www.forest-springs-getaway.com           FOREST  SPRINGS          emailforestsprings@gmail.com
 P.O. Box 176, Big Bend, CA 96011                         Telephone: (530) 337-6704 


Located in the Shasta National Forest, 55 scenic miles northeast of Redding, California, between Lassen Volcanic Nat. Park, Mt. Shasta and 4 lakes.

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Deep in the backcountry, secluded and private at the end of the road (4-wheel drive not needed), this charming old farm has not changed much since it was settled in the early 1890’s at the head of the creek. Guests are welcome to explore the impressive 1895 barn and 1921 log house, built from local timber without the use of power tools.   At 2400’ (740m), it is about 12 degrees cooler than in the valley.

Quiet, private garden guesthouse with kitchen, bath, and personal splash pool on 160 acres of lush forest.  Stroll pristine forest paths along our shady creek, thru the fern meadow to our little lake with dock, seats and rowboat. Revel in solitude on quiet walks through mostly level, varied forest where dogwood, moss and ferns interplay with old-growth cedar, fir, mountain oak, madrone and yew. Sample organic fruit in our orchards.   Flower displays, the whispering pines and waterfalls make it ideal for sweethearts, artists and writers.  Enjoy awesome swimming and the nearby hot springs or fishing on the beautiful Pit River.  Trails for challenging hikes or horseback rides linking up with the Pacific Crest Trail.  For the ultimate in peaceful relaxation, we accomodate only one family or group at a time.   Your well-behaved pets are welcome off leash.   Special:  15% off lodging.    
 
Guests may bring their own food or let us do the cooking.  Dinner is served in the 1921 log house, and breakfast either inside or under the old apple tree overlooking the gardens and forest-ringed meadows.  Menu and photos on website; links are at end of pages.


lake
creek

dreamy solitude at our private lake & creeks

creek   




fall
picturesque trails

log house       
barn
 

          (more PHOTOS link at end of page)

RATES: per night, per person unless noted; in US Dollars (plus 10% lodging tax) limited time SPECIAL 15% off listed lodging rates:

guesthouse:
# Nights
1 pers
2 pers
ea addtl
child 0-13yrs
1 - 6
100.
125.
20.
15.
1 week
600.
750.
120.
90.
8 - 29
85.
107.
15.
12.
30 (month)
1300.*
1300.*
100.
75.
log house: (rates include 3 meals per person daily)
# Nights
1 pers
2 pers
ea addtl
child 10-13 yrs
1 - 6
150.
225.
70.
52.
1 week
950.
1450.
470.
349.
         

* April, May, Oct, Nov; rest of yr $2000.                                                Lodging descriptions and photos follow:

AMENITIES:  the 2 lodgings, guesthouse and log house, accommodate only 1 party at a time.  Additional members of the party occupying the guesthouse may be lodged in the log house (without meals) at guest house rates.  Relaxing splash pool, gardens and orchards, shady sitting areas and picnic sites, lounge chairs, fire pits, BBQ’s, movies on DVD (no tv), a friendly staff, unscented cotton bedding (flannel in season) and thick towels, all line-dried in the fresh mountain sunshine.
(see PHOTOS link for more)

nearby swimming
          

The quiet garden GUESTHOUSE, semi-secluded near meadows and forest, has carport, lounge chairs, picnic table, fire pit and BBQ under the oaks; splash pool with mountain views.  Its rustic siding belies the modern interior:  affordably simple, clean and comfortable 3 spacious rooms plus bathroom:  the airy bedroom has a queen canopy bed and twin bed, both with premium mattress sets.  The living room has a queen sofa bed, DVD player and movies for all ages, air conditioner or gas furnace in season.  The kitchen has a large refrigerator/freezer, stove-top, microwave, small oven, coffee-maker, toaster, cookware, dishes, utensils, etc. and a dinette set seating 8.  Accomodates only one party at a time. 

          
the guesthouse
          
the guesthouse
          
          


The historic 1900 sq ft LOG HOUSE, one of the few remaining originals, rustic but comfortable and accommodating only one party at a time, offers two spacious guest rooms upstairs overlooking gardens, meadows and forest. The East bedroom has a queen, and a twin canopy bed; the West bedroom has a queen brass bed. Downstairs is the shared bathroom with shower and the original claw-foot tub. Three meals daily are provided (no guest kitchen); please order from the MENU (link s at top and end of page) at least one week prior to arrival. Guests are welcome to bring their own soft drinks and alcohol, and enjoy the porches and living room (with cozy Fireview woodstove, in season). We regret that we cannot accommodate children under 10 years old or pets in the log house.

the historic 1900 sq ft log house

             
the 1921 log house and 1895 barn
 
      
 
      

PETS WELCOME! Dog friendly is an understatement! Well-behaved dogs welcome off leash, except in fenced garden. Dog towels provided for playing in lake and doggie pool. Pet friendly vinyl flooring: no carpet to worry about. Refundable $25 deposit per pet.
Rates per pet, per night: in the guesthouse: 1-6 nights $10 (dogs), $7 (cats); week $60 (dogs), $40 (cats)
Small animals in cages: inquire

SWIMMING: Only 2 to 7 miles to secluded natural swimming spots on nearby crystal-clear streams and Iron Canyon lake (free, dogs allowed) and the free community indoor pool. Directions/map provided.    See PHOTOS link at top & end of page

HOT SPRINGS:  low-sulfur hot springs on the edge of a clear mountain stream only 2 miles away; great swimming spot, too! Map provided. [see PHOTOS links]    

      
at the nearby hot springs

WITHIN  EASY  DRIVES:  We give you directions for many nearby day-trips (1 1/2 hr away or less) including Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur Burney Falls State Park and Lake Britton, Fall River Mills golfing amid the pines, fishing on Hat Creek or the gorgeous McCloud River, Fort Crook Museum (pioneer & Indian relics), Mt Shasta Ski Park (chairlifts year ‘round), Hatchet Falls, etc.

DRIVING  TIMES to Forest Springs from:    Sacramento 4 hrs      Berkeley 4 ½ hrs       S. F.  5 hrs       Reno 4 hrs        Redding 1 ¼ hrs     
                         Medford  3 ½ hrs       Portland  8 hrs                       airport pickup available
    
FISHING:  fly-fishermen delight in our proximity to the forest-lined and rock-strewn Pit and Mc Cloud Rivers.  Fishing for dinner also at Iron Canyon lake.  Meals available at hours to suit fishermen; we can also cook up your catch.  Our own little lake has a few trout overlooked by the otter; catch and release here.    

FAMILY VACATION:  Free activities for kids of all ages:  fishing (we have poles and life vests for 2 children); row boating; on-property mossy forest trails range from easy, mostly level strolls along the shady creek to 2-hour paths over logs and log-bridges.  Swimming in nearby streams or at the indoor community pool; soaking in nearby hot springs; exploring the historic 1895 barn, antique farm equipment and pioneer gravesite.  Tour the old 2-story log home (logs inside and out) and our hydro-electric power plant.  Everyone loves the people-only splash pool near the guesthouse.  Possible target practice, if pre-arranged.

BACK PACKERS  and  HORSE RIDERS may start out from here on outings thru the breath-taking Shasta National Forest, along the McCloud River to McCloud.  This is also a good starting or ending point for longer hikes on a beautiful portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.  There are several shorter hiking trails on, and leading off, the property.  Maps provided.  

HORSES: Rates: $20 per horse, per day. 2 shady corrals, over 4000 sq ft each, under tall trees; running water troughs; feeders; pull-through trailer access; only 1 party at a time; bring your own feeds. Your trailer will require 4-WD to get here. $25 refundable damage deposit per horse.

GROUP CAMPING, with or without use of the guest house, is offered for reunions, father-son programs, scouts, religious retreats, etc.  With use of the guest house and camper’s bath house, we can accommodate up to 50 people.  Three sites:  Cherry Orchard site with extensive view of mountains across meadow; near bath house and guesthouse.  Fern Meadow site where Indians used to camp between shady creek and spring-fed lake; out house; 5-minutes to bath house.  Farmstead site has water and electric hookups; 2 minutes to bathhouse.    Limited time special:  15% off  listed rates
Nightly rate per person:  
     Without guesthouse use:  1st 2 adults $60; additional adult $15; child 6-17 yrs $10; under 6 years no charge; dogs: $5 per dog; limit 3 dogs 
     With use of guesthouse:   $165 minimum (1st 4 adults); ea addtl adult $15; child 0-13 yrs $10; dogs: $10 per dog; limit 2 dogs

RV:  shady sites for a limited number of self-contained RV’s; water fill-up; electricity may be available; no dump.  4-wheel drive required for short steep incline leading to property.  Rate: 1-4 people $75 per night; $5 each additional person; dogs: $5 per dog; limit 3 dogs.
 
ECO FRIENDLY:  Learn how our hydro-electric power plant furnishes all our electricity from our creek.  Sheets and towels of 100% cotton, washed unscented and line-dried in the sunshine.  All cooking is done from scratch the old-fashioned way; we avoid use of aluminum & plastic.  We recycle everything possible.  There are vegetarian and vegan selections on our menu.  Our green philosophy naturally includes the organic fruits and vegetables from our gardens.  We happily share knowledge and available plant seeds. 

For your next ROMANTIC VACATION SPOT in Shasta County, meander the scenic back roads through the back woods to this secluded mountain getaway, all paved except for the last 2 miles which is decent gravel; no 4-wheel drive needed.  We are at the end of the road, surrounded by national forest with no neighbors in sight.  You can count on blissful privacy shared only with nature, like a step back in time.

VACATION RENTAL:  lower rates for stays of a week or more, allowing for a complete change of pace.  Wireless internet access and phone available at the log house (no cell phone service here yet).  Internet use for a fee. Free short phone calls from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with advance notice. Long calls require use of your phone card (not sold here). For extended use, the landline in the guesthouse may be activated through the phone company. 

GUIDED  EXCURSIONS:  available with request in advance.  $40 per group for full or half day excursion to:  local swimming/fishing spots, hot springs, forest walks to springs, etc.  Full-day driving excursions also available; prices vary with destination and size of party; please inquire.
 
PARTIES  &  RECEPTIONS:   use of the log house porch and outdoor party site on lawn and gravel under tall trees:  use of up to 3 BBQs, 8 picnic tables (6’- 8’ long) with moveable benches, outdoor sink and refrigerator, ice tub, table covers, bath house, electricity for music and lighting (limited), and our cleanup.    Rate:  $100 per 10-hour day for up to 25 people; $175 for 26 to 50 people, inquire if more people.

CATERING  &  ENTERTAINMENT: 
all fresh, all natural, all homemade catering by:  Sweetie's Cafe & Catering in Redding, CA     Tel:  (530) 244-2269   www.sweeties-catering.com    
email: sweetiescatering@sbcglobal.net  or select another caterer.  We also offer our own customized service for gatherings of 20 persons or less.
For affordable live entertainment featuring singer Paul Vandervoort on the keyboard plus, please call 775-323-3400.   See his video on paulvandervoort.com

HELICOPTER  ACCESS:  land in our 40-acre meadow just steps from our door.  Fixed-wing flyers can land at Redding Muni Airp and enjoy a ½ hr helicopter flight to Forest Springs by Air Shasta Rotor and Wing (530) 222-0100; they’ll even accommodate a medium-size pooch in a carrier.  Sights along the way include Lake Shasta, the Pit River and national forest.  Fall River Airp is 1 ½ hr drive away.  Our location is  lat  41   03.518’     lon 121   54.760’     alt  2400’    Air is usually still in the morning; afternoon breeze mostly SW.    Airport pick-up service available.

OPEN APRIL 1  to  NOV 5        may be available at other times.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE


TEMPERATURES
generally are:
Fahrenheit Celsius
Month High(Daytime) Low(Nighttime) High(Daytime) Low(Nighttime)
April 50 - 60 30 10 - 21 -1
May 60 - 80 40 15 - 27 4
June 80 - 90 60 27 - 32 16
July 90 - 100 60 32 - 38 15
Aug 85 - 95 60 29 - 35 15
Sept 70 - 80 50 21 - 27 10
Oct 60 - 80 40 15 - 27 4
Nov 50 - 70 30 10 - 21 -1
Dec-Mar 35 - 50 25 2 - 10 -4

RESERVATIONS: Required. To avoid disappointment, please reserve early. Confirmation and complete driving directions will be sent upon receipt of deposit. Deposit recommended. Balance due upon check-in.  2-night minimum on holidays

CHECK-IN and check-out times are flexible according to availability if pre-arranged, else check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. $25 minimum refundable cleaning/damage deposit. 7-day cancellation notice; $10 cancellation fee. Rates may change without prior notice. SMOKING areas: on the porches, in gardens, yards, at our picnic sites on creek and lake. This is a private establishment and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. One competent adult required per 3 children under 10.

 

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www.forest-springs-getaway.com
     FOREST  SPRINGS     emailforestsprings@yahoo.com
Telephone: (530) 337-6704

P.O. Box 176, Big Bend, CA 96011