At the Lily you will be sharing common spaces - like our communal lounge area - with interesting people from all over the world! We work hard to create an atmosphere that is inviting to people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. In that spirit we have created private rooms for couples and families, as well as more dorm-style shared sleeping areas.
|Single Bed in shared space||$40 / night|
|Double Bed in shared space||$70 / 2 people|
|.......||$50 / 1 person|
|Private Room||$100 / night|
|Tiny House (2 night minimum)||$140 / night|
|Bright Space in Marsh Commons||$120 / night|
An excellent night's sleep for the budget traveler; single beds provide the social feel of a hostel with the comfort of a hotel. Each space is dynamic with adjustable lighting, privacy screens, power strip, and a small storage box. A single bed accommodates one person only.
$70/night - 2 people
Two people may share a full-sized double bed. This is not a private room, and is in the dorm area with other single beds. A good option for traveling friends or couples comfortable with sharing neutral space with others. This option has limited availability.
Our most luxurious room; the Redwood Room is complete with a brass queen sized bed, high ceilings, historic stained glass, and hand-made curtains from India. This room is also home to the Plath family library which is stocked with fascinating books on architecture, sustainability, and much more.
This room is excellent for couples with a privacy chain on the door and its own half-bathroom. It is on the first floor and is particularly good for people with limited stair-climbing mobility. This space accommodates up to two adults and one baby in one bed.
Our largest room in the house, the East Room is a dynamic space that has two single beds which can easily merge into a nearly-king sized bed. Attached to the space is a small room divided by a curtain filled with toys and dress up clothes from around the world for younger guests' playtime. Eastern windows bring morning light and views of the redwood forested hills. Decorated with a Haitian light fixture, curtains from Johannesburg, a wall hanging from India, and Ecuadorean blankets. This room's ceiling features hand-made milk paint in a warm shade of yellow iron-oxide.
*Prices vary per party. Please call for details.
Our Tiny House is original, bright, and beautiful - a place that invites light hearted fun! Originally built as a carriage house over a hundred years ago, the Tiny House has been remodeled using materials that are organic and as local as possible. These include locally harves.ted FSC certified wood, maple counter tops from Oregon, a hemp shower curtain, bamboo flooring, and bowls made locally from recycled glass. Beyond the South facing windows is a living roof that provides a close up view of lilies and succulents. A queen bed in the loft is supplied with the same bedding we provide for the rest of the home - organic cotton sheets, kapok and bamboo pillows, and an alpaca wool blanket to keep you warm at night. On the main floor the daybed decorated with pillows from Equador becomes a comfortable bed for one. We can supply a sleeping mat for one more if needed. This space can accommodate a maximum of four people.The kitchen is large enough to enjoy cooking some great meals with locally available produce from our farmers' markets. We provide organic spices, oils, and vinegars to make your culinary efforts a bit easier. For breakfast we provide fair trade coffee, tea, local honey, fresh fruit, and organic granola with milk or rice milk in the Main Guesthouse.
Bright Space by Marsh Commons
Located less than a mile from The Redwood Lily, within walking distance of the Plaza. Parking for one car available in front of unit. Sleep sweetly in an antique, hand-carved Queen Anne four poster bed. Two other beds are also available (at an additional fee) - a trundle and a sofa bed, to accommodate a family of four. Bed linens and towels are provided. Making your favorite beverage or simple meal is easy with our equipped food prep area, also included is some organic granola and coffee for your breakfast delight. Enjoy your food in our dining nook, featuring a table and chairs made with traditional Italian craftsmanship. Abundant hot water from solar panels is available for your shower; energy saving features and solar voltaics create a net zero home. Located next to the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, a great place to meander, birdwatch, or enjoy a picturesque sunset.
$10 per extra bed (2 max)
Our lounge space is great for chatting, computer work, reading, or just plain old relaxing. We invite you to kick back on our antique Rajasthani furniture, and enjoy the locally made art that decorates the walls. Warm lighting from local glassblowers illuminates the dining and sitting rooms and bounces off our stained glass windows and bright colored walls. The main floor is kept warm by our gas hearth and ground source heat pump while high speed WiFi Internet connects you to the digital multiverse.
Guests will have access to our communal kitchen where they may prepare themselves a meal and store some food in our fridge and cabinets. It is a well-stocked kitchen including pots, pans, utensils, organic spices, cooking oils, and other condiments. It is also a showcase for the locally made ceramic and glassware from Fire and Light and other Humboldt-based artists. The kitchen is complete with a breakfast table than can seat about eight people, large bay windows, and a skylight - making it a bright and cheerful place to cook and enjoy!
At the Lily we know that a bathroom is a sacred space where people come for physical and mental self-care. The space is divided to provide private bathing, sink, and toilet facilities. Our solarium shower allows you to shower under the sun or stars, and has artesanal soap available. A towel is provided for each guest.
We also have a secondary bathroom on the ground floor that is furnished with a full-sized claw foot bathtub and some family art.
The yard around our home is still a work in progress, but there are still many pleasant zones for guests to enjoy! The east side yard features a wrap-around porch perfect for enjoying a morning cup of tea, and the west side of our yard features a nest-inspired deck sculpture built on-site entirely from reclaimed materials and locally gathered driftwood. The Nest is a fantastic outdoor gathering space. The veggie gardens for guests are still in the process of being established!