February is the month of romance, and Siskiyou is a great place to find it! Whether you’re looking for wild outdoor adventures or total rest and relaxation, we’ve got something for every couple looking to celebrate their love this Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year! Check out these suggestions for romantic escapes in Siskiyou!
For the Adventure Lovers – Play & Stay in Mount Shasta
For the couple who loves the outdoors, LOGE Mt. Shasta is your ultimate adventure outpost for your romantic escapes in Siskiyou! Bring your own skis and store them in your room, or take advantage of the convenient on-site gear rental service. If snowmobiling is more your speed, rent a pair from Fun Factory Rentals and then unwind with a frosty local brew and gastropub fare at the brand new Pipeline Craft Taps & Kitchen in downtown Mt. Shasta.
For the Foodies – Fine Dining in Dunsmuir
Featuring fresh Mediterranean cuisine made with Siskiyou’s finest local ingredients, Cafe Maddalena opens for the season on Feb. 13 just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend (reservations recommended). Pair your romantic escape to Siskiyou with a stay at the beautiful Mossbrae Hotel, just a short walk up the street from the cafe in the heart of Dunsmuir’s historic downtown. For breakfast the next morning, walk to the Dough Hook for one of their famously gooey cinnamon rolls, and be sure to stop by Dunsmuir Brewery Works to sample their handcrafted ales and seasonal gastropub menu before you go!
For the Romantics – Cozy Weekend in McCloud
Nestled in the charming historic mill town of McCloud with a gorgeous view of Mt. Shasta is the newly remodeled Shasta View Lodge. Each of the seven guest rooms offer a cozy cabin atmosphere with the amenities of a modern hotel. Want to make your stay in Siskiyou extra romantic? Ask about the romance package, which includes candles, flower petals, chocolate, champagne and more. The lodge is located within walking distance of McCloud’s charming downtown. Stroll down to Sage Restaurant to take advantage of their special Valentine’s Day menu (reservations recommended), and make time to stop at the McCloud Mercantile along the way to shop their beautifully curated gift selection (and pick up a bottle of Champagne for later!)
For the History Buffs – Overnight in a Historic Train Car
Where else can you stay in an old train car and dine in a caboose but the Railroad Park RV & Resort in Dunsmuir? Live the life of a railroader by staying in one of the caboose lodging units or in a cabin with all the modern comforts. It’s also located just two miles from the lower Castle Crags section of the Pacific Crest Trail, making a hiking adventure right around the corner! But before dinner at the resort, slip into town to take a stroll down Main Street, where the entire downtown has been designated as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, and pop into the Railroad Depot Museum for more information on the town’s railroad origins (visit their website for hours or contact them via dunsmuirdepot.com to set up a free private tour).
For the Die-Hards – Hunting Bigfoot
West Siskiyou is Bigfoot Country – and what’s more romantic than a megafauna treasure hunt? The forests surrounding Happy Camp have seen more sightings than anywhere, going all the way back to 1886. At the very least you’ll be able to see the stars and spend some alone time. Stay at the at the budget-friendly Big Foot RV Park and Cabins, where each cabin is unique and you’ll get great value for your vacation dollar and you can pack a picnic at Kingfisher Market across the street.