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.
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!
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!
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.
The Log House is spectacular! It was exactly what I was looking for - peaceful, cozy, rustic and fully equipped with all of the essentials - including a washer and dryer and a wonderful claw foot tub! I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Lisa, as she was out of town during my stay but Mike, the care taker, was a fabulous host in her absence. The dogs and the goats were so much fun! I look forward to visiting The Log House again.
What an amazing experience. Beautifully decorated cabin with all the amenities you need. no tv, no wifi- just the way i like it! be prepared for rough roads on the way there and up to the actual cabin. Nothing crazy, but bring a truck or four wheel drive as opposed to a fancy car ;) Lisa was very sweet and she introduced us to the chickens, goats and dogs. Speaking of goats, they were my favorite part of the entire trip! They followed me, along with Betsey the dog on a long hike I did around the forest. They came and sat with us on the deck and provided hours of hilarious and sweet entertainment!
This is a perfect getaway to GET AWAY from the city and immerse oneself in quiet nature. Really nice clawfoot tub in master bath, heaters in every room, cute retro kitchen, beautiful fire place, 4 bunk beds and pull out couch as well if you want to bring the whole clan. The deck was great for sipping coffee and eating breakfast. We also used the bbq one night for dinner. There is a magical swing on the tree outside the entrance, and TONS of wood for as many fires as you wish to make. I loved the array of books on bookshelves and the art as well.
Bring everything you need before arriving, as the nearest town with fresh produce etc is about an hr away. We made a checklist to double check our neccesities. Did I mention it was pristine? Yes, a beautiful experience that I would hope any of you would choose to enjoy!! Much love to Lisa and the critters. Hope to see you again!
Quail Meadows is a lovely, quiet, and peaceful place to stay. The property is only about a mile up a well-cared for dirt road and there are a few other homes on the property, all within view of the cabin. The other people on the property are very friendly, quiet, and family-oriented. There are two ponds, which were both beautiful in their frozen state. The owner's dog is super friendly and our dog enjoyed rollicking around the property with her. We also enjoyed watching the interactions between our dog and the two resident goats!
The cabin itself is large, with a huge middle room that houses two bunk beds and a piano. We didn't use it, but would be great for kids or adults. The kitchen had all of the facilities that we needed, the two fireplaces kept us plenty warm, and the soaking tub in the master bedroom was perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.
This place was a great place to spend a quiet New Year's Eve and to usher in a peaceful New Year. We enjoyed the cabin and it's surrounds. We were happy to visit the southern end of Trinity County, as we hadn't explored that area yet. Just beautiful!
While I agree with everything that has already been said about this place (amazing, magical, highly recommended) I would like to add some details that may not have been addressed yet. Yes the place is fantastic, its beautiful, we had an incredible time while there. But for anyone who is hesitant to visit such a remote place, let me reassure you. The house is incredibly well insulated. We were there for the winter and Lisa provided plenty of firewood for us, which, in addition to the home's heating system, kept the cabin cozy the entire time. The plumbing and electricity also work great, which can be tricky when visiting such a remote location. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook, including a fantastic vintage range that looked like something out of the 1950s and yet worked like a dream. There is a piano in one of the bedrooms for those who are musically inclined. I went for a writing retreat and just set my laptop in front of the window where I had an inspiring view of a pond, the goats, cats, dogs, and more blue jays than i've seen in my entire life. There is also a nice tub for taking a relaxing bath, and plenty of hot water.
Overall this place is fantastic and I highly recommend. I am already thinking of the next time I'll be able to get up there for another stay. Thanks, Lisa!
Quail Meadows was such a wonderful place. It was exactly what I needed to escape the Bay. Beautiful scenery and Lisa was a wonderful host. The only tricky part was driving there on the windy path at night with ice. Still an adventure. I would recommend this to any and everyone!
The place is bigger than it looks in the pictures. It's amazing. We spent the whole weekend watching the fire and reading books. We should have gone for longer! Lisa was great. It was also fun to play with the goats and chickens! It was quiet, and wonderful
We had an amazing time at Quail Meadows! The Log House was beautifully decorated, super cozy and we felt right at home. Lisa was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing time.
Great location, comfortable house and worm hosts. Highly recommend the log house to anybody who is looking for a cozy, peaceful place in the mountains.