their backyard. This is going to be a full day workshop! Plan on getting your feet and hands a little muddy; but, at the end of the day, you will walk away with all the knowledge you need to build your own awesome, outdoor oven. Advanced notice required. Straw-bale building: You can see my video... speaks for itself. Straw-bale is a great, quick building material that looks and feels like a cob house with only a fraction of the labor. If people realized the superior insulation value alone of the Straw-bale house, the stick house would be a thing of the past. Perfect for dry climates, like Southern California, as it's only downfall is sensitivity to moisture. Offered in full day courses that include discussion of materials, and hands on building and plastering. Advanced notice required. EATING SUSTAINABLY Wild Edibles: One of my passions! I'm always looking for ways to increase my knowledge about wild edibles, and share what I have learned. Knowing that Stinging Nettles taste like spinach, and are harmless and nutritious when lightly-steamed, could save someone's life. Learning about, and tending the wild perennial food supply, to help return balance to the Earth, is what it's all about. Offered in half-day courses which includes roaming the forest, gathering, and preparing a sustainable harvest. Fishing: The Klamath River is well known for its world-class fishing for salmon and steelhead. The infamous "half-pounders" arrive in July (anything under 3 pounds is called a half-pounder) followed by a nice run of salmon in September. Offered in half-day trips (morning or evening). Rod, tackle and bait included. Custom smoking is available if you catch the big one! SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS Archery: Wendy's parents met at an archery tournament in Southern California almost 50 years ago. Might mention that her father took the championship; so the fundamental techniques of archery were taught to her at a young age, and is something she still enjoys and practices today. Offered in half-day courses which include bow rental, arrows (handmade by Joe), and plenty of target practice. Flying target contest with flu flu arrows for a finale! Fun for all (8+), bring the whole clan for a family discount. Bow-drill fire making: What an awesome technology; rubbing two sticks together to the extreme! Making fire without a lighter is something most people can no longer do. Materials are the key... you will take home the knowledge and the bow drill you make. Offered in half-day courses. Flint Knapping: The art of flint knapping is controlled demolition of stone. It is an art that all of our ancestors engaged in at one time or another. This connection is felt on a very real level every time you produce a point out of stone. Classes include hands on learning of direct percussion, indirect percussion (Joe's favorite) and pressure flaking with primitive antler or modern copper. All tools and rock provided, with additional rock available for purchase. Offered in full or half day classes. Spinning/ Crocheting: Spinning was my favorite hobby for a while, and is a fun, productive thing to do in the evening instead of watching television. I've raised all the animal breeds of fiber (sheep, goat, alpaca) except angora rabbits, and have much experience shearing, carding, and spinning. Alpaca is by far the best, and I brought quite a bit of it with me. Wendy does the crotchet ... she's made hats, scarves, mittens, booties and blankets. Offered in half-day courses where you will see and learn the many steps involved in producing a truly homemade item; from barnyard to boutique. Soap Making: Making soap is a skill that you will never regret. Better yet, once you realize it's easy, you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it. We use only the finest oils, and consequently, produce some of the finest soap on the planet. (or at least in "Otter Space") This will be a half-day class where you will participate in each step involved, and uncover the secrets of producing excellent soap you will love to use and share. MIND, SPIRIT, HEART AND BODY Sweat Lodge/ Native Indigenous Peoples’ philosophy: Medicine Man and Woman in the New Haven Native American Church. We are well trained by a Nez Perce Medicine Man in traditional ceremony and sweat lodge. Native American's have safely guarded and protected the ancient ceremony known as the Sweat Lodge for hundreds of generations. It has stood the test of time as one of the most enlightening and purifying experiences you may ever have. We are blessed to be in a generation where the door to the lodge is finally opened to the white man; may we all be one heart belonging to the same creator. We could never charge a fee for this experience; if we did we would not be worthy to offer it. However, there is a lot of preparation and work involved to offer such an event. Therefore, we can only ask for tithes and offerings or gifts; as is traditionally accepted. Advanced notice required. Yoga: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Yoga on the River. Practicing for 15 years in free style yoga, and a physical fitness guru, Wendy will guide you through a fun and invigorating session that will balance your mind and body for the rest of the day. Again, only tithes and offerings.
  • A literal breath of fresh air. What an idyllic locale, with terrific hosts, and an exciting and invigorating stay in their tipi… With all of our needs, and more, taken care of. Highly recommended!

    Laura2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Otter Space is far out!! In the best way possible - we really enjoyed unplugging for a couple days and relaxing by the river. Cozy nights snuggled up by the fire was my favorite part of the experience. Joe and Wendy are wonderful hosts!

    Gwendolyn2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • The teepee space was amazing. I had just spent a few weeks driving cross country and it was a great place to relax and recharge after days on the road. If you stay here please consult the directions posted on the listing as they are very important to make your arrival a success. Wendy and the family greeted me and made sure I was all set for my visit. The river view, the deer in the meadow, the rain on the canvas with a fire going in the stove, too many good memories to list them all. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did.

    Trent2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • What an adventure! My girlfriend and I had no idea what to expect going in, but are expectations were blown away! Peter was so nice and made us feel completely comfortable. We were told before coming that many who only stay one night wish they would’ve stayed just a bit longer, and there was so many sights to see and things to we ended up wishing we had heeded his advice! Next time I’ll make sure to stay at least one more night.

    Ethan2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • I didn’t know what I was expecting in a tipi in the woods. What I got was a charming little space with a fire place, which I enjoyed using daily for cooking. The property is great for observing its natural beauty and relaxing by the river. Joe’s family was wonderful and friendly, really made my stay very enjoyable. Lastly, note to bring a SUV and enough stuff for a camping trip, getting into the property takes quite a while, you don’t wanna have to make a supply run.

    Yuan2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place right by the sacred Klamath river. Five otters played in the waters very close to the riverbank on the first evening at Otter Space. Also gifted to see one beautiful lone black cow & an adorable spotted baby skunk on the road in...as well as osprey, dozens of swallows, turkey vulture, frog & hundreds of tadpoles. Wonderful. Wendy & her family are super friendly & helpful hosts. Water is life.

    Julie2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome spot! The river access is great

    Bradyn2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolutely magical.

    Christine2019-06-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orick, CA, United States

    This is just a beautiful campsite, off-the-grid, next to a peaceful, remote wild river and meadow. It is NOT A ROOM! You will need a sleeping bag, a tent and will need to bring your own food. This is for CAMPERS ONLY. We have no equipment for you.
    Otter Space is off the grid, through a Redwood forest and over a mountain down into the Klamath River valley. We have a 5 acre meadow, and orchard with 50 trees, peaches pears, apples, cherries, plums, pluots, apricots and grapes. We are right on the Klamath River on the Yurok reservation. It's a great place to come and recharge your internal batteries. THIS SITE IS FOR CAMPERS with their own equipment only!
  • Excellent place for camping, we love it we will come back, amazing River, good place for family. We do recommend it.

    Shareem2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to get Off-the-Grid, this is the place to go! The scenery was amazing, we saw tons of wildlife from the property. Our children enjoyed the open field, the easy-access river, playground, trampoline, and more. The campsite was spacious, private and offered tasty wild blackberries. The warm showers and clean bathrooms were an added bonus for camping!

    Tracy2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing.

    Adam2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful peaceful oasis! The family is super friendly, generous, and gracious. The location is wonderful- a short walk to a big beautiful river with two swimming holes perfect for little ones-we especially loved the cute little tadpoles living there!

    River2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • The Otter Space is truly a special place. If you are seeking a peaceful time surrounded by natural beauty in every direction this place checks all the boxes. Peter is a responsive host via the Airbnb app if you have questions and Joe and Wendy are hospitable on-site hosts who take great care of the property and guests. Their three young kids are super fun too! The drive to their property was fun for me in my 4Runner. I definitely recommend coming in a truck or SUV, although I did see some smaller cars on the road. The road to their property is 23 miles (~1hr) off the 101; partly paved road (with many potholes) and partly dirt/gravel road. Peter provides easy directions despite no cell service. You will undoubtedly see wildlife on the property, particularly a family of deer who graze in the meadow. The campsites and property in general are very clean. Didn’t see any trash at all. The property is right along the Klamath River, which is beautiful. There is also a very cool waterfall/brook not far from the property if you hike a bit further on Johnson road. The Morning Meadow campsites is the one we stayed at and has room for two small tents. The other campsites are larger if you have a bigger group. They have a shower/bathroom that was better than pretty much any campsite I’ve been to. Overall the place is very much worth driving out to. I’d recommend spending at least two nights if not more, as you won’t have time to truly enjoy it in one.

    Brandon2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • This was an amazing get away deep into nature. Be prepared for a dirt road adventure!! The hosts were extremely kind and helpful and having a private river stay was really magical. Horses roam in the background and all you can see is forest. Our kids loved it, but I’m glad we were prepared because you want to go in with everything you need!

    Onawa2018-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    Otter Space is off the grid, thru a Redwood forest & over a mountain down into the Klamath River valley. With 6 different indoor locations, & 5 camp sites, we have a wide range of accommodations and prices. Our 2-story Riverview Yurt perches on a huge cedar deck overlooking the Klamath River. A spiral staircase leads to the kitchen & dining area below. Our meadow & orchard are surrounded by tall Doug Fir, Cedar & Oak where black-tail deer graze. Come relax with your family and friends.
    DIRECTIONS TO OTTER SPACE - Do not rely on your GPS. It doesn't work well around here! From Southern CA, Los Angeles: North on the 405 to I-5. - After about 5 hours, take #580 West toward San Francisco/ through Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond & San Rafael, where you will hit the US#101. Continue North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick From SFO area: - Oakland Airport – take Hegenberger Rd North to 880North to 80/580North, cross the Richmond/San Rafael bridge ($5), and you will join US#101 North. From San Francisco Airport – take US#101 North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick Fill up with gas in Arcata before you make the rest of the trip to Otter Space. Just north of Orick, make a right turn onto Bald Hill Road taking you toward the “Lady Bird Johnson” grove of redwoods. As soon as you turn onto Bald Hill Road, check your odometer. You will be about 23 miles from Otter Space. Bald Hill Road will take you eastward up the mountain. The road goes mostly uphill for the next 9 to 10 miles. There are a couple of scenic view sites on the right, where you might care to stop and check out the view. Sometimes we see Elk grazing in one of the highland meadows on the right. At about 9.5 miles, you will come to a Fire Station on your left. Veer uphill to your left onto Johnson Road. Check your odometer again. You have about 13.5 miles to go from this point. Slow down, watch for potholes in the dirt road. Go over the cattle guard bars in the road. Stay to your left when in doubt. At 5.5 & 6 miles in, you will pass new roads on the left made by the lumber company doing some clear cuts. Make sure you are on the main road, which veers to the right in these two locations. When you get to 10 miles in on Johnson Road, there is a 90 degree turn in the road down to your left. This is called Bald Eagle Bluff by some. You may want to stop and get out and walk up onto the raised area and look down onto the mighty Klamath River stretched out below you. As you proceed downhill, around many curves, and approach the 13 mile mark, you will be almost all the way down to the river. The Otter Space entrance is a red gate and fence on your right, set back as the road curves to the left. We are at 13065 Johnson Road. There is no number posted. Come on in. Joe and Wendy will leave a map on the table by the Barn if they are not there to meet you. You can walk or drive down to the meadow, up to the orchard and along the right side of the orchard fence. Continue past the orchard toward the river and you will see our new Lodge on the right where they live. Walk over and introduce yourself. Their kids, Josie, Bean and Scout will probably run out to greet you! They will be there. There is essentially no cel phone reception on Johnson Road. If you want to check out Otter Space on one of the mapping programs on your computer before you come, look for CA route 169 that runs along the Klamath river, and follow it all the way to the end of the road. It ends in Johnson's Bar, CA which is on the other side of the Klamath River directly across from Otter Space. You can see the round yurt and the orchard!
    NATURE & WILD LIFE - On the Klamath River - we might see turkey vultures, golden eagles, bald eagles, merganser ducks, cormorants, King Fishers, Great Blue Heron, night heron, white heron and osprey. Forty years ago there were only 6 osprey nests on the river, due to DDT depleting the calcium in the eggs of the females. Now there are over 325 osprey nest sites on the river. Ospreys are said to be monogamous, and they migrate every year from South America. Each of the little swallows that skin the surface of the river in the morning and early evening eat more than 1000 mosquitoes a day (Yaay!) We occasionally see a harbor seal who comes upriver in the summer to avoid the competition at the mouth of the Klamath. We also have seen a family of river otters that live just downstream, and an occasional river beaver. We have never seen a sturgeon at Otter Space. Sturgeon is a fish that has been the same for 20 million years. The biggest sturgeon caught in the Klamath was 16 feet long, 300-325 years old. They don’t mature until they’re 45-48yrs old. A female will lay 700,000 eggs in her lifetime. Only 2 will reach maturity. There is a “sturgeon hole” about 7 miles downstream where they live. BLACK BEARS - If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the timid black bears that live in the Lower Klamath area. They are not aggressive unless it is a mother bear protecting her cubs. They run the other way when they see or smell humans. We do not have any brown bears in this area. There is a cinnamon colored black bear that visits us sometimes. Please do not ever feed wild animals. We also have silver fox, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, one guest saw a very rare lynx and black-tail deer graze in the meadow in the morning and evening. We do not have poisonous snakes in the area, but sometimes there are garter snakes in the orchard. MOUNTAIN LIONS - are dangerous. We have never seen one, but they do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands. HIKING We are surrounded by old logging trails made by the lumber companies 80 years ago when they clear cut the old growth redwood on our side of the mountain, and now it's completely reforested with 200 ft. tall Doug Fir, Madrone, Cedar, Oak, other pine species and Pepper wood trees. The property surrounding us is mostly owned by Green Diamond Company that cuts trees for lumber and then re-forests with saplings. There are also other properties that are not clearly marked or fenced in. Mostly everyone we have met here are friendly, and we have never had any problems exploring the trails and creeks in this area, but please use discretion and politeness while hiking. If you see marijuana growing, please DO NOT HELP YOURSELF. It’s not wild, and growers do not take kindly to people helping themselves. Even if you get away with it, they may want to “teach us a lesson” at Otter Space. Please respect these wishes. THE YUROK PEOPLE The Yurok live on the Pacific coast of northwestern California. Many of their villages were either on lagoons or at the mouths of streams; others were along the lower course of the Klamath River. The Yurok placed great emphasis on accumulating wealth and asserting status. The wealthiest members of Yurok society owned multiple sets of dance regalia and served as hosts for ceremonial gatherings. They wore distinctive clothing, such as highly decorative basketry caps, as a means of displaying their wealth. Even their style of speech was more elaborate than the contracted version spoken by commoners. The natural resources of northwestern California were abundant, permitting the Yurok to live in permanent, year round villages. They harvested salmon, sturgeon, eel, surf fish, shellfish, sea lions, deer, elk, and acorns. Dense redwood forests provided the Yurok with wood for their distinctive split-plank houses, constructed with either single-pitched or double-pitched roofs. Redwood also was used for the manufacture of a variety of household items, such as wooden stools, storage boxes and cooking implements. Using stone adzes and wedges, Yurok craftsmen carved blunt-ended dugout canoes from large redwood logs. OTTER SPACE - JOE & WENDY MOORE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS We are so fortunate to have two people with a huge amount of experience and deep knowledge about a variety of sustainability skills living on site. Joe and Wendy Moore have been living sustainably off the land for years, (you can watch their YouTube video – search for Off The Grid in Kansas In A Straw Bale House III). They now live at Otter Space with their three children, and we have the benefit of their expertise when you come to camp. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity by attending any of their workshops. CHECK IT OUT - INTRO SESSION - Joe and Wendy offer a one-hour introductory session for $25 dollars so you can ask all the questions you may have about their wide range of expertise in sustainable practices. If you decide to take a more in-depth workshop with them, and the introductory session cost will be deducted from the workshop fee. Suggested discussion topics include: Organic Gardening - Seed Saving – Bee Keeping – Soap Making – Sugaring (syrup making) – Food Preservation - Pressure Canning - Dehydrating - Smoking - Root Cellar – Cheese Making - Dairy – Animal Husbandry – Horse Farming – Tanning Hides – Rocket Stoves - Mass Heaters - Alternative Energy - Solar - Wind - Water – Alternative Healing - Natural Health – Cob Building – Cob Ovens – Straw-Bale Building – Wild Edibles – Fishing – Archery – Bow Drill Fire Making – Flint Knapping – Spinning - Crocheting – Yoga – Sweat Lodge – Native Indigenous Peoples’ Philosophy WORKSHOPS You can enroll in any of the workshops below either for a half-day ($100 ea./ $75 ea. for 3 or more), or a full day ($200. ea./ $175 ea. for 3 or more). BUILDING SUSTAINABLY COB BUILDING - Probably the most beautiful, natural, and efficient form of shelter ever invented. I built the largest cob house in America at the time, 30x40 with walls 2 foot thick. It also had cob interior walls and a cob floor. Although cob is probably the best long-term natural building material, it is very labor intense. Offered in half day courses that include discussion on materials involved, hands on mixing, and building a small section of wall. Advanced notice required. COB OVEN - Have you ever had bread from a masonry oven? Something a conventional oven just can't reproduce. Beautiful and functional, Cob ovens are something everyone should have in their backyard. This is going to be a full day workshop! Plan on getting your feet and hands a little muddy; but, at the end of the day, you will walk away with all the knowledge you need to build your own awesome, outdoor oven. Advanced notice required. STRAW-BALE BUILDING - You can see Joe’s video... speaks for itself. Straw-bale is a great, quick building material that looks and feels like a cob house with only a fraction of the labor. If people realized the superior insulation value alone of the Straw-bale house, the stick house would be a thing of the past. Perfect for dry climates, like Southern California, as it's only downfall is sensitivity to moisture. Offered in full day courses that include discussion of materials, and hands on building and plastering. Advanced notice required. EATING SUSTAINABLY WILD EDIBLES - One of my passions! I'm always looking for ways to increase my knowledge about wild edibles, and share what I have learned. Knowing that Stinging Nettles taste like spinach, and are harmless and nutritious when lightly-steamed, could save someone's life. Learning about, and tending the wild perennial food supply, to help return balance to the Earth, is what it's all about. Offered in half-day courses which includes roaming the forest, gathering, and preparing a sustainable harvest. FISHING - The Klamath River is well known for its world-class fishing for salmon and steelhead. The infamous "half-pounders" arrive in July (anything under 3 pounds is called a half-pounder) followed by a nice run of salmon in September. Offered in half-day trips (morning or evening). Rod, tackle and bait included. Custom smoking is available if you catch the big one! SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS ARCHERY - Wendy's parents met at an archery tournament in Southern California almost 50 years ago. Might mention that her father took the championship; so the fundamental techniques of archery were taught to her at a young age, and is something she still enjoys and practices today. Offered in half-day courses which include bow rental, arrows (handmade by Joe), and plenty of target practice. Flying target contest with flu flu arrows for a finale! Fun for all (8+), bring the whole clan for a family discount. BOW-DRILL FIRE MAKING - What an awesome technology; rubbing two sticks together to the extreme! Making fire without a lighter is something most people can no longer do. Materials are the key... you will take home the knowledge and the bow drill you make. Offered in half-day courses. FLINT KNAPPING - The art of flint knapping is controlled demolition of stone. It is an art that all of our ancestors engaged in at one time or another. This connection is felt on a very real level every time you produce a point out of stone. Classes include hands on learning of direct percussion, indirect percussion (Joe's favorite) and pressure flaking with primitive antler or modern copper. All tools and rock provided, with additional rock available for purchase. Offered in full or half day classes. SPINNING/CROCHETING - Spinning was my favorite hobby for a while, and is a fun, productive thing to do in the evening instead of watching television. I've raised all the animal breeds of fiber (sheep, goat, alpaca) except angora rabbits, and have much experience shearing, carding, and spinning. Alpaca is by far the best, and I brought quite a bit of it with me. Wendy does the crotchet ... she's made hats, scarves, mittens, booties and blankets. Offered in half-day courses where you will see and learn the many steps involved in producing a truly homemade item; from barnyard to boutique. SOAP MAKING - Making soap is a skill that you will never regret. Better yet, once you realize it's easy, you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it. We use only the finest oils, and consequently, produce some of the finest soap on the planet. (or at least in "Otter Space") This will be a half-day class where you will participate in each step involved, and uncover the secrets of producing excellent soap you will love to use and share. MIND, SPIRIT, HEART AND BODY SWEAT LODGE/ NATIVE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ PHILOSOPHY - Medicine Man and Woman in the New Haven Native American Church. We are well trained by a Nez Perce Medicine Man in traditional ceremony and sweat lodge. Native American's have safely guarded and protected the ancient ceremony known as the Sweat Lodge for hundreds of generations. It has stood the test of time as one of the most enlightening and purifying experiences you may ever have. We are blessed to be in a generation where the door to the lodge is finally opened to the white man; may we all be one heart belonging to the same creator. We could never charge a fee for this experience; if we did we would not be worthy to offer it. However, there is a lot of preparation and work involved to offer such an event. Therefore, we can only ask for tithes and offerings or gifts; as is traditionally accepted. Advanced notice required. YOGA - Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Yoga on the River. Practicing for 15 years in free style yoga, and a physical fitness guru, Wendy will guide you through a fun and invigorating session that will balance your mind and body for the rest of the day. Again, only tithes and offerings.
  • Phenomenal stay!!!! Highly recommend a visit.

    Travis2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location. Great place to disconnect from grid.

    Roshan2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very unique experience and it’s a front row seat on the beautiful Klamath River. Even better if you like to fish!

    Don2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Love! Love! Love the yurt! We will definitely be back!

    Jennifer2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • It's a wonderful stay at the yurt. We spent a night here and it has electricity/hot water but no WiFi nor cellphone reception which is kind of like a fantasy living on a private island and be disconnected to the world :) Make sure to download/cache maps in this region and bring extra blankets.

    Frederick2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • The place is amazing. If you follow the directions you wouldn’t have any problem to get there. We stayed there for only one night, I highly recommend to stay at least 2 nights. The house is welcoming and confortable. We spend a nice time next to the river.

    Gabriel2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Very relaxing!

    Scott2018-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot!

    Don2018-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orick, CA, United States

    The Upper Barn has a full size bottom bunk & a twin on the top. 2 people can share the bottom. It also has a fold-out couch, so 4 people can share this space. A private toilet & sink. The double Showerhouse is just down the stairs. You can hear the Klamath River at night on the other side of the meadow. We're off the grid, but have some lights at night before 10:p. No wireless. Leave virtual time at home and spend some real time with those you love!
    DIRECTIONS TO OTTER SPACE Do not use your GPS. It does not work well around here! From Southern CA, Los Angeles: North on the 405 to I-5. - After about 5 hours, take #580 West toward San Francisco/ through Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond & San Rafael, where you will hit the US#101. Continue North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick From SFO area: - Oakland Airport – take Hegenberger Rd North to 880North to 80/580North, cross the Richmond/San Rafael bridge ($5), and you will join US#101 North. - San Francisco Airport – take US#101 North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick (Fill up with gas in Arcata before you make the rest of the trip to Otter Space.) Just north of Orick, make a right turn onto Bald Hill Road taking you toward the “Lady Bird Johnson” grove of redwoods. As soon as you turn onto Bald Hill Road, check your odometer. You will be 23 miles from Otter Space. Bald Hill Road will take you eastward up the mountain. The road goes mostly uphill for the next 9 to 10 miles. There are a couple of scenic view sites on the right, where you might care to stop and check out the view. Sometimes we see Elk grazing in one of the highland meadows on the right. At about 9.5 miles, you will come to a Fire Station on your left. Veer uphill to your left onto Johnson Road. Check your odometer again. You have 13 miles to go from this point. Slow down, watch for potholes in the dirt road. Go over the cattle guard bars in the road. Stay to your left when in doubt. At 5.5 & 6 miles in, you will pass new roads on the left made by the lumber company doing some clear cuts. Make sure you are on the main road, which veers to the right in these two locations. When you get to 10 miles in on Johnson Road, there is a 90 degree turn in the road down to your left. This is called Bald Eagle Bluff by some. You may want to stop and get out and walk up onto the raised area and look down onto the mighty Klamath streched out below you. As you proceed downhill, around many curves, and approach the 13 mile mark, you will be almost all the way down to the river. Look for a red gate and fence on your right, set back as the road curves to the left. This is the Otter Space entrance. We are at 13065 Johnson Road. There is no number posted. Come on in. Park to the right of the Barn. If Joe and Wendy are not there to meet you. Walk down to the meadow and you will see their yurt across the meadow toward the river. Walk on over and introduce yourself. Their kids, Josie, Bean and Scout will probably run out to greet you! They will be there. Regular cel phones will not work on Johnson Road. You can call Joe & Wendy Moore at ( if there is an emergency. See you there! Good Luck! If you want to check out Otter Space on Earth, look for CA route 169,and go all the way to the end of the road. It ends in Johnson's Bar, CA which is on the other side of the Klamath River directly across from Otter Space. You can see the round yurt and the orchard! Interaction with guests I live in Topanga, CA, so I am at Otter Space at different time, but my co-hosts Joe Moore and his wife Wendy and their 3 kids actually live on the property. They are very friendly, down-home and helpful. You'll like 'em all! A very special family. Other things to note This is a remote site with very limited phone and wireless service. It's more of a destination than a stopping off place. It's quite wild and beautiful and the closest store is an hour away, ... the closest town is Arcata, CA and that's about an hour and a half drive. We are off the grid and must use solar or generator power to have electricity. This is an experience for most people. The 13 miles of the drive after you leave Highway 101, is on a small two lane paved road through woods and high meadows, (Bald Hills Road), and then onto a 13 mile dirt road (Johnson Road) with very few houses as it's mostly lumber company logging roads. Be prepared with food and flashlights.
    Location · Otter Space is located in Orick, California, United States. It’s 43 miles from Andy McBeth Airport. It’s 48 miles from California Redwood Coast - Humboldt County Airport. NATURE & HIKING, THE YUROK RESERVATION & JOE & WENDY'S CLASSES ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING SKILLS WILD LIFE On the Klamath River - we might see turkey vultures, golden eagles, bald eagles, merganser ducks, cormorants, King Fishers, Great Blue Heron, night heron, white heron and osprey. Forty years ago there were only 6 osprey nests on the river, due to DDT depleting the calcium in the eggs of the females. Now there are over 325 osprey nest sites on the river. Ospreys are said to be monogamous, and they migrate every year from South America. Each of the little swallows that skin the surface of the river in the morning and early evening eat more than 1000 mosquitoes a day (Yaay!) We occasionally see a harbor seal who comes upriver in the summer to avoid the competition at the mouth of the Klamath. We also have seen a family of river otters that live just downstream, and an occasional river beaver. We have never seen a sturgeon at Otter Space. Sturgeon is a fish that has been the same for 20 million years. The biggest sturgeon caught in the Klamath was in pounds, 16 feet long, 300-325 years old. They don’t mature until they’re 45-48yrs old. A female will lay 700,000 eggs in her lifetime. Only 2 will reach maturity. There is a “sturgeon hole” about 7 miles downstream where they live. Black bears - If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the timid black bears that live in the Lower Klamath area. They are not aggressive unless it is a mother bear protecting her cubs. They run the other way when they see or smell humans. We do not have any brown bears in this area. There is a cinnamon colored black bear that visits us sometimes. Please do not ever feed wild animals. We also have silver fox, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, one guest saw a very rare lynx and black-tail deer graze in the meadow in the morning and evening. We do not have poisonous snakes in the area, but sometimes there are garter snakes in the orchard. Mountain lions - are dangerous. We have never seen one, but they do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands. HIKING We are surrounded by old logging trails made by the lumber companies 80 years ago when they clear cut the old growth redwood on our side of the mountain, and now it's completely reforested with 200 ft. tall Doug Fir, Madrone, Cedar, Oak, other pine species and Pepper wood trees. The property surrounding us is mostly owned by Green Diamond Company that cuts trees for lumber and then re-forests with saplings. There are also other properties that are not clearly marked or fenced in. Mostly everyone we have met here are friendly, and we have never had any problems exploring the trails and creeks in this area, but please use discretion and politeness while hiking. If you see marijuana growing, please DO NOT HELP YOURSELF. It’s not wild, and growers do not take kindly to people helping themselves. Even if you get away with it, they may want to “teach us a lesson” at Otter Space. Please respect these wishes. The Yurok People The Yurok live on the Pacific coast of northwestern California. Many of their villages were either on lagoons or at the mouths of streams; others were along the lower course of the Klamath River. The Yurok placed great emphasis on accumulating wealth and asserting status. The wealthiest members of Yurok society owned multiple sets of dance regalia and served as hosts for ceremonial gatherings. They wore distinctive clothing, such as highly decorative basketry caps, as a means of displaying their wealth. Even their style of speech was more elaborate than the contracted version spoken by commoners. The natural resources of northwestern California were abundant, permitting the Yurok to live in permanent, year round villages. They harvested salmon, sturgeon, eel, surf fish, shellfish, sea lions, deer, elk, and acorns. Dense redwood forests provided the Yurok with wood for their distinctive split-plank houses, constructed with either single-pitched or double-pitched roofs. Redwood also was used for the manufacture of a variety of household items, such as wooden stools, storage boxes and cooking implements. Using stone adzes and wedges, Yurok craftsmen carved blunt-ended dugout canoes from large redwood logs. OTTER SPACE - JOE & WENDY MOORE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS We are so fortunate to have two people with a huge amount of experience and deep knowledge about a variety of sustainability skills living on site. Joe and Wendy Moore have been living sustainably off the land for years, (you can watch their YouTube video – search for Off The Grid in Kansas In A Straw Bale House III). They now live at Otter Space with their three children, and we have the benefit of their expertise when you come to camp. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity by attending any of their workshops. CHECK IT OUT! Intro Session: Joe and Wendy offer a one-hour introductory session for $25 dollars so you can ask all the questions you may have about their wide range of expertise in sustainable practices. If you decide to take a more in-depth workshop with them, the introductory session cost will be deducted from the workshop fee. Suggested discussion topics include: Organic Gardening - Seed Saving - Bee Keeping - Soap Making - Sugaring (syrup making) - Food Preservation - Pressure Canning - Dehydrating - Smoking - Root Cellar - Cheese Making - Dairy - Animal Husbandry - Horse Farming - Primitive Shelters - Tanning Hides - Rocket Stoves - Mass Heaters - Alternative Energy - Solar - Wind - Water - Alternative Healing - Natural Health - Cob Building – Cob Ovens – Straw-Bale Building – Wild Edibles – Fishing – Archery – Bow Drill Fire Making - Flint Knapping – Spinning - Crocheting - Yoga - Sweat Lodge – Native Indigenous Peoples’ Philosophy WORKSHOPS You can enroll in any of the workshops below either for a half-day ($100 ea./ $75 ea. for 3 or more), or a full day ($200. ea./ $175 ea. for 3 or more). BUILDING SUSTAINABLY Cob building: Probably the most beautiful, natural, and efficient form of shelter ever invented. I built the largest cob house in America at the time, 30x40 with walls 2 foot thick. It also had cob interior walls and a cob floor. Although cob is probably the best long-term natural building material, it is very labor intense. Offered in half day courses that include discussion on materials involved, hands on mixing, and building a small section of wall. Advanced notice required. Cob oven: Have you ever had bread from a masonry oven? Something a conventional oven just can't reproduce. Beautiful and functional, Cob ovens are something everyone should have in their backyard. This is going to be a full day workshop! Plan on getting your feet and hands a little muddy; but, at the end of the day, you will walk away with all the knowledge you need to build your own awesome, outdoor oven. Advanced notice required. Straw-bale building: You can see my video... speaks for itself. Straw-bale is a great, quick building material that looks and feels like a cob house with only a fraction of the labor. If people realized the superior insulation value alone of the Straw-bale house, the stick house would be a thing of the past. Perfect for dry climates, like Southern California, as it's only downfall is sensitivity to moisture. Offered in full day courses that include discussion of materials, and hands on building and plastering. Advanced notice required. EATING SUSTAINABLY Wild Edibles: One of my passions! I'm always looking for ways to increase my knowledge about wild edibles, and share what I have learned. Knowing that Stinging Nettles taste like spinach, and are harmless and nutritious when lightly-steamed, could save someone's life. Learning about, and tending the wild perennial food supply, to help return balance to the Earth, is what it's all about. Offered in half-day courses which includes roaming the forest, gathering, and preparing a sustainable harvest. Fishing: The Klamath River is well known for its world-class fishing for salmon and steelhead. The infamous "half-pounders" arrive in July (anything under 3 pounds is called a half-pounder) followed by a nice run of salmon in September. Offered in half-day trips (morning or evening). Rod, tackle and bait included. Custom smoking is available if you catch the big one! SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS Archery: Wendy's parents met at an archery tournament in Southern California almost 50 years ago. Might mention that her father took the championship; so the fundamental techniques of archery were taught to her at a young age, and is something she still enjoys and practices today. Offered in half-day courses which include bow rental, arrows (handmade by Joe), and plenty of target practice. Flying target contest with flu flu arrows for a finale! Fun for all (8+), bring the whole clan for a family discount. Bow-drill fire making: What an awesome technology; rubbing two sticks together to the extreme! Making fire without a lighter is something most people can no longer do. Materials are the key... you will take home the knowledge and the bow drill you make. Offered in half-day courses. Flint Knapping: The art of flint knapping is controlled demolition of stone. It is an art that all of our ancestors engaged in at one time or another. This connection is felt on a very real level every time you produce a point out of stone. Classes include hands on learning of direct percussion, indirect percussion (Joe's favorite) and pressure flaking with primitive antler or modern copper. All tools and rock provided, with additional rock available for purchase. Offered in full or half day classes. Spinning/ Crocheting: Spinning was my favorite hobby for a while, and is a fun, productive thing to do in the evening instead of watching television. I've raised all the animal breeds of fiber (sheep, goat, alpaca) except angora rabbits, and have much experience shearing, carding, and spinning. Alpaca is by far the best, and I brought quite a bit of it with me. Wendy does the crotchet ... she's made hats, scarves, mittens, booties and blankets. Offered in half-day courses where you will see and learn the many steps involved in producing a truly homemade item; from barnyard to boutique. Soap Making: Making soap is a skill that you will never regret. Better yet, once you realize it's easy, you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it. We use only the finest oils, and consequently, produce some of the finest soap on the planet. (or at least in "Otter Space") This will be a half-day class where you will participate in each step involved, and uncover the secrets of producing excellent soap you will love to use and share. MIND, SPIRIT, HEART AND BODY Sweat Lodge/ Native Indigenous Peoples’ philosophy: Medicine Man and Woman in the New Haven Native American Church. We are well trained by a Nez Perce Medicine Man in traditional ceremony and sweat lodge. Native American's have safely guarded and protected the ancient ceremony known as the Sweat Lodge for hundreds of generations. It has stood the test of time as one of the most enlightening and purifying experiences you may ever have. We are blessed to be in a generation where the door to the lodge is finally opened to the white man; may we all be one heart belonging to the same creator. We could never charge a fee for this experience; if we did we would not be worthy to offer it. However, there is a lot of preparation and work involved to offer such an event. Therefore, we can only ask for tithes and offerings or gifts; as is traditionally accepted. Advanced notice required. Yoga: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Yoga on the River. Practicing for 15 years in free style yoga, and a physical fitness guru, Wendy will guide you through a fun and invigorating session that will balance your mind and body for the rest of the day. Again, only tithes and offerings.
  • Great place to unplug.

    Iliana2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Otter Space is beautiful, relaxing, lots of fresh air and nature and deer and otters and a blue heron and delicious wild berries and swimming in the Klamath River! Was great to be there for a few day to really unwind. Thanks!!

    Ellen2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orick, CA, United States

    Pumpkin Cottage is nestled in the woods at Otter Space. It's barn-shaped with a queen bed, a wood stove, a kitchen sink, a pull-out futon & an upstairs loft with a bed. You can hear the Klamath River at night, rolling along under the starry skies on the other side of the meadow. The bath house is 30 yards away, with 2 showers & toilets. Park in front of the cottage. We're off the grid. No wireless. Leave virtual time at home and spend some real time with those you love!
    DIRECTIONS TO OTTER SPACE Do not use your GPS. It does not work well around here! From Southern CA, Los Angeles: North on the 405 to I-5. - After about 5 hours, take #580 West toward San Francisco/ through Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond & San Rafael, where you will hit the US#101. Continue North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick From SFO area: - Oakland Airport – take Hegenberger Rd North to 880North to 80/580North, cross the Richmond/San Rafael bridge ($5), and you will join US#101 North. - San Francisco Airport – take US#101 North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick (Fill up with gas in Arcata before you make the rest of the trip to Otter Space.) Just north of Orick, make a right turn onto Bald Hill Road taking you toward the “Lady Bird Johnson” grove of redwoods. As soon as you turn onto Bald Hill Road, check your odometer. You will be 23 miles from Otter Space. Bald Hill Road will take you eastward up the mountain. The road goes mostly uphill for the next 9 to 10 miles. There are a couple of scenic view sites on the right, where you might care to stop and check out the view. Sometimes we see Elk grazing in one of the highland meadows on the right. At about 9.5 miles, you will come to a Fire Station on your left. Veer uphill to your left onto Johnson Road. Check your odometer again. You have 13 miles to go from this point. Slow down, watch for potholes in the dirt road. Go over the cattle guard bars in the road. Stay to your left when in doubt. At 5.5 & 6 miles in, you will pass new roads on the left made by the lumber company doing some clear cuts. Make sure you are on the main road, which veers to the right in these two locations. When you get to 10 miles in on Johnson Road, there is a 90 degree turn in the road down to your left. This is called Bald Eagle Bluff by some. You may want to stop and get out and walk up onto the raised area and look down onto the mighty Klamath streched out below you. As you proceed downhill, around many curves, and approach the 13 mile mark, you will be almost all the way down to the river. Look for a red gate and fence on your right, set back as the road curves to the left. This is the Otter Space entrance. We are at 13065 Johnson Road. There is no number posted. Come on in. Park to the right of the Barn. If Joe and Wendy are not there to meet you. Walk down to the meadow and you will see their yurt across the meadow toward the river. Walk on over and introduce yourself. Their kids, Josie, Bean and Scout will probably run out to greet you! They will be there. Regular cel phones will not work on Johnson Road. You can call Joe & Wendy Moore at ( if there is an emergency. See you there! Good Luck! If you want to check out Otter Space on Earth, look for CA route 169,and go all the way to the end of the road. It ends in Johnson's Bar, CA which is on the other side of the Klamath River directly across from Otter Space. You can see the round yurt and the orchard! Interaction with guests I live in Topanga, CA, so I am at Otter Space at different time, but my co-hosts Joe Moore and his wife Wendy and their 3 kids actually live on the property. They are very friendly, down-home and helpful. You'll like 'em all! A very special family. Other things to note This is a remote site with very limited phone and wireless service. It's more of a destination than a stopping off place. It's quite wild and beautiful and the closest store is an hour away, ... the closest town is Arcata, CA and that's about an hour and a half drive. We are off the grid and must use solar or generator power to have electricity. This is an experience for most people. The 13 miles of the drive after you leave Highway 101, is on a small two lane paved road through woods and high meadows, (Bald Hills Road), and then onto a 13 mile dirt road (Johnson Road) with very few houses as it's mostly lumber company logging roads. Be prepared with food and flashlights.
    Location · Peter’s home is located in Orick, California, United States. It’s 43 miles from Andy McBeth Airport. It’s 48 miles from California Redwood Coast - Humboldt County Airport. NATURE & HIKING, THE YUROK RESERVATION & JOE & WENDY'S CLASSES ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING SKILLS WILD LIFE On the Klamath River - we might see turkey vultures, golden eagles, bald eagles, merganser ducks, cormorants, King Fishers, Great Blue Heron, night heron, white heron and osprey. Forty years ago there were only 6 osprey nests on the river, due to DDT depleting the calcium in the eggs of the females. Now there are over 325 osprey nest sites on the river. Ospreys are said to be monogamous, and they migrate every year from South America. Each of the little swallows that skin the surface of the river in the morning and early evening eat more than 1000 mosquitoes a day (Yaay!) We occasionally see a harbor seal who comes upriver in the summer to avoid the competition at the mouth of the Klamath. We also have seen a family of river otters that live just downstream, and an occasional river beaver. We have never seen a sturgeon at Otter Space. Sturgeon is a fish that has been the same for 20 million years. The biggest sturgeon caught in the Klamath was in pounds, 16 feet long, 300-325 years old. They don’t mature until they’re 45-48yrs old. A female will lay 700,000 eggs in her lifetime. Only 2 will reach maturity. There is a “sturgeon hole” about 7 miles downstream where they live. Black bears - If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the timid black bears that live in the Lower Klamath area. They are not aggressive unless it is a mother bear protecting her cubs. They run the other way when they see or smell humans. We do not have any brown bears in this area. There is a cinnamon colored black bear that visits us sometimes. Please do not ever feed wild animals. We also have silver fox, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, one guest saw a very rare lynx and black-tail deer graze in the meadow in the morning and evening. We do not have poisonous snakes in the area, but sometimes there are garter snakes in the orchard. Mountain lions - are dangerous. We have never seen one, but they do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands. HIKING We are surrounded by old logging trails made by the lumber companies 80 years ago when they clear cut the old growth redwood on our side of the mountain, and now it's completely reforested with 200 ft. tall Doug Fir, Madrone, Cedar, Oak, other pine species and Pepper wood trees. The property surrounding us is mostly owned by Green Diamond Company that cuts trees for lumber and then re-forests with saplings. There are also other properties that are not clearly marked or fenced in. Mostly everyone we have met here are friendly, and we have never had any problems exploring the trails and creeks in this area, but please use discretion and politeness while hiking. If you see marijuana growing, please DO NOT HELP YOURSELF. It’s not wild, and growers do not take kindly to people helping themselves. Even if you get away with it, they may want to “teach us a lesson” at Otter Space. Please respect these wishes. The Yurok People The Yurok live on the Pacific coast of northwestern California. Many of their villages were either on lagoons or at the mouths of streams; others were along the lower course of the Klamath River. The Yurok placed great emphasis on accumulating wealth and asserting status. The wealthiest members of Yurok society owned multiple sets of dance regalia and served as hosts for ceremonial gatherings. They wore distinctive clothing, such as highly decorative basketry caps, as a means of displaying their wealth. Even their style of speech was more elaborate than the contracted version spoken by commoners. The natural resources of northwestern California were abundant, permitting the Yurok to live in permanent, year round villages. They harvested salmon, sturgeon, eel, surf fish, shellfish, sea lions, deer, elk, and acorns. Dense redwood forests provided the Yurok with wood for their distinctive split-plank houses, constructed with either single-pitched or double-pitched roofs. Redwood also was used for the manufacture of a variety of household items, such as wooden stools, storage boxes and cooking implements. Using stone adzes and wedges, Yurok craftsmen carved blunt-ended dugout canoes from large redwood logs. OTTER SPACE - JOE & WENDY MOORE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS We are so fortunate to have two people with a huge amount of experience and deep knowledge about a variety of sustainability skills living on site. Joe and Wendy Moore have been living sustainably off the land for years, (you can watch their YouTube video – search for Off The Grid in Kansas In A Straw Bale House III). They now live at Otter Space with their three children, and we have the benefit of their expertise when you come to camp. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity by attending any of their workshops. CHECK IT OUT! Intro Session: Joe and Wendy offer a one-hour introductory session for $25 dollars so you can ask all the questions you may have about their wide range of expertise in sustainable practices. If you decide to take a more in-depth workshop with them, the introductory session cost will be deducted from the workshop fee. Suggested discussion topics include: Organic Gardening - Seed Saving - Bee Keeping - Soap Making - Sugaring (syrup making) - Food Preservation - Pressure Canning - Dehydrating - Smoking - Root Cellar - Cheese Making - Dairy - Animal Husbandry - Horse Farming - Primitive Shelters - Tanning Hides - Rocket Stoves - Mass Heaters - Alternative Energy - Solar - Wind - Water - Alternative Healing - Natural Health - Cob Building – Cob Ovens – Straw-Bale Building – Wild Edibles – Fishing – Archery – Bow Drill Fire Making - Flint Knapping – Spinning - Crocheting - Yoga - Sweat Lodge – Native Indigenous Peoples’ Philosophy WORKSHOPS You can enroll in any of the workshops below either for a half-day ($100 ea./ $75 ea. for 3 or more), or a full day ($200. ea./ $175 ea. for 3 or more). BUILDING SUSTAINABLY Cob building: Probably the most beautiful, natural, and efficient form of shelter ever invented. I built the largest cob house in America at the time, 30x40 with walls 2 foot thick. It also had cob interior walls and a cob floor. Although cob is probably the best long-term natural building material, it is very labor intense. Offered in half day courses that include discussion on materials involved, hands on mixing, and building a small section of wall. Advanced notice required. Cob oven: Have you ever had bread from a masonry oven? Something a conventional oven just can't reproduce. Beautiful and functional, Cob ovens are something everyone should have in their backyard. This is going to be a full day workshop! Plan on getting your feet and hands a little muddy; but, at the end of the day, you will walk away with all the knowledge you need to build your own awesome, outdoor oven. Advanced notice required. Straw-bale building: You can see my video... speaks for itself. Straw-bale is a great, quick building material that looks and feels like a cob house with only a fraction of the labor. If people realized the superior insulation value alone of the Straw-bale house, the stick house would be a thing of the past. Perfect for dry climates, like Southern California, as it's only downfall is sensitivity to moisture. Offered in full day courses that include discussion of materials, and hands on building and plastering. Advanced notice required. EATING SUSTAINABLY Wild Edibles: One of my passions! I'm always looking for ways to increase my knowledge about wild edibles, and share what I have learned. Knowing that Stinging Nettles taste like spinach, and are harmless and nutritious when lightly-steamed, could save someone's life. Learning about, and tending the wild perennial food supply, to help return balance to the Earth, is what it's all about. Offered in half-day courses which includes roaming the forest, gathering, and preparing a sustainable harvest. Fishing: The Klamath River is well known for its world-class fishing for salmon and steelhead. The infamous "half-pounders" arrive in July (anything under 3 pounds is called a half-pounder) followed by a nice run of salmon in September. Offered in half-day trips (morning or evening). Rod, tackle and bait included. Custom smoking is available if you catch the big one! SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS Archery: Wendy's parents met at an archery tournament in Southern California almost 50 years ago. Might mention that her father took the championship; so the fundamental techniques of archery were taught to her at a young age, and is something she still enjoys and practices today. Offered in half-day courses which include bow rental, arrows (handmade by Joe), and plenty of target practice. Flying target contest with flu flu arrows for a finale! Fun for all (8+), bring the whole clan for a family discount. Bow-drill fire making: What an awesome technology; rubbing two sticks together to the extreme! Making fire without a lighter is something most people can no longer do. Materials are the key... you will take home the knowledge and the bow drill you make. Offered in half-day courses. Flint Knapping: The art of flint knapping is controlled demolition of stone. It is an art that all of our ancestors engaged in at one time or another. This connection is felt on a very real level every time you produce a point out of stone. Classes include hands on learning of direct percussion, indirect percussion (Joe's favorite) and pressure flaking with primitive antler or modern copper. All tools and rock provided, with additional rock available for purchase. Offered in full or half day classes. Spinning/ Crocheting: Spinning was my favorite hobby for a while, and is a fun, productive thing to do in the evening instead of watching television. I've raised all the animal breeds of fiber (sheep, goat, alpaca) except angora rabbits, and have much experience shearing, carding, and spinning. Alpaca is by far the best, and I brought quite a bit of it with me. Wendy does the crotchet ... she's made hats, scarves, mittens, booties and blankets. Offered in half-day courses where you will see and learn the many steps involved in producing a truly homemade item; from barnyard to boutique. Soap Making: Making soap is a skill that you will never regret. Better yet, once you realize it's easy, you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it. We use only the finest oils, and consequently, produce some of the finest soap on the planet. (or at least in "Otter Space") This will be a half-day class where you will participate in each step involved, and uncover the secrets of producing excellent soap you will love to use and share. MIND, SPIRIT, HEART AND BODY Sweat Lodge/ Native Indigenous Peoples’ philosophy: Medicine Man and Woman in the New Haven Native American Church. We are well trained by a Nez Perce Medicine Man in traditional ceremony and sweat lodge. Native American's have safely guarded and protected the ancient ceremony known as the Sweat Lodge for hundreds of generations. It has stood the test of time as one of the most enlightening and purifying experiences you may ever have. We are blessed to be in a generation where the door to the lodge is finally opened to the white man; may we all be one heart belonging to the same creator. We could never charge a fee for this experience; if we did we would not be worthy to offer it. However, there is a lot of preparation and work involved to offer such an event. Therefore, we can only ask for tithes and offerings or gifts; as is traditionally accepted. Advanced notice required. Yoga: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Yoga on the River. Practicing for 15 years in free style yoga, and a physical fitness guru, Wendy will guide you through a fun and invigorating session that will balance your mind and body for the rest of the day. Again, only tithes and offerings.
  • Worth the visit. The place was a little hard to find but if you follow Johnson Road (in your maps) for 13.5mi you're set. The place was amazing and neat. Best part about is that it was all eco friendly. The hosts were awesome and loved their house. Also don't forget about their amazing homemade Blueberry jam!

    Kaushik2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it! Definitely pack in groceries but this is a great place to stay to access trails from Orick when you do not necessarily want to camp. The plums from the orchard were delicious,

    Maureen2019-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a beautiful and tranquil place. I stayed there with my family for 3 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The place is a bit off the grid and a destination by itself. We even got a glimpse of a black bear and her two cubs about 1/3 way on Johnson Rd to Otter Space. Make the trip very memorable.

    Erin2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great host, I recommend!

    Maxime2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Otter Space is beautiful and very quiet. It was a perfect get away from the hustle of the Bay Area and was a perfect place to stay.

    Shane2018-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • NOT 'indefensible. Hah! Darn quickdraw spell check could start a fire! .Meant to say" Indispensible". Very helpful. :->

    Karen Lee2018-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place for a true get-away. Beautiful forrest and river, great hosts... highly recommend.

    Andrew2018-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Out of every spot we stayed over the last few weeks we truly enjoyed our time at the Otter Space the most. The pumpkin cabin is on remote piece of property along the Klamath River. We saw fawns carefree in the field by the apple orchard and spent the day jumping off the rock down at the swimming hole along the river. I was happy to find a sink, propane stove and solar power at the cabins and hot showers. A really relaxing spot, great for family, couples or individual travelers.

    Hannah2018-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    We offer a peaceful and comfortable 1930's mountain cabin in the heart of the Klamath Mountains. The setting, nestled among large, ancient, fir trees and majestic hardwoods, is a perfect base camp to explore the surrounding mountains and rivers. Local highlights include the Marble Mountain and Siskiyou Wilderness Areas and Wild and Scenic Rivers including Dillon Creek, Salmon River and the Klamath River. The Salmon River Outpost in the town of Somes Bar offers food, beverages and more.
    Our listing is for a 4 room cabin (700 sq ft) that is on a 3 acre parcel deep in the Klamath Mountains of Northwest California. The cabin features a bright kitchen that is stocked with utensils and cooking ware, a large central living/dining room with 2 single beds, a bathroom with claw-foot tub, and a bedroom with a double brass bed. There is a backyard and patio for games and bar-b-queuing. The setting offers good privacy, but we are about 150 feet through the woods from your cabin if any needs arise. We live 12 miles from the grid, so we generate our own power with a micro-hydro system. There is no cell phone service or land-line telephone. Guests are welcome to use our telephone for personal calls. We also have high-speed internet at our home that is WiFi accessible. This is a remote location that offers privacy and peace and quiet.
    Somes Bar is a tight-knit mountain community that, out of love and sometimes out of necessity, support each other. This area is Karuk Ancestral Territory and we wish to respect and honor their traditions and cultural uses of the landscape. The Ti Bar Road neighborhood consists of five families on hillside homesteads and several Karuk families along the Klamath River. Many work for the Karuk Dept. of Natural Resources, the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, the U.S. Forest Service, public schools or CalTrans. The local watershed council and arts council sponsor monthly community dinners and occasional dances. Recreational highlights include swimming in the pristine waters of Dillon Creek and the Salmon River, rafting, hiking, bicycling, and fishing.
  • We had a great time at 10 Bear Cabin. We were greeted in the driveway by Ruffy a super, sweet dog. The cabin is welcoming with a cozy, wood stove and fresh cut flowers from Nena and Max’s yard. It’s clean and bright with plenty of linens and towels. A quiet spot to relax or use as a base for exploring the area. Comfortable for a couple and spacious enough for families with kids. Plenty of room for kids to play, complete with a small creek. Nena and Max were kind, responsive and easygoing hosts. They offered great advice on how to navigate the area.

    Carly2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Nena has thought of everything to make your stay at Ten Bear Cabin complete. All you need to bring is yourself and your groceries. Her property is amazingly beautiful. Even during Autumn Rain it’s gorgeous. Local fishing on the Klamath River was easily accessible. The location is very remote, if you’re looking to unplug off the grid. If you’re lucky enough to hang with Ruffy, she’ll take good care of you and escort you on nature walks. Wonderful memories made at Ten Bear Cabin!

    Alicia2018-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful hosts. Amazing location. Can't wait to come back again.

    Andrew2018-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • you'll love this place. unique, trey familiar. grounds are outstanding. ancient trees, thoughtful use of land. I want to live there!

    Peter2018-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Just a great little place off the grid in one of California's wildest and most beautiful places. The cabin is perfect--not too big, not too small, not too fancy, not too plain, not too old, not too young. A cabin in the woods, simply and tastefully appointed. I could stay a month here.

    Mike2018-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. We were bedazzled by the beauty and appreciated your beautiful place. Loved Ruffy and Dillon was an excellent host.

    Nicole2018-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Ten Bear Cabin is delightful. It is fully equipped with all that could be expected in a cabin and much more! We enjoyed the lovely wooded setting - porch and back patio area as well as the creatively decorated indoor space. Nena and Max were welcoming and most helpful. Horses and a very friendly dog added to the fun. While the cabin is truly in the woods it offers great access to beautiful scenery and activities on the Klamath and Salmon Rivers. We look forward to a return visit.

    Frank2018-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • I believe this is the first Air BnB review I have left. It’s a mountain cabin thoughtfully turned into a vacation spot. The hosts have a good eye for removing clutter, allowing the cabin’s charm to show through. There’s still some interesting items left over from it’s past, like some gas lighting appliances left in place. The appliances seem to run on propane but everything worked well. The location is great for people who want to explore this area. You’re midway between Somes Bar and Happy Camp, places where you can get to a general store in 30 minutes or so. Excellent access to the Klamath and there are so many access points along this stretch of road. The cabin’s access road is in good shape and easily passable by any car. Host is friendly and helpful!

    Christopher2018-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Somes Bar, CA, United States

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    Wild, remote, tranquil, riverside cabin. Located along the pristine waters of the wild and scenic Salmon River, at its confluence with the Klamath River. This is the place you want to go to get away from it all. A two hour drive from Eureka CA, or 2.5 hours from Ashland OR. Bring a few groceries and you've got everything you need to unplug for as long as you like.
    This is a recently remodeled, but rustic cabin in a wild, remote place. It has electricity, lights, and hot water. For spring, winter, and fall, there is a wood stove for heat, with firewood and kindling provided. There is a short trail down to the river spot. you should be comfortable walking on uneven ground to use the trail. The space is perfect for an individual, or couple's get away. It would also work for a couple with one or two kids, as the pull out couch is pretty comfortable. No Pets.
    This cabin, while isolated, is only about a 3 minute drive from the local general store. There is free wi-fi at the store, as well as an excellent beer selection, espresso bar, and above average grocery selection. There is no cell service at the cabin, but most phones work thru the wi-fi at the general store.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Somes Bar, CA, United States

  • My friends and I had the best, most relaxing vacation at this amazing space tucked away off the river. We didn't know what to expect with the road but my little Nissan made it no problem. Finding it was easy. Once we got there it was easy to find our way around thanks to the map. We camped in the Deer Meadow site and it did not disappoint. Almost every time we looked across the field of grass we saw a few deer. We saw so much wild life (horses by the river, eagles, frogs, banana slugs, deer, grey fox...). The river spot with the rock was a fun new experience for my daughter and I! We did the jump! And being able to come back from the river and take a shower before going back to camp was so nice. Everything felt like home. We decided we want to rent the Yurt and the TP the next time we do our vacation. We can't wait to return!

    Brittany2019-07-13T00:00:00Z
  • Otter Space is a special place. It’s a long drive in but so worth it. The drive is beautiful. I would suggest 2 nights or much longer if you have the time. The River is beautiful and camp hosts Joe and Wendy are truly great and highly attentive hosts. Our kids had a lot of fun playing with their kids and going down to the swimming hole. The camping spaces are secluded and private. It was a lovely experience and highly recommended.. thank you.

    Frances2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • I didn’t actually stay at Peter’s place. We were going to do an overnight but realized it was too far to drive for just one night. However, Peter issued us a refund even though he technically didn’t need to. His response to our request was prompt and kind. We were going to camp on his land next to the river. It looks just beautiful and plan on camping there in the future. Great host!

    Judy2018-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    This cozy river cottage is in the back yard of a pioneer cabin built in the 1800s. The Salmon River is right across the street with many refreshing swimming holes. Trailheads to the Pacific Crest Trail and the Marble Mountain and Russian Wilderness are 30 minutes away. The cabin is a good home base while traversing Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sawyers Bar, CA, United States

    This is an 1800's pioneer cabin upgraded to a comfortable and fully insulated modern home. The property is within the town limit and borders the Marble Mountain Wilderness and the Wild & Scenic Salmon River. The cabin is off-grid, with solar and a back up generator for power.
    The upstairs bedroom and deck have beautiful views of Tanner's Peak and surrounding forest. One bedroom has two two twin beds and is ideal for children. The Salmon River is across the street and trailheads to the Marble Mountain Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail (Section 41) are within 20 minutes by car.
    The oldest Catholic Church in Northern California built in 1855 is located in the other end of town. The town also has a working post office. Go back in time with a walk through town and view pioneer cemeteries, mining cabins and Sears Roebuck homes. See here for camp sites, trailheads and lakes in the nearby Russian Wilderness: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5110490.pdf And here for Lakes and Trails in the Marble Mountains: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5110486.pdf http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5110487.pdf Please note that there is no store of gas station in town. The nearest store and gas station is 25 miles away in the town of Etna.
  • I cannot recommend this awesome place enough. We traveled to Sawyer's Bar after a vacation misfire in Mt. Shasta and Paul's cabin and responsiveness restored our faith in humanity. The home is comfortable and interesting--tons to do just in the cabin itself (if you have kids, they won't be bored!), the kitchen is fully functional, the clawfoot tub is inviting, and the town itself offers such a slice of CA history and a return to nature all at once. Paul is a lovely host and always responded quickly to our questions, and offered helpful suggestions along the way. By the time we left, I felt like I had made a new friend! If you get the chance, come visit this forest gem :)

    Justine2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cabin right on the river. Kids won’t get bored, and neither will adults. Beautiful Setting and attentive hosts.

    Nick2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Paul was great! Very quick to reply to our questions. He has a beautiful home. Great stay!!

    Katrina2019-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Located just across the street, the relaxing sounds of the river were always present. there is a porch on each of the four sides of the house, so whether you want sun or shade or wind you always have an option. in addition, the rooftop deck has a nice view and is good for stargazing, sleeping, or chatting with friends and family. we brought plenty of food and drinks and that was all we needed. Paul outfitted the cabin with everything else required.

    Andrew2018-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect basecamp for our annual moto trip. Neighbors are friendly.

    Adam2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the cabin and the Sawyers Bar area. Very quiet and comfortable cabin. Incredibly scenic area with tons of swimming holes and hiking trails nearby.

    Matt2017-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Paul's home in Sawyer's Bar was a perfect base to explore the North Fork of the Salmon River with our family. The house is rich with charm and our little kids (2+4) were as happy as could be. If you head there in the summer, be sure to take a drive and hunt for swimming holes upstream of the Idlewild campground!

    Jonathan2017-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • Just what I wanted! A cozy home in a beautiful part of California.

    Margaretta2017-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Sawyers Bar, CA, United States

    This is just a beautiful campsite overlooking the Klamath River. It is NOT A ROOM! You will need a sleeping bag, a tent and will need to bring your own food. This is for CAMPERS ONLY. We have no equipment for you.
    Otter Space is off the grid, through a Redwood forest and over a mountain down into the Klamath River valley. We have a 5 acre meadow, and orchard with 50 trees, peaches pears, apples, cherries, plums, pluots, apricots and grapes. We are right on the Klamath River on the Yurok reservation. It's a great place to come and recharge your internal batteries. THIS SITE IS FOR CAMPERS with their own equipment only!
  • Bottom line. It was a great stay. Let there be no mistake this really is off the grid and out in the middle of the forest. If youre looking to get away from the busy life and take in nature in an intimate way this is the way to do it. It was as described and the amenities Peter has available to guests is exactly what you need and nothing more. You wake up in the morning and walk that easy road to Rio to the river and take in the sun as it starts to shine up that river. It's an amazing experience. The hosts are welcoming and ready to assist you with whatever you might need. The open green meadow is an especially great touch to this Oasis in the redwoods. My advice to newcomers would be to be sure that you're aware of the logging trucks going up and down the dirt road. The road is narrow and your basically on a single Lane dirt road for just under an hour so be prepared to get your vehicle very dirty but nothing a little water bath can't get off. Also we did see a couple black bears but they didn't seem to make any kind of appearance at the actual campsites so i took the chance that having food out wouldn't get touched and thankfully it didn't. all in all it was great stay with great hosts. You really do get a great sense of nature and peace is waiting for you there.

    Michael2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    Cottages #1,3, and #4 are two bedroom, one bath units with complete kitchens, heat and air conditioning.
  • We stayed in cottage#1: very clean, almost new, nice linens and towels. This is on Marble Mountain Ranch where hosts run all-inclusive dude ranch program. We were lucky they had an open cottage for couple nights for our dates. It is wonderful ranch with great hosts in the middle of nowhere. You need to stock up on everything before getting there. They allowed us to add-on activities and dinners which added up to make these the most expensive two nights on our road trip. Dinners were home style cooking, plenty of tasty food but in my opinion overpriced for what they are ($35 per person). Lovely place if you are looking to unplug and mingle with other families with kids and very friendly hosts.

    Alla2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Marble Mountain over the Memorial Day Weekend. It was towards the end of the off season and Doug and Heidi, the Ranch owners were busy getting ready to open for the summer crowds. They were so kind, Heidi took our daughter for a ride on the tractor to feed the horses. Which was a big hit for her. They also have a really fun zip line that I couldn’t get her off of. The property is quite large, home to many horses and dogs and other farm animals. We loved how peaceful and quiet it was. We’d love to come back and visit again!

    Sara2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Somes Bar, CA, United States

    Blue Cottage is nestled in the woods at Otter Space. It's barn-shaped with twin beds, a wood stove, a kitchen sink and an upstairs loft with a double bed. You can hear the Klamath River at night, rolling along under the starry skies on the other side of the meadow. There's a bath house about 30 yards away, with 2 showers and toilets. Parking is available in front of the cottage. We're off the grid. No wireless. Leave virtual time at home and spend some real time with those you love!
    DIRECTIONS TO OTTER SPACE - Do not rely on your GPS. It doesn't work well around here! From Southern CA, Los Angeles: North on the 405 to I-5. - After about 5 hours, take #580 West toward San Francisco/ through Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond & San Rafael, where you will hit the US#101. Continue North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick From SFO area: - Oakland Airport – take Hegenberger Rd North to 880North to 80/580North, cross the Richmond/San Rafael bridge ($5), and you will join US#101 North. - San Francisco Airport – take US#101 North to Ukiah/Willits/Eureka/Arcata/Orick (Fill up with gas in Arcata before you make the rest of the trip to Otter Space.) Just north of Orick, make a right turn onto Bald Hill Road taking you toward the “Lady Bird Johnson” grove of redwoods. As soon as you turn onto Bald Hill Road, check your odometer. You will be 23 miles from Otter Space. Bald Hill Road will take you eastward up the mountain. The road goes mostly uphill for the next 9 to 10 miles. There are a couple of scenic view sites on the right, where you might care to stop and check out the view. Sometimes we see Elk grazing in one of the highland meadows on the right. At about 9.5 miles, you will come to a Fire Station on your left. Veer uphill to your left onto Johnson Road. Check your odometer again. You have about 13.5 miles to go from this point. Slow down, watch for potholes in the dirt road. Go over the cattle guard bars in the road. Stay to your left when in doubt. At 5.5 & 6 miles in, you will pass new roads on the left made by the lumber company doing some clear cuts. Make sure you are on the main road, which veers to the right in these two locations. When you get to 10 miles in on Johnson Road, there is a 90 degree turn in the road down to your left. This is called Bald Eagle Bluff by some. You may want to stop and get out and walk up onto the raised area and look down onto the mighty Klamath streched out below you. As you proceed downhill, around many curves, and approach the 13 mile mark, you will be almost all the way down to the river. Look for a red gate and fence on your right, set back as the road curves to the left. This is the Otter Space entrance. We are at 13065 Johnson Road. There is no number posted. Come on in. Park to the right of the Barn. If Joe and Wendy are not there to meet you. Walk down to the meadow and you will see their yurt across the meadow toward the river. Walk on over and introduce yourself. Their kids, Josie, Bean and Scout will probably run out to greet you! They will be there. Regular cel phones will not work on Johnson Road. You can call Joe & Wendy Moore at ( if there is an emergency. See you there! Good Luck! If you want to check out Otter Space on Earth, look for CA route 169,and go all the way to the end of the road. It ends in Johnson's Bar, CA which is on the other side of the Klamath River directly across from Otter Space. You can see the round yurt and the orchard! . Other things to note This is a remote site with very limited phone and wireless service. It's more of a destination than a stopping off place. It's quite wild and beautiful and the closest store is an hour away, ... the closest town is Arcata, CA and that's about an hour and a half drive. We are off the grid and must use solar or generator power to have electricity. This is an experience for most people. The 13 miles of the drive after you leave Highway 101, is on a small two lane paved road through woods and high meadows, (Bald Hills Road), and then onto a 13 mile dirt road (Johnson Road) with very few houses as it's mostly lumber company logging roads. Be prepared with food and flashlights.
    NATURE & HIKING, THE YUROK RESERVATION & JOE & WENDY'S CLASSES ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING SKILLS WILD LIFE On the Klamath River - we might see turkey vultures, golden eagles, bald eagles, merganser ducks, cormorants, King Fishers, Great Blue Heron, night heron, white heron and osprey. Forty years ago there were only 6 osprey nests on the river, due to DDT depleting the calcium in the eggs of the females. Now there are over 325 osprey nest sites on the river. Ospreys are said to be monogamous, and they migrate every year from South America. Each of the little swallows that skin the surface of the river in the morning and early evening eat more than 1000 mosquitoes a day (Yaay!) We occasionally see a harbor seal who comes upriver in the summer to avoid the competition at the mouth of the Klamath. We also have seen a family of river otters that live just downstream, and an occasional river beaver. We have never seen a sturgeon at Otter Space. Sturgeon is a fish that has been the same for 20 million years. The biggest sturgeon caught in the Klamath was in pounds, 16 feet long, 300-325 years old. They don’t mature until they’re 45-48yrs old. A female will lay 700,000 eggs in her lifetime. Only 2 will reach maturity. There is a “sturgeon hole” about 7 miles downstream where they live. Black bears - If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the timid black bears that live in the Lower Klamath area. They are not aggressive unless it is a mother bear protecting her cubs. They run the other way when they see or smell humans. We do not have any brown bears in this area. There is a cinnamon colored black bear that visits us sometimes. Please do not ever feed wild animals. We also have silver fox, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, one guest saw a very rare lynx and black-tail deer graze in the meadow in the morning and evening. We do not have poisonous snakes in the area, but sometimes there are garter snakes in the orchard. Mountain lions - are dangerous. We have never seen one, but they do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands. HIKING We are surrounded by old logging trails made by the lumber companies 80 years ago when they clear cut the old growth redwood on our side of the mountain, and now it's completely reforested with 200 ft. tall Doug Fir, Madrone, Cedar, Oak, other pine species and Pepper wood trees. The property surrounding us is mostly owned by Green Diamond Company that cuts trees for lumber and then re-forests with saplings. There are also other properties that are not clearly marked or fenced in. Mostly everyone we have met here are friendly, and we have never had any problems exploring the trails and creeks in this area, but please use discretion and politeness while hiking. If you see marijuana growing, please DO NOT HELP YOURSELF. It’s not wild, and growers do not take kindly to people helping themselves. Even if you get away with it, they may want to “teach us a lesson” at Otter Space. Please respect these wishes. The Yurok People The Yurok live on the Pacific coast of northwestern California. Many of their villages were either on lagoons or at the mouths of streams; others were along the lower course of the Klamath River. The Yurok placed great emphasis on accumulating wealth and asserting status. The wealthiest members of Yurok society owned multiple sets of dance regalia and served as hosts for ceremonial gatherings. They wore distinctive clothing, such as highly decorative basketry caps, as a means of displaying their wealth. Even their style of speech was more elaborate than the contracted version spoken by commoners. The natural resources of northwestern California were abundant, permitting the Yurok to live in permanent, year round villages. They harvested salmon, sturgeon, eel, surf fish, shellfish, sea lions, deer, elk, and acorns. Dense redwood forests provided the Yurok with wood for their distinctive split-plank houses, constructed with either single-pitched or double-pitched roofs. Redwood also was used for the manufacture of a variety of household items, such as wooden stools, storage boxes and cooking implements. Using stone adzes and wedges, Yurok craftsmen carved blunt-ended dugout canoes from large redwood logs. OTTER SPACE - JOE & WENDY MOORE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS We are so fortunate to have two people with a huge amount of experience and deep knowledge about a variety of sustainability skills living on site. Joe and Wendy Moore have been living sustainably off the land for years, (you can watch their YouTube video – search for Off The Grid in Kansas In A Straw Bale House III). They now live at Otter Space with their three children, and we have the benefit of their expertise when you come to camp. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity by attending any of their workshops. CHECK IT OUT! Intro Session: Joe and Wendy offer a one-hour introductory session for $25 dollars so you can ask all the questions you may have about their wide range of expertise in sustainable practices. If you decide to take a more in-depth workshop with them, the introductory session cost will be deducted from the workshop fee. Suggested discussion topics include: Organic Gardening - Seed Saving - Bee Keeping - Soap Making - Sugaring (syrup making) - Food Preservation - Pressure Canning - Dehydrating - Smoking - Root Cellar - Cheese Making - Dairy - Animal Husbandry - Horse Farming - Primitive Shelters - Tanning Hides - Rocket Stoves - Mass Heaters - Alternative Energy - Solar - Wind - Water - Alternative Healing - Natural Health - Cob Building – Cob Ovens – Straw-Bale Building – Wild Edibles – Fishing – Archery – Bow Drill Fire Making - Flint Knapping – Spinning - Crocheting - Yoga - Sweat Lodge – Native Indigenous Peoples’ Philosophy WORKSHOPS You can enroll in any of the workshops below either for a half-day ($100 ea./ $75 ea. for 3 or more), or a full day ($200. ea./ $175 ea. for 3 or more). BUILDING SUSTAINABLY Cob building: Probably the most beautiful, natural, and efficient form of shelter ever invented. I built the largest cob house in America at the time, 30x40 with walls 2 foot thick. It also had cob interior walls and a cob floor. Although cob is probably the best long-term natural building material, it is very labor intense. Offered in half day courses that include discussion on materials involved, hands on mixing, and building a small section of wall. Advanced notice required. Cob oven: Have you ever had bread from a masonry oven? Something a conventional oven just can't reproduce. Beautiful and functional, Cob ovens are something everyone should have in their backyard. This is going to be a full day workshop! Plan on getting your feet and hands a little muddy; but, at the end of the day, you will walk away with all the knowledge you need to build your own awesome, outdoor oven. Advanced notice required. Straw-bale building: You can see my video... speaks for itself. Straw-bale is a great, quick building material that looks and feels like a cob house with only a fraction of the labor. If people realized the superior insulation value alone of the Straw-bale house, the stick house would be a thing of the past. Perfect for dry climates, like Southern California, as it's only downfall is sensitivity to moisture. Offered in full day courses that include discussion of materials, and hands on building and plastering. Advanced notice required. EATING SUSTAINABLY Wild Edibles: One of my passions! I'm always looking for ways to increase my knowledge about wild edibles, and share what I have learned. Knowing that Stinging Nettles taste like spinach, and are harmless and nutritious when lightly-steamed, could save someone's life. Learning about, and tending the wild perennial food supply, to help return balance to the Earth, is what it's all about. Offered in half-day courses which includes roaming the forest, gathering, and preparing a sustainable harvest. Fishing: The Klamath River is well known for its world-class fishing for salmon and steelhead. The infamous "half-pounders" arrive in July (anything under 3 pounds is called a half-pounder) followed by a nice run of salmon in September. Offered in half-day trips (morning or evening). Rod, tackle and bait included. Custom smoking is available if you catch the big one! SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS Archery: Wendy's parents met at an archery tournament in Southern California almost 50 years ago. Might mention that her father took the championship; so the fundamental techniques of archery were taught to her at a young age, and is something she still enjoys and practices today. Offered in half-day courses which include bow rental, arrows (handmade by Joe), and plenty of target practice. Flying target contest with flu flu arrows for a finale! Fun for all (8+), bring the whole clan for a family discount. Bow-drill fire making: What an awesome technology; rubbing two sticks together to the extreme! Making fire without a lighter is something most people can no longer do. Materials are the key... you will take home the knowledge and the bow drill you make. Offered in half-day courses. Flint Knapping: The art of flint knapping is controlled demolition of stone. It is an art that all of our ancestors engaged in at one time or another. This connection is felt on a very real level every time you produce a point out of stone. Classes include hands on learning of direct percussion, indirect percussion (Joe's favorite) and pressure flaking with primitive antler or modern copper. All tools and rock provided, with additional rock available for purchase. Offered in full or half day classes. Spinning/ Crocheting: Spinning was my favorite hobby for a while, and is a fun, productive thing to do in the evening instead of watching television. I've raised all the animal breeds of fiber (sheep, goat, alpaca) except angora rabbits, and have much experience shearing, carding, and spinning. Alpaca is by far the best, and I brought quite a bit of it with me. Wendy does the crotchet ... she's made hats, scarves, mittens, booties and blankets. Offered in half-day courses where you will see and learn the many steps involved in producing a truly homemade item; from barnyard to boutique. Soap Making: Making soap is a skill that you will never regret. Better yet, once you realize it's easy, you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it. We use only the finest oils, and consequently, produce some of the finest soap on the planet. (or at least in "Otter Space") This will be a half-day class where you will participate in each step involved, and uncover the secrets of producing excellent soap you will love to use and share. MIND, SPIRIT, HEART AND BODY Sweat Lodge/ Native Indigenous Peoples’ philosophy: Medicine Man and Woman in the New Haven Native American Church. We are well trained by a Nez Perce Medicine Man in traditional ceremony and sweat lodge. Native American's have safely guarded and protected the ancient ceremony known as the Sweat Lodge for hundreds of generations. It has stood the test of time as one of the most enlightening and purifying experiences you may ever have. We are blessed to be in a generation where the door to the lodge is finally opened to the white man; may we all be one heart belonging to the same creator. We could never charge a fee for this experience; if we did we would not be worthy to offer it. However, there is a lot of preparation and work involved to offer such an event. Therefore, we can only ask for tithes and offerings or gifts; as is traditionally accepted. Advanced notice required. Yoga: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Yoga on the River. Practicing for 15 years in free style yoga, and a physical fitness guru, Wendy will guide you through a fun and invigorating session that will balance your mind and body for the rest of the day. Again, only tithes and offerings.
  • Great place far off the beaten path. Best to plan on bringing everything you need before arriving. To far away to venture out for small items. A true quiet spot for couples wanting privacy in a remote place.

    Edward2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a hidden gem along the Klamath. Otter Space is a destination for a peaceful get-back to nature trip staying in a rustic cabin on a beautiful piece of property. If you do day trips within Redwood National Park it’s definitely doable, but the road to get to the site is remote and not entirely paved so do listen to the host’s warnings and directions. Also note, GPS will get you off the 101 onto the correct exit, but from there follow the host’s directions!

    Yvonne2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Make sure to fill up your tank before getting into the national park. Pay close attention to Peter’s directions and navigate in the day light. We had car trouble and were running behind schedule so we got lost on the drive at night and were unable to find our way before running to low on gas. Hoping to make it to this peaceful retreat next time I am in the area!

    Samantha2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time swimming in the swim hole, playing in the Klamath and enjoyed watching the fawn, doe and young buck play in the meadow. We'll be back for a longer stay next time!

    Patrick2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a trek to get there...so worth it.

    Taidgh2018-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is definitely not the place to stop off for a quick pass through or night going up and down the coast. This is ideally a destination...come to stay with intention...prepared to unwind and lose yourself in the rhythms of nature and forget about time, schedules, pressures, texts, news, Facebook. Be prepared for plenty of gnarly spiders, bear stories or sightings, deer so wild they don’t know to be afraid of you, otters, cute baby frogs and caterpillars and slugs. Be prepared for beauty that will sing into your soul as you wander about...This felt like going back to my childhood days of roaming outside, and nature beckons you to explore, examine, slow down and just be...the genuine warmth and friendliness of the host family are a delight. Spending time here is a treat that allows you to disconnect and truly unplug from the busyness of urban life and in-your face technology driven culture.

    Cynthia2018-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing! Wish I had more time there.

    Joe2018-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Quaint and fun. We rode mtn bikes down to river. Swam. Jumped off rock into water. Saw deer. Beautiful cascades small hike from cabin. Bring bigger cooler for food.

    Kendall2018-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    Otter Space is off the grid, thru a Redwood forest & over a mountain down to the Klamath River, a great space for weddings, anniversaries, family, school, church or corporate gatherings or reunions. We have 6 different indoor locations, and 5 Camp Sites at Otter Space. Our Main House dining hall & full kitchen are for meals. Wander on our 5 acre meadow thru our apple/pear/peach and cherry orchard, down to our wild river frontage. Come renew friendships & recharge your internal batteries.
    The Otter Space Conference Center was purchased in 2002 by Dr. Peter Alsop as a place of peace and healing, where human service professionals come to train with Dr. Alsop and learn how to help children and families cope with issues such as chemical dependency, loss and grief, child abuse and trauma. We are located on the Yurok Indian reservation on the Klamath River outside Orick, CA. The name Otter Space comes from a family of otters that live just down river. It’s also combination of“Artist’s Space” and “Outer Space” and implies the importance of thinking “out of the box”, valuing music and the arts in healing, and living our lives fully, so we can pass our Earth on to our children along with a set of sustainable living skills and personal interactive abilities that might help them survive into the future. Our Main House was built in 1952 and retains the flavor of the 50’s. It houses a kitchen, dining hall, a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The Barn is for staff only. It has an office bedroom and a storage room upstairs & a garage/toolshop below. At the river, our spacious Two-story Klamath Riverview Yurt which sleeps 7, perches on a 50 x 50 foot deck overlooking the wild Klamath River. Luscious to sit outside and watch the river flow by during the day, & to let the water lull you to sleep at night. Down the spiral staircase to our Kitchen, stocked with pots, pans, plates, dishes and cutlery for 6-7, as well as a dining area under the deck. The private shower and bathroom is fully equipped and has a picture window overlooking the river. The 30' circular structure was originally set up as a conference meeting room, which morphed into a home for a family of 5 for two years, and is now available for you and your family or friends to stay at Otter Space for a long weekend of "off the grid" relaxation, hiking, and playing in the river. For families, old friends, folks who like to fish, or just for a very special get-away. Our hosts, Joe and Wendy Moore and their three children live in The Lodge, their log cabin home by the river. They live sustainably off the land and offer workshops on a number of sustainable practices. They will be available to help. They also have emergency phone service to the outside world, emphasis on “emergency”. We have plenty of places to camp. Our Maple Riverview and Pepperwood Riverview tent sites overlook the gorgeous Klamath River. Our Orchard Meadow, Morning Meadow, and Deer Meadow tent sites each have a picnic table and a fire pit and are close to our 5 acre meadow, where black tail deer graze in the evenings. Our Blue & Pumpkin Cottages each sleep 4-5 comfortably and are close to the shower house and toilets. They have hot and cold running water, a propane cook top, and a wood stove for heat. They do NOT have electric refrigeration, (we use ice chests!). We have beds with mattresses, blankets, pillows, towels and clean bedding. Our Double Yellow Shower House has two separate sides, each with a toilet, sink and shower with on demand hot water, so folks don't have to wait. There are outhouses at the bottom of the road to the meadow, for use by Maple Riverview, Orchard Meadow & Morning Meadow camps, and a second one in the far corner of the meadow for Pepperwood Riverview, the Riverview Teepee and the Dear Meadow Camp. Feel free to pee outside (with discretion if there are other campers present). For any solid waste, please use the appropriate accommodations. Any campers can use the shower house. Please be considerate of others.
    There are very few neighbors in this area. The Yurok village of Wautek is directly across the river from Otter Space. (The non-native name for Wautek is Johnson’s Bar, which used to be a trading post. Ships could get into the mouth of the Klamath and they would send boats upstream to trade with the Yurok for pelts and fish, etc. In the late 1800’s silt build up made it impossible for trading vessels to come into the river, so the trading dried up.) We also have a couple of neighbors who live on the property next to our meadow on the other side of our organic fruit orchard. Please use our path ways to travel, and respect the privacy and tranquility of our neighbors by not keeping late hours or playing loud music.
  • This is a magical place! Peter prepared us well and Wendy, Joe, and family were absolutely beautiful hosts. The spaces were cozy and clean, we had everything we needed to cook meals and be comfortable. Would absolutely recommend and hope to make it back some day!

    Katie2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    10

    Orick, CA, United States

    - Otter Space is off the grid, thru a Redwood forest & over a mountain down into the Klamath River valley. With 6 different indoor locations, & 5 camp sites, we have a wide range of accommodations and prices . Our Main House built in 1952 retains the flavor of the 50’s, with a full kitchen with new hardwood flooring, a large, airy dining hall, a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom with a bathtub and shower. You also have full access to our wild river front, meadow & orchard. Come relax!
    The Otter Space Conference Center was purchased in 2002 by Dr. Peter Alsop as a place of peace and healing, where human service professionals come to train with Dr. Alsop and learn how to help children and families cope with issues such as chemical dependency, loss and grief, child abuse and trauma. We are located on the Yurok Indian reservation on the Klamath River outside Orick, CA. The name Otter Space comes from a family of otters that live just down river. It’s also combination of“Artist’s Space” and “Outer Space” and implies the importance of thinking “out of the box”, valuing music and the arts in healing, and living our lives fully, so we can pass our Earth on to our children along with a set of sustainable living skills and personal interactive abilities that might help them survive into the future. PARKING You may want to drive your camper van or smaller RV to the campsite. Depending on the size of your vehicle, you may be able to park in the meadow, next to your camp, or up at the main house, and pitch your tent in the site you’ve reserved. TIMES Please clean up and check out of your site by 11:am on the day of your departure. You can check in by 2:pm on the day of your arrival. CLIMATE & THE KLAMATH Otter Space is in what many call the “banana belt” of the Humboldt rain forest. Plan on bringing layers of clothing as temperatures can go from hot and warm during the day, to quite cool and even cold after dark. The Klamath River is swift moving (usually about 7 knots, and strong). It runs 286 miles from Klamath Falls, OR to the sea. There are four tributaries: the Scott, Shasta, Trinity and Salmon Rivers. Swimming in the summer months is delicious. We have mostly pebbly beaches and a sandy spot upstream near a big rock outcropping that we use for diving. The river is chilly until late June and it cools down again in late September. We can get snow in the winter. COMMUNICATIONS We are in a remote area and do not have easy access to telecommunications systems. Regular cel phones do not work at Otter Space. This is not an inconvenience; it’s an opportunity to notice how dependent we have become on our electronic connections! We suggest that you make arrangements to be entirely unreachable while you are in Otter Space, and see if the world can get by without your assistance. If someone needs to reach you in an emergency, they can call 913. 424. 8370. and leave a message. We will check messages at least once a day. This number is a special cel phone and outgoing calls will be made for emergencies only. If you need first aid beyond your own resources, please find Joe or Wendy, as they both have training in alternative medicines and will have some supplies or resources that could help. They can also call for outside help if you need that. In extreme situations, we can call Humboldt CHP at 707. 268. 2000. They will dispatch the first available medevac helicopter, and will know which hospital is available; Mad River Hosp., Arcata// St. Joseph's Hosp., Eureka// or Sutter Coast Hosp., Crescent City. Sutter Hospital can arrange a fixed wing airplane medevac from one of these sites to other facilities for treatment beyond what is offered locally. FOOD & WATER Please bring your own food, as the nearest market is an hour away in Orick. All the local people drink the local water, including Joe & Wendy and their kids and our other neighbors. It’s fine for bathing or cooking, but if you are at all nervous about drinking the water here, please pack in your own water for drinking. Please keep food and garbage out of the reach and smell of animals so we don’t have animal visitors at night. GARBAGE If you pack it in, please pack it out when you leave. FIRES Depending on the time of year, cooking fires are permissible in the fire pits provided. Please NO bonfires. Please self-regulate, as we don’t want to have to be “parental”. Thanks. We have firewood in the forest around the meadow for use for cooking fires, and there is a “burn pile” full of aged fruit tree trimmings that we’ve elected to leave for campers to cut up and use for fires. If you forget your saw, cut firewood is available for purchase. PETS Please leave pets at home. WILDLIFE On the Klamath River - we might see turkey vultures, golden eagles, bald eagles, merganser ducks, cormorants, King Fishers, Great Blue Heron, night heron, white heron and osprey. Forty years ago there were only 6 osprey nests on the river, due to DDT depleting the calcium in the eggs of the females. Now there are over 325 osprey nest sites on the river. Ospreys are said to be monogamous, and they migrate every year from South America. Each of the little swallows that skin the surface of the river in the morning and early evening eat more than 1000 mosquitoes a day (Yaay!) We occasionally see a harbor seal who comes up river in the summer to avoid the competition at the mouth of the Klamath. We also have seen a family of river otters that live just downstream, and an occasional river beaver. We have never seen a sturgeon at Otter Space. Sturgeon is a fish that has been the same for 20 million years. The biggest sturgeon caught in the Klamath was in 1936, 12,050pounds, 16 feet long, 300-325 years old. They don’t mature until they’re 45-48 ysars old. A female will lay 700,000 eggs in her lifetime. Only 2 will reach maturity. There is a “sturgeon hole” about 7 miles down stream where they live. Black bears - If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the timid black bears that live in the Lower Klamath area. They are not aggressive unless it is a mother bear protecting her cubs. They run the other way when they see or smell humans. We do not have any brown bears in this area. There is a cinnamon colored black bear that visits us sometimes. Please do not ever feed wild animals. We also have silver fox, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, one guest saw a very rare lynx and black-tail deer graze in the meadow in the morning and evening. We do not have poisonous snakes in the area, but sometimes there are garter snakes in the orchard.
    We are very remote. We have one close neighbor with adjoining property.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Orick, CA, United States

    Riverside cabins just inland from the Redwood Coast in a little-known corner of N. California with winding rivers, granite canyons, and majestic mountains waiting to be explored. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. We can arrange a rafting trip, point you to a trailhead, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
    This riverside cabin comes with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. Each cabin has identical floor plans, with the exception of Cabin 6, which is slightly larger, (it has a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river). Pets welcome, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
    The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing. The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience. Situated in one of the largest tracts of remaining wilderness in the lower 48, the region's four Wilderness areas (Siskiyou, Marble Mountain, Russian and Trinity Alps) offer exceptional hiking. The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.
  • A great spot, right on the river. Off the beaten path but definitely worth the drive. Bring a book and unplug

    Erin2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Sandy Bar Ranch!! The cabins were super cute and cozy, there were nice animals around sand the river was beautiful!! Will definitely be back!!

    Maya2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing tranquility on the river. Brought the pups out for a mini vacation and we were so surprised by how amazing this place is! Plan to come back!

    Bethmarie2019-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time at cabin 5! It was a very quiet and relaxing trip. Our favorite parts were definitely being able to hear the river from the cabin, the abundance of animals running around, and the offer of fresh farm goods from the hosts (for an additinal fee). The hosts are very hospitable as well as incredibly knowledgable about the area, and they were ready and willing to answer all of our questions. We came in the middle of winter, and it was a little chilly even though we were provided with a propane heater in the cabin. Be sure to bring plenty of warm clothes! Don't worry about freezing in bed though, as the hosts provided this amazing comforter that kept us plenty warm. Also for some reason it was not clear to us that there would be a shower there, but they do in fact have a shower and towels. Just make sure to bring your own soap and shampoo, or alternatively purchase some hand crafted soap at the office. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, and are considering returning with friends and family, perhaps in the springtime when everything is in bloom.

    Nisa2018-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful please to disconnect, slow down and take in the beauty of the Klamath.

    Ash2018-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place in a remote area of Six Rivers National Forest, right by the Klamath River. Mark was a great host and shared a wealth of information about the local community and which areas to explore. There's also a little self-made booklet in each cabin that tells you more about the place and gives you a lot of tips for hikes and day trips.

    Alex2018-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Super cool little vintage cabin oozing with character. Had an amazing time in Orleans and really enjoyed the lack of cell service and absence of television screens. Great place to unplug and get in tune with nature. I found the kitchen more than adequate for cooking meals and really loved the layout of the place. Would absolutely recommend!

    Camden2018-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place was just hands down the best experience ever. We can’t wait to make another trip down the line!

    Laura2017-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orleans, CA, United States

    Riverside cabins just inland from the Redwood Coast in a little-known corner of N. California with winding rivers, granite canyons, and majestic mountains waiting to be explored. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. We can arrange a rafting trip, point you to a trailhead, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
    This riverside cabin comes with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. Each cabin has identical floor plans, with the exception of Cabin 6, which is slightly larger, (it has a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river). Pets welcome, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
    The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing. The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience. Situated in one of the largest tracts of remaining wilderness in the lower 48, the region's four Wilderness areas (Siskiyou, Marble Mountain, Russian and Trinity Alps) offer exceptional hiking. The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.
  • Simple space. One larger bed in small room, bench style twins end-to-end in the other. Small kitchenette was convenient. Bit hard to navigate to after dark, but great hosts with good communication. Will do again!

    Orin2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Such a great place to stay and relax by the Klamath River. Cabins were beautiful. Very hospitable hosts. We will be back to stay again in the near future.

    Jennifer2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time at Sandy Bar Ranch. The cabins are clean and comfortable with everything you need. If you want to unplug and connect to nature, this is the place to be.

    Tosha2019-07-13T00:00:00Z
  • Basically peaceful. WiFi if you need it. No emails, texting or apps pinging your phone. Great trails for hiking or running and the swimming is refreshingly cold.

    Mandy2019-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely unique experience. River , fruit trees ,GORGEOUS location. Nature babes this is bliss land.

    Jemma2018-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • The cabins at Sandy Bar are exactly what we needed to have a fin trip away from the regular hustle and bustle. We stayed in Cabin 5 which was nice and warm upon our arrival. Our dog was welcomed just as warmly as we were! In all, it was a fantastic visit!

    Danielle2017-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We love, love, love Sandy Bar Ranch. It's a gorgeous, secluded location with its own private sandy beach on the river. But you may never want to leave the cabin's peaceful, shady back porch with the sound of a little waterfall coming through the trees. Mark and Blythe are warm and friendly hosts and, when not swimming, our kids love wandering through the organic garden, feeding the goats and chickens, and playing badminton and table tennis. Highly recommended for a deeply relaxing getaway.

    Annette & Paul2017-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orleans, CA, United States

    Riverside cabins just inland from the Redwood Coast in a little-known corner of N. California with winding rivers, granite canyons, and majestic mountains waiting to be explored. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. We can arrange a rafting trip, point you to a trailhead, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
    This riverside cabin comes with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. Each cabin has identical floor plans, with the exception of Cabin 6, which is slightly larger, (it has a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river). Pets welcome, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
    The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing. The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience. Situated in one of the largest tracts of remaining wilderness in the lower 48, the region's four Wilderness areas (Siskiyou, Marble Mountain, Russian and Trinity Alps) offer exceptional hiking. The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.
  • Absolutely amazing stay! Just bring food with you since there isn't much for stores in the area. Perfect place to disconnect from the busy world .

    James2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of our favorite places to stay while fishing on the Klamath/Trinity. It is so peaceful and surrounded by astounding beauty! The cabins are simple (we love that aspect) and have everything you need to fully unwind, disconnect, and enjoy the natural wonders of the surrounding area. Blythe is an awesome host, and we hope to stay at the Sandy Bar Ranch again in the future. Thanks again!

    Amy2018-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to go for rest and relaxation. Very isolated, beautiful area.

    Christy2018-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful surroundings and great people offering fresh goats milk and cheese, eggs, and produced that is amazing. Very peaceful and perfect for families.

    Tiare2018-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place is beautiful, the cabin was great, and so were the hosts! I would go back for sure.

    Candice2018-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orleans, CA, United States

    This is just a beautiful campsite, off-the-grid, next to a peaceful, remote wild river and meadow. It is NOT A ROOM! You will need a sleeping bag, a tent and will need to bring your own food. This is for CAMPERS ONLY. We have no equipment for you.
    Otter Space is off the grid, through a Redwood forest and over a mountain down into the Klamath River valley. We have a 5 acre meadow, and orchard with 50 trees, peaches pears, apples, cherries, plums, pluots, apricots and grapes. We are right on the Klamath River on the Yurok reservation. It's a great place to come and recharge your internal batteries. THIS SITE IS FOR CAMPERS with their own equipment only!
  • Highly recommend staying here, especially if you enjoy being outside. The river is beautiful, there is a lovely meadow to run around in and our campsite was shaded and comfortable. We had such a great stay and our four year old asked if we could move there :). When we are back in the area we will be staying here again! Thank you for an incredible weekend!!

    Casey2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • The land is so spacious and the river is close to the campsites. It was amazing to be out in the woods and it still felt like being at home. Jo, the host and his family, are so welcoming and caring. Take your time and enjoy the drive in, there are so many beautiful vistas where you can enjoy the view, or a glance at the stars. It is worth it even if you just end up spending the night and moving on. Such a special place.

    Rosalind2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    This is just a beautiful campsite overlooking the Klamath River. It is NOT A ROOM! You will need a sleeping bag, a tent and will need to bring your own food. This is for CAMPERS ONLY. We have no equipment for you.
    Otter Space is off the grid, through a Redwood forest and over a mountain down into the Klamath River valley. We have a 5 acre meadow, and orchard with 50 trees, peaches pears, apples, cherries, plums, pluots, apricots and grapes. We are right on the Klamath river on the Yurok reservation. It's a great place to come and recharge your internal batteries. THIS SITE IS FOR CAMPERS with their own equipment only
  • My husband and I were fortunate to have discovered this hidden gem. This is truly off the grid. Perfect place to getaway from the city. We were delighted to be greeted and hosted by Peter. A few steps away from our campsite was the Klamath River. Around the area as well is the view of the green mountains, meadow and an orchard abundant with different kinds of fruit trees. Peter let us pick some fruits from the orchard which we did and took back home with us. We wished we could have stayed longer. We would definitely go back here and would recommend this place to other campers.

    Karen2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Orick, CA, United States

    This home is set at the forest perimeter, and overlooks our pond and lower pastures. It is cooled in the summer by air conditioning and heated in the winter with a wood stove and space heaters.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Somes Bar, CA, United States

    Riverside cabins just inland from the Redwood Coast in a little-known corner of N. California with winding rivers, granite canyons, and majestic mountains waiting to be explored. The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds. We can arrange a rafting trip, point you to a trailhead, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find. You won't be disappointed.
    This riverside cabin comes with a full kitchen & linens, private bedroom, bathroom and a deck that looks over the Klamath River. Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river. The interior has a clean, aesthetically pleasing, rustic appeal of solid redwood interior with hardwood floors. The bedroom has a queen bed, and two more twin beds can be made in the common kitchen/living room area. Each cabin has identical floor plans, with the exception of Cabin 6, which is slightly larger, (it has a second bedroom with queen bed, and more windows facing the river). Pets welcome, as long as they can behave around our goats & chickens!
    The Klamath Region is a remote corner of Northern California and Southern Oregon and a little-known vacation spot. Officially designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Klamath River encompasses two nationally recognized scenic byways. Miles of rivers and creeks offer world-class white water river rafting and kayaking vacation opportunities, as well as crystal clear pools for swimming and fishing. The Mid-Klamath offers some of the finest, yet least-known steelhead fishing on the West Coast. In sharp contrast to the "shoulder to shoulder" experience of the river mouth, seasoned anglers will be refreshed to find entire stretches of the Mid-Klamath River to themselves, and it's a great area for beginners as the chances are high of hooking fish. Opportunities abound for fly-fishing, bait and lures. You can fish from our own stretch of river bar, choose several nearby river access points, or take a drift boat tour. We work with expert drift boat guides who can put you right where the fish are. These local guides live and work on the Klamath River and know it intimately from years of experience. Situated in one of the largest tracts of remaining wilderness in the lower 48, the region's four Wilderness areas (Siskiyou, Marble Mountain, Russian and Trinity Alps) offer exceptional hiking. The Klamath Mountains are the cross roads of the West, where north meets south, the coastal range meets the interior Great Basin, and the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascades, creating a rich and unique region of endemic plants found nowhere else in the world. We're in a secluded spot, where the peace and quiet of the river and surrounding mountains are the main attraction. There are no restaurants in this area, each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, so bring your own food. There are a few small country stores nearby that stock the basics.
  • The cabin was great. Blyth showed us around her garden, and let us try some fruit off the tree's. The river was a 30 second walk away. Super quiet and beautiful area.

    Andrew2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a true gem in the forest. You can disconnect and take in the scenery or if you really want to connect, go up to the office to use The wifi. This was my second time returning.

    Ash2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • A basic, well maintained, vintage cabin that is nothing fancy but perfectly adequate with redwood paneling inside. The cabin’s outside deck looks through a well maintained forested area to the river. And bonus: the queen size bed was comfortable!

    Mike & Sarah2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin and ranch was fantastic, the most beautiful and relaxing place along a river and surrounded by outstanding scenery. Blythe was very helpful and there was information for things to do. At night the sky was so clear and dark you could see so many stars. The sound of the river and the crickets at night are a fond memory when sleeping in the cabin. I can't recommend this place enough. Wish we could've stayed longer.

    Joseph2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Blythe is a warm and welcoming host and our 3-year old LOVED having a chance to see the milking of the goats every morning (and devoured the milk afterwards), feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs and feeding the goats apples from the orchard. We also had a great time at the River everyday which was a short walk from our cabin. We were able to prepare meals out of our cabin too!

    Liv2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Sandy Bar ranch is amazing. The cabins are right on the river and have everything you need for a weekend away. We had a very restful weekend away filled with swimming, wandering the garden, and cooking meals in the nice little kitchen. The price is so reasonable for this gem!

    Ellen2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • All I have to say is that we were so floored by this place that we booked our returning trip before we even left :)))

    Liesel-Marie2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to get away with loved ones! Plenty to do for all ages. Fishing, hiking, river floats only minutes away, swimming (when warmer weather permits), and much more. Kids were able to help milk the goats and the goat milk and fresh produce was superb. It is on our vacation list to return to in the future!

    Chris2018-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Orleans, CA, United States

    "Sleepy Hollow" is one of several rental homes at Marble Mountain Guest Ranch. It is outfitted with a complete kitchen, but meals may also be ordered from our dining lodge as conditions allow. A-la carte activities such as horse back trail riding, arena riding lessons, fly fishing, rafting, ATV riding, and shooting sports and more as permitted by our schedule availability. Activities must be scheduled in advance. Hiking trails, game room, unheated pool, and other resources are also available
    An overview of our facility can be seen at www.marblemountainranch.com
    Here is a link to information on our area: https://www.marblemountainranch.com/directions/klamathriversomesbar.html
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Somes Bar, CA, United States

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