Enjoy the magic of the redwoods and the beauty of the Russian River in our rustic hilltop cabin. Come for fresh air, comfort, quiet, charm, simple and beautiful design, and river time.
â€œCamp Noon" was built over 100 years ago. We fell in love at first sight and have spent the last year restoring it to preserve its historic features and renovating for some modern comforts and design. Unlike your typical Russian River getaway, our property is in a clearing so we have lots of sun overhead. We named it Camp Noon to evoke summer days when the sun is high and there's plenty of time. It's a gem!
The cabin is a work in progress, with a blend of new features: a Scandinavian wood burning stove, skylights, Heath tile in the bathroom, modern white walls, brand new beds and bedding, and older features like the raw redwood floors, board and batten paneling, 50s formica countertops and a huge claw foot tub. Please note that the cabin is very old -- single wall construction, gaps in the floorboards -- our guests should expect a rustic experience.
The front room of the house is a large, open space, with cathedral ceilings, and three skylights that illuminate the house during the day and allow for stargazing at night. The wood burning stove warms up the room in the winter time, and you'll find plenty of places to curl up and relax. We have a record player, records, books, and games to keep you entertained.
The cabin has two bedrooms, each one with a new full size bed that sleeps 2. There's room for one more in the living room on the daybed. Each bedroom has soft linens and cozy blankets.
The bathroom has a large beautiful claw foot tub and newly installed Heath tiles.
The kitchen is a wonderful place for everyone to congregate, with three large picture windows that look out onto the redwoods. Enjoy lively meals at the large farm table. We have an electric stove and a brand new refrigerator and toaster oven.
The back yard is great for bbque's, with comfy chairs and a hammock. We have fairy lights set up in the back, perfect lighting for an evening outside.
The front porch is the crown jewel. Swing on the hammock, sip morning coffee, read on the couch, and listen to the crickets on summer nights. The porch has a treehouse feel. We also have stacks of fluffy blankets to curl up with if it's cold out.
The cabin is fully stocked with eco-friendly, good-smelling shampoo, soaps, dish soap, hand soap, candles, and bath salts. We love this stuff and if you do too, you'll be happy. We also have toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, spare light bulbs, q-tips, trash bags, and sponges. The bath towels are soft and new and 100% cotton. Same with the sheets on the beds. Please bring your own beach towels.
The Russian River is magical in the fall. The crowds thin and it's very peaceful. The morning fog is fresh and the forest is quiet. The river is still navigable by canoe through October and during the week you might have the whole stretch of it to yourselves. The nights are cooler -- perfect for building a fire in the wood burning stove. We provide firewood- located on the front porch. Please do not use starter logs as it damages the fireplace.
In the winter, the neighborhood is very quiet. If you're seeking solitude in the redwoods, you'll find it here. The forest can be chilly, damp, and foggy but the cabin is equipped to keep you warm: ***WE HAVE HEAT***
-- a brand new, high-efficiency furnace that warms the cabin. The cabin is very old, uninsulated and definitely drafty but we try to provide amenities to keep you cozy. Winter rates are lower because of the cold weather.
The forest air is fresh and rejuvenating, the neighborhood is quiet, and the river is still wild from winter. You probably won't be able to swim in the river until the early summer, but it can still be enjoyed from the shore. vity! You are welcome to eat and drink at The Lodge on the river. The beach! Camp Noon is just a 10 minute drive to Mother's Beach, a bit further to Sunset Beach, and about 20 mins to Steelhead
Disclaimer: The place is a hundred years old and the renovation is still a work-in-progress, so there are still some quirks and rough edges:
There are some areas that the wood of the flooring is thin and worn through, some of the windows stick, and the ceiling in the front room has exposed beams. If things like that sound like "rustic charm," this house is for you, if they sound like offensive hazards, probably not.Get the full listing »