Orick Getaway - Coastal Farmhouse in Redwood National Park
Vacation home with kitchen, walk to Redwood National and State Parks
Welcome to The Orick Getaway. If you arrive before dark, hop on the bikes and take the seven minute ride (20 on foot) along the road, which travels through cattle and horse pasture, to the Pacific Ocean. Scramble over the driftwood and walk along an untamed beach between the surf and the bluffs, among few other people. Return along the levee road and you might spot a seal or two lounging on the sandbar or fishing Redwood Creek. A variety of birds can also be spotted here. Take in the hills of alder and redwood, which encompass this valley. While you might lose sight of the ocean at a distance, the sound of the waves often make their way to the porch and open windows of the Getaway in the evening. A short drive south along the highway to the Kutcher Visitors Center offers easier beach access. This area provides many options. From the comfort of indoors, enjoy the quiet darkness and occasional fog which blankets the valley at night. Start the ping pong tournament in the garage or just take in a movie on one of two televisions (we have satellite and internet).The Getaway offers many modern amenities in a rural setting. But if it gets to be noon the next day, the sun is shining and you are still on your device, you might be missing something! Be sure to plan the next day. Hiking on any of the countless trails among the Redwoods at Prairie Creek to the north or kayaking in the Humboldt lagoons to the south. Both just 15 minutes away. Just a little farther is the seaside town of Trinidad which offers shopping and dining. Patrick's Point, also in the area, offers more outdoor exploration. That's just your first full day. Keep going. Pick a day to not go far, maybe not even get in the car. Walk or bike the two roads or the creek that stretch through this valley. Consider how the history of this area is tied to the land. Pop into the Palm Café right on the highway, for a great lunch, and take in the friendly atmosphere and the comfort of this area. The market and post office are right across the road. Return home and enjoy the afternoon views of the pasture from the porch or the chairs on the knoll. Take a step back in time and another step away from the pace of the modern world and you will find yourself at the Getaway. We truly hope you enjoy your stay. While enjoying this amazing landscape, please understand the possible conditions of a rural setting. Though every effort is made to eliminate unwanted visitors, the occasional insect and even less frequent mouse may wish to join the fun. In addition, well water and electricity, in a very rare instance of extreme weather, may be interrupted for the least amount of time possible.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.