S: Getaways 2010
BC: Can't wait to see where adventures in 2011 take us.
FC: Getaways to Dunsmuir & Calistoga 2010
1: Donna (with Lucky) & her friend Jami (with her dogs Roxi, & Daisy) took to the road. Follow along as we first discover the old railroad town of Dunsmuir, & then a retreat in Calistoga.
2: We stayed at Cave Springs Resort | Dunsmuir, CA May 2010
3: The cabins were built in 1923...
4: ...and not much else has changed. | Our cabin #15
5: View of the Sacramento River from our cabin
6: We walked to Hedgecreek Falls | Great sniffs...
8: ...Hardware & Grocery Store | We went into town to check out the...
9: Town History In 1887, the completion of the Railroad along the line of the Siskiyou Trail led to the creation of the modern town of Dunsmuir. The railroad developed a division point on the flats south of Upper Soda Springs, where railroad steam engines would be serviced, and added to trains to push them up the steep grades north of town. A roundhouse and turntable were built. All this activity required the creation of a town, initially known as 'Poverty Flats' or 'Pusher'. In 1888, British Columbian coal Baron Alexander Dunsmuir was passing through, and was so taken with the beauty of the area that he offered to donate a fountain to the new town, if they would name the town in his honor. The offer was accepted, and Dunsmuir's fountain remains operational near the City Park.
11: We took the dogs for walks in the park right next door to the resort.
12: No swimming today...
15: It was time to go back home, but not before stopping at a few places. We stopped at the Harley Davidson in Redding so Jami could get her spouse Richard a shirt. (He recommended the cabins). Then it was off to find a Starbucks, since we were back in civilization... We also stopped at the Olive Pit to pick up some olives of course. They even had a dog area. (Okay, so it was an area for them to to their "business".) Then we continued back down boring I-5 to home.
17: We were ready for some rest and relaxation at this 340 acre retreat. October 2010
18: Our cabin called "Love"
19: Cabins were rustic, but clean, & the decks had doggy gates! AND... Dogs were allowed in the dining room!
20: All kinds of trails, tennis, vollyball, two pools... & great places to sniff.
21: We only got a taste of what this place has to offer. We will be back to explore more. It would be a great place for a group of dog lovers... Want to come?