Darling cabins nestled among huge redwoods at the Southern entrance to the Avenue of the Giants--Miranda Gardens Resort is a magical place you'll return to again and again. This charming resort is unlike anything else you'll find in the area. No where else are the trees this big and beautiful and literally right outside your door. No where else is the staff this friendly and helpful. No where else is so close and convenient to the most beautiful forests on earth--full of awesome trees taller than a football field is long, and carpeted with lush ferns and giant clover. No where else can you meet people from all around the world while sitting around a blazing fire in a circle of giant redwoods. One visit to Miranda Gardens and you'll not only be hooked--you'll be back--soon (we sure were).
Although, Miranda Gardens provides quite a good continental breakfast, we also recommend the breakfast burritos at the Avenue Cafe just across the street. If you are looking for organic foods, the Chautauqua Natural Foods store is close by in Garberville. We recommend stocking up on sandwich makings for your lunches, as many of the little restaurants along the Avenue offer a lot of mainly fried foods, although they can also be fun (for example: The Eternal Tree House in Redcrest). Also, Miranda Gardens does offer cottages with kitchens, which is a good idea for stays longer than a few days. While touring the Avenue of the Giants in the Humbolt Redwoods State Park, if you like hiking, be sure to take the both the North & South Bull Creek Trails that start from the Tall Tree grove in Rockefeller Forest near the Albee Campground off Mattole Road (North of Weott)--It is 7.5 miles round trip, but very easy walking most of the way-- and the Redwood forest there is cool, dark, wild, and spectacular.
This is one of our favorite places on earth. Don't miss it.