Arcata Stay

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814 13th Street, Arcata, CA 95521

About Arcata Stay

About Us, Christy Laird

Our Arcata Stay Mission

Our “Arcata Stay Mission” is to arrange upscale vacation rental accommodations convenient walking distance to Arcata’s downtown Plaza and Humboldt State University, which provide visiting guests the most positive lodging experience possible.


About Arcata Stay

Christy Laird owns and operates Arcata Stay Lodging Network, created in 2004. She is the host at her property Rose Court Cottage and manages the other Arcata Stays for her four owner partners. Presently there are 5 Stays in the Lodging Network, ranging from studios to 2 bedroom accommodations. The Arcata Stay model has seen continuous success since its inception, and our multitude of 5-star reviews on line prove that Arcata Stay guests have valued the lodging experience, attention to detail, and customer service we have provided them over the years. Our partners have great pride-of-ownership in their vacation rental properties, and our dedicated employees take great pride in their work. Our guests truly appreciate our locations and enjoy the convenience of being right in town at their Arcata Stay home away from home .

Profile of Christy Laird, Arcata Stay Owner

Christy Laird has had a love affair with Arcata since she moved here 44 years ago to attend Humboldt State University. She graduated and couldn’t imagine leaving such a special place; this progressive kinda-quirky little university town is like none other. The abundance of natural beauty just minutes away in any direction is phenomenal: the tallest most majestic redwood trees in the world, miles of unspoiled rugged coastline, sand dunes, lagoons, six beautiful rivers, ever changing Humboldt Bay, and the world famous Arcata Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, to name a few.

She opened Rose Court Cottage in January 2004, upon retiring from a 22 year career as a sales representative. Having traveled for years, she knew what lodging amenities she appreciated and has made every effort to provide for her guests’ comfort during their stay.

Why We Love Arcata

The redwood coast is a highly desirable northern California tourism destination. This region offers diverse adventure and travel opportunities which attract visitors from around the world. Since opening in 2004, she has hosted a good number of those visitors at Rose Court Cottage and the other Arcata Stay vacation rentals, guiding them to the unique wonders of the area. She has developed friendships with guests who return again and again to visit their HSU students or families residing in Arcata, attend the many festivals and events, conduct business, or return to a getaway that they love. Arts, culture, music, theater, shopping, food and drink, being “green” before it was groovy, a lively downtown Plaza, outdoor adventure, architecture, history, and a friendly embracing community make Arcata a destination not to be missed.

Arcata Stay Affiliates

  • Arcata Chamber of Commerce
  • Humboldt Lodging Alliance


We would like to express thanks to the following for allowing use of photographs and video on this website:

Photographs:  Aldaron Laird, Christy Laird, David Baselt, Humboldt Lodging Alliance, HSU Flickr photographer Kellie Jo Brown

Video:  Humboldt Lodging Alliance, Christy Laird