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Cabin Smack on the Trinity River! Hear it, Smell it, Feel it

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

FishTale Retreat is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house situated right on the Trinity River in the remote and beautiful historic mining town of Lewiston. We are smack on the river, play, relax or fish on our private river frontage.

- Large deck overlooking the Trinity River

- Launch you raft, kayak or floats from our private river bank

- After a day on the river enjoy our beautiful fireplace or tell stories around the firepit.

- Take your mountain bike on a ride to the close by winery

- Play with your dogs in the river and let them rest in the fenced in dog run.

- A15-20 minute drive will take you to the historic science town Weaverville, where you can play golf, enjoy restaurant, shops, museums or a movie.

About our cabin

Enjoy year around fishing with fantastic, trout steelhead and salmon fishing right off the back porch combined with the Bucktail drift boat access directly across the river make this river getaway the optimal location for fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts.

FishTale Retreat is perfect getaway with a scenic view the Trinity River from the deck, were you can relax and grilling after a day on the river or the near by lakes Lewiston, Trinity and Whiskey town.

In the evening enjoy star gazing as you sit out side on our deck or in-front of our fire-pit.

The house includes an bathroom and a fully equipped updated kitchen complete with an outdoor gas grill. We try to keep all the typical cooking and dining essentials handy so it can be enjoyed as a home away from home.

The master bedroom includes a new queen size bed with river view. The second bedroom has two bunk beds which is plenty of room for two adults.

If you find yourself needing additional sleeping accommodations, we have double size futon available as well. Linens and bath towels are provided.

The living room is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen with a WiFi, Phone, flatscreen TV, Stereo, DishTv, VCR and DVD player. This house also has swamp-cooler and separate laundry facilities. Smoke-free please and 'good' dogs welcome.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us any time and we'd be happy to provide more details.

Please make sure to visit our website under Links to more information:

Keywords: Northern California,Trinity River, Fishing,Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, kayaking, rafting, riverfront property, rustic cabin, cabin, quaint cabin, dog friendly, pet friendly, private

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

We all fish (even my wife sometimes), but just hanging out at the cabin is an enjoyable place to relax. Walking around the area you will see the resident deer. The kids feel a sense of freedom while playing and discovering...we love this place....


Lewiston Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Access to Cabin Upon payment in full and signed rental contract you will received a personal access code to the cabin.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) New bed with down comforters and duvet covers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double futon, and extra mattress available, Bunk Beds (1) New beds with down comforters and duvet covers.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(42 traveler reviews)

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Cabin Smack on the Trinity River! Hear it, Smell it, Feel it
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 42 reviews

Perfect cabin on the Trinity!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our annual fishing trip to the Trinity. The house was stocked with everything we needed, and even had some misc supplies we didn’t expect (spices, oils, coffee filters). Both bedrooms were comfortable and the common and eating area was very well setup and laid out. One bonus we didn’t realize is how quiet this location would be. Previously we stayed closer to the highway and could hear traffic noise all day long. All we heard here was the pleasant sound of the river all day and night.

Henrik, the owner, was very communicative during the booking process and gave us a great description of what to expect with regards to the fishing. We will definitely be booking here for our annual January trip. Thanks Henrik!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great place to relax and recharge

  • 4 of 5

Wife and I really enjoyed our 6 days st this place. It was a very quiet and relaxing cabin right on theTrinity River. Caught a few trout, saw deer everywhere, even a couple of beaver..

If you want luxury this is not the place, but if you want a cozy, comfortable cabin in a quiet rural area, you won't go wrong here.

Weaverville is only about 25 mins away where they have a grocery store, fishing and outdoor goods supply store, small shops and restaurants.

You can also rent boats in the Trinity Lake nearby, the bass, crappie, and trout fishing is good there đź‘Ť? All in all we really enjoyed our time there.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fish Tale Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cabin every summer for four years now. We always return for a week with the grandkids because of the beautiful location and accommodations. We appreciate the owner's attention to maintaining the property as well. It's a great getaway from the hustle bustle of the city to the country, great outdoors, beautiful weather, and starlit skies with lots to do and see nearby. Cindy & Gordy

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fish - Eat - Nap - Repeat

  • 5 of 5

This is a rustic cabin in a quiet neighborhood with one of the best fishing spots on the Trinity in walking/floating distance (Bucktail Hole). This was our second time staying at the cabin, and we escaped the 100 degree heat in the middle of the day by napping on the couch. Our dog chased lizards around the dog run and we saw rainbows from the deck after an afternoon storm blew through.

It's a rural area on a municipal water supply, which means you should look at the sign as you turn onto the cabin road to see if you need to boil or filter the tap water (or just bring your own) but that's pretty standard for California river towns. It's a great getaway to nature spot, with a cozy cabin to escape from nature when it's time for coffee and a hot shower.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies Beware!

  • 1 of 5

Great location, awesome deck, but the cabin, including the bedding and linen, reeked! Not sure what the stench was--possibly cigarette smoke over a long period of time?? The dishwasher was disgusting and the décor consisted of mismatched knick-knacks that you might find at a Goodwill store. Pictures were stuck in odd places and didn't fit the wall space. In the queen bedroom, the comforter was actually 2 twin comforters that were laid sideways (strange!). No matter 'cuz they smelled so bad I had to remove them from the bed and dug in the closet to find something that wasn't so offensive. Not kidding! Cobwebs too! The owners need to gut the place and get a professional decorator or someone with a better sense of decorating. It's sad 'cuz the place has lot's of potential. If you're a couple of guys going fishing--it might be ok, but ladies beware!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet cozy cabin with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Our family stopped over here for a break while driving long distance.

We enjoyed the soothing sound of river in the background, spotted several deer between the properties and said hello to a friendly neighbor. The boys loved playing darts, a first time for them, in the backyard.

From the cabin it was a short drive to Lewiston reservoir where we enjoyed floating around for a whole afternoon. The water was a bit too cold for swimming, but with temperatures in the upper eighties the splashing around was a good to stay cool.

We topped the day off with a pleasant dinner in the Mountain Valley grill on the way back to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Upon payment in full and signed rental contract you will received a personal access code to the cabin.

***We do recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation & Property Damage Protection insurances. Unforeseen events could require additional funds to cover unexpected expenses. Purchasing these insurances adds a great piece of mind that an event like this won't cause financial strain to your and your family during your trip.***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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