|Host: Blythe Reis
Length of stay: Up to the guest
Number of guests: The cabins sleep four people
Fee: for two persons, $68 per night, $408 per week Each additional bed:
$10 per night Rates are subject to 10% Hotel Tax
Located on the Klamath River Sandy Bar Ranch is in a fertile valley carved from
surrounding mountains by the Klamath River. Located in the Karuk Tribe's ancestral
homelands, Sandy Bar offers a remote retreat for exploring California's largest remaining
wilderness area - the globally significant Klamath/Siskiyou bioregion. Sandy Bar is a
haven for travelers, fishermen, students and families.
From blue herons to bald eagles, river otter to deer, this wilderness sustains a wide
variety of wildlife. Plant lovers will find the greatest diversity of plant species
in the continental United States along with over 280 endemic species.
Sandy Bar's rustic redwood cabins overlook the Klamath
River. Paths from each cabin meander down to the water's edge through spring
wildflowers, live oak and madrone trees.
Cabin rentals include:
- Sleeping accommodations for four people
- A fully equipped kitchen/living room, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor deck
- Air cooling in the summer, gas heat in the winter
- Swimming at Sandy Bar's beach, overlooking the confluence of Pearch Creek, a wild and
pristine mountain stream.
- An option for Shiatsu massage
Hiking and Bicycling: Orleans is home of the Orleans Ranger Station which offers
guidebooks and maps to abundant hiking, bicycling and other outdoor recreational
activities in the area. The mountainous terrain rewards hikers and bicyclists with
spectacular scenic views. Challenging and easily accessible hiking opportunities are
available in the Marble Mountains Wilderness, the Trinity Alps and the Siskiyou Wilderness
areas, all of which have a remarkable diversity of landscapes.
Rafting and Kayaking: From leisurely scenic tours to daredevil whitewater, all
levels of paddle or excursion rafting and kayaking trips are available on the Klamath,
Trinity and Salmon rivers. Contact Klamath River Outfitters @ www.klamathriveroutfitters.com
Swimming: Both the Klamath and the Salmon rivers as well as scores of other
nearby creeks offer secluded, cool swimming spots to explore.
Fishing: The wild salmon runs of this region are world famous, and fisherman have
been staying at Sandy Bar Cabins for decades. Now preservation of indigenous Steelhead and
Coho species is paramount. Takes are regulated and annual fish counts continue to provide
data on the tenuous state of the salmon. But, anglers still come. They watch the annual
spring and fall migrations, catch and release, and fish for stocked species in area lakes.
Permaculture Work Exchange:
Each year Sandy Bar offers a limited number of work exchange positions for people seeking
experience in collective living and a sustainable lifestyle. Working in the garden on
various permaculture projects, making wreaths, animal husbandry, clearing brush,
constructing natural buildings -- all are examples of work done at the ranch. We are
looking for individuals with a sense of humor, good communications skills, and the
ability to take initiative. The minimum stay is two months. Seasonal
commitments are preferred.
Sandy Bar Nursery is seeking an intern for the Winter/Spring 2003/4 season to assist in
field production and sales. Intern will gain experience in propagation and care of fruit,
nut & rootstock trees, including grafting, pruning and fertilization. Seeking
people with some basic computer skills to assist in website inquiries & sales.
Position will also entail work on Sandy Bar Ranch, including gardening, brush clearing,
cabin cleaning, cooking for workshops and participation in collective living. Interns will
be asked to work 30 hours/week in exchange for room & board. Focus on a specific
practicum is optional. Looking for a self-motivated person with a good sense of humor,
good communication skills, and a specific interest in tree crops.
Interested? Contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.