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(Last Updated On: March 1, 2021)

Summary: Find out everything you need to know to stay at this Rustic Off-Grid Treehouse in Northern California, 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!

As the New Year was quickly approaching, we were in desperate need of some time away from WIFI to reflect on the year and think on our goals going forward. This was the perfect place to unwind and cozy up with lots of stunning Redwood hikes not far away.

Land Acknowledgement: Tolowa Dee-ni’. Find what Native Land you are visiting by using the app Native Land! I encourage you to read the history and culture of the Indigenous people who’s land you are visiting!

All Photos in Collaboration with Johnathon Desoto

About the NorCal Treehouse.

Sleep high up overlooking a tree-covered valley, deep in Northern California’s Six Rivers National Forest. The Treehouse 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.

Where is this Off-Grid Treehouse in Northern California Located?

The closest town to the treehouse is Gasquet, California where cell service and a small general store are located.

About 20-30 minutes of the drive is on a dirt Forest Road. A high clearance vehicle is not necessary but is NICE in some sections. We saw a Prius parked at the top, but we appreciated having AWD to drive up to the treehouse to unload before parking our car.

GPS does not work to get you there, but the owner provides step by step directions that are easy to follow. We had no trouble finding the place.

The Treehouse Layout

Treehouse Interior in Northern California.

Enter the treehouse through a series of steps and open the door to a small space that has a single-size bed, a small table and 2 chairs. The steep, but solid ladder takes you up to a small loft with a full sized bed where 2 more people can sleep. There is not enough room to fully sit up in the loft bed, but there is a small window up there that relieves the feeling of being cramped. A small porch area sits outside the entrance to the treehouse as well.

Balcony View of Treehouse in PNW

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.

*There is no heat in the Treehouse. This is a RUSTIC stay. Other stays on the property do have wood stoves. We brought our warmest gear and cozied up when we went in late December and stayed comfortable.

Book the Off-Grid Treehouse in Northern California!

Full view of rustic treehouse sitting in the forest in northern California

This treehouse costs $70 a night and is available to rent year round. I would love to go back in the summer as there is a swimming hole on the property and more daylight to explore and learn about the sustainable farming practices at the property.

Book the Off-Grid Treehouse HERE!

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Treehouse Stay Packing List (winter edition)

  • Base-layers, wool socks, down jacket, rain jacket, boots
  • Jetboil – we used ours to make tea and coffee in the treehouse 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 treehouse!
  • 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 treehouse did come with 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 Near the Treehouse

Jedediah Smith State Park is on your way to the Treehouse if you’re coming from Crescent City. This is one of my FAVORITE places to visit 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

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For other unique stays in the PNW check out my blog post: 22 Unique Washington Cabins and Treehouses

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  1. Brian Noble on January 2, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    This looks amazingly! Thank you for sharing

    • Melissa on January 2, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks so much for reading it! It’s a great spot!

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