I am Brian Theriot and you can call me anytime as I live at the resort and in Southern California USA: 949-632-4650. You can text me your email address or email me at: btheriotnl@aol.com and I will send to you an introductory letter. We are devoted to Castella. I grew up here and trained for 3 Olympic Games. The environs and training allowed me to run the mile in 3:56 and 800 meters in 1:45, serve as UCLA Captain and NCAA Champion. I raised four kids with my wife, Trevor Moose Theriot (UCLA star football player), Tina Theriot entertainment executive, Danielle Theriot Specialist In Recovery, Bucko Theriot Nor Cal’s finest fly fisherman guide service. Get to know us: iguanamediagroup.net, and Interview with Brian Theriot – UCLA Sprinter turned Pro 800/Mile.

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What to bring: if winter we have wood but bring starter fire sticks beyond what we supply.

We supply starter roll toilet paper. You really only need to worry about a few extras such as paper towels and your groceries. We have a local market: Ammiratis.

The City of Dunsmir is just six miles from us. Lovely Dunsmuir.

The cottages are historic. We have a town of 100 people. This is a quiet place. Your pets are okay but keep on leash.

You will have a great time. The kids too. Bring river tennis shoes to swim in the summer. Fun to wear river rubber shoes while swimming or surf booties. We have a swim hole on the turn step out left of the cottages further left under the bridge of the train is another swim hole. You can tube the river with the kids. Short run is from our place on the turn down to the next bridge. Easy walk back. You get out under the bridge. Or keep going down to Sweetbriar another half mile. Fun. Get out there and walk back to Castella with your tubes OR have someone pick you up at the Sweetbriar bridge. Castella is a town of 200 people. The road my cottages are on is a loop that you can take all the way around town and back. 1 mile. We have one store. Ammiratis Market. Great beers. Candies. Breakfast burritos. Some groceries. Buy your groceries in bulk in Dunsmuir market. In Castella you will want to visit the lower state park a mile a way. Ask Nick or Gina at the store how to get there. There is a path in the lower park that runs along the river. A rope bridge. Fun. You might have to pay a few bucks to park. Nick or Gina or anyone at the store can help you. Post office is right next door. Fishing is great if you bait or fly fish. Our swim hole has a rope swing. You can buy tubes on amazon or at the hardware stores in Mt. Shasta. In Castella you have the lower State Park across the lower Castella main bridge or the main Castle Crags State Park where you can drive in, pay, and park up the hill. Hike to the fabulous Castle Crags Dome. About a 2 hours hike. Bring water.

SKI SHASTA IN THE WINTER. We are 25 minutes from the slopes.

The Cottages are fully furnished. You have a BBQ too. All else is provided. We have DirectTV in all cottages and DVD Players.

We have WI FI at the cottages NOT FOR WATCHING MOVIES AS WE ARE ON LIMITED BANDWIDTH, but great for research and emails.

Please note. We have DirectTV. The WI FI is for Website looking and email TV and Movies can run you $80.000 a gigabyte. Beware.

Mt. Shasta is just 14 miles north. You take the kids to the fish hatchery. Thousands of trout. feed them. shop in town. and visit Lake Siskiyou. Fun. There is an entire kids area at the lake. Take a lunch. slides…jumpers…fun.

Dunsmuir is 6 miles north of us. fun… eat at cornerstone bakery. Try Pizza Factory for the kids. great local hardware store. When you check in at Cave Springs to get your keys ask louie or sylvia to show you the path to the park near them if you want to see it later. Dunsmuir is an epic town. You will want to shop the stores on main street and Sacramento Avenue. Mossbrae falls below is epic. The kids will love it. Cold water but walk over to the falls and under them. If your kids swim great. At that age even inner tubing I would wear a life jacket small just in case. The river is shallow near our cottages. But with kids always be safe. Also in Dunsmuir you will want to try railroad cafe it is great food. You will want to take the kids to the old haunted mortuary house in Dunsmuir. Ask for Nancy she is my friend. Take pictures on the old train car near the pool and park in town. Fine dining at Se Thongs or the world famous white linen Maddalena Restaurant. Spirits Sports Bar is always fun.

Why not visit Lake Siskiyou and swim, fish, just relax. or Take off to Lake Shasta. Maybe rent a houseboat or here is a fun one visit Shasta Caverns.

Maybe head up to Burney Falls: http://www.burney-falls.com/ or dip in at McCloud Falls: http://californiathroughmylens.com/mccloud-falls-waterfall-near-shasta. In short…no place in the world has what we offer.

Here is a link to Mossbrae Falls. Talk to Louie or Sylvia (530) 235-2721 at Cave Springs Resort, our property managers, on check in. you will park in a residential zone walk across tracks and up river 1/2 mile to get to falls. Not an easy walk and watch out for trains. The kids will love it. But not the walk. Take a lunch and eat by the falls. Get your lunch at Manfredis market in Dunsmuir and the entrance to Dunsmuir coming north. Best subs in the world.

Key to remember these swim spots. On the turn near the cottages is a great swim spot. Also as you crossed the tracks to get to the cottages under the bridge is great. Next. Take a trip south and get off at Sims Road. Follow it down to the open area. Park near the tracks. Walk up river 100 yards to the right is deep swim holes. Next make sure you visit the lower Castle Crags State Park near the cottages. Instead of coming off the freeway and turning right to the cottages go left to the first bridge. Go over the bridge and take a left. First left is lower state park. Park there. Pay to park sometimes. Walk up the river trail and along the river. Beautiful and it dead ends at a great swim area. Now a longer trip south is to Volmers. 22 miles. Huge swim area at Volmers.

Sacramento River tubing is a blast

Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery always immense fun. And visit the Museum

The Castle Stone Cottages are adjacent to the Sacramento River

Get your tubes

We have trains so get ready for the fun..and a swim hole under this bridge near cottages

You can hike to the dome on the far right from the State Park