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Spectacular River View In Charming Country Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, sleeps 12

This is our "home away from home" and is a non-smoking vacation spot. Originally purchased by Dick and Carol Crabill (my in-laws), we loved spending quality family time here while our kids were growing up. You can fish or golf nearby, or ski/snowboard less than an hour away from this beautiful spot in the country. If you are looking for comfort and charm in a peaceful, serene setting, you'll find it in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a large Great Room that sleeps up to 12 people. Beautiful views of the countryside can be seen from every room in the house. Beds include one Cal King, one Queen, and 2 Twin beds in the bedrooms. One full size leather hide-a-bed is in the living room with an additional leather couch complete with 2 recliner chairs on each end of the couch. A Queen sleeper sofa and full-size hide-a-bed are in the Great Room. Internet access is available throughout the home via a Wifi network. A computer and printer are set up in the Great Room alongside a beautiful baby grand piano. A full kitchen is complete with a dishwasher and everything you need (cookware, dishes, silverware, and a supply of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, flour, sugar, seasonings and a few extras). There is an indoor grill in the kitchen or you can BBQ outside on the patio. A large selection of videos and DVDs are available for all ages to view on the large HDTV in the living room or 3 other TVs located throughout the home. The Great Room has an XBox and Nintendo 64 with a selection of games for kids. We also have a variety of board and card games in the Great Room, as well as a ping pong table in the garage. Two sets of golf clubs are available to use at the nearby golf course. Inside laundry room has a large capacity washer and dryer. Firewood is provided for the wood burning stove in the living room. A patio table with chairs plus a 2-seated glider are located on the back deck overlooking the expansive countryside and breathtaking river view. (However, the patio table and chairs are put away during the winter.) Restaurants and groceries are within a 10 minute drive. This is a great 'getaway' retreat on 3 acres, nestled away from the main road down a country lane, and plenty of parking is provided on the long driveway. The house is close to an 18-hole golf course in Fall River Mills and plenty of fishing nearby in the summer. Mt. Shasta is a 45-minute drive away for winter skiing and snowboarding. This is strictly a non-smoking rental and is the perfect vacation home any time of the year!

Property Manager
Jayne Crabill Peddy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2016

About Jayne Crabill Peddy

I currently live in the Gold Country of northern CA, and this home is my family's favorite vacation spot. My in-laws purchased this home, and although they are no longer with us, we have special memories here and love to return to this place as often as possible.

Jayne Crabill Peddy purchased this chateau / country house in 1980

Why Jayne Crabill Peddy chose Shasta Cascade

This property is part of our family history and is very special to us.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The beautiful views surrounding the home are amazing and are best seen in person as I have been told by previous renters that the photos on this site don't do it justice. It is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a perfect home away from home you provided us in your lovely Crabill Lane Cottage! The house is so comfy and cozy with everything we needed provided. All of us enjoyed our mornings and evenings on the wisteria laden deck. The cool breezes were delightful after a long day fishing or hiking, and the views were simply stunning. Our boys loved seeing the deer and the occasional osprey along the river and in the fields. We were delighted to add a few new birds to our birding list, and fell in love with the California Quail covey that visited most every evening and morning. Thank you so much for our wonderful vacation -- we will see you again, for sure!
Jul 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Spectacular River View In Charming Country Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious and well-equipped home with a lovely view. The owner goes out of her way to be accommodating. Would highly recommend when you're visiting the Fall River Valley.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I appreciate your kind words. :) Jayne
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Wonderful, cozy home - exactly as depicted in photos and descriptions

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the Crabill Country Cottage immensely. We were greeted by the property manager, Kelly, shortly after arriving. Jayne, the owner, had arranged for a lovely fruit bowl, which we all enjoyed sampling - particularly our 13 year old, who loved the kiwis.

This home was cozy and delightful, with plenty of room for all of us and the granddaughter and family who joined us for fun and games one evening. We all loved sitting on the deck, especially in the early morning and evening. The view is spectacular, as advertised!! We watched deer in the fields, and counted many new birds for our birding list, including an amazing Golden eagle that swept the fields below us morning and evening, stopping to sit on his high-line roost for us to view him through the telescope.

Our two teenage grandsons enjoyed the collection of movies and separate viewing area, so they could enjoy their time without grown-ups. As for us, the peace and quiet on the deck and being totally unplugged for our stay was the best respite we could imagine. We fished the Fall River and Hat Creek with guides from Clearwater Lodge, we experienced Burney Falls, which is breathtaking, and we spent an afternoon driving to Mt. Shasta for dinner and another day driving to the summit of Mt. Lassen for exploring and a picnic.

With our granddaughter and her family residing nearby in Burney, we will definitely be looking forward to our next visit to Crabill Lane. Thank you so much, Jayne and Kelly for making our stay such a wonderful experience.

Janice, Michael, Rusty, Greyson & Gavin

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to your return! I am glad you enjoyed the fruit basket. I happened to be up at the house right before your arrival and was able to put that together for you. Wish I could be up there more often and do that for everyone. :) Jayne
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One of the Best !

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property. My family and friends often rent vacation properties and this is one of the best we have stayed at. The house has everything that you could need or want and it is immaculately clean. Plenty of room for you and your friends or family. Close to all the activities in the valley. The patio and yard are a great bonus and the views are spectacular. The view from the master bedroom is especially wonderful. Working with the owner and manager was easy and very pleasant. I would definitely stay here again. In fact I am looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Christie! It was great having you and your friends as guests in our home. Hope you will be able to return again soon. :) Jayne
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So comfortable, and the views!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home provides terrific views 24/7, complete comfort, and a floor plan that serves an extended family stay very well. There are entertainment resources for all ages, including DVD's, music, games, and a baby grand!

The kitchen is equipped for any meal you want to prepare, with plenty of storage for whatever food you bring. I can't wait to return in warmer weather to enjoy the patio.

The owner provides extensive information about the house and the area. She is quick to respond to emails. We were a little high maintenance with last minute requests to changes arrival and departure dates, and she was pleasantly accommodating.

The property manager is available for any issues that may arise and is a pleasure to meet.

The telescope was a fun surprise and my husband enjoyed using it.

We visit family in the area as often as possible, and this home will be a first choice in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, it was a pleasure to have you and your husband in our home over the Christmas holiday. I am glad you want to return; you are welcome anytime!
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay - wonderful accommodations, land and views. This area of CA is truly a hidden treasure, so close to Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and Burney Falls. The five of us had plenty of room to spread out and cook wonderful meals in the well-appointed kitchen. We also enjoyed local hospitality while participating in the Fall River Century, a truly lovely bike ride. We plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were two families who rented out this amazing property for 3 nights during the memorial day weekend. We were seeking an escape from our crazy busy lives and this small town with a population of 300 odd people looked like the perfect place to get away from it all. And boy did we make the best decision ever.

The house was perfect for all our needs. Apart from having all the amenities we could ever ask for, the house itself excludes a certain warmth that makes you feel welcome. The artwork in and around the house that were created by the actual people who lived there gives that extra bit of personality to the house which I have rarely seen elsewhere.

The south facing deck with the un-interrutped and expansive views of the river, the fields, the snow capped Lassen peak and other mountains is indeed a visual spectacle. My wife and I both agreed that this view bettered the ocean facing homes that had until then been our favorite vacation rentals. Apart from the sounds of the birds, some water fowls and occasional deers there is nothing to disturb your peace and privacy. At night the sky lights up with a million stars. Using the sky guide app on my iphone, my wife and I spent a long time identifying stars, formations and and the milk way. We even saw two shooting stars. There is very little light pollution, so the sky is amazing to look at during the night.

We spent one day at Lassen, an hour's drive away and 1 day at Lava Beds National monument which takes an hour and half. Lava Beds really is a hidden gem. It is a small park with very few visitors, but so much to offer. We spend a whole day exploring the caves there.

Kelly, the property manager lives in the only other house in that neighborhood. She was the most kind and warm lady. Knowing how much it would mean to the kids, she invited us over to spend some fun time with her 2 horses and dogs. For the kids, this became the highlight of the trip. Getting to feed the horses, even mount them, that was super exciting for them and must admit it was a lot of fun for us adults too.

A word of thanks to Jayne the owner who left no stone unturned in making sure we had all the information we needed about the house and where to find things, how to operate equipments etc. This level of detail I have rarely found in other vacation rental owners. So thanks a lot for that.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mukesh, I really appreciate what you wrote. Thanks to you as well for being such terrific guests. And I agree Kelly is a wonderful person -- I couldn't ask for a better property manager. I hope you will come back again soon. Jayne
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Redding, CA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fall River Mills
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 299
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Crumbs in McArthur, CA
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Shasta
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Lake Britton
Car: necessary

Burney Falls State Park is 30 minutes away. Hat Creek, known for fishing, is 20 minutes away. Lassen National Park is an hour away. Skiing and snowboarding are available 45 minutes away at Mt. Shasta. Boating opportunities are available on the Fall River (15 minutes away) and at Lake Britton (30 minutes away).


Rates & Availability

McArthur Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

The refundable damage deposit is two-fold: $250 for smoking and $250 for damage. (You automatically will forfeit $250 if you smoke on the property.)

The 10% tax on rent and cleaning is a county requirement.

I now provide a 20% reduction on my current nightly rental rate if you have rented from me before.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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McArthur Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2074 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are equipped with towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toilet paper, Kleenex, and hairdryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has private bathroom & sliding glass door to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has Cal King bed & cabinet w/ TV for videos
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Has small TV above dresser for videos
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa & full-size hide-a-bed in Great Room + TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has full-size leather hide-a-bed in living room + lg TV
  • Master bedroom has Queen bed, dresser w/ mirror, tall dresser, two night stands, mirrored closet, and adjacent master bathroom. Beautiful view through sliding glass door in master bedroom leads to back deck. Second bedroom has Cal King bed, big chair, closet with shelves, and cabinet with TV for watching videos. Third bedroom has two twin beds, desk, cabinet for closet space, and TV above dresser for watching videos. The large Great Room, which can be closed off for privacy, serves as another bedroom with its queen sleeper sofa in front of the TV and a full-size hide-a-bed along the wall. (A baby grand piano is in this room as well as a computer and printer.) The front living room includes a full-size leather hide-a-bed. (Also located in this room are a large flat screen TV for videos and a telescope.) All linens, blankets, comforters, and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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