Category: McCloud

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.


Annual Mount Shasta Elks Charity Golf Tournament is Tomorrow!

The 2011 Mount Shasta Elks Annual Charity Golf Tournament takes place tomorrow at the McCloud Golf Club. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and benefits hospice, Meals on Wheels, the Siskiyou Humane Society and Elks Christmas baskets program.

Cost: $75 per player (four-man scramble)

For more information please call 530.926.2138







2011 McCloud Heritage Days are this Weekend!

This year’s McCloud Heritage Days will take place Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21st in historic downtown McCloud. This family friendly festival offers a variety of activities and events, most of which are free. For special events requiring tickets, please stop by the Heritage Junction Museum in McCloud for tickets.

Take a stroll back in time and relive the area’s unique heritage. St. Joseph’s barbeque tri-tip dinner from 5:00-8:00 pm and an old fashioned melodrama “The Strange, Secret Saga of the Star-Crossed Stage Coach Station or Black Berta Goes the Wong Way” held at 7:00 pm begin the festivities on Friday. The melodrama is an annual fundraiser for the Heritage Junction Museum(320 Main Street) and is locally written and produced with local talent and is based loosely on an actual event in area history. Tickets are an affordable $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children. The tri tip dinner is a fundraiser for the local parish and is held in a unique heritage church (213 Colombero St) Tickets are $12.50 per person. Saturday there will be Law Dawgs and Pistolleros Wild West Reenactors; an Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Street Faire; Edelweiss German Singers and Dancers; Homespun Duet, Bruno Grassi, musician extraordinaire, Evelyn Horner and the Berryvale String Band, the McCloud Garden Club selling delicious homemade pies, the famous Firemen’s breakfast, more melodrama performances (2:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.); art show; Smoky the Bear and Sparky appearances, and a variety of food and displays and activities by many local groups. The Brown Dog Gallery art show is featuring five amazing artists: Victoria Brenner (oils), Hillary Mills (oils), Don Feickert (Floating Feathers), Janet Biondi (pastels), and Ryan Schuppert (metal works).

On Sunday, In the morning there is a community worship service at the Community Presbyterian Church. The Street Faire continues along with the pop string musical group, Shasta Swing Thing. A last melodrama performance will be held at 2:00 p.m. This promises to be a fun packed three days! Come and join in the festivities!

Street Faire vendors (handmade arts, crafts, and antiques and collectibles as well as food) and historic or heritage demonstrations, displays, and entertainers are welcome and encouraged; contact the Heritage Days Committee for more information.

Event Contact: Annette Spitsen 530.964.2558 or [email protected]


Pie Social, Mushroom and Wine Festival for Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t miss the Annual Pie Social this weekend during Dunsmuir’s Dogwood Daze. The event is a celebration of the spring beauty to be found trees blossoming throughout Dunsmuir. The Pie Social is in the Dunsmuir Historic Depot on Saturday. Last year’s Pie Social was so popular that the all day Pie Social sold out: 42 Pie Bakers donated 118 Pies. Imagine all the yummy possibilities!! Be sure to get there early this year for a slice or a whole pie. Proceeds support the maintenance of the Amtrak Depot and re-establishment of the Dunsmuir Museum.

Also coming up this Memorial Day Weekend is McCloud Mushroom Festival and Wine Festival where a host of mushrooms, wines and live entertainment are on tap.

You can also pay tribute this Sunday at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Memorial Day Service beginning at 10am on Sunday in honor of veterans who have died in the line of duty. The service will take place at the Hot LZ Wall where Dr. John B. Runnells will be the Master of Ceremony and Robert Menzies will perform the invocation and benediction. Call 530-938-2218 for details.

The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is a site to see, with a collection of metal sculpture set across several acres of high desert land outside of Weed. If you haven’t been, it’s definitely worth visiting and can be toured on foot or by car.


McCloud Falls hike on June 4th

The Mount Shasta Trail Association will host a hike to see Fowler Falls in McCloud on June 4th. The hike is four miles round trip and extends through the lower, middle and upper falls along the McCloud River.

The hike will begin at the trail head at the Lower Falls; from there the hikers will walk upstream to the Middle Falls which are 35’ high and 70’ across.  The slight uphill hike will continue on to the Upper Falls and will end at the waters behind Lakin Dam.

This hike is a free event, but please bring your own water and picnic lunch.  All hikers are meeting at the Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, Saturday, June 4th, at 9:00 am.  For more information, please call Joan Roemer at 530.926.0647.


McCloud Mushroom Faire May 28th & 29th

7th annual McCloud Mushroom, Wine & Music Faire is coming up on May 28th & 29th 2011.

Check out the calendar of events:

Saturday, May 28th 10:00 A.M. - Faire & Booths Open on Main St. -. Live Music. All Day

  • Mushrooms are available, fresh, dried & special dishes provided by Pan Exotic-Wild Edibles and by The King of Mushrooms and other Faire Participants. The Mushroom Hunt Contest is sponsored by Mendocino Mushroom Co., Eric Schramm will be giving Free Seminars about the funghi.
  • Vendor’s booths open w/specialty items & natural products. The Chambers Wine & Beer booth is open with Mushroom Hunt Contest Info w/Display &
  • Mushroom Info Display provided by the Forest Service which includes a video playing in the Mercantile Building about how to pick mushrooms properly.
  • 11:00 A.M. Mushroom Hunt Contest begins: 2 prizes $100. Each –See Chamber Booth 11:30 – 11:45
  • Saturday’s Live Music provided by: The Siskiyou Blues Society

  • Manuel Mora: Acoustic Blues 12:00 – 1:00
  • Jimmy Limo: Master Songster, Great Entertainer 1:30 – 2:15
  • As Is: Modern Rock 2:30 – Open
  • Eric Schramm: Free Seminar on Mushrooms – In Mercantile Bldg 2:45 – 3:45
  • Ron Lovelace Band: Blues 5:00 – Close
  • Dave Amour Band: Blues/Rock After Hours Blues Society Jam: at American Legion Hall – on Broadway & Pine
  • Sunday, May 29th 10:00 A.M. Faire & Booths Open on Main Street
    All Day Mushrooms are available, fresh, dried & special dishes. Vendor booths open with specialty items and natural products. The Chambers Wine and Beer Booth opens w/ Contest Info &
    Entries & a Mushroom Display &
    Video w/information -Forest Service. 11:30 – 12:15
    Eric Schramm: Free Seminar on Mushrooms – In Mercantile Bldg 3:00 – 4:30
    Sunday’s Live Music:

  • Knight Starr & Friends: Bluegrass 12:30 – 1:15
  • Paula Reynolds: Chick Music 2:00 – 2:45
  • Cross Purposes: Gospel/Country 2:45 - Open
  • Wild Blues Yonder: Rock/Blues 4:30
  • Lottery (The Band): Rock Faire Closes – See
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