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The Desmond House

1449 Riverside Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0508
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#3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Redding
Located In the Historic downtown area of Redding, overlooking the Sacramento River and Within Walking distance to many local Restaurants, walking trails, the Sundial Bridge, Shasta Dam, parks and world class fishing. We're a very small historic Bed and Breakfast with only two rooms, and close to both Shasta Lake, Whiskytown lake Mt Lassen and only one hour from Mt Shasta!
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dparkit wrote a review Dec 2019
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I've been coming here for many years and this is my happy place. Greg is an awesome host and has many things to say about the surrounding area which is helpful. His house is in a great location near downtown and centrally located to reach outer locations like Old Town Shasta, Dial Bridge and the downtown area. Nice view of the river with wildlife.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Saxxman213 wrote a review Jan 2019
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Bed was very comfy, decor is cool and Greg is VERY hospitable and makes good coffee! What a great place to stay! All of the railroad details were interesting and the outdoor fireplace made for a comfortable place to hang.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
billygoat33 wrote a review Oct 2018
San Francisco32 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife and I also join all the other reviewers in giving Greg, the host, and the house my highest rating. The house has more antique collections of striking beauty and interest -- from many Tiffany lamps to railroad connectors to French lighthouse lights to a photo of a young Abe Lincoln to many other interesting collectibles. The owner/host is one of the most interesting people I've met, and he' s incredibly generous and gracious and willing to give guests his time to help them become acquainted with Redding's many attractions. I do not often give 5 stars, but Gred and the Desmond House deserve them.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There are only two rooms, and they are equivalent (except one room has access to another smaller...
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MS2317 wrote a review Oct 2018
Fort Bragg, California45 contributions9 helpful votes
The property is exquisitely clean and most interesting - the decor and furnishings are a comfortable, wonderful, and eclectic collection! I'll stay there again, the next time we need to stop off in Redding.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
AlanCoppage wrote a review Jun 2018
Sacramento CA21 contributions8 helpful votes
We will be next in line to rave about the Desmond House and Greg’s hospitality. Eclectic styling that’s warm and inviting with a surprise around every corner. Very clean living spaces and impeccable grounds, especially the back patio pergola and fire pit. Enjoyed our morning coffee and had a great time talking with Greg learning about the history of the Desmond house. Lots of options for privacy or interaction with other guests and our host so you can pick your level of engagement. The spiral staircase from the Sky room loft is epic! Can’t say “that was cool” enough. Hope to be back soon. Thanks Greg!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
United StatesCaliforniaRedding
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Desmond House
Which popular attractions are close to The Desmond House?
Nearby attractions include Cascade Theatre (0.6 miles), McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (0.7 miles), and Extreme Escape Redding (0.4 miles).
Is parking available at The Desmond House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Desmond House?
Conveniently located restaurants include deja vu, Woody's Brewing Co, and Jack's Grill.
Is The Desmond House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Redding.