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Salmon, Steelhead, Trout! Very Close to River. Wood Stove, Hot Tub, Fire Pit

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There's a reason our little community is called Bucktail

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Last updated: 11/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (priced for 6)

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). We also offer a dandy extended stay rate for traveling medical professionals and others who need a home away from home, and we have a couple's rate when only one bedroom is used.

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 cable 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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(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love chasing bluebelly lizards, kayaking, splashing in the river, going to the nearby ponds, biking and hiking...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs and welcome friendly ones. No aggressive dogs allowed and absolutely no cats ever...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Honeysuckle-master bedroom: 1 queen

    Log bed; private porch...moreless

  • Rustic: 1 double

    Log bed, barnwood paneling, slider to river porch...moreless

  • Cedar Sanctuary: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

    Queen bed is a gorgeous mahogany sleigh bed!...moreless

  • 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

  • Honeysuckle (Master) Bath: toilet, shower

    Remodeled 2013; nice oak vanity...moreless

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    In central hall; next to laundry area...moreless

  • The Honeysuckle bath has a shower and the central bathroom has a tub with shower. Both have tile floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Very quiet and peaceful. If you love deer, you'll enjoy the daily visits by the does and their fawns. Osprey, kingfishers, owls, gray foxes, squirrels and a couple of very large jackrabbits all live in the 'hood...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We get compliments on our book selections. Games are in the sideboard...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, Scrabble, cards with poker chips...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your MP3s or ipods; we have a stereo docking/charging station as well as a Bose CD clock/radio (bring CDs for it)...moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat panel TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime...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
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Trinity River views and sounds. River is 1 minute walk from cabin...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Full use of our 600' river frontage, hot tub & fire pit...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:

    Oak table has a leaf and expands. 6 oak pressback chairs, plus several maple chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Whole house A/C...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer towels included...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Make all the calls you want in contiguous US EXCEPT information calls (dial 1.800.FREE411 for those)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Whole house gas plus a high-efficiency Monitor heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fabulous sheets! Fleece in winter, microfiber in summer...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty. Room for a boat. Paved...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Easy turnaround, too...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Shared with us but it gives you easy contact with the outside world...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Dish, bath and dog towels are provided. One roll of paper towels per visit; please bring more if you use a lot of them...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Soap included...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High-speed...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood provided; when possible, a cozy fire awaits winter visitors each afternoon. This is a great stove for cooking a soups, a pot of beans or stew...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    With filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good assortment of quality utensils for cooking inside and outside on gas or Weber BBQs...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of variety for up to 10 guests...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Nicely appointed kitchen: new gas stove. Anything you forgot and we didn't provide, we can probably loan you (we're just down the drive from you)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, sugar, flour; borrow anything from us!...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Guests are enthusiastically encouraged to use our fire pit, dining set, lounge chairs and hammock located on river patio in front of our own cabin...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We rent kayaks, standup paddleboards and rafts for the lakes or river; and lead great guided river trips...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Laughably small lawn; meadow front usually hosts several deer many times a day...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ + a Weber at your cabin. Outdoor dining set...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Very comfortable covered porch has a slight river view with wonderful river sounds. Plant-lined in summer. Perfect for drying gear...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Free introductory lesson on stand-up paddle boards at our cabin. We're on a wide and calm stretch of the river that's perfect for learning this sport. SUPs rented for lake use...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Great ponds less than a mile away provide warmer summer swimming than the river, but the river is lots of fun, too. Community pool in Weaverville...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Located upriver from our own cabin, and less than a minute's walk on the paved drive from Sow's Ear, the hot tub overlooks the Trinity River and is a great place for stargazing...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Quiet Season
Feb 21 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$145
$800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

High Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$175
$1,100

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$165
$900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. Send a request for dates to get an accurate quote.

Discounts are as follows:

$160 per night for 3-4 nights.

$150 per night 5 or more nights.

Quiet Season Rates:

$150 1-2 nights.

$135 for 3-4 nights

$120 or 5 more nights

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

Guided River or Lake 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

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Weaverville, Trinity Center or Redding
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Redding
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
299
Lewiston, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Limited catering available at Sow's Ear

Car: Recommended

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.

 

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, 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).


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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  • There's a reason our little community is called Bucktail

    There's a reason our little community is called Bucktail

  • Sow's Ear has lots of wood, comfy furniture & character

    Sow's Ear has lots of wood, comfy furniture & character

  • Counters are high-quality laminate but look like barnwood

    Counters are high-quality laminate but look like barnwood

  • Fall river view from Sow's Ear's porch

    Fall river view from Sow's Ear's porch

  • Kitchen to dining area

    Kitchen to dining area

  • Handmade log bed in the Rustic Bedroom; slider to front porch

    Handmade log bed in the Rustic Bedroom; slider to front porch

  • Extra high & sturdy bunk beds can accommodate adults in Cedar Sanctuary room

    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

    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)

    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

    The Trinity is about a minute's walk from the cabin

  • Great blue herons, belted kingfishers and osprey are all around us!

    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

    We don't get a lot of snow, but love it when we do

  • Dining table expands to seat 6 or more

    Dining table expands to seat 6 or more

  • Year-round, the front porch with bit of river view is our guests' favorite spot

    Year-round, the front porch with bit of river view is our guests' favorite spot

  • Amish armoire & other great antiques abound in the cabin

    Amish armoire & other great antiques abound in the cabin

  • Guests have full use of our 600' of riverfront, hot tub, fire pit & patio dining

    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

    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

    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

    What is summer vacation without marshmallows? Guests enjoying our river patio

  • We offer free SUP mini-lessons & demos. Super exercise & fun, even for dogs!

    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

    This view is a minute's walk from your cabin. Taken from river patio

  • Newly remodeled master bath has oak fixtures, shower, toilet

    Newly remodeled master bath has oak fixtures, shower, toilet

  • We teach & lead great kayak, raft and SUP trips on the river and Lewiston Lake

    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

    Deer love the leaves from the tree in front of Sow's Ear, so we cut them some

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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