I had the ultimate pleasure of staying in this historic place in June just as the new owners Nancy and Robert were taking charge of the reins. I could tell right away these two are professionals and know how to run such a special place along with how to treat people in a way they will remember. Their prior days owning and managing a similar place back east are immediately evident.
Yes, the hotel is old - it is on the National Register and has a wonderful history of being the lodging for the bachelors that mined in the area - McCloud was a 'company town' and seeing the original structures, including homes for married employees and management, is in itself intriguing.
Nancy is warm and personable and goes out of her way to assist and make your visit special. She is a darn good cook also and the 3 course breakfasts where she even makes the bread for the french toast are "events" in and of themselves.
All the period furnished rooms are large and charming, many more like suites and some with jacuzzi hot tubs to make the need for TV a non-issue. Staying here is all about experiencing first hand the ambiance and comfort of a day gone by...
I plan to go back in the fall sometime and guess where I will be staying?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The McCloud Hotel is an historic property located in the quaint, former logging town of McCloud, California. We are only 5 miles from the Mount Shasta Ski Park and 9 miles from the I-5 corridor and the town of Mt Shasta. McCloud is actually located on the southern slope of Mt Shasta! Our hotel offers historic hospitality along with modern amenities. We serve a cooked to order breakfast (that you order from a menu) and have a fine dining restaurant open to the public with seating available 5:30 - 8pm Wednesday - Sunday evenings. Dinner reservations are encouraged. Various rooms types and suites are available - all have private bathrooms. Good Wi-Fi and cell phone reception. Pet friendly. ... more less