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Trinity River Adventure Inn's
Cabins on the Trinity River and Dunsmuir's Alpine Ski & Fish Haus near Mt. Shasta
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Welcome to December! Temperatures have dropped and the fishing is hot.
"EPIC FISHING! EPIC!!!"
James Jeffery/Napa, CA (as well as a murky past involving Chico)
James and his buddies stayed at Sow's Ear by us in Bucktail, and they were a hoot. They cooked, ate, hot tubbed in a happy and
lively fashion, and fished like crazy when not too busy instructing Heidi on the finer details of thermostats and can openers.
Heidi took their advise on the thermostat and purchased a new one for Sow's Ear that can actually be read and understood,
but the boys were only 1 for 2 on can openers; the first, which was cleverly left behind by previous guests who took our good one home,
proved to be truly dysfunctional. The other, one of those tiny ones, works great, once you get to know it (perhaps beer was involved,
explaining the boys' flat denial that the item was functional). It is now joined by a brand new, top of the line, lifetime-guaranteed model.
Let's see how long this one lasts.
Check out some of the guys' beautiful fish!
Great! We hiked, fished, feasted. Loved the cozy fire that welcomed us."
Beth Hollis, who lives in Ohio & whose son lives in Arcata, west of here
All of ourcabins-including the largest cabin, Alpen Glow-are perfect for the holidays
The videos were re-done Summer 2013 and already are outdated due to all of the great changes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.
"Beautiful area. Great river access. Fished Lewiston lake and river. Drove around. Walked Brown's Mountain Road
with the dogs. Had a great time and will be back." Fred Uno/Los Angeles, CA
To see one of our most unique reviews ever, complete with dazzling photos of our guest, Vavine's, fish catching
and cooking prowess in a Dutch oven in the fire pit, click here.
"EPIC FISHING! EPIC!!!"
James Jeffery/Napa, CA
This was the first visit to Trinity for James and his two friends. They stayed at Sow's Ear next to our cabin, and enjoyed the hot tub overlooking the river, the toasty wood stove fire we had waiting for them each evening after a long day on the river, and most especially, the fishing. It was simply fabulous. They caught wild and hatchery steelhead, James' largest ever steelhead, and a tagged fish they let go after clipping the tag to return for a $10 reward.
As they left in the morning, the guys raved over how much they liked everything about their stay, while plotting return trips with family, as well as more fishing trips. "I'm really glad I found you," James said with a big grin. Us, too!
Sow's Ear (in Bucktail, near us) now has a beautiful oak table with a leaf and six pressback chairs. Its Sanctuary room just got an extra tall, really sturdy and attractive rock maple bunk bed. The person on the bottom has plenty of headroom. This was well-timed, since many of our fishing parties are singles who all want separate beds. The fish rug fits the living room perfectly. These are pictures of some of the Sow's Ear improvements.
Dunsmuir's Alpine Fish & Ski Haus has received a bunch of new and good looking additions, including an electric fireplace heater that throws out pleasant heat and looks so real, it's surprising to discover it's not. We like gathering, cutting and hauling firewood (great exercise), but this is a safe and very attractive alternative for guests who want it easy. Besides, some of our guests have never built a fire, and don't plan to start any time soon. We're so sold on the new electric fireplaces with LED lights (and even the option to have 'flames' but no heat), that we also replaced the propane fireplace in Alpen Glow with electric. It's wonderful, as you can see on the right!
Dunsmuir also got its annual non-skid paint job on the front stairs. Inside, it has a fine new pine sleigh bed; an attractive hutch to hold books and extra bedding; a faux wood stove electric heater that looks fantastic in the back bedroom and is visible to both beds in that room; and we turned the office into what we're calling the Tiny Bedroom. It has a handmade captain's bed with drawers, an antique table with books and a lamp. It may be small, but it is private and another good addition to the haus, as is the fire pit, which we've enjoyed a lot on our recent stays. These are some of the Dunsmuir additions:
10/22/2013: "Hi Heidi and Steph! It's a little overdue but I just wanted to drop you an email and thank you.
My wife Misty and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Miner's. It was so relaxing and all in all a perfect getaway.
I hope we can make it up yearly as we both fell in love with the cabin, the scenery and the serenity. Thank you again!"
Mark and Misty Gorman/Chico, CA
"Many thanks for the warm welcome
and lovely stay. Idyllic setting.
Very sweet cottage [Miner's] with gorgeous views of river and BBQ area. We fished, walked and relaxed."
Eve & John Jukes/Cheltenham, England
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
Our newsletter is written by Heidi. It includes stories about our guests, their fishing experiences, our rafting and kayaking trips, skiing Shasta and a lot more. They give you a great introduction to the Trinity & Shasta areas, our cabins and how we operate.
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