Salmon, Steelhead, Trout! Very Close to River. Wood Stove, Hot Tub, Fire Pit(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (priced for 6)
Just some of the reasons you'll love Sow's Ear: Great fishing access, hot tub overlooking the Trinity River, end of the road quiet. Fantastic covered porch with nice seating, a bit of river view, room to dry waders and gear and maybe enjoy a glass of wine. Dog-friendly and no minimum stay. Also, this place has a great vibe.
Some cabins are advertised as being on the river, but when you get here, you'll be hard pressed to find it. We're very clear in stating Sow's Ear is one cabin up from the river. You have a better view of it, access to it and sounds from it than some of those cabins advertised as being on it. Our own cabin is one of the closest ones to the river on the entire Trinity and since our guests have full use of our cabin's riverfront patio, hot tub and more, as well as someone to borrow stuff like tape, or a wrench, or a compressor, or flour (not to mention a dead battery jump!), they win all the way around.
Sow's Ear is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin that is priced for up to 6 guests, but it's quite popular for couples, so we have special rates for a party of two using one bed (call 530.778.3444 for those rates). We will consider a few guests over 6, but try to keep numbers down to keep our septic system happy. If approved, additional guests over a total of six are $15.75 each per night.
You can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime on the SMART TV, and a really good selection of books awaits you. Sow's Ear has Wi-Fi. Guests get free introductory lessons on SUPs (stand-up paddle boards). We're on a wide and calm stretch of the river that's perfect for learning this sport. There is excellent hiking right outside your door, and who doesn't enjoy watching the deer that wander through the yard daily?
Sow's Ear has a wood stove (wood provided), central heating and air-conditioning, a full laundry (supplies provided) and a well-stocked kitchen. It is just 5 minutes or so off 299, but end-of-the-road quiet, and very easy to reach on fully paved roads. It's our only cabin of five that is not directly on the Trinity River, but it's less than a minute's walk down the drive and you have full use of our 600+ feet of riverfront, complete with hammock, chairs, fire pit, more BBQs, a shaded dining set AND that hot tub overlooking the river.
Each bedroom is unique and tastefully furnished. The master bedroom, Honeysuckle, has a custom queen log bed and a sliding door to the large covered porch. The Rustic has a double size log bed and a slider to the river porch. You can see and hear the river from the living room, porch and the Rustic and Honeysuckle bedrooms. The Cedar Sanctuary room that looks out on the rosemary garden is completely paneled in cedar tongue & groove.
Bringing your own boat(s)? Bucktail put-in is across the river and up a few hundred yards. Sow's Ear has proven to be a very popular cabin for fishers, who can tie their boats off to the trees overnight. Their catarafts are safe on the river bank, or on our lawn. Remember: Our shoreline is your shoreline. You can dine overlooking the river, lounge in the hammocks, or fish from the shore.
KAYAK~SUP~RAFT! Bring tubes or smaller rafts for playing in front of our cabin.
Spring-Fall: We offer top notch sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals; guided raft trips and rentals; and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) demos, lessons and rentals. Our kayak lessons and guided river trips are exceptional. Check out our bio to see why. We are very good at teaching and guiding, never pushing you beyond your comfort zone, yet showing you how to expand it with our help.
Fly fishers love our cabins. Michael Caranci of The Fly Shop in Redding says of thems:
'For sheer seclusion, access, and cozy, comfortable accommodations, the cabins at the Trinity River Adventure Inn are certainly among the best.'
If you're looking for comfort, peace and very reasonable rates, you're going to love Sow's Ear.
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Member since: 2007
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (2): Hand-made custom log bed and a mahogany sleigh bed; Double Beds: (1) Hand-made custom log bed; Sleep Sofa: (1) Queen-sized, also very comfortable for one person to sleep on couch without folding out. Stacked bunk Beds (2). These are adult-sized, sturdy and with plenty of headroom on the bottom bunk....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $15
- Refundable Damage Deposit $50
- Cleaning Fee $85
- Tax Rate 5%
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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Incredible fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout & more; fantastic winter steelhead runs. Year-round Ocean Kayak sit-on-top kayak lessons, demos, sales, rentals and guided river or lake trips; raft rentals, or guided river or lake trips. Great for fishing, birding and parties with smaller kids and big dogs. We cater to chickens.
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, or skiing Mt. Shasta (they also have a really cool ski haus in Dunsmuir that's minutes from Shasta's Ski Park)..
Why the Owner Chose Lewiston, 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 (Alpen Glow, Miner's, Carriage House) or darn close to it with full use of our riverfront (Sow's Ear).
- Primary: (530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
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There's a reason our little community is called Bucktail
Sow's Ear has lots of wood, comfy furniture & character
Counters are high-quality laminate but look like barnwood
Fall river view from Sow's Ear's porch
Kitchen to dining area
Handmade log bed in the Rustic Bedroom; slider to front porch
Extra high & sturdy bunk beds can accommodate adults in Cedar Sanctuary room
A favorite guest. He and his wife are serious catch & release fly fishers
Just down the road a tiny fawn tops off from mom (mid-air fuel stop)
The Trinity is about a minute's walk from the cabin
Great blue herons, belted kingfishers and osprey are all around us!
We don't get a lot of snow, but love it when we do
Dining table expands to seat 6 or more
Year-round, the front porch with bit of river view is our guests' favorite spot
Amish armoire & other great antiques abound in the cabin
Guests have full use of our 600' of riverfront, hot tub, fire pit & patio dining
Master bedroom with handmade log bed & private bath, slider to honeysuckle porch
Queen sleigh bed in Cedar Sanctuary room which also has stacked, tall bunk beds
What is summer vacation without marshmallows? Guests enjoying our river patio
We offer free SUP mini-lessons & demos. Super exercise & fun, even for dogs!
This view is a minute's walk from your cabin. Taken from river patio
Newly remodeled master bath has oak fixtures, shower, toilet
We teach & lead great kayak, raft and SUP trips on the river and Lewiston Lake
Deer love the leaves from the tree in front of Sow's Ear, so we cut them some
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017
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