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“Great find on Ave of Giants”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Miranda Gardens

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Miranda Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Miranda
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Reno, Nevada
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great find on Ave of Giants”
Reviewed April 15, 2011

This was a neat little group of cottages right on the Avenue of the Giants. The cabins were super cute and immaculately clean. They were built in the 1930's and pretty much look the same as I saw in the photos in reception. They have clearly been well maintained and cared for. We stayed in #6 which had a nice little deck in back and great little bedroom that made us feel like we were sleeping in a tree house.
The staff was super nice and entertained all of our questions about the place.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

In the past, when traveling up and down the coast, we would always stay just south or north of the Avenue of the Giants. On our last trip we decided to change that and we picked Miranda Gardens. That turned out to be a wonderful choice.

The cabins are rustic and the town is very small so don't expect any "action" or fine dining establishments.

I'm pretty sure we stayed in Cabin # 5, which is pet friendly, clean, has a kitchen and a fireplace plus a separate bedroom. We decided to eat in and made ourselves a "gourmet" dinner, which we enjoyed on the deck. Very nice...!!!

What really struck me about the cottages at Miranda Gardens was the workmanship, the wood and paneling used for the cottages....at least # 5. The paneling was simply pristine.....made out of Redwood, when Redwood was Redwood. You could tell that layer after layer of varnish had been applied to the Redwood. I was VERY impressed....I have never seen anything quite like it.

The manager told me that the owner...or may be a previous owner, had refurbished the cottages one by one using salvaged Redwood paneling. Apparently it took him YEARS...!! It is an interesting story. The manager can tell it better than I can.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank ebrynnie
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2010

We stayed at the Miranda Gardens Resort for a wedding in May. The setting is very charming, with large redwoods, flowering bushes, and adorable cottages. Miranda has several options for cottages, from single rooms to multiple bedrooms, kitchens, and fireplaces, so everyone in our large group was able to find accomodations to suit their budget/space needs. My husband, son, and I stayed in Cottage #6, with a kitchen, fireplace, and separate bedroom, and it was perfect! The resort offers a small grocery store, continental breakfast, a pool, small playground, and a common area with lawns and a firepit that is great for celebrations (like weddings). The town is very near the Avenue of the Giants and other attractions, and only about 45 minutes to the ocean. We took several day trips to surrounding redwood parks and hiking trails, as well the nearest city for fine dining and a spa. My only negative comment involves the heaters - they are rather noisy, making clicking sounds every time they come on. We got used to it in a couple nights, but it was distracting at first. Other than that small detail, I would recommend Miranda Garden Resort cottages to anyone looking for a rustic, charming getaway with easy access to the redwoods. This is a good choice for both families and couples looking for a romantic getaway, and lots of fun for large groups.

  • Stayed May 2010
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1 Thank AKMinta
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Denver
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2010

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.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2010

We had a cozy little cabin right next to the redwood forest. Clean and comfy. Great for the budget. The new managers are very helpful. Were having some TV reception problems but they had a stack of movie CDs available. They recommended Cecil's, a restaurant in nearby Garbersville. The filet we had there was the best we've ever had!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2010

We stayed here as part of a tour through Northern California, and immediately decided we have to come back one day soon. The cottages give you the feel of staying in the woods with the comforts of a private, clean, safe hotel room. Although there are few options for cable, they have a wide range of DVDs and boardgames if you prefer to hang out in your room, rather than take advantage of the pool, fire pit, and smores. The scenery is outstanding, and the staff is well-informed and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2010

On our way south we called just a few hours ahead and Miranda Gardens fixed up with a lovely small cottage for one night. Staff we very helpful and friendly - the place has a small and accessible "small town" character. Its been in the family for many years.
Our cottage had just been redone and if, like me, you like to stay in historic places, this collection of cabins is a must. Our interior had gleaming old redwood wainscot and floors, and vintage lights, photos, etc. A short walk amongst the cabins and towering redwoods quickly cleared the stiffness of the day's drive away. A late evening swim in the lovely pool didn't hurt either.
Miranda is a very small town on the Ave. of the Giants. Across the street was a good (the only?) local restaurant. Next door at an old garage some locals were hanging about chatting and working on a great collection of vintage autos - how fitting being across the street from an historic "auto court". Hardly a car came by as the evening ambled on and the day cooled off. The vintage neon sign was the only spot of colour.
The breakfast offered was adequate but could have been embellished - well it is a small town.
Price was very fair. We'd come back for a longer stay if we were going to hike in the area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Miranda Gardens
Address: 6766 Avenue of the Giants, P.O. Box 186, Miranda, CA 95553
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Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Miranda
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Miranda
Number of rooms: 16
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