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.

open   APRIL  1  to  NOV   5   (may be open other times);   please use email when we are closed for winter (phone may not work on temporary hold)

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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.   

PET FRIENDLY ! Dog friendly is an understatement! Your well-behaved pets are welcome to run free, off leash, except in fenced garden. Bowls, sheets, hose, and towels provided for after playing in creek and lake.  Pet friendly vinyl flooring. No dog size limit.  Refundable $25 deposit per pet.  Rates per pet, per night, unless noted:  in Guesthouse only:  1-6 nights  $10 per dog,  $7 per cat;  week  $60 per dog,  $40 cat;  inquire for other animals.
Guests may bring their own food or let us do the cooking.  Dinner is served in the 1921 log house dining room, and breakfast either inside or on the porch overlooking the gardens and forest-ringed meadows.  Menu and photos on website.


dreamy solitude at our private lake & creeks


picturesque trails
log house       

          (more PHOTOS link at end of page)

RATES: per night, per person unless noted; in US Dollars (plus 10% lodging tax):

# Nights
1 pers
2 pers
ea addtl
child 0-13yrs
1 - 6
1 week
log house: lodging rates are the same as guesthouse rates but include 3 meals per person daily. Please add daily meal costs as follows:
# Nights
1 pers
2 pers
ea addtl
child 10-13 yrs
1 - 6

LODGINGS:  the 2 lodgings, guesthouse and log house, accommodate only 1 party at a time.  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. Additional members of the party occupying the guesthouse may be lodged in the log house (without meals) at guest house rates. The furniture store told us that each of our queen-size beds is rated for a maximim of 550 lbs, and each twin bed is rated for a max of 300 lbs.

(see PHOTOS link for more photos)

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 cooler 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 6.  Accommodates only one party at a time.  Additional members of a party occupying the guesthouse may be lodged in the log house (without meals) at guesthouse rates. Guests may enjoy 1 or more meals served at the log house. Please see our MENU page and order at least a week in advance. A 2nd bathroom (shower, toilet, sink) adjoining the guesthouse is available at no charge to parties of 4 or more guests.

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 2 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 at additional cost (no guest kitchen); please order from the MENU (links 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

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.   

at the nearby hot springs

GROUP CAMPING is offered for up to 20 people unless the guesthouse is also rented (for additional bathroom).  With use of the guest house and camper’s bath house, we can accommodate up to 40 people.  On holiday weekends we require 8 or more campers. Three sites:  Cherry Orchard site with extensive view of mountains across meadow; near bath house and guesthouse.  Fern Meadow site 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.   Children must be supervised at all times. 
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. 

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:    Redding 1 ¼ hrs     Sacramento 4 hrs      Berkeley 4 ½ hrs       S. F.  5 hrs       Reno 4 hrs      Santa Rosa 5 hrs        
                         Medford  3 ½ hrs       Portland  8 hrs                       airport transportation available
FISHING:  fly-fishermen delight in our proximity to the forest-lined and rock-strewn Pit and McCloud 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, max 4 horses. 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.

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 up to 40 people.

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.

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 altitude is 2400’   Air is usually still in the morning; afternoon breeze mostly SW.    Airport transportation service available.

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


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 are emailed. Balance due (cash, check or PayPal) upon check-in.  2-night minimum on holidays.

CANCELLATIONS: $10 fee. 7-day cancellation notice required for refund. If we are able to re-book your dates, we will either refund your deposit or you may apply the credit to another date. Exception: holiday weekends or any dates in July require a 14-day notice.

MILITARY DISCOUNT (please show us your military ID) on 2+ nights guesthouse or log house lodging: 20% to active U.S. military and Purple Heart veterans; 15% to U.S. veterans; 10% discount if for only one night. Thank you so much for your service.

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.

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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Telephone: (530) 337-6704

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