Cob Bear Hut
Staying in the Bear Hut is a true retreat in nature. Architecturally designed using patterns found in nature. 900 square feet, totally off the grid, independent with solar electricity and a wood-burning stove. Enjoy the whole house with a full indoor kitchen, living/dining room, own bedroom, spacious office corner, a cozy wood-burning stove, indoor bathroom shower, relaxing bathtub, and a camping toilet.
You'll also have the option to use the outdoor self-composting toilet and the outdoor shower with a privacy fence. The toilet is a short walk through the medicinal herb garden.
The Bear Hut has direct private parking all the way to the front door.
There is no cell reception in our beautiful forest, but you have good free WiFi available in your private room to work recreation and voice-over wifi calling. Wifi speed is 12 Mbps Down-4 Mbps Up; a ground-based microwave relay.
We have 160 acres of lush private forest to explore. There are beautiful natural buildings to visit, including a cob sauna built and designed by SunRay Kelley- an internationally renowned natural builder; a huge redwood-grove treehouse; and a meditation gazebo- all these treasures are open for guests to enjoy and retreat. We run the sauna seasonally during Spring and Fall on Saturdays upon request,
but you are welcome to explore whether or not it is being run, as it is a piece of art.
Places to explore on our property
Explore our magnificent property. Walk and hike all our trails, visit the redwood grove, the Magical Treehouse, the Natural Earth-made Sauna, and the Meditation Gazebo. These are museum-quality natural buildings designed by renowned natural builder and sculptor SunRay Kelley.
Plan your stay. Experience nature.
Set among 160 acres of natural forest, the Bear Hut is a charming straw bale cabin, a beautiful natural building, with crafted cob walls and floors made from our forest clay and natural resources. Being inside a cob building gives a sense of grounding, safety, and calm, similar to being nestled, cradled in the redwoods. Lulled by the sound of wildlife, the trees, the creek,
and the stars. Totally off the grid and functional during outages. This is a spectacular glamping experience in nature.