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500 Acre Ranch on the Foot of Mount Shasta.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ranch House, 5 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8 but extra fee for over 6)

You will feel like you own your own ranch in the heart of the Old West

Water, water, water, every where water. Our Creek is Spring fed and our well abundant. Take long showers and enjoy the abundance of super clean, clear water.

This rental is a beautiful, unique and limited opportunity. Only one family or group will be able to take advantage of this offer at a time. It is like a Guest Ranch, but you have the place to yourself with solitude and privacy in a beautiful natural setting. Photographs just can not do it justice. There are spectacular views in all directions.

The ranch is in the heart of the Old West with numerous rivers and lakes nearby. It is 10 minutes North of downtown Mt. Shasta and 25 minutes South of Yreka. The McCloud River:45 minutes, The Upper Sacramento: 15 minutes, The Klamath (45 min.), the Trinity River (45 min.),the Pit River and Hat Creek (about one hour). Our on-site ponds abound in trophy size trout. A gin-clear, spring creek, full of trout, runs for 1 3/4 miles through the property. If you ever dreamed of helping your child catch a trout, this is the place to make real, that fantasy! The fishing is unsurpassed. To protect and preserve the Trout, only Barbless Flys are allowed in the ponds. It's a Catch and Release venue.

While extremely private, the ranch is less than five minutes from the city of Weed and 10 minutes from Mount Shasta City. Interstate 5 is 5 minutes away and the Weed airport is 10 minutes away.

If you want a secluded, and beautiful home base from which to explore Northern California and Southern Oregon this is an excellent venue.

The house lies at the end of a mile long, unpaved private country road. This secluded mountain valley provides spectacular 360 degree views. I often sit outside with a cup of tea or a cold drink and watch the views and wildlife as time seems to stand still. If you are an artist or bird watcher you will be captivated. The lighting is fantastic.

A small horse and cattle operation is run by two local cowboys who are also officers of the law in town. Their occasional presence on the range will help guard your privacy and will add a layer of security. Bill and Tim (policeman and Sheriff respectively) know the area well and can provide excellent information about the regions extensive recreational opportunities.

There is one main bathroom and an extra toilet in the laundry room area.

With all of the water around, it is amazing that there are no Mosquitoes or other biting insects to speak of. Having stayed at places where bug spray was a necessity, I believe this is a issue every vacationer should look into before committing to a rental property.

there is NO WiFi but cell phone reception is excellent for all Smart Phones and Tablets etc.

Keywords: Ranch House

More Details

Bill Broadhead
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Bill Broadhead

To own a trout fishing property has always been my dream. I never expected to find such a perfect location. I am an engineering consultant and expert witness. The Residual job stress melts away with each day at the ranch. While I have traveled the world, no place is more relaxing than a stay here at the ranch. I am married with three kids. My family loves our ranch vacations. We live in Southern California in the mountains above Santa Barbara. In the winters we come to the ranch to ski and board at Mount Shasta Ski Park, less than 30 minutes away.

Bill Broadhead purchased this house in 1997

Why Bill Broadhead chose Weed

Siskiyou county is at the heart of one of the best fishing, hiking and biking areas in the world. The air is clean and the sky blue. This area still holds the flavor or the Old American West. The small town honesty and hospitality are reminiscent of the values upon which the country was founded. If you want to get away from the stress of everyday life this is the place.

What makes this house unique

Seclusion and solitude prevail in a natural setting with the convenience of a town and Interstate freeway nearby. Crater Lake, Lava Beds National Monument and numerous other natural wonders make convenient day trips. This ranch is perfect for the family that loves the natural outdoors but wants to sleep comfortably indoors. Nearby museums and antique stores reflect the mystique of our American frontier days. The nearby town of Weed was established as a logging town. Other nearby towns sprang up with the great California gold rush.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eileen had a sharp eye and provided an abundance of useful feedback. If you care about giving your guests a quality experience you will enjoy her constructive criticism.

I should have given her 5 stars
Jun 2017
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Weed House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , more like a 1/4 bathroom for emergencies
  • 1.25
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double , full size with memory foam
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , full and twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Two Queen size Beds (Cherry wood sleigh bed with new Deluxe Tempur Pedic mattress in the master bedroom), two Bunk Beds with Memory foam.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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500 Acre Ranch on the Foot of Mount Shasta.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
Lafayette, California

Great spot! Fantastic views and fishing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we needed! Quaint house with everything you need for a long 3-day weekend, plus 500 acres to explore! The large pond at the bottom of the ranch had some beautiful fish in it. Saw some gigantic Rainbows cruising the shores and the tules and caught a beautiful Brown on a streamer after a LOT of casts! It was a great spot to let the little kids help reel in the fish and I highly recommend this spot for kids (ours are 5 and 3). They truly enjoyed exploring the property and feeding the horses. There is a lot of water on the property, so you have to keep them within sight just FYI...We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacularly fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, land and views far above our expectations. Perhaps "magical" is the best way to describe the beauty and peace of this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Jeffersonian paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you only read one line of this review, read this: Bill's place is worth booking and you should do it now.

As of recent years, we have gravitated towards quiet, secluded vacations, in places where you can enjoy nature, the scenery, and can sit all day without seeing another person. If this is what you're looking for, you must visit the ranch. The pictures don't really do the ranch justice. We were treated with amazing views of Mt. Shasta and the Cascades every day, out of nearly every window.

If you like to fly fish, Bill's ranch is an amazing place to stay. It's located a short drive from several world-famous rivers, and if you come home skunked and frustrated like we did on a couple of occasions, the feisty trout on the ranch are sure to bring a smile to your face. The big pond can be a little challenging to fish without a float tube, but it is filled with bugs and big fish. Wayne Eng, a local guide, is worth every penny (and then some) of his modest fee -- but he books up quickly, so call him months in advance.

Cowboys Tim and Bill, who work on the ranch, were often present but never intrusive. They're both friendly, salt of the earth guys who are happy to answer any questions you might have, or to just talk about fishing.

For the group that enjoys quiet vacations with beautiful scenery, this place is great. For the fly fisherman, I don't see how it gets any better than this, unless you're spending thousands of dollars to fly to a remote lodge. We'll definitely be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family exploration!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (2 adults, 2 kids 10 and 9) joined my brothers family of four (2 adults, 2 kids 6 and 4) for a week in Mount Shasta! Bill's place had everything we needed and more. We loved waking up to the cows and watching them eat and feed their young. Bill's ranch was a perfect hub for our adventures - from Deadfall's Lake to the McCloud Falls, we hit every exploration we had hoped to see and really enjoyed our time in the area. The house is fully stocked with everything you need - from dishes to knives to toilet paper! We dined at the house 4 of our 6 nights and were able to grill, cook on the stove, and use the oven with ease. The house was spacious and we really enjoyed dining on the front yard each night, with a view of Shasta in the earlier part of the evening and the stars at the end! The kids played hard in the yard and Tim was wonderful and patient with all our questions about the area and the kids questions about the cows and the horses. He really made the stay complete!!! Thank you, Tim!!

Some additional thoughts:

- The cell reception was great but we had to connect to the internet via our own plans. Excellent reason to disconnect and was happy to be away from the world but it made planning events and finding locations a bit difficult. We were all torn on the availability of the internet but were able to figure out everything we needed.

- Dog owners beware of the barbed wire fencing! My brother's city dog sliced her ear into three parts on the first night. She's a great dog and very well behaved but got too excited for a rabbit chase. If you, too, find yourself in need of pet care, note that Mt Shasta Animal Hospital does great work on sliced ears, and other emergencies! Agnus is as good as new!

- Bill describes all the area has to offer perfectly and we definitely took advantage of all his recommendations, as well as Tim and Bill's. There is extra driving involved and my advice is to be ready for all the driving. His place is perfect for that!

- We did not fish while on the ranch. My brother bought his gear on our hikes and gave that a go but didn't do any fishing on the property. The kids kayaked in the lower pond and that was a huge hit!

- The horses on the ranch are very friendly and the kids loved giving them attention. Like I said before, Tim was a saint and so patient and helpful when my daughters went running out with questions for him as soon as he arrived on site.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, rustic home, rural/ranch setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little, old house in a rural/ranch setting. Huge property with two fishing ponds, one small and one large. Lovely owner, Bill, was in contact via text messages. He was very attentive and responsive to our many questions. Thanks, Bill! Property manager, Tim, was very nice too but we hardly saw him.

Enjoyed the red kayak for the big pond. Didn't catch any fish, which was a bit sad but oh well. It happens. It was very hot when we visited so maybe the fish were hiding. FYI, this is a strictly catch and release property! Note that this is also a rustic setting with a mile-long dirt driveway so leave your fancy stuff at home! Bring jeans and boots, fly fishing gear, and your own food. Kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, plates, utensils, and mugs. Prior tenants tried their best but left food on the counter, washboard, and plates so ants were an issue our first two days. Just keep it really clean and if you don't leave a crumb, they go elsewhere. Don't use the ant spray and poison yourselves! The house is old and in the countryside so I think ants are normal. Also, bring bug spray as other insects are to be expected as well. Oh! Our first night a little frog hopped out of a bedroom and into the living room. Ha ha. He was cute. We rescued him and let him loose in the water outside.

Linens were a bit old but they sufficed. Washer and dryer were brand new and worked well. All kitchen appliances were fine too! Swamp cooler unit helped in the withering heat. It's not full AC but it helped for sure. Only wish list item would be a dishwasher but it's country living!

There is a fire pit--but it was hot and dry weather so we didn't want to risk trying it. A fire would definitely be fun in cooler (and safer) weather. Bill also provides a hammock but we were too busy fishing, napping, or exploring the area.

Overall, a good stay. Best part though was Bill, the nicest property owner ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were great. I couldn't get the house cleaning service booked so the guest cleaned the house herself and I waived the cleaning fee.
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Boulder, CO

Spectacular views, pastoral, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Bill's property is stunning. The house had everything we needed and was very clean. Beds were very comfortable and we were all relaxed for our week away.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Weed Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Local Brewery Weed
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
HI Low
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt Shasta Ski Park
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Siskiyou
Nearest Point of Interest
Ranch House
Nearest Point of Interest
Driveway begins
Car: necessary

Pick wild mountain blackberrys in July, August and September (the timing depends on the weather) . All you could ever want right out side the house. There is a new Skate board park near the end of the driveway!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

There is a Bed tax total of 10%
( it is actually broaken into 8% and 2%) . call if you need to know the legal terms for income tax purposes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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