McCloud Hotel & Sage Restaurant

Biketoberfest 2013!

August 30th, 2013 by mccloud

biking 2013

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

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:
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

3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Leftover filling


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.

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.


Recipe Blog? Is anyone interested?

July 25th, 2013 by mccloud


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


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

Dinner  on the terrace

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

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!


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

April 19th, 2013 by mccloud

Rails to trails

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!

Wine Tasting – Del Rio Winery and McCloud Hotel

February 9th, 2013 by mccloud

Wine glassesSOLD OUT!!!!

Join the McCloud Hotel and Del Rio Winery for Wine Tasting and Wine Maker’s Dinner on April 26, 2013.  Menu and further information is on the Specials page.

The Del Rio Winery

Located along the Rogue River just north of Gold Hill, Del Rio Vineyards and Winery is the home of one of the largest vineyards in Southern Oregon. A family run business began with the planting of the grapes in 1997. The family atmosphere is evident in all aspects of the estate. With over 200,000 vines the vineyard is producing a diverse selection of grape varieties. A lot of love and time is devoted to the development process of our premium estate wines.

As the vineyard has grown over the last ten years, so has the winery and wine label. The tasting room now serves 10 exquisite varietals: Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Chardonnay, and Early Muscat.

Valentine’s Day Special Menu McCloud, CA

February 5th, 2013 by mccloud

♥ Valentine's Day at the McCloud Hotel

Treat your Valentine to a delicious dinner at the McCloud Hotel

The rose is red, the violet’s blue,

The honey’s sweet, and so are you.

Thou art my love and I am thine;

I drew thee to my Valentine:

The lot was cast and then I drew,

And Fortune said it shou’d be you

Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner at the McCloud Hotel in McCloud, CA (near Mt Shasta,  CA).  Serving our delicious homemade food and featuring Prime Rib and a decadent chocolate dessert!

McCloud History

January 5th, 2013 by mccloud

Mccloud History - logger

The lumber mill was the heart and soul of McCloud for many years – starting in 1896.  Enjoy one of the historic pictures of a sawyer next to a felled tree (photo courtesy of the McCloud Museum).   The mill was referred to as “Mother McCloud” – workers enjoyed housing, medical etc all through the local mill.  Most of the buildings in the town today were built by the mill to house their workers.

Skiing, just 5 miles away!

January 2nd, 2013 by mccloud

Mt Shasta Ski Park

Visit historic McCloud and ski on the slopes of Mt Shasta!  So much to do in the winter here.  Take a dogsled ride ( – go snow shoeing – tubing etc…  come on up!

McCloud in Winter….

January 1st, 2013 by mccloud

winter hotel

Lots to do – cross country ski, snow shoe, dog sled rides, downhill skiing…    What a great place to visit in the winter!  We’ve already had more than 4 feet of snow!

Spend Thanksgiving in McCloud

November 8th, 2012 by mccloud

On Thursday, Nov 22 ( Thanksgiving Day), enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the McCloud Hotel.  On Friday, Nov 23 take a drive over to Mount Shasta and enjoy their Winter Magic Festival.  The festival starts at 1 PM and lasts until 9 PM – lots of activities, vendors etc – along with the annual Christmast Tree lighting!  On Saturday, Nov 24, wake up and enjoy the annual “Dog and Pony” parade in McCloud.  Lots to do!


The Fall leaves are still out – even though it’s November!

November 1st, 2012 by mccloud

Lovely fall foliage here in McCloud, CA

Come on up – even though it’s November, the trees are still quite colorful here in McCloud.  The weather this coming weekend should be perfect – 60s/70s and sunny.  Great for hiking, kayaking and fishing!

Come enjoy a glass of wine and cozy up by the fireplace

October 27th, 2012 by mccloud

Lobby fireplace

Roaring Fire at the McCloud Hotel

There is nothing better than relaxing by the fireplace with a glass of wine or cup of tea on a chilly evening…  Come find out!

A weekend of fun!

August 29th, 2012 by mccloud

Gardens at McCloud Hotel Bed and BreakfastJune 1 – 3rd – A weekend of fun including the Garden Club plant sale, the annual Fireman’s Parade and Muster and the famous McCloud Flea Market – featuring collectibles, antiques, food, entertainment – and even an onsite expert who will give verbal appraisals for $5 each!

Annual Lumber Jack Fiesta

August 29th, 2012 by mccloud

Man with ChainsawJuly 27 – 29th – The 65th Annual Lumber Jack Fiesta – pageants, vendors, soft ball tournaments and more!

The Burning Tango dance festival and Heritage Day

August 29th, 2012 by mccloud

August 17 — 19th. The Burning Tango dance festival and Heritage Day (18th) where you can stroll back in time and experience McCloud “the way things were”.

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