Summary: Find out everything you need to know to stay at this Lord of the Rings inspired Hobbit Hole Rental, Best Redwood Hikes nearby, What to pack, and more!*I use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases. Thanks for your support!
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About the Hobbit Hole Rental in Northern California
This Hobbit Hole rental lies deep in Northern California’s Six Rivers National Forest. The Hobbit Hole is part of a remote “village,” including 5 other unique rentals, chickens, dogs, goats, cats, and permaculture gardens. For more info on the projects and village check out Maitreya Mountain Village.
The Underground Hobbit Hole rental has the iconic round door seen in JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It sits on a mountainside with stunning views of a foggy, tree-covered mountainside. The rental features stained glass windows, a center tree pillar and atrium windows above.
I would label this experience as a “Glamping” experience for the most part, like if you were to stay in a Yurt, as there is no electricity, wifi, or running water at the Hobbit Hole. There is a shared kitchen located a short 10 minute walk up the hill.
Where is the Hobbit Hole Located?
The closest town to the Hobbit Hole Rental is Gasquet, California where cell service and a small general store are located.
The hobbit hole is located at the same place as the Off-Grid Treehouse we recently stayed at: Read about the Northern California Treehouse here!
About 30 minutes of the drive is on a dirt Forest Road. A high clearance vehicle is not necessary but is definitely NICE in sections of this road. We saw a Prius parked at the top, so it can be done. But we appreciated having AWD to drive up to the Underground Hobbit Hole to unload before parking our car.
GPS does not work to get you there, but the host provides step by step directions that are easy to follow after booking. We had no trouble finding the place.
The Hobbit House Layout
The Hobbit House is about 260 sq ft. It is a sheltered structure with a center tree pillar and atrium windows above. There is a wood stove available that keeps the hobbit hole very toasty! Wood is available at the top of the hill (10 minute walk away).
There is one round bed that comfortably sleeps 2 people. Additional people could sleep on the floor, but I do not recommend it as the ceiling leaks during a rainstorm.
There are two bathhouses on the property that have composting toilets, a shower and a steam sauna.
There is a common space building just a short walk away that is kept warm with a wood stove, has a full kitchen set up with everything you’d need to cook, as well as games.
The rental contains many details from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit and it is absolutely a blast to stay here.
Book the Hobbit House
The Hobbit Hole rents for $65 a night and is available to rent year round. I would love to go back in the summer. There is a swimming hole on the property and more daylight to explore and learn about the sustainable farming practices at the village.
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Winter Packing List for Hobbit Hole Rental
- Base-layers, wool socks, down jacket, rain jacket, boots
- Jetboil – we used ours to make tea and coffee in the hobbit hole so we didn’t have to walk up to the kitchen
- Lights – we brought lanterns, headlamps and extra batteries. There are no lights provided in the hobbit hole!
- Food for the duration of your stay. We stopped to get groceries where we live before heading out. Keeping it simple, we bought pre-chopped stir-fry veggies/sauce and instant rice. Crescent City is a little over an hour away and has a few restaurants and a brewery.
- Blankets! The hobbit hole did come with some blankets, but in the winter, it never hurts to have extra blankets
- Sleeping bags and Pillows. We were glad we brought our warm bags, because it dipped down into the low 30’s.
- Games! We played Pandemic (strange times to play that game) and also brought cards.
- Hats, Handwarmers, Gloves
Shop my Recommended winter gear (That is also stylish for pictures) HERE!
Favorite Hikes Nearby
Jedediah Smith State Park is on your way to the the Hobbit House if you’re coming from Crescent City, California. This is one of my FAVORITE places to visit some Redwoods. Full Blog coming on this soon, but some places to get you started:
- Stout Grove Trail
- Simpson-Reed Trail
- Fern Falls via Boy Scout Tree Trail
Be sure to check out my post on the Treehouse you can rent on the same property HERE.
Save and Pin for Later! Let me know in the comments if you would stay somewhere like this.