Several rooms at the McCloud River Mercantile are designed to accommodate small families who are enjoying a California family vacation. The Mt. Shasta area in Northern California offers many activities and adventures that appeal to children of all ages.  We’ve made several suggestions below of things you and your family might enjoy together during your stay.  Let us know when you make your guestroom reservation if we can provide additional information on any of these, and we will be happy to make arrangements for you on the adventures requiring advanced reservations!

Family Tree Cutting
Bring your family and take part in one of Americana’s favorite traditions … cutting down your own tree for the holidays.  Our package includes Christmas Tree Cutting Permit and map, packed lunch box including hot chocolate and shortcake cookies.  Click here for the details.

Family Winter Getaway I  (Downhill Skiing)
Ski the day away with your choice of Day & Evening Downhill Skiing with lift tickets for 2 adults and 2 children, packed lunches, a luxurious salt soak (for mom & dad) and a bubble bath soak (for the kids).  Click here for the details.

Family Winter Getaway II  (X-Country)
Cross Country Skiing and rentals for family to enjoy Mother Nature’s winter magic at a relaxed pace.  We’ll send you off with a packed lunch and be ready for your return with a luxurious salt soak (for mom & dad) and a hot bubble bath (for the kids).  Click here for the details. 

Family Winter Getaway III  (Dog Sled)
The adventure of a lifetime! Be part of a Dog Sled Tour (2 adults and 2 children); advanced reservations are required.  As with all of our winter packages, you will enjoy a packed lunch with hot refreshments, and luxuriate in a salt soak (mom & dad) or a deep tub of bubbles (for the kids) at the end of the day.  Click here for the details.

Pumpkin Family Day
Ride the Pumpkin Excursion Train and enjoy Pumpkin Pie and hot Apple Cider with cinnamon sticks. Once you pick your pumpkin you can paint and carve your own pumpkin in the Great Room ... we’ll have all the tools you need, and we’ll help clean up the mess!  Click here for the details.

Family Native American Drum Making Class
This five-hour workshop includes all materials to make 2 drums for 2 children or parents. Drums are made from willow and deer or elk hides, each person creates and embellishes their own individual drum.  Advanced reservations are recommended, as class size is limited.  Click here for the details.

 
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241 Main Street, PO Box 658~ McCloud, CA 96057
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