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Elk Meadow Cabins
Noobie1547 from: Texas
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jan, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Nice, Quiet, and Quaint
Very surprised by the cabin! Brought the definition of Glamping to life!
We showed up pretty late at night but everything was ready for us! It was nice and clean. There are notes and tips throughout the cabin. We stayed in the Johnny Redwood cabin (3 bed 2 bath).
The larger bed directly in line with the hall had a very springy and slightly uncomfortable bed but we are used to a soft mattress. Our friends had no complaints about their beds.
Would suggest bringing your own coffee, sugar, and cream. The coffee was definitely not the best and they only had Splenda available for sweetener. Bring all your own toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, etc) as they only have body bars and hand soap. They do provide extra trash bags, dishwasher soaps, and laundry soap. The kitchen is fully stocked with dish ware as well.
There is WiFi available but in the middle of the redwoods it is a bit slow and does drop. Cable and satellite worked well. Only one or two people can use the WiFi at a time before things get even slower or drop.
We didn’t see any elk or deer, but we saw a few critters (I think it was a fox or coyote) and birds. Overall the drive to the valley of the giants was about an hour and was worth every minute to and through the park.
If you want a quiet place to stay between several redwood parks, this is your place!
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Stayed for two nights. Able to see the herd of elk which was fantastic. Cabin was bigger than expected. Make sure you bring shampoo up with you. They will send you an email with the lockbox code to access your room; we missed the email and so had to call them so make sure you check your inbox! :)
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Would have been nice but when we arrived no one was at the office and many services and tours advertised were not available. When we saw no one was at the office we had to drive back to town to get reception and call and were told to use a code to get our keys. Which is fine but for the cost someone should really be there to show us our cabin and give us info. When I asked about the tours or bike rentals they advertised they said they didn’t have anyone on site or available to do that. Didn’t get any info about other options or recommendations on what to do in the area. We were also looking forward to using the jacuzzi but it had no power. The wifi also did not work and there is no cell reception there. When I sent an email asking if could get a discount on the price because of all these issues I received no response so I am giving this place 1 star. Highly recommend the Lost Whale instead if you don’t need a whole cabin.
AUTravellingSisters from: Australia
Published Date: Oct, 28, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
We stayed at Elk Meadow Cabins for 4 nights. Our private tours with Redwood Adventures departed from there each day and it made perfect sense to stay close by. (You're welcome to read our separate review for Redwood Adventures - we had a spectacular time!). After finishing our tour each day, we didn't have to spend time travelling back into town. Instead, we relaxed, spent more time in nature and explored the trail near our cabin :) Our Beachcomber cabin was adorable and conveniently nestled close by to one of the most unique, beautiful parts of the world. We would love to visit again! Thank you Elk Meadow Cabins for making our stay wonderfully warm, clean and homely! We miss being there so much already!
243jenif from: Terrigal, Australia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Best accommodation in Redwoods Area.
Exceptionally comfortable bright airy cabins set in beautiful nature surrounds.
Well appointed , spotless , fully equipped kitchens and all the mod cons you could want.
We loved the back deck with its bbq and facilities to relax and enjoy watching the local Elk stroll by.
Couldn’t recommend it more highly.