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Very Good Fishing! Charming, Great Kitchen, Bbq/Fire Pit on Patio. Dog-Friendly!

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Living room has antique snowshoes, fine art, leather couches & pine armoire

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Dunsmuir house description

WINTER 2015 FISHING ON THE KLAMATH HAS BEEN VERY GOOD! January guests averaged over 3 steelhead each in a day's fishing.
PLEASE NOTE: We prefer a maximum of 6 guests but will consider 8 (additional fee required). All bodies of any age count as a person. Alpine Fish & Ski Haus in Dunsmuir is a charming four bedroom, two bath home right in town, and within easy walking distance to the upper Sacramento River, many superb restaurants, the brewery and shops. You can be fishing after a 5 minute stroll, or skiing Shasta less than a half hour from the haus.
Guests can take advantage of our Early Arrivals or Late Departure (when available), which is perfect for fishers, skiers, climbers and hikers. Read farther down for special rates for smaller parties, as well as 'Just Passing Through' rates for overnighters. Our great restaurants are on their summer schedules and the river is gorgeous. You can reach us at
530.778.3444

Guests are always impressed with the haus. One party wrote: 'We felt spoiled to be staying in such a cozy, comfortable and spacious place.' They developed a fondness for the Keurig coffee maker as well as Dunsmuir Brewery Works!

You'll find our kitchen has all of the basics, plus a Keurig coffee system, juicer, Cuisinart and extensive bake ware. There is a fine china dining set as well as a casual set. Casual glassware and crystal. High-speed Wi-Fi and a docking station for music.

We don't have water filtration because we don't need it. Dunsmuir really does have the best water on earth. Every year, it receives no chemicals because it doesn't need them.

There is a mud room for outdoor footwear, skiing and fishing gear. The kitchen opens onto the delightful, private patio with nice outdoor furniture. It's edged by an attractive garden is a spectacularly comfortable place to hang out spring-fall. Afternoon sun is filtered through big oak trees. The patio has a Weber BBQ and a fire pit with some firewood. Kids love the glider and adults love the privacy.

Antiques such as the Victorian iron & brass bed and fine handcrafted furnishings are everywhere. Whimsical touches include trout lights around the top of the stunning four poster queen bed in the master bedroom. The beds have sumptuous sheets guests rave about (microfiber in summer & fleece in winter).

The living room looks out on the mountains and is filled with morning sun. It has a leather couch and loveseat; a nice futon that becomes a double bed and a library of excellent books. An oak electric fireplace with really pretty LED flames provides additional heat and wonderful ambience.

Downstairs one of the bedrooms has a faux Franklin woodstove with attractive flames and can be operated with or without the heater. Both beds can see the firebox since there are side panes on the stove.

There is a full laundry complete with detergent and dryer towels. One of the baths has an antique ball & claw foot tub, while the other has a modern tub and shower.

Although it can sleep 8+, we usually hold it to 6, unless we have rented to a party before and know they are very good about taking care of our place.

We offer several lodging options: Least expensive is the one night rental for 1-2 guests and only 1 bed. This is great for travelers passing through, and it still includes use of the laundry.

We own & run Trinity River Adventure Inn in Trinity County. We created Alpine Ski & Fish Haus as a vacation rental as well as our own ski getaway, so it is especially well-appointed and situated. Although located just 2 minutes from Interstate 5, our place avoids the constant hum of freeway traffic. This was a big deal to us, and it ruled out several places in our search.

You can be fishing after a 5 minute walk to the Upper Sacramento River, plus there are many more beloved fishing areas within minutes from Dunsmuir. Hedge Creek Falls at the north end of town is not to be missed.

We love the sound of the train going through town, but are also far enough from the tracks that it doesn't sound as though the train's running through the house.

Best of all, in this steep little mountain town, all of the great, close-by attractions are within an easy, mostly-level 10 minute walk. Read farther down to learn about them.

Dunsmuir has entranced us with its fabulous attractions so close to our place. All of these places are in walking distance from the haus:
~Dunsmuir Tire: a super asset for us and our guests. If you're having car trouble, they offer many services (they saved us when a thermostat went out on our vehicle!), plus they sell and service tires and install chains. The manager is Tony and he's a peach.
~Cafe' Maddalena is a tiny jewel of a restaurant, and it has exquisite food.
~Dogwood Diner may have the best homemade corned beef hash ever, and dog people can dine outside at sidewalk tables with their dogs.
~Cornerstone Bakery's baked goods, breakfasts and lunches are hearty and sumptuous.
~Sengthong's is very popular and features a wide variety of Thai and Vietnamese foods.
~Whistle Stop Restaurant has a great old counter as well as tables; a roaring wood stove you can cozy up to in winter; neat, large-format vintage photographs; and very good food.
~Dunsmuir Brewery Works has really fine brews and creative food. Their patio is super popular and good dogs are allowed.
New restaurants and shops just opened, so there is more to explore.

And because we cater to fishers at both of our locations, we are thrilled to have Ted Fay Fly Shop nearby. It is a legendary shop and has been in Dunsmuir for over 50 years.

Try Alpine Ski & Fish Haus once and you'll be hooked. You'll also receive a very nice discount for a future stay at our Trinity River cabins, adding to your exploration possibilities. Once you click on our web site link (located on the photos), you can see how much we have to offer.

'The place is wonderful for us; having a great time. Skiing is awesome. Love Dunsmuir and the [100% pure] water, the brew pub and your nicely stocked kitchen. We love to cook, and travel with our knives, pepper grinder, good salt, etc. Not needed here! Nice ipod docking station and comfy beds. The whole trip has been great. Enjoying your homey place so much, too. We have stayed in so many different places and you never know quite what to expect, but you guys have put so much into making the place comfortable, clean, organized, and sweet.
Sometimes go to Tahoe but much prefer the less crowded and peaceful vibe of places like this! Will definitely hope to return sometime. I had a great walk around town, everyone is so friendly. Having fantasies of moving up here. Maybe someday... sigh. Much thanks.' Becca Durkee/Oakland, CA

12/17/12: 'We very much enjoyed our stay at your house! It was cozy, warm and had everything that we needed. We spent the day snowboarding on Mt. Shasta and taking walks around Dunsmuir.
It was perfect for us and the kids. Plenty of space for everyone. We have no suggestions, but THANK YOU for this opportunity!!' Maura Traylor/Danville, CA


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a friendly town kids can explore. They go nuts over the train, too. Take them down to watch it go through...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Main floor has a doorway near sidewalk, which leads to lower bedrooms, laundry room and 1 bath. There are stairs to upper living area (kitchen, living room, master BR/bath)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please call regarding dogs. We LOVE them, but only accept good dogs. $15 per dog per stay...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Master Trout Bedroom: 1 queen

    Whimsical trout lights surround the four poster queen bed...moreless

  • Sleigh Bedroom: 1 queen

    Beautiful pine sleigh bed...moreless

  • Victorian Brass/Iron Double + Trundle: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Antique bed with Memory Foam Topper + 2 Twins...moreless

  • Tiny But Private

    Captain's bed with large drawers below. ...moreless

  • The Master Trout bedroom has a bathroom off it that opens to the other side as well (Tiny, Private Bedroom and stairway to first floor) 2nd bedroom downstairs has pine sleigh bed 3rd bedroom has Victorian double plus a twin day bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Trout: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off Master Trout bedroom...moreless

  • Victorian Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Antique ball & claw foot tub...moreless

  • Upper (main floor) bath has bath with bubble bath & shower. Downstairs bath has antique ball & claw foot tub with bubble bath...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cell phones work throughout Dunsmuir/I-5 Corridor; best outside haus or at front of living room. Shops to delight everyone. Walking distance to truly exceptional restaurants and the brew pub. Close to Dunsmuir Tire which is great for putting on chains and repairs. Close enough to train depot you can walk to it, but far enough from tracks it won't sound as though the train is going through the haus. Just a couple of minutes off I-5, but you hear very little freeway noise, even from the patio...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with lots of options!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Docking station for ipods/MP3s...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Also a view of Mt. Shasta & Shastina from patio...moreless

  • Village:

    Dunsmuir has a very small and warm town feel...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Antique oak table with a leaf expands to seat 6+...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Plus ceiling fans both levels...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer towels included...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    beautiful Oak Electric Faux Fireplace Heater in living room has pretty 'flames' and can be run with heat and flames, or just flames for ambiance...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Monitor heaters both levels...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fabulous sheets! Toasty warm fleece in winter and cool microfiber in summer...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather couch and love seat; handcrafted oak sideboard; futon, stunning armoire, antique oak hutch & more...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    For one medium-sized vehicle; more across street...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, wash cloths, dish towels and dog towels all included...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent included...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Electric faux woodstove heater has really pretty LED 'flames,' adding a warm look and feel to the back bedroom, but without the hassles of hauling wood. It can be used on a no heat setting, too!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A great Keurig with assorted K Cups, plus a regular coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All sorts of utensils, including bamboo. Turkey roaster, baking sheets and pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of fine china as well as casual design. Crystal stemware, casual stemware and other glassware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This kitchen has everything! Juicer, Cuisinart, great garlic press, cookbooks, dish towels, and on and on and on...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, oil, flour, sugar and much more...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Charming patio and garden. Private, shady in summer after morning sun...moreless

  • Golf:

    20 minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very pleasant and private garden and patio with great fire pit (some wood provided)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ and a great fire pit that also has a BBQ grill (some wood provided)...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Mud room at entrance perfect for ski or fishing gear...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Shasta Ski & Board Park an easy 20-30 minute drive from haus depending on conditions. Wonderful resort with everything from bunny slope to great black diamond runs. Lift tix $39-41 a day!...moreless

Payment Type

  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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1 night min stay
$185
$1,155

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $15
  • Cleaning Fee $95
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. CALL US FOR CLARITY: Stephen & Heidi 530.778.3444.

Also, rates and cleaning fees drop for smaller parties and/or 1 night stays.

Discounts are as follows:

$155 per night for 3-4 nights.

$145 per night 5 or more nights.

Pet Fees are per dog ($15 each) with number of dogs by approval only. Friendly dogs ONLY.

Our SNOW POLICY is covered at booking.


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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Redding
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several downtown
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Shastina
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe' Maddalena, Sengthong's, McGuire's, Brewery
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Shasta Ski Park
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Upper Sacramento River

Car: Recommended

Walking distance to Dunsmuir Brewery Works, Cafe' Maddalena, Dogwood Diner and many more superb restaurants.

Wonderful antique, clothing, art and other stores nearby

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Steph Dutton is a world-renowned kayaker who paddled from Canada to Mexico, then paddled the Oregon coast again, in the winter. He also circumnavigated California's Channel Islands, often enduring thirty foot seas. Heidi Tiura owned and operated several businesses before running away to sea and working on tugboats in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Steph and Heidi are both Coast Guard licensed masters (captains), and creators of Sanctuary Cruises on the Monterey Bay. They have been featured in numerous books and documentaries for their work with whales (including National Geographic's 'Whale Attack,' which was based on their Mother's Day 2004 whale watching cruise). Now, they live on the upper Trinity River and their kayak adventures are of a tamer sort. When not rafting or kayaking with their dogs and guests, they can usually be found on their motorcycles, because Trinity County has some of the best roads in the world for riding bikes. And if not riding their bikes, they're up at their Dunsmuir place, Alpine Fish & Ski Haus. For them, Dunsmuir is the Big City.

Why the Owner Chose Dunsmuir:
We love skiing Shasta and although the drive from Trinity County was doable in a day, it made for a very long day. Things snowballed from there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Where we live on the Trinity River, we have a 10-20 minute drive to any stores or restaurants. We'd never live somewhere else, but love having the attractions of Dunsmuir just a few minutes' walk or bike ride away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living room has antique snowshoes, fine art, leather couches & pine armoire

    Living room has antique snowshoes, fine art, leather couches & pine armoire

  • The fireplace is a very pretty oak unit, but the effect in the dark is so great

    The fireplace is a very pretty oak unit, but the effect in the dark is so great

  • Table expands for 6. Interesting photos (incl. guests' fish!) & artifacts abound

    Table expands for 6. Interesting photos (incl. guests' fish!) & artifacts abound

  • Sumptuous queen master bed has trout lights around the carved posts/canopy frame

    Sumptuous queen master bed has trout lights around the carved posts/canopy frame

  • Fly Fish Bedroom has queen pine sleigh bed with comfy pillowtop mattress

    Fly Fish Bedroom has queen pine sleigh bed with comfy pillowtop mattress

  • The Tiny Bedroom has twin captain's bed, family photo of WWII fighter pilot

    The Tiny Bedroom has twin captain's bed, family photo of WWII fighter pilot

  • Living room view of mountains, trees & sky to the east gets morning sun

    Living room view of mountains, trees & sky to the east gets morning sun

  • Futon next to antique oak hutch in living room folds out to a double bed

    Futon next to antique oak hutch in living room folds out to a double bed

  • Private patio is a pleasant sanctuary. BBQ, comfy seating, dining sets, fire pit

    Private patio is a pleasant sanctuary. BBQ, comfy seating, dining sets, fire pit

  • Hedge Creek Falls offers a nice hike and place to have lunch. Walk behind falls!

    Hedge Creek Falls offers a nice hike and place to have lunch. Walk behind falls!

  • Garden along private patio is filled with surprises

    Garden along private patio is filled with surprises

  • Steph's dad was a WW II fighter pilot; he survived being shot down twice!

    Steph's dad was a WW II fighter pilot; he survived being shot down twice!

  • Living room filled with warm light, soft woods, nice furniture

    Living room filled with warm light, soft woods, nice furniture

  • Great kitchen has everything; opens onto private patio, BBQ, dining sets, garden

    Great kitchen has everything; opens onto private patio, BBQ, dining sets, garden

  • Summer bedding on the 4 poster trout light bed

    Summer bedding on the 4 poster trout light bed

  • Bunkroom has antique double; day bed with trundle; faux electric wood stove!

    Bunkroom has antique double; day bed with trundle; faux electric wood stove!

  • Bunkroom bath has antique ball & claw tub and bubble bath, of course

    Bunkroom bath has antique ball & claw tub and bubble bath, of course

  • We LOVE the fire pit on the private patio just off kitchen & use it year-round

    We LOVE the fire pit on the private patio just off kitchen & use it year-round

  • Hutch holds really good books, book lights, extra bedding & more

    Hutch holds really good books, book lights, extra bedding & more

  • Off-street parking for one vehicle, and more parking across the street

    Off-street parking for one vehicle, and more parking across the street

  • Glider, rockers, dining set, oak-shaded bliss

    Glider, rockers, dining set, oak-shaded bliss

  • Our guest got this Upper Sac redband trout shot!

    Our guest got this Upper Sac redband trout shot!

  • Great hikes abound, even within Dunsmuir city limits

    Great hikes abound, even within Dunsmuir city limits

  • Right wall: huge pantry with appliances, china sets, etc. and refrigerator

    Right wall: huge pantry with appliances, china sets, etc. and refrigerator

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 01/18/2015
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