The cabins are spacious, decorated with comfortable furniture and homey decor. The pictures (including the elk in grazing right outside the cabins) and the "what's included" list of amenities are all accurate. The cabin is outfitted exactly like a high-quality timeshare, with thoughtful extras like phone cards, a barbecue, insulated coolers for picnics and a first aid kit. The group did a good job thinking through what a family would need after a day of hiking or exploring. There is no cell phone reception nearby...we had ATT, Verizon and Sprint, with several phone models...no service until we hit the small town 2 miles south. The satellite service also had hiccups quite often, so we didn't watch much TV. You also want to plan meals in advance, because the nearby town is very small, and the grocery store's selection of perishables is not good. (Trinidad, 15 minutes to the south, is the closest place with a good grocery store.)
That being said, this is a place to go to relax, not use technology or cook fancy. The area is very quiet. There is a large state park nearby (Prairie Creek Redwoods) with lots of hiking and biking, a beach, and other nature activities. There are blackberries to pick along the property border and over on Davison's Road. There is a herd of elk in the National Park field south of the property line, and the elk came by to graze 3 of the 5 mornings (around 7 a.m., for a half hour), and one of the afternoons. We would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overnight, for a week or for a month, you'll find all the comforts of home in these recently renovated beautiful 1200 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished vacation rental homes with everything you need (internet, phone, TV, games) for your visit to the Ancient Coast Redwoods and majestic Roosevelt Elk of Redwood National and State Parks, bordered by Prairie Creek and Elk Meadow, with regular visits by herds of Roosevelt elk. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Redwood Adventures Vacation Village Hotel Orick