Category: Lodging

Where to Stay in Siskiyou County’s “South County”

If you’re planning to visit Siskiyou County this fall to enjoy our spectacular fall foliage and crisp cool mornings followed by warm Autumn afternoons… you’ll need a place to stay. Our county is very large geographically and provides many great opportunities for gorgeous fall drives.

In addition to national chain hotels like Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn, Siskiyou County has a handful of unique, specialty lodging establishments that aren’t to be missed. Here are two “South County” lodging options for your next visit…










McCloud River Inn ($99 per night - $199 per night)
Located in historic McCloud, the McCloud River Inn transports you back in time with it’s picturesque peaked roof lines and Victorian charm. The McCloud River Inn is a Nationally Registered Historic Inn within walking distance of historic downtown McCloud. For more information about the Inn please visit them online at www.riverinn.com.









Mount Shasta Resort ($99 per night - $319 per night)
Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Shasta the Mount Shasta Resort is a beautiful resort with all the amenities you can ask for. An 18-hole golf course, day spa, dining and breathtaking views. It’s the perfect location for romance and quiet solitude to unwind and relax. For more information about the resort visit them online at www.mountshastaresort.com.

Wherever you stay during your visit in Siskiyou County you’re sure to encounter warm, friendly hospitality and a memorable experience.  For more information on lodging options and fall/winter activities please contact one of the local Chambers of Commerce. They’ll be able to provide you with great resources when planning your next visit to the top of California and historic Siskiyou County.


Spring days at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park

The Mt. Shasta Ski Park recently got a nice review on Best Ski Resorts. We’ve had some fine spring skiing at the Ski Park lately, with lots of blue bird days. The Revolution Terrain Park is hosting the night Rail Jam Friday, March 20th (registration 2:30-4:30, event starts at 5pm). Coming up on the race hill through March: The Over the Hill Classic is Saturday, March 28th and the Gene Landsmann “Super Slalom” is Sunday, March 29th. You can find more info about these gentle, friendly races at the Mt. Shasta Ski Team website. Keep an eye out for demo days at the Ski Park as well - you can try out some new skis or a snappy new board, thanks to local shops The Fifth Season and Shasta Basecamp.

While you’re in the area, stop by the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center where conditions have been great lately for skate skiing. The locals have been out enjoying the trails, and new comers can sign up for lessons on the weekends. Coming up on March 21st the Nordic center will celebrate at the Ernie Woodfield Party Tour, a tribute to a long-time skier and teacher that includes poker on skis and fun and games for all ages.

If you’re coming up for spring skiing, Dunsmuir is a great place to stay. You can enjoy beautiful days on the slopes, and then come back to this Sacramento River town that is the first to show signs of spring. Cave Springs Motel offers rooms, rustic cabins and vacation rentals not far from the river and the Dusnmuir Botanical Gardens. At the other end of town, the Dunsmuir Lodge boasts four acres of beautiful land that comes alive in the spring. As an added bonus, Dusnmuir has the best dining in the county: Cafe Maddalena’s, Sengthong’s and the Cornerstone Cafe. Also see the recent post on new comer, A Wild Thyme Cafe.

Come on up for spring skiing and a nice stay in Dunsmuir. It’s a great place to get away without having to spend a great deal of money. Keep an eye out for the dogwood and red bud - they’re usually the first trees to bloom, bringing white and pink flowers to the canyon.