Frequently Asked Questions

Where are we located?

Crook Point vacation homes are located midway between Gold Beach and Brookings Oregon.

Where are the nearest airports?

  • Crescent City (45 mins) ( flies direct from Oakland, Ca)
  • North Bend (2 hours)
  • Medford (3 hours)
  • Eureka (2 ½ hours)
  • Portland (6 hours)
  • San Francisco (8 hours)

How is the weather at Crook Point?

The coastal weather at Crook Point varies by season. Our stretch of coastline is on the Banana Belt of the Southern Oregon Coast, which more resembles California's Bay Area than the areas of the Northern Oregon Coast. In addition, Crook Point is nestled into private coves, providing protection from the North Wind that blows in Curry County during the Summer with late May and June bringing the strongest northwest winds. This is when the annual Pistol River Wave Bash, a world-famous Wind Surfing event, is held just four miles north of Crook Point. With our protected coves and our Spruce Trees, we are well protected from these North winds. These two months bring occasional showers and July brings the occasional summer fog.

Crook Point is the often the northerly limit of the coastal fog belt. Gold Beach's airport, 13 miles north has more fog free days than any other portion of the Oregon Coast. When we do experience fog, it tends to burn off by noon and then may gather back in after sunset creating a lovely atmosphere and crisp evenings. Our rainy season begins in late November and the heavy rain season is December through February. Once we approach the Spring Season, March through May is 50/50 rain and sun. The hillsides and lawns will be thick with green grass making for scenic backdrops next to our majestic coastline. Ansel Adams spent time along our coast and even published a photo of our area names Cape Sebastian 1968. He was known to have referred to our coastline as the "Yosemite of the West Coast."

For historical weather averages, please see the Intellicast and use the 97415 zip code to target Brookings weather.

Do we have access to the beach?

Only those renting homes will have access to beaches, providing an incredibly serene and private retreat for guests.

What are the arrival/departure times?

For all houses other than Headland, Check-in is 4 pm with early arrivals by request. Headland House Check-in is 5 pm. Check-out is 11 am. Please notify us of your arrival and note that a lock box code is required to access the homes.

Where is the closest grocery store?

Brookings and Gold Beach are the nearest towns, both about 12-13 miles north and south of Crook Point. It's best to stock up on food for your stay on your way to Crook Point, if you plan on cooking onsite, as it is about a 20-minute drive each way.

Gold Beach

  • McKay's Market (open 24 hours)
  • Ray's Food Place


  • Fred Meyer
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Bi-Mart

Can we barbeque during our stay?

Yes, charcoal barbeques are provided at each home. Please make sure you bring fresh charcoal and lighter fluid for your stay.

How far are the Redwoods from Crook Point?


  • Loeb State Park (Chetco River)


  • Jedidiah State Park in Crescent City is where the old growth redwood groves commence just north of Crescent City (~1 hour)
  • Trees of Mystery in Klamath, Ca (~ 1.25 hours)
  • Prairie Creek/Newberry scenic drive (south of Klamath, Ca) (~1.75 hours)

Is WIFI provided in the homes?

Yes, we finally have internet access in the majority of homes as of April 2018 and are working on installing in the Honeymoon Cove house shortly. The service is not too fast and has maximum speed at 1MB due to the rural location of our ranch.

Is there cell reception at the homes?

The cell reception is limited at the homes making it the ideal retreat to get away from it all. Verizon seems to be the more reliable carrier and there is some service at a few of the homes.

Favorite nearby beaches?

Pistol River

  • Myers Creek
  • Secret Beach (Boardman State Park)


  • Lone Ranch
  • Harris Beach
  • Sporthaven Beach

Is it safe to swim in the nearby rivers?

There are many local rivers and safe swimming spots in the area; however, the rivers can be unpredictable and its important to only swim in posted swimming locations ( Please exercise caution and common sense. Below are some local recommendations that we enjoy:

Pistol River

  • Yes, this is a wonderful river to take a dip in. There is a swimming hole that the local's call "Deep Creek", about 5 miles up the north bank of the river.

Rogue River

  • Quosantana Campground is where boats can be launched and also a safe swimming hole.
  • Agness (32 miles up river)

Chetco River

  • Loeb State Park about 8 miles up the north bank of the river
  • Social Security Bar located about 2 miles up the north bank side

Smith River

  • Jedediah Smith State Park

What are the top hiking recommendations?

Take a look at: and search for "rogue river" for more in-depth hiking info but some of our favorites are below:

  • Natural Bridge
  • Cape San Sebastian
  • Pistol River State Park
  • Boardman State Park
  • Redwood Nature Trail
  • Indian Sands Trail
  • Cape Ferrelo View Point

Are there any nearby activities for kids?

Pistol River

  • Siskiyou West trail rides
  • Wilderness Canyon Adventures


  • Azalea Park playground
  • Kidz zone play area & jumpy houses
  • Redwood movie theatre
  • Wild River Pizza arcade & pool table

Gold Beach

  • Gold Beach Park & play ground
  • Library
  • Jet boat trips
  • Fishing

Humbug Mt (North of Gold Beach)

  • Prehistoric Gardens (petting zoo and dinosaur park)

Are there restaurant recommendations if we choose to eat out?


  • Oxenfre Public House
  • Superfly
  • Fat Irish Pub
  • Black Trumpet Bistro
  • The Vista Pub
  • Art Alley Grille
  • Pacific Sushi & Grill
  • Wild River Pizza
  • Zola's Pizza
  • La Flor de Mexico
  • Pancho's
  • Khun Thai

Gold Beach

  • Spinners
  • Anna's - by the Sea
  • Port Hole Café
  • Barnacle Bistro
  • Crow's Nest
  • Indian Creek Café
  • Double D Café
  • Sunset Family Pizza
  • Panther's Den Pizza

What is the Pet Policy?

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Are there portable cribs available for our stay?

Yes, we have several and they are available upon request at no charge. Please bring a clean crib sheet with you.