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Fabulous and Funky Mt Shasta Retreat

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Mount Shasta House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-10)

1804 Old Stage sits on 11 acres, but is just minutes from town. Peaceful and private, the back deck overlooks a glade of Douglas Fir trees. The meadow on the North side of the house is great for kids, pets, sketching, lounging, star gazing or hitting golf balls. Pets are welcome. We have a three doghouse kennel as well as loads of room for horses and trailers, tents, mountain bikes, etceteras. Pull out our giant hammock to enjoy reading and napping under the sun. The deck has an enormous old-school barbeque and produces large amounts of delectable grilled cuisine.

The house is full of antiques and artifacts. It is cozy, comfy and lived-in. This house is not for you if you want a pristine, new and sterile environment. This house is for you if you love homes with personality, history and casual elegance. Charmingly intimate, the house is perfect for a honeymoon or romantic get-away, yet also fabulous for entertaining and parties. Formal dining room, fully equipped kitchen, including a vintage commercial waffle-maker, tons of festive, antique table linens make for a good time. The master bedroom is very large, features a king bed and opens out on to the deck. The three remaining bedrooms each have twin beds. The kitchen is spacious, bright and sunny, my favorite room in the house. The dining room also serves as a quiet office/reading room and can accommodate an inflatable mattress for extra guests.

A few miles South is the Mt. Shasta Resort featuring world class golf, tennis, spa and terrific restaurant. Just opposite the resort is Lake Siskiyou, which has camping facilities and a great beach for swimming. The lovely downtown is a three minute drive or an invigorating walk away. The Mt. Shasta Ski Park is a quick 10-15 minute drive and offers spectacular skiing and snowboarding. The ski park is open year round with events and concerts during the summer. All the surrounding towns are full of amazing history and fun to explore. The incredible Stewart Mineral Springs is just up the freeway. Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area is a mountain climber and hiker's dream-come-true. It is also a mecca for sportsmen, with outstanding fishing and hunting. The nature conservancy at the McCloud Reservoir is world-famous for its catch-and-release fly fishing, as are the areas many rivers and lakes. Lava tubes, obsidian mountains, ice caves and other natural oddities abound. Ashland, Oregon's Shakespeare festival is less than one hour away. If you are a pilot, the Dunsmuir Airport is just four miles from the house, and the Weed Airport, with extended runway, is just 8 miles from the house. Contact us for airport pick-up.

Things to be aware of: Our house is old and fragile and takes some special care. It is full of family history and unique things. Admire and use them! We are happy to share this fabulous place with people who will enjoy and respect it. We only have one bathroom which is connected to a septic system. Moderate water use for a large group is a must not to overload the septic tank. Our home is a country house on a dirt road; ant invasions, dust and dirt, the occasional mousey, these things sometimes occur, and if they scare you, we are not your place. As with any house, supervision of small children is important. Please contact us for additional information and photos!

Keywords: House, private

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Bettina Clifton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2015

About Bettina Clifton

Bay Area Business, Mt. Shasta soul. We both run our own businesses. Love San Francisco and life here, but escape to glorious Mt. Shasta or Southern Thailand for decompression!

Bettina Clifton purchased this house in 1910

Why Bettina Clifton chose Shasta Cascade

My family has had a home in Mt Shasta since 1910. My great Aunt was City Clerk and Notary public in the 1920's. There are five of us in the charming local cemetery. I have Mt. Shasta City in my blood. My father was an avid fly fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman, my mother loved hiking and painting, us kids loved everything about this incredible area, especially the Lemurians!

What makes this house unique

One of the Seven Spiritual Wonders of the World, Mt. Shasta itself has a truly magical aura. The air, water and even the 'vibes' of this area are restful and healing. That aside, there is truly no place as spectacular and as fun! It is a recreational paradise in all seasons. It is also a creative muse to artists of all kinds. Amazing!


based on 9 traveler reviews

Fabulous and Funky Mt Shasta Retreat
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews
SF Bay Area

I thought it was ok until they refused to return the deposit

  • 1 of 5

It was "ok" for the price... it was a little dingy but like the title says, it was funky. When we first got there, we were told that the upstairs hadn't been cleaned but if that was a problem, to let them know. It was pretty hot upstairs so we said that we probably wouldnt sleep there anyways so to forget about it. When it came time to leave, my husband and I spent about 2 hours cleaning up and packing. We followed all of the "leaving" instructions to a T. Two days later I got a letter from the owner telling me that it was "Excessively dirty" and that she was going to without a portion of our deposit to make up for it. Please note, we were a group of 4 people who stayed for 2 nights, or about 40 hours. And we spent 2 hours cleaning and tidying. In a place that we had only used 1/2 of. I told her that I completely disagreed with this withholding, that she was charging more for "cleaning" than I pay my housekeeper in the Bay Area for a house that is double the size. I never got a response and therefore, I am writing this review. I will never be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great old house, well worth the price

  • 5 of 5

This house is super close to the center of town making it ideal for anything you want to do. You can make it up to Bunny Flat on the mountain in less than half an hour.

This house has tons of space and character, oh the character. I would definitely stay here again and have started recommending it to all my friends who may need a place to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albany CA

Lovely Place In Shasta

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 5 women commuting to a retreat which was less than 10 minutes the location was perfect for us. The owner was a jewel to deal with regarding the business transaction - and her property manager a godsend the day we realized we left the key on the counter and locked ourselves out! I walked over, got the key and it was resolved in less than 10 minutes. With 5 of us, we thought only one bath may be an issue, but it was fine. I love the living room - super cozy and begging for you to sit down and read or have some great conversation. The rooms upstairs are really sweet, a great place to land at the end of the day. The masterbed is really comfortable - and if the weather would've been nicer - the access to the deck more a positive. It was quite cold the weekend we were were there. It truly did feel like we were coming home to grandma's house! Almost to a fault - the house is quite packed with - well, stuff...all the closets and drawers have things in them, we did feel like we were staying in someone's home...because we were! The up-side to this, if you need something, you will probabaly find it. My son met me there and spent the night and went through drawers and played detective, reporting back to me the kind of people that owned it! Also - I had an illusion that because the 11 acres were mentioned, that it would feel more secluded...yet there are other buildings on the 11 acres (2 homes + others) and the house is right on Old Stage Coach Rd. BUT - the place was great, our gathering happens yearly and I would certainly go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Millions of stars. All the emenities I needed were available. The town is close and the people are great. Hiking and surrounding lakes were like my own private area. I can't wait to go back next year.

Thanks Doretta and Jim for making your house available to me.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimately relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Funky, but charming for sure. Quiet and rural yet minutes from town. We spent alot of time in the hammock in the shade or under the stars. A great home base, close to the lakes and hiking and small town shopping for the wife and lots of room for the dog, he loved it too. We had a great time just lounging and using the great bar b que. We can't wait to come back next summer or even this winter for the snow. Not sure what the other review was about, we got our full Paypal deposit back in a couple days. If you want a private, affordable, relaxing mountain time this is the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sausalito, CA

The Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house really felt like a home to me and my family which made our country experience all that more special. This vacation turned out to be truly relaxing (exactly what the doctor ordered) and will definitely be one of those family memories that my kids will never forget! Thank you, Doretta, for allowing us into your special country home. Who knew that being so close to nature would be so healing? I look forward to making this into a tradition and I highly recommend your property to anyone needing a getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is six miles from the Dunsmuir Airport and 10 miles from the Weed airport. If you fly your own plane, we can arrange airport pick-up.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
one-time cleaning charge $55

A one-time cleaning charge of $55.00 is added to the final bill for groups of 2 guests or less, and $60.00 to groups of over two guests. Groups of ten or more will be charged $80.00

We accept payment via check or credit card through PayPal. Personal checks accepted. Last minute bookings may be paid in cash to our house manager. Refundable booking/security deposit due upon reservation. Rental fee due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Mount Shasta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub / shower combo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) Two twin beds in three bedrooms. (1) Inflatable queen-size mattress for extra guests!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
3 Doghouse Kennel, 11 acres, large meadow, room enough for horses and trailers.

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