We pulled into the driveway of the Requa House and my usually jaded teen-aged daughter ran around the wraparound porch yelling and screaming with joy. THAT by itself made this delightful property 5 stars even before we opened the door and entered the house.
The Requa Inn is your typical historic bed and breakfast right by the Klamath River. It has been there for about 100 years and recently changed hands a couple of years ago. The Requa House was a private home that recently was made available for rent through the Inn. It has 3 bedrooms (Q/Q/2T) and is up on the top of a hill with views of the mouth of the Klamath River and the Pacific Ocean for as far as the eye can see.
Some random thoughts from our 3 night stay:
1. It's a beautiful home with great views from the living room and master bedroom.
2. No washer/dryer so don't expect to do laundry
3. Although the kitchen is fully furnished, we were requested not to use the stove. However, we could use the microwave to heat up food or use the utensils to make our salad. The Inn has dinner during the weekends for $45 per person.
4. Hot tub is available for use.
5. If you have trouble with driving up hills, skip this property as the driveway is steep and narrow with a gate you need to navigate through.
6. We didn't expect this, but there is daily housekeeping included.
7. Breakfast was also included and it was cooked to order and delicious. The granola must be excellent because they always seem to be out of it. My daughter has food allergies and they were very happy to accommodate her.
8. One of the rooms has a skylight so put the morning person in that room as the sun (and any lightning) shines right through
9. There's a small TV/DVD player with a selection of movies for use. Games, puzzles (with some pieces missing) and books are also stocked for use.
10. Nice touches like wine glasses and pre-stocked wine ($30/bottle) and soda ($1/can) in the honor bar.
11. Toiletries were nice -- we ended up buying some bottles of shampoo as gifts
12. If you have young kids, keep an eye on them as the hillside is steep and can be dangerous
13. No wifi or cell coverage. No phone service. Great for getting away from it all! But for emergencies, you need to drive 2 minutes to the Inn to use the house phone or free wifi service.
14. Owners are from the Yurok tribe and are hospitable and very gracious.
15. If you want dinner at the Inn, you need to make reservations the day before. It's served family style so it allows you to meet fellow guests from all over the US and the world.
16. Location is right in the middle of Redwood National and State Parks and very close to the National Park attractions like the Klamath Overlook and Coastal Drive. Also close to other commercial attractions like the "Trees of Mystery".
One final note: The house itself is for sale. So you should hurry up and book this property before it's gone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the mouth of Northern California's Klamath River, where the Redwoods meet the sea, the Requa Inn has been a home away from home for over a century. Built from old growth redwood, the 13 room inn features private bathrooms in every guestroom and a sumptuous breakfast cooked to order every morning. Guests also enjoy the best of local organic food in the Inn's restaurant every evening with a fine selection of regional wines and beer. Featuring wi-fi throughout the property, the Historic Requa Inn is the perfect basecamp for a redwood adventure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historic Requa Hotel Klamath