PLEASE NOTE: We prefer a maximum of 6 guests but will consider 8 (additional fee required). All bodies of any age count as a person. Alpine Fish & Ski Haus in Dunsmuir is a charming four bedroom, two bath home right in town, and within easy walking distance to the upper Sacramento River, many superb restaurants, the brewery and shops. You can be fishing after a 5 minute stroll, or skiing Shasta less than a half hour from the haus.
Guests can take advantage of our Early Arrivals or Late Departure (when available), which is perfect for fishers, skiers, climbers and hikers. Read farther down for special rates for smaller parties, as well as 'Just Passing Through' rates for overnighters. Our great restaurants are on their summer schedules and the river is gorgeous. You can reach us at
Guests are always impressed with the haus. One party wrote: 'We felt spoiled to be staying in such a cozy, comfortable and spacious place.' They developed a fondness for the Keurig coffee maker as well as Dunsmuir Brewery Works!
You'll find our kitchen has all of the basics, plus a Keurig coffee system, juicer, Cuisinart and extensive bake ware. There is a fine china dining set as well as a casual set. Casual glassware and crystal. High-speed Wi-Fi and a docking station for music.
We don't have water filtration because we don't need it. Dunsmuir really does have the best water on earth. Every year, it receives no chemicals because it doesn't need them.
There is a mud room for outdoor footwear, skiing and fishing gear. The kitchen opens onto the delightful, private patio with nice outdoor furniture. It's edged by an attractive garden is a spectacularly comfortable place to hang out spring-fall. Afternoon sun is filtered through big oak trees. The patio has a Weber BBQ and a fire pit with some firewood. Kids love the glider and adults love the privacy.
Antiques such as the Victorian iron & brass bed and fine handcrafted furnishings are everywhere. Whimsical touches include trout lights around the top of the stunning four poster queen bed in the master bedroom. The beds have sumptuous sheets guests rave about (microfiber in summer & fleece in winter).
The living room looks out on the mountains and is filled with morning sun. It has a leather couch and loveseat; a nice futon that becomes a double bed and a library of excellent books. An oak electric fireplace with really pretty LED flames provides additional heat and wonderful ambience.
Downstairs one of the bedrooms has a faux Franklin woodstove with attractive flames and can be operated with or without the heater. Both beds can see the firebox since there are side panes on the stove.
There is a full laundry complete with detergent and dryer towels. One of the baths has an antique ball & claw foot tub, while the other has a modern tub and shower.
Although it can sleep 8+, we usually hold it to 6, unless we have rented to a party before and know they are very good about taking care of our place.
We offer several lodging options: Least expensive is the one night rental for 1-2 guests and only 1 bed. This is great for travelers passing through, and it still includes use of the laundry.
We own & run Trinity River Adventure Inn in Trinity County. We created Alpine Ski & Fish Haus as a vacation rental as well as our own ski getaway, so it is especially well-appointed and situated. Although located just 2 minutes from Interstate 5, our place avoids the constant hum of freeway traffic. This was a big deal to us, and it ruled out several places in our search.
You can be fishing after a 5 minute walk to the Upper Sacramento River, plus there are many more beloved fishing areas within minutes from Dunsmuir. Hedge Creek Falls at the north end of town is not to be missed.
We love the sound of the train going through town, but are also far enough from the tracks that it doesn't sound as though the train's running through the house.
Best of all, in this steep little mountain town, all of the great, close-by attractions are within an easy, mostly-level 10 minute walk. Read farther down to learn about them.
Dunsmuir has entranced us with its fabulous attractions so close to our place. All of these places are in walking distance from the haus:
~Dunsmuir Tire: a super asset for us and our guests. If you're having car trouble, they offer many services (they saved us when a thermostat went out on our vehicle!), plus they sell and service tires and install chains. The manager is Tony and he's a peach.
~Cafe' Maddalena is a tiny jewel of a restaurant, and it has exquisite food.
~Dogwood Diner may have the best homemade corned beef hash ever, and dog people can dine outside at sidewalk tables with their dogs.
~Cornerstone Bakery's baked goods, breakfasts and lunches are hearty and sumptuous.
~Sengthong's is very popular and features a wide variety of Thai and Vietnamese foods.
~Whistle Stop Restaurant has a great old counter as well as tables; a roaring wood stove you can cozy up to in winter; neat, large-format vintage photographs; and very good food.
~Dunsmuir Brewery Works has really fine brews and creative food. Their patio is super popular and good dogs are allowed.
New restaurants and shops just opened, so there is more to explore.
And because we cater to fishers at both of our locations, we are thrilled to have Ted Fay Fly Shop nearby. It is a legendary shop and has been in Dunsmuir for over 50 years.
Try Alpine Ski & Fish Haus once and you'll be hooked. You'll also receive a very nice discount for a future stay at our Trinity River cabins, adding to your exploration possibilities. Once you click on our web site link (located on the photos), you can see how much we have to offer.
'The place is wonderful for us; having a great time. Skiing is awesome. Love Dunsmuir and the [100% pure] water, the brew pub and your nicely stocked kitchen. We love to cook, and travel with our knives, pepper grinder, good salt, etc. Not needed here! Nice ipod docking station and comfy beds. The whole trip has been great. Enjoying your homey place so much, too. We have stayed in so many different places and you never know quite what to expect, but you guys have put so much into making the place comfortable, clean, organized, and sweet.
Sometimes go to Tahoe but much prefer the less crowded and peaceful vibe of places like this! Will definitely hope to return sometime. I had a great walk around town, everyone is so friendly. Having fantasies of moving up here. Maybe someday... sigh. Much thanks.' Becca Durkee/Oakland, CA
12/17/12: 'We very much enjoyed our stay at your house! It was cozy, warm and had everything that we needed. We spent the day snowboarding on Mt. Shasta and taking walks around Dunsmuir.
It was perfect for us and the kids. Plenty of space for everyone. We have no suggestions, but THANK YOU for this opportunity!!' Maura Traylor/Danville, CA
Keywords: full house, close to Interstate 5, nightly rental, fishing lodging, ski house
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 tugboats 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 Fish & Ski Haus. For them, Dunsmuir is the Big City.
Heidi & Steph purchased this house in 2011
We love skiing Shasta and although the drive from Trinity County was doable in a day, it made for a very long day. Things snowballed from there.
Where we live on the Trinity River, we have a 10-20 minute drive to any stores or restaurants. We'd never live somewhere else, but love having the attractions of Dunsmuir just a few minutes' walk or bike ride away.
Walking distance to Dunsmuir Brewery Works, Cafe' Maddalena, Dogwood Diner and many more superb restaurants.
Wonderful antique, clothing, art and other stores nearby
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. CALL US FOR CLARITY: Stephen & Heidi 530.778.3444.
Also, rates and cleaning fees drop for smaller parties and/or 1 night stays.
Discounts are as follows:
$155 per night for 3-4 nights.
$145 per night 5 or more nights.
Pet Fees are per dog ($15 each) with number of dogs by approval only. Friendly dogs ONLY.
Our SNOW POLICY is covered at booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.