Places To Visit Off-Site
Places to stay:
Hotel & Emporium
“Located in the midst of the Trinity Alps, in the historic downtown district of the old gold rush town of Weaverville, California. There is not a single traffic light in the entire county.”
“Set in Weaverville, The Whitmore Inn has a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The inn features family rooms. All units at the inn come with a seating area. The Whitmore Inn offers some units with city views, and all rooms have a patio. All guest rooms feature a private bathroom, bathrobes and bed linen.”
31301 State Hwy 299, Big Flat, CA 96048 • 530-623-1990
The Strawhouse is definitely worth a look and the worth the drive. The lush lawns, breathtaking gardens and nearby river make it the ultimate pampering getaway.
DOUGLAS CITY HOUSE
281 River Ranch Rd, Douglas City, CA
A gorgeous option that can accommodate groups up to 15. It is a privately owned home-turned-retreat facility with unmatched views and beautiful furnishings. You will feel rested and pampered after a stay in this lovely place.
INDIAN CREEK LODGE
PO Box 100, Douglas City, CA 96024 • 530-623-6294
Conveniently and beautifully situated between Hwy 299 and the Trinity River, the Indian Creek Lodge is our best recommendation for large groups. It’s budget friendly, nicely furnished and has great amenities.
Things to do:
“Trinity National Forest, CA
“The Shasta–Trinity National Forests are federally designated forests in northern California, United States. Combined, they are the largest National Forest in California. Major features include Shasta Lake, the largest man-made lake in California and Mount Shasta, elevation 14,179 feet”
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park, CA
“Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park is a state park located in the center of the town of Weaverville, California. The site is a Taoist temple which is still in use, and is the oldest Chinese temple in California.”
“In our crisp mountain air, you’ll watch blinders come off and see just how puny your fears are. Did you know you’re bigger than you think? Set anywhere from 8 to 32 feet above ground, our challenge course invites you and your team beyond the ordinary so you can uncover hidden strengths and new mindsets. You’ll get to find out who you really are!”
Chain restaurants may be king where you come from but up here, it’s all about the mom-and-pop drive-ins, cafe, and diners. They’re full of character and small town charm and they serve really good food. Check out some of our favorite local spots:
PAPA DOGS AT THE CORNER MART
1121 Main St, Weaverville, CA • 530-623-3690
If you’re here on a Thursday or Friday, be sure to hit up Papa Dogs for their tri-tip sandwich. With au jus for dipping, a side of fresh coleslaw, chips and a drink, this hearty lunch never disappoints. Their gourmet hot dogs are well-loved and the hot sandwiches are delicious. They have a lovely outdoor seating area and the convenience of a corner mart if you are in need of a few things.
MAMMA LLAMA EATERY & CAFE
490 Main St, Weaverville, CA • 530-623-6363
This eclectic coffee shop cafe is a rare find. Their array of teas and coffee flavors is staggering and their sandwiches and wraps are absolutely delicious. Our fave is a turkey bagel sandwich with sprouts, cucumber and sundried tomato hummus. It’s also a comic book lover’s paradise.
625 Main St, Weaverville, CA • 530-623-3000
The Chinese food place in town is also in a wonderfully old historic building painted fire engine red. They serve classic Chinese dishes that are never oily and always just plain good. Try the fried rice and broccoli & beef. So tasty.
790 Main St. Weaverville, CA • 530 623-6749
The building we are located in used to be the stagecoach stop between Redding and Eureka during the late 1800s. In the 1940s the building was transformed into a small restaurant. The restaurant itself has changed names a few times since the ’40s, and a few owners, but the love of food and people has surpassed the test of time.
SHOPPING ALONG MAIN STREET
From specialized bead and yarn shops to the eclectic Weaverville Hotel Emporium, the shopping along Main street is an entertaining afternoon. Be sure to duck into the Olson’s Stoneware shop and the super chic Main Street Shoes.
HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING
The Trinity Alps boast some of the most spectacular hiking you will find in the North State. Crystal granite lakes tucked along gorgeous trail systems will take your breath away. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce for a trail guide. Page 38 of the 2013-14 Recreation and Visitors Guide is a great place to get started.
Main Street Gallery, Barking Mad Art Studio, Our Space Gallery and the Highland Art Center are among the places to view spectacular pieces by local artists. Note: They have limited hours and mostly cater to the Art Cruise on the 1st Saturday of every month.
Award-winning wines are only a short drive from Weaverville at gorgeous wineries tucked into mountain valleys. Most offer free tastings and have areas to enjoy picnic lunches. Here are some websites to get your search started:
THE TRINITY JOURNAL
The weekly Trinity Journal newspaper has been serving Trinity County, Calif., for more than 166 years as an information source, a sounding board, and much more. Of course now, with its Web site and other electronic means of disseminating information, it is much more than a weekly newspaper, updating sites as quickly as news requires.