Escape from the ordinary! Take the spectacular drive to the Petrolia Guest House on the remote 'Lost Coast' of Humboldt County, California. Formally known as ‘The Lost Inn, we are located in the hamlet of Petrolia, just a short walk to the general store and three blocks to the one and only restaurant/bar in our remote valley.
We offer a spacious three room suite in the front part of our home, with its own private entrance. It has its own garden with a lovely pastoral view. There is a large bedroom, sun room/bedroom and a glassed in kitchenette porch that overlooks the garden. The bedroom includes a large velvet couch as well as a miniature antique piano.
We are one mile from the pristine Mattole River that wends its way through our valley. It affords visitors lovely swimming holes through the summer and fall, and canoeing, river rafting and catch and release fishing through the winter months.
We are just 6 miles from the Lost Coast beach which offers tide pools and beach combing. Watching whales and sunsets are a popular pastime.
The Lost Coast Beach happens to be the northern end of the Kings Range National Conservation Area and the trailhead of the popular 25 mile Lost Coast hiking trail. This trail is one of the few coastal wilderness hiking experiences in the United States.
It is just a short walk to our Mattole Valley Community Center across the street from the elementary school. It offers several weekly classes in yoga and chi gong. Guests could also make an appointment with several very accomplished massage therapists, physical therapists and acupuncturists.
There is also a Sunday farmers market there.
We are pet-friendly, and will allow your pet to stay on the glassed-in porch next to the bedroom. However, we require a $10.00 fee per night for your pet to stay here. We also have two child-friendly cats and one small dog. We are also wheelchair accessible and have wi-fi available.
Some of our guests visit us touring on bikes or motorcycles since we are located on a scenic road loop, about 75 miles long (Rte. 211), between the Victorian village of Ferndale and Humboldt Redwoods State Park just off Hwy 101.
Please note that we now have an ATM machine in the Petrolia
There is an extra cleaning fee of $40.00 required for 5+ night stay.
There is also an extra $20.00 bed set-up fee when there are 2 guests who want separate beds...Thank you...
We were originally from the east coast but migrated to the San Francisco bay area in our youth. When we were having our first child we migrated to Petrolia, Ca where we settled and raised our family of 3 children and 1 dog, 2 cats and 28 chickens.
Gail was a school teacher and Phil did everything from carpentry, plumbing, electrical and small engine repair. .
Now we 'imagine' ourselves to be semi-retired operating this one vacation rental and spending time with our only grandchild Vasilisa.
Gail enjoys taking walks, knitting, playing scrabble on line,and raising organic vegetables. Phil sometimes enjoys maintaining everything. He's a pack rat. Ask him to show you his workshop. He also enjoys a good conversation about our collapsing civilization!