We started our search for a vacation property near Lake Shasta last year. This was going to be our first trip in the area and for the first time time we were bringing our dog (we also added another before our trip).
We stayed at the cabin (Lookout) for one week. Louie was a great host and if there were any problems,he took care of them right away. The city park was within walking distance and worked out great for the dogs. The unit did come with it's own hot tub,which is great (the one by the swimming pool looked a little grimy). We did try to use the swimming pool but it was as cold as ice cubes. When we inquired about that,we were told it was "heated by solar panels",and in the week were there we only saw about 3 people use the pool (in and out). The outside sign say's "free HBO",but I guess it was not piped into our room. There was a bar-b-q supplied that was nice (that we had to clean,before we used it). The upstairs loft worked out o.k. for my 15 year old,but he had to stoop down,as the room is probably about 4ft. high. It really would have been nice to have been referred to Mt.Shasta when we got there,when we asked for the best place to shop for groceries. The store in town is WAY OVER PRICED! and seems to take advantage of the tourists. When we went to Shasta (about 10-15 mn. away), We found "Ray's",a supermarket with everything you need and reasonable prices. I don't mind patronizing the "local's",but when you have a family,do you really want to spend $80 in groceries,when you can get more than twice as much in Shasta?
When we looked for our 2013 vacation place,there were very few "pet friendly" options. This was one that we found that seemed both affordable and accommodating. Make sure you bring your own shampoo. There is no room service as well. WiFi worked great most of the time,but did have it's moments when the connection dropped.
- Also Known As:
- Cave Springs Hotel Dunsmuir