By Heidi Tiura 01 Feb, 2016
Guests such as the ones we recently hosted at our Trinity River cabins as well as Dunsmuir's Alpine Fish & Ski Haus have reminded us how rewarding it can be to provide cool places and special touches one might not expect. Here is what one couple had to say:

"We enjoyed your beautiful cozy cabin & gorgeous nature surroundings. We especially loved walking up Browns Mountain Road with our dog! 

Thanks for lending your own wading boots - it was Nina's first time fly fishing and we had a blast! We also loved relaxing in the hot tub. Thanks for the immunity powder.  [We gave them some spa salts that are supposed to improve immunity, which may or may not work, but they are very pretty purple crystals and they smell great!]
Once again, thanks for everything. We hope to be back soon! Best, Ben & Nina"

Then there is Anouk, a French-Canadian who just left our Dunsmuir Haus. She and her party were there to ski and they had a wonderful time. We carried on an email conversation during their stay and here are highlights:

"Great day of skiing!"
"We have been to Shasta before, a few years back, and this past Christmas. I just love it here!"
"I want to come back this summer for some fishing;  I have yet to see this area in the summer."
"Loved having the fire pit last night." 
"You both have been amazing hosts, thank you so much for the kindness and hospitality! By the way, we love the fleece sheets!"

All of our Dunsmuir guests have been there to ski and board now that we have an excellent snow season. Those who had not been to the Ski Park before were utterly amazed at the low rates, friendly staff and wildly diverse mountain that has everything from a cute little bunny hill to steep and exciting black diamond runs.  

Aouk was sorry dogs aren't welcomed up on the slopes at the Ski Park, and while we'd love to bring them up to the outdoor bar and patios, we understand dogs and novice skiers and boarders don't mix. Our dogs love the social aspects of taking a tour around the parking lots during our ski breaks. They have other dog friends from previous years, so they get to catch up on the news and then there is the occasional runaway hot dog that rolls off a tailgater's BBQ and under a truck. Our dogs have perfected the one shoulder slide and grab. 

Anouk's group, having stayed over the weekend, only paid about $165 per night, plus lodging taxes and the cleaning fee. Between our rates and the Ski Park's, it is easily the best deal all round. The Haus' kitchen is so well-equipped, you won't want to dine out, but if you do, there are several outstanding options within walking distance of our place.

Our Trinity cabins start at $125 a night and while our biggest cabin, Alpen Glow, easily sleeps 7 guests, we have special rates for smaller parties.  We are already a bit over halfway booked for Valentine's Weekend (Alpen Glow and the Birdhouse are still available), but as is usually the case prior to a three-day weekend, the weekend before is kind of quiet. So if you're interested in a ski trip to Dunsmuir or a fishing or general re-charging trip to the Trinity River, give us a call or email us. Mention this newsletter and we will throw in a 20% lodging discount!
See you up here somewhere! heidi & Steph

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FISH~KAYAK~RAFT~SUP~HIKE~GROOVE
 1/10/2016: "We had a great time and fished well all three days. I hope we have many returns to your rentals.
 We love the space and accommodations suit us great. All my best, Paul"
Paul Boero/Orinda, CA

Welcome 2016!

We've had several beautiful snowfalls but the roads have stayed open and guests have been able to get around easily to play with their dogs and kids, and to steelhead fish and hike.  Dunsmuir guests are very happy to be skiing Mt. Shasta. What a perfect way to start the year.

Our unique river cabins are spread out over 3 different locations about 15 minutes from Weaverville. Their individual 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 Alpen Glow, our stunning A frame that looks out on sweeping lawns and the river.

We also have Alpine Fish & Ski Haus in Dunsmuir, near Mt. Shasta. It's ideal as a rendezvous point from the north and south, and Shasta Ski Park offers excellent skiing, a very friendly staff and ridiculously low lift tickets ($20 to $54 for adults!). 
You're going to love our lodging and what their areas have to offer.

WE HAVE REDUCED RATES SUNDAY-THURSDAY AND ALSO 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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In the spring of 2015, 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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