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Petrolia Guest House

Phil & Gail

Petrolia Guest House

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Phil & Gail is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Escape from the ordinary! Take the spectacular drive to the Petrolia Guest House on the remote 'Lost Coast' of Humboldt County, California. Formally known as ‘The Lost Inn, we are located in the hamlet of Petrolia, just a short walk to the general store which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unfortunately, at this time there are no restaurants in our town. For those folks who would like to dine at nice restaurants, you can take one of the most scenic drives to Ferndale, which is less than one hour away.
For those who would like to meet some of the local folks, there is a Sunday Cafe and farmer's market at the community center which is a short walk from our guest suite.

We offer a spacious three room suite in the front part of our home, with its own private entrance. It has its own garden with a lovely pastoral view. There is a large bedroom, sun room/bedroom and a glassed in kitchenette porch that overlooks the garden. The bedroom includes a large velvet couch as well as a miniature antique piano.

We are one mile from the pristine Mattole River that wends its way through our valley. It affords visitors lovely swimming holes through the summer and fall, and canoeing, river rafting and catch and release fishing through the winter months.
We are just 6 miles from the Lost Coast beach which offers tide pools and beach combing. Watching whales and sunsets are a popular pastime.

The Lost Coast Beach happens to be the northern end of the Kings Range National Conservation Area and the trail head of the popular 25 mile Lost Coast hiking trail. This trail is one of the few coastal wilderness hiking experiences in the United States. For those wishing to take a shorter hike there is one on the Mill Creek trail which wanders through a lovely forest, which would take about one hour....Also another popular walk is to the abandoned lighthouse which about 7 miles round trip.

It is just a short walk to our Mattole Valley Community Center across the street from the elementary school. It offers several weekly classes in yoga and chi gong. Guests could also make an appointment with several very accomplished massage therapists and physical therapists.

We are pet-friendly, and will allow your pet to stay on the glassed-in porch next to the bedroom. However, we require a $10.00 fee per night for your pet to stay here. We also have two child-friendly cats and one small dog. We are also wheelchair accessible and have wi-fi available.

Some of our guests visit us touring on bikes or motorcycles since we are located on a scenic road loop, about 75 miles long (Rte. 211), between the Victorian village of Ferndale and Humboldt Redwoods State Park just off Hwy 101.

Please note that we now have an ATM machine in the Petrolia
general store.
The three roads in and out of Petrolia can be a bit rough, so drive carefully.

There is an extra cleaning fee of $40.00 required for 5+ night stay.

Amenities

Essentials
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
Washer
Wifi

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

72 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
Lisa
June 2018
Phil and Gail's cottage is lovely, charming, and peaceful, with a beautiful garden and beautiful views of meadow and mountain landscapes. I was on a cycling tour including a trip through the Lost Coast, and it was a perfect respite, with all the amenities to enjoy a quiet, relax…
Peter User Profile
Peter
April 2018
We had a marvelous time. Phil and Gail are warm and wonderful hosts. This place is so cool from the private relaxing garden with a great view of the meadow to the most eclectic emporium of interesting, creative and unusual decor I have ever seen. Who needs TV when the bookshelf i…
Lynn User Profile
Lynn
March 2018
Our hosts, Phil and Gail, made us very welcome. A comfortable abode with a beautiful, peaceful garden and a view of local meadows, trees and hills. Very nice bed in a room with comfy couch, coffee table, and adequate lighting; attached is a sitting room enclosed in glass where…
Juan User Profile
Juan
October 2017
Great place to stay is you want to explore the Lost Coast. What a magical place to explore and disconnect from the daily routine.
Gene User Profile
Gene
September 2017
Sitting in the back garden was such a relaxing retreat!
Phil & Gail User Profile
Response from Phil & Gail:
hi gene and nancy, we are sorry about the spider (Website hidden by Airbnb) much as we clean them they keep on coming (Website hidden by Airbnb) is a constant battle with them....there is an excess of spiders in humboldt county and doing battle with them is never ending.......i hope that didn't prevent you from enjoying the suite....enjoy the rest of your vacation....gail and phil
September 2017
Robert User Profile
Robert
August 2017
This is a magical place to stay. We highly recommended it if you are interested in getting way away from the rat race. The accommodations are very unique. We stayed for for two nights and I was still being amazed by decorative items that Gail has around the unit that I hadn't …
Phil & Gail User Profile
Response from Phil & Gail:
Thank you Robert and Josie for your awesome review...Phil and I are so happy that you had a wonderful stay at our unique suite and hope that the rest of your vacation went as well....And thank you again for recommending our place to your friends....Gail and Phil
August 2017
Karin User Profile
Karin
July 2017
I stayed here with my husband and children (age 10 and 7). We really enjoyed our stay in this house. It's a beatiful and quite place. The garden has a nice view of the mountains. Gail was always so welcoming and helpful. The kids loved to play with the little dog and cat living i…

Hosted by Phil & Gail

California, United StatesJoined in November 2009
Phil & Gail User Profile
74 Reviews
Phil & Gail is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We were originally from the east coast but migrated to the San Francisco bay area in our youth. When we were having our first child we migrated to Petrolia, Ca where we settled and raised our family of 3 children and 1 dog, 2 cats and 28 chickens. Gail was a school teacher and P…
Languages: English, Español
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Response time: within an hour
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