A Place to Rest and Celebrate – in Nature
Two years ago, during Covid, my wife Irina and I would take occasional trips around Northern California. During one such trip, we were near Oregon along the beautiful Smith River, about 45 minutes northeast of Crescent City. We needed a place to sleep. However, given that we were in the wilderness there was no convenient motel in the vicinity. That’s when we happened upon a historic lodge, miles from the nearest village. We pulled in, but unfortunately the lodge was closed and was listed for sale.
A mere 25 yards away was the beautiful Patrick Creek, which joined the Smith River (known for exceptional white water rafting) just 60 yards from the lodge. The landscape was stunningly beautiful. I arranged with a realtor to return and go through the entire lodge. I bought it.
Fun Fact: The largest Redwood tree in the world is not in Sequoia National Park. It is just a few miles from the lodge among thousands of other giant Redwood trees. The lodge is open year-round and has a full bar and restaurant with good food and drinks at reasonable prices. The lodge rooms are comfortable and there is a two-bedroom cabin as well. This destination is perfect for woodland weddings and special events.
Lodge guests can enjoy the bounty of the wilderness and its wildlife along with activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, swimming, rafting, biking, visiting giant Redwoods, or just relaxing. All of this is available near Crescent City.
I’m hoping you’ll consider booking your next adventure at the Patrick Creek Historic Lodge: (707) 457-3323.
Dario Sattui, owner