emailforestsprings@gmail.com         FOREST  SPRINGS        www.forest-springs-getaway.com

Telephone: (530) 337-6704


Surrounded by 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  AUTUMN            SINCE 1999                         We accommodate only one family or group at a time!

          MORE  PHOTOS           GUEST  COMMENTS

scroll down for RATES          GUESTHOUSE  &  CAMPING          PETS  WELCOME

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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.  Meander the scenic back roads through the back woods to this secluded mountain getaway in the national forest, all paved except for the last 2 miles which is decent gravel; no 4-wheel drive needed (unless towing heavy).  At the end of the road with no neighbors in sight, you can count on blissful privacy shared only with nature, like a step back in time.  Music is welcome—bring the band!


picturesque trails
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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 link up with the Pacific Crest Trail.  For the ultimate in peaceful relaxation, we accomodate only one family or group at a time.   


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SWIMMING: Only 2 to 7 miles to secluded natural swimming spots on nearby crystal-clear streams and Iron Canyon lake (free, dogs allowed). Directions/map provided.

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

GUESTHOUSE:  Semi-secluded near forest and meadows with mountain views, it has a personal splash pool, shady sitting area with picnic table, fire pit, BBQ and lounge chairs.  The guesthouse’s rustic siding belies the modern interior:  affordably simple, clean and comfortable 3 spacious rooms plus full bathroom.  The airy bedroom has a queen canopy bed and twin bed, both with premium mattress sets.  We feature unscented cotton bedding and thick towels, all line-dried in the fresh mountain sunshine.  The living room has a queen sofa bed, DVD player with movies for all ages, air cooler or gas furnace in season.  The kitchen has a large refrigerator/freezer, stove-top, microwave, small oven that fits a 12” pizza, coffee-maker, toaster, cookware, dishes, utensils, etc. and a dinette set seating 6.  We include briquettes for the BBQ, and firewood for a small campfire in the watered lawn.  The sun-warmed splash pools are emptied, cleaned and refilled between groups, from June 15 to September 15.  A 2nd bathroom (shower, toilet, sink) next to the guesthouse is available for parties of 4 or more guests.  Additional adult members of the party occupying the guesthouse may be lodged in the log house at guest house rates.  The furniture store told us that each of our queen-size beds is rated for a maximim of 600 lbs, and each twin bed is rated for a max of 300 lbs. see MORE  PHOTOS page for pictures of guesthouse interior

RATES:  in US Dollars (plus 10% lodging tax):      We accommodate only 1 family or group at a time!

For your greater enjoyment and due to our remote location, there is a 3-night minimum. The weekly rate offers 7 nights for the cost of 6.

# Nights
1 pers
2 pers
ea addtl
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165.
15.
1 week
813.
959.
75.

To comply with Nov 2020 Shasta County requirements, please book us via one of the following agencies:

Airbnb agency leaves it to us to collect the 10% county tax (and pet fee, if any) at check-in. To book through them, please click on this blue direct link to Airbnb.com listing for Forest Springs Guesthouse in Friendly Forest:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/42133651

VRBO agency will show you the actual rate once you put in your dates. The rate they show includes their fee. They will add the county tax (and pet fee, if any) to the total booking cost. To book through them, please click on this blue direct link to VRBO.com listing for Forest Springs:

https://www.vrbo.com/1417486

PET FRIENDLY ! An understatement! Your well-behaved pets are welcome to run free, at your own risk, 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.
Huge 100' x 50' secure fenced pen with shade trees should you want to go off property to sites where dogs can't, such as
the hot springs, Burney Falls, and Lassen National Park. (Of course, well-behaved pets may also stay in the guesthouse.)
          RATES:   1-6 nights  $10 per dog, per night.  $60 per dog, per week.

 

guesthouse, log house, gardens, & 1895 barn
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CAMPING: We have several camping options:  tents alone, tents with RV and/or with the guesthouse.  The camper’s bath-house with hot shower, flush toilet, sink, laundry sink and a small refrigerator / freezer is near the guesthouse.  The Pine Grove site has a large lava-rock campfire ring, picnic tables, chairs, BBQs, 5 level, partially-shaded tent sites, trees spaced for hammocks, and a splash pool with mountain views across the meadows.

The Farmstead tent area and RV site with water and limited electric hookups (not for A/C), (no dump) has a splash pool and overlooks forest and meadow near the historic barn (no animals).  It has 2 lava-rock campfire rings, a small refrigerator, picnic tables, chairs, BBQs and several partially-shaded level tent sites.  It is less than 3-minute’s walk to the bath house.  Also at this location is Forest Springs’ RV, with hot shower, flush toilet, kitchenette, comfortable queen-size bed (memory-foam mattress) and twin bed, all linens provided.


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CAMPING & GROUP CAMPING RATES:                          we only accommodate one family or group at a time

TENTS:
[max 8 people—1 bathroom]
1-2 persons  $115
ea addtl pers  $15
ea dog  $5
TENTS  with  GUESTHOUSE:
[max 16 people—2 bathrooms]
1st 5 persons  $210
ea addtl pers  $15
ea dog  $10
TENTS  with  Forest Springs  RV:
[max 16 people—2 bathrooms]
1st 3 persons  $155
ea addtl pers  $15
ea dog  $10
TENTS  with  GUESTHOUSE  &        Forest Springs RV:
[max 26 people—3 bathrooms]
1st 8 persons  $365
ea addtl pers  $15
ea dog  $10
Forest Springs RV:
[max 3 people—1 bathroom]
1-2 persons  $140
ea addtl pers  $15
ea dog  $10
GUEST’S  RV:
[max 8 people—1 bathroom]
1-2 persons  $115
ea addtl pers  $15
ea dog  $5

To comply with Nov 2020 Shasta County requirements, please book via the HipCamp agency site by clicking on one of these direct links:

for tents and/or your RV:     https://www.hipcamp.com/california/forest-springs/forest-springs-camping-rv

for our FS RV:     https://www.hipcamp.com/california/forest-springs/forest-springs-rv-set-up-on-site

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 & Native relics), Mt Shasta Ski Park (chairlifts year ‘round), 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                     
    

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.

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.  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 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; 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 pools .  Possible target practice, if pre-arranged.

CATERING:  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.

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.

TEMPERATURES
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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

US MILITARY DISCOUNT on guesthouse lodging (please tell us, and show your military ID):
           20% to active-duty; 15% to veterans            Thank you so much for your sacrifices!
                      These discounts are given in the form of a refund at check-out time.

CHECK-IN time is 4:00 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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FOREST  SPRINGS
Telephone: (530) 337-6704

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