ABOUT THE INN
THE INN IS IN THE HEART OF A SERIES OF CO-MANAGED REDWOOD PARKS THAT HAVE BEEN DECLARED BOTH AN INTERNATIONAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
The town of Requa (pronounced Rek-wah) was a bustling fishing center on the Klamath River in the late 1800s when a hotel was first constructed to serve the Klamath’s numerous fish cannieries. Although the bustling commercial center is now a sleepy village in the Redwood National Park, the Historic Requa Inn has been a feature of the area for 100 years. Built in 1914, the plain, almost utilitarian arts and crafts Inn continues to be a special place today. And this is a special place. Since time immemorial the Yurok people have had a village at Rek-woi – making Requa one of the longest, continuously inhabited places in California.
Every room in the Inn is different, and there is sure to be one that is just right for you. Some have magnificent views of the Klamath River and each has a private bathroom - some with claw-foot bathtubs - and are furnished in antiques.
JANET & MARTY WORTMAN
Innkeepers at the Historic Requa Inn are Janet and Marty Wortman together with their daughter and son-in-law Geneva and Reweti Wiki and son Chef Thomas. Jan, Geneva and Thomas are Yurok Indians, whose family has lived at the village of Requa since the beginning of time. The family purchased the Inn in 2010 and are happy to be home!
Having raised their children, Geneva and Thomas, in Oregon, Jan and Marty left their careers – and moved to Del Norte County in 2004. Marty often says, “the worst day at Requa is better than the very best day in Beaverton”.
Together, we are one big happy family and we’re passionate about sharing this wonderful Inn and our wonderful culture and place with you.
We want you to feel at home when you stay with us.
Good food and good people make for a great time and a unforgettable vacation.
We pride ourselves in the food we serve for breakfast and dinner. We want your eating experience to be memorable.We believe that good food is an important part of being happy.We think you’ll be happy eating giant pancakes smothered in real maple syrup, drinking expertly roasted coffee, and looking out the window while the morning sun reflects off the Klamath river and fog clears revealing an old growth redwood forest. It really is that dreamy.
We offer an ample, cooked-to-order breakfast. The perfect start to your adventure!
APRIL 1 – OCT 31 8AM – 10AM
NOV 1 – MARCH 31TH 8AM – 9AM
Breakfast is always available at the Historic Requa Inn. Our self-serve coffee and tea service are ready around 7 a.m. each morning for early risers (almost everyone becomes an early riser during their stay at the Requa – mornings are too beautiful to sleep through). From 8am to 10am (8am to 9am off season) we serve a hearty hot breakfast which will include lots of choices: organic eggs from pastured poultry (raised on a farm nearby) cooked any style; bacon or sausage breakfast entrees (depending on what the chef has that morning); fluffy buttermilk hotcakes; homemade whole-wheat toast; organic greek yogurt; homemade California granola; scottish oatmeal; seasonal fresh fruit; mimosas and a variety of juices. Either way you’ll be well prepared for hiking, kayaking, fishing, beach combing, or any outdoor activity you choose in the redwoods! We serve breakfast between 8.00 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. during the off-season (Nov 1 – April 30th )and 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. during the high season (May 1 – October 31). You can decide if you want to have breakfast right at 8.00 a.m. so you can get going, or if you want to sleep a little later and come downstairs later – or any time in between. We try our hardest to make sure that every dietary need is taken care of. Let us know in advance of staying if you have any special needs so we can make your stay as enjoyable (and hassle free) as possible.
APRIL 1 – OCT 31
DINNER IS SERVED TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING HIGH SEASON. 7PM
Dinner is a single seating prix fixe menu at 7pm, communal dining (i.e. everyone sits at the same table). $45 per person. Reservations essential – at least 24 hours in advance.
NOV 1 – MARCH 31
During the winter months our dinner staff takes some time to rest. Please be aware that the dining options in Klamath are limited. Check out these links for options. Redwood Hotel & Casino (Available dinner in Klamath) Pem-Mey Fuel Mart (Gas station/convenient store in Klamath with a Chesters' chicken) Sea Quake Brewing (Our recommendation for dining in Crescent City)
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, we work very hard to accommodate and need ample time to configure the menu for these considerations.
We are happy to accommodate ovo-lacto vegetarians, but unable to accommodate strict vegetarians or vegans’ for dinner.
If you are not dining with us, dinner options in this small, remote town of Klamath are very limited in the off season, with a few more options available in the summer. Crescent City is 25 minutes away and has a few additional dining options. We can provide dinner recommendations based on your food preferences. If you aren’t joining us, you may want to consider packing a picnic or bringing something along.
Welcome to the California Redwoods
THIS HISTORIC REQUA INN IS IN THE HEART OF A SERIES OF CO-MANAGED REDWOOD PARKS THAT HAVE BEEN DECLARED BOTH AN INTERNATIONAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND WORLD HERITAGE SITE. WELCOME.–
The Klamath area is magical for people who love the outdoors.Redwood National Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Smith River National Recreation Area, and the Pacific coast are all within a 40-minute radius of the Inn.
The area is sparsely populated (Del Norte County has about 28,000 people) and largely wilderness. The parks are visited most heavily in the summer, but even then you won’t find the crowds that often come with National Parks. Fall and spring are even better times to experience the wildness of this place, and to watch the migration of whales off shore.
We had a wonderful time- Such a lovely Inn, saw black bears swimming across the river and the walk to hidden beach is well worth the effort. Thank you!
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