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31301 State Hwy 299, Big Flat, CA 96048
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Strawhouse Resorts & Café offers its venue as a place to host weddings, family reunions, anniversary parties, church retreats, group retreats, and much more! Stay in our clean, inviting cottages that offer comfort to all, and enjoy some delicious food and coffee while you're here!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Lazy river
Coffee shop
Hiking
Snorkeling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
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Sofa
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Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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English
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Kathy M wrote a review May 2022
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Hosted a writer's retreat at the Strawhouse this last weekend and what a magical time it was. Don, Julia, and the entire resort staff went far beyond expectation to make our entire event truly extraordinary and beautiful. From the cozy and beautiful cabins with stunning riverfront views, to the thoughtfully prepared and delectable meals, the attention to detail and exceptional warmth and personable interactions were truly world class. Can't gush enough; just GO, you'll see!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Riverfront is to die for but even those that aren't are all beautiful!
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded May 13, 2022
It was so fun hosting your writer's retreat, Kathy! We hope this will be the first of many!!!
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Mzlamb wrote a review Jan 2022
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This weekend was a perfect getaway! The Strawhouse Resort was beautifully located off highway 299, easy to find, right on the Trinity River and didn’t disappoint. We were welcomed with a clean house, well put together, and a thoughtful, handwritten note. We walked the grounds, exploring the river, went on a hike (trailhead just behind the property), and enjoyed tea on the porch. They have amazing coffee where they beans are freshly roasted on-site! We ate breakfast every morning and we’re happy to find that we loved everything on the menu (bagel and egg sandwiches that easily trumps Starbucks, vegetable quiche I could have at anytime of day, and oatmeal my picky self actually enjoyed!). They were kind enough to smoke fish we caught in the river during our trip and were amazing at how tasty it was! The kitchen had the essentials needed to cook a few dinners we planned for during our stay. They even had coals and lighter for the bbq. The house has extra towels and blankets, board games (though we brought some as well), comfy beds and a hot shower. The view and proximity to the Trinity River with that porch was the absolute highlight, we could’ve easily been there most of the day. Needless to say, from the well-selected craft beer/wine/food menu, clean home, cozy atmosphere, warm /thoughtful hospitality, tasty cafe meals/baked goods, and beautiful location - we can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, much needed weekend!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring easy to cook stovetop meals for dinner or light breakfast/lunch. The cafe has a wonderful...
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Jan 18, 2022
It was great having you stay with us for your special getaway weekend! We're so happy you had great success fishing the Trinity River. It was fun getting to smoke it for you and serve you a special hors d'oeuvre tray. Thank you for choosing Strawhouse Resorts to celebrate your birthdays and anniversary. We are honored, and we hope we'll see you again in the future.
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Horseman wrote a review Nov 2021
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Stayed over Thanksgiving weekend this year for our 2021 trip. The Strawhouse staff help make staying at the Strawhouse Resort a consistent and relaxing experience . The grounds are beautiful and the cottages are always clean and very comfortable with kitchens to prepare your own meals/snacks. And, the Cafe has food options (including vegetarian) and has a great espresso bar for coffee drinks. One of the highlights of staying here is the the wood fired artisan pizza! However we didn't get to indulge in the pizza this time around due to unavailability, but we were told that the new cafe manager will be working on firing up their wood fired pizza oven and be making those delicious pizza's again. It's almost worth it to come stay just for the wood fired pizza! But this truly is a great place and so many great things to do depending on the season from hiking, kayaking, fishing, drift boating with a guide, etc. and the scenery is great for the photographers looking of a beautiful place to stay immersed in nature. And YES the 299 Highway is OPEN heading West to the Strawhouse from Shasta County, and there are delays and closures on Hight 299 heading East to the Strawhouse, so be sure to check highway 299 (East of Strawhouse) traffic delays so your are prepared, and you will no doubt have a great stay when you get here.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Riverfront cottages with river/mountain views, Cottages up the hill with great views of mountains...
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Jan 18, 2022
We're so happy you enjoyed your time here! What a special way to spend your Thanksgiving holiday. We are thrilled to announce that we are building back up our supply of wood for the wood-fired pizza oven (the Monument Fire gobbled up all our pizza wood), and we will be firing it up again soon! Also, more great news - the road work that has been causing road delays close to us will be completed by the end of this week - whoo hoo! It's always good to check the Cal Trans District 2 website and/or Facebook page for possible delays in our area, but note that the online road maps are not always correct. If you're unsure about the road conditions, you can always reach out to us for the latest updates. Thanks again for your wonderful review and suggestions. We hope we get to see you again sometime!
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David R wrote a review Nov 2021
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Me and my wife stayed here because my wife remembers meeting the owners, and enjoying there coffee. For our 1 year anniversary we decided to try there place out. It was a great experience! Staff was Awesome, Food was great.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Nov 8, 2021
Thanks so much for staying with us David! We're thrilled you had a great experience (that's our goal!), and we hope we get to see you both again. Happy Anniversary!
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wanderlustfamily wrote a review Sep 2021
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We have visited this place couple of months ago. We stayed in the yurt. Everything was great except for shower water. We were getting only hot water, no cold water. Had difficulty taking bath. Other than that, staying part was really great and memorable. Very good hosts, nice privacy, very relaxing. But, we had a small bitter experience and whenever we think of this place, we are reminded of it too. On the day we checked out, my daughter forgot to pickup her necklace from the coffee table. We have called for it when we realized and were willing to drive back which would take almost an hour. But, they said that they could not find it. We were a bit shocked. It was in the middle of peak covid time. It had a glass top and is very easy to find it on the coffee table if it was at least wiped once and it is supposed to be cleaned and wiped for the next guest as per covid guidelines. We did not lose it and we know very specifically where it was placed and told them clearly where it can be found. Still to our disappointment, they said that they checked with cleaning person and they could not find any. We knew it was absolutely wrong. Either
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: This is not a regular hotel. This place has one yurt, and a few cabins.
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Sep 14, 2021
We're so happy you reached out to us! We found a necklace and have been trying to find the owner. It was found in very small crack in a very odd place, not out in the open, and definitely not on the coffee table. Rest assured, we do clean every surface (pre- and post-covid), so we know for a fact it was not left on the table. We want to see if this is the one you are looking for. Can you please email us at info@strawhouseresorts.com so we can see if it is yours? We can send you a picture of it to verify. Our phone lines have been out for 5 weeks due to the Monument fire, and are not expected to come back for another 3-4 weeks, so email works best right now.
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Maui B wrote a review Apr 2021
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This place is a gem. This is my kind of "glamping"! Strawhouse Resorts is the only place in a 50 mile radius that my picky @$$ can stay at. The others are either really roughing it or looks like the hotel from The Shining. I had a pet with me so I could not book the river side cottages, yes I was sad...I mean how much damage can my 5 pound chihuahua make? Our cottage was on the opposite side of the river which is NOT far from their cafe and the river. Mr. One star reviewer, you can't walk 50 feet across the highway (twice)?! If that's your issue, you got problems. Ok...I'm off topic. You will not be disappointed (unless you want a TV which is not in the room). Will book again if we want to make another 10 hour road trip...that's how nice it was.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: There are only 6 rooms/cottages, so it depends on who your traveling with and your needs
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Thank you so much for staying with us, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time here. We appreciate your understanding about our pet policies. Some people are highly allergic, and we really want to honor and take care of all people (and their loved ones, furry or not). We hope you can come stay with us again sometime!!!
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Spenser wrote a review Mar 2021
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I've wanted to stay here for the longest time since stopping in at the cafe during rafting trip. I'm so glad we decided to pull the trigger and rent one of the cottages for a weekend! We were a little early in the year to be able to cheer on any kayakers or rafters on the water during the day, but we had a great time regardless. The accommodations were clean and well-equipped with plenty of cookware (bring your own salt/pepper/oil) and games/puzzles to keep us entertained when not taking in the scenery.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in #25, it seemed to have the best view of the river and the most privacy of the three...
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Thank you for the 5-star shout-out, and we're so happy you enjoyed your time here! We usually have kayakers and rafters on the water from March (yes, even though it can be cold!) through September. It's so fun to watch them go by, and more fun to join them! We have great rafting companies here that would love to take you out any time of the year, and we highly recommend the experience. We hope you can stay with us again sometime!
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christie g wrote a review Feb 2021
Beijing, China6 contributions3 helpful votes
This is my 2nd stay at Strawhouse and it never disappoints. Very clean, organized. The FOOD is beyond amazing if you like to eat healthy and feel good after you've eaten. I would love a restaurant in my hometown to serve what Don prepares at his Cafe.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded Sep 14, 2021
Awe, thank you Christie! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and the food that we love to prepare. It's important to us that we take good care of you, and we hope we get to see you again!
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Michelle T wrote a review Feb 2021
McArthur, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
Strawhouse somehow gets better every visit. Don & Julia do an amazing job keeping everything fresh and are always adding something new to the accommodations, gift shop items and menu. From their slice of heaven on the Trinity River, they have created a unique oasis for anglers, travelers or those wishing to explore the area. I highly suggest spending some time here and enjoying all they have to offer.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: The riverfront cottages are cozy and quaint. The Yurt is my favorite however!
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Thank you Michelle! We love updating the café with beautiful local art. We have some great talented people here! We're thrilled this is one of your favorites getaway spots - that makes our hearts happy. :)
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Mari wrote a review Jan 2021
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I am so happy we found this place. The cottage is super cute and the view of the river is amazing. The hosts were super friendly, they wrote me a birthday message and even gave us a bottle of wine. If you want to disconnect from the busy life and just relax and enjoy nature, then you should consider this place. There’s no TV, no cell signal, there’s wifi but it’s not very strong. For me it was a blessing to spend my birthday at this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Julia Ellis, Owner at Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Awe, thank you! We're so honored that you chose to spend your special day here at the Strawhouse. That warms our hearts that you were able to unplug, relax, and enjoy what our beautiful area has to offer. We hope you can come again!
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$236 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaBig Flat
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Strawhouse Resorts & Café
Which popular attractions are close to Strawhouse Resorts & Café?
Nearby attractions include Del Loma RV Park (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Strawhouse Resorts & Café?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Strawhouse Resorts & Café?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Strawhouse Resorts & Café?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Strawhouse Resorts & Café?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Is Strawhouse Resorts & Café located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Big Flat.
Does Strawhouse Resorts & Café offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Strawhouse Resorts & Café have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Strawhouse Resorts & Café accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.