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We have special rates for 3 or more nights and stays close to the current date. Your best price will always come by contacting us, Heidi & Steph, direct by either clicking on the right for our phone number or sending us an email (that link's on the right as well).
Our response rate is almost always within 1-2 hours if we're contacted only through the VRBO site. If you contact us direct and by VRBO, we respond to the VRBO email later, which is why their site says our response rate is slower.
We have a great website with more pictures and videos, but VRBO now blocks the link. We'll give it to you when you call.Dog-friendly Alpine Fish and Ski Haus in Dunsmuir is a great place for families to meet up from the north and south. This comfortable and super-clean place has attractive and unique furnishings, four separate sleeping areas (it helps to watch our video to see the layout) and two baths.
PLEASE NOTE: We set a maximum of 6 guests but will consider 8 (additional fee required), ONLY if guests have stayed with us previously. All bodies of any age count as a person. We also have a special rate for small parties of 1-2, using only one bed; please call for them.
The Haus is right in town and within easy walking distance to the upper Sacramento River, many superb restaurants, the brew pub and shops. You can be fishing after a 5-minute stroll, or skiing Shasta less than a half hour from the Haus.
Guests are always impressed with the Haus. One party wrote: 'We felt spoiled to be staying in such a cozy, comfortable and spacious place.' They developed a fondness for the Keurig coffee maker as well as Dunsmuir Brewery Works!
You'll find our kitchen has all of the basics, plus the Keurig coffee system, juicer, Cuisinart and extensive bakeware. There is a fine china dining set as well as a casual set. Casual glassware and crystal. We have high-speed Wi-Fi (but please limit streaming to only one device for no more than a few hours daily as it depletes this expensive service, which is already set at the largest and most expensive download amount we can get). There is also a docking station you can attach your phone to for music.
We don't have water filtration because we don't need it. Dunsmuir really does have the best water on earth. It receives no chemicals because it doesn't need them.
There is a mud room for outdoor footwear, skiing and fishing gear. The kitchen opens onto the delightful, private patio which has a Weber BBQ and a fire pit with some firewood. Kids love the glider and adults love the privacy.
Antiques such as the Victorian iron & brass bed and fine handcrafted furnishings are everywhere. Whimsical touches include trout lights around the top of the stunning four poster queen bed in the master bedroom. The beds have sumptuous sheets guests rave about (microfiber in summer & fleece in winter).
The living room looks out on the lovely mountains and is filled with morning sun. It has a leather couch and loveseat; a nice futon that becomes a double bed and a library of excellent books. An oak electric fireplace with really pretty LED flames provides additional heat and wonderful ambiance.
Downstairs one of the bedrooms has a faux Franklin wood stove with attractive flames and can be operated with or without the heater. Both beds can see the firebox since there are side viewing panes on the stove.
There is a full laundry complete with detergent and dryer towels. One of the baths has an antique ball & claw foot tub, while the other has a modern tub and shower.
Although it can sleep 8+, we hold it to 6, unless we have rented to a party before and know they are very good about taking care of our place. Do not consider asking for parties that exceed 8; it just won't happen.
We offer several lodging options: Least expensive is the one night rental for 1-2 guests and only 1 bed. This is great for travelers passing through, and it still includes use of the laundry.
We own & run Trinity River Adventure Inn River Cabins in Trinity County. We created Alpine Ski & Fish Haus as a vacation rental as well as our own ski getaway, so it is especially well-appointed and situated. Although located just 2 minutes from Interstate 5, our place avoids the constant hum of freeway traffic. This was a big deal to us, and it ruled out several places in our search.
You can be fishing after a 5-minute walk to the Upper Sacramento River, plus there are many more beloved fishing areas within minutes from Dunsmuir. Hedge Creek Falls at the north end of town is not to be missed.
We love the sound of the train going through town, but are also far enough from the tracks that it doesn't sound as though the train's running through the house.
Best of all, in this steep little mountain town, all of the great, close-by attractions are within an easy, mostly-level 10-minute walk. Read farther down to learn about them.
Dunsmuir has entranced us with its fabulous attractions so close to our place. All of these places are in walking distance from the Haus:
~Dunsmuir Tire: a super asset for us and our guests. If you're having car trouble, they offer many services (they saved us when a thermostat went out on our vehicle!), plus they sell and service tires and install chains. The manager is Tony and he's a peach.
~La Perla de Nayarit Mexican Restaurant opened Summer 2016 and was immediately embraced due to its large menu, good food and prices and the fact it is family-owned and operated. Kids fit right in; their kids bus tables.
~Cafe' Maddalena is a tiny jewel of a restaurant, and it has exquisite food. Eat outside under the grape arbor in summer!
~Dogwood Diner may have the best homemade corned beef hash ever, and dog people can dine outside at sidewalk tables with their dogs.
~Cornerstone Bakery's baked goods, breakfasts and lunches are hearty and sumptuous.
~Dunsmuir Brewery Works has fine brews and creative food. Their patio is dog-friendly.
New restaurants and shops just opened, so there is more to explore.
And because we cater to fishers at both of our locations, we are thrilled to have Ted Fay Fly Shop nearby. It is a legendary shop and has been in Dunsmuir for over 50 years.
Try Alpine Ski & Fish Haus once and you'll be hooked. You'll also receive a very nice discount for a future stay at our Trinity River cabins, adding to your exploration possibilities. Once you see our website, you can see how much we have to offer. Call us for the link.
"The place is wonderful for us; having a great time. Skiing is awesome. Love Dunsmuir and the [100% pure] water, the brew pub and your nicely stocked kitchen. We love to cook, and travel with our knives, pepper grinder, good salt, etc. Not needed here! Nice iPod docking station and comfy beds. The whole trip has been great. Enjoying your homey place so much, too. We have stayed in so many different places and you never know quite what to expect, but you guys have put so much into making the place comfortable, clean, organized, and sweet.
Sometimes go to Tahoe but much prefer the less crowded and peaceful vibe of places like this! Will definitely hope to return sometime. I had a great walk around town, everyone is so friendly. Having fantasies of moving up here. Maybe someday... sigh. Much thanks." Becca Durkee/Oakland, CA
"We very much enjoyed our stay at your house! It was cozy, warm and had everything that we needed. We spent the day snowboarding on Mt. Shasta and taking walks around Dunsmuir.
It was perfect for us and the kids. Plenty of space for everyone. We have no suggestions, but THANK YOU for this opportunity!!" Maura Traylor/Danville, CA
Keywords: Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, entire house, close to Interstate 5, nightly rental, fishing lodging, ski house, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Sacramento River, McCloud, garden, patio, BBQ,fire pit
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 operated several businesses before running away to sea and working on tugboats in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
Steph and Heidi are both Coast Guard licensed masters (captains), 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 dogs and guests, they can usually be found on their motorcycles, because Trinity County has some of the best roads in the world for riding bikes.
And if not riding their bikes, they're up at their Dunsmuir place, Alpine Fish & Ski Haus. For them, Dunsmuir is the Big City.
Heidi & Steph purchased this house in 2011
We love skiing Shasta and although the drive from Trinity County was doable in a day, it made for a very long day. Things snowballed from there.
Where we live on the Trinity River, we have a 10-20 minute drive to any stores or restaurants. We'd never live somewhere else, but love having the attractions of Dunsmuir just a few minutes' walk or bike ride away.
This is a wonderful house in a neat little town. Dunsmuir is small but have almost everything you need for vacation: good brewery (DBW, thumb up), a handful of great restaurants (we went to the Mexican place twice and could probably go again if we stayed longer!), a neat hardware store, and a little grocery place (maybe? We went to Weed though, which is not far away).
Ok, the Haus, as they call it, is clean with plenty of room to sleep maybe 10 people! It is on a major road of the town so everything is within walking distance. Some of us walked to the river that is only a couple blocks away. The owners seem to stay here sometimes too, there are books and some personal pictures around, making it extra cozy and homey. There is one shower and one bathtub in the house, but hopefully people could work that out.
Heidi and Steph are really kind owners. We were in email contact before the trip when they provided tons of information. I was surprised when they emailed me even during our visit just to make sure everything is alright. We enjoyed it, and would definitely come back to this Haus if we visit Shasta area again.
When first entering there is a musty odor.To many rules! Backyard chairs and table were dirty with bird dropping on them. Bed on landing area, was made with a sleeping bag and no sheets.
Why is it that a guest has to be an IT expert to use the TV? Enjoyed Dunsmuir, the Haus, not so much.
The house was great. We loved the fire pit and sitting on the back patio. Super clean and well stocked. It was a great location for walking downtown for a meal or just a nice stroll.
My wife surprised me with a weekend here with the guys to celebrate my birthday - this place was PERFECT! We hung out, went fishing, hiking & had an overall amazing time! The house has plenty of room. There are tons of beds, the kitchen and living areas are very nice, and the back patio has a fire pit that we enjoyed. It is centrally located in dunsmuir(walking distance to shops and the brewery)and a quick drive to some of the nicest outdoor spots in CA. Overall I had the best birthday yet & found a place that was perfect for the occasion - I am sure we will use again.
We had a great time in Dunsmuir and found the house very comfortable, extremely clean and very well stocked. It is a large place, so we had plenty of room to spread out without feeling cramped. The kitchen is huge and very well stocked, which made it easy to cook our meals right at home. It is a great location in the heart of Dunsmuir. Definitely recommend this place.
Heidi and Steph were the perfect hosts and the home suited or family of four plus out two dogs perfectly? Can't wait to go back!
Walking distance to Dunsmuir Brewery Works, Cafe' Maddalena, Dogwood Diner and many more superb restaurants.
Wonderful antique, clothing, art and other stores nearby
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Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$75|
RATES ARE NOT ACCURATE FOR 3 OR MORE NIGHTS. CALL US FOR DETAILS: Stephen & Heidi 530.778.3444.
Pet Fees are per dog ($15 each) with number of dogs by approval only. Friendly dogs ONLY.
Our SNOW POLICY is covered at booking.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.