Get off the beaten track in the Golden State with these great escapes in California backcountry.
Perched high on riverbank boulders, with incredible views of the rugged Greenhorn Mountains and the Kern River babbling at your doorstep, this lovely cabin in the Sequoia area of Kernville is a private and idyllic oasis.
This delightful rural homestead, two hours north of San Francisco, gives you the opportunity to experience the best of a 32-acre working farm, along with great views and down-home charm.
Nestled into Topanga Canyon on five acres of woodlands and gardens, this home is a peaceful and private escape and one of the best places to enjoy wild natural beauty so close to LA.
Surrounded by forest with a lovely river nearby, this strikingly modern glass house is a chic retreat in an unforgettable location, close to the entrance of Sequoia National Park.
With a privileged spot right on the Russian River among the towering ancient redwoods, this family-friendly getaway is a carefree place for kids to be kids, and for everyone to enjoy nature.
Created by an artist for guests wanting a tranquil and inspiring escape, this unique and creatively-crafted hideaway is full of chic and surprising features, and showcases the owner’s art throughout the house.
This cool wooden house in the Russian River Valley, a rustic community known for its wine tasting, redwood forests and laid-back attitudes, was the dream of its interior-designer owner, who created every detail of it from scratch.
Tucked away on 40 acres of scenic California mountain terrain, this property is a refuge of complete escape, privacy and rejuvenation – a perfect base camp for exploring Big Sur and Paso Robles wine country.
Heaven for all of us who seek the call of the wild and the remote places that shift our senses back to the natural essentials, Far Meadow is set within beautiful, unspoiled meadows high in the Sierra Nevadas. Yosemite without the crowds.
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