Castle Stone Cottages are quaint, fully furnished, on the Upper Sacrmento River. South of Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta by miles. Fully furnished. Cottages 1 and 2 are two room studios with two beds, one a pull out sofa, Cottages 3 and 4 are one bedroom with pull out sofas in the living room. Cottage 5 has a huge private deck with mountain views. Everything is provided. Hike, Ski, Swim, Fly Fishing, boat Lake Shasta or Lake Siskiyou.
We have golf courses nearby as well. Castella is a quaint town and here is a bit of history. Also email owner Brian Theriot 24/7 Mt. Shasta Area Cottages are also on Facebook and so is Brian Theriot.
From the Redding Record Searchlight Newspaper
Former UCLA superstar Brian Theriot and his wife, Melissa Crow, own and operate the property. Brian grew up in Castella and used Castella Loop as his private training ground. He knew everyone in thecommunity as did his parents and grandparents (Castella residents) Jim and Hazel Hobbs before him.He was good friends with Mike Padula, owner of Mike's Place bar, the most popular bar in town. When the trains pulled into Castella, they stopped right in front of Mike's. The offloading passengers usually headed straight for Mike's Bar. This story is based on the eyewitness accounts of Castella residents George Costas, a silver miner; Swede, an old fisherman; and Mike Padula, owner of the bar. All three stated the meeting of President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe took place at Castella in 1962. All three witnesses have since passed away, however, they told others who still remember every detail of the story. One of those told was Brian Theriot, current owner of the cottages. He was told when he was a young boy. He is now 54. Brian purchased the cottages from a friend in 2003. Since then he has spent time at the cabins cleaning and primping whenever he can get away from his home and business in Southern California. During one of his stays at the cabins, he found two hidden photos of Marilyn Monroe inside Cabin #5, a storage cabin. Brian was able to determine from the background of the photos that they were both taken outside the stone cottages that date back to the early 1900s. The following information was provided by Brian. George Costas, Swede, and Mike Padula all agreed the meeting between Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe took place in 1962. No one knew how Marilyn traveled to Castella. The first place she was seen was in Mike Padula's bar, where she sat and chatted with Mike for at least three hours. She was alone. Mike Padula had a note saying 'M car here at noon for you and J.' According to Mike, three hours after Marilyn arrived, a big, black, shiny limousine with black windows pulled up outside. When Marilyn noticed the limousine, she immediately went out and climbed in. Mike saw President Kennedy inside the limousine. For the next two days, the limousine remained parked behind one of the stone cottages down the road from the old Engle Inn Resort — its name in 1962, where President Taft, an avid fly fisherman, was once a guest. Also, Brian said Marilyn signed her name in lipstick on the wall at Mike Padula's bar. That in itself wasn't unusual, because many other stars' signatures such as Mae West, Jimmy Dorsey, Lena Horn and Cary Grant graced the mirrors and the walls of Mike's Place bar. Brian states he saw her name on the wall when he was 13 years old while sitting at the bar with his Irish setter, father Richard Theriot, and grandfather Jim Hobbs. Castella was a hot playground area for movie stars from the 1930s forward to escape to. It was also a place where liquor flowed freely during Prohibition. Trainloads of people would arrive from all points south, get off the train and head for Mike's Place Bar across the road, and later to the many resorts and hotels in the area. The cabins are still there. The Engle Inn Resort main building is still there. The property no longer operates as a resort; only the cabins owned by Theriot are rented overnight or as vacation retreats. Mike Padula's bar no long exists nor do many of the hotel structures and stores that once dotted the loop such as Amos Johnson's Hotel and Store. And the train no longer stops at Castella.
We have wood stoves, Wi Fi. Cottages 1,2,4 have DVD. Cottage 3 has DVD and DirectTV. We have a local market the famous Ammirati's Tavern and Deli.
Castella is a small hamlet on the Sacramento River of no more than 200 people. The Union Pacific runs through the town with majestic train views. We are below the awesome Castle Crags and Castle Crags State Park.
Each cottage is uniquely decorated and furnished as if you are walking into a home environs. Cottages 1, 2, 3, and 4 have niche patio areas with BBQ. All dishes and utensils, cooking goods, all provided. You will want to in winter dress warm and visit Mt. Shasta. Summers are huge with a swimming hole and rope swing into the Sacremento River. We are 50 yards from the river in the woods.
Call: 949-632-4650. The cottages are family owned by Brian and Melissa Theriot who have 4 children. All now adults with huge athletic histories all trained in the mountains of Castella and Dunsmuir. Dunsmuir is the home of the best water in the world.
Please consider us for your valued vacation and family respit time. We love our guests and don't forget to leave a guest book sign in located in each cottage..
We have a website on the internet but cannot post the URL here. We can spell it out and let you do the work: Castlestoneinn dot net.
Owners favorites: Visit the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery. Inner tube the Sacrmento River, high dive 4 miles south at Sims Swim hole, rope swing, hike Castle Crags to the dome, bike ride, running, hunting, beer pubs in Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta, eat at Black Bear Diner in Mt. Shasta, BBQ at night, walking the quaint town, beer selections and deli at Ammiratis Market, walk to Mossbrae Falls in Dunsmuir, explore Shasta Caverns at Lake Shasta.
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AWESOME KITCHENS. AWESOME FURNISHINGS. If you love the mountains, outdoors, rivers, quaint shopping, snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, relaxation, hiking and running trails, off road opportunities, wildlife appreciation, and a hometown market in walking distance, Castle Stone Inn is for you. And you have an owner, Brian Theriot, available 24 hours a day at: 949-632-4650. Near Sacramento River with complete river access and swimming, fishing, inner tubing.
Brian Theriot is a world class marketing executive and his wife is Melissa is a well known Hollywood Studio executive. They have 4 kids, Trevor, Danielle, Tina, and Bucko. Brian is a fomer world class runner for UCLA hitting the mile in 3:56 and USA Bronze Medalist, USA Champs 800 meters. Brian grew up each summer in Castella since 1959. Brian and Melissa are more than happy to field your calls at 949-632-4650.
Fishing, Sacramento River, Hiking, Golf, Lake Boating, Ski, Hunt, Family Trips. There is nothing like Castle Stone Inn. We are very unique in that the cottages and fully furnished and beautiful. You are only 10 miles from Lake Siskiyou. 20 miles from Lake Shasta. Less than 10 miles to golf location. 16 miles from Snow Skiing on Shasta Mountain. As we said golf mecca in this region with Lake Shastina Golf Resort, McCloud Golf Club, Mt. Shasta Resort, and Weed Golf Club.
There is nothing like Castella in terms of getting away from it all. We are a historic town of 200 people in old gold country and bootlegging. We are away from the hustle and bustle near the Sacramento River and close to Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta. We have a property manager that you can contact as well during your stay.
Bird watching, river otters, bears, railroad watching, antique searching, mingle with the locals in Dunsmuir and Shasta. The Dunsmuir Pizza Factory has the greatest pizza and games for kids. You will want to bring some inner tubes during the summer months for trips down the sacramento. Just head up river to the State Park and jump in. You can get off directly in front of the cottages. Bring river shoes for wading and swimming as the river bottom is rocky. We have wood burning stoves to keep you comfy during your stay. In the summer months feel free to pick wild blackberries that surround the cottages.
The owner will guide you to great other highlights but feel free to check out the Dusnmuir Chamber of Commerce website as well as the Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce website. The one and only market in Castella is world famous Ammirati's Tavern and Deli with wide selection of beers from around the world and fabulous home baked items. There is a local post office for sending letters and postcards and to accept packages. We have WiFi and cell phone coverage in the area. The major town of Redding is just 45 miles south. You might want to visit Lake Shasta for boat rentals or nearby Lake Siskiyou. Jet ski the day away as well. Not far away is the unique and historic Shasta Dam. For the kids you might want to visit the epic Shasta Caverns with amazing caves and tours. Don't forget eat at the Black Bear Diner in Mt. Shasta.
You will love our wood stoves. You are in the woods but easy access to the I-5. We are one mile of major intersate 5 adjacent in the woods and the lush Sacramento River. Horseback riding too in Yreka.
Castle Stone Cottages www.castlestoneinn.net provides a wide range of family fun. lovers paradise, writers, ski, swim lake shasta, boating, fly fishing, a totally unique experience for those that want to just plain get away from it all. The famous local market and tavern Ammiratis is but 400 yards away. In the woods and right off interstate 5 just south of Mt. Shasta and Dunsmuir. This is fly fishing and standard fishing paradise. We have golf courses, hike Mt. Shasta, ski Shasta, and we sit below the majestic Castle Crags State Park where hiking to the historic Castle Dome is a favorite. Dunsmuir is home to the best water in the world. Shop Mt. Shasta and ask about the aliens that live deep in the mountain. See our website: www.castlestoneinn.net. You can fly into Redding airport or take the fabolus Amtrak which lets off in Dusnmuir. We have a full property manager and major crdit cards are accepted. Break out the card or the cash and enjoy wildlife, love, fun, the outdoors. We now have 5 cottages for your enjoyment. Private decks. BBQ. Lots of fun. We have complete river access.