McCloud Bluegrass Festival in September!

August 19th, 2014 by mccloud

McCloud Mountain Bluegrass

Come on up and listen or be part of a jam session!  September 12 & 13, 2014!

GREAT NEWS – Blue skies and clean air!

August 7th, 2014 by mccloud

Despite some fires about 80 miles away (and now under control)Porch at McCloud Hotel Bed and Breakfast, the air is clear here in McCloud and all roads in the surrounding area are open!  Dinner is still being served in the garden!  Come on up – the weather is fine!  August and September are some of the best times to visit!

Come to McCloud Heritage Days! Aug 16 & 17

July 27th, 2014 by mccloud

Every year the town of McCloud celebrates it’s history as a former lumber mill town.  Come be part of this fun annual event.  We even have a Melodrama that chronicles part of the history!  This year it is about the “Muddy Mess of 1924″.

McCloud Heritage Days 2014

We are now serving dinner on the back patio!

June 8th, 2014 by mccloud

 

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We are now serving dinner outside on the back patio!  Join us for dinner and enjoy our fountains and gardens!

Flea Market!!! June 1

May 10th, 2014 by mccloud

Come to McCloud and enjoy our 43rd annual Flea Market!  June 1 – ALL DAY

Fun for everyone – up and down Main Street in McCloud, CA

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Trout Season Opens!

April 26th, 2014 by mccloud

 

Trout Season

Trout season has started!  Come on up and fish!!!

Spring to McCloud!

April 25th, 2014 by mccloud

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Spring flowers are in bloom in McCloud!  We have upgraded all our Garden View rooms – with new King Size beds!  Come visit for one of our upcoming festivals:  Memorial Day weekend (Mushroom Fair) or June 1 (Flea Market)!

First Festival of the Year – Mushroom Fair – May 24 & 25

March 29th, 2014 by mccloud

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Make plans to come to our 10th Annual Mushroom, Music and Wine Fair – May 24 and 25th in McCloud, CA!  Medicinal Mushroom classes, various foods, vendors etc…  All centered around Mushrooms and Herbals!

New Menu – New Dining Hours!

March 25th, 2014 by mccloud

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The Amethyst Wine Garden (at the McCloud Hotel) is now open 5 nights a week (Wednesday – Sunday) from 5:30 – 8 PM.  Check out our new menu under the Dining Tab on the website.  New items include:  Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Chicken Under a Brick – along with our old favorites like Salmon over lentils and Pot Roast.  Our Wine list has also been updated – we now have about 60 wines for you to choose from!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

McCloud Hotel – 1903 Photo

March 20th, 2014 by mccloud

Old McCloud Hotel (1903)

The current McCloud Hotel building is actually a replacement for the original (built in 1915).  This is a picture from 1903 of the original building.  Wish we still had the wonderful old balconies!  Many thanks to our local museum for publishing this old photo!

 

New Painting of Mt Shasta in the hotel lobby!

March 19th, 2014 by mccloud

Come up and see the new painting of Mt Shasta – prominently displayed in the hotel lobby.  The artist is Chris Messer of Snow Creek Studio in Mt Shasta.

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McCloud Festivals and Events – 2014

March 8th, 2014 by mccloud

Mt Shasta for Festivals

Come stay at the McCloud Hotel and enjoy one of our 2014 upcoming events!

Tenth Annual Mushroom Fair – May 24 & 25th

43rd Annual McCloud Flea Market – June 1

Lumberjack Fiesta – July 25 – 27

Heritage Days – August 16 & 17

Blue Grass Concert - September 13

Biketoberfest – October 13

Valentine’s Day!

January 29th, 2014 by mccloud

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Come visit the McCloud Hotel for Valentine’s Day/Weekend!  We’ll be serving dinner Thurs – Saturday evenings and will have a special dessert offering for your sweetie!  We can also help make the evening special by putting champagne, flowers or chocolates in the room (additional charges will apply).  Just let us know what you’d like!

Thanksgiving Weekend “happenings” (2013)

November 17th, 2013 by mccloud

 

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Mt Shasta annual Christmas Tree lighting (Friday evening – Nov 29) and the McCloud Annual Dog and Pony Parade (Saturday – Nov 30)

Come and celebrate with us!

Mt Shasta Ski Park Winter Season (2013-14) Overview

November 12th, 2013 by mccloud

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Mt. Shasta Ski Park Winter Season Overview -  2013-14

Mt. Shasta Ski Park is preparing for the upcoming winter season and expects to be open by mid-December.

The Ski Park in preparation for the winter made several changes and improvements during the summer. This includes removing the Rope Tow and installing a new 300 foot Sun Kids moving carpet in the Panther Creek base area which will provide service to tubing and ski/snowboard learning guests.

Another major improvement includes the remodeling of the deck on the Panther Creek side of the upper lodge. This improvement provides more seating, event space and a fire pit.

As mentioned above the Tubing center will be moved up to the Panther Creek area and will now have expanded hours. The Tubing hill will operate seven days a week. Hours will be 9 am to 4 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 9 am to 8 pm Thursday through Saturday. Prices will be $20 for adults and $15 for children.

This season we will be having a huge new year’s eve party on December 31st. Skiing and Boarding from 3pm to 10 pm for just $20, Torch light Parade, Glow Items and Party favors, Dj in the main lodge and a huge fireworks show at 9pm.

Our annual Big Air Contest will be on Feb 22nd, Rail Jam on March 22nd and our annual Pond Skim on April 12th.

Lift tickets Mon- Thursday $34

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday periods $44  Night Skiing from 3pm until 8pm Thurs, Fri, Sat $20  *Night skiing extended to 9pm during holiday periods with additional nights During the Christmas holiday period.

For more info visit www.skipark.com

New Gift Shop opens at the McCloud Hotel!

October 27th, 2013 by mccloud

New shop opens at the McCloud Hotel!

New shop opens at the McCloud Hotel!

The Other Side of the Mountain (gift shop) has moved and is now located at the side entrance of the hotel!  Something for everyone!  Local art work,  T-shirts,  sweat shirts, mugs, holiday items, calendars etc…   Check it out next time you visit!

Thanksgiving Dinner – 2013

September 15th, 2013 by mccloud

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Yes!  The McCloud Hotel will be serving Thanksgiving dinner this year!  Book soon – 2012 was sold out early!

Biketoberfest 2013!

August 30th, 2013 by mccloud

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Join us here in McCloud on October 12 for the annual “Biketoberfest” – all sorts of biking events taking place throughout the town of McCloud!  The hotel has plenty of indoor space to keep your bike safe.

Triple Cinnamon Scone Recipe

July 29th, 2013 by mccloud

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Triple Cinnamon Scones – one of the most requested items that I make at the hotel! The base recipe is from the King Arthur Flour website, but I’ve made a few modifications – here is my version:
Scones
3/4 cup half and half
1 cup cinnamon chips
2 3/4 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted VERY COLD butter, cut into pats
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extractFilling
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Glaze
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Leftover filling
Water

Directions:

Filling – Make this first:
Mix together the dry ingredients and sprinkle with the vanilla until all ingredients are damp – set aside to use in scones – only use about 3/4 as scone filling – use the rest to make the glaze.

Scones
1) Wisk the eggs, half and half and vanilla in a small bowl.

2) In the bowl of a food processor whirl together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3) Scatter the butter over the surface of the dry ingredients – pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand – a few pea size lumps of butter are OK.

4) Dump this mixture out of the food processor and into a large bowl and add the cinnamon chips – mix in with a wooden spoon.

5) Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the Egg mixture – stir carefully with the spoon and/or a spatula – make sure everything is wet/mixed – but DO NOT OVER MIX stir until all is moistened and holds together.

6) Scrape the dough onto a well-floured work surface. Pat/roll it into a rough 9″ square, a scant 3/4″ thick. Make sure the surface underneath the dough is very well floured.

7) Sprinkle the filling over the dough. Fold one edge into the center and over the filling, as though you were folding a letter. Fold the remaining edge over the center to complete the three-fold. You’ll now have a rectangle that’s stretched to about 4″ x 12″. Gently pat/roll it to lengthen it into a 3″ x 18″ rectangle; it’ll be between 3/4″ and 1″ thick.

8) Cut the rectangle into 3 strips – then cut the strips into a zig zag pattern (or whatever shapes you want) – cutting them with a dough scraper is best – use a spatula to lift them and put them on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper.

9) You may also choose to make scone strips, or tiny squares. Cut each 3″ square into three 1″ x 3″ rectangles, for a total of 18 scone strips. Gently separate the strips, leaving about 1/2″ between them. Or cut each 3″ square into nine 1″ squares, to make 54 bite-sized mini scones.

10) IMPORTANT – For best texture and highest rise, place the pan of scones in the freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered. While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 425°F.

11) Bake the scones for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, or until they’re starting to turn golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven, and allow the scones to cool right on the pan.

12) Make the glaze by stirring together the left over filling mix with confectioner’s sugar and water (until you get the consistency you want) – BE CAREFUL not to add too much water.

13) Drizzle the glaze over the hot scones – let them set a few minutes before serving.

ENJOY

Recipe Blog? Is anyone interested?

July 25th, 2013 by mccloud

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If anyone is interested in my blogging about various recipes from the hotel – please send me an email (mchotel@snowcrest.net) – if I get enough notes, I’ll start a regular recipe blog on the hotel website!  THANKS!

Nancy

ONE ROOM AVAILABLE for the July 4th Weekend!

July 3rd, 2013 by mccloud

We just received a cancellation for this weekend (July 4, 5, 6 & 7 – 2 night minimum) – please call if you’re interested!!Suite 218 at McCloud Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor Dining for Summer!

June 26th, 2013 by mccloud

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Dinner on the terrace

The Amethyst Wine Garden restaurant (here at the McCloud Hotel) is now serving dinner on the back terrace Thursday – Sunday evenings!  Reservations are strongly suggested!

McCloud Mushroom Faire

April 29th, 2013 by mccloud

MushroomsMay 25 and 26th 2013 – The annual McCloud Mushroom Faire – with mushroom vendors, food, wine tasting, music and entertainment for all ages!

New Spring Menu at the Hotel!

April 23rd, 2013 by mccloud

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View our new spring menu on the dining page of the website.  Old favorites plus some new offerings!  Remember, the restaurant is open Thursday – Sunday evenings from 5:30 – 8 PM.

Reservations are suggested, but not required.  VERY soon we’ll be dining outside (it’s still a bit too chilly in April and early May) on the back patio!

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Attend the benefit for the Great Shasta Rail Trail – May 1

April 19th, 2013 by mccloud

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McCloud Local First Network Presents

Celebrating the GSRT

An evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction benefiting the Great Shasta Rail Trail

Featuring the music of Gerry Smida

May 1, 2013  6 pm to 9 pm

At the McCloud Hotel, 408 Main Street

Tickets:  $20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the door

Tickets available at:

The Fifth Season, 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt Shasta

Village Books, 320 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt Shasta

Mt. Shasta Book Nook, 331 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.

McCloud Outdoors, 209 S. Quincy Avenue

McCloud Mercantile, 241 Main Street

Other Side of the Mountain, 303 Main Street, McCloud

Shasta Land Trust, 1918 West Street, Redding

Henry Patterson Optometry, 37333 State Hwy. 299E, Burney

Accommodations offering a 40% discount when you purchase tickets include:

McCloud Hotel (964 2822)

McCloud Mercantile Hotel (964 2330)

The Eagle’s Rest vacation rental (April 30—May 2) (926-6400)

 

The Great Shasta Rail Trail will be coming soon on the bed of the McCloud Railroad between McCloud and Burney—80 miles of trail. 

Come to our party and learn more!

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