Local Area Attractions
We are ideally located in between the Avenue of the Giants, Redwood National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. We are a short drive from Old Town Eureka where there are many Victorian houses including the Carson Mansion as well as a boardwalk that has fishing access!
Avenue of the Giants (Redwood Forest)
The Avenue of the Giants is a magnificent 31-mile scenic drive just five hours north of San Francisco. This is 51,222 acres of redwood groves. By far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the 500 mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way.
The Samoa Cookhouse is the last surviving cookhouse in the West that continues the tradition of serving lots of good food -- lumber camp style. The museum and dining rooms feature early culinary items in addition to historical mementos from the early years of the lumber and logging industries. Three private rooms are available for large or small gatherings. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Special prices for children. Be sure to ask for a coupon at the office.
Beaches / Fishing / Clam Digging
- Patrick's Point State Park
- Samoa Dunes
- Clam Beach
- Moonstone Beach
Carson Mansion/Victorian Homes
- The grand dame of Victorian architecture, pioneer lumberman William Carson completed this Italianate/Queen Anne mansion in 1886. It is the most photographed Victorian in Old Town Eureka.
- Visit Ferndale and view the most elegant Victorian homes in Northern California.
- Drive or walk a self guided tour of 20 distinctive Victorian or historically significant homes. Pick up a map at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.
Local Area Activities
Visit Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary for free, guided nature walks Saturdays year round 8:30am rain or shine. 707-826-2359
Great river and ocean fishing throughout the area.
Visit Arcata Redwood Park or Patrick's Point State Park and view the Giant Redwood Trees
Victorian Village of Ferndale, Old Town Eureka, and the Arcata Plaza feature wonderful artwork and creations from local artists
Many ocean dunes and beaches to search for sea treasures