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Revised Dining Hours – Effective January 8, 2015

December 19, 2014 by mccloud

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Our dinner restaurant (Amethyst) will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30 – 8 PM starting January 8.  Dining days/ hours will be revised again in May, 2015.  Please call for dinner reservations!

Mt Shasta Ski Park opens Dec 20!!!!!!!!

December 17, 2014 by mccloud

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Come on up and SKI!  The Mt Shasta Ski Park is opening for the season on Dec 20.  Check out their website for more detailed information!

McCloud Hotel is decked out for the holidays!

December 11, 2014 by mccloud

Come visit and enjoy a glass of wine by our fireplace during the evening wine hour (4 – 5 PM).  Great place to cozy up for the holidays!

Hotel lobby Dec 2014

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Dec 20th in McCloud

December 7, 2014 by mccloud

Come visit McCloud Saturday, Dec 20th and attend the play (7 PM) “It’s a Wonderful Life” – just down the street from the hotel!  If you are staying with us and want us to reserve tickets for you, let us know!

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Roll Back Rates in December!

December 3, 2014 by mccloud

Book any room between December 1 and 18th to get our roll back to 2013 rates!  winter hotel

 

Thanksgiving Dinner at the McCloud Hotel

October 9, 2014 by mccloud

Join us this November for Thanksgiving – we are serving a complete Thanksgiving dinner only to McCloud Hotel guests this year.  Book your room and dinner soon!  (Dinner charge in addition to room charge).

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Oct 11 – Come to Bike-toberfest – lots of biking events for all ages!

September 3, 2014 by mccloud

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This year McCloud’s annual Bike-toberfest will be on Saturday, October 11!  Lots of fun and riding events for all ages and levels.

McCloud Dam Road Bike Ride – 30 miles (2-3hrs). Moderate to Difficult. This picturesque ”rolling hills” ride begins on Main Street, McCloud, through town onto Squaw Valley Road. The total ascent is 2,139 feet, with a maximum of 3,376 ft. and 6 category climbs. Hilly ride takes you through meadows, aspen trees, above McCloud Lake to the Dam. The return ride has a spectacular view of Mt Shasta and fall colors. Full service Rest Stop at the Boat Launch and SAG wagon available.
The Great Shasta Marathon Mountain Bike Ride – 30 miles (4 hrs) Moderate to Difficult. All riders meet at 8 am registration on Main Street, McCloud. Promptly at 8:30 am, riders will be bused to Algoma Campsite with bikes following in trailer. The first 13 miles are on moderate somewhat technical single track on the McCloud River Trail. Full service Rest Stop at Lakin Dam, then on to Bigelow Meadow Road, crossing Highway 89 to connect to the Great Shasta Rail Trail returning to Main Street, McCloud. http://www.mccloudchamber.com/sites/default/files/Marathon%20ride.pdf
McCloud Scenic Road Bike Short Ride-12.5 miles (1-2hrs) Easy to Moderate. The ride begins on Main Street, McCloud continues through town onto Squaw Valley Road. The ride out turns around at Rest Stop at Friday’s RV Resort is a gradual downhill. The return ride is a gradual uphill to downtown with one more difficult climb near town. Rest Stop with food, water and SAG wagon provided.

McCloud Mountain Bike Short Ride-12 miles (1-2 hrs) Easy to Moderate. This ride begins on Main Street through town, crossing Pilgrim Creek Road and onto Great Shasta Rail Trail. Rest stop and turn-around at Mud Creek Bridge returning to Main Street, McCloud.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/515308354

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
Call to reserve a room and get more information!

 

 

McCloud Bluegrass Festival in September!

August 19, 2014 by mccloud

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

GREAT NEWS – Blue skies and clean air!

August 7, 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 27, 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″.

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We are now serving dinner on the back patio!

June 8, 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 10, 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 26, 2014 by mccloud

 

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

Spring to McCloud!

April 25, 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 29, 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!

McCloud Hotel – 1903 Photo

March 20, 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 19, 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 8, 2014 by mccloud

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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 29, 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!

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

November 12, 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 27, 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 15, 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 30, 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 29, 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 25, 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

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