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Garden Loft, Very Private, Cov. Gar. 1 BR. 1 BA. 1 Mi to MS.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


What we can offer our guests is close proximity to the town of Mt. Shasta and a very private, quiet setting. We are about .9 miles to town but live in the forest. Guests have killer views out of each window and a private deck for relaxation.

The loft has about 800 sq. ft. and the living room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen are all open with no walls between them. Guests have their own private carport to keep from the snow and sun.

There is a full kitchen with all conveniences except a dishwasher.

There is a queen size bed and a high quality pull out sofa-bed. Our space can accommodate 4 people.

We are pet-dander free and this is the reason we do not allow pets. Read our reviews and you will be convinced that the Garden Loft is the place for you.

We have two mountain bikes to borrow as well as two pairs of snowshoes. We have snow sleds and luges as well.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About The Owner

Sandy and I moved here 34 years ago from the Bay Area because of our love of backpacking. No Regrets! We raised our family here. Both Sandy and I are retired teachers. Sandy elem. school and me, high school. We love outdoor activities as well as jewelry making, playing piano, gardening, knitting, swimming,exercising, hiking, wood working and sailing.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1977

Why The Owner chose Mount Shasta

The garden loft is a great get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of one's home. Guests have called our garden loft serene with a special feeling of calmness. One is in the forest yet only a short hike to the downtown area.

What makes this cottage unique

Our visitors will enjoy the privacy and solitude as well as the close proximity to town, skiing, and many other outdoor activities that Mt. Shasta is known for. Park in the carport that is steps from the front door of the loft. Enjoy the 1 acre of flowers during the Spring, Summer and Fall. How about a two person shower with two shower heads!! Total relaxation awaits you here.


Mount Shasta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A shower for Two!!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) pull out sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Garden Loft, Very Private, Cov. Gar. 1 BR. 1 BA. 1 Mi to MS.
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 96 reviews

Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail and craftsmanship of the garden loft are wonderful. The gardens are a work of art and labor of love. Private and quiet, just far enough out of town yet close to everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect spot for a mountain visit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 2 relaxing nights at the Garden Loft. Our accommodations couldn't have been any nicer. Clean, bright and tastefully decorated with room to spare. So much better than any hotel room. John and Sandy are friendly hosts and were very helpful with ideas on places to visit during our stay...we especially liked that the hosts had placed binders in the apartment with loads of information on everything you would want to know about the area....which we definitely took advantage of. We felt like we were invited guests! The location of the apt was nestled in a wooded area overlooking Mt.Shasta and John's beautiful gardens...we do wish we had more time to spend there.

For anyone looking for a great accommodations, I would highly

recommend "The Garden Loft". John and Sandy were so thoughtful that they left a bottle of wine in the refrigerator to help us celebrate our anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great get away in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the garden loft. It was very comfortable for my husband, our two school aged children, and me. We used it as our base as we explored the area: lakes, hiking, waterfalls, snow up on Mt. Shasta in June!, and the headlands of the Sacramento River. John is a very warm and friendly man, and he gave us excellent suggestions for activities. We highly recommend staying here for the comfort level and the easy access to so many beautiful places in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeway, TX

Beautiful and comfy loft, lovely gardens, peaceful location, superb hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our choice for 2 nights in Mt. Shasta. John and Sandy are probably the best hosts I've ever encountered in decades of travel. The love put into their extensive gardens shines through with blooms everywhere. Everything you need for a comfortable stay, and a very quiet location backing onto woods abundant with birds and nature all around, plus views of Mt. Shasta. THANK YOU!! P.S. The bulbs made it home ;-) THANKS>>>>>

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina and California

Wanted to stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful place. The loft was spacious, light-filled, beautifully decorated, immaculate, and the kitchen was well-appointed. The gardens were gorgeous (and very inspiring, as my husband and I are newly retired and are starting to develop our own gardens). The owners were friendly and available, but not at all intrusive. I hope to be able to come back often!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Foresthill, CA

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Every so often you come across people or places you know will stay in your hearts forever. Our stay at the Garden Loft gave us both people and a place of that caliber. The loft is absolutely perfect. We were "at home" as soon as we arrived. Everything we needed was provided, including a lovely bottle of wine in celebration of my husband's birthday. The kitchen is complete and there is even some room left over to store food items, the linens are scrumptious, everything is immaculate, the t.v./vcr are very user friendly and there are binders full of all sorts of information. Because of the way the bed faces, we woke up each morning looking at tall pines. The other windows have glorious views of either the lush garden and/or Mount Shasta. And then we started to notice all the detail that has been built into the loft, things that maximize the space or simply add class and interest. And we can't forget Sandy and John Hansen, our hosts. Amazingly hospitable and friendly people. It all blended into a wonder-filled adventure we will never forget and hope to repeat often.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a great review. Are you sure you were staying with us? (joke) Thank you so much for your kind words and we do look forward to seeing you once again. John
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
numerous ones
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mt. Shasta Resort
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Dunsmuir
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bistro 107
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Shasta Ski and Board Park
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Siskiyou
Car: recommended

Sandy and I propagate Shasta Lilies and we probably have the largest concentration (no. per acre) of Shasta Lilies in California and Oregon. When they bloom the fragrance rivals any flower from Hawaii. One bloom in a room will permeate an entire home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a $40 cleaning charge added to each "stay" no matter if it is 2 day stay or an 8 day stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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