SOW'S EAR~Bucktail

Sow's Ear
Bucktail by Lewiston

6/14/2016: "Lots of memories were made this weekend and we owe it all to the both of you."
"Hi, This is Bob McGill. My party of 7 stayed at your Sow’s Ear cabin this last weekend. I just want to thank you both so much for your hospitality. When we left there and all met up in Redding for lunch, we talked about how good a time we had. You both were so accommodating and the cabin was just perfect. We think we might make this a yearly thing. I just can’t thank you enough. Have a wonderful summer!"5/22/2016: 

From Robert Smith, who was just back for his 2nd stay with us and brought 3 more guests:
"Accommodations were great. Relaxing and pleasant stay."

"The cabin is in an excellent location. It offers peace and quiet, easy access to the river,
and convenient put-ins and take-outs. The cabin is clean, spacious and very well-appointed.
The owners, Heidi and Steph, are very welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable."
The Cowell Family/Morgan Hill, CA (who came back for visit #4 for Thanksgiving; see Gillian & Ashley Cowell on our SUP page) 
SOW'S EAR RATES:  $165 per night. Add 5% tax & $85 cleaning fee. Priced for up to 6 guests. 
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend $145 per night. 
Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to current date. See our Sow's Ear video link below.

Sow's Ear is located just up the drive from our cabin. Guests are encouraged to treat our 600+ feet of shoreline, river patio and hot tub as their own. Sow's Ear is end of the road quiet, has a bit of a river view from the wonderful covered front porch and the front bedrooms get lovely river sounds when the windows are open.

It's a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom cabin that has a full laundry (we supply soap and dryer towels), cozy wood stove (we provide the wood), Monitor heater and A/C. There is great hiking right out the door, either straight up into the woods or on pavement within the little community of Bucktail. There is a hard-packed dirt road leading out of Bucktail that goes all the way over the mountain to Highway 299 near Weaverville. Serious runners and bikers love this road! 

Sow's Ear has a Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime and Wi-Fi. Guests may also choose many pay-per-view options as well as free services such as Pandora for music, CBS for news and much more. There is a phone with free long distance within the contiguous US, but not Alaska or Hawaii. Canadian calls are not free. Cell coverage is not available here, but you will pick it up closer to Weaverville and throughout it.

Good dogs may run free, and if they chase a deer, soon learn they can't catch them. Weber and gas BBQs and a small dining set are on the lawn by the driveway, but all of the chairs and tables around the fire pit on our patio are for you to use, too. 
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    The old saying is, "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear,"
    but you can turn a sow's ear into a really cool place

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    A tribute to all of the cool old wood used in the cabin, our custom laminate counters have a vintage wood pattern

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    Brand new gas stove & custom laminate counters add a lot
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    Living room has lots of comfy seating

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    Hutch and oak dining table with pressback chairs

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    Guests share this patio and fire pit; it's at our cabin, but guests are to consider it theirs

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    Photo on a rare foggy day!

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    Master bedroom's slider opens to a wall of honeysuckle

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    Master bath vanity

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    Kids playing along our shoreline

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    Deer near the hot tub guests have full use of (upriver from our place & <1 minute from Sow's Ear)

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    Queen sleigh bed in the Cedar Sanctuary bedroom,
    which looks out on a hillside of rosemary with forest beyond

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    Kids can safely play here; we're at the end of a small road

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    Cedar Sanctuary has a queen sleigh bed plus stacked bunks

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    The patio has afternoon shade, which is a big deal!

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    Front door on left, hallway to laundry room, bedrooms on right.
    Amish armoire filled with great T-shirts, T dresses and more!

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    Rustic bedroom's slider opens onto the front porch

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    Rustic bedroom view from the handmade log bed

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    View from the delightful porch includes old miner's cabin and a bit of river you can also hear burbling along

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    View from the Rustic has a bit of the river

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    A favorite summer sight: guests prefer to hang dry clothing,
    adding a festive, "We're on vacation" air to the place

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    Sow's Ear is in Bucktail where deer are common and so cute!

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HEADS & BEDS: Each cabin is priced for a maximum number of guests and we do expect your numbers to be accurate, because each guest adds a bit of wear and tear, pressure on the septic system and water demands. We will consider additional guests, but prefer not to go over 6; if more guests are allowed, they are $15.75 each per night.  (Infants are not charged.)

DOG STUFF: We welcome friendly dogs. There is a $15 charge per dog per stay. If you're involved in a day-long outing such as a guided fishing trip, we may be able to dog sit (we have one returnee dog who loves to do "guy stuff" with Steph and our dogs. They go to the dump and the dump lady gives the dogs cookies, and they especially love trips to Trinity Lumber, where they get to go inside). If we can't pitch in, especially in summer's heat, consider boarding your dog(s) at Weaverville Pet Motel (1790 Main St, Weaverville. Call 530.623.0060). They treat animals very well! 

Our video for 2013 Sow's Ear lacks many of the nice touches we've done since, such as the great new freestanding gas stove and oak cabinets in the kitchen (with more to come), or the fresh paint in the living room and kitchen, but it definitely gives you a feel for the cabin, location and just how much you'll enjoy yourselves here!

SOW'S EAR RATES: $165 per night. Add 5% tax & $85 cleaning fee. Priced for up to 6 guests. 
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend $145 per night. 
Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to current date. See our Sow's Ear video link below.

DIRECTIONS: From Redding, drive west on 299 to the SECOND turn-off for Lewiston; it will be on your right. 
From Weaverville/west, drive about 12-15 minutes and take the first Lewiston turn-off (it will be on your left; you will also see a sign for the winery). 

Check your odometer and drive 3 miles, passing Trinity Fly Shop and One Maple Winery. At three miles, take aLEFT onto Browns Mountain Road (there is a small ranch on the left corner with a red and white sign that says "TIRE REPAIR" and on the right is a sign pointing left for Bucktail Hole and Trinity River Access). Drive down the hill and over the river. Take the first right after the river, onto Salmon Drive. Go one block where Salmon dead-ends at Steelhead Circle. Right on Steelhead and go to the end (about 1 long block). Sow's Ear is on the left at the end there is a sign out front. Curve left up the driveway and don't be surprised if Heidi's green '57 Apache pickup is in the garage. It likes it there and who's to argue with a '57 Chevy Apache? 

Our cabin is at the very end on the right. It's round and sage green and behind a tall, weathered fence. Come down and say hi, or just go on into Sow's Ear and get settled. Remember , our patio with its fire pit, 600+ feet of riverfront and the hot tub are to be considered yours, and we won't be happy if you don't take advantage of it!
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