500 Acre Ranch on the Foot of Mount Shasta.
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mount Shasta house description
You will feel like you own your own ranch in the heart of the Old West
This rental is a beautiful, unique and limited opportunity. Only one family or group will be able to take advantage of this offer at a time. It is like a Guest Ranch, but you have the place to yourself with solitude and privacy in a beautiful natural setting. Photographs just can not do it justice. There are spectacular views in all directions.
The ranch is in the heart of the Old West with numerous rivers and lakes nearby. It is 10 minutes North of downtown Mt. Shasta and 25 minutes South of Yreka. The McCloud River:45 minutes, The Upper Sacramento: 15 minutes, The Klamath (45 min.), the Trinity River (45 min.),the Pit River and Hat Creek (about one hour). Our on-site ponds abound in trophy size trout. A gin-clear, spring creek, full of trout, runs for 1 3/4 miles through the property. If you ever dreamed of helping your child catch a trout, this is the place to make real, that fantasy! The fishing is unsurpassed.
While extremely private, the ranch is less than five minutes from the city of Weed and 10 minutes from Mount Shasta City. Interstate 5 is 5 minutes away and the Weed airport is 10 minutes away.
If you want a secluded, and beautiful home base from which to explore Northern California and Southern Oregon this is an excellent venue.
The house lies at the end of a mile long, unpaved private country road. This secluded mountain valley provides spectacular 360 degree views. I often sit outside with a cup of tea or a cold drink and watch the views and wildlife as time seems to stand still. If you are an artist or bird watcher you will be captivated. The lighting is fantastic.
A small horse and cattle operation is run by two local cowboys who are also officers of the law in town. Their occasional presence on the range will help guard your privacy and will add a layer of security. Bill and Tim (policeman and Sheriff respectively) know the area well and can provide excellent information about the regions extensive recreational opportunities.
There is one main bathroom and an extra toilet in the laundry room area.
With all of the water around it is amazing that there are no Mosquitoes or other biting insects to speak. Having stayed at places where bug spray was a necessity, I believe this is a issue every vacationer should look into before committing to a rental property.
Keywords: Ranch House
- 1850 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Considered:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Wood Stove
- Mobile Phone:
- Deck / Patio:
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
Snow covered (14,160' high) Mt. Shasta is the dominant view from the living room. From the kitchen picture window (above the sink) you look accross the green pasture to the Eddies mountain range (snow topped most of the summer)....moreless
The largest pond would be called a lake by some. It is a short stroll across the pasture. The smallest pond could be fished from the living room window. The upper pond is a perfect stroll away. It is loaded with smaller trout....moreless
- Water View:
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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We had a great time at the ranch. The house was well appointed and very comfortable, with lots of space to spread out, comfy beds, and a pleasant porch. We spent some great quality time on the porch while our dog explored the big fenced yard scaring up jackrabbits and ground squirrels. The gurgling creek outside the living room window provided a magical background for other sounds of nature. No neighbors -- except the wild kind -- in sight! The property seemed boundless and was a blast to explore. A brisk hike to the top of the hill across the road provided lots of 360 degree views. The lower pond, teeming with big trout, was a short walk away and a peaceful picnic spot. Bill and Tim, the hard working cowboys tending their horses and cattle, provided a realistic western ranch touch and a welcome sense of security. They're locals with lots of good stories too. The owner of the ranch was very thoughtful and helpful in providing a sense of the pace of the place and things to do in advance. The location was great -- close to Weed for supplies and some tasty local fare -- with many special sights and experiences within a short walk or drive. Not to mention the majestic Mt. Shasta, which seemed "close enough to touch." We spent a few days on the ranch and took a few day trips to explore the sights in the region. We were seeking comforts of home in a relaxing setting. This place fit the bill to a tee. We'll be back.
- Guest PDJB (San Mateo, CA)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/14/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Wonderful Location near Mt Shasta
Wonderful Location near Mt Shasta
We really enjoyed our stay at the ranch. The location is a wonderful home base for exploring Mt. Shasta, Lava Beds Nat. Monument, McCloud Falls and many other lakes, water falls, hikes etc. The property is vast - with plenty to explore and do on site. The three ponds, creek, trails, wildlife (jackrabbits, lizards, quail, ground squirrels, hawks, garter snake) and the cows and horses kept our 6 year old constantly entertained. the hammock was a great place for adults to kick back and relax. The house is a bit rustic, but very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook with and the games/Lego were an unexpected plus. The week we visited was exceptionally hot - but the swamp cooler kept the house very cool. Great views of Mt. Shasta and the Eddy Mountains from the house gave us an amazing view of a summer lightening storm one evening - prompting my son to comment - this is better than fireworks!.
- Guest Review123 (Los Altos, CA)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: This is the original Family Farm house used by the Belcastro family to run the historic Medo Bel Creamery. The house has been restored but retains that rustic feel from an err gone by. This guest didn't mention seeing Eagles or Deer? Keep an eye on the sky and another in the forest and meadows.
Great spot for relaxing, fun, & families
Great spot for relaxing, fun, & families
Thanks for an incredibly relaxing time at the ranch! Armed with Bill's lists of things to do and Heinz's suggestions, we took the kids (ages 4-9) to Hege Falls, went wild boating & tubing on Shasta Lake, my husband learned to fly-fish with Wayne on the pond, we had lunch at Dunsmuir Brewery, caught grasshoppers on the way to the Ranch ponds, visited the day-trip worthy Turtle Bay Park & Sundial Bridge in Redding... but mostly, just stared at the snow-capped peaks, rocked in the hammock and played chase in the front yard. The views on the property are mind-blowing. Our son thought he could see "half of California from here!" And we agreed. Bill was eager to help make our trip memorable. Heinz helped us settle in so quickly. He is a wonderful dinner guest, salad maker, and co-philosopher. The ranch house is spare but more than comfortable for a long stay. Highly recommend this spot for anyone looking for a quintessential California get-away.
- Guest TheTravelers (Marin County, CA)
- Date of stay 08/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Bill, I've finally had a moment to breath since our wonderful vacation on your family ranch. Just wanted to say thanks for your flexibility on many issues and tell you that that was the most fun I've had on a vacation in quite some time. The proximity and hassle free trek to great fishing, the incredible views from each window in the house and the daytrips to Siskiyou Lake and Crater Lake will always be part of our family experience. To see my eldest FINALLY catch a trout was surprisingly joyful. He jumped up and down like a 5 yo. ~Priceless.
- Guest Carlos (Folsom, CA)
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 08/11/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Completely secluded, yet close to trails,shopping and restaurants!
Completely secluded, yet close to trails,shopping and restaurants!
This is a paradise if you want to get away from it all! Fishing, hiking and swimming were all right there at the farm. I spent most of the day lying in the hammock, gazing at snow covered Mt. Shasta, pondering what I would do next. Did I forget to mention I caught an albacore sized trout in the pond! We will return next summer!
- Guest Cher (Encinitas, CA)
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 06/27/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Bill, Where can I start?? THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Our vacation was amazing. Your place is indescribable and fantastic! Heinz took very good care of us and we grew quite fond of him quickly. He's a keeper!!! Heinz volunteered to take us fishing at the pond and it was perfect. We're not experienced "fisher people" and it was more than enough to go to the pond with him, catch 2 lovely trout and release them. Our son, Patrick was excited beyond belief about catching the fish and holding them in the net for a minute. We went down at the end of the day. Bill was rustling the cattle with his dog, there was a family of geese at the pond, the birds were singing very loudly, the sky was a reddish orange and the moon was almost full. It was fantastic looking up at the mountain while hearing and seeing such beautiful sights and sounds. It was absolutely stunning and one of the highlights of our trip! Another highlight of the trip was when we first pulled up at your place. We put on our water shoes and sloshed down to the pond as a group. Everyone was so excited to see such a beautiful place. Within the first half hour Patrick was probably as happy as I'd ever seen him. It was magic. He's a true nature boy and loved our entire stay there. We took a bike ride each day. The first day we attempted to ride up the ridge across from the front door of the house. That was steep!! All of the other days we rode the Hoy Road loop. It was so beautiful! We ran into horses, lots of cattle, a snake, and our favorite things to see while we rode were the peacocks. We loved hearing them yell out to announce our approach. It was fun! The Hoy Road loop is so beautiful - it reminds me of "The Ponderosa". I'm attaching a few pictures from our adventures. We also loved watching the swallows in their nest on your front porch. The parents would come up and feed them and care for them. I could sit there all day watching them, reading a book and drinking tea. To me that was true luxury! We didn't go very far on hikes - mostly just along the ridge or the road near your house. Didn't really have to go far because everywhere we went was beautiful. We made the decision that once we got there we didn't need to go anywhere else. We just enjoyed where we were and it was perfect. If you are seriously considering renting it out in the future we are definitely interested in renting from you. It is the perfect destination
- Guest Stephanie129 (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
- Date of stay 05/19/09
- Review Submitted 05/19/09
Summer ................ $1950/week + $150.00 cleaning fee Winter and off season.. $1500/week plus cleaning fee $500 nonrefundable deposit to hold reservation with Full payment required two weeks prior to arrival. Siskiyou County requires an 8.00% Occupancy tax. This will be added to your bill
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- Nearest Airport: Weed Airport at 5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Dunsmuir at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: interstate 5 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Siskiyou at 12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Local Brewery Weed at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt Shasta Ski Park at 20 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Weed, at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: HI Low at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: To own a trout fishing property has always been my dream. I never expected to find such a perfect location. I am an engineering consultant and expert witness. The Residual job stress melts away with each day at the ranch. While I have traveled the world, no place is more relaxing than a stay here at the ranch. I am married with three kids. My family loves our ranch vacations. We live in Southern California in the mountains above Santa Barbara. In the winters we come to the ranch to ski and board at Mount Shasta Ski Park, less than 30 minutes away.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Shasta:
Siskiyou county is at the heart of one of the best fishing, hiking and biking areas in the world. The air is clean and the sky blue. This area still holds the flavor or the Old American West. The small town honesty and hospitality are reminiscent of the values upon which the country was founded. If you want to get away from the stress of everyday life this is the place.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Seclusion and solitude prevail in a natural setting with the convenience of a town and Interstate freeway nearby. Crater Lake, Lava Beds National Monument and numerous other natural wonders make convenient day trips. This ranch is perfect for the family that loves the natural outdoors but wants to sleep comfortably indoors. Nearby museums and antique stores reflect the mystique of our American frontier days. The nearby town of Weed was established as a logging town. Other nearby towns sprang up with the great California gold rush.
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First Bedroom Queen Bed with Tempur pedic Mattress
From Entryway to Kitchen
Time to relax in the front yard
Ducks on the smallest pond in Winter
Aerial view of portion of the ranch
Wild Blackberries abound in late summer
This trial attorney is unwinding from his otherwise hectic schedule.
Salmon from the nearby Klamath River
Secret Swim Hole on nearby Trinity River.
Local day hike to Deadfall Lake on the famous Pacific Crest Trail
Day trip to Oregon
The large living room
Kid's Room Tempur pedic Mattress
Very large Kitchen with great views
Storm clouds over our upper medow
over a mile and a half of private creek to play in
Hike to our lower 200 acres
Fishing the lower pond
Happy Owner At Lower Pond
Little Crater Lake is only about eight miles away but it is a hard hike
Nearby McCloud Falls
Drive to nearby Castle Lake
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