THISTLE LANE CABINS (3)~Near Steel Bridge Road

Trinity Cabins on Thistle Lane Off Steel Bridge Road
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"We absolutely loved our stay!! It was beautiful. We enjoyed the river right in the backyard, had a wonderful BBQ dinner on the back porch, ate lunch at Twisted River, and thoroughly enjoyed the Carriage House. We have been raving about our stay to all of our friends and family. Thank you for such a wonderful and welcoming place to stay!" 
Michael and Brandi Heald

"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. What an incredible paradise!" 
Connor (Miner's Cabin)
The river cabins on Thistle Lane are shown below. Each is private from the others, and none look out directly on the others (their main views are to the river). However, this is a popular site for reunions, small weddings and club gatherings, because you can rent them all and have complete privacy. Click on the photos below to swipe through a gallery for each of the main cabins. 

There is a Thistle Lane map link and a YouTube link at the bottom of this page, but you'll find it doesn't reflect the many great additions we've done in the last year or two, such as Alpen Glow's incredible new deck with the see-through railing and stairs (above) or the Carriage House's cheerful new colors.
SEE FULL DRIVING & PARKING DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THISTLE LANE CABINS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
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 if they're allowed, additional guests are $15.75 each per night. 
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 during the heat of summer, consider boarding your dog(s) at Weaverville Pet Motel (1790 Main St, Weaverville. Call 530.623.0060). They treat animals very well! 

ALPEN GLOW


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    Summer from Alpen Glow's deck

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    The grand new deck with stairs to the lawn and river features see-through railings to enjoy that view!

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    Living room seats everyone in great comfort

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  • There's a swimming hole right in front of Alpen Glow (but rope swing tree shipped out)

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    The dining set is just off the kitchen and dining area inside, making it easily accessed for serving

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    It's easy to see why we wanted to enhance the view by using horizontal wires instead of vertical wood balusters!

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  • Pantry doors left, mud room door, kitchen & cook island

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  • This kitchen has everything

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  • View from River Loft log bed

    View from River Loft log bed

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  • River Loft queen log bed

    River Loft queen log bed

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  • Master CalKing log bed & Jacuzzi tub

    The master loft has a California King log bed & Jacuzzi tub

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  • Master loft wood stove

    Master loft wood stove

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  • BBQ/Fire pit patio between Alpen Glow & Carriage House

    BBQ/Fire pit patio between Alpen Glow & Carriage House

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  • Main floor bedroom next to full bath has queen wrought iron and twin wood spindle bed

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  • Main floor full bath with custom-tiled tub/shower and vanity; toilet

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  • Log swing and Trinity River

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  • Master vanity area, queen futon, door to private shower/toilet

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  • Winter view from deck

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  • Fall view of property

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  • Handmade stained glass window has 12 leaded glass crystals

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  • Rainbows sparkle everywhere when the sun hits this custom piece!

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  • Parking lot at entrance great for boats, rafts, vehicles

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ALPEN GLOW RATES: $275 per night. Call for discounted rates 3 or more nights. Add 5% tax & $120 cleaning fee. $85 cleaning fee for parties up to 4 guests/no more than 2 beds. Priced for up to 7 guests.
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend: $245 per night. Priced for up to 7 guests.
Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights, specials close to the current date and special rates for smaller parties. The link for our video of the property is below.
SEE FULL DRIVING & PARKING DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THISTLE LANE CABINS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

Everything about this wonderful cabin says GRAND! It is a spectacular A frame lodge right on the Trinity River with a stunningl view of the river and mountains. There is a huge deck with another dining set and lounge chairs and the railing's stainless steel horizontal wires afford a far better expanse of the scenery than traditional railings. A rope swing & swimming hole are located right in front of cabin. 

The large, well-outfitted kitchen has a pantry, cooking island, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker and a regular coffee maker and much more. The dining table expands for 10. The really big and super comfortable leather sectional has a recliner and a queen hide-a-bed. There is a large bookcase with great books. Alpen Glow has two sleeping lofts. They don't face each other, but are open and airy.

The Master Loft has a California King log bed and two closets so large, one has a twin bed tucked in it! It also has a queen futon; Jacuzzi bath tub (not hot tub); double vanity; toilet and shower; and a wood stove for romantic winter evenings. The River Loft doesn't have total privacy, but it does have one of the most beautiful views anywhere from a bed. In this case, it's a queen log bed and the view is solely sky, mountains, trees, river. There is 1 traditional bedroom on the main floor (with a queen wrought iron bed and a twin spindle bed and a full bath next to the bedroom.  

The mud room includes a full laundry (soap and dryer towels included) and lots of room for gear and drying waders.  TV with cable/stereo/DVDs/Wi-Fi (please, no streaming)/as well as a phone shared with the other two cabins. You have free long distance in the contiguous US (not Hawaii, Alaska and also, not Canada).

The shared BBQ/fire pit patio is located between Alpen Glow and the Carriage House, but there is a fair amount of privacy for guests at each cabin because they're oriented toward the river, not each other and there is a lattice privacy panel on Alpen Glow's deck. 

ALPEN GLOW RATES: $275 per night. Call for discounted rates 3 or more nights. Add 5% tax & $120 cleaning fee. $85 cleaning fee for parties up to 4 guests/no more than 2 beds. Priced for up to 7 guests.
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend: $245 per night. Priced for up to 7 guests.
Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights, specials close to the current date and special rates for smaller parties. The link for our video of the property is below.
SEE FULL DRIVING & PARKING DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THISTLE LANE CABINS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.



CARRIAGE HOUSE
"Awesome accommodations. We fished, rafted, hung out!! Our dogs Vera & Cielo loved it!Can't wait to come back!" Charlie Gallman
"Hey guys, Thank you so much for the cabin. It was amazing. We hope to be back every year. 
Hope the rest of your year goes well and is prosperous!" Sieu Bui


  • Carriage House & driveway

    Carriage House & driveway

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    River porch has 2nd dining set, mister for summer

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    Lace curtains & lawn/river view

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    Captain's bed, bedroom, living room

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    Dining table and kitchen

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    Dining to living room

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    Bathroom, wood stove, kitchen

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    Antique secretary

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    Queen log bed

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    BBQ/fire pit patio between Carriage House & Alpen Glow

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    Parking lot at entrance is great for boats, rafts, vehicles

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    Log swing overlooking Trinity River

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  • Lawn in front of Carriage House & Alpen Glow

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CARRIAGE HOUSE RATES: $155 per night. Call for discounted rates 3 or more nights. Add 5% tax & $65 cleaning fee. Priced for up to 3 guests.
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend:  $135 per night. Call for Specials close to the current date. The link for our video of the property is farther down this page (but it doesn't show the great new paint job seen here).

This historic cabin dates back to the mid-1800s when it was the carriage house for one of Trinity's earliest homesteads. It has one bedroom, a cedar and tiled bath, full kitchen and laundry facilities. The wonderful river porch has a second dining set, comfortable lounge chairs and a mister for hot summer days. 
There's a queen log bed in the bedroom and a twin captain's bed in the living room, which also has a stunning mountain wildlife leather and tapestry couch and loveseat. For summer, the Carriage has a swamp cooler that works well at keeping the cabin cool and in winter, there's an excellent wood stove (wood provided), plus gas  and electric heat. It has a full laundry and supplies are included. 

TV with cable/Wi-Fi (please, no streaming)/phone shared with the other two cabins. You have free long distance in the contiguous US (not Hawaii, Alaska and also, not Canada). The shared BBQ/fire pit patio is located between Alpen Glow and the Carriage House, but there is a good amount of privacy for guests at each cabin because they're oriented toward the river, not each other. 
CARRIAGE HOUSE RATES: $155 per night. Add 5% tax & $65 cleaning fee. Priced for up to 3 guests. Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to the current date. 
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend: $135 per night. Add 5% tax and $65 cleaning fee. Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to the current date. The link for our video of the property is farther down this page (but it doesn't show the great new paint job seen here).
SEE FULL DRIVING & PARKING DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THISTLE LANE CABINS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.


MINER'S CABIN
 "Amazing! The Miner's Cabin lived up to the cabin experience. The [river patio] and fire pit made our stay magical! We saw a bald eagle perched in a tree nearby and called the river the 'River Highway' because of the visitors who paddled by, from geese to fishermen to a family of ducks. So entertaining!" Sarah & Tim

"Fantastic, wonderful cabin. Very scenic and peaceful. Swam, kayaked and played board games.
[Next time] would like to spend some time at Lewiston Lake." Matt & Molly


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    The river porch, landing and the magical view:
    river, trees, mountains, sky

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    The new cable rail on the porch allows a great view of the river & has a nice kick plate to put your feet up!

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    Nestled in trees and so close to the river you can watch salmon spawn mere feet from the landing

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    The fire pit/BBQ has been the site of several gourmet meals cooked by a chef glorying in the location

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    Loft ladder, bathroom door, front door, galley

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    Every view from this unique porch is of nature and it is the perfect place to watch for river otters

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    The queen bed in the loft is comfortable and has dandy views from the windows

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    Captain's bed left, river porch door, double rocker

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    These custom windows in the loft look out on the mountains and sky

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    This is the view from the shower

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    The loft is accessed by wide, fixed, slanted ladder

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    Captain's bed in main living area

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    Shower flows over toilet, as in some boats

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    Loft ladder to left, bathroom center

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    Faux Franklin heater. The cabin also has baseboard electric heat but this is cute!

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MINER'S CABIN RATES: $150 per night. Add 5% tax & $55 cleaning fee. Priced for 2 guests. One more may be added for $15.75 per night. Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to current date.  
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend: $130 per night. Add 5% tax & $55 cleaning fee. Priced for 2 guests. One more may be added for $15.75 per night. Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to current date. The link for our video of the property is farther down this page.
 
In one word: enchanting. Compared to a luxury hotel, this is camping. Compared to camping, this is luxury. The Miner's is a beloved and very popular cabin that guests return to time after time. It is a real, restored and enhanced miner's cabin in a grove of trees. Located just feet from the river, it has its own private river rock landing with a fire pit/BBQ and comfortable chairs. Minimal cooking facilities include a microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, deep electric skillet and a single-cup coffeemaker with K-Cups and creamers. Guests may bring a camp stove, but we ask they use it outside by rolling the small dinette table out onto the river porch. This works well and has resulted in some beautiful meals by professional chefs with an outdoorsy attitude.

Summer cooling is provided by portable swamp coolers in the loft and on the main floor. Winter heat is from both a faux Franklin wood stove with attractive 'flames' and a baseboard electric heater. There is a ceiling fan that circulates air in all seasons.

The sleeping loft is accessed by a wide, slanted, fixed ladder. It has a comfy queen bed, small dresser and a bookshelf with some really good books. On the main floor, there's a twin captain's bed, double rocker, chair and rolling dinette with 2 stools tucked beneath. The antique cabinet that serves as a coffee table has cards and some games inside. There is also a portable table that can go down to the landing that is a combination checkerboard (checkers in attached pocket) and drink holder. 

The Miner's has a shower/toilet combo like in some boats and the galley (cooking area) has the only sink, which is deep and stainless. The cabin has  Wi-Fi (please, no streaming), as well as a phone line shared with the other two cabins. You have free long distance in the contiguous US (not Hawaii, Alaska and also, not Canada).
All of the Thistle Lane cabins are located just down the hill from 299, so you will hear vehicles passing by. It's most noticeable at the Miner's because it is the closest. The traffic is not constant, and the river proximity more than makes up for it, according to almost all of our guests. If you're not as interested in being right on the river, but would like a super-quiet cabin, consider the Birdhouse (also ultra-private) or Sow's Ear (includes use of our hot tub!).

MINER'S CABIN RATES: $150 per night. Add 5% tax & $55 cleaning fee. Priced for 2 guests. One more may be added for $15.75 per night. Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to current date.  
QUIET SEASON RATES after Presidents Day Weekend & before Memorial Day Weekend: $130 per night. Add 5% tax & $55 cleaning fee. Priced for 2 guests. One more may be added for $15.75 per night. Call for discounted rates for 3 or more nights and special rates close to current date. The link for our video of the property is farther down this page.
SEE FULL DRIVING & PARKING DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THISTLE LANE CABINS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
Directions are very easy for the Thistle Lane cabins. They are located at 173 Thistle Lane, off Steel Bridge Road, Douglas City. From Redding, head west on 299 into the mountains. Pass both turns for Lewiston about 45 minutes up the mountain and about 4 miles after the 2nd Lewiston turn, as you're driving down a large incline, keep your eyes open for a sign for Steel Bridge Road. It will be on the right only. Take that right and within a few hundred feet, on the left, turn onto Thistle Lane. Drive down the hill and the road turns into our driveway right where the pavement starts. 
There is a parking lot first (plenty of room for vehicles with drift boats or rafts to turn around and park), then the Carriage House. After the Carriage House is the large A frame Alpen Glow. Beyond Alpen Glow is the Miner's Cabin. 

Carriage House guests may park one vehicle right in front of their cabin. Any others go into the parking lot. 

Alpen Glow guests may unload their vehicle(s) in the breezeway of Alpen Glow, and then will park their vehicles in the parking lot. 

Miner's Cabin guests drive through the breezeway and may park in the covered spot beyond, or under the huge walnut trees (not a good idea in fall; falling nuts). 

IF YOU'RE COMING FROM THE WEST: Pass through Weaverville and drive about 9 miles east on 299. As you start up a long incline, look for the Steel Bridge Road sign on your left and take it. Then follow directions for Thistle Lane, above.

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