TRINITY RIVER ADVENTURE CABINS
& DUNSMUIR'S ALPINE FISH & SKI HAUS
FISH~KAYAK~RAFT~SUP~HIKE~GROOVE~EXPLORE
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    This Miner's shot explains why it's so popular

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    Alpen Glow's new deck has stairs to the lawn and river, plus see-through railings!

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    Our guided kayak trips begin with a lesson and are a great way to enjoy the river!

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    Cable rail allows a great view of a great view

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    Sow's Ear has a deep front porch with a bit of river view and lots of river sounds

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    The Carriage House has a wood stove and great river porch

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    Watch salmon spawn in the fall

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    Birds at the feeders at the Birdhouse are fun to watch from the porch or the living room

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    A great sign near our Dunsmuir place

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    The river view from Alpen Glow and the Carriage House is peaceful and beautiful

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    Sow's Ear is by our cabin and has use of our hot tub and patio, both right on the river

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    We'll teach you to SUP. It's fun, easy and Lewiston Lake is perfect for it

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    The rustic Carriage House has beautiful leather and tapestry upholstery and a toasty warm wood stove

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    The view from the Carriage House's river porch which has a 2nd dining set & a summer mist system

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    The Birdhouse living room is full of light and plants. It's a perfect place to relax, unwind and let the world go by

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    The Miner's is compact and unique with limited but adequate cooking facilities including a single-cup coffeemaker

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    Our Dunsmuir place is perfect for a Mt. Shasta getaway, as well as overnighters passing through on I-5

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    The Dunsmuir Haus has a private and pleasant patio off the kitchen. Lots more pix on each cabin's page

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    Snack time down the road from
    Sow's Ear in Bucktail

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    View from Alpen Glow's dining area & the new deck

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    Sunlight sparkles on the Trinity by the Miner's

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    Alpen Glow's living area features a leather sectional with a queen sleeper & 2 recliners

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    Entrance to the Miner's Cabin

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LINKS FOR CABINS & MORE TOP OF PAGE~MAPS TO ALL LOCATIONS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Our unique Trinity River cabins are spread out over 3 different locations about 15 minutes from Weaverville (we also have a cool place in Dunsmuir by Mt. Shasta; see it below). Their  links are above in the header bar. They range from a real miner's cabin that has been lovingly restored and enhanced and is just a few feet from the river all the way up to Alpen Glow, our stunning A-frame that looks out on sweeping lawns, the river, mountains and sky. Alpen Glow and the Miner's Cabin have gotten some impressive improvements. You can read about Alpen Glow's in our newsletter (the link is either above or below; it likes to move). 
Come for a relaxed stay in a charming cabin on the Trinity where you can fish, read and observe nature.

11/12/2016: We've had an interesting fall speckled with big rains, lighter rains, cold temps and some astoundingly warm days. Steph and I are re-roofing  a pump house and yesterday we were so hot that we peeled off our workshirts and just wore T-shirts. In November!? But the cold will soon overrule the oddball days of warmth. It hardly matters for the steelhead fishers since they're in our very cold year-round Trinity.

"You two are the most positive, full of energy and life people we have ever met. You are not only masters of the river, but also observably masters of love and appreciation for good things in life such as soul mates, courage, passion and respect for nature. [Our] river rafting trip was the highlight." Birdhouse guests Christine, Andreas, Mikah, Serena and Sammy (all of whom blew us away as well with their intelligence, interest in everything and joyful approach to nature!)

Or come to our Alpine Fish & Ski Haus by Mt. Shasta. The area is known for its world-class hiking and climbing opportunities, fishing, exquisite spiritual retreats and mineral spas. 
Alpine Fish & Ski Haus in Dunsmuir is an ideal rendezvous point from the north and south. It has 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, full laundry, a private patio with fire pit and much more. Just 20 minutes from the mountain. See our Dunsmuir page for details.
8/31/2016:  "
Dunsmuir is such a lovely town, good choice you guys! 
Everything in this Haus is so lovely. We can see you guys come and live here sometimes; so that makes it feel more cozy. Thanks for all the thoughtful and kind things you've put in this house. 

I got to collect a lot of good samples from Shasta and Medicine Lake area during this trip. and tomorrow we are headed to Lassen. We will all be sad to leave California - so jealous about people living here, like you guys. 
We are very very grateful for your lovely Haus."  Xiafei Pu/Ann Arbor, MI

You're going to love our lodging and what their locations have to offer!

WE OFFER DISCOUNTS ON 3 OR MORE NIGHT STAYS. CALL FOR SPECIALS CLOSE TO ARRIVAL DATE, AS WELL AS GREAT WEEKLY RATES FOR EXTENDED STAYS. 
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    Steph & Scupper surf the Trinity

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    There are a few exciting spots on the upper Trinity as well as peaceful meanders

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    SUP PUPS!

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    Note the kayak on right has places to stand & SUP!

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    1st time on a SUP and he did very well

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    1st time rafters who all wanted to go again!

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    Lewiston Lake is ideal for easy paddleboarding

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    Some rafters paddle while Steph rows & steers, while others just cruise

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    This family was such fun! Interested in everything

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    This family had never been to the Trinity area, but they sure will come back now!

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    Heidi on a winter's day SUP

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By Heidi Tiura 04 Sep, 2016
I was giving a SUP lesson to a guest when I saw the dragonfly. We have an eddy on our side of the river and the beautiful creature was slowly being transported upstream. I had my student gently push it toward me so I could carefully lift it. Although it was motionless, I thought maybe since its mouth was above water it hadn't drowned, but who knows how long it had been stuck that way, its gold filigree wings serving as shackles binding it to the current?

As my paddleboard student worked up and down along the shoreline, getting a feel for the board while kneeling, I took the dragonfly to our pumphouse roof and gently turned it right side up, leaving it there after studying its body. It was magnificent. A truly breathtakingly stunning insect in full bloom. It was about 5" across, its body the color of celestial marvels, but the wings were what held my eye longest. I've studied them and drawn their distinctive curves and veins for our embroidered clothing, always captivated by the beauty and mystery. How can something that weighs no more than a whisper and appears so fragile jettison the dragonfly at such dizzying speeds?  

The dragonfly's life span is brief. After crawling up from the river bottom, they break out of their fierce-looking carapace. It served them so well over winter in the murky world where they were one of the tiniest but toughest predators, but the next stage is airborne and the heavy exterior is left behind.
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We had guests at Sow's Ear next to us with whom we really hit it off.  They admitted to wondering if our stories could possibly be true, because if they are, there is so much crammed into our lives. From Steph's having  paddled a sea kayak from Canada to Mexico and Heidi running a towboat on the infamous Columbia River Bar in Oregon; to whales;  motorcycles; ferocious conservation efforts and so much more,  it has been one wild ride and still is. All true. Check it out.
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