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Closest to the River. Private River Patio, Fire Pit/BBQ.

Heidi & Steph

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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Heidi & Steph

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Closest to the River. Private River Patio, Fire Pit/BBQ.

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Property type cabin


Douglas City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin with Wonderful Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)


In one word, the Miner's is enchanting. It's a one room cabin that sits mere feet from the Trinity River and has world class views and fishing. Guardrail Riffles are just a few minutes' wade from the Miner's.

Multiple Night Discounts:

Regular Season: $155 for 1-2 nights; $145 3-4 nights; $135 5 nights or more.

Quiet Season (between Presidents Day and Memorial Day Weekend): $145 1-2 nights; $135 3-4 nights; $125 5 or more nights.

Compared to camping, this is luxury. Compared to a luxury hotel, this is camping. Look at all of the pictures and our video (Miner's is last on the Steel Bridge cabins' video) and you'll know if you're the kind of person who will love it. Most do. Be aware highway 299 goes by up the mountain a bit and over a berm. You will hear vehicles on it, but they aren't constant and it quiets down a lot at night.

The loft is accessed by a wide, slanted, permanently-installed ladder. It has a plush queen bed guests really enjoy, a small dresser and a bookshelf with interesting books, including one that tells the story of your hosts' work with whales (chapter 10/Eye of the Whale).

The covered river porch looks out on the very close river and has a small table and two chairs. The living area has a double rocker, an oak twin captain's bed/couch with drawers underneath, a small chest of drawers and an antique chest/table with games and cards inside.

There is a small dining table that has one fold-out leaf and 2 stools. The dining set can be rolled where you like (including out on the river porch). There also is a great hammock cot for use inside or out, and a folding indoor/outdoor table that is also a checkerboard (checkers in side pocket).

On an acre and a quarter with three of our other cabins, the Miner's is situated in a grove of trees all by itself. It's romantic, private, unique beyond words and the views from each window are marvelous.

The decor is rich and rustic, with antiques and nice touches everywhere. There is a lighted fan, a faux wood stove heater that looks like the real thing but without the fire danger, and an electric baseboard heater. It has an ipod/MP3 docking station.

Kitchenette area includes a Keurig single-cup coffee maker with K-Cup coffees; toaster oven, microwave, deep electric skillet and a dorm-sized refrigerator. We'll loan you a Crock Pot upon request. Outside on the covered porch, you'll find a very large cooler with frozen water jugs for cooling.

The bathroom has an all-in-one shower & toilet (the shower is to the side of the toilet). Guests at the Miner's have full use of the grounds, including the gas grill and Weber BBQ patio.

Fish right outside your door; this is one of the closest cabins to the Trinity on the entire river. The Miner's Cabin is just a few feet above the Trinity River. It was a real miner's cabin during the Gold Rush and has been lovingly restored and enhanced, because not too many miners had indoor plumbing. Fishers go crazy over this cabin and non-fishers who just want to hang out with a good book do as well.

In winter, the steelhead fishery is fantastic. Summer-fall is salmon season on the Trinity, and we have a salmon hole on the property. The river and Lewiston Lake feature trout fishing, too.

Miner's Landing is a fantastic river rock patio between the Miner's and the river, and it's only for the Miner's guests. There is a fire pit with BBQ grill (wood provided); Adirondack chairs; a stunning large serpentine rock that serves as a table; and room for the hammock cot! Reviews have been astounding for the Landing and the Miner's.

A portable swamp cooler makes our hot summers a lot easier to handle. We installed a large parking lot at the entrance to our property that's perfect for drift boats and rafts. The main drive is paved.

The Miner's is one of our 5 great, dog-friendly river cabins that range all the way from the grand Alpen Glow, a 3BR/2BA A-frame starting @ $285.00/night to a 3BR/2BA cabin perfect for large fishing groups @ $170/night (multiple night discounts available).

Michael Caranci of The Fly Shop in Redding says of our cabins:

'For sheer seclusion, access, and cozy, comfortable accommodations, the cabins at the Trinity River Adventure Inn are certainly among the best!'

We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals; guided raft trips and rentals; and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) demos, lessons and rentals. We have inflatable SUPs and hard boards, which are both great for the lakes.

Keywords: rustic, riverfront, fishing, private, unique, romantic, cabin, dog friendly, pet friendly, private, secluded

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Heidi & Steph (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Heidi & Steph

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 ran 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, 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 guests, they can usually be found on their motorcycles, because Trinity County has the best roads for riding bikes.

Heidi & Steph purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Heidi & Steph chose Douglas City

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back! It was great being able to bring the dogs with us, too! Thanks for being such great hosts. Until next time!
Oct 2012
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Closest to the River. Private River Patio, Fire Pit/BBQ.
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Tiburon, CA

Great time in a cabin by the river

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the Miner's cabin, the river and the area. Everything was so easy and natural, from meeting Heidy and her husband to exploring the area and fishing trout under the dam. We liked the cabin, it had everything we needed for couple day stay, but the best part was actually the area in front of the cabin near the river. Having wine by the firepit next to the Trinity is unforgetable.

I'm planning on going there again in December for some steal head trout fishing.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Phoenix, AZ

Cute and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a brief getaway (from our toddler) here in February. It is extremely peaceful, the cabin is adorable and comfy and was perfect for the 2 of us. The deck overlooking the river was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pay special attention to guests hoping for a mini getaway from a toddler, knowing how precious their time is. It is sort of funny how they often choose this cabin, opting for the privacy. Good going!
Oakland, CA

Fantastic find

  • 5 of 5

We've been twice - love being right on the river, tucked in the trees, with the cute little cabin and the deck and patio to lounge on. Steph's a great host, always available if you need him. Quaint nearby towns, but you'll never feel like you're in some crowded touristy area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest cracked us up when it was time for him to leave after his first stay. He threatened to flatten his tires, so he couldn't drive home! He assured us he was booking a longer stay for this year, which he did indeed do. We love how he enjoys the cabin and the fact this area is not crowded or touristy. We agree!
Gilroy, CA

LOVE this quaint cottage!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love this cottage!!! I booked this place with my husband and 17 year old son for a family vacation and we all wanted to get away from hustle and bustle and a taste of what life would be like in the woods and this was perfect being that we are used to suburban and urban lifestyle. We had such a close up view of the Trinity River from the balcony and bbq area, it was so soothing to hear and watch the river pass you by. Love the fact that this river was private and we were the only ones to have access to this river.Though we weren't lucky in catching Steelhead fish, it was fun to fish, dig for gold and swim in the river. Heidi and Steph were such awesome and hospitable hosts and checked on us if we wanted to do an excursion of rafting or paddle boat. We tried the paddle boat and we loved it! This trip in the woods was so memorable and we plan to visit this place each year.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When these guests made reservations, we were told they'd NEVER been to the woods. That meant it was extra-important that they have a great experience, and boy, did they! They even came over and tried our stand up paddleboards, which was a big step, especially for her. Truly great!
Silicon Valley

Solitude and seclusion

  • 5 of 5

With a fishing weekend in mind, I had selected Miner's cabin for it's proximity to the Trinity River and it's rustic atmosphere and simplicity. It was everything I expected and more.

The weather was quite warm and not conducive to spending many hours on the river. However, this cabin is a great base for exploring the area and for other diversions to fill the hours. Sitting on the porch viewing the wildlife and watching the river slip by, one feels the pressures and stress of life slip away to be replaced by an alternate world in which relaxation and pleasure are foremost activities.

Be certain to open the many windows as the sun drops behind the hills to feel the cool of the night chase away the heat of the day and to hear the soft sighs of the evening breeze.

If you desire a place of solitude and seclusion to robe yourself in comfort and daydream away the hours, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steph and I were thrilled to read Randy's poetic review of the Miner's. It has to be the most lyrical review one of our cabins has ever gotten. We love it too, and are always happy when others do. I feel I need to remind prospective guests that highway 299 does go by up the hill and over a berm, and that you do hear traffic on it. It's not constant, and drops down to almost nothing in the evenings and overnight, but the river sounds and birdsong more than make for it with most guests.
Glenn, California

Best Little Cabin Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Friday early evening to a beautiful cabin. Once we pulled off 299 our clutch in our car went out we were able to coast to our parking spot. The owners Steph & Heidi are the best! They took my husband to the local store the next day for ice and beverages and even offered to take my boys to the bridge so they could float back down to our little cabin since we had no way of leaving the cabin until Sunday when my Dad drove up with a car trailer to tow us home.

The view, the fishing, the location everything is beautiful. We will absolutely stay here again.

P.S. The beds and sheets were AMAZING!.

Thank you for letting us rent this little piece of paradise :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It would have been such a bummer if you guys didn't have your necessities for your mini-vacation, so it was our pleasure to help out. Really glad you enjoyed the Miner's (my idea of heaven) and that everything worked out. Also love the fact you enjoyed the sheets! We have them in all our places because they are so nice. Have a great rest of summer! heidi & Steph


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

We're stand up paddle board dealers and offer free demos and sales & rentals at our place, 6 miles away. Some of our SUPs are inflatable and can be rented and driven to lakes even in a tiny car! We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals, as well as raft rentals and guided raft trips. All are an excellent way to enjoy the river and lakes. Kayak or raft to your cabin!


Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

Douglas City Cabin Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.00
Cleaning $55.00
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes THIS FORM IS NOT ACCURATE. IT ONLY SHOWS OUR RATES FOR 1-2 NIGHTS. Regular season rates drop to $140 for 2-3 nights and $130 for 5 or more nights prime season. Quiet season rates are $140 for 1-2 nights; $130 3-4 nights; $120 5 or more nights.
Unless you use Book It Now, you pay upon arrival.
Guided Kayak Trips incl. full lesson, all gear, shuttles.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Douglas City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Roomy shower and toilet area. Shower sprays over toilet as in some boats and RVs. Deep stainless sink in kitchenette area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen , Great sheets!
    Bunk Area - 1 twin/ single , Captain's bed; also has great sheets!
  • Comfy queen in loft plus twin captain's bed/couch in main living area. Also, a hammock/cot is available; great inside or out by river
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Situated in its own grove of pine trees, this cabin is practically ON the Trinity River. Incredibly cute and private

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