These little cabins are set back from the road and just far enough away from each other to be my perfect idea of a mountain cabin retreat. The grounds are meticulously maintained, and even though some of the amenities in the cabins are dated, the cabins are just perfect, in my opinion. From the wonderful front porch, where you can watch the sun set behind the redwoods and the fog roll in, to the very comfortable bed with extra pillows and blankets, I loved just being at this place.
A few clarifications may help those looking for a place in the area. This is by no means a "resort". It is more like a campground with cabins. There is a playground for kids and I think there is a hot tub somewhere on the property, but nothing else would make it a resort. The "motel units" described are actually great little rooms, two to a cabin, and you really feel like you are in your own cabin. Also, they shut this place down tight very early, and I think if you just show up after dark, it is unlikely that anyone will answer the door in the office.
And a couple of things to know before coming. The cafe across the street closes ridiculously early - like 6:30 PM - and the small store that was once here has been closed "for years". So eat before you come or splurge on one of the housekeeping units and bring your own food. The cafe does open for breakfast. There is no ice on the property - again, I advise to come prepared. There is an internet connection, but the management doesn't really want you to use it. They are very clear about "no uploads, downloads, or games" and say it is for checking your email only. It seemed to work well, but apparently goes down if overloaded in anyway. There is some, limited TV and cellular phones don't work at all. These could be used as selling points, in my opinion, but some people will be upset when they get here and find this out.
One last thing about the management. Whoever took my reservation in the morning was pleasant and friendly, but when we got here, the person (owner?) seemed very grumpy and had a general air of being inconvenienced. She also has a number of rather silly rules (like you have to have a parking pass on the driver's side of you dash, even though it appeared that there were very few patrons here. Overall, she seems unhappy and perhaps there is some history I am unaware of that justifies this. But all I see is a little bit of heaven and a potential gold mine of a property with an owner who doesn't see that at all. This place should have been booked solid on a Saturday night in August, but I think that the attitude of the management, as noted by so many other reviewers, may be hurting their business. I hope she takes the opportunity to read some of these reviews of her wonderful place and heeds some of the criticisms.
- Also Known As:
- Redcrest Hotel Redcrest