3/24/14: "Thank you so very much! We hads a wonderful time at Sow's Ear."
Jean Sutton/Petaluma, CA. Also from Jean's great family members:
"Wonderful place with wonderful people." Terese
"Beautiful sanctuary! Thank you, thank you." Deborah
Lilacs are in bloom and filling the mountain air with their delicate scents.
Spring Break families are exploring Trinity. This includes one family from Redding,
just down the mountain, who booked Alpen Glow for a few nights.
As we always say, Redding is a world away from Trinity!
This being a drought year, we've booked quite a few families and groups for summer who normally gravitate to lakes, but their levels are painfully low. The Trinity remains beautiful all year, even on dry years, which this most likely will be. This gives our guests confidence in their holidays being what they hope for.
On a kayak run between Bucktail and Steel Bridge last Sunday, Steph and I noted the entire trip of about 6 miles was completely floatable as long as you know where to go. It was a very pretty trip, with trees leafing out and blooming.
Our Alpine Fish & Ski Haus in Dunsmuir is in crazy bloom: Daffodils, tulips, violets and more are popping up in the garden. Check out our newest page for Dunsmuir to see what's new in the Shasta/Upper Sac region.
Spring in the mountains, Trinity & the Siskiyous, especially on the river, is such a joy!
Our rates are at their lowest this time of year, and the weather's been outstanding, so come do a little fishing, some reading, hiking up in the Alps, photography... It's a long list.
The Bonin family came up a few weeks ago to pick up some kayaks they found on Craigslist and they paddled from
Old Bridge to Bucktail. They also got some great photos off the river, as well as on. We were impressed by
their spirit. Usually, we're the only paddlers on the river this time of year. Here are their shots, above and below.
We have three outstanding locations in two Northern California counties:
TRINITY LODGING has photos, video & rates for our Trinity River cabins
DUNSMUIR'S ALPINE FISH & SKI HAUS has photos, video & rates for our Dunsmuir/Mt. Shasta lodging.
Be sure to watch the videos for each location. If a picture's worth a thousand words...
Click here for video of the Steel Bridge Cabins (Alpen Glow, Miner's, Carriage House & Dragonfly)
Click here for the Sow's Ear/Bucktail (by Lewiston) video The videos were re-done Summer 2013 and already are outdated due to all of the great changes we've made, but they still let you get a feel for each place. They, and we, will knock your socks off. Cool places, neat people, great times.
TRINITY RIVER: Our river cabins are in two locations on the Trinity River near Lewiston Douglas City.
They're 45 minutes west of Redding, yet a world away; they're perfectly positioned for fishers, kayakers, hikers and people who just want to kick back and relax.
Our Steel Bridge location has four cabins right on the Trinity River. They range from large and grand to small and rustic. There is a salmon hole and rope swing on the property, as well as productive riffles for fishing. This is a trophy steelhead location in season.
The Sow's Ear cabin is near us in Bucktail, which is 3 miles from Lewiston. It isn't right on the river, but it has a nice river view and hte great sounds of the river waft up. It is less than a minute's walk to the Trinity, has use of our 600+ feet of shoreline, the fire pit on the river patio, the hot tub overlooking the river and fishing. Bucktail Hole is an easy 5 minute walk from Sow's Ear.
DUNSMUIR/SISKIYOU COUNTY: Alpine Fish & Ski Haus is just off Interstate 5 in Dunsmuir near Mount Shasta. It's in walking distance to the upper Sacramento River and many, truly great restaurants and pubs. It's a great base camp for fishers, hikers, climbers and skiers. It is a terrific place for a one-night stopover between Oregon and California.
Trinity River Lodging has photos, video & rates for our Trinity River cabins
Alpine Fish & Ski Haus has photos, video & rates for our Dunsmuir/Mount Shasta lodging. Be sure to watch the videos for each location; they really let you get a feel for each place.
Read Back Talk to learn what our guests have said about their visits. Really!
"[Sow's Ear] is family-friendly and comfortable. We hope to be back next year!" Cindy Olson/Sacramento, CA
"Hey that was a great stay at the Sow's Ear. The fishing was great, the hospitality wonderful and the kayaking was more fun than a barrel of water monkeys. Thanks for everything. You two are terrific!" Jeff Lucas/Glenhaven, CA
JANUARY 2014: "If you're looking for a place to stay in Trinity don't look anywhere else, this is the one!
Heidi and her husband Steph are just two incredible people. Not only are they very generous (they took us for a hike, a kayaking trip
and even invited us for dinner on Christmas Eve without asking for anything in return) but they are also funny and interesting people.
We spent 3 days at their cabin, 3 great days thanks to them. They made us feel at home and really part of the family.
The Cabin [Sow's Ear] is very comfy and clean. The kitchen is very functional. So don't hesitate you'll have a great time."
Jeremie Gatignol/Paris, France
7/1/2012: "Thanks so much. We loved the Carriage House! Hope to see you soon." John & Carla Beeman/Miramar, CA
Click Newsletter for stories about what we're seeing & doing at the inn.
Read Back Talk to learn what our guests have said about their visits.
Fish a World Famous River
"Caught my first steelhead and it was fantastic!"
Frank Meraz, Sr./Fresno, CA
The Trinity River is renowned for salmon, steelhead, trout and more. Guests come from all over the country to fish this river and our locations couldn't be better. Guides can even pick you up at Bucktail and drop you off at our Steel Bridge cabins. Click here for Fishing.
Ever seen salmon spawn? Click here to see the spawn we watched off our bank in the fall.
It's really something to see.
Fun, easy, sit-on-top Ocean Kayak lessons, guided trips, rentals and sales available year-round on Lewiston Lake
as well as down the mild, but still exciting upper Trinity River.
Plus raft trips & rentals, museum & winery tours, birding & much more! Click here for Adventures.
It takes a special touch to introduce kids to paddling or hiking, or dogs to kayaking, and
we do it well. Whether it's picking blackberries on a kayak trip or running the gentle rapids with your four-legged best friend, everyone has a good time.
Well-behaved, friendly dogs are welcome at all of our cabins; same goes for the kids. Click here for Adventures.
"I recommend this inn to any adventureist who may have kids or dogs."
Tara Roddy/Santa Cruz, CA