Covid-19 Response

We closed Sandy Bar Ranch in late March as a precaution to Covid-19, and remain closed under state and county order.  Humboldt County is reopening gradually and we are awaiting word about vacation rentals.  Meanwhile state and county health officials ask everyone to avoid unnecessary travel.  It is best for all of our communities if we all stay put, practice social distancing, and stay healthy as possible.  Please contact us as any time for more information, we will post updates as the situation develops.  Stay healthy!!

Welcome to Sandy Bar Ranch

Just inland from the Redwood Coast lies the Klamath Region, a little-known corner of Northern California with winding rivers, granite canyons, majestic mountains and miles of hiking trails waiting to be explored.  Our riverside cabins are on the banks of the  Klamath, with private swimming, a peaceful setting and lots of good fishing access.  Enjoy the view of the river from your private deck and sleep with your door open to the sounds of the river.  The warm, sunny interior of the Klamath offers an alternative to the cool and foggy Redwood Coast, and you'll be far from the crowds.  Our redwood, pet friendly cabins come with a full kitchen & linens and a deck that looks over the river.  We have farm fresh eggs and fresh goats milk seasonally available, and kids love helping out with the morning milking.  We can arrange whitewater rafting trips, point you in the direction of the best hiking, or you can just relax by the river and explore on your own to see what you find.  You won't be disappointed. 

As of February there is an active slide on Highway 96, forty miles north of us.

Winter rains have activated a slide 4 miles downriver from Happy Camp, effecting folks coming from Oregon and points north.  As of mid February the road is open to controlled traffic, but in the event of rainy weather we recommend checking road conditions before you travel this route.  All other roads to Orleans are fine, though we always recommend driving with caution on our mountain roads.   This Facebook page is the best source for up to date info.  Feel free to contact us for more info. 

Ranch Report

Sandy Bar RanchAfter a cool, wet January, February has turned  warm and sunny. The river has been running clear and winter fishing is good, but we're hoping for lots more rain for the river and snow in the mountains.  Red tailed hawks are back and sounding off regularly, our free range chickens have learned to stay sheltered under shrubs and trees after a few of them became snacks.  A resident pair of bald eagles has graced us with their presence year round.  We're seeing lots of otter tracks and some beaver sign at the water's edge.  The rocks along the bar come alive with winter rain this time of year, displaying brilliant shades of deep green moss and blue-gray lichen (Rinodina oreina, great name!).  Spring wildflowers are just around the corner; soon we'll be swimming.  Contact us at mail@sandybar.com for the latest conditions.   

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Cabin Availability

Our cabins are open year round.  During our peak vacation seasons, (mid-June through August and mid September through October) we give preference to full week bookings  You can book or check availability from our website,  send us an email mail@sandybar.com , or give us a call at 530-627-3379. 

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Time to Book Your Summer Vacation!

Mid-June through August is our high season when the weather is perfect for swimming and exploring the local mountins and rivers.  Our cabins book up early, so be sure to reserve soon!  Book online or contact us at mail@sandybar.com

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Learn More About Our Area

We recently finished a Guide to Sandy Bar Ranch and the Mid Klamath, which has information on the natural and cultural history of this region, along with descriptions of hikes and destinations in this region.  Each cabin has a printed copy, but you can download a digital version to have on your own device.

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The Redwood Coast, 2018 'Best in the U.S."

The North Coast of California has hidden coves, majestic Redwoods and miles of secluded beaches.  Voted number one in Lonely Planet's 2018 "Best in the U.S." destinations, the Redwood Coast offers hiking, beachcombing,  quirky culture and unparalleled scenery, with only one drawback: it's foggy and cold for most of the summer.  We're located just inland from the Redwood Coast, without the fog and crowds of the summer tourist season.  Our favorite and most direct route to the coast is over Bald Hills Rd., which connects to Redwood National Park, and one of our favorite stretches of the north coast, including Ladybird Johnson Grove, Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods and Gold Bluffs Beach.  The drive takes about 1 hour and forty five minutes, and winds through the beautiful grasslands of upper Redwood National Park, a seldom-visited corner where you're likely to spot elk, deer, bear and hawks.  The route includes an eight mile unpaved section which may be bumpy certain times of the year, but is kept in good condition, even for 2-wheel drive low clearance vehicles.  For more info on this route see our Directions page

  • TripAdvisor

Words cannot describe the beauty of this location...   I have never felt so at peace with the world around me.   It as one reviewer stated "Paradise" on the river.   My next trip to Orleans I plan on staying not less than six weeks at Sandy Bar Ranch.  -BJ, Tripadvisor



All I can say is I wish I had more time to stay on the Ranch! We will definitely be back next time we're in this remote, fantastic corner of California. This place is rustic in the most complimentary sense of the word, while also providing everything one might need for an off-the-beaten-path type experience. Highly recommend for those looking to get away from it all.   –Jaime, Airbnb