What to see around Mt. Shasta
In Mt. Shasta City, get maps at the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station (204 W. Alma St.; 530/926-4511) or at the Mt. Shasta Visitors' Bureau (300 Pine St.; 800/926-4865). For lodging, dining, and activities, contact the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (www.shastacascade.org or 800/474-2782).
To get angling and guide info, gear, and a license, stop at the Fly Shop (4140 Churn Creek Rd., Redding; www.theflyshop.com or 800/669-3474). For a local fishing guide, contact Jack Trout (www.jacktrout.com or 530/926-4540).
Dining Black Bear Diner. Breakfast is big here: People line up for pancakes and omelets. $$; breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. 401 W. Lake St., Mt. Shasta City; 530/926-4669.
Café Maddalena. Mediterranean cuisine in Dunsmuir’s historic heart. $$$; dinner Thu–Sun, reservations recommended. 5801 Sacramento Ave., Dunsmuir; 530/235-2725.
Trinity Café. Upscale fare includes wild king salmon on panzanella salad. $$; dinner Tue–Sat. 622 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta City; 530/926-6200.
McCloud Hotel. A 1904 millworkers hotel was given new life as an upscale bed-and-breakfast inn. With its garden and suites with oversize tubs, it makes for a romantic getaway. 16 rooms from $120 (includes breakfast). 408 Main St., McCloud; www.mccloudhotel.com, 800/964-2823, or 530/964-2822.
O’Brien Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast. A leafy hideaway at Shasta Lake, run by former musicians (musical instruments are everywhere). 4 rooms and 3 suites from $135. Off I-5 at Shasta Lake, 18026 O'Brien Inlet Rd., O'Brien; www.obrienmountaininn.com, 888/799-8026, or 530/238-8026.
Pit River Lodge. A restored 1921 Craftsman that once hosted PG&E corporate honchos and celebs, the lodge appeals to serious anglers and anyone looking for a remote getaway. Dinner entrées are both hearty and sophisticated. 14 rooms and 4 cottages from $70. 24500 Pit One Powerhouse Rd., Fall River Mills; www.pitriverlodge.com or 530/336-5005.