Hi from Eric @ the Dunsmuir Lodge:
Winter Solstice Overnight Specials through January 10th
We are offering even more on our already-discounted winter pricing:
• 10% off any reservation
• 15% for two nights
• 20% off for three or more nights. Use your savings to rent ski equipment, or eat at one of our awesome restaurants in Dunsmuir. Ask for more info when you check in.
Make your reservation online or by phone at (530) 235-2884.
Choose your adventure, whether you like the snow or not, you can still enjoy the outdoors! Snow is on Mount Shasta, but it’s clear roads and clear skies here in Dunsmuir. The Mt. Shasta Ski Park just opened yesterday, and is just a 15 minute drive.
Things to do in and around Dunsmuir.
- Hiking Castle Crags. This particular hike is especially beautiful in the Winter as it is South Facing and sunnier than most hikes.
- Cross country skiing at the Nordic Center (right next to our ski park). Deer Creek, Sand Flat and Bunny Flat are all up the Mountain on Everitt Memorial Highway right out of downtown Mt Shasta. (You can rent your own gear in town.
- Ice Skating at the Rink in Mt Shasta
- See the “Crystal Caves” at Lava Beds National Monument. These are lava flow tubes that fills with ice formation in the Winter. (About an hour’s drive.)
Local Music & More
Thursday, December 13
Soul Blues Legend Johnny Rawls at Pops Performing Arts, Dunsmuir
Thursday, December 13
Rogues on the River- a Siskiyou Land Trust Slide Show, Mt Shasta Sisson Museum
Saturday, December 15, 7pm
Americana music at Dunsmuir Brewery
Saturday, December 15, 4-7pm
Wind Fields (edgy, dancey, twisty music) at Mt Shasta Ski Park’s bar
Saturday, December 15, 3 pm
Metal Benefit Concert for Campfire Survivors, Empire Music Hall, Yreka
Sunday, December 16, 7:30pm
Ring in the season with the Dunsmuir Community Christmas Choir at the Old methodist church 4303 Oak St, Dunsmuir
Saturday, December 29, 9pm
Scott Joss w/ Jefferson Justice (western swing), Watson’s Vets Club, Mt Shasta
Monday, December 31, 9 pm
Sound Advice Dance Extravaganza, Pops Performing Arts, Dunsmuir
Monday, December 31, 9 pm
New Year’s Dance Party with Blackwell Brothers, Spirits Bar, Dunsmuir
Throughout December & January
Every Sunday, The Lone Arranger, 3-5 pm at Dunsmuir Brewery
Every Wednesday, Jimmy Limo, 6:30-9 pm, at Lily’s Restaurant, Mt. Shasta
Every Wednesday, Open Heart Mic, 7 to 8:30 pm, Mt Shasta
Every Thursday, Ecstatic Dance, 7:30 pm, Mt Shasta City Park
Make a Reservation
Call me at (530) 235-2884 or make a reservation from our website.
Refer Us Please!
I’m hoping your fond memories of staying at our family operated lodge will prompt you to tell the world about us! I will even extend your ‘return guest’ discount to anyone you refer- just have them reference your name with their reservations.
Eric @ the Dunsmuir Lodge
Mt. Shasta Ski Park is opening early this year Wednesday December 12th, 2018.
Mt. Shasta Ski Park also will also be hosting an opening weekend party with live music at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery and get ready for a white christmas!
With a foot at the base, and 38 inches reported at the top of marmot lift, there should be ample soft snow to keep you happy and floating down the hill with ease! Book directly, or call now to receive discounted rates for fun weekends in the snow! Refer to this post for 15% off three days, or 20% four nights or more.
WINTER LIFT TICKET PRICES at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Range from $20-$65/day for lift tickets.
September 27-30th, we will be having a Jazz Festival in Dunsmuir! Jazz In The Canyon will be happening at various venues around town. Download the flier from here. The weather has cooled off and the smoke has dissipated. Enjoy wonderful music in picturesque surroundings! Attendees will get a discount when staying with us, ask when reserving. -Eric @ the Dunsmuir Lodge
The Delta and Hirz fires are under control, but there remains many firefighters on these fires. Cleanup and watching for flareups is a big job, and there are places where the fire is still burning. As a ‘thank you’ to everyone involved in stopping the fires, we are offering 25% off all rooms for firefighters and contract workers on site or simply for a night off or two.
The smoke is gone… Well not quite, as occasionally the wind blows what’s left of the Carr & Hirz Fires’ smoke up here. Most days are like this now, though. I could see Castle Crags from our parking lot, and it’s nice to be able to breathe easy again. The weather has cooperated, also, we’re seeing highs in the high 80’s the past three days.
Fish are biting; I don’t fish myself, but at a recent stop to “eat riverside” at the Dunsmuir City Park & Botanical Gardens, I watched a guy catch one while I was eating. A day later, while showing a guest lower McCloud Falls, we watched six guys walk down and drop lines. Within minutes they were all catching fish of various sizes! It was a great show for my friend who was from Montana, and said that the area reminded her of home.
Lake Siskiyou still has boats for rent: take a leisure ride with a sweeping, post card view of Mount Shasta. Or to get the same shot as 101 things guide, ask Eric @ the Dunsmuir Lodge where to go…
canyon-south view of Hirz Fire
So one night I got a pretty cool surprise for a car enthusiast. It started when a Tesla pulled in at the lobby to check in. From afar I thought it was a new model 3, so went to check it out. It turned out to be an “X” (model X: AWD SUV/crossover), but we hadn’t yet had one to our new Tesla Destination Charger-so I went in to chat with the guest. Most Tesla owners are happy to stop and answer questions about their car, and this guy was a true fan of his car. Only owned two months, this was his first road trip and he used the car’s in-dash app to find us. We spoke for almost 15 minutes and while walking out of the office he offered me ride. In my overexcitement at my first ride in ANY Tesla, I blurted out “Hell yeah!” before I could filter my words. … we got in and he showed me “startup” -there really is none, get in and it’a already on and ready to go, thanks to the key fob/RF interface. We took off and drove towards downtown, did a loop around a few blocks, stopping once so he could partially punch it to demonstrate it’s torque. WOW, is all I can say. Any car enthusiast that likes torque and to be launched hard like like a dragster needs to experience this. We came back south and when he got near the offramp I got really excited…
I would be surprised and let down at the same time. We didn’t get on the Freeway, instead he pulled over and asked me if I wanted to drive. “Of course I would”, I replied in a more Tesla-esque manner, this time.
Hi. We are full and getting nonstop calls for rooms. The area’s hotels and campgrounds are pretty full, but you’re welcome to park in our parking lot for the night. There is also ample space to camp if needed (no services). We have soap and hoses to wash up in the morning and wifi for internet, etc. EDIT FRIDAY JULY 27: We are full again; Siskiyou Lake Resort Campground is getting cancellations- so you can check with them, and hotels in mt shasta are showing availability on Expedia and Booking.com. Good luck to all who are evacuated or dealing with loss of their home.
Dunsmuir may not be a designated official “Pacific Crest Trail Town”, but Dunsmuir has been the go-to stop for PCT hikers for a very long time. Dunsmuir, California is close to the trailhead, and many Dunsmuir businesses are quite friendly to PCT hikers; the Dunsmuir Lodge has quietly been serving the needs of PCT hikers since 2005. We will give rides if at all possible. I personally know a few restaurant owners who love to have PCT hikers come in and visit. I am grateful for all the PCT hikers that stay here, dine here and quietly write us up on Guthook and other sites, or even in books. While there are no known PCT reservations on the date of writing, we have had at least one room with hiker(s) every day for 9 days now (yes I count them and repeat guests daily!) PCT hikers know it’s much easier to get to Dunsmuir for a rest stop. Locals keep up the traditional “trail angel” work of shuttling PCT hikers to and from Ammirati’s Market in Castella-many do-I see and hear about it all the time! We will keep the natural goodwill and karma going, and PCT hikers will continue to feel welcome in Dunsmuir. Dunsmuir is the type of friendly community that outsiders miss so much from yesteryear.
Partnering with Tesla to bring the newest Tesla Destination Charger to Dunsmuir, California, we had two Tesla Chargers installed last November. Charging is free to overnight guests and $6 for drop-in charging while you wait. Manfredi’s is a short walk, with downtown Dunsmuir 10 minute’s walk. You can eat lunch at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, Cornerstone Cafe, Wheelhouse restaurant, Pizza Factory, Burger Barn, or La Perla De Nayarit.
Tesla’s Destination Charging Network will help bring EV travel to the masses. We are seeing regular use a few times a month with more inquiries and notes on internet reservations every day!
We are proud to bring EV charging to Dunsmuir, California.