Stay connected on your next getaway to the mountains. While we encourage you to unplug and enjoy some time away from the demands of work we understand that sometimes you need to keep an eye on business while you are vacationing. Now, you can be assured of high-speed Wi-Fi in every corner of the hotel and surrounding gardens. We just completed a major upgrade that will allow you to stream content from your handhelds and laptops or stay connected with your office during during your time with us. For couples planning a destination wedding you will now be able to stream live video of the ceremony and festivities. We are super excited to start the new year with this improved service. And, did we mention that McCloud has terrific mobile phone reception. 5 bars most of the time on AT&T.
Dorothea Barlett Schoenstein, Artist – A Plein Air California Impressionist
Opens Retrospective Solo Art Exhibit at McCloud Hotel
Reception Sunday, November 19th 1 – 4pm
The McCloud Hotel and Sage Restaurant, in the historic district of McCloud, will be hosting a retrospective showing of area Plein air oil paintings by artist Dorothea Barlett Schoenstein. The exhibit of 20 paintings from 2005 to 2017 will remain indefinitely in the north lobby gallery of the hotel. Visitors are welcome to view the art during open hours of the hotel. An opening reception to meet the artist, with wine and cheese, is planned for November 19, 1-4pm.
One of the challenges for a ‘Plein air’ artist” is finding a scene compatible for a days’ work in the open air studio of nature. A portable easel, a canvas (secured with a bungee cord), oil paints and brushes are all physically carried to the location. Artist Dorothea Barlett Schoenstein often takes that challenge and ventures to various outdoor vistas to paint. Our area is known for its trails attracting people to the natural beauty and the challenge involved in the climb. But for Dorothea, she’s out painting by a lake, in a field or at the McCloud Lower Falls. She is one of many artists in the country painting in the Plein air French Impressionism manner. “Painting ‘en Plein air’ is not just a representation of the surrounding view; the challenge in painting from nature is that the artist is faced with the problem of judging between the influence of realism and the power of artistic ingenuity. Nature always challenges” (quoted from Edgar Paine, famous California artist).
Painting Plein air is definitely more of a visual interpretation of a scene influenced by the varying elements of nature. “It is an inspiring experience working outdoors. Swiftly changing natural light creates very real compositional variations which cause prior decisions to be reevaluated constantly, but this is just one of the challenges. The wind can be blowing, the hot sun is often directly on me, and bugs are attracted to the odor of my oil paints. It is an experience!” says Dorothea
Dorothea Barlett Schoenstein is a recognized and collected artist. Actively practicing as an artist for more than 50 years, she holds Art degrees from Penn State University, UC Berkeley, and Doctoral graduate studies in Venice, Italy under New York University. For 18 successful years she owned the Barlett Fine Arts Gallery in Pleasanton, CA. She was an Instructor of Life Drawing, Basic Drawing, Color and Composition, and Art History for Chabot College, Hayward. Dorothea has exhibited extensively, receiving many awards over the years, including one person shows in the United States and in Italy. She has juried and judged numerous shows. Originally known for her work with the female nude and large mixed media abstracts, her recent work has turned toward realism doing ‘plein air’ landscape oil paintings. She and her husband, Alan Schoenstein, retired to McCloud, CA.
The McCloud ARTS Society (McARTS), Dorothea is the founding director, will have a donation jar available in support of the new visual arts program at the McCloud High School. The McARTS recently donated $2000 toward the program. This donation jar will continue those funds.
Come for the art and stay for a tour of the elegantly restored McCloud Hotel. On the National Register of Historic Places, and prominent in the McCloud Historic District, the massive yet elegant three-story wood frame McCloud Hotel exhibits a refined Colonial Revival architectural style. The spacious lobby beacons one to relax with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire. With arts & crafts and mission décor, the hotel’s Sage Restaurant is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday evenings 5:30-8pm. The imaginative menu changes with the seasons.
Ms Schoenstein’s work will be on display indefinitely at the McCloud Hotel located at 408 Main St in the historic district of McCloud. For further information contact the artist 530-859-0880; or the Hotel 530-964-2822.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Shasta Lake and the legendary Mount Shasta all loom large in our backyard. Discover these and other hidden gems in California’s far north territory. Kids 12 and under stay free when using existing beds. Check out 40 Places to See Before Your Kids Are All Grown Up
We’re kicking off our 2017 music series with a night of pan-Latin music, food and wine. Chef Lonnie will be preparing a special tapas menu for the evening that will include paella. Sangria and Malbec wines will be featured by the glass.
Grant Ruiz has played classical guitar from the age of ten and is now an active flamenco guitarist and teacher in Southern Oregon. He has studied in Spain and participated in many productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is an adjunct guitar instructor at SOU, a board member of the Jefferson Classical Guitar Society, and a founding member of the ensemble Flamenco Pacifico.
Dan Fellman is a jazz guitarist who specializes in the music of Django Reinhart and his “Hot Club of France” group of the 1930’s and 1940’s. He’s performed with local bands Gypsy Rogue, Back Porch Swing, and the Djangoholics, and in duos with Ashland guitarist Ed Dunsavage and Portland-based guitarist Dan Balmer.
Together, Dan and Grant fuse their voices and approaches to create a pan-Latin sound, covering the music of Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and more.
Reservations recommended 530-964-2822
Looking for a romantic getaway for that special Valentine or Presidents Day weekend? McCloud Hotel provides an array of winter recreation, 5-star dining and pampering options to fit all budgets.
Sage Restaurant at the McCloud Hotel is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday evenings featuring California cuisine that embraces simple ingredients from the sea and land and sustainable, local sourcing. Located on the southern slope of majestic Mount Shasta, the volcanic jewel of the Cascade Range, in the century old renovated McCloud Hotel, Sage Restaurant celebrates thoughtful food in relaxed historic surroundings. We offer an extensive wine and craft beer list to compliment every meal.
Winter Recreation in the area includes includes skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and ice-skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. Packages start at $15 per person. Most packages include equipment rental.
Love Is in the Air! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or night away from the kids, make the evening extra special with our romance package. Split bottle of G.H Mumm Brut Champagne and Godiva Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, provided upon your arrival for only an additional $50.00.
Looking to be Pampered? Interested in a muscle soothing massage after a long day on the slopes? Choose a 60 or 90 minute Swedish or deep tissue massage with aromatherapy essential oils and hot stone options.
Wagging Tails Welcome! Your 4-legged companion will get a tail-wagging welcome to our dog-friendly hotel. We provide a water bowl, loaner plush pet bed, treat and courtesy bags for walking your dog. Limit 2 dogs per room, please. There is a $30 fee per dog.
Join us at McCloud Hotel for a season of memories.
The McCloud Hotel family would like to wish you joy and happiness this holiday season by extending a special thank you to our guests. Enjoy a relaxed fine dining experience at Sage Restaurant with a special holiday menu. Our guests may choose from a 3-course prix fixe menu for $30 or a la carte items from our regular dining menu. An extensive wine and beer list compliments your meal with a menu of locally made desserts to round out your dining experience. Sage is located inside the McCloud Hotel just to the left of our lobby entrance.
If you haven’t been to the McCloud Hotel, you have yet to truly experience Mount Shasta. The McCloud Hotel has been lovingly restored and offers the perfect getaway with historic hospitality and luxurious accommodations. Imagine drawing back the curtains in your well appointed room and watching the snowflakes drift down over the mountainside.
Reservations for Sage Restaurant and McCloud Hotel are as easy as visiting our WEBSITE. Our McCloud Hotel family wishes you the very best this holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2017.
The small town of McCloud does not often get brought up as a great hiking destination. It is widely recognized as a beautiful, historic and peaceful community and a great vacation getaway. Yet, it is not mentioned as the place to go for a plethora of great trails. Nearby Mount Shasta City generally takes up all the oxygen as the hiking epicenter. This is for good reason, given its proximity to the Everitt Memorial Highway (the only paved road up Mount Shasta), the Trinity Divide, and the abundance of trails immediately outside the city. Yet Mount Shasta City’s accolades should not come at McCloud’s expense. There are a variety of fantastic trails located not far from town. The McCloud River naturally comes to mind as the top attraction but there other paths of spectacular beauty found outside of McCloud that deserve recognition. The best of these are the trails on Mount Shasta itself. Though not often considered in this context, McCloud is the gateway to the east side of the mountain. Despite being a bit of a drive from town, hiker must pass through McCloud to get to them and these are some of the best trails on Mount Shasta. Whether it is the high trails on the mountain or roaring waterfalls, McCloud has a lot to offer hikers, even if it does not have a great reputation as a great hiking destination. Read the full article and find maps to trails here:
Sage Restaurant is debuting their new dessert menu this Valentine’s weekend and it’s loaded with something for everyone. Chocolate lovers will find plenty of choices from Molten Lava Cake, Triple Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (gluten-free). If berries are more to your liking you can choose from Pennington Farm’s Raspberry Rhubarb Pie or New Zealand Pavlova topped with Lemon Curd, Whipped Cream and Blueberries (gluten-free). If you’re yearning for a cool treat to end your meal we serve real vanilla bean ice-cream with choice of Seasonal Berries, Chocolate Syrup or Bacon Crumbles and Warm Maple Syrup. Last but certainly not least is the star of the show, Three-cheese Cheesecake served with Sliced Strawberries and Fresh made Whipped Cream.
McCloud Hotel welcomes you and your family to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Our chef has prepared a special Four Course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Menu where you can enjoy McCloud Hotel’s version of traditional and family favorites. Expertly chosen wine pairings will also be available to complement each course. We are offering two seatings at 2pm and 4:30pm. Reserve your table soon.
The new owners of the McCloud Hotel opened Sage restaurant this year and have been getting rave reviews. According to Marc Beauchamp in writing for the Record Searchlight Redding.com, he and his wife “had an extraordinary and memorable meal.” (see entire review at Dining Out Now Dec 3, 2015) Sample menu items: Crab cake $14, Homemade tomato Soup $8., Filet Mignon $28, Mt. Lassen Steelhead Trout $22., Chicken Pot Pie $15., Butternut Squash Ravioli in a Sage Cream Sauce topped with a medley of Sautéed mushrooms $14.
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.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
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