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220 Harmony Lane
Garberville, CA 95542
(707) 923-5000

Take 101 to Garberville,Take your 1st Garberville exit (coming from north) OR second exit (coming from south), if you do not have at least a ½ tank go left into Garberville for fuel. If you are good to go, go right heading to Redway.

In a couple hundred yards turn right onto Alderpoint Rd, heading towards Alderpoint and Harris. Your 1st right.

Drive roughly 8 miles, bear right onto Bell Springs Road, heading towards Harris. Drive 8 more miles (you will pass the Harris General Store on your right at about the 4-5 mile mark). Bear left onto Island Mt Road (uphill onto dirt road, not straight, going down hill. This is where most people make an error. If you go slightly downhill onto dirt you will see a gravel pit on your right, miss the gravel pit, look for an old crane on your right that looks like a dinosaur. See either then you went the wrong way. Either case, turn around and bear right going uphill).

Drive roughly 4 miles on dirt road, bear left onto Lauffer Rd, there is a cement slab at intersection with wood and an arrow pointing left.

Within a couple of hundred yards you will see the Heartwood parking lot on your right, drive on in. We usually have the gate locked, which you will see on right side of parking lot. Drive safe and it is suggested that you leave G-ville no later than 4pm(daylight hours that is). It is Mt. rd, twisty, turny, up, down, and single lane in places. Please use your turnouts when possible for local traffic to pass and keep to your side of the road.

Important - 20 miles = 45-60 minute drive from town.