Grand Lodge Right on the Trinity River: Fish, Relax and Enjoy the Great View!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Alpen Glow will dazzle you! Call us, Heidi and Steph (phone number is at right), to receive specials close to the date on this elegant, comfortable lodge overlooking the very close Trinity River (about a 45 second walk from the deck). We also have reduced rates for 3 or more nights, so call or email us (link at right) for the discount.
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.
FISH~KAYAK~RAFT~SUP~HIKE~SUP~GROOVE. NO MINIMUM STAY. DOG-FRIENDLY!
Alpen Glow is our grandest cabin. It looks out on the very close Trinity River and is located just off Steel Bridge Road, between Lewiston and Douglas City. It has a great deck with stairs down to the sweeping lawns bordered by huge trees and the river. This is a prime fall spot for salmon (summer-fall) and steelhead (winter-spring). Trout are in the river all year, including big German browns. Some groups, such as fishing clubs and family reunions, rent all of the cabins on the property for total privacy, but each one is oriented so that you don't feel crowded.
Alpen Glow has a huge kitchen with an Italian tile counter and bar. There is a gas stainless steel cooktop in the center island that's surrounded by Italian tile and butcher block, making meal prep a delight. It has a stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator and large dishwasher. The big pantry is well-stocked with the basics, plus lots of serving ware and nice touches for the table. There is a Keurig coffee maker with reusable pods to use your coffee in it, as well as a standard coffee maker.
The dining table expands to seat 10 and the expansive living room has a really pretty electric fireplace with beautiful 'flames,' as well as a whole-house furnace and swamp cooler. Also in the living room: the bookcase with great reads, a flat panel TV with satellite TV, plus a DVD/VCR combo and lots of good movies. Furnishings are tasteful with fine art and many antiques.
Several sliding doors open onto the enormous river deck which has a dining set, umbrella and many deck chairs and lounges. Graceful arbors over riverside sliders on the deck have beautiful seasonal flowers and vines. The shared BBQ/fire pit patio is great for roasting marshmallows, stargazing and tall tales.
Alpen Glow has two unique lofts upstairs (separate sleeping areas that don't face each other but are open to different views) plus 1 traditional bedroom on the main floor. The Master Loft has wonderful mountain views from the California King log bed; a wood stove with wood provided; a private deck with river view; a sitting area, a privacy screen that may be moved; a queen futon and a built-in daybed; a Jacuzzi tub (not a hot tub); double vanity; and a private shower and toilet. The closets are so large, we put a twin bed in one with plenty of room left over to accommodate an adult's or kid's gear. It's grander than a Harry Potter bed under the stairs, and great for parents to stash a kid, or for a single adult. There is a good reading light in it and we also have portable reading lights for use anywhere.
The River Loft has an incredible view from the plush, pillowtop queen log bed: it consists solely of river, mountains and sky!
There is a full tiled bath (shower/tub combination; toilet; vanity) on the main floor, right next to the main floor bedroom and just around the corner from the living room or kitchen. The bedroom has a fine queen wrought iron bed and a twin bed, too. It has dressers, a closet and a work station on one side of the closet for telecommuters to work in private.
Alpen Glow is one of our 5 great cabins on, or very close to, the river and part of a three cabin complex on prime Trinity River frontage. All have Wi-Fi and a land line phone (shared). We have everything from a romantic Miner's Cabin with a magical ambiance @ about $150/night to Alpen Glow, which has a very high WOW factor.
Because you can rent all 3 cabins here, this is a dandy location for reunions, quilters and company off-sites. It's also perfect for small weddings. All or most of your wedding party can stay right there! You're close enough to mix with everyone else, but not too close.
We have a parking area at the beginning of our property that's large enough to easily turn around with trailers on your vehicle, and plenty of parking space. You can unload, then just park it. Great for boats and larger vehicles, and boy, does this make fishing guides happy!
Rates are for up to 7 guests. If approved, you may be able to add a few more guests. We limit numbers to keep each cabin's septic system happy, as well as in consideration of water use. If approved, additional guests are $15.75 each per night.
Please contact us for discounts on stays of over 2 nights. Ask us about rates for stays of a week or more, which might be deeply discounted, especially in shoulder seasons (Sept-Oct and March into part of May).
We offer kayak, raft, cataraft and stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, lessons and guided trips. Our guided kayak trips include a lesson before departure. We are very good at teaching and supply everything you need. The river has gentle meanders with some mild but still fun rapids; or you can paddle on Lewiston Lake, which is also stunning (wonderful birding: great blue herons, bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey & more; we often see great blue herons, osprey, night herons and occasionally, bald eagles on our river trips).
We prefer Lewiston Lake to Trinity Lake because it has a 10 MPH speed limit, resulting in a peaceful place to SUP, kayak with kids and dogs, and fish. All raft trips on the river are guided by us, but you can rent a raft for lake use, too. If you'd rather raft and/or kayak the river unguided, we can arrange inflatable kayak (not great for steering, but very forgiving of rocks) and raft rentals.
We offer free stand-up paddleboard lessons and demos at our place (about 15 minutes upriver) and rent wonderful inflatable SUPs that you can carry in their backpack in a very small vehicle, then pump up at the lake. Our hard boards offer even more options for you! Pristine, stream-fed ponds just a few miles away provide warmer water than the river for floating on a tube, and are a nice option for families with small kids.
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.'
If you made it this far, then you know a lot about our cabins and the area, but you probably have questions and we'd love to answer them, so drop us an email or give us a call. You really are going to love this place!
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Member since: 2007
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Fishing is excellent. Learn to kayak from a legend, Steph Dutton; we'll even teach your dog. Kayak and raft rentals; river and lake tours; great meals can be provided. Historic Weaverville & Lewiston minutes away, but we're end-of-the-road private. Google Heidi Tiura & Steph Dutton to learn more about your hosts; we make your sure your adventure is memorable....moreless
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
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- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
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- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
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- Seating for 10 people
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $15
- Cleaning Fee $120
- Refundable Damage Deposit $125
- Tax Rate 5%
Please contact us for potential discounts on stays over 2 nights, as well as quotes for parties of 1-2 couples. We offer exceptionally generous discounts on longer stays.
If approved, additional guests might be increased with additional fees.
Pet Fees are per dog ($15 each) with number of dogs by approval only. Friendly dogs ONLY.
If necessary, we will review and correct quote before accepting the reservation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Our guided kayak and raft trips are often cited as guests' favorite event of their vacation, unless they're fishers; for fishers, it's fishing!
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Steph Dutton is a world-renowned kayaker who paddled from Canada to Mexico; he 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 tugboats in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Steph and Heidi are both Coast Guard licensed masters, and creators of Sanctuary Cruises on the Monterey Bay (Google: Sanctuary Cruises, Moss Landing). 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.
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 Lodge:
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.
- Primary: (530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
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Brand new deck with great see-through railings & wide stairway to the lawn!
Dine with a wonderful view of the Trinity River!
A huge leather sectional has replaced these couches. Pix coming soon!
Master loft bed to left behind screen; Jacuzzi tub, futon, private bath, deck
View from river. Rope swing. swimming hole are to left of this view
This was our guest's first steelhead!
We offer free SUP lessons & demos as well as rentals, incl. inflatables!
Built-in daybed, queen futon, deck overlooking river from master loft
BBQ patio has gas and Weber BBQs, a fire pit (wood incl) plus another dining set
Spacious lawn is great for playing with your kids and dogs. Maybe a nap
Handmade stained glass over dining area viewed from master loft
Large parking at entrance for boats and more. Unload by cabin, then park it
Huge deck overlooks the river. New stairs provide easy access to lawn and river!
Kitchen has it all! Pantry, bit of mud room door, island cooktop, dishwasher
Bedroom on main floor has a great queen bed and a nice twin. Main bath next door
River Loft log bed looks out on the Trinity River, mountains, sky. That's it!
There is an easy flow between living/dining/kitchen areas
The dining table expands to seat 8-10, plus 2 more at the bar
Full bath main floor has a tub, shower, toilet and a beautiful new tile job
Our raft and kayak trips can accommodate everyone. We teach & guide!
Log CalKing in master loft, Jacuzzi tub, huge closets, wood stove to left, bath
Watch salmon and river otters from the log swing or Alpen Glow's decks
Winter on the Trinity is tranquil and beautiful
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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