Basking in Nature at Mount Shasta Resort


In October, we headed to the Mount Shasta Resort, which is about a four or so hour drive from Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area. We had heard a lot of positive things about the resort, so we were thrilled to be offered an opportunity to review it this fall. And besides, what a magical time to visit Mount Shasta – just look at the vibrant colors!!

Nestled at the base of Mount Shasta, the Mount Shasta Resort is all-season property. If there during warmer months, there’s the 18 hole golf course on 126 acres, and plenty of hiking, fishing, swimming, climbing or merely relaxing under a tree.  We love that their accommodations are done chalet style, with separate kitchen, dining room, deck, and living room which includes a cozy gas fireplace — btw, this makes it a perfect option for ski season as well.    

Mount Shasta Resort

Simply put, you are surrounded by nature on all sides and there are relaxing pristine views from your patio as well.

nature at the Mount Shasta Resort

Patio views at the Mount Shasta Resort

Ready to explore more of Mount Shasta Resort with us?

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Welcome to the Mount Shasta Resort

Below is the chalet we stayed in during our long weekend stay this past Autumn.

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Our chalet at Mount Shasta Resort

The leaves had just started to change colors, so it was a perfect time to see the breathtaking foliage of October in the mountains of Mount Shasta.

Below is the corner of chalets around our area, so as you can see, you are surrounded by trees and nature and it is pretty secluded, which means that it’s quiet and also private.

Mount Shasta Resort

Mount Shasta Resort

Gorgeous right? Below is the view of the water from our deck — you can see that there is a picnic area as well as an area where you can barbecue — perfect if you have kids in tow or are traveling during the warmer months and want to grill rather than dine out.

Lake Siskiyou Mount Shasta Resort

Lake Siskiyou in the distance

Our patio at Mount Shasta Resort

Our chalet patio at Mount Shasta Resort

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View of Lake Siskiyou from our patio at Mount Shasta Resort

The Mount Shasta Resort is literally tucked away in a forest overlooking Lake Siskiyou. In addition to the chalet style accommodations, you can opt to stay in of their woodland rooms if a large hotel style room is your preference. For a romantic weekend away, be sure to ask about their rooms with private jacuzzi tubs.

If you’re planning an event (think anniversaries, special occasions, birthdays, graduations, etc), you can rent out their Highland room.  For larger events, such as receptions, golf tournaments or family reunions, their larger Siskiyou room is a more ideal option.  They have a day spa as well however sadly, we didn’t have time to try it.  The resort offers free wireless internet access throughout the clubhouse and banquet rooms as well as the restaurant and lounge.

The Rooms at Mount Shasta Resort

We went for the chalet style room, largely because there’s more space, it is super private and has its own living room area as well as a kitchen, so you can cook your own breakfast or make a late night cup of tea with ease. there’s even a dining room table area to eat as well as a pull up bar area, which is perfect for group or family travel.

Our kitchen at the Mount Shasta Resort

Our kitchen at the Mount Shasta Resort

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Above and below, our living room area at the Mount Shasta Resort

Mount Shasta Resort

There are plenty of chalet options to choose from depending on your needs. We stayed in their one bedroom premium lakeview chalet, which was designed especially for couples.  This 930 square foot place is spacious and the living room space features premium leather furnishings accented with a gas log fireplace, flat panel TV and a DVD/CD player.  The  kitchen has cherry wood cabinets, a range with oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, blender and coffee maker.  The bathroom includes an oversized shower, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

One bedroom premium chalet at the Mount Shasta Resort

One bedroom premium chalet at the Mount Shasta Resort

Their two bedroom chalet is great for families or two couples planning a fun trip together to the mountains.  This option could accommodate kids as well because it has a queen size sleeper sofa, a master bedroom with a king size bed as well as a second bedroom with two twin beds. It could conceivably sleep up to six people.

Mount Shasta Resort 2 bedroom chalet

Two bedroom chalet at the Mount Shasta Resort

Then, there are what they refer to as Woodland Rooms, which are tucked away in the alpine forest of pine, fir and cedar trees near the banks of Lake Siskiyou. These private rooms are furnished with two plush pillow top queen beds, a sitting area, flat panel color TV, DVD/CD player, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

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Woodland Rooms at the Mount Shasta Resort

Below, another one bedroom chalet offering.

The chalets are craftsman-style — we love how secluded the rooms and chalets are, making the Mount Shasta Resort a great option regardless of your reason to explore the area.

Dining at the Mount Shasta Resort

Their full service cocktail lounge serves “Bar Bites” seven days a week, all year long.  Orders from the restaurant menus are also served in their family-friendly lounge or on the deck. Then, there’s the Highland House Restaurant located in the resort clubhouse. The Highland House serves breakfast luncheon and dinner fare seven days a week during the Peak Season, and Friday through Sunday during Off-Peak Season.

The tables by the windows offer great views and if you get there right before sunset, you can enjoy a romantic moment or tea while sipping a cocktail or glass of wine. Specials while we were there included an oven baked sourdough bread bowl filled with clam chowder, one of Anthony’s favorites. We also ordered some onion rings and a salad.

Mount Shasta Resort dining

Wine by the glass or by the bottle at the Highland House Restaurant on-site.

Whenever there’s brussel sprouts on the menu, we always order them, especially if cooked with bacon bits, one of our favorite pairings.

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Brussel Sprouts at the Highland House, the main restaurant at the Mount Shasta Resort

They had several special entrees to choose from while were there, including a Polenta Lasagna, Almond Breaded Halibut with shallot butter, rice and veggies and a traditional Filet Mignon, finished with a red wine demi sauce. Yum, right? We tried the latter, which was served with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables — this dish paired perfectly with a smooth glass of California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mount Shasta Resort dining

They had other steak options as well and of course I opted to skip the carbs altogether and they were happy to accommodate.

Delicious entrees at the Mount Shasta Resort

Delicious entrees at the Mount Shasta Resort

They also offered a Chicken Coconut Curry, which they made with a combination of cauliflower, broccoli, squash, zucchini, onion and bell peppers, all tossed in a coconut curry sauce and served over rice. Divine right? Dessert was exquisite as well!

There are so many reasons to come to Mount Shasta, however nature is the most prevalent one. There is wonderful hiking, fun restaurants in the downtown area and a spiritual essence to the place. Downtown Mount Shasta oozes with spiritual flavor and there’s plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and esoteric shops as well.

Downtown Mount Shasta & Surrounding Area

Here’s a meander through downtown Mount Shasta and the nearby area to give you a taste and feel for the destination. Be sure to read our Mount Shasta Guide as well.

It’s a fun spot and we’d recommend the Mount Shasta Resort as a really great ‘stay’ given its many amenities, spacious chalets, the woodsy seclusion and of course, its reputation.


Mount Shasta Resort

1000 Siskiyou Lake Boulevard
Mount Shasta, CA 96067

(800) 958-3363 or (530) 926-3030

Visit their website for more information including availability and to book a room.


Note: we were hosted by the hotel, but all opinions expressed are entirely our own.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

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