My husband and I booked the Twin Peaks room for our second stay at Shasta MountInn Retreat and Spa and we were just as pleased, if not more, so than our first stay. First things first, Dave (owner and innkeeper) is hands down the nicest person you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. You can tell that he absolutely loves his job and his guests. Staying in someone else's house always felt a little bit strange to us, but that is not the case here. It's home away from home and all because Dave makes you feel welcome from the time you arrive until you leave (which you won't want to do).
Breakfast is organic, served hot and Dave will go out of his way to cater it towards your needs. There is nothing better than waking up to the sound of a rooster crowing and blueberry pancakes on the griddle. He offers a variety of teas and greek yogurts, and all the fixings. It's truly one of the highlights of our stay.
As for the room, the Twin Peaks is so cozy (and was nice and clean). While we haven't stay in any other rooms in the house, I would say that the Twin Peaks is definitely the most private since its upstairs and kind of has it's own little hallway. The views from both windows are fantastic and overlook the mountains (hence the name). The little touches in the room (controlled heating, lots of lamps for cozy lighting, and natural amenities in the bathroom) really make it stand out from your traditional lodging. It's not huge by any means, but I think that adds to its charm. We still had plenty of room for our luggage and there's even a little sitting area.
Mt. Shasta itself is a great little town and perfect place to get away from the Bay Area. We've had friends compare it Alaska, due to it's laid back vibe, small population, and snow-capped peaks. We plan to come back in the summer and make it a tradition to visit every President's Day Weekend...staying at Shasta MountInn of course.