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Fish Just Out Your Door! Mere Feet from the River. Private Patio, Fire Pit/Bbq

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Fantastic river porch overlooks fire pit/BBQ patio & the Trinity River

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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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:Yes

Property description

The Miner's Cabin is a knockout and very popular. In case our calendar is full the dates you'd like, contact us, Heidi & Steph, as we have several more cabins that could work for you. We have a generous multiple night discount, especially Sunday-Thursday, and we have a really great weekly rate, but your best price will always come from contacting us direct.
Click on the right for our phone number and call us for special rates for 3 or more nights, or click on the email link and drop us a line.

Our response rate is actually far faster than noted here (usually no more than and hour or two), because many guests contact us direct and we sometimes don't respond to the automatically generated email from VRBO.

In one word, the Miner's is enchanting. Fish the famed and very productive Guardrail Steelhead Riffles mere feet from this cabin! It's a genuine miner's cabin that sits on the Trinity River and has world class fishing and views. On an acre and a quarter with three of our other cabins, the Miner's is situated in a grove of trees all by itself. It's romantic, private, has its own river rock landing with a fire pit/BBQ, unique beyond words and the views from each window are marvelous.

Compared to a luxury hotel, this is camping. Compared to camping, this is luxury. The kitchenette area includes a single-cup coffee maker with K-Cup coffees & creamers (regular coffee maker by request); toaster oven, microwave, large and deep electric skillet, Crock Pot, and a dorm-sized refrigerator. Outside on the covered river porch, you'll find a table and chairs as well as a very large cooler with frozen water jugs for cooling. You may bring and use a camp stove out there.

The decor is rich and rustic, with antiques and nice touches everywhere. The living area has a double rocker, an oak twin captain's bed/couch with drawers underneath, a small chest of drawers and an antique chest/table with games and cards inside. There is a small dining table that has one fold-out leaf and 2 stools. The dining set can be rolled where you like (including out on the river porch). There is a lighted ceiling fan, a faux wood stove heater that looks like the real thing but without the fire danger, and an electric baseboard heater. There is a folding indoor/outdoor table that is also a checkerboard (checkers in side pocket). The bathroom has an all-in-one shower & toilet (the shower is to the side of the toilet). There is a clock/ipod/MP3 player.

The loft is accessed by a wide, slanted, permanently-installed ladder. It has a plush queen bed guests really enjoy, a small dresser and a bookshelf with interesting books, including one that tells the story of your hosts' work with whales (chapter 10/Eye of the Whale). Guests rave over the custom windows and their views.

The Miner's Landing is a fantastic river rock patio between the Miner's and the river, and it's only for the Miner's guests. It has a fire pit with BBQ grill (wood provided); Adirondack chairs and a stunning large serpentine rock that serves as a small table. Reviews are astounding for the Miner's and it is exceptionally popular.

Guests at the Miner's have their own covered parking spot close to their cabin. They enjoy full use of the grounds, including the swimming hole and the gas grill and Weber BBQ patio up the trail between Alpen Glow and the Carriage House. Look at all of the pictures. You'll know if you're the kind of person who will love it. Most do.

Fish right outside your door; this is one of the closest cabins to the Trinity on the entire river. The Miner's Cabin is just a few feet above the Trinity River. It was a real miner's cabin during the Gold Rush and has been lovingly restored and enhanced, because not too many miners' cabins had indoor plumbing. Fishers go crazy over this cabin and non-fishers who just want to hang out with a good book do as well.

Fall through winter, the steelhead fishery is fantastic. Summer-fall is salmon season on the Trinity, and we have a salmon hole on the property. The river and Lewiston Lake feature trout fishing, too.

We installed a large parking lot at the entrance to our property that's perfect for drift boats and rafts. The main drive is paved. Be aware highway 299 goes by up the mountain a bit and over a berm. You will hear vehicles on it, but they aren't constant and it quiets down a lot at night.

The Miner's is one of our 5 great, dog-friendly river cabins that range all the way from the grand Alpen Glow, a 3BR/2BA A-frame starting @ $275.00/night to a 3BR/2BA cabin perfect for large fishing groups @ $165/night (multiple night discounts available). We also have an ultra-private 2 bedroom/1 bath cabin farther out Steel Bridge Road with use of the river lot across the quiet road (call for details).

Michael Caranci of The Fly Shop in Redding says of our cabins:
'For sheer seclusion, access, and cozy, comfortable accommodations, the cabins at the Trinity River Adventure Inn are certainly among the best!'

We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals; guided raft trips and rentals; and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) demos (which are free), lessons and rentals. We have inflatable SUPs and hard boards, which are both great for the lakes.
Keywords: rustic, riverfront, fishing, steelhead, salmon, private, unique, romantic, cabin, dog-friendly, pet-friendly, private, secluded, kayaks, rafting, SUP

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(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    OK for babies, but not for toddlers unless you are very careful with them around the water. Great for kids over 4 or 5 if they wear a life jacket outside, since the river is so close...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet-friendly for friendly dogs. No aggressive animals, please! $15 charge per registered dog. $50 per dog not noted on reservation form...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The bathroom is small and has a high thresh hold; would require being lifted into bathroom. The shower sprays over the toilet, so a person can sit on the closed seat to shower...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Loft: 1 queen

    Great sheets!...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 1 twin/ single

    Captain's bed; also has great sheets!...moreless

  • Comfy queen in loft plus twin captain's bed/couch in main living area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Roomy shower and toilet area. Shower sprays over toilet as in some boats and RVs. Deep stainless sink in kitchenette area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Situated in its own grove of pine trees, this cabin is practically ON the Trinity River. Incredibly cute and private...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small but interesting selection includes local history, novels, fishing...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Exede Wildblue Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your ipod/MP3; the Miner's has a stereo docking station/clock for it....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
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • 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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular view is all river, mountains, trees & sky. NOTHING else, except maybe bald eagles, river otters, great blue herons, deer and salmon in the water late summer-fall!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Closest cabin to the Trinity River! Truly fabulous, private, river location...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Rolling dinette with 2 stools can go anywhere in the cabin as well as out on the river porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable swamp coolers in the loft and on main level in summer...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    May be made available; ask when booking...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Special parking just for the Miner's guests is located about 30 seconds from the cabin...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Guests must dial 1.800.FREE411 for free directory assistance, but long distance calls in contiguous U.S. are free....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard and ceiling fan...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wi-fi, but please no streaming as it wipes out the download maximum. Bring a laptop and movies for evening entertainment beyond the supplied cards and games...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fabulous sheets! Sleek microfiber in summer and cozy, toasty fleece in winter. Guests rave about them...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Main living area has a double rocker and a twin captain's bed for lounging...moreless

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

    Large parking lot at entrance to property is perfect for boats and trailers...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Shared with 2 other cabins, but works well for basic communications since cell phones don't work here (they do about 1 mile west and throughout Weaverville, 9 minutes away)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    May be made available; ask when booking...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Fall-spring, darling faux Franklin wood stove heater looks real; delivers real heat...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Great single-cup coffee maker with various pods, plus a full-sized regular coffee maker with filters by request...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dining ware, basic utensils, large BBQ tools and everything else one might need such as a corkscrew, can opener, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 4...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Minimalist. No range, but it has a nice single-cup coffeemaker (we include coffee pods), a microwave, toaster oven and deep electric skillet. Gas and Weber BBQs are also available nearby...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Dorm-sized refrigerator, plus large ice chest provided with a frozen gallon jug of water...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven does all sizes of bread and bagels and is large enough for a small casserole...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We rent kayaks and rafts and lead terrific guided trips complete with lessons (for the kayak trips). Self-guided lake kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious grounds are available for all 3 cabins' guests, but the Miner's is tucked away in a private grove of trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ/fire pit is on the river rock Miner's Landing right next to the water. Some wood provided, but if you plan to burn a lot of wood, best to bring some...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    The neatest covered porch; it looks down on the river about 30' away. Two chairs and a small table for those long evening talks. Watch salmon, steelhead, trout, otters, bald eagles, herons...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    FREE introductory stand-up paddle board lessons are available at our riverfront cabin 6 miles away! We're on a calm, wide stretch that's perfect for trying this wonderful sport. Great exercise!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$155
$995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $15
  • Cleaning $55
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

THIS FORM IS NOT ACCURATE. IT ONLY SHOWS OUR RATES FOR 1-2 NIGHTS. Regular season rates drop to $140 for 2-3 nights and $130 for 5 or more nights prime season. Quiet season rates are $140 for 1-2 nights; $130 3-4 nights; $120 5 or more nights.

Unless you use Book It Now, you pay upon arrival.

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


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 downhilling

Car: Recommended

We're stand up paddle board dealers and offer free demos, sales & rentals at our place, 9 miles away. Some of our SUPs are inflatable and can be rented and driven to lakes even in a tiny car! We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals, as well as raft rentals and guided raft trips. All are an excellent way to enjoy the river and lakes.

 

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 ran 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, 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 guests, they can usually be found on their motorcycles, because Trinity County has the best roads for riding bikes.

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 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Fantastic river porch overlooks fire pit/BBQ patio & the Trinity River

    Fantastic river porch overlooks fire pit/BBQ patio & the Trinity River

  • Coffeemaker, micro, toaster oven, electric skillet, refer. Fire pitBBQ  near

    Coffeemaker, micro, toaster oven, electric skillet, refer. Fire pitBBQ near

  • Cool windows & rustic joinery over loft bed

    Cool windows & rustic joinery over loft bed

  • Capt's bed left, double rocker right, door to river porch center. Games in table

    Capt's bed left, double rocker right, door to river porch center. Games in table

  • Picture yourself here, feet up on the kick plate, watching salmon spawn below

    Picture yourself here, feet up on the kick plate, watching salmon spawn below

  • Shower & toilet are in one space as on some boats

    Shower & toilet are in one space as on some boats

  • Large cooler on the river porch has frozen water jugs & stays cool for days

    Large cooler on the river porch has frozen water jugs & stays cool for days

  • Captain's bed, door to river porch

    Captain's bed, door to river porch

  • Legendary fishing! This guest caught his 1st steelhead on the Trinity

    Legendary fishing! This guest caught his 1st steelhead on the Trinity

  • Could there be a more inviting picture? Watch nature cruise by

    Could there be a more inviting picture? Watch nature cruise by

  • We offer kayak and/or raft trips for all ages, and you can bring your dogs!

    We offer kayak and/or raft trips for all ages, and you can bring your dogs!

  • Your turn off 299 to our Steel Bridge cabins. Then 1st left onto Thistle Lane

    Your turn off 299 to our Steel Bridge cabins. Then 1st left onto Thistle Lane

  • This patio was Heidi's idea, so she got to build it. A few more rocks to go!

    This patio was Heidi's idea, so she got to build it. A few more rocks to go!

  • Fire pit/BBQ on patio, splendid river porch, incredibly private!

    Fire pit/BBQ on patio, splendid river porch, incredibly private!

  • Comfy queen bed in loft, river/mountain/sky view

    Comfy queen bed in loft, river/mountain/sky view

  • The cable rail and lattice make for a very nice porch & great river view

    The cable rail and lattice make for a very nice porch & great river view

  • The Miner's is Bisco approved. She's very particular

    The Miner's is Bisco approved. She's very particular

  • Wide, fixed, slanted ladder to loft

    Wide, fixed, slanted ladder to loft

  • Loft from main floor. Wide, slanted, fixed ladder leads to the loft

    Loft from main floor. Wide, slanted, fixed ladder leads to the loft

  • This is the view from the shower! The setting is simply incredible

    This is the view from the shower! The setting is simply incredible

  • Faux Franklin stove is SO CUTE & realistic! 2 heat settings, or no heat

    Faux Franklin stove is SO CUTE & realistic! 2 heat settings, or no heat

  • Kayak lessons are interesting and the river trips are great fun for all

    Kayak lessons are interesting and the river trips are great fun for all

  • Large parking area for drift boats/rafts, plus closer parking for your vehicle

    Large parking area for drift boats/rafts, plus closer parking for your vehicle

  • Before the river rock patio. No wonder it had to be done!

    Before the river rock patio. No wonder it had to be done!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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