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Free Night Special! Historic Fishing Cabin on the Trinity River

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This freshly-painted, historic river cabin is cool in summer, warm in winter

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Perfect cabin for 2-3 guests. Ideal for fishers. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Laundry.

Presidents Weekend Special: Book 4 nights between 2/18 and 2/25 and get one night free. Or book 3 nights within these dates and get 50% off your third night. Please contact us to arrnage the discount.

This is a very comfortable and nicely appointed historic cabin with a cool river-facing covered patio. We have special rates for 3 or more nights and stays close to the current date. Contact us, Heidi & Steph, by either clicking on the right for our phone number or sending us an email (that link's on the right as well) and we'll send a special offer through VRBO. We also offer a dandy extended stay rate for traveling medical professionals and others who need a home away from home.

Our response rate is usually within one to two hours, but VRBO rates us by how soon we respond to their automatically generated emails. If potential guests send a VRBO request and contact us directly, we deal with the auto emails in a more casual manner.

The Carriage House has a rich cedar interior, rustic log bed and grand wildlife tapestry and leather couch and love seat. In summer, it holds its cool temperature well and has a swamp cooler to keep you comfortable. In winter, the wood stove is charming and very efficient, and there are traditional if less romantic heating options as well. The cabin was the original carriage house from the Vitzthum homestead before being converted into a cabin. It sits right on the river and has productive steelhead riffles in wading distance from your door.
Not all vacation rentals are alike. Our cabins are owned and maintained by us. If you need us, we are here for you. This is worth considering, because nothing is worse than having a problem and calling a long-distance property owner. We know, because it happens up here all the time.

The Carriage House has one bedroom and one bathroom and comfortably sleeps three in beds (2 in bedroom's queen log bed and 1 in captain's bed in living room). A fourth can sleep on the couch for an additional charge.

We have multiple night discounts; please email or call for a quote on stays of 3 or more nights. This is a really comfortable, rustic cabin that looks out on the Trinity River from a dandy covered porch complete with a second dining set and lounge chairs.

Inside, along with the bedroom with a queen log bed, you'll find a full bath and a full kitchen. Wood is provided for the wood stove, plus there is gas and electric heat. The cedar-paneled living room has a stunning wildlife tapestry and leather full-sized couch and loveseat set and a twin-sized captain's bed. The Carriage House is all one level; perfect for strollers and wheelchairs.

Watch TV on the couch and loveseat, or from the dining table. Use the well-lighted antique secretary to tie flies or cruise the internet. The vast lawn between you and the river is perfect for playing ball with the kids, dogs or both.

The large, deep, covered back porch looks out on the Trinity River, which is accessed at the edge of the lawn (2 steps down from cabin to porch). It has a glass and wicker dining set for 4 plus many other seating options. It's delightful for playing cards, reading, or just watching the river go by. There is a docking station to play your music from an ipod, MP3 or phone.

There is a large parking lot at the entrance to our property. Guests can arrive, unload their vehicles, and leave them in the lot, which is also perfect for drift boats and rafts.

The Carriage House is one of our three great cabins on 1.15 private acres off Steel Bridge Road near Douglas City. Cabins range from the romantic Miner's Cabin, which is one of the closest cabins to the water on the entire river, to 'Alpen Glow,' a grand 3BR/2BA A frame with a fabulous deck, incredible kitchen, large dining table, and lots of sleeping options (one of the most spectacular views EVER from the River Loft).

Rates drop with stays of 3 or more nights. We will consider one-night stays, but the busier we are, the tougher it is to accommodate them. Shoulder seasons are easier (spring and fall). Each cabin has its own feel and plenty of privacy, plus you can rent all of the cabins for a wedding, reunion or company gathering.

There can be great fishing from your bank. Fish the salmon hole; wade downstream to the steelhead riffles. The deep front porch is excellent for fishing gear and waders.

Michael Caranci, FFF Certified Master Instructor with The Fly Shop in Redding, CA says:
'As a long time Trinity River angler and guide, and the Director of Outfitters for The Fly Shop in Redding, I've had the opportunity over the years to visit many of the different motels, lodges, and cabins along the Trinity River. For sheer seclusion, access, and cozy, comfortable accommodations, the cabins at the Trinity River Adventure Inn are certainly among the best.'

Keywords: Cabins,unique, Trinity River, Northern California, private,wooded, fishing, riverfront, kayaking, Weaverville, rafting, swimming, romantic, secluded, dog-friendly, SUP, pet friendly, weddings
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids go crazy here playing in the river and on the large lawn...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor smoking OK but please respect other guests...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Friendly dogs with responsible owners welcome. $15 per dog per stay. There is a small, fenced yard suitable for dogs, but they may not be left alone if they bark...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Rustic Queen: 1 queen

    Queen log bed...moreless

  • Twin Bed in Living Room: 1 twin/ single

    Tucked in one corner; full couch/loveseat as well in living....moreless

  • Carriage House bedroom has a beautiful queen log bed, solid cedar paneling, antique oak dresser. The twin captain's bed is in the large living room along with couches. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Carriage House Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Carriage House bathroom has a newly-tiled floor, new vanity and sink.

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Docking station for ipod, iphone, MP3, etc....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View is solid water, mountains, trees and sky...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Lovely oak dining table for 4 inside, plus dining set on river patio...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Swamp cooler...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer towels included...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    In the contiguous States; not Hawaii or Alaska; also not Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heater plus electric portable heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wi-fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Guests rave about them!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full-sized couch and love seat; antique secretary with great light for tying flies; flat panel TV with Dish TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    One vehicle may be parked directly in front of the cabin and more can be in the parking lot...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We put a large parking lot in at the entrance to this property just for boat trailers and extra vehicles. It's about a 30-second walk from the Carriage House...moreless

  • Telephone:

    The land line is shared by 3 cabins. We ask guests to limit their time on it and try not to receive calls late at night...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including wash cloths, dish towels and dog towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Soap included...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Super high-speed...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Adds great warmth and ambiance to the Carriage House. We supply the wood and even show you how to build a fire ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good assortment of cook and bake ware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 4...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well-appointed kitchen, plus BBQ patio outside has gas and briquette BBQs and a fire pit for long nights stargazing...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Has many of the basics already such as spices, oil, flour, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooks the spectacular Trinity River. Has a mister system for hot summer days...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We rent kayaks and rafts. Lead guided trips; offer self-guided lake trips...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Sweeping lawn, enormous trees, nice chairs scattered around...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas and Weber BBQs on BBQ patio next to the Carriage House. Large fire pit is great to gather around all year...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Deep and cool; lots of seating & lounging options, including dining for 4...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt. Shasta is only 2 hours away and we can arrange a Trinity/Shasta vacation combining a Trinity cabin and our Dunsmuir Ski Haus which is only 20 minutes from the Ski Park...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Free introductory lesson on stand-up paddle boards at our riverfront cabin 6 miles away. The river is wide and slow here, perfect for SUPs! SUPs may be rented for lake use...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Quiet Season
Feb 20 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$135
$857 $2,500
High Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$165
$1,085 $2,999
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$155 $165
Fri, Sat
$900 $2,999

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Please contact us for discounts on stays over 2 nights.

We offer exceptionally generous discounts on longer stays, especially for medical travelers coming to work in the area.

If approved, additional guests might be increased with additional fees.

Pet Fees are per dog ($15 each). Friendly dogs ONLY. We will consider more than 1 dog and may even waive the fee for a 2nd dog, but we absolutely need an accurate count.

Guests who book directly with us do not pay until they arrive.

Guided Kayak Trips include full lesson, all gear, shuttles.

Guided raft trips include all gear necessary and shuttles.

Free paddleboard mini-lessons are available.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Redding
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Weaverville
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Weaverville
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Redding
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
299
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Weaverville
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Shasta for Alpine and Nordic

Car: Recommended

Please contact us for discounts on stays over 2 nights.

We offer exceptionally generous discounts on longer stays, especially for medical travelers coming to work in the area.

If approved, additional guests might be increased with additional fees.

Pet Fees are per dog ($15 each). Friendly dogs ONLY. We will consider more than 1 dog and may even waive the fee for a 2nd dog, but we absolutely need an accurate count.

Guests who book directly with us do not pay until they arrive.

Guided Kayak Trips include full lesson, all gear, shuttles.

Guided raft trips include all gear necessary and shuttles.

Free paddleboard mini-lessons are available.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

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 tug boats 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 Ski & Fish Haus. For them, Dunsmuir is the Big City.

Why the Owner Chose Douglas City, CA, USA:
Trinity County has the unbeatable combination of great natural beauty, incredible recreation opportunities, and it hasn't been overrun by tourists. People who have come here for twenty years remark at how little has changed. It is a spectacular place to explore.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Being on the river has to be one of the most relaxing things there is up here. Whether you fish, paddle, want to try the rope swing into the swimming hole, or just sit and watch the fish swim by, it is a wonderful escape to have a cabin right on the water.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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Photos

  • This freshly-painted, historic river cabin is cool in summer, warm in winter

    This freshly-painted, historic river cabin is cool in summer, warm in winter

  • River view from covered porch

    River view from covered porch

  • Kitchen, dining area, front door on right just past table

    Kitchen, dining area, front door on right just past table

  • Leather & tapestry furniture add rustic cabin charm. Bathroom on left

    Leather & tapestry furniture add rustic cabin charm. Bathroom on left

  • BBQ patio has a new Weber plus a gas BBQ

    BBQ patio has a new Weber plus a gas BBQ

  • Handmade queen log bed has beautiful quilt set

    Handmade queen log bed has beautiful quilt set

  • Our raft trips include some fun rapids, plus gentle meanders; fabulous views!

    Our raft trips include some fun rapids, plus gentle meanders; fabulous views!

  • Plants on the BBQ patio afford privacy for the river porch

    Plants on the BBQ patio afford privacy for the river porch

  • This guest comes every year and just fishes from riffles by the cabin

    This guest comes every year and just fishes from riffles by the cabin

  • Heidi shows guests how to SUP, then teaches them. Great exercise!

    Heidi shows guests how to SUP, then teaches them. Great exercise!

  • We specialize in teaching humans and dogs to kayak, raft and SUP (SUP pups!)

    We specialize in teaching humans and dogs to kayak, raft and SUP (SUP pups!)

  • River patio has a 2nd dining set and easy access to the BBQ/fire pit patio

    River patio has a 2nd dining set and easy access to the BBQ/fire pit patio

  • Living room to bedroom. This cabin has all you need, including laundry room

    Living room to bedroom. This cabin has all you need, including laundry room

  • Many of our winter fishers are catch & release guys

    Many of our winter fishers are catch & release guys

  • Lace curtains let you see the lawn, trees and river outside

    Lace curtains let you see the lawn, trees and river outside

  • Dining table, couches, a bit of river porch, bedroom door

    Dining table, couches, a bit of river porch, bedroom door

  • Antique secretary nice for computer work or tying flies

    Antique secretary nice for computer work or tying flies

  • Be a kid again. We'll help.

    Be a kid again. We'll help.

  • Full bath has cedar interior and tiled floor

    Full bath has cedar interior and tiled floor

  • We see the most incredible things, such as Swimbi going downstream

    We see the most incredible things, such as Swimbi going downstream

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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