“We haven’t been anywhere together, without kids, for over ten years or maybe more,” I sheepishly told my girlfriend Gayle, “except for maybe out to dinner and a wedding or two.” Gayle and I were out jogging on one of our weekly routes together when I confided in her. I think I saw her jaw drop as she repeated, “Ten Years! No way! Rich and I try to get away together at least once a year now that Bella is nine. We look forward to our time together.”
“We’ve gone several times now to the Mount Shasta Resort, nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Shasta,” Gayle shared. “It’s not stuffy, it’s just a nice, easy-to-get-to retreat from your Tehama County home … and your super-busy lifestyle. You can’t beat the view of Mount Shasta.” Then she offered: “It’s your turn! If you book a getaway for your birthday, I’ll watch the kids for you!” “That sounds great!” I responded before she could change her mind with her offer to watch our three rambunctious boys!
The Mount Shasta Resort is a perfect quiet getaway in upper Northern California, offering some of the most beautiful landscape imaginable. The resort’s craftsman style chalets allow seclusion, and are truly a home away from home, complete with full kitchens, dining and living rooms, fireplaces, private decks and forest or lake views.
The resort offers tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course and a hot tub. Its restaurant and lounge has spectacular views, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The on-site full-service Sacred Mountain Day Spa offers everything from massages to facials to manicures and pedicures.
The recreational opportunities in Mount Shasta and surrounding towns are plentiful, along with art galleries, book stores, boutiques and restaurants. There is a great hiking, running and biking trail around the adjacent Lake Siskiyou, plus swimming in warm weather. Try your hand at fishing at the lake or along the Sacramento River just five minutes away. Or just snuggle into your chalet with your loved one … the Mount Shasta Resort is a perfect getaway!
Mount Shasta Resort
1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd.
Mount Shasta, CA 96067