Recently celebrating its first birthday, the 71-room Howonquet Lodge is comfortable, quiet and close to all of the stunning views and outdoor recreation of California and America's Wild Rivers Coast.
While it may not be top of your list, the bath towels are fantastic! This, for me, is a very good sign. Really comfy beds and bedding. Ocean or mountain views, 100% smoke free rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi - though it's spotty (probably my only complaint), flatscreen TVs with cable channels, secure in-room safe, alarm clock with MP3/iPod dock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, fridge -- okay, no microwave...but so much more.
There's a smal l exercise room, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi! Okay, good stuff. Coffee and sodas offered for free just off the lobby. Staff is incredibly friendly and professional. Double-queen and king rooms and a couple of suites. Enjoy that fabulous North Coast air! It's a short walk to the mouth of the
Smith River and the Pacific Ocean. Seriously! LOVE IT! Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, kayaking or just sit and breathe in the views.
Oceanview rooms are a plus! Pet friendly, too. Inquire about rates for both.
The drive up California's north coast is breathtaking. And on this journey, get two great coastlines for the price of one. Just minutes from Howonquet Lodge, you cross the Oregon border into Brookings. It's all uphill from there.
And how could I neglect to mention in the heart of redwood country -- Redwoods National and State Parks in all directions. Get out and explore.