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"Little Red House" - Cute, Cozy, Rustic Home in Historic Old Shasta

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Miles To Whiskeytown Lake, 2 Bdrm, Large Kitchen, Laundry & Parklike Setting

It is our goal to provide guest with the rustic beauty and charm, while providing all the modern conveniences of home. We have taken pride in our home, as it is the home in which we raised our two girls. Cleanliness is our first priority along with comfort. Both bedrooms have luxurious beds, bedding and pillows for a perfect nights sleep. The backyard gives you the solitude of a parklike setting. Our Redwood Outdoor shower is a real treat!

Kaylynn Garland
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Kaylynn Garland

Scott and I met while attending College. We moved away for 4 years and then returned to raise our family in Shasta. Scott was from the city and I was local to the area. Scott was an avid rock climber and backpacker. I was into backpacking, running and loved my pottery.

Through the years our lives had some twist and turns but always staying true to our appreciation of nature and the fun of adventure.

I've spent the last year working on the house, from early mornings to late evenings, from rain to heavy winds to scorching hot days. We recently took a few days break which we spent in the Sierras. Our home is a labor of love you might say. We wanted to offer it as a vacation rental so guests could enjoy the beauty of the area and relax in our cute and cozy home.

Since our year long project on our family home is coming to a close we will be making time for the things we enjoy.

I will be going back to my pottery full-time. Scott and I will be making more time for hiking , biking, kayaking, running and traveling to visit our girls and family.

Kaylynn Garland purchased this cabin in 1985

Why Kaylynn Garland chose Shasta

Our home was built in the 1930's. No matter where we traveled or lived we wanted to make Northern California our home. Shasta and the Whiskeytown area was an area will both fell in love with. We were lucky to be offered this home in 1985. We raised our children in this home, then the day came to move to a larger home, while never wanting to sell the home we decided to rent the home for the next 23 years. The last few year we have put our heart and soul into "The Little Red House" remodeling and keeping the rustic charm of the home.

At the end of August we had a "friends and family" open house and we were over whelmed by the response to our home from everyone who attended. Bottom line... everyone asked, why we were not downsizing and moving back into "The Little Red House"? Actually the thought has crossed our minds most everyday. However, we will be staying in our current home at this time. We are excited and look forward to having guests stay in the home.

What makes this cabin unique

We have easy access to Redding or even a day trip to the coast, Mt. Shasta, Shasta Caverns and Mt. Lassen. The best part of where The Little Red House is located is the short 2 mile drive to Whiskeytown Lake and fun for everyone. We enjoy being out of the city where we can see the stars at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed over Christmas and we were impressed with the thoughtful decorations, including a Christmas tree for our children. The owner was very hospitable and the home was very clean and well equipped for our family crew of 6 and she gave great customer service. We enjoyed ourselves so much we extended our stay 2 additional nights (luckily it was available). There is a park pass in the house for the near by Whiskey Town Lake, which we used for local hiking. The space, comfort, and service exceeded what I would anticipate at this price point. We would certainly return and recommend highly.

Date of arrival December 24, 2016
Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Shasta in Shasta County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , Awesome Redwood Outdoor Shower
  • Our home fits 4 adults nicely, due to one bathroom you may find that more than 4 adults may be a bit of a wait for the bathroom. Enclosed outdoor shower off of back deck.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • I have on hand an Aero queen sized bed that can be set up in the Sunroom if needed. I also have a Pack/Play available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our guest love the charm of the cabin! After a long day enjoy unwinding with family and friends. Cozy and warm in the home in the winter. Relaxing and cool in the summer. The covered deck and patio along with the large backyard is a great place to relax with a cold drink. The best part is our new outdoor shower, have fun experiencing showering under the stars, moon or by the light of the deck lights. Huge chalkboard ----Be creative and share your art with us on the 4' x 8' chalkboard. Journal your adventures in The Little Red House Diary. Gold pans are available for your use - you will need to obtain a $1 permit at the visitor center. We hope you find your gold nugget! We are looking forward to sharing our special part of Shasta with you and your family.


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"Little Red House" - Cute, Cozy, Rustic Home in Historic Old Shasta
average rating of 4.888889 based on 37 reviews
San Diego, CA

The best EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Kaylynn and her "Little Red House". From the moment you book, she calls you to make sure she can do whatever she can to accommodate your stay. She even set up an amazing air mattress for my daughter who decided she didn't want to share the second bed. The home is well organized, incredibly clean, and well-stocked with everything a family would need to make them feel at home. Our family honestly felt so at-home here. The yard was amazing as well! We can't wait to book our next stay here! Thank you Kaylynn for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were a joy! We look forward to your return visit. Next trip Shasta Caverns 😊? Have a wonderful 2018
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Sebastopol, CA/USA

Charming, spacious 2 bed Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

This is a spacious, very charming 2 bed cabin with a huge yard. The A/C is much appreciated in the summer. From the warm outdoor shower you can enjoy the sky, trees, & birds. There is inside shower/bath too. The owner welcomes you in person! Nice touch! 5 min from Redding & Whiskeytown. The two things missing here that hotels have are full wi-fi (only avail in 1 room) and a much needed pool. Otherwise, a great place to make special memories.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect retreat near some of the most beautiful land in America.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Red House

  • 5 of 5

Had a fishing tournament at Whiskeytown Lake so we stayed here for 3 days. The accommodations were very nice. Kaylynn, the owner, has done a wonderful job restoring the house. She also has a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding areas in case you are looking for adventures. Thanks Kaylynn for the wonderful stories and we will see you next year.

Robby M.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very friendly people and cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

House was clean with an old school cottage feel in this historic ghost town. Kaylynn was very friendly, so was everyone we met in Redding. Kaylynn was very kind and tried hard to help accommodate our little ones.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice home.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and nicely appointed. The backyard was beautiful with a lovely outdoor shower. Kitchen was well stocked. This was a very comfortable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.1 Miles
Redding Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.8 Miles
Clearie's Restaurant and Lounge
Nearest Golf
10.9 Miles
Gold Hills
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Hwy 299
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
New China
Nearest Ski
73.8 Miles
Shasta Ski Park
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Car: necessary

Awesome place to visit!

There is an unlimited amount of things to do in and around Historic Old Shasta. If you are into the outdoors you will fall in love with the area. All four seasons are an opportunity to explore. Explore Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, so much to see and do. Hiking, Trail Runs, Mtn. Biking, swimming, snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, Paddle Boards, Gold Panning, Bird Watching and plant identification walks. Some animals you will see are the local deer, bear and squirrels. There are a lot of animals around the area that are less likely to be seen, the Mountain lions, bobcats, wild pigs, fisher and ring-tailed cats.

Adventure Mountain Biking at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and nearby Swasey/BLM lands. Tons of single track trails, all degrees of difficulties, lots of up hills and awesome downhill runs.

The Sacramento River Trail and Rail Trail have many miles of paved routes. You can leave from the Town of Shasta, head to the Sundial Bridge then on up to Shasta Dam. You can even ride to the Mt. Shasta Mall on paved trails for a bite to eat.

Trail Head Parking for biking are located at Keswick Dam Rd. at Keswick Dam, Iron Mountain Rd. at Rock Creek Rd., Caldwell Park, Dieselhorst Bridge and Shasta Dam. Just remember that if you go downhill most likely there is uphill on the way back to the house.

Fishing is unlimited from the numerous lakes, ponds, creeks and streams. Whether you are fishing for Bass, Trout, Kokanee in the local waters or you are strictly a Catch and Release fisherman or fisherwoman you will enjoy the serenity of the area.

Hiking is an adventure for all ages, we raised our girls to love the mountains which has carried on to their adult life. Appreciation for the outdoors is something I hope all can experience. We have some family who like their electronics and city life which is great. It was not until they traveled to visit and I wanted to take them on a hike, to my surprise it was not that they did not want to go, they were a bit leary of the outdoors and what animals were "lurking". Guess what? They loved the adventure!

Whiskeytown Falls, Brandy Creek Falls and Boulder Creek Falls are all located within the park.

Make time for a self guided historic tour of the Shasta Courthouse Museum and don't forget to go downstairs to visit the jail.

Visit the Litsch Mercantile and step back in time.

Afternoons are a great time of day to capture your special photos at the brick ruins.

Venture into Redding where you will find the Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, Arboretum and the Arboretum Loop, Civic Auditorium, Viking Skate Country, Cascade Theatre, Cinemark Movie Theatre 8 & 14, rafting down the Sacramento River and enjoying some of our favorite restaurants.

Our favorite restaurants are Clearie's Restaurant and Lounge, New China, Tops Market Place, Jack's, Peter Chu's Skyroom at the Redding Airport, Chu's Too at the Pine Street School and Moonstone Bistro in the Placer Street Shopping Center and a hole in the wall restaurant to check out is Cafe Paradiso on Yuba Street. There are also many chain restaurants to choose from but these are our choices when we go out.

Redding is home to many churches and colleges, with ongoing events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Shasta, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Apr 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.27 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.67

Extra charge for 5th & 6th guest or when Aero beds are needed. $15 per night per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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