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Heidi & Steph

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Steelhead out your door! Closest to the River. Private Patio, Fire Pit/BBQ.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin

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Trinity River Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin with Wonderful Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

Fish the famed and very productive Guardrail Steelhead Riffles mere feet from this cabin! In one word, it's enchanting. It's a genuine miner's cabin that sits on the Trinity River and has world class fishing and views. On an acre and a quarter with three of our other cabins, the Miner's is situated in a grove of trees all by itself. It's romantic, private, has its own river rock landing with a fire pit/BBQ, unique beyond words and the views from each window are marvelous.

Compared to a luxury hotel, this is camping. Compared to camping, this is luxury. Prices reflect a generous multiple night discount, especially Sunday-Thursday, and we have a really great weekly rate!

The kitchenette area includes a Keurig single-cup coffee maker with K-Cup coffees & creamers (regular coffee maker by request); toaster oven, microwave, deep electric skillet, Crock Pot, and a dorm-sized refrigerator. Outside on the covered river porch, you'll find a table and chairs as well as a very large cooler with frozen water jugs for cooling. You may bring and use a camp stove out there.

The decor is rich and rustic, with antiques and nice touches everywhere. The living area has a double rocker, an oak twin captain's bed/couch with drawers underneath, a small chest of drawers and an antique chest/table with games and cards inside. There is a small dining table that has one fold-out leaf and 2 stools. The dining set can be rolled where you like (including out on the river porch). There is a lighted ceiling fan, a faux wood stove heater that looks like the real thing but without the fire danger, and an electric baseboard heater. There also is a great hammock cot for use inside or out, and a folding indoor/outdoor table that is also a checkerboard (checkers in side pocket). The bathroom has an all-in-one shower & toilet (the shower is to the side of the toilet). There is a clock/ipod/MP3 player.

The loft is accessed by a wide, slanted, permanently-installed ladder. It has a plush queen bed guests really enjoy, a small dresser and a bookshelf with interesting books, including one that tells the story of your hosts' work with whales (chapter 10/Eye of the Whale). Guests rave over the custom windows and their views.

The Miner's Landing is a fantastic river rock patio between the Miner's and the river, and it's only for the Miner's guests. There is a fire pit with BBQ grill (wood provided); Adirondack chairs; a stunning large serpentine rock that serves as a table; and room for the hammock cot! Reviews are astounding for the Landing and the Miner's.

Guests at the Miner's have their own covered parking spot close to their cabin. They enjoy full use of the grounds, including the swimming hole with rope swing, and the gas grill and Weber BBQ patio up the trail between Alpen Glow and the Carriage House. Look at all of the pictures. Go to our web site ( and view our video for the Thistle Lane Cabins (Miner's is last on the video and you'll see just how private it is). You'll know if you're the kind of person who will love it. Most do.

Fish right outside your door; this is one of the closest cabins to the Trinity on the entire river. The Miner's Cabin is just a few feet above the Trinity River. It was a real miner's cabin during the Gold Rush and has been lovingly restored and enhanced, because not too many miners had indoor plumbing. Fishers go crazy over this cabin and non-fishers who just want to hang out with a good book do as well.

Fall through winter, the steelhead fishery is fantastic. Summer-fall is salmon season on the Trinity, and we have a salmon hole on the property. The river and Lewiston Lake feature trout fishing, too.

We installed a large parking lot at the entrance to our property that's perfect for drift boats and rafts. The main drive is paved. Be aware highway 299 goes by up the mountain a bit and over a berm. You will hear vehicles on it, but they aren't constant and it quiets down a lot at night.

The Miner's is one of our 5 great, dog-friendly river cabins that range all the way from the grand Alpen Glow, a 3BR/2BA A-frame starting @ $285.00/night to a 3BR/2BA cabin perfect for large fishing groups @ $170/night (multiple night discounts available). We also have an ultra-private 2 bedroom/1 bath cabin farther out Steel Bridge Road with use of its own launch ramp (call for details).

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!'

We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals; guided raft trips and rentals; and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) demos, lessons and rentals. We have inflatable SUPs and hard boards, which are both great for the lakes. Ask about our grand SUP Adventure Package, which takes you from never-been-on-a-SUP-before, all the way to a river run in three days of carefully designed, individualized coaching on increasingly more challenging paddles. This package is suitable for older kids all the way up to people in their 60s and older, depending on general health and desired level of adventure. We also offer a similar Kayak Adventure Package. All of our packages are tailored to the individual and we are very good at this, never pushing you beyond your comfort zone, yet showing you how to expand it with our help.

Keywords: rustic, riverfront, fishing, steelhead, salmon, private, unique, romantic, cabin, dog friendly, pet friendly, private, secluded, kayaks, rafting, SUP

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Heidi & Steph (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Heidi & Steph purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Heidi & Steph chose Trinity River

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back! It was great being able to bring the dogs with us, too! Thanks for being such great hosts. Until next time!
Oct 2012
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Steelhead out your door! Closest to the River. Private Patio, Fire Pit/BBQ.
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Perfect little spot on the river

  • 5 of 5

Really loved staying at the Steelhead out your door!

Such a cozy cabin, with lots of natural light, great decor and sound system, and tons of books to get lost in, including maps and fishing techniques! It was very rainy the weekend we were there, so the fishing wasn't the best (but didn't keep me from suiting up in full rain gear and wading across to discover some great riffles and holes). The rain was actually a boon for us, as we spent the majority of the weekend wedding planning, and the rain kept us focused and attentive!

Loved the place and hope to be back again soon. Thanks Heidi and Steph!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can think of fewer more romantic places to plan a wedding than the Miner's Cabin. We're very happy you enjoyed it and wish you all the best with your wedding, as well as a long and great life together!
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Redding, CA

Charming and Sweet!

  • 5 of 5

Miner's Cabin is my annual gift to my sister, at her special request! She loves the sweet little cabin with the glass ceiling over the loft bed--perfect for star gazing...she also was able to spend the day on the small beach by the river which was especially delightful. Well-stocked with anything you might need, it's a perfect getaway for two, less than an hour from I-5 but still feels worlds away from the hussle. Getting to the river requires a little bit of a climb down a ladder.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the Miner's continues to make people happy! As for the climb to the river, that is why we put a small ladder on the bank. It can be fun watching people try to get out without it, but the ladder makes more friends. We don't own the bank so we can't alter it any more than that.
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Tiburon, CA

Great time in a cabin by the river

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the Miner's cabin, the river and the area. Everything was so easy and natural, from meeting Heidy and her husband to exploring the area and fishing trout under the dam. We liked the cabin, it had everything we needed for couple day stay, but the best part was actually the area in front of the cabin near the river. Having wine by the firepit next to the Trinity is unforgetable.

I'm planning on going there again in December for some steal head trout fishing.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Cute and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a brief getaway (from our toddler) here in February. It is extremely peaceful, the cabin is adorable and comfy and was perfect for the 2 of us. The deck overlooking the river was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pay special attention to guests hoping for a mini getaway from a toddler, knowing how precious their time is. It is sort of funny how they often choose this cabin, opting for the privacy. Good going!
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Oakland, CA

Fantastic find

  • 5 of 5

We've been twice - love being right on the river, tucked in the trees, with the cute little cabin and the deck and patio to lounge on. Steph's a great host, always available if you need him. Quaint nearby towns, but you'll never feel like you're in some crowded touristy area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest cracked us up when it was time for him to leave after his first stay. He threatened to flatten his tires, so he couldn't drive home! He assured us he was booking a longer stay for this year, which he did indeed do. We love how he enjoys the cabin and the fact this area is not crowded or touristy. We agree!
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Gilroy, CA

LOVE this quaint cottage!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love this cottage!!! I booked this place with my husband and 17 year old son for a family vacation and we all wanted to get away from hustle and bustle and a taste of what life would be like in the woods and this was perfect being that we are used to suburban and urban lifestyle. We had such a close up view of the Trinity River from the balcony and bbq area, it was so soothing to hear and watch the river pass you by. Love the fact that this river was private and we were the only ones to have access to this river.Though we weren't lucky in catching Steelhead fish, it was fun to fish, dig for gold and swim in the river. Heidi and Steph were such awesome and hospitable hosts and checked on us if we wanted to do an excursion of rafting or paddle boat. We tried the paddle boat and we loved it! This trip in the woods was so memorable and we plan to visit this place each year.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When these guests made reservations, we were told they'd NEVER been to the woods. That meant it was extra-important that they have a great experience, and boy, did they! They even came over and tried our stand up paddleboards, which was a big step, especially for her. Truly great!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mt. Shasta for downhilling
Car: recommended

We're stand up paddle board dealers and offer free demos and sales & rentals at our place, 6 miles away. Some of our SUPs are inflatable and can be rented and driven to lakes even in a tiny car! We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals, as well as raft rentals and guided raft trips. All are an excellent way to enjoy the river and lakes. Kayak or raft to your cabin!


Rates & Availability

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Quiet Season
Feb 16 2016 - May 26 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $50
Cleaning $55
Tax Rate 5.0%

THIS FORM IS NOT ACCURATE. IT ONLY SHOWS OUR RATES FOR 1-2 NIGHTS. Regular season rates drop to $140 for 2-3 nights and $130 for 5 or more nights prime season. Quiet season rates are $140 for 1-2 nights; $130 3-4 nights; $120 5 or more nights.
Unless you use Book It Now, you pay upon arrival.
Guided Kayak Trips incl. full lesson, all gear, shuttles.

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 450 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 ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Roomy shower and toilet area. Shower sprays over toilet as in some boats and RVs. Deep stainless sink in kitchenette area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen , Great sheets!
    Bunk Area - 1 twin/ single , Captain's bed; also has great sheets!
  • Comfy queen in loft plus twin captain's bed/couch in main living area. Also, a hammock/cot is available; great inside or out by river
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Situated in its own grove of pine trees, this cabin is practically ON the Trinity River. Incredibly cute and private

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