HISTORIC ROMANTIC CABIN ON TRINITY RIVER-2ND NIGHT FREE IN APRIL!

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 1
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HISTORIC ROMANTIC CABIN ON TRINITY RIVER-2ND NIGHT FREE IN APRIL!

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Cabin, 1-2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

April is a quiet month for us, sitting between winter steelhead and the full days of summer. This year's weather promises to be largely dry, the river is beautiful, and everything is in bloom, so take advantage of our great special and get your 2nd night free (some restrictions apply). Mention this when you call 530.778.3444.

This is a really comfortable, rustic cabin that looks out on the Trinity River from a dandy covered porch complete with a dining set and lounge chairs. Inside, you'll find 1 bedroom with a queen log bed; a full bath and a full kitchen. There is a wood stove (wood provided) as well as gas and electric heat. The cedar-paneled living room has a full-sized couch and loveseat which face the wood stove and a twin-sized captain's bed.

Prime Season Multiple Night Discounts: $170 1-2 nights; $160 304 nights; $149 5 or more nights.

Quiet Season Discounts (between Presidents Day and Memorial Day weekends): $149 for 1-2 nights; $135 3-4 nights; $120 5 or more nights.

Watch TV on the couch and loveseat, or from the dining table. Use the well-lighted antique secretary to tie flies or cruise the internet.

You'll enjoy the shady porch overlooking the Trinity. It has a mister for hot days. The vast lawn between you and the river is perfect for playing ball with the kids, dogs or both.

Dragonfly is a standalone cabin next to the Carriage House, which can be rented only with the Carriage House and adds an extra bedroom with a double bed and whimsical dragonfly decor.

We also have a 29' trailer near the Carriage House which may only be rented by Carriage House guests, adding lodging for up to 4 more guests. It offers a king-sized bed in the private bedroom, and the dinette folds into a queen-sized bed. The trailer has a bathroom with a toilet and shower. The trailer rents for $75 per night for 1-2 guests. Although our cabins are fully furnished and all linens and bedding are included, trailer guests do need to bring sleeping bags, towels and pillows. There is a $20 cleaning fee for the trailer.

The Carriage House has received a lot of attention this past year. Some of it is large, some smaller, but it all adds up to an even more comforting escape for you. We paved the entire driveway, which means no dust from vehicles arriving or leaving. Plus, we installed a large parking lot at the entrance to our property. Guests can arrive, unload their vehicles, and leave them in the lot, which is also perfect for drift boats and rafts. The kitchen got cheerful yellow paint, a stainless sink and new faucet. We put in hardwood laminate flooring in the living room and dining area. There's a newly tiled bathroom floor, and a new vanity and sink.

Trinity River Adventure Inn's Carriage House is an historic carriage house from the Vitzthum homestead converted into a wonderful cabin.

Not all vacation rentals are alike. Our cabins are owned and maintained by us. If you need us, we are here for you. This is worth considering, because nothing is worse than having a problem and calling a long-distance property owner. We know, because it happens up here all the time.

The Carriage House is one of our four great cabins on 1 1/2 private acres off Steel Bridge Road near Douglas City. Cabins range from the romantic 'Miner's Cabin' @ $155/night to a grand 3BR/2BA A frame with lots of sleeping options @ $305/night (one of the most spectacular views EVER from the River Loft). Rates drop with multiple night stays, but we have no minimum stay. Each cabin has its own feel and plenty of privacy, plus you can rent all of the cabins for a wedding, reunion or company gathering.

The Carriage House is all one level; perfect for strollers and wheelchairs. The deep front porch is excellent for fishing gear and waders.

There can be great fishing from your bank. Fish the salmon hole; wade downstream to the steelhead riffles. This is one of four cabins that can accommodate a large party, but each is well-separated from the others. No minimum stay.

Michael Caranci, FFF Certified Master Instructor with The Fly Shop in Redding, CA says:

'As a long time Trinity River angler and guide, and the Director of Outfitters for The Fly Shop in Redding, I've had the opportunity over the years to visit many of the different motels, lodges, and cabins along the Trinity River. For sheer seclusion, access, and cozy, comfortable accommodations, the cabins at the Trinity River Adventure Inn are certainly among the best.'

The large, deep, covered back porch looks out on the Trinity River, which is accessed at the edge of the lawn (2 steps down from cabin to porch). It has a glass and wicker dining set for 4 plus many other seating options. There is a fog mister to cool down hot summer days and it's delightful for playing cards, reading or just watching the river go by.

The adjoining one room 'Dragonfly' cabin may be rented with the Carriage, or not. It is only available to renters of the Carriage and has a double bed and whimsical dragonfly decor. There is a high-fenced, private dog yard between the Carriage and Dragonfly.

Friendly dogs can run free and have a ball playing in the river, which is famous for salmon, steelhead and trout. The entire interior of the cabin is solid cedar and there are many warm touches in the decor such as a wood stove (wood provided); horse collar mirror; leather couch and loveseat; oak dining set inside; wicker/glass dining set outside; and an antique oak secretary with a great light, perfect for tying flies. Bring your MP3/ipod! Stereo docking stations are in the cabin and include a patch cord to accommodate any MP3.

Go to our web site by clicking on the Lodging or Home link under LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION below Rates and Calendar on this page to see lots more pictures and YouTube videos.

Keywords: Cabins,unique, Trinity River, Northern California, private,wooded, fishing, riverfront, kayaking, rafting, swimming, romantic, secluded, dog friendly, pet friendly

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome

Heidi & Steph

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Steph Dutton is a world-renowned kayaker who paddled from Canada to Mexico, then paddled the Oregon coast again, in the winter. He also circumnavigated California's Channel Islands, often enduring thirty foot seas.

Heidi Tiura owned and operated several businesses before running away to sea and working on tug boats in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

Steph and Heidi are both Coast Guard licensed masters (captains), and creators of Sanctuary Cruises on the Monterey Bay. They have been featured in numerous books and documentaries for their work with whales (including National Geographic's 'Whale Attack,' which was based on their Mother's Day 2004 whale watching cruise).

Now, they live on the upper Trinity River and their kayak adventures are of a tamer sort. When not rafting or kayaking with their dogs and guests, they can usually be found on their motorcycles, because Trinity County has some of the best roads in the world for riding bikes.

And if not riding their bikes, they're up at their Dunsmuir place, Alpine Ski & Fish Haus. For them, Dunsmuir is the Big City.

Heidi & Steph purchased this cabin in 2005

Trinity County has the unbeatable combination of great natural beauty, incredible recreation opportunities, and it hasn't been overrun by tourists. People who have come here for twenty years remark at how little has changed. It is a spectacular place to explore.

Being on the river has to be one of the most relaxing things there is up here. Whether you fish, paddle, want to try the rope swing into the swimming hole, or just sit and watch the fish swim by, it is a wonderful escape to have a cabin right on the water.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin

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Historic Romantic Cabin on Trinity River-2nd Night Free in April!
average rating of 4.875 based on 31 reviews
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Historic Romantic Cabin on Trinity River-2nd Night Free in April!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193587vb
(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
Douglas City Trinity River
Los Angeles, California
5

Peaceful and Tranquil Surroundings

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My wife our two dogs and I stayed at the Carriage House Cabin in early October. It was a quiet and peaceful time on the river. We found the accomodations top notch and the garden and river access terrific. The dogs loved running through the back yard. We tried fishing in the hole next to the property but unfortunately the steelhead run got delayed by a sand bar at the river mouth on the coast. Still it was lovely wading in the trinity.

We fished at Lewiston Lake about 25 minutes from the cabin and caught several trout there. We also took the dogs for a long walk on one of the back country roads where they could roam freely.

We didn't have an opportunity to meet Heidi and Steph but we chatted on the phone and they are both friendly and accommodating hosts.

We look forward to another stay and if we're lucky we'll catch a few fish by the cabin!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great review! Thank you both. We can't control the fish, but we do our best to make sure our guests find a cozy cabin with everything they need, and are happy this entire party enjoyed the cabin and Trinity County.
We hear it all the time from our guests: their dogs never get a chance to run free and play in the water and just rip it up in general, so it's a real treat knowing they get to be dogs here.
As for our human guests, it looks as though they will get another chance to try their luck fishing the Trinity, so maybe they will hit it just right next time.
I dropped in on guests who are here now at a cabin next to where these folks stayed. They also are kind of new to fly fishing and said they'd already watched 12-15 salmon (not steelhead) swim by this morning, but would one bite? No way. I suggested they try the lake, too! It is not as tricky.
They also plan to do a Trinity River guided steelhead trip, which is a very good idea. One day with a guide can make a huge difference!
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Historic Romantic Cabin on Trinity River-2nd Night Free in April!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193587vb
(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
Douglas City Trinity River
5

Charming and peaceful historic rental by the river and dog friendly too!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
On my way to Redding for business, I decided to revisit beautiful Trinity County after many years away and wanted a rental other than a motel where I could bring my dogs and enjoy some down time beforehand. I stumbled upon the Carriage House and Trinity River Adventure Inn and was not disappointed. The location was perfect, RIGHT by the river and secluded, yet just minutes away from Weaverville, where you can buy groceries and poke around the quaint shops and historical sites, and with Whiskeytown and Trinity & Lewiston lakes close by. There was nothing more relaxing than sitting out by the river with the beautiful lawn and patio area with bbq, adirondack and lounge chairs. The swing by the river became my new favorite reading room. I arrived before Memorial Day weekend, so pretty much had the place to myself. The Carriage House was charmingly decorated, clean, and very comfortable. There was nothing that I really needed - it was all there, and if not, the owners, Heidi and Steph, were willing to accommodate. They even prepared a bed for my brother, who arrived for a one-night stay. The best part of this rental are the owners, who are friendly folks and fellow dog lovers. They even provide towels for the dogs! It turned out we know some of the same people--small world! Their presence was one of friendliness and helpfulness, and not intrusion in any way and I enjoyed chatting with them. My dogs loved the house and the property, and I look forward to returning soon. I could see how renting the larger home or all four for a group, reunion, retreat or family event. It's like you're in your own little world in a gorgeous setting. Highly recommended!

The only thing I might add if you're the type who has to be connected to your cell phone at all times, then this place is not for you as I had some trouble making calls but I could send and receive text messages and wi fi worked but was a bit slow at times (I didn't need it that much so didn't bother to mention it to the owners). Going into town or even a mile away, coverage worked fine -- this may have been due to my phone provider. But why be on the phone when you're in a location like this and should be enjoying it???
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a great review! We are deeply appreciative Helen took the time to write it, and very happy she and the dogs enjoyed their stay. Here is what she left out:
Her dogs are both very cool. Pearl is an older gal and such a sweetheart. We LOVED Helen's story of finding her on a rescue site and doing an all-nighter to drive all the way from Berkeley to Vegas to get her. She's our kind of people.
Wyatt is a wire-haired mixed breed, and pure Tasmanian Devil. He ran our dogs into the dirt and cracked us all up.
Can't wait to have them visit us again and maybe this time, do a raft trip with our dogs, too!
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Historic Romantic Cabin on Trinity River-2nd Night Free in April!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193587vb
(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
Douglas City Trinity River
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Great Time [2nd year in a row!]

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Had a great time, everything was super!! You're right, the salmon in the picture I sent you was bright silver- absolutely delicious on the BBQ last night! Had a wonderful time, you have a very special piece of property. Take care, Wayne

[Wayne and the rest of the family's guys have a fishing retreat here every year. This year, the took both Alpen Glow and the Carriage House.]
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Historic Romantic Cabin on Trinity River-2nd Night Free in April!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193587vb
(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
Douglas City Trinity River
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Able to Just Relax, Finally

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We appreciate all of the consideration! It rained the entire time, so we were able to just relax, finally.
My lab Magnus enjoys it here thoroughly. We will see you this summer.
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Historic Romantic Cabin on Trinity River-2nd Night Free in April!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193587vb
(530) 778-3444 (California, USA)
Douglas City Trinity River
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I Don't Remember Having Been So Pampered

I Don't Remember Having Been So Pampered
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We have already started to plan our holiday next year on the Trinity. Again, thank you for your hospitality - it was 1st cabin all the way - I don't remember having been so pampered and enjoying a trip so much - you two were a major reason! We think of the Carriage House as our own! Chat with you soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Redding
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Redding
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
299
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Weaverville
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mt. Shasta for downhilling
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Weaverville
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Weaverville
Car: recommended

Sit-on-top kayak and raft rentals available on site! Lessons & guided tours are our specialty; we teach kids and dogs

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Availability & Rates

Douglas City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Quiet Season
Feb 17 2014 - May 22 2014
$149
$840
1 night
 
 
My Standard Rate
$170
$1,043
1 night
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50.00
Pet Fee $15.00
Cleaning Fee $65.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. Send a request for dates to get an accurate quote.
Discounts are as follows:
$150 per night for 3-4 nights.
$135 per night 5 or more nights.
Quiet Season Rates:
$145 1-2 nights.
$130 for 3-4 nights
$115 or 5 more nights
Unless you use Book It Now, you pay upon arrival.
Guided River or Lake Kayak Trips incl. full lesson, all gear, shuttles.
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Amenities

Douglas City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Carriage House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Trailer Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower has a tiny tub!
  • Carriage House bathroom has a newly-tiled floor, new vanity and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 9
  • Trailer - 1 king , 1 queen , Has bathroom & kitchen.
    Dragonfly Cabin - 1 double , No bathroom.
  • Carriage House bedroom has a beautiful queen log bed, solid cedar paneling, antique oak dresser. The twin captain's bed is in the large living room along with couches. Dragonfly and Trailer may only be rented by Carriage House guests to accommodate more people (9 max).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
The maximum number of guests is possible only if Dragonfly and the trailer are rented. There is a fee for additional guests over 3 in the Carriage House.
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