- By Susanna Scott, founder of the popular BritMums community
- Full article at A Modern Mother, August 17, 2017
Excerpt of the Article:
Want to venture beyond California’s theme parks and beaches? Shasta Cascade might just be the region for you! Nestled at the northern tip of California, it’s a nature lover’s paradise. Volcanos, lakes, waterfalls and caverns grace the landscape. The region is a hidden gem and barely affected by mass tourism.
From skiing to horseback riding, families will find loads of activities to keep them busy. Or if you just want to relax, stay on a houseboat on Lake Shasta, California’s largest recreational lake. The best thing about this region is you won’t get stuck in traffic or fight for a parking space.
Where we stayed: Mount Shasta Resort
At the foot of snow-capped Mount Shasta and in the funky town of the same name, Mount Shasta Resort is a popular all-season resort on the shores of Lake Siskiyou. The resort has a golf course and spa, and a fabulous restaurant with a huge outdoor deck. We stayed in a two bedroom lake view chalet, which was perfect for the 5 of us. There was a full kitchen, sofa bed, and a deck overlooking picturesque Lake Siskiyou.
My 12-year-old’s perspective
The restaurant at the Mount Shasta Resort was really nice. There was a big redwood deck that overlooked the golf course and Mount Shasta – which is white with snow all year round. The food was good and we ate there every night. After we ordered I walked around with my sisters and I saw deer, ducks and some teeny weeny frogs!