APRIL SPECIAL: Save $75 on a stay of 2 or more nights! Request at time of booking.
HOT TUB OVERLOOKING THE TRINITY RIVER
NO MINIMUM STAY
Multiple Night Discounts: 1-2 nights $170; $160 3-4 nights; $150 5 or more nights.
Quiet Season (between Presidents Day Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend): $150 1-2 nights; $135 3-4 nights; $120 5 or more nights.
Sow's Ear is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin with a wood stove (wood provided), full laundry and kitchen. It has a great covered front porch that has wonderful river sounds, comfortable furniture and even a bit of river view. It is just 5 minutes or so off 299, but end-of-the-road quiet, and very easy to reach on fully paved roads.
It's our only cabin of five that is not directly on the Trinity River, but it's less than a minute's walk down the drive and you have full use of our 600+ feet of riverfront, complete with hammocks, chairs, fire pit, more BBQs, a shaded dining set AND hot tub overlooking the river. All with our end-of-the-road peace and quiet.
You can see and hear the river from the living room, porch and the Rustic and Honeysuckle bedrooms. The Cedar Sanctuary room that looks out on the rosemary garden and forest was remodeled in 2011 and completely paneled in cedar tongue & groove.
In 2012, we put beautiful oak laminate in the living room and dining area. The master bath was remodeled spring of 2013 and now has a beautiful oak vanity and accessories; porcelain tile floor; and a fresh new color.
Sow's Ear is priced for up to 6 guests. We will consider up to 2 more, but each additional guest, if approved, is $15.75 per night (including tax).
Bucktail put-in is across the river and up a few hundred yards. Sow's Ear has proven to be a very popular cabin for fishers, who can tie their boats off to the trees overnight.
Sow's Ear has a full kitchen with a new gas cook top and everything you could need for cooking (if not, we'll loan it to you); there is a cozy wood stove with firewood, as well as a Monitor heater; and it has a washer and dryer.
A good selection of books awaits you. It is wi-fi, and guests especially enjoy working or checking email on the lovely covered porch (ideal for drying waders and other fishing gear). You may also use our computer for internet access if necessary.
Our shoreline is your shoreline. You can dine overlooking the river, lounge in the hammocks, or fish from the shore.
We give great kayak lessons in front of our cabin and launch there for raft and kayak trips. Bring tubes or smaller rafts for playing in front of our cabin.
Spring-Fall: Free introductory lesson on stand-up paddle boards at our riverfront cabin next to yours. We're on a wide and calm stretch of the river that's perfect for learning this sport. SUPs may be rented for lake use.
We are very dog-friendly with friendly dogs, and you can take your dogs with you on kayak or raft adventures!
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.'
Michael Caranci/The Fly Shop Redding, CA FFF Certified Master Instructor
If you're looking for comfort, peace and very reasonable rates, you're going to love Sow's Ear.
Keywords: Cabins,unique, Trinity River, Northern California, private,wooded, fishing, riverfront, kayaking, rafting, swimming, romantic, secluded, dog friendly, pet friendly
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, or skiing Mt. Shasta (they also have a really cool ski haus in Dunsmuir that's minutes from Shasta's Ski Park)..
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 (Alpen Glow, Miner's, Carriage House) or darn close to it with full use of our riverfront (Sow's Ear).
This was our family’s first trip to Sow’s Ear, and it certainly won’t be our last. We visited the Sow’s Ear for a week to canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle board on the Trinity River and Lewiston Lake. The cabin is in an excellent location. It offers peace and quiet, easy access to the river, and convenient put-ins and take-outs. The cabin is clean, spacious and very well-appointed. The owners, Heidi and Steph, are very welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. Heidi was there to meet us when we arrived, and they were both there during the week if we needed anything. We enjoyed paddling the Trinity River, from the cabin down to Steel Bridge, with them, stopping to pick blackberries along the way. The trip was made more fun since their dogs, Scupper & Bisco, joined us. The river in front of Heidi and Steph’s cabin is perfect for paddle boarding, and we spent time relaxing on their patio while our daughters mastered the art of paddle boarding. On our last evening, Heidi and Steph invited us over for dinner. We had a wonderful evening which was a perfect ending to a great vacation. Thank you Heidi and Steph!
For a day away from the river, One Maple Winery, Weaverville, Alpen Cellars, and Trailhead Pizza are well worth a visit.
We just returned from another month long vacation in the Trinity Alps. Do you want a place to stay, a place to play and a place to fish and truly relax? Then you and yours should contact the Trinity River Adventure Inn. If you want hospitality and wonderful hosts, this is the place for you. Don't forget that this rental (Sows Ear) is dog friendly. Our eleven year old West Highland Terrier (Holly) loved standing up at a low window and watching deer eat the cracked corn we provided. We consider the hosts as family and marvel at their desire to insure you enjoy each day to its fullest.
If you are looking for a lovely 3 bedroom house, fully equipped, and across the street from a great fishing spot, this is it. The owners are generous, sweet, and nearby and can take care of your needs. I woke up everyday and marveled at the beauty of this location.
We stayed for 3 nights at the sow's ear and had a great time. We had a group of 4 Anglers up here for a Steelhead trip in Feb. and we arrived late to find the house was warmed by a blazing fire and all the lights were on. The owner was there to meet us (he lives next door) and was happy to provide any help we needed. He even heated the hot-tub up for our arrival! The place was clean, well stocked and perfect for our group. Everybody commented what a great find this was for us. I will never stay anywhere else when I am up here! I am sure their other accommodations are equally as nice! My compliments to the owner's who understand the value of going the extra mile for their guests!
San Anselmo, CA
Incredible fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout & more; fantastic winter steelhead runs. Year-round Ocean Kayak sit-on-top kayak lessons, demos, sales, rentals and guided river or lake trips; raft rentals, or guided river or lake trips. Great for fishing, birding and parties with smaller kids and big dogs. We cater to chickens.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. Send a request for dates to get an accurate quote.
Discounts are as follows:
$160 per night for 3-4 nights.
$150 per night 5 or more nights.
Quiet Season Rates:
$150 1-2 nights.
$135 for 3-4 nights
$120 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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.