I am a Wedding, Engagement, Elopement, and Senior Photographer, based in Humboldt County, California. Here on my blog, you'll find gorgeous imagery featuring my amazing clients, as well as helpful tips and insight for your wedding day or portrait session!
An adventure elopement is all about getting out into nature, being active, and finding the most breathtaking scenery! One of the most important parts of planning an adventure elopement is choosing the perfect location. There are so many incredible places that photograph so beautifully all over Humboldt County. Lucky enough for me, I have been blessed to live in Southern Humboldt, right in the heart of redwood country. If you are the thrill seeking couple, the outgoing adventure type looking for the ultimate redwood elopement experience, I’ve got you covered!
Once you’ve dialed in the perfect location for your elopement, figuring out where you are going to stay is the next step. Some of the most intimate and magical places to elope in the redwoods are not too far from a cozy & comfortable place to stay. Here are a few places to consider staying while you are on the quest for an epic adventure!
Benbow Historic Inn – Located in Benbow just south of the entrance to the Avenue of the Giants, this elegant 1920s 5 star riverside inn offers antique-filled rooms, an upscale eatery & free afternoon tea. Quiet walks hand in hand with your partner along this beautifully landscaped property is an absolutely magical experience!
Miranda Gardens Resort – You can discover this resort in the cute town of Miranda along the Avenue of the Giants, tucked away beneath the redwood trees. This historic retreat has rustic cottages that are surrounded by gardens & redwoods, They have a kids play area, a pool and a campfire set up for late night stargazing and cuddles with your significant other.
Myers Inn – This homey Bed & Breakfast resides in the small town of Myers Flat, also along the Avenue of the Giants, you can find this B&B near Burlington campground. It offers 10 frilly, antiques-filled rooms with fireside dining at night.
Redcrest Resort – Toward the north entrance along the Avenue of the Giants you can discover relaxing wood cabins in a woodsy resort offering a fire pit & a hot tub. Some of the cabins come equipped with a kitchen if dining in is more your style!
Giant Redwoods RV & Campground – You can find this quiet and peaceful campground also in Myers Flat but right near the waters edge along the majestic Eel River. There’s something soothing about being near the flow of water, getting in touch with nature and connecting with the one you love. This place helps you stop time and focus on the here and now.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park – is a state park of California where Rockefeller Forest resides and some of the world’s largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest of coast redwoods! If hiking, wilderness, adventure and being outside is something you both love, staying in this state park is sure to be an unforgettable adventure!
The experience of a redwood adventure elopement is nothing short of amazing! From the majestic scenic photographs captured, to the intimate memories created. Make the moments during your experience unforgettable. I hope the places I listed above will help you as you finalize the details or your unforgettable adventure elopement!
Redwoods River Resort- Redwoods River Resort is nestled in the beautiful Northern California Redwoods, directly off Highway 101 near Leggett. The Resort features cozy cabins with kitchenettes and BBQ’s. Each cabin has its own unique and fun theme. In addition to the rooms and cabins, there are RV sites with full hookups, tent camping sites & a beautiful group site with brick BBQ. They offer a Clubhouse with a full kitchen that is also available for rent, that holds 60 people.
The resort has recently added a Beer, Wine & Espresso bar that also serves hot food. There are two TV’s so you don’t have to miss your favorite sports event! It is located next to the Recreation Room (air hockey, foosball,ping pong, pool table, and satellite tv) for kids and adults along with a cozy outdoor area with outdoor fire-pits and a beautiful Bocce Ball court.
They offer a variety of free fun activities for guests of all ages. There are outdoor games such as Bocce Ball, giant Checkers & Twister board, giant Connect Four, giant Jenga, shuffleboard, volleyball, badminton and horseshoes. Younger guests will enjoy their choice of our two playgrounds. There is also a heated pool and access to the Eel River.
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