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Recent Shasta Cascade reviews

  • Perfect!

    "What a nice home! We looked at a lot of homes around the lake and decided on this one in the town of Chester -- and are very happy with the choice. We're not so much into the lake scene, although you are only 12-15 minutes from either side of the lake. We came here to hike nearby trails, of which there are many -- Lassen Park & Caribou Wilderness being two of the best. (We also acquired a long list of future hikes.) We liked it that the drive from Chester to Lassen is only about 30 minutes. This home is super-clean and nicely decorated. It is very comfortable, especially the firm king bed in the master bedroom (this is not a cheap mattress). There were only two of us so we didn't use the other two bedrooms. The living room has very nice sofas and chairs to relax in. The front and back yard is manicured and the back deck is set next to a stand of Jeffrey Pines that gives you the feel of sitting in a forest. (Not to mention all the birds -- Mountain Chickadee, White-headed Woodpecker, Pygmy Nuthatch, California Quail, etc.) The neighborhood is quiet (we barely saw any neighbors) and the surrounding homes are well cared-for. You won't be disappointed."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • Home Away From Home

    "Osprey cabin is clean, quiet and cozy. The setting of the area allowed us to relax and reflect. In the city, Boss, our youngest American Bulldog follows us everywhere to make sure we never leave his sight. At the cabin, he lounged on the grass with his tennis ball. With the river by his side, he was content and did not want to go in. We left him be ... The cabin has good acoustics for musicians. We look forward to revisit and stay at the Osprey cabin."
    Guest: Kyle T. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 28, 2014
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  • Nice house for the weekend!

    "I was surprised at how much roomier the house was inside than the pictures show, good surprise though! Love the decor and records as well! The house was clean inside and had mostly everything we needed for our stay. Close to everything and near the lake (10 min away tops) My overall experience was positive, but be aware that there is a train that goes right through town at night and is extremely loud! Several things maybe to work on would be lack of a fan in both rooms (there was only one and it stayed hot in the house at night) Plus with the windows open at night it was hard to sleep with people walking by loudly at night, that is not the owner's fault though. Also there was trash out back where the entrance was. It was FAR more than just a weeks worth and really needed to be put in a locked bin because animals had torn into bags and dragged trash ALL over the back area. It didn't ruin the vacation by any means but it seems like something that really could be easily taken care of but wasn't. However, as I said, that didn't effect the trip and I would recommend this place for convenience and price, just bring a fan if its during the summer and earplugs!"
    Guest: Sierra D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Weekend Getaway

    "The Majestic Retreat is absolutely breath taking. As soon a you walk in the front door you are amazed and overwhelmed by the beauty of the log home. The attention to detail is incredible. You can spends hours looking at all the unique touches. And let's not forget the stunning views of Mt Shasta and Lake Siskiyou. We had a wonderful time playing games on the deck, cooking brunch in the chef's dream of a kitchen and visiting with family by the outdoor fire pit. This was definitely a weekend to remember. Thank you Joan and Boyce!!"
    Guest: Tracy Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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Shasta Cascade Travel Tips

The Shasta Cascades with Northern California Vacation Rentals

California is a state with diverse terrain. While the desert dominates Southern California, the mountain peaks and deep azure lakes of Northern California beckon to the outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Tahoe resides on the border between California and Nevada. It is usually an ideal destination for vacationers yet there is some place that offers even more. The Shasta Cascades of Northern California is considered a secret rendezvous for vacationers. Its pristine lakes, winter wonderland mountains, and Northern California cabins make for the perfect getaway. These cabins offer you kitchens, privacy, and adventure. With VRBO, you can choose from numerous Northern California vacation rentals to spend your trip enjoying the fruits California has to offer. Whether you want backcountry drives or a journey on world-class rivers, you have it all in the Shasta Cascades.

Driving to the Shasta Region

The Cascades are located in the northeastern or north-central region of California. There are sections of the mountain range which will border Oregon and Nevada, as well as the Central Valley. The main focus is that of Mount Shasta lying near the Trinity Alps. Interstate 5 is the most direct route to your luxury Northern California cabins if you are entering from the north or south. If you are originating from Nevada, there is Interstate 80 that takes you to Interstate 5, or highways 299 or 395 that will bring you into Mount Shasta lodging and the Cascades.

Historical Notes About Northern California

Travel in the earlier centuries was not as easy as our highways are today which is perhaps why Northern California in the early 19th century was little known. The Shasta Cascades had very few people traveling along the Siskiyou Trail from Oregon or from the San Francisco Bay area to reach the mountains. The first non-Native Americans to travel through the mountain peaks were the British and American fur trappers. The Spanish are said to have visited sometime around 1820. This early history was what eventually sparked the 1851 discovery of gold. Prospectors from the Gold Rush moved up the rivers searching for gold, creating settlements like Old Shasta, Portuguese Flat, Upper Soda Springs, and Weaverville.

Shasta State Historic Park is one place you may want to visit from your Northern California lodging. It makes for a wonderful day trip where you can backpack through the mountains, picnic around rivers, and learn about the mining town. The town once had 2,500 residents including miners and gamblers. If you do visit the historical park, you will need to step into the Old Courthouse which contains a number of relics from the Gold Rush. It also has 100 years of California Art depicting the region.

The Shasta Cascades offer Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. These three locations provide an abundance of history about the region and its people which is worth learning.

Lassen Peak and its Geological Significance

Northern California, especially the Trinity Alps and Cascade Range, is more about the outdoor adventures one can have than shopping and restaurants. The Northern California vacation rentals make it easy to make all your meals at home. With day hikes, you can picnic in a new area every day, watching the birds and wildlife. You can also enjoy lunch at your Northern California cabins and then participate in a range of activities, such as shorter hikes, whitewater rafting, and winter skiing. Lassen Peak lodging is perhaps one place you might like to view, whether it is from your cabin or along the trails that take you towards the top.

Lassen Peak or Mount Lassen is the southernmost active volcano. It is part of the Volcanic Arc that stretches from British Columbia. Lassen is 2,000 feet above sea level with a volume of a half-cubic mile. This makes it one of the grandest lava domes on planet Earth. Lassen is still active, and its last eruption occurred on May 22, 1915, devastating the area around it.

Dining in Mount Shasta and Weaverville

Often on vacation we do not feel like cooking our meals, even though our budget might demand it. If there are times you might like to dine out while in Northern California, you have the Best Western Tree House Motor Inn, Jack’s Grill, and C.R. Gibbs American Grille.

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