River Cabin Rentals in Northern California
Sandy Bar Ranch
This inexpensive Klamath River vacation destination offers pet friendly lodging and tons of scenery and outdoor activities on the incredible Klamath River. Sandy Bar's vacation cabins are clean and affordable, and Sandy Bar Ranch also has an incredible organic garden on site.
One of the greatest things about renting a cabin at Sandy Bar Ranch is the excellent swimming hole, which is just a quick walk from the cabins. Easy access to fishing, hiking, bicycling, crafts and other workshops also make this a great place for a family vacation, and free wireless internet access is a valuable addition, too!
The real reason that Sandy Bar makes the top of our list is because it's one of Northern California's great unknown vacation spots, and is owned and operated by a very friendly family.
UPDATE 2013: Book your stay early because last year they reached 100% capacity! Sandy Bar's website has an online reservation system and you can see an availability calendar right there on the cabin rental page. When we looked last summer every last cabin was booked up for every day of the warm months, so get in early to find a cabin for you and your family this year. We hear fishing is going to be extraordinary in 2013, too!
Marble Mountain Ranch
Marble Mountain Ranch, on the lower Klamath river, says they have "Dude Ranch Vacations" full of horseback trail riding and clay pigeon shooting. You can't exactly just go and rent a cabin, this place is more about the full vacation package, a 5 night stay with all activities included in the price.
Located on the Smith River, kayaking, swimming, hiking, and fishing are some activities you could enjoy on your vacation here. They have rental cabins and a yurt that you can stay in, and waterfalls nearby provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in the sleeping quarters.
Link: Middlefork Ranch
Other Ways to Find Vacation Cabin Rentals
Humboldt Craigslist Vacation Rentals
Harbor Cottage - In Trinidad, great access to beaches, hiking, and some fishing, plus tourism opportunities in Trinidad, Eureka, and Arcata.
Ferndale Vacation Rentals - Various by-owner listings
Redcrest Resort - "You may choose to stay in one of our 10 quiet, cozy, AAA approved housekeeping cabins, park your R.V. in one of our full-hookup spaces, or pitch your tent. During your stay you can enjoy our amenities such as our large playground, outdoor hot tub, gift shop and group fire ring. Your pets are always welcome."