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Recent Shasta Cascade reviews

  • Best vrbo rental. Ever.

    "The house is even more beautiful that the pictures! in our 3 day stay we didn't want for anything. It was winter but even then there is enough to do in the house itself. Its spacious and well stocked. Owners were a joy to work with. It's truly a home as you can tell with the special touches the owners have put in. They had even decorated the house for Christmas complete with a tree and mistletoe!! Once you've been there you can tell its a home not just a house put up for rent. Would love to return in summer. 5 stars all the way."
    Guest: Kay Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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  • Family Retreat

    "This property is excellent for a family retreat. The house has supported our family of ten and provides an excellent activity base. We have used it for the past two years and plan on using it again in the future!"
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • amazing Jackalope Acres!!!

    "Three families, 4 days, lots of kiddos, incredible food on the menu, a mini road trip all to arrive at the amazing Jackalope Acres!!! What could have been a recipe for a wild adventure ended up being an epic feasting, playing, laughing, hiking, hot tubbing and lifetime memory making long weekend. It was all because of the incredible house. Jackalope Acres is meticulously stocked with literally EVERYTHING and ANYTHING we needed or wanted and then some. Above and beyond our expectations. Each bedroom had wonderful linens and cozy beds aplenty. Every part of the home and property is well thought out and beautifully created. Even though we were there in January and there was not a flake of snow to be found, we were thoroughly entertained at every minute. The property allowed for the children to run free. We had wonderful bonfires in the evenings. The kitchen allowed us to create beautiful masterpieces of our meals. We all got to sit around the cozy inside fire, swapping story and laughing in total enjoyment of each other! We will for sure be coming back and thought what a special place this would be to create an annual tradition together. This could be the start of a beautiful relationship!"
    Guest: Manish M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • We had a blast!

    "12 of us, ranging in age from 4 to 68, spent a week at Hansen's Lake Vista and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house was very clean when we arrived. It is very nicely furnished but not so fancy as to prevent you from making yourself at home. The large back deck pictured on this site was wonderful and we spent a lot of time there. We also enjoyed the large lawn that runs from back of house to lake. Not only is it lovely but it was a good place to enjoy outdoor games. We had a boat so made good use of the dock and lake even though there was quite a bit of wind that made boating problematic the last few days of our stay. We only ate out one night and had good pizza at Paul Bunyon's on the Peninsula. Other than that, we cooked basic meals in the kitchen which was adequately supplied with utensils for our simple needs. The rooms and room sizes worked very well for us so we weren't constantly tripping all over one another. There are many board games there as well as a kayak and paddleboat, both of which we used. The hot tub had just stopped working when we got there and the parts needed did not arrive by the time we left. Not a problem for us. There is enough room to park a few cars (we had 4) and even a boat trailer. The owner answered all questions promptly and there is a "manager" that lives nearby in case you have questions while you are there. I would definitely stay there again and would certainly recommend it to friends."
    Guest: Dawn Steiner Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 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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