4 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms
Lindy and Dan Fay
About Lindy and Dan Fay
Our family fell in love with the McCloud area while visiting friends for the 2005 New Years holiday. We loved the idea of buying a home that allowed us to enjoy the small town right from our front porch, and have everything we needed within a short walking or biking distance. Restoring and renovating Toad Hollow has been a remarkable journey, and we absolutely love sharing it with families from all over the world. After all these years, we are still discovering new places to explore, and never grow tired of the beauty of the changing seasons, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and trails.
Lindy and Dan Fay purchased this House in 2005
Why Lindy and Dan Fay chose McCloud
McCloud is a slice of heaven in Northern California. Enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful mountain getaway without the crowds. Don't worry about holiday freeway traffic jams, just head north on I-5, open the door and relax!
What makes this House unique
2 blocks to gift shops, art galleries and Restaurants -15 min. to skiing/boarding at Shasta Ski Park- from $25/day adult -10 min. to world-class trout fishing on McCloud Lake, and the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers -Just a just a short drive to numerous mountain lakes that are world renowned for their fishing and beauty, including Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake. -1 hour to live Shakespeare at Ashland, OR -5 minutes to McCloud Golf Club, one of the first golf courses in Northern California. -Easy access to numerous hiking trails, including the Squaw Valley Creek Trail, McCloud River Falls Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. -Take a dance class at the beautifully restored McCloud Country Dance Hall. -Located just off of Hwy. 89, Toad Hollow is a perfect home base if you choose to explore the views with a drive along beautiful Highway 89 to Mt. Lassen, along the Scenic Byway, or to explore the Lava Beds National Monument, Medicine Lake Highlands and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. From the old mill-town architecture in McCloud to countless vistas and wildlife in the surrounding area, McCloud, and the Shasta Cascade Region are a photographer's dream. Short drive to golfing, fishing, hiking, caving, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, and more!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a fun weekend at Toad Hollow. Not too much snow, but we made the best of it by hiking the falls of the McCloud River and enjoying the town. We'd love to go back sometime!
We are so happy that you were able to do some hiking. It is unusual to be able to get to the Falls this time of year, and from the pictures that we saw, it looked like they put on quite a show. We would love to have you back any time.
Wow - A lovely home
I still think of Toad Hollow - a lovely Mill home, well built and beautifully decorated. Mc Cloud is a quiet town that will bring you back in time. The home is situated one street back from the little down town, nice to walk to in the morning. A beautiful view of Mt Shasta from the property. Close to Mc Cloud falls - a got to see ! Also the next town north is Shasta, also really nice. Thank you Lindy - We look forward to coming back.
We are so happy that you had a chance to enjoy Toad Hollow, and McCloud's charm. You really need to try to get back another time. Each season is so different. Winter snow, Spring and Summer flowers and waterfalls, and Fall foliage with all of the colors. Thank you again, for being so considerate, and for taking such good care of the home.
Great house! Great location!
The house was great and exceeded all of our expectations. Kitchen, bath, bedrooms fully equipped with all essentials. The amazing view of Mt. Shasta from the front lawn was spectacular. The owners were extremely kind and helpful and had wonderful recommendations. We would highly recommend this property.
Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Toad Hollow, and got to experience our beautiful mountain. I hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you in the future.
Lindy & Dan
Cute, cozy and clean!
Toad Hollow was perfect for our family (myself, my brother and sister-in-law, their two kids and my two Labradoodles) and we all have fallen in love with McCloud and the Mount Shasta area. This is a historic mill house in a friendly and down-to-earth former lumber town, surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in California. On a clear day, you can walk out the door and see the majestic Mt. Shasta towering over the end of the street. As long-time Tahoe skiers, the nearby Mt Shasta resort was a revelation--small and friendly, a remarkably uncrowded and inexpensive alternative to Squaw Valley etc., with a range of easy to challenging runs and great powder, without the hassle of spending #s of hours in I-80 traffic. The whole Shasta-Trinity area is a recreational paradise, and the cultural pleasures of Ashland, OR are only an hour away. Back in McCloud, the owners have restored Toad Hollow with love and care, so it is very functional and comfy while still retaining its old-time charm. The location is ideal--you can walk anywhere in town on plowed roads (including the lovely, dog-friendly McCloud Hotel, where we made new friends and enjoyed a bubbly, musical New Year's Eve dinner in magical surroundings). Lindy was communicative, accommodating and organized. No problems with directions, instructions on how the house worked, special requests, and lots of great suggestions on activities, sights to see restaurants, etc. The house is intelligently laid out for a large family (although note that the upstairs bathroom is attached to the master bedroom--not a problem for our family, and the downstairs queen bedroom has an en suite bathroom for light sleepers like me) and the fenced front and back yards were the perfect, safe playground for dogs and kids. We are already planning our next adventure here and imagining what it must be like in the summer. Thank you for sharing your home and town with us, Fay family!
Great place to stay for a girls week
I booked Toad Hollow for myself, 3 friends, and my little dog to visit Mt. Shasta and do some day hiking. It was a great place to stay! The bedrooms were all comfortable, the kitchen was a wonderful combination of modern appliances and original touches, and the living areas were very welcoming. It was quite warm when we were there, but there's a whole-house fan the really cools down the 3 bedrooms upstairs quickly in the late afternoon/evening. Those bedrooms share a sizeable bathroom that's entered via one of the bedrooms, so put your soundest sleeper there. The downstairs bedroom has it's own bathroom, but the trade-off is that the whole-house fan doesn't hit downstairs so you need a regular fan and it doesn't cool down quite as much as the upstairs. House and yard were extremely clean and well kept, plenty of parking for our two cars in front of the house, with more parking we rarely used in the back. Good supplies and equipment in the kitchen; we enjoyed hanging out on the front porch watching the world go by and cooking each evening after being out and about all day. There's a nice size fenced yard with lots of grass for a little dog to roll around in. Great hikes we did in the vicinity include Squaw Valley/Cabin Creek and the Pacific Crest Trail to Porcupine Lake, along with the much more local McCloud waterfall walk/hike. At the house there's also a one-page guide for a walking tour of the historic buildings in McCloud, which is another interesting way to spend an hour or two. All 4 of us agreed this was one of the best places we've booked over the years!
We hope that you will get back soon, to further explore the area. After almost ten years, we keep finding new places that we didn't know existed. Life on the porch is one of our favorite pastimes, so we are happy that you got to enjoy that wonderful part of McCloud.
Wonderful place to stay
Toad Hollow is located in a quiet neighborhood
It has a lovely backyard where we ate dinner.
Nice hotel nearby has dinner also?
House has everything you could need.
Owner was very helpful describing how to use everything and had lots of info on local attractions.
I would recommend this home to anyone!
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in the McCloud area, and that Toad Hollow worked out well for you. We look forward to having you back for future fishing trips, or just for a relaxing get-away. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Toad Hollow.
10 Min from I-5 on the southern slope of Mt. Shasta.