There is no lack of adventure in Siskiyou County. From the mighty Mount Shasta to the seemingly endless stream of pristine waterways and waterfalls, there’s something for everyone in the area.
Of course, if you come to visit one of the world-renown outdoor destinations, you’re going to need a place to stay. The awesome part about Siskiyou County is you’re not going to find the typical hotel that you’d find elsewhere. The quaint towns don’t have sprawling Hilton and Marriott skyscrapers, but rather smaller ranches and resorts that will give you an experience unique to the area.
So if you’re looking for a getaway in the outdoor utopia that is Siskiyou County, we’ve found 14 awesomely unique hotels that will have you coming back time and time again:
LOGE Camps is Mount Shasta’s brand-new hotel built specifically for outdoor adventurers. When you enter the hotel rooms, you’re greeted with bike and ski racks, Yeti coolers and a hammock going across the room.
Nestled right in downtown Mount Shasta, this hotel will give you all the accommodations you need for your outdoor adventure and provide you with comfort and entertainment at the end of the day. It may just be the most unique hotel around!
Lake Siskiyou Resort Cabins
Right on the gorgeous Lake Siskiyou sits a cabin resort that’s perfect for anyone that wants to experience the outdoor activities in the area. The resort offers small and large cabins with great proximity to many outdoor destinations like Faery Falls and Heart Lake.
Of course, the main attraction of the cabins is Lake Siskiyou, which sits right underneath Mount Shasta, providing insane views and photo opportunities around every corner. To be able to wake up and walk out to that experience is worth every penny.
Cave Spring’s historic Resort Cabins were built in 1923 and offer a vacation experience unique in today’s world. These very rustic cabins offer only the state-of-the-art amenities of 1923 (plus Wi-Fi), and will bring you back to the glory days of road trips and true Americana, with a breath of fresh mountain air. Open the back window and listen to the Sacramento River dance over rocks and splash into pools while you relax or play.
Otter Bar Lodge
If you’re looking for a kayak trip for the ages, there is no better place in Northern California than the Otter Bar Lodge. Not only is it a hotel staged right along the Salmon River in Forks of Salmon, California, it also doubles as one of the premiere kayaking schools in the United States.
The resort is a utopia for outdoor adventurers in a remote location, offering kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and hiking. It also includes an outdoor hot tub and wood-fire sauna to go with it’s gourmet meals cooked in-house.
If you want the full experience of the historic town of Dunsmuir, look no further than the Mossbrae Hotel.
Located smack dab in the heart of Dunsmuir’s historical district, the hotel honors the past and embraces the future. With nearby access to Dunsmuir Brewery Works, Ted Fay Fly Shop and Cafe Maddalena, you can enjoy the full Dunsmuir experience within just a 5 minutes walk. And by the way, 5 gorgeous waterfalls are just a short drive away!
The well-known historic hotel of the town of McCloud is McCloud Mercantile, which opened in 1897 as a store and hotel for the mill workers at the McCloud River Lumber Company and their families. Today, the hotel and store remain a mainstay in the town of McCloud, attracting visitors from all over the west coast to enjoy the town’s history and shop the unique vintage lines that are still available in the store.
Stewart Mineral Springs Retreat
If you’re looking for a unique holistic experience on the doorstep of Mount Shasta, look no further.
Sitting in the foothills of Mount Shasta in Weed, California is Stewart Springs, a retreat and wellness center that offers an environment of sacred mineral waters, affordable accommodations, and a variety of workshops and retreats. The holistic experience at the resort includes private mineral baths, a wood-burning sauna and cool river plunges.
Blue Heron RV Park & Resort
If you’re looking for an uncrowded experience on the Klamath River, we have the resort for you.
Blue Heron is a RV park and resort in Hornbrook that is family-friendly and provides all of the outdoor activities in a remote setting that one could ask for. The resort sits comfortably on the pristine Klamath River and affords a ton of opportunities for water skiing, fishing, kayaking, hunting, golf, hiking and even horseback riding. If you’ve never experienced the area on the very tippy-top of California, Blue Heron is the perfect spot.
Klamath River Resort Inn
Another awesome resort right along the Klamath River in Happy Camp is Klamath River Resort Inn, which was built in 1949 as a fishing lodge and continues to provide the perfect getaway on the river for outdoor enthusiasts. With just six standard rooms and a two-bedroom suite, the resort will get you away from all the riff-raff and straight into the bliss of nature.
They provide kayak rentals for self-guided trips, a drift boat for fishing and shuttle service with secured parking for guests with their own raft or boat. You can fish right outside your hotel room and even build a riverside campfire at night!
One of the little-known gems of Northern California is Tulelake, which is home to a sprawling fish and wildlife refuge and very close to the Lava Beds National Monument. There are 5 lodge rooms and 10 hotels rooms, including RV hookups, in the unique area north of Mount Shasta. The hunting lodge was once known to house elites from Hollywood and San Francisco on bird hunting expeditions. Now, there a numerous opportunities for bird watching and fantastic proximity to a number of outdoor destinations at the basin of the mountain.
Strawberry Valley Inn
If you’re looking for a relaxing stay in the town of Mount Shasta, Strawberry Valley Inn is the place for you.
Nestled in the cozy confines of the mighty mountain, this rustic hotel will help you relax in between the many activities Mount Shasta has to offer. Whether it’s an outdoor adventure or a spiritual retreat, Strawberry Valley is just a stone’s throw from the great area of Shasta.
McCloud RV Park
If you’re looking to adventure in the historic town of McCloud, right near breathtaking waterfalls and world class fishing, the McCloud RV Park is perfect place to park your RV and explore. With fantastic amenities in the shadow of Mount Shasta, McCloud RV Park has two ponds, a heated bathhouse, onsite laundry and the always important free Wi-Fi. Of course, you’ll have to visit the three tiers of McCloud Falls while you’re there!
Have fun on your adventure to Siskiyou County!
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine