Hipcamp host Colette S.
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We only accomodate one party at a time.  Dogs welcome off leash!  Besides the natural beauty, everyone notices the QUIET.  But you can bring your band (ask ahead).   Amazing stars, too!

FOREST SPRINGS:  55 scenic miles northeast of Redding, we are 160 acres in far northern California, surrounded by Shasta National Fore

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We only accomodate one party at a time.  Dogs welcome off leash!  Besides the natural beauty, everyone notices the QUIET.  But you can bring your band (ask ahead).   Amazing stars, too!

FOREST SPRINGS:  55 scenic miles northeast of Redding, we are 160 acres in far northern California, surrounded by Shasta National Forest, near lakes and hot springs, with many shady hiking trails in the lush and varied forest on our property, along our creeks, to our small lake and into the surrounding national forest.  Maps provided.

June 15 to Sept 15, we fill the 2 sun-warmed splash pools (24" deep) where guests like to relax in the afternoon. They are cleaned and refilled between guest groups.  

PETS:  Dogs are welcome off leash!  They enjoy playing in the mowed part of the meadow next to the guesthouse, as well as in our private creeks and lake.  Dog towels and bowls provided.  

For guests who want to visit places off the property where dogs can't (such as the hot springs, Burney Falls and Lake Britton), we offer a huge (100' x 50') secure fenced pen with shade trees and a cozy shed.  Of course, well-behaved dogs may also stay in the guesthouse.

Guesthouse RATES per night: 1 person $125, 2 people $150;   each additional person $10;   $10 per dog  (plus tax collected at check-in).   2-night minimum.   Weekly rate is pay for 6 nights & the 7th is free.   

Off the property but nearby are hot springs, swimming holes, 2 larger lakes for boating and fishing, and impressive waterfalls. We are 1 1/2 hours by car both from Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen National Park.

Driving times are about 4 hours from Sacramento, 4 1/2 from Berkeley, 5 from San Francisco or Santa Rosa, 3 1/2 from Medford, and 4 from Reno.  There is 1-hour jet service from San Francisco to Redding airport (symbol RDD) which has car rentals.

The quiet garden GUESTHOUSE, semi-secluded near meadows and forest, has a carport, splash pool with mountain views, chairs, lounge chairs, picnic tables, fire pits and BBQ under the oaks.  Its rustic siding belies the modern interior which is affordably simple, clean and comfortable with 3 spacious rooms plus bathroom.         The airy bedroom has a queen canopy bed and twin bed, both with premium mattress sets. The living room has a large queen sofa bed with memory-foam mattress, air cooler or gas furnace in season, 43" flat-screen TV, DVD player and movies for all ages (but no tv reception). The kitchen has a gas stove-top, a large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, small oven (fits 12" pizza), coffee-maker, toaster, cookware, dishes, utensils, and a dinette set seating 6. We supply paper towels, napkins, salt, pepper, sugars, dish washing stuff, ice cubes and garbage bags.  We request that the appliances and dishes be left clean like you found them.

      The splash pools are sun-warmed and they are emptied, cleaned and refilled between guest groups from June 15 to September 15.  They are 24" deep.  Children must be supervised at all times.  The one by the guesthouse has views across the meadow to forest and mountains, has a shade umbrella, hose, chairs and a table.  Next to it is a grape-vine covered arbor affording shaded seating with great views.  

To accommodate a possible larger gathering, we offer (at the same rate) rooms in the historic log house across the garden.  It has 2 spacious guest bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen and a twin bed, the other with a queen bed.  The bathroom (shared with hostess) is downstairs.  The log house has no guest kitchen.  We also offer tent and RV camping which can allow for an even larger gathering.  

From the pavement, we are at the end of a 1 1/2 mile decent gravel road, no 4-wheel drive needed unless towing RV or horse trailer. Our terrain is mostly gently rolling to flat with 2 mild hills, elevation about 2500’

OPEN April 1 thru Veteran's Day weekend.  

PLEASE NOTE: at check-in, we will collect the Shasta County T. O. Tax of 10% on the nightly rate. This may be paid in cash or check; sorry, no credit cards accepted; PayPal is an option at additional charge; ATM is one hour away.  Last-minute guests and / or pets may be paid for at check-in.

***We require all adults to read and sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  Guests wishing to target practice will need to read and sign a special Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement for this purpose; paper targets only!  A refundable $25 clean-up deposit is required.  If you so request, these forms may be emailed to you in advance.

***A refundable Cleaning / Damage Deposit of $25 or more will be required at check-in (cash, check, or PayPal only).

Check-in and -out times are flexible according to availability if pre-arranged, else check-in is 3:00-10:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.  

*** Military Discounts for renters of the guesthouse (please show us your military ID):  20% to active U.S. military and Purple Heart veterans; 15% to U.S. veterans. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.  

*** This is a private establishment and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.   Rates may change without prior notice. 

*** Because of our remote location and the inherent dangers of the forest and bodies of water, we require one competent adult per 3 children under 13 years old.   The 2 sun-warmed splash pools are 24" deep and are cleaned and filled between guests from June 15 to Sept 15.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Colette a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Our rowboat seats 4-5 people. We loan 2 adult and 2 child PDFs (Personal Flotation Devices). You can also bring your own smal...Read more

Fishing

Catch & release at our lake. Fishing for dinner at larger, public, lake 5 miles away. More lakes a bit further.

Hiking

Our awesome trails along creeks in our forest are marked and maintained, some leading off into the surrounding Shasta National ...Read more

Paddling

Bring your kayaks and canoes. We do not supply them.

Swimming

Amazing swimming holes in the forest from just 2 miles away. Also open to the public are several lakes with beaches, boat ramp...Read more

Wildlife watching

Deer abound at dusk and dawn. Birds here include woodpeckers large & small, western tanager, finches, nuthatches, hummingbirds...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forest Springs Guesthouse in California.

Forest

Our pristine lush and varied forest is punctuated by flowering dogwoods in spring. We maintain marked trails along creeks. Ma...Read more

Hot spring

Free and only 2 miles away. Tubs right next to the creek, also great place to swim, in a relaxing natural setting.

Lake

Our lake is surrounded by forest, perfumed by wild azaelias in spring, enlivened by trout jumping in summer, ducks, and other b...Read more

River, stream or creek

The Pit River flows thru our area. Fly fishermen love it. Some people float or swim it. Lined by trees, it is lovely.

Swimming hole

Amazing "holes" on creek and river in the forest, from 2 miles away. Map provided.

Waterfall

Many little falls on our creek. Major falls from an hour away. Map provided.

Driveway

Our gravel driveway leads through the forest from our main gate to the buildings.

The vibe at Forest Springs Guesthouse

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Hipcamper Miran
Miran L.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2017

I absolutely loved Guesthouse! Colette is a gracious host and provides excellent information not only to get to the property, but also for the trails around the property.

Hipcamper Yaphet
Yaphet T.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2017

Loooooooooved the place, the host, and the surrounding area. The guesthouse is very private with a splash pool facing the woods. I mean seriously, if that's not perfect I don't know what is.
Collette was so nice and provided everything we needed and more. And my favorite part is how close it is to swimming holes and the hot springs. Would definitely come back to this palce!

Hipcamper Vijay
Vijay B.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

It's a beautiful place surrounded by mountains. If you want to really get into the woods and be with nature & have complete privacy, this is the place. Splash pool facing woods, you can literally lay in the pool for hours looking at the woods. There is a lake on the property, very beautiful and is all yours. Water is cold, so no swimming. There is a small boat and host gave us floating vests and rows.

The only caveat is the puppy on the property.
Collete did told us about the puppy & it's very sweet and friendly with people. But its too friendly, and it's annoying. It's very young, not trained completely and very hyperactive with guests. It wouldn't stop running around & be jumping on to the guests. You can't enjoy the beauty of the property with the puppy is around. We couldn't stay out for long on the first evening, but the next day Collete understood and she put it on a leash and inside her gated home during the day (Somehow it got out a couple of times). I am sure, the puppy will be trained soon and will behave nicely.
I am looking forward to visiting this place again with my close friend once I confirm that the puppy got trained.

Hipcamper Colette
Response from Colette, the Host, on December 17th, 2018

Thank you, Vijay, for your patience with our 5-month old pup. As I wrote you privately, I am so, so sorry she got out of the yard wanting to play, and jumped on your mother's nice clothes. Now, our Australian Shepherd pup is almost one year old and is a lot calmer. Also, we now have a huge (100' x 50') secure fenced pen with shade trees and a cozy shed for her to stay in when guests and/or their dogs do not want to interact with her. This pen is also available for guest dogs when guests want to go off the property to places where dogs can't. Of course, well-behaved guest dogs can also stay in the guesthouse.

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Hipcamper Karina
Karina L.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2019

We enjoyed our time here and it was so wonderful to meet our host Colette and her dog! They were just so welcoming and helpful throughout our weekend getaway! If you get a chance you should definitely hike around her trails and see the gorgeous lake!

Hipcamper Todd and Amy

Quiet seclusion...

Todd And Amy K.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2019

Forest Springs Getaway was amazing! Quiet seclusion in the beautiful forest was just what we needed for 3 nights! Colette is a gracious and accommodating host. There is nothing to want for as she has thought of everything! Unplug from the world and come get away from it all here !

The lake, More of a pond, don't recommend swimming or fishing due to alot of algae and weeds, and tons of mosquitoes! its cute though!Creekside fauna and florathe guest houseIn the large meadow
Hipcamper Preston

Comfort in a pristine wilderness

Preston G.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2019

Forest Springs is a bit of a journey to get to, but well worth it. My family and I drove our small car to the sight and had to go quite slow the last few miles due to the road conditions. But once we arrived, the place was so very beautiful and pristine. Lots of wildlife! Rowing on the small lake filled with trout was a particularly fun treat. So are the nearby hot springs. Colette knows all the best places and provides wonderfully hand-drawn maps to get around. We loved it!

Hipcamper Nancy

Our anniversary get-away

Nancy T.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2019

My husband and I loved the total seclusion and quiet of this campsite on our anniversary get-away. Our nature walk through the property down along the creek was gorgeous and tranquil. I could have stayed along the creek all day, enjoying the sound of the babbling water and the woodsy smell of the foliage. We'd like to go again with the rest of the family next time, and stay longer. Our host, Colette, made us feel like we'd known her forever... totally sweet and kindhearted.

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Property
Forest Springs
State
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$150/night
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