We really enjoyed our experience at the intimate Tsasdi Resort. Our 1-bedroom cabin (with a double bed in the living room and in the bedroom) was cozy, I loved the high ceilings, wood paneling, kitchen, and private porch with picnic table. The area is surrounded by trees and right on the lake, a truly lovely setting. Fishing or boating from the private dock is a breeze, though there's no beach area for swimming. The overall location is excellent, with short drives to Dunsmuir and Redding, and restaurants and a market only a couple minutes down the road.
Unfortunately, the walls in the cabins don't have much sound insulation. People in the pool were easily intelligible while we were trying to nap. (Though I do hope "Carl," whoever he is, manages to kick that pneumonia with his fourth round of antibiotics!) If quiet is important, take a look at the map on the website and be sure to choose a cabin on the perimeter. The pool is spotlessly clean (bring your own pool towels) and gently warmed with a solar heating system. Being near the pool is convenient if you want to use the WiFi, though, as it is (deliberately) only available in the main building and adjoining pool and patio areas. There is no phone service, either in the rooms or cellular, due to the secluded location.
Maid service is not included, but all linens are provided (including towel exchange for a period each morning), and the only requirement is to clean and put away the kitchen items before you leave. The manager of the property was extremely helpful and friendly, be sure to ask him if you have any questions. When you go to book, probably best just to call, because while the inventory is viewable online, it's all subject to confirmation by phone, and the online quote I received was a few dollars off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Known as the best resort" on Shasta Lake. In addition to our cabins, we have incredible venue space for weddings, retreats, & reunions. Located on 20 forested lakefront acres, 20 cabins, incredible 230 ft concrete dock, solar heated swimming pool, game room, satellite TV and more... Enjoy this family resort all year. Off-season, take pleasure in a gas fireplace and embrace the beauty and serenity of this very special location. ... more less