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Lowest $ Ever! Sweet & Private Cabin Just Off River. Fish, Hot Tub, Fire Pit.

Heidi & Steph

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
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Heidi & Steph

Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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Lowest $ Ever! Sweet & Private Cabin Just Off River. Fish, Hot Tub, Fire Pit.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin


Lewiston Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (priced for 2; can sleep 8)




Call for our Spring Special, which runs up to Memorial Day Weekend! Regular Season 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.

KAYAK~SUP~RAFT! 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 SUPs (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. Inflatable and composite 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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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, 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

Why Heidi & Steph chose Lewiston

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 (Alpen Glow, Miner's, Carriage House) or darn close to it with full use of our riverfront (Sow's Ear).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We sure enjoyed our time on the river. Thank you for your hospitality!
Aug 2012
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Lowest $ Ever! Sweet & Private Cabin Just Off River. Fish, Hot Tub, Fire Pit.
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Redwood City, CA

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Took my kids and my mom up here last summer and it was wonderful. My dad came up for a few days, he and the kids went on a kayaking trip with Steph, Heidi and their doggies. They stopped along the way and picked tons of blackberries and had a wonderful time. Kids played in the river and they would've been happy just hanging out there all day, doing nothing else. Saw plenty of deer around the property on a daily basis. Steph and Heidi were great, very welcoming and even had a little surprise for my son's birthday. If we needed something that the property didn't have, they were happy to let us borrow while we were up there. I was up there for peace and quiet and this is definitely the place to be. Loved sitting out on the porch in the morning and evenings, just listening to the river and chatting with everyone. Hope to make it up there again sometime soon.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a gift to receive this today! It's been a while, so we didn't expect it, and on a day cluttered with accounting and trying to find my desk under the massive pile of papers that need attention, this review was like a breath of sweet, fresh spring air. Thank you! Sow's Ear just got a new paint job inside and is getting a completely remodeled kitchen with a standalone, new gas stove, soon as we can shoehorn it into the schedule, which will make it even better. Oh yes, and the wonderful porch now has 100 tiny solar lights that come on automatically at night, but can be switched off for a darker view into the night sky.
Morgan Hill, CA

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What these guests didn't mention was they are the people who introduced us to stand up paddleboarding. We liked it so much, we got them for our business to add to the adventures! We liked these guests so much that we were sorry they'd tried to stay with us before, but too late and couldn't get a reservation. 2014 was finally our year to meet and we're hoping for many more. Lovely people; funny and interesting. They're 5 stars all the way.
San Diego, California

We never want to leave

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The problem with these guests is that they really have become like family, and when they leave, we feel cast adrift! They have become friends with so many people in the community, THEY tell US the local news. Holly takes full ownership of her cabin and we get such a kick out of her. Westies have a take charge attitude anyway, and Holly's jaunty little walk as she strolls around Bucktail with her people is a very fond memory. As for the deer, after a month of treats from our guests, we don't dare step outside without something in our hands for them. Our dogs also notice these guests' absence after leaving. They headed up the first few mornings and looked for them, but came down disappointed. We all anxiously await Fall 2015!

spectacular trinity river

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And if as property owners you are looking for a guest who enjoys your place as much as you do, look no further than Ken. He was here on a combined work and relaxation visit and on the relaxation part, he nailed it. Very pleasant guest whom we hope to see again.
San Anselmo, CA USA

Great place ans service

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind! When our guests arrive late, we try to make sure they have a cheery place waiting for them, regardless of their ETA. It's always great hearing they appreciated their cabin and how they were treated. We're thrilled that Sean and his party liked Sow's Ear so much, and know they will also flip when they see our other river cabins, however Sow's Ear has just gotten some nice upgrades such as a new gas cooktop on the kitchen.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Weaverville, Trinity Center or Redding
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Limited catering available at Sow's Ear
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Lewiston Cabin Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50.00
Pet Fee $15.00
Cleaning Fee $85.00
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:
$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.

Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 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 ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Honeysuckle (Master) Bath - toilet , shower , Remodeled 2013; nice oak vanity
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , In central hall; next to laundry area
  • The Honeysuckle bath was remodeled in 2013 and has oak fixtures and a tile floor. The Central Bath was remodeled in 2010 and also has a tile floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Honeysuckle-master bedroom - 1 queen , Log bed; private porch
    Rustic - 1 double , Log bed, barnwood paneling, slider to river porch
    Cedar Sanctuary - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Queen bed is a gorgeous mahogany sleigh bed!
  • Queen size Beds (2) Hand-made custom log bed and a mahogany sleigh bed; Double Beds (1) Hand-made custom log bed; Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized, also very comfortable for one person to sleep on couch without folding out. Stacked bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • 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
Very quiet and peaceful. If you love deer, you'll enjoy the daily visits by the does and their fawns. Osprey, kingfishers, owls, gray foxes, squirrels and a couple of very large jackrabbits all live in the 'hood

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