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Brenda Simmons

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Lakeside Lodging Above the Trinity River

25 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin

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Overview

Burnt Ranch Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Detached Unit, 2 Baths, 1 Bed

You are invited to relax in the privacy of this 50-acre resort. The views from the Cattail Cabin are spectacular! The large living room with a lake view has two couches, one is a sofabed for additional guests. The separate dining area has a sliding glass door which gives guests access to a covered carport. The Cattail Cabin kitchen has an oven, microwave, large refrigerator, dishes, utensils, and cookware. One bedroom includes a queen bed and in the other bedroom there are two twin beds. The bathroom has a tub with shower. All linens, bedding, and towels are provided. The detached unit provides guests with a queen bed and 2 bathrooms. Additional guests are also invited to book the detached unit or camp when using the cabins.

The recreational activities are abundant! You can fish, boat (rafts and kayaks) and swim on our seven-acre lake. We have trails for hiking, jogging, and mountain biking. Forest Service roads and trails are easily accessible from the resort. We are just minutes away from the Trinity River where rafting, kayaking, swimming, and fishing are popular activities. Our resort is surrounded by the beautiful Shasta-Trinity National Forest making us a premier location for bird watchers, hunters, and off-road adventurers. It is also a great location for retreats, weddings, and family reunions.

Keywords: Cabins, Camping, Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Hiking

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Brenda Simmons (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brenda Simmons

Greg and Brenda are the on-site owners and managers. They both have professional backgrounds in public education. Greg is a retired faculty member from Humboldt State University. Brenda is a teacher and administrator at the local elementary school. They keep very busy with community activities, SkyCrest business and keeping track of the adventures of many grandchildren.

Brenda Simmons purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Brenda Simmons chose California

This property is a long-time family ranch. It's unique setting and beauty provide a fantastic place to visit and live.

What makes this cabin unique

Fishing, boating, hiking, nature viewing, solitude, beautiful views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greg, many thanks for the hospitality as Bruce and I really enjoyed ourselves fishing the lake on Saturday. The fish were incredible and your ranch/setup is very pretty and impressive, and the picture was awesome! You are doing a great job with the fishery and your efforts are admired. It was a most pleasant expreience, even the weather as I can't remember the last time I fished in hail and snow and had such a good time that I never noticed it. I'm not sure what I enjoyed most, your kind hospitality, the quality fish, the serene setting, the quaint cabin or those marvelous cookies! Again, many thanks, and we will see you on our next trip. Sincerely, Jerry
May 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

Lakeside Lodging Above the Trinity River
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a summer vacation with the family (kids ages 6 and 2) and grandparents, and were immediately planning our return visit. The setting is idyllic , with a beautiful lake adjacent to the two cabins we rented. Our daily routine involved swimming, kayaking, walking around the property and painting the beautiful landscape. Brenda and Greg were gracious hosts, and the kids loved their lively dog Choco, too. The cabin was well equipped and had games for the kids. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restores the Soul!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our little dog just spent 4 of the best days of our life up at the Cattail Cabin on SkyCrest Lake. Brenda and Greg (and Choco the lab) go out of their way to be such gracious and welcoming hosts. The cabin is clean and comfortable and stocked with all the kitchen supplies you need, including a gas grill, charcoal grill, and campfire (just make sure you bring enough food and drinks because it's a long drive back to Weaverville if you forget anything). We spent all day relaxing at the lake, taking out the paddleboard and kayak, and throwing the ball into the water for the dog. Then when the sun went down, we made cocktails and sat on the lawn chairs, watching the ospreys dive bomb for fish and the swallows eat up all the bugs. (Seriously, there are very few mosquitos there due to so many swallows and huge gorgeous dragonflies.) In addition to all the birds, we saw deer, rabbits, a raccoon, and listened to the bullfrogs croak back and forth. I'm sure there are great hiking trails nearby, we were just too content looking at the mountains and water to ever check them out! We loved the lake so much we have already booked for next year. Could not recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review of SkyCrest and suggestions for future guests are very much appreciated. Thank you! Greg & Brenda
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting this wonderful place every year since our two boys were babies. So relaxing and a great chance to turn off the phones and other devices. Now the boys are 5 and 8 and can swim in the lake and use the kayaks available all day long. The lake is so serene. Brenda and Greg have provided all the comforts of home including BBQs and all the fixings for a great campfire. We really look forward to this trip each summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review SkyCrest Lake. We are so happy your family enjoys visiting us every year.
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Hidden Lake in a Remote Tranquil Setting

  • 5 of 5

Greg and Brenda were so welcoming from the very first email interaction to the final goodbye of our stay. Their property is so tranquil and peaceful and beautiful. Just what we needed as a family to re-connect and get our blood pressure down 20 points from life's stresses. The Lake with the Mountain backdrop is like out of a painting and it is visible in every step of their beautiful rental cabin. Can't say enough wonderful things about this place. We'll be back next year for certain !! See you soon! -The Twirbutt Family

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris & Family, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased your visit to SkyCrest met your expectations. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Greg & Brenda
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Eureka, California
5

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been going to SkyCrest Lake for the past 8 years right after the Labor Day holiday for our annual family get away. Brenda and Greg has watched our grandkids grow up and our family expand with more grandchildren. This is the vacation that our grandchildren talk about all the time, everything in the summer centers around when is it time to go to the cabin. Our adult children and their spouses come up on the weekend while my husband and I enjoy the cabin to ourselves for most of the week. Our family has grown so much that we now rent out both of the cabins for our vacation and this year we had 8 adults and 6 kids for Friday and Saturday night. The property here is breath taking with spectacular sunrises and beautiful weather here most of the time. It is so peaceful and quiet that just being up at the cabin for one night feels like you have been relaxing for a week. We have been returning every year with a standing reservation and plan on carrying on our family vacation tradition just as long as Brenda and Greg will have us.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! It's very much appreciated. We always enjoy your wonderful family visits and watching the kids grow year after year.
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Redding CA.
5

Judy Henderson

  • 5 of 5

This was a gift to my husband and I for our birthdays and our anniversary. It was the best gift we have ever received. We stayed in the little cabin which we found suited our needs . The scenery was awesome . We saw osprey and deer. It was so peaceful and quiet. The other cabin was rented out but they were quiet and friendly. We would love to return to this beautiful place again, maybe next year for our 25th wedding anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, Thank you so much for the great review. Yes, we hope you can return soon. Sincerely, Brenda Simmons
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Arcata/Eureka
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Rock Slide
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bigfoot Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Redding, CA
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
299
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Willow Creek
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Mt. Shasta
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Trinidad, CA
Car: necessary

World famous salmon and steelhead fishing on the Trinity River. Class I floats to Class V rafting and kayaking adjacent to Burnt Ranch Gorge.

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Rates & Availability

Burnt Ranch Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$800
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$165
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 5.0%

Detached unit is rented at an additional rate of $85 a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Burnt Ranch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located in detached unit.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in detached unit.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Cattail Cabin.
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1) Large groups may camp or bring in RV's.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Private lake, fishing, boats, 50 acre property, 1.7 miles off highway

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