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Recent Shasta Cascade reviews

  • Amazing view

    "We stayed 5 days and 4 nights. The view is AMAZING! The large deck was a perfect place to sit and relax. The lake is very low this year so walking to the lake wasn't an option with children. But the view cannot be beat!"
    Guest: The Curtis' Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014
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  • Labor Day Weekend

    "This private rental is the perfect getaway for your family and friends to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Almanor. My stay here was exceptional because I was just footsteps away from Lake Almanor and the redwoods. My family and I were able to enjoy phenomenal views of the Lake and experience nature at its best. Each morning we were able to enjoy the fresh air and birds singing as they fed their offspring. We rented a couple of jet skis and had easy on and off access to the lake from the property. This location is perfect for fishing, swimming, hiking, and all of your outdoor adventures. When we walked into the house, we were all surprised about how spacious and clean everything was. We were not disappointed because we were able to relax and sleep very comfortably. Our Labor Day Weekend was fun and exciting because this property gave us the opportunity to experience the natural resources of Lake Almanor. I highly recommend this property for your next vacation with family and friends!"
    Guest: CD Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Spectacular vacation place!

    "Hi Wendy! My family and I thank you so much for giving us the opportunity of vacationing at beautiful Bodhana. What a wonderful place it is with such beautiful view of Mt. Shasta! Very private and serene with just the sound of the creek running and the birds chirping was fantastic. Everything went well. We all had a great time & hated to come back home. We were impressed at how much Bodhana had to offer for a perfect vacation. The accomodations were plentiful for our family of 8 adults & 14 month old baby girl. The loft was great for my granddaughter to play with her toys but she also enjoyed the outdoors so much. We had a very happy little girl! Although we were 8 adults, we never felt cramped inside...it is well designed. We all took turns at cooking & were all pleased with how well the kitchen was equipped. This was actually the best out of all the rental vacations we've had. We had karaoke night in the library area as well as some scrapbooking during the day. Of course, the game room was fantastic as everyone could play different game at the same time. The barn & garden were just charming. The lounging area outside with the view of Mt. Shasta was just wonderful. My daughter enjoyed doing yoga in the morning on the deck with such view. Everyone had fun zip lining, fishing, jumping on trampoline. The area was beautiful for bicycle riding and the museum nearby was very interesting. The guys went golfing & were surprised at how close the golf course is to Bodhana. We all appreciated the town not being far especially for groceries & ordering pizza for our last dinner. The weather was great. It did rain one afternoon but we didn't mind at all. It was just as wonderful! Wendy, all that just so you can see we had such a beautiful vacation at Bodhana. Ah...nothing like nature to recharge our batteries!!! Your vision was absolutely right on the dot. We all agree we would love to go back to Bodhana and definitely will recommend it to anyone interested in this type of vacation. Again, thank you so much for allowing us to stay at beautiful Bodhana. Regards, Monique Reyes"
    Guest: Monique Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014
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  • H a p p i n e s s ....

    "This house works great for our 3 generation annual lake getaway vacay. The kids all love being in the "dorm room" together. Horseshoe tourneys are big along with the fab wake boarding, kneeboarding and tubing! Can't forget the twice daily fishing treks and the yummy BBQ'd trout !!!! The year can't pass quickly enough. 👍"
    Guest: KATHIE T. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 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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