Escape from the ordinary! Take the spectacular drive to the Petrolia Guest House on the remote 'Lost Coast' of Humboldt County, California. Formally known as ‘The Lost Inn, we are located in the hamlet of Petrolia, just a short walk to the general store which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unfortunately, at this time there are no restaurants in our town. For those folks who would like to dine at nice restaurants, you can take one of the most scenic drives to Ferndale, which is less than one hour away.
For those who would like to meet some of the local folks, there is a Sunday Cafe and farmer's market at the community center which is a short walk from our guest suite.
We offer a spacious three room suite in the front part of our home, with its own private entrance. It has its own garden with a lovely pastoral view. There is a large bedroom, sun room/bedroom and a glassed in kitchenette porch that overlooks the garden. The bedroom includes a large velvet couch as well as a miniature antique piano.
We are one mile from the pristine Mattole River that wends its way through our valley. It affords visitors lovely swimming holes through the summer and fall, and canoeing, river rafting and catch and release fishing through the winter months.
We are just 6 miles from the Lost Coast beach which offers tide pools and beach combing. Watching whales and sunsets are a popular pastime.
The Lost Coast Beach happens to be the northern end of the Kings Range National Conservation Area and the trail head of the popular 25 mile Lost Coast hiking trail. This trail is one of the few coastal wilderness hiking experiences in the United States. For those wishing to take a shorter hike there is one on the Mill Creek trail which wanders through a lovely forest, which would take about one hour....Also another popular walk is to the abandoned lighthouse which about 7 miles round trip.
It is just a short walk to our Mattole Valley Community Center across the street from the elementary school. It offers several weekly classes in yoga and chi gong. Guests could also make an appointment with several very accomplished massage therapists and physical therapists.
We are pet-friendly, and will allow your pet to stay on the glassed-in porch next to the bedroom. However, we require a $10.00 fee per night for your pet to stay here. We also have two child-friendly cats and one small dog. We are also wheelchair accessible and have wi-fi available.
Some of our guests visit us touring on bikes or motorcycles since we are located on a scenic road loop, about 75 miles long (Rte. 211), between the Victorian village of Ferndale and Humboldt Redwoods State Park just off Hwy 101.
Please note that we now have an ATM machine in the Petrolia
The three roads in and out of Petrolia can be a bit rough, so drive carefully.
There is an extra cleaning fee of $40.00 required for 5+ night stay.