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Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Dunsmuir House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax in privacy and luxury at The Rostel, a private home in the heart of Dunsmuir's historic downtown district. This 19th century building, the city's oldest structure, has been totally renovated by its owners.

Tastefully appointed with modern amenities, The Rostel features bamboo hardwood floors, a fully equipped JenAir kitchen with concrete countertops, beautifully appointed bathrooms with radiant heating in the floors, 14 foot ceilings that show off the building's elegant brickwork, a private deck and laundry room with washer and dryer.

The Rostel Building was built in 1896 by Herman Rostel and housed Dunsmuir's first hardware store. The original building was gutted by the Dunsmuir Fire of 1903 but was immediately rebuilt in the form it stands today. It served over the years as a boarding house and bar, but is most fondly remembered by the locals as the Rostel Pub and Cafe.

We, and the Rostel's previous owner, architect Vern Sneed, worked hard to restore the building to its original condition. Today, what was once a pub and cafe is now a modern home with quaint office space on the ground floor.

The Rostel is listed on the National Historic Register as part of the Dunsmuir Historical Commercial District and has several unique exterior features. The lower front elevation is constructed of cast iron columns and beams manufactured by Mesker Brothers Front Builders from St. Louis, Missouri. Some details bear the Mesker Brothers moniker and have a patent date stamp of 1887. It is the only example of a cast iron storefront left in Siskiyou County. The upper story is sheathed with Mesker's architectural sheet metal and adorned with a detail level rarely found. The balance of the building was constructed in load bearing masonry walls with native Douglas Fir timbers and hand built trusses.

Because it is our home, The Rostel is available in turn-key condition. All you need to bring are groceries and clothing. Guests will be greeted by our neighbors, Joe and Lisa, who will open the home and describe how everything works and, if your stay is more than three days, provide housekeeping services.

Located on Sacramento Avenue, just a block from world-famous Cafe Maddalena and across the street from Amtrak, the two story Rostel is offered as either a one bedroom, one and a half bath (for two guests), or a two bedroom, two and a half bath (for four or more guests) home with laundry on a daily or weekly basis. Minimum stay is two nights.

An enclosed, locked downstairs porch offers a perfect location for guests to store bikes, fishing rods and waders, golf clubs and ski equipment.

Rates are $150 /night, $1000/week for one bedroom. or $180/night, $1200/week for two bedrooms. In lieu of a damage deposit, a non-refundable Property Damage Protection insurance policy ($49) will be added to the bill. Please, no smoking, no pets, no fish cleaning.

The location is ideal for fishermen (walking distance to the Sac and a block from Ted Fay Flyshop), train buffs (across the street from Amtrak), skiers and golfers (a quick ride up the hill to Mt. Shasta).

Sacramento Avenue parallels Dunsmuir Avenue and is home to a number of art galleries and curio shops.

Keywords: Sacramento River fishing, Ski Mt. Shasta, Golf Siskiyou County, Amtrak Dunsmuir, Downtown Dunsmuir, Historic buildings Northern California

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Currently city dwellers, we enjoy the Rostel as a weekend escape. Whether it's watching the trains from our porch, fishing the world class waters of the upper Sacramento River, hiking, or enjoying the cuisine at one of Dunsmuir's surprisingly good restaurants, we find it a welcome respite from the noise and traffic of urban living.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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based on 5 traveler reviews

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Rent the Historic Rostel
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Horrible property manager and owner

  • 1 of 5

HORRIBLE properly manager and owner. I was told by the propery manger that I had to arrive at a specific time. When I called her she was very rude and made it clear that I had to meet her to get the keys on her time. I had family over as they live in the local area, nowhere in the contract did it say I could not have company at the rental. When I checked out, the propery manager reported back to the owner false information. She stated that I lied about the individuals that stayed at the residence, which I did not. She also stated that I left the place a mess. I received the most unprofessional email from the owner stating "I don't know who raised you but they should be ashamed". This was the most disrespectful email I have ever received. I am in the military and have integrity and honor. I was home visiting my family and was treated so disrespectful when I was more than respectful to the property manager and owners residence. My family and I cleaned every dish by hand, swept, mopped, and wiped down every surface. I left the place cleaner then it was when I arrived. When I arrived the floors were so dirty my baby could not walk on them and my mom had to bring over a mop. We also had to pick up dog feces as it was all over the pathway to the residence. Lastly, if you want privacy don't rent this place, they have a camera that faces outside and inside the house. There are many more lovely places to rent in my home town. DONT RENT THIS PLACE

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the liabilities of renting out a home you love and care for is that, occasionally, you get a bad apple. This was one. Our cleaning costs were double for this guest. Our neighbors complained about the late night noise. And our friends, who meet and greet our guests, reported the renter added several overnight guests without paying for them. We are sorry this guest was upset by our question about who raised her.
Hollister, CA

Better in person

  • 5 of 5

Pictures dont do this place justice. The owners were very helpful and were more than willing to answer any questions. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
SF Bay Area

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Rostel is a delight. Great amenities, beautifully decorated and the location is fantastic. It's a block or two from anything you'd want in Dunsmuir and yet has a secluded feel.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Paradise Ca

Weekend in Dunsmuir

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay - in walking distance to everything. We will come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jacksonville, Oregon

Cozy Stay in a Historic Building!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights at the Rostel in Dunsmiur. We were immediately struck by the high ceilings and brick walls. The place is bright and tastefully decorated with a great mix of historic and modern elements. There are so many additional touches that the pictures don't show. We loved the old corrugated tin inlaid above the kitchen, the mix of weathered barn siding and colorful brick was a great combination. We love to cook and found everything we needed and more in the kitchen. This place is outfitted with more dishes, spices, and food than most rentals.

The bedroom was cozy with a comfortable bed and the bathrooms are stylish with bright tile, radiant floor heating, and modern fixtures. The gentle hum of the next door train station was a pleasant sound, not intrusive.

Next time we'll come down for the sunny weather. Fortunately the place heated up quick and we enjoyed watching the library of dvd's and playing cards while it stormed outside.

Thanks Grid and Karen!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Located in the historic railroad town of Dunsmuir, The Rostel is located right across from the AMTRAK station, close enough watch the freights and Union Pacific crew changes, but insulated from the noise by its thick brick walls. Easy walk to great restaurants, groceries, Ted Fay fly shop and world class trout fishing. If you like to hike, must-see stops include Mossbrae Falls, Castle Crags and Mount Shasta.


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Dunsmuir House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $150/night rate is for one bedroom. If more beds (second bedroom, bunk beds, etc.) are used, rate is $180/night.
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Dunsmuir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two single sofas that fold-out; mattresses in downstairs closet.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Heated bathroom floors. On demand hot water system.

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