Teresa and I spent four nights at the Grace Lake Resort in cabin number 6. We were the first ones to enjoy the cabin after it was remodeled. We had just come from three nights in Redding in a motel that was less than satisfactory. The temperature in Redding was 96 degrees on July 1 and the air conditioning was unable to keep up, so I was concerned when Teresa and Ray told me that there was no air conditioning at Grace Lake. Well, no need for concern, the temperature in Shingletown was much cooler, since the elevation was a few thousand feet higher, and the resort is surrounded by tall Ponderosa Pine trees that create enough shade to keep things cool. The cabins are so well insulated that the temperature in the cabin never varied by more than five or ten degrees. The temperature outside did warm up enough for me to jump in the pool to cool off. We used the resort as a base from which to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Subway tunnel. There is great hiking and magnificent views at Lassen. The area had lots of colorful butterflies and dragonflies that I managed to catch with my camera.
Teresa and Ray were so friendly and accomodating: I happened to get some pine tar on my shorts and Ray went and got some tar remover for me. On the last evening of our stay they invited us to join them for a barbecue dinner and they sat through my slide show of photos (244 of them) I had taken during the vacation.
Now Teresa and I are trying to decide when we can come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private Resort is located at the North entrance to Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park. These luxuriously themed cabins include king/queen beds, kitchenettes have basic utensils, microwaves, mini frig, coffee makers and outdoor BBQ grill. Our location makes us the perfect base camp for Fishing, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Wine Tasting, Relaxing. The natural beauty and park-like setting makes us the ideal venue for Weddings, Family Reunions, Retreats, Romantic Getaways. Amenities include Swimming Pool, WiFi, BBQ Grills, Picnic Tables, Group Areas. ... more less