getting here was easy.
the further i drove my mind away from school the more i started to relax. and become my curious traveling self.
which is my favorite self to be.
a long lovely grey ribbon of road unwound before me.
and i felt a wave of giddiness wash over what was left of the day.
by nightfall i had reached my destination. i held my breath as i steered my chariot around this corner.
and came upon this wee cabin resting on top of a bluff in a stand of sycamore, oak, alder, fern, toyon, laurel, and even tangerine (!)
the wild creek was roaring away below. it was considerably darker than this. so mysterious!
one of my favorite flowers greeted me at the cabin. and filled the air with sweetness. what thoughtful hosts!
want a little tour? if not, this is the part where you switch channels. if so…come on along!
the creek can be seen and heard loudly from every room. open a window and it's even louder!
i purred like a big cat in this bed all night. creeping up every now and then to rattle around the cabin out of sheer excitement. i feel sort of like tom hanks in BIG. the treehouse version.
a few hours after i arrived the moon rose over the cabin and shone down through the big skylight.
night has fallen again. i have pulled the little cabin around me and am snuggled up by the woodstove. having never used a woodstove i was just a wee bit apprehensive, but my inner paul bunyan came to the rescue and set everything up in a rightly manner.
i am getting ready to rustle up some grub in the little kitchen then get cozy with my pile of books. chuck another log into the woodstove…
i will be making several trips out here to watch for the rain that is on its way here.
i think i'll wait up for it.
What a cosy place to stay! Looks really great and peaceful!
Greetings Moss Cottage,As you snuggled this weekend I was doing the same under the covers watching hallmark movies. How devine this cabin in the woods is.Your magical tours are always a welcome read here. Keep the embers glowing cuddle up and have a wonderfulday,
Laurie J.M. says
How do you do it? How do you keep coming up with such magical places?
Carol Kitchell says
OK, wow, I’m on my way! (In spirit, at least!)
Janet Ghio says
what a wonderful life you have created for yourself!! It’s such a pleasure to read your blog. I always look forward to it!
peggy mcdevitt says
Love the creak, I can almost hear it and your purr of contentment. Enjoy and I love the ride so far especially the snuggling by the woodstove.
susan w says
holy moly! Holey Moley! Wholly Mholly!
Those that know me would say I am a city kind of guy, but there must be a country boy in me down deep because that road and creek are clearly speaking to me…. and as soon as I can drive I will answer back
homework be darn!
Debbie G. says
where do you find these treasures, these perfect get-away hide-aways? love it! more pics please . . . I’m drooling over the ones you’ve posted now imagining myself in that hidden gem within the forest! lucky you.
Violet Cadburry says
So charming. You need a blue speckled tin coffee pot to sit on top of the woodstove, percolating away. The creek is such an added bonus, just watch out for poison oak along the banks. Since it’s going to rain, hope you get some whalloping thunderstorms with rattling thunder and spectacular lightening. Don’t worry, Big Buck will be looking out after you.
Love it! Thanks for taking me with you!
Susie LaFond says
Of all of the places you have been and all of the places you are sure to go; this is hands down my favorite place you have ever stayed. A place I can completely relate to in every way possible. It looks a bit like northern MN minus the mountains. And the creek; a slice of heaven’s heaven!!!!! I smiled when I saw the wood stove. Looks just like the one DH has in his workshop out back. Fires are wonderful and have no doubt you got warm and cozy fast, those little stoves can throw off a ton of heat. I am a happy camper tucked inside your pocket and enjoying the view. What an awesome little adventure you are having. Enjoy every second!!!! I know you will 😉
Judy Wise says
I’m more relaxed already.
Elizabeth Woodford says
What a magical place!!! No way that you could be intimidated by a little ol wood stove!!! Good for you!!
Do tell us where this fabulous weekend getaway is! It looks devine.
Shelley Noble says
Now you know why people love that little valley. I was lucky enough to live there for a few years myself. It’s good for the soul.
Judy H. says
Fab.U.Lous! Love the cabin, especially love the porch, love the trees, LOVE the river! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful time! 😀
What a dreamy place!
jeanette, mistress of longears says
Of course, you realize EVERYONE will want the address!
Theresa Grdina says
Wow. I am speechless.
noooooo. I got to the last photo and…was like David Cooperfield-‘Can I have MORE?’ when asking for the soup and everything screached to a halt! What a wonderful place! LOVE the wood stove…and the comfy couch with blanket… curious regarding the kitchen…curious of the stack of books…enjoy!
Uma Borden says
Nothing like a Yodel wood stove to keep a girl cozy!! Looks like a perfect escape>
WOw, clearly you have arrived in magic cabin land, lucky you! The moon, the creek, the skylight, the comfy chairs, the trees all around help me to completely ignore the unfortunate grammar mistakes made by Valencia’s fruit growers. 🙂 Thanks for once again taking us along on your adventures, can’t wait to hear what we’re going to do today. ENJOY!
Oh this looks so peaceful and relaxing. This looks like Three Rivers, CA area, the one lane road looks like the road to my grandpa’s cabin. So tell us where you are when your done. Have a great time and take more pictures!! Enjoy
The day you arrived in your fab little cabin, I was in Paris. Could anything be more different? Except the wonder and excitement.
It’s hard not to be envious of your adventures and your gorgeous photos.
ruth krening says
Perfect and awesome…………what a way to recharge and we get all the benefits!!! You are the best inspiration ever. Tuck in and go for it!!!!!
donna, doni, lady d says
Sleeping to the sound of white water creek and rain. Bliss. Wrap it round you and snuggle up. A beautiful place to be. Donna
ellen kelley says
Oh, it is so lovely and you so deserve all of that coziness.
I could have come as a wee pyrotechnoratic with my mini matches and my back up fire breathing whispers. Ooohhh, story reading in the dark, rain all around and the joy of the fire. What a heaven on earth.
Michele Unger says
Your cabin looks perfect! Have a good read and a good sleep and most of all, have fun!
Okay, this is a tiny treasure! How did you find it? Hope you are enjoying your getaway! karen…
Leslie J. Moran says
You brave, brave woman!
What a lovely getaway; enjoy your weekend!
Amy in Texas says
What a beautiful place to get “lost” for a weekend. Enjoy your time away.