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In case our calendar is full the dates you'd like, contact us as we have several more cabins. Just some of the reasons you'll love Sow's Ear: Great fishing access, hot tub overlooking the Trinity River, end of the road quiet. Fantastic covered porch with nice seating, a bit of river view, room to dry waders and gear and maybe enjoy a glass of wine. Dog-friendly and no minimum stay. Also, this place has a great vibe.
Some cabins are advertised as being on the river, but when you get here, you'll be hard pressed to find it. We're very clear in stating Sow's Ear is one cabin up from the river. You have a better view of it, access to it and sounds from it than some of those cabins advertised as being on it. Our own cabin is one of the closest ones to the river on the entire Trinity and since our guests have full use of our cabin's riverfront patio, hot tub and more, as well as someone to borrow stuff like tape, or a wrench, or a compressor, or flour (not to mention a dead battery jump!), they win all the way around.
Sow's Ear is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin that is priced for up to 6 guests, but it's quite popular for couples, so we have special rates for a party of two using one bed (call 530.778.3444 for those rates). We will consider a few guests over 6, but try to keep numbers down to keep our septic system happy. If approved, additional guests over a total of six are $15.75 each per night.
You can watch cable TV, and a really good selection of books awaits you. Sow's Ear has Wi-Fi. Guests get free introductory lessons on SUPs (stand-up paddle boards). We're on a wide and calm stretch of the river that's perfect for learning this sport. There is excellent hiking right outside your door, and who doesn't enjoy watching the deer that wander through the yard daily?
Sow's Ear has a wood stove (wood provided), central heating and air-conditioning, a full laundry (supplies provided) and a well-stocked kitchen. It is just 5 minutes or so off 299, but end-of-the-road quiet, and very easy to reach on fully-paved roads. It's our only cabin of five that is not directly on the Trinity River, but it's less than a minute's walk down the drive and you have full use of our 600+ feet of riverfront, complete with hammocks, chairs, fire pit, more BBQs, a shaded dining set AND that hot tub overlooking the river.
Each bedroom is unique and tastefully furnished. The master bedroom, Honeysuckle, has a custom queen log bed and a sliding door to the large covered porch. The Rustic has a double size log bed and a slider to the river porch. You can see and hear the river from the living room, porch and the Rustic and Honeysuckle bedrooms. The Cedar Sanctuary room that looks out on the rosemary garden is completely paneled in cedar tongue & groove.
Bringing your own boat(s)? Bucktail put-in is across the river and up a few hundred yards. Sow's Ear has proven to be a very popular cabin for fishers, who can tie their boats off to the trees overnight. Their catarafts are safe on the river bank, or on our lawn. Remember: Our shoreline is your shoreline. You can dine overlooking the river, lounge in the hammocks, or fish from the shore.
KAYAK~SUP~RAFT! Bring tubes or smaller rafts for playing in front of our cabin.
Spring-Fall: We offer sit-on-top kayak lessons, guided trips and rentals; guided raft trips and rentals; and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) demos, lessons, rentals and multiple-day Adventure Packages. We have inflatable SUPs and hard boards, which are both great for the lakes.
Our grand SUP Adventure Package 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.
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.'
If you're looking for comfort, peace and very reasonable rates, you're going to love Sow's Ear.
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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, or skiing Mt. Shasta (they also have a really cool ski haus in Dunsmuir that's minutes from Shasta's Ski Park)..
Heidi & Steph purchased this cabin in 2005
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.
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 (Alpen Glow, Miner's, Carriage House) or darn close to it with full use of our riverfront (Sow's Ear).
We really enjoyed our stay it was a first for our family to do something like that. We would have used the river front more except for the mosquitos. I felt bad about knocking on the door when we had a question instead of being able to call because the phones are connected and our cell phones didn't call out. However they were very gracious about it. Thank you Heidi and steph for a memorable vacation!!
There is a rule book with staying at this property! Not to mention the thermostat is locked! Locked! Use the wood fireplace instead, don't worry if your kids get cold at night. The hot tub and river access is actually on their property, not the one you are staying on, and not private if you want to be alone on your vacation. The beds and furniture needs to be replaced unless you enjoy sitting on the support structure and collapsed springs. Let's not start on the numerous spider webs all over the house...or the dust and dirt if you bump furniture or look in the corners. Word of caution, bring towels unless you are OK with material you typically use to dry your car. I felt like the "towel" was a squeegee.
I would recommend to look elsewhere if you really want to stay in the area.
From the moment my friends and I arrived for our fishing weekend, the Sow's Ear was paradise. We showed up early and was met with a welcome smile. We were toured through the place and given some history of the area. There were 7 of us and we all slept comfortably. The owners were so nice and even had some ketchup for us when we forgot to bring it for our hot dogs. Deer came right up to the house even when we were outside. The sound of the river flowing by at night was so calming. I just hope we were not too loud at night for anyone in the area. We had so much fun and are already planning on making this a yearly thing for ourselves. Thank You so much!
What a cute and cozy riverside cabin! Sow's Ear was the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the river. It gave us a safe place to teach the kids how to fish during the day and night, and was a great place to just hang out and roast some marshmallows. The wifi is only good in one spot, and the cell service is spotty at best, so it was really the perfect place to disconnect from our mobile distractions, and really relax and enjoy the surroundings. During the day, there is a large family of deer roaming the neighborhood and there is great river frontage where you can just chill out and watch the water rush by. At night, the stars are bright and the sounds of the river fauna fill the air. We really loved it, and we can't wait to come back!
We met family from the Bay Area in the Trinity Alps for a long weekend in July. We stayed in the Sow's Ear. It was very comfortable and had plenty of room for all of us. The cabin had all the amenities we could have wanted. We enjoyed the riverfront and had a great time sitting on the porch and watching the wildlife wander by.
The cabin is conveniently located near lots of hiking trails and places to see. We could have spent much longer exploring everything in the area.
One thing to be aware of - the internet only has a decent signal at the kitchen table. I had hoped to do some work while relaxing on the porch. Instead, I just had to be on vacation - so it wasn't a big loss.
Sow's Ear is rustic, comfortable and just plain fun !! The view is wonderful and Heidi and Steph add so much to your stay. Heidi provides an information packet in advance that answers ALL questions and one or the other of them is there to greet you - along with Scudder, Biscuit and numerous cats.
Heidi and Steph have an adventure company that allows you to rent (quite reasonably) SUPs, kayaks, a large raft and all the necessary equipment - plus their expertise !
The five of us range from 73 to 10 years old and we all had a grand time.
Incredible fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout & more; fantastic winter steelhead runs. Year-round Ocean Kayak sit-on-top kayak lessons, demos, sales, rentals and guided river or lake trips; raft rentals, or guided river or lake trips. Great for fishing, birding and parties with smaller kids and big dogs. We cater to chickens.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. Send a request for dates to get an accurate quote.
Discounts are as follows:
$160 per night for 3-4 nights.
$150 per night 5 or more nights.
Quiet Season Rates:
$150 1-2 nights.
$135 for 3-4 nights
$120 or 5 more nights
Unless you use Book It Now, you pay upon arrival.
Guided River or Lake Kayak Trips incl. full lesson, all gear, shuttles.