The Log House at Quail Meadows

House - Entire home/apt · St John Rd, Hyampom, CA 96046, United States

The Space

Hyampom is a small quiet village nestled in a valley underneath the longest continuous elevation ridge in North America, the South Fork Mountain. The longest designated Wild and Scenic river in California, the South Fork of the Trinity, offers water warm enough for enjoyable swimming in the summer. This is a one of a kind hidden gem place in California. Traffic noise is unheard of, no highways nearby, no rush hour. Forget sirens or noisy neighbors. If you are looking to unplug from electronics we have no cell service.
We have two homes available. If the Log House is not available please consider staying in the Country Cottage.
The Log House sleeps up to eight in two bedrooms and the living room making this ideal for families or groups of friends who wish to vacation together. A kitchen with basic amenities has a gas cook stove, microwave and other appliances for your use. A fireplace can be used for a warm ambiance. This house is rustic.
The Country Cottage apartment overlooks the pond through two large sliding doors which open onto a wraparound deck outside the living room. It is a perfect getaway for romantic couples. One bedroom, king size bed, sitting area in the bedroom, an up to date kitchen with granite counter tops and a gas cook stove, madrone floors and unique stone entryway. There is a small nook which fits our futon and is perfect for one adult or two small children.
Both homes are cozy and fully furnished. Out here we have no television or cell service and very limited internet with e-mail only. If you love books then you may be happy. We show interesting art from local artists.

If you crave quiet you are coming to the right place. Bird watchers may see red wing black bird, heron, osprey, kingfisher, ducks and their young and more around the several acre pond. If you’d like you may use the rowboat and try your luck fishing for bass. Wildflower enthusiasts will find many specimens growing in the spring including calypso orchids, shooting star, indian warrior, hound's tongue and many others. Photographers: heaven. Writers: same.
We live on 120 acre ranch of mixed forest surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity wilderness. We raise goats, chickens, a small orchard and garden. Our tiny town, Hyampom, is an interesting and international mix of people who are diverse and talented. Depending on the season we are 250 blossoming to 750. Hyampom is a fascinating part of California that few know exists. We are very nearly off the map. A tiny taste of old California before box stores and fast food.
Hiking trails offer exploration around the forest just stepping out your front door. Mountain Bikes are welcome. We have begun a free ride course with jumps and berms. A four mile drive brings you to the South Fork of the Trinity River. If you forgot that there is a Milky Way prepare to be astonished with awesome star gazing.
There are three wineries in the Hyampom Valley, Butter Creek Vineyards, Meredith Family Vineyards and Merlo Vineyards. There are two restaurants in town. Brews and Screws, offers hearty country fare (try Terry's killer b-rad chicken sandwich) and a small separate bar with local characters and a pool table. The Upper Bar and Grill shows off a lovely view of the valley and local wine. A small general store sells canned goods, beer, milk and some frozen foods. One thrift store, The Embers, is open Friday and Saturday from 11-2PM. All proceeds go to support our fabulous all volunteer fire and emergency response department.
This area is REMOTE. You will want to shop for all of your most important grocery and sundry items before you arrive as you may not find what you want here in town. The nearest town with services most people associate with city living is an hour and a half drive away. If you are craving adventure then you just may find it out here in the wilds.
Seasonal activities: Winter snowshoeing and sledding nearby. Ice skating on our pond when it is cold enough. Summer at the river swimming in warm water, kayak, floats on boogie boards. Picnics anytime of the year at the river are lovely.
Northern California, hiking, fishing, mountain bike riding, adventure, scenic natural beauty, one of a kind, quiet, solitude, good value, family vacation, writers retreat, artists retreat, space to practice yoga, musicians retreat, abundant nature, river swimming, fun, tree house, personal retreat, romantic couples or small groups welcome in a magical place. Off the beaten path.

Interaction with Guests

I am generally present when you come to stay. I enjoy meeting guests and having some interaction, and I am also respectful that you may wish to be alone!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 6
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $485 /week
Monthly Price: $1100 /month
Security Deposit: $150
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • My family and I had a wonderful stay at The Log House. Lisa was very welcoming and her house is comfortable and spacious. It is truly a little piece of paradise, it is quiet, peaceful. I loved the song of the frogs from the pond in the evening and the visits of Lisa's friendly goats and dogs on the porch. I initially planned to stay there with my parents and my 18 months old son. From my previous experience on airbnb, I never had to count my son as an extra guest since we always have to bring his own bed and we usually share his room when we are traveling, which explains why my initial reservation was for 3. My husband was free from work at the last minute and was able to join us afterwards. This is why we were 5 instead of the three people announced.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Lisa's log house. It was the most serene anniversary weekend we could have asked for! The house was cozy, clean, and very spacious. Lisa showed us several nearby trails, some of which are right on the property. She gave us plenty of privacy, but was available if we needed anything. I highly recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • What everyone else has written is true: excellent place to stay with a kind host. We don't live all that far away, but wanted to see a new area, and it was a perfect mini-vacation. We appreciated the "library," a great selection of books that could have kept us occupied for years. Hope to return sometime!

    February 2014
  • The Log House was perfect! There were 4 of us total and could have even fit 5 more people. We cooked a lot, hiked around the grounds, played with the goats, played on the tree swing, visited town, went for day hikes nearby, listened to the amazing frogs on the front porch at night. Lisa was very welcoming and helpful with anything we may have needed. Will definitely come back! Hopefully this summer! Thank you, Lisa! It was a wonderful birthday:)

    February 2014
  • We had such a lovely stay at the log house. Lisa wasn't around but Eric was a perfect host. The home itself is large and comfortable. I loved the bathtub and the fireplace. Eric went WAY above and beyond to help us when we got our car stuck and was so kind and gracious about it. We enjoyed walking around the grounds and also drove to a great hike about 20 minutes from Quail Meadows that was recommended in a local guide left in the home.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at the Log House hoping to hike, relax, and possibly (if we were lucky) get some creative work done. The hiking was beautiful, the house cozy and amazing, but the most magical part lay in the atmosphere of the place -- something about the serenity, or just the energy, of Lisa's Quail Meadows sent my boyfriend and I into that special creative place that can be hard to reach. We produced a significant amount of work in our respective mediums -- musical and literary -- and absolutely fell in love with the feel of the place. Not to mention that Lisa herself is a wonderful host, providing everything you might have forgotten back in the city and making you feel at home in an instant. In sum, Quail Meadows is a perfect place to vacation, but an even better place to get away if you need to get past that block and finish a piece!

    October 2012
  • My visit at Quail Meadows was everything I wanted it to be. I live in San Francisco and I wanted to leave the city completely. The Log House was clean, comfortable, filled with books, a heater, a big bathtub, and a fireplace. The place also comes with a free dog who will lead you on walks or appreciate the beauty with you on the porch. Meadows, forest, treehouse, teepee, entertaining goats. This place has it all.

    October 2012
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Quail Meadows and had a very romantic, relaxing stay. We arrived at night, so finding the last turnoff was a bit challenging, but Lisa provided detailed directions tailored to our trip. She has two sweet, well-behaved dogs who greeted us upon arrival and one of whom spent time with us while lazing about on the porch. Lisa was accessible if we had any questions/needed anything, all the while being respectful of our privacy. This property has everything: cute, well-behaved dogs; a meadow, thick woods, and large pond; tree house; and cosy accommodations equipped with all the necessary kitchen gadgets and spices. The tree house is worth the search, but she provides a hand-drawn map of the premises if you have difficulty finding it on your own (which was the case for us). The location is so far removed from major roads and freeways that we slept super well...great for us city folk used to bus lines and car horns every night. Perfect place for forest wanderings and nighttime sky photography. Quail Meadows is such a beautiful, peaceful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend staying here. Thank you Lisa!

    October 2012
  • We cannot say enough positive things about our stay at the log house. It was magnificent. It offered just what we wanted; an experience like camping in the forest with the luxury of a comfortable bed and lovely, indoor space. We sat on the porch every morning with our tea and looked out at the hills and wild flowers. The quiet was phenomenal. We walked the trails around the land and spend hours in the local swimming holes which were pristine and perfect temperature. Lisa was a wonderful host and offered huge support, invited us to a potluck at her home and was very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend!

    August 2012
  • The cabin was just as described and even more!! This was the first time using airbnb and I can say I will certainly use it again. The hostess Lisa and her son were very helpful with check-in and check-out. The cabin was so cozy and even larger than expected! My girls loved getting in the boat and paddling around the pond and they loved the trails!! I loved sitting on the porch drinking coffee and I loved just chilling in the hammock. The river wasn't far at all and we had a great time cooling off there indeed!! We even saw a bear a few miles away while we driving back to the cabin. We loved it very much!!

    August 2012
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Lisa is a nationally recognized Fiber artist and a fanatic writer. She loves the outdoors, photography and the pleasures of quiet country living. Her animals ((email hidden)ly flock of goats), a passion for creativity and the beauty of nature delight her, as does being able to share these joys with others. Living largely unplugged from technology and the frenetic pacing of modern life in the "black-hole" resort setting of Quail Meadows is rejuvenating. Life out in the wilderness is eclectic. People from all walks of life find themselves in Hyampom, rubbing shoulders. International poets, hippie drifters, creative people of all types, and retired loggers all come together for potlucks and community events, and to pitch in and help community members. At Quail Meadows, there are many seasonal activities to be done. From fruit tree pruning and gardening, to beer making, goat milking, and canning seasonal veggies, there are interesting activities to get involved in. You just never know. With many houses and lots of room there is a constant stream of interesting visitors here long-term living, or just dropping by to say Hi! Lisa's son and daughter love to come home for extended visits, both to enjoy the magical Quail Meadows and to help out around the property (their friends also love a chance to come and relax). Family members make time for long vacations to Hyampom, and Lisa's nieces and nephews often spend weeks at a time, sans parents, living the country dream. Hyampomers live life according to the seasons. Spring time brings new growth, and people delight in wildflower identification, new baby animals, and longer, warmer days. In the summer we regularly float down the river through rapids and still water on our boogie boards, trying to stay cool on hot summer days. Fall harvest of fruits and vegetables offers sensory delight, and the local farmers market, though small, will satisfy your cravings for farm fresh food! WInter is a time for introspection, creative projects, and baking of warm comfort foods. We like to eat fresh healthy foods....But I also love to bake fancy pies for our annual Hyampom Pie Auction in March (and for my own personal delight). Last year I made an orange violet chiffon. YUM! Lisa likes to travel, and is enjoys hearing more about the world and making international friends. Her daughter loves to travel as well, and a visit to her is a great excuse for a getaway! So far, she has explored China, Japan, Spain, England, and Costa Rica. Who knows what will be next! Lisa doesn't watch too much television, since there is no cable TV! She does get NetFlixs, and enjoys comedies, the occasional documentary, and HBO dramas. Lisa is currently learning Blacksmithing through a journeyman program in Weaverville. She worked with a team of people to interview local elders and instigated the creation of The Hyampom Oral History Project, part of the California Council for Humanities program. Lisa is excited about Airbnb and the opportunity to share this special place with new people! For more stories and photos about the place, check out my blogspot: (email hidden)
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