USA California Humboldt County - California McKinleyville Listing #30977

Dear Ol' Dad's Cabin - McKinleyville, CA

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16 reviews
Max. occupancy: 3 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Rustic cabin w/deck, BBQ - beneath a canopy of redwood trees!

Beneath a canopy of redwood trees, this rustic and convenient cabin awaits you! Many sentimental features of this home lend to its charming nature. Ideal for one couple, a couple with one child, or a couple of friends who do not mind sharing a close space. The kitchen might be small, but it's equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals and snacks. The small deck is just ideal for outdoor BBQing and relaxing while enjoying the vast view of redwood trees and nature. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest - you'll feel right at home.

What's nearby:
This prime location is only four miles away from the Arcata-Eureka Airport, making it easy to and get around. Downtown McKinleyville is three and a half where you can find plenty of dining options if you don't feel like staying in and cook for everyone. It doesn't matter whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or you're just looking for a quiet place to unwind, the charming McKinleyville is the place to be. There are plenty of trails for biking and hiking and the most popular is the Hammond Trail, which extends five and a half miles from the Mad River to Clam Beach. Trinidad, once an old historic whaling town, known for scenic beaches, Patrick Point State Park, a small natural history museum, fishing pier, boating and fishing charters, restaurants and gift shops, is about a 13-mile drive north.

Things to know:
No WiFi available
Full kitchen without a dishwasher
No parties, no pets, and no smoking of any kind. This cabin does not have a washer or dryer.
The water is safe to bathe and cook with, but we do not recommend drinking it, and drinking water is provided, or you may purchase at the local grocery stores.

County tax number: 12320

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Gas grill : Private



16 reviews

Angelica H. Jul 2022
This cabin was amazing, the views, the location, everything about this stay exceeded our expectations! We got to see deer, woke up to fog, listened to the birds sing early in the morning! The place was clean and just what we needed to escape the city. We had no issues with cell or GPS (car) service (Verizon).
Erica D. Jul 2022
This charming cabin was exactly what we were looking for. Nestled in a grove of redwoods and completely private, we were serenaded by songbirds and the gentle roar of the distant ocean. It was hard to believe we were only ten minutes away from all modern conveniences. A beautiful, relaxing, and tranquil retreat. Thank you!
Jillian M. Jan 2022
If you wanna be out of civilization, but still very close to civilization, then this is the spot! When you turn onto the dirt road expect no service at all for most carriers, no TV, no people, you're in the wilderness, surrounded by redwoods. The cabin is perfect and you have EVERYTHING you need to make food, shower, sleep, BBQ, etc. Pretty good pricing too :) I would stay again!
ANTHONY L. Oct 2021
Dear old Dad's Cabin was a comfortable and quiet break from the usual. No wifi and no cell service (T-Mobile) gave my wife and me time to have pleasant conversation without interruption. Being located in the middle of the trees provided us opportunities to get out and pick huckleberries for pancakes! It poured down rain each night and we could hear it on the roof, like white noise lulling us to sleep. Comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen finished it off nicely.
Beverly A. Oct 2021
What else could we ask for? Redwood trees all around, a cabin/cottage that is in such good shape that it looks like new, and it is so delightfully furnished and comfortable. No Wi-Fi, but we were expecting that and we did have cell service.
Yaoling P. Aug 2021
room was clean and equipped with all necessaries for the stay.
Amber W. Aug 2021
This was just the right place for my family of three. We enjoyed the location and even got to see a bear from the deck. We will be staying again for sure.
Andrew C. Nov 2020
This cute little cabin is nestled in the middle of a redwood forest. It has large windows which make you feel you are in the middle of woods. It is very secluded, and seems in the middle of nowhere, but it is just 6 or 7 minutes away from US 101. Downtown McKinleyville is just as close. A hidden gem!
Latricia G. Oct 2020
I loved everything about this place! Very quiet. Beautiful Redwoods in front of the huge deck. Very comfortable bed. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need. The BBQ grill was definitely a plus! I will definitely be making many trips back to Dear Ol' Dads! I found my 2nd home vacation spot! Thank you to the owner Bob for the story behind Dear Ol' Dad's. You sir did an amazing job on the cabin & I look forward to many trips back to Dear Ol' Dad's!
George and Kirsty N. Oct 2020
Good location. Our only comment is to make a note on the directions that the house is past the first driveway rather than turning on it.
Gary B. Sep 2020
Surely more than a little cabin. Very comfortable, not camping. Secluded yet close to town. Great deck w/ BBQ. Just the getaway we needed.
Roxanna H. Aug 2020
We loved the location and the quietness.
jennifer m. Aug 2020
Wheelchair accessible once we got up the two steps. Loved the style Nice little cabin in the woods.
Jim F. Jul 2020
If you’re looking for peace and quiet this is the place. Beautiful views, nice bed, great kitchen, it all seemed so new. The deck was certainly the place to be early morning and evening. The gas grill was real handy. We’d certainly stay there again.
Thomas K. Mar 2020
It was very quiet and restful. The cabin is small, but clean and modern. It's three miles from services, but that was ok with us.