Surrounded by an edible and native landscape, and with amazing views of Mt Shasta and the surrounding mountains this modern farmhouse is a true retreat. This home was built in 2002 at the base of Mt Shasta and just minutes from downtown Mt Shasta. The property is very centrally located to skiing, hiking, swimming, and shopping.
This cozy home was built to be ecologically friendly, comfortable for couples or families, and is surrounded by berry filled gardens. A combination of passive solar and super-insulation building technologies were implemented to withstand the extreme seasonal temperatures of this northern California mountain town. The interior finishes were constructed using locally harvested and recycled wood.
The property (4,400 ft elevation) is located at the base of Mt Shasta and minutes to the Everett Memorial Hwy that begins in Mt Shasta City and ends at Panther Meadows (7500 ft elevation). From every corner of the property there are mountain views including Castle Crags, Mt Eddy (and the Trinity Mtn Range beyond), Black Butte, Rainbow Ridge, Spring Hill, and Mt Shasta itself. Dusk is a spectacular time of day here.
SPECIFICS ABOUT THE HOUSE
The farmhouse interior features amazing views from every window, a slab dining room table seated for 10, a spacious well-equipped kitchen designed for large groups, a 6-burner Viking stove, 2.5 natural stone tiled bathrooms, a claw foot tub, radiant heat, wireless internet, Direct TV, local phone, and 3 bedrooms. The farmhouse sleeps 9 people comfortably- not including infants in port-a-cribs or kids doubling up in bunk beds.
Bedroom #1- King Bed
Bedroom #2- (2) Twin-over-Full Bunk beds
Bedroom #3- Queen bed, Twin bed
The exterior features amazing views in every direction, a gas grill, a kitchen herb garden, and seasonal access to 8 types of berries and a young fruit bearing orchard. Several porches provide shady respite in the summer and alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the back porch. The grape covered pergola becomes our makeshift outdoor kitchen in the summertime. Truly, this home is wonderful anytime of the year.
SEASONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE MT SHASTA AREA
Summertime in Mt Shasta is warm and dry- perfect for hiking, swimming in the glacial lakes and Lake Siskiyou (headwater to the Sacramento River), fishing, kayaking, berry picking, cycling (year-round), and even backcountry skiing.
The light and colors of Autumn makes for lovely walks and gorgeous experiences checking out the local geologic features: Black Butte peak, Saturn Caves, and Hedge creek Falls, for example.
Winter on the mountain is amazing for all ages and skill level- whether skiing at the Mt Shasta Nordic Ski Association or Mt Shasta Ski Park trails or carving your own backcountry trails on the mountain. Winter it is a magical time of year.
Finally, Spring is for climbing the mountain, and any of the above, or grabbing a pair of binoculars, glass of wine in hand, and charting the route of your loved one ascending from the living room window!