Secluded Setting In The Redwood Forests

 

Image Courtesy Of: Mario D. VadenOur secluded setting offers our guests a quiet relaxing atmosphere. The Inn is surrounded by two and a half acres of gardens and redwood forests.  Redwoods or more commonly referred to as Sequoias are some of the most enchanting natural wonders in the world. They grow and stand along much of Northern Coastal California and the southwestern corner of coastal Oregon within the United States.

 

The California Redwoods often grow to over 300 feet tall, and some of the trees deep in Redwood National Park have been measured as the world’s tallest living organism. Walking through the forest can make you feel small and give you even a feeling of being lost in the moment.  It’s a nice way to get away from everything. Seclude yourself from the world for a few moments.  The Cleone Garden’s Inn is tucked away nicely in Northern California surrounded by forested trails and lush garden landscapes.

 

We’re also pet friendly. Bring your dog along with you and have them join you along the trails. One word that comes to mind when describing Northern California and our Inn is cozy.  It’s hard to believe you can feel cozy exploring a forest with 300 foot trails, but it does give you a cozy feeling. It’s a humbling experience to be standing in a quiet grove surrounded by thousand year old species.

 

Cleone Gardens Inn
1556 E Oak Street Fort BraggCA95437 USA 
 • 707-964-2788

Take a Trip On The Skunk Train When You’re In Cleone, CA

 

The Skunk Train is a great attraction to check out when you’re visiting Cleone, California. The train runs from Fort Bragg to Willits, CA, much farther inland. There’s also a midway point in Northspur, California. The Skunk Train is a true trip back in time. Everything about the train is relevant to the century old tradition of travel. People can bring their cell phones, cameras and modern clothing, but aside from that, everything resembles a trip back to the olden days of traveling by rail.

 

Here’s a description from the Skunk Train website. “The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged: towering trees, deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman’s cabin peeking from the forest. With occasional whistles as it chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal “Redwood Route” as it has since 1885.”

 

“Moving at a leisurely pace, the trains pull covered cars as well as open observation cars—perfect for capturing photographs of this truly exhilarating journey.”

 

Right now is the perfect time to get on the train and take a trip through Northern California’s forest. You can ride the Christmas train, a 90- minute train ride including a visit from Santa and the Elves, music, cocoa and cookies. It departs from both ends in Fort Bragg and Willits.

Image Courtesy Of: Skunktrain.com

There are other trips throughout the rest of the year and you can check it out on their site here. Fort Bragg is just south of the Cleone Gardens Inn. After a relaxing night in our bed and breakfast, you can take a day trip checking out all the beautiful landscapes of Northern California then come back to Cleone for great fishing or relaxation.

 

 

 

Season For Dungeness Crab Is Open

 

Season For Dungeness Crab Is OpenNorthern California has some of the best crab in the country and Dungeness crab season is now open.  It is the perfect time to take a trip to Mendocino County and start catching the crab.  “Crab populations appear to be strong coming off another record-setting year in the commercial fishery,” said Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Senior Environmental Scientist Pete Kalvass, who oversees the Invertebrate Management Project.

 

Catching crabs does have regulations to follow.  Carsonnow.org mentions them as, “There is no limit to the number of pots or nets that can be fished recreationally, except when fishing from a public fishing pier where only two fishing appliances may be used. Recreational crabbers may keep up to ten Dungeness crabs per day, or six crabs if fishing from a party boat south of Mendocino County. No one may possess more than one daily bag limit, and no Dungeness crab taken from San Francisco or San Pablo bays, which are important crab nursery areas.”

 

“Dungeness crabs generally prefer cooler northern and central California waters and are uncommon south of Point Conception. They are usually found on sandy or sand-mud bottoms at depths of less than 300 feet, although they can be found in almost any sea floor habitat, and have been documented down to 750 feet. For more information regarding recreational Dungeness crab fishing regulations and other crab species, please visit the DFG Marine Region website at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/invertebrate/crabs.asp

 

Cleone Gardens Inn is located about a quarter mile from the beach, MacKerricher State Park, and Ten-Mile Dune Preserve, just north of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County.  Being located so close to the shore makes us a perfect spot to quietly enjoy some fishing and crabbing on the Northern California Coast. People who are looking for a nice spot to go out and crab can stay with us and enjoy private bathrooms in a comfortable atmosphere.