Destination guide

Volcanic grandeur in Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta the town is flanked by mighty Mount Shasta the volcano, creating a setting that's one to get the neck craning upwards and the camera lenses a-clicking. Once just a remote lumber outpost on the Siskiyou Trail, it boomed in the 1800s with the coming of the Central Pacific, slowly snowballing into a haven for skiers, hikers, mountain bikers, and adventurers. The center itself has all the charm you'd expect of a Californian highland resort, packed with hearty Tex-Mex joints, speakeasy-style bars, and cozy Mount Shasta vacation rentals that beckon after a long day on the snow.

Things to do

Nature and history in Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta, the mountain, is the main attraction in Mount Shasta the town. It beckons hikers with its multiple summit routes up above the Bunny Flat Trailhead on the Avalanche Gulch and the Casaval Ridge. If you've not packed the crampons and the climbing gear, you can have just as much fun sticking to the lowlands. That's where you'll discover the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum and its exhibits related to the rumbling geology of the volcano, its array of Native American basket weave, and antique fire engines – perfect for the little ones.


Meet the slopes of Mount Shasta

There are lots of ways to experience Mount Shasta. You could pull on the climbing gear and scale the summit – it's accessible both summer and winter. You could go cross-country skiing around its base, or hit the pistes of the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Or, you can shoot for the clouds. Charter a private helicopter flyover to see the majestic beauty of the Shasta Cascades unfold before you, go for small-plane flyover tours across the Pacific Coast ranges, or drift upwards in a hot air balloon for something a little less fast-paced.


Powder plumes and sunny slopes in Mount Shasta

Winter in the Shasta Cascades ushers in the ski season. From December to March, when the snow falls and the mountain ridges are covered in pillows of fresh powder, the slopes open and the chairlifts are go. You could book Mount Shasta vacation rentals close to the Mt. Shasta Ski Park to make the most of all that. Alternatively, the spring and summer are the popular hiking periods. They run from May to September, and will still see small dashes of snow on the highest ridges. Pack your hardiest boots and get ready to explore the grandeur of the region.

Natural features

Mount Shasta vacation rentals in the mountains

The mountains of the Cascades are what have been drawing wide-eyed travelers to this far-flung part of the West Coast since the 1800s. They are undeniably fantastic. Mount Shasta itself casts a long shadow over the town. It's cone-tipped like you'd expect of a potentially active volcano, but still comes clad in ice – from the northern Hotlum Glacier to the cascading valley glacier of Whitney. Routes to the higher reaches of the peak include the Bunny Flat Trail, the Green Butte Ridge Trails, and the Horse Camp Trail.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mount Shasta

Fly into Redding, CA (RDD-Redding Municipal), the closest airport, located 55.8 mi (89.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Mount Shasta?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 107 vacation rentals near Mount Shasta. From 28 Cabins to 57 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mount Shasta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mount Shasta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mount Shasta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Shasta City Park: 106 vacation rentals
  • Mossbrae Falls: 102 vacation rentals
  • Mount Eddy: 105 vacation rentals
  • Sacred Mountain Spa: 105 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Shasta Nordic Center: 105 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Shasta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Mount Shasta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 28 Cabins in Mount Shasta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mount Shasta include:

  • Houses: 57 rentals available
  • Cottages: 28 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 28 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mount Shasta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Mount Shasta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.