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“Dean Creek: Wonderful hospitality!”
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Dean Creek Resort
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Pros:
Kind, knowledgeable, friendly staff
Clean, shaded grounds
Hot tub and pool
Decently stocked frozen and dried goods camp store open 9 to 9
Lovely "glorified camping" cabins.
Possible cons, though we didn't experience these:
Crowded in-season
Smokers


I'm on a cross country trip with a friend, and we needed a place to sleep for one night on the road. Since we're both recent college grads, we're rather broke. We rolled into Dean Creek around 8 pm on a Wednesday night after 6 hours of driving, with no prior research into the resort. Linda, the very sweet woman working the front desk (she and her husband maintain all aspects of the resort while the owner is away) saw that we were too road weary to sleep on the ground, and too broke to sleep in a motel room, and so very graciously offered us a sleeper cabin, at a slightly reduced price to aid our financial situation. Linda was fantastic - super friendly, kind, and very knowledgeable of the attractions around the region. The little camp store in which we met her was stocked with frozen and dry goods, a decent variety of beers, maps and brochures that covered southern Oregon and northern Cali., and the odd traveler's miscellany. She told us that she and her husband are responsible for hauling all the goods to the store from the nearest town once per week. The parts of the resort we visited were clean and well cared for. The hot tub fits 14 people, and was clean when we used it. The ladies' washroom was average, with the addition of a keypad-lock security system (be sure to ask for the combo when you check-in). The cabin we stayed in was brand new, very clean, furnished with two sets of bunk beds, cable TV, mini fridge and microwave, small table/desk, and a set of drawers. It had a nice porch, a picnic table, a grill and a fire ring, and a spigot (don't drink, just wash). It also has A/C and heat, but we didn't use either, so we don't know how well they work. Our site was next to the river access point, and had one other empty site to one side. I can see how it could become crowded in-season (we're at the end of the season). River access traffic might become annoying at this site. Over all, we had a lovely rest at this camp site, and were treated with the best hospitality.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Of the five properties for lodging in the area, this is the ONLY ONE right on the river. Our dogs loved it and we were grateful that they were welcome. We appreciate that the owners are accommodating to try to meet your needs. Very cool that you have your choice of camp site, motel room, or "swanky" cabin! We hope to establish a well priced corporate account with this location so we can stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our family of 5 camped in a tent for 5 nights. Ok, here is the good: pool, jacuzzi, ping pong, lots of kid activities, shady camp site, very helpful and friendly employees, very close to redwood walking trails. Here is the bad: camp sites/RV sites are VERY close together. Here is the ugly part: the hot water in the shower stalls fluctuate from scalding hot (two of my kids got burned) to freezing cold. You couldn't get a stable temperature for more than 10 seconds no matter what time of the day or night you were showering. The campground does show its age, especially the bathrooms/showers and could definitely be modernized and upgrade the water lines to prevent the temperature fluctuation problems. Our campsite was right next to the river and the bugs were not bad at all. Although there was not much water in the river this late in the summer. We heard coyotes almost every night, sometimes very close to our tent so keep small pets inside and keep food and trash disposed of. All in all we would recommend this campground, especially if you have kids.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank HappyMom-Reno
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

We stayed for 1 night on a trip through town. There wasn't much choice in this town, so we ended up staying here.
Pluses: very quiet, foresty, campground-style, cozy, nice people around, very nice owners, heating worked well (although rattled pretty loud at times).
Minuses: very small, bit dirty feeling, found spiders and hairs in the bed, some walls have "unknown" liquid splatter on it.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Charles D
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

I traveled with my 16 year old son and his friend. We stayed for two days. The place really is a resort, so much to do! We floated down the river, played minature golf went in giant Jacuzzi, and swam in the pool. We stayed in two of the cabins which is wonderful experience after staying in dingy motel rooms at other locations. It is great location for family reunions. The giant redwoods were magnificent. The managers Dennis and Linda couldn't have been more helpful and professional.

We will be back with our entire extend family.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

Clean camp grounds, Easy access to the eel river where you can always find a secluded swimming hole. We felt very comfortableand look forward to coming back again. Close, but not to close to town

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Located close to the dean creek, This property is located conveniently close to the avenue of the giants. Considering the array of amenities the value is exceptional. These include horshoes sauna whirlpool minigolf horshoes and a selection of grocery items. We are tent camping and think the setting is fine.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Additional Information about Dean Creek Resort

Address: 4112 Redwood Drive, Redway, CA 95560
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Redway
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Redway
Price Range: $83 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dean Creek Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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