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HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND!
Yesterday was a pretty incredible day. We have a family with four kids who are + and - 10 years old. They and their parents all have their own poles and tackle boxes and they've been fishing along the bank for two days, interspersed with squeals of delight from the hot tub.
I don't think they've had much luck fishing, but yesterday we all watched two men in a drift boat and one in a cataraft fly fishing in front of our place. I was working inside and glanced out a few times. I'd seen them launch across the river, but they didn't appear to make much progress downstream.
Steph had a plumbing project underway at the pump house and when I joined him, we watched the guy in the cataraft reel in a fine steelhead about 26" long. They took a picture of it, then gently eased it back into the water. I learned this was their third fish since putting in!
We have never seen so many steelhead caught here in one session. I jokingly asked if they thought they might have caught one very dumb fish three times, but they hadn't. The river is jade-colored from silt, possibly because Trinity Lake is so low, but The Fly Shop in Redding, as well as folks I've asked as they passed, all report fishing's been good to excellent, with a slow day here and there.
The holiday season was outstanding for Trinity and Dunsmuir. On the Trinity, most, but not all, of our fishing guests caught steelhead (some right by their cabins, such as the Lees and Hassanis, shown on the right). Cute as a bug, but with a bigger tongue, is Leila Hassanni, below, left). When asked where she was going as they headed up here, Leila smiled and replied, "Vacation!"
Other guests and their dogs hiked at Lewiston Lake and in the Weaver Trail System. Many enjoyed the shops and galleries in Weaverville. The Ski Park on Mt. Shasta got enough snow to open and skiers had a fun couple of weeks up there, too, but it's closed now, waiting for more snow, which may come around the end of the month.
1/5/2015: "We very much enjoyed the Miner’s. Thank you both so much. We ended up hitting the out & back trail between Cooper Gulch and Mary Smith. (Thanks Steph for the tip.)
1/6/2015: "We got a 7# wild buck [steelhead] here outside of the cabin [Alpen Glow]. We love this place."
12/30/2015: "Hi Guys! What fun we've been having here [Alpen Glow]!
We have Trinity River cabins in two locations east of Weaverville, CA & one vacation rental in Dunsmuir near Mt. Shasta:
TRINITY RIVER: Our river cabins are near Lewiston and 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.
STEEL BRIDGE LOCATION has four cabins right on the Trinity River. It's ideal for small weddings (all or most of your party can stay right there). The cabins range from large and grand to small and rustic. There is a salmon hole on the property, as well as productive riffles for fishing. This is a trophy steelhead location in season, which runs from October into March.
DUNSMUIR BY MT. SHASTA is home to our Alpine Fish & Ski Haus. It's a 4 bedroom/2 bathroom place right in Dunsmuir and in easy walking distance to the Upper Sacramento River, excellent restaurants and a brew pub, and a fine base camp for hikers, skiers and climbers. Alpine Fish & Ski Haus has photos, video & rates for our Dunsmuir/Mount Shasta lodging.
Check our calendars on the Trinity Lodging page or our Dunsmuir page for available dates.
8/14/14: "The kayak trip exceeded my expectations a thousand times!"
Mike Volz/St. Charles, IL
(Mike and his wife Cathy were here to celebrate their 30th anniversary; Cathy also tried stand-up paddling & did very well!)
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We hosted a Country Wedding at the Steel Bridge cabins in the summer and it was a smash hit.
Vows overlooking the river, dancing under the stars and a feast served for over 80 guests. Wonderful.
"Thanks so much. We loved the Carriage House! Hope to see you soon." John & Carla Beeman/Miramar, CA
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Fish a World Famous River
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.
Kayak & Raft Adventures: Lessons & Guided Trips or On Your Own
Fun, easy, sit-on-top Ocean Kayak lessons, guided trips, rentals and sales available year-round on Lewiston Lake
Kid & Dog-Friendly Lodging & Adventures
It takes a special touch to introduce kids to paddling or hiking, or dogs to kayaking, and
"I recommend this inn to any adventureist who may have kids or dogs."
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