When it is time to unplug, slow down, reconnect and return to the things that matter most, it’s time for you and your friends and family to head for the Eagle’s Rest Family Hideaway. Situated on 40 private mountain acres in beautiful McCloud, CA the Eagles Rest offers unparalleled amenities and activities for families looking to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your escape to the Eagle’s Rest begins with a dinner hosted here by Jeff & Cindy Pawlow, longtime residents of the St. Louis area and the owners of the Eagle’s Rest. Over dinner, we will help you plan your ultimate family vacation by fully understanding what you’d like to do while you’re in the Mt. Shasta area and making recommendations based on your preferences. We’ll help you skip the “tourist” spots and discover places only known to the locals.

Want to learn more about what awaits you and your family on your ultimate family vacation? Scroll down and then swipe left or right to explore everything the “State of Jefferson” has to offer our guests.

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Whether your just down the road on Lake McCloud, or out for a full day on Shasta Lake, guests at the Eagle’s Rest are set for fun on the water! Our "Surf & Turf” package allows guests to enjoy the use of our 26 foot luxury pontoon, two jet skis and plenty of toys.



Take advantage of our crystal clear rivers and lakes and enjoy a day in the water. Whether you’re relaxing at the Cattle Camp swimming hole, jumping waterfalls on the McCloud River, or simply floating in Lake McCloud, we’ve got the perfect spot for you!


Off-Road & On Road Cycling

The Eagle’s Rest is located at the heart of Northern California’s cycling country. Bike the Great Shasta Rail Trail, attend Bike-toberfest in McCloud, or ride in the Castle Crags Century, or simply enjoy our 2.25 miles of private mountain bike trails on property.



Welcome to an angler’s paradise. Home to the legendary McCloud River, Siskiyou County offers endless opportunities for fishermen. Whether you’ve got your waders on or you’re part of a guided tour, it’s hard to come away empty-handed!


White Water Rafting

The Rogue. The Klamath. The McCloud. All of these famous rafting rivers are an easy reach for guests staying at the Eagle’s Rest. From a leisurely float trip to the adrenaline rush of Level 5 rapids, our local guides can help plan the perfect day on the river.


Hiking & Exploration

From your private 2.25 mile loop located on property and offering a spectacular view of the mountain, to hikes in the surreal Castle Crags or on Mt. Shasta herself, there are literally hundreds of options for young and old alike. The renown Pacific Crest Trail passes just 3 miles south of the Eagle’s Rest!



Just 5 minutes from Eagle’s Rest, guests can tee it up on the oldest courses in California. Founded in 1923, the 9 hole par 36 course offers some of the best views anywhere. Even more challenging is the 18-hole par 70 public course at the Mt. Shasta Resort.


Kayaking & Float Trips

With summer temperatures in the 90s, there is nothing like a day spent floating or kayaking on Lake McCloud. Cool, turquoise water is surrounded by towering cliffs covered in pine. Perhaps the perfect lake for those who simply want to paddle and explore.


Horseback Riding

From the red horse barns in McCloud to the large ranches north of Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou County is an equestrian paradise. There are literally thousands of miles of trails and forest roads that crisscross the area and ample water for extended rides. Saddle up and enjoy the view!



Whether you want to scramble in the Crags, or summit Mt. Shasta, the area surrounding the Eagle’s Rest has plenty of options for those looking for elevation. From adventurous hikes to formal expeditions, you can find all the altitude you want close to your vacation home!


Off Roading

Thousands of miles of trails and forest roads crisscross Siskiyou County creating the perfect destination for off-road enthusiasts. Plans are currently underway for a “State of Jefferson Trade Route” a 250 mile ATV trail between nearby Yreka and the Pacific Ocean.


Dining & Entertainment

There is never a shortage of things to do, sights to see and places to eat while you’re at the Eagle’s Rest! The local towns of McCloud, Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir and Weed all offer their own unique charming restaurants and shops with very few “chains". Enjoy the chance to shop locally!


Cabin Life at Eagle's Rest

Hoops - Darts - Ping Pong - Skittles - Loft Library - Victorian Tub - Gurgling Creek - Private Trails - Abundant Wildlife - Spacious Deck - Unparalleled Stargazing - Board Games - Fireplace - All in a spectacular, natural setting. Isn’t it time to plan your Ultimate Family Vacation?


Downhill Skiing

The Mt. Shasta Ski Park is just 8 miles from the Eagle’s Rest and offers 32 trails on 425 acres of ski-able terrain. Several terrain parks and back-country options are also available, along with tubing, lessons, rentals and night skiing packages.



In addition to the tubing area at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park, the town of McCloud also enjoys proximity to a special hill that has been set aside just for sledding. Originally the site of the area’s first ski facility, Snowman’s Hill boasts the best sled run in Siskiyou County.



Enjoy the Tri-Forest Snowmobile Trail system during you stay at the Eagle’s Rest and take advantage of over 260 miles of groomed terrain. Together, this system of linked trails represent one of the largest snowmobiling areas in the country. Bring your machine or rent locally.


Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

In addition to the many area trails, the McCloud area also offers a dedicated Nordic Center designed specifically for cross country and snowshoeing enthusiasts. Visitors are welcomed by 25 km of groomed trails and a fantastic warming hut at the trailheads.

Here are the core components that serve as the foundation of your family’s ultimate vacation:

The Cabin: Our log home offers over 3,500 square feet of luxury, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a fully appointed kitchen, and all the charm in the world. We can accommodate 10 guests – all in beds.

The Trails: Choose from a relaxing 3‐mile “out‐and‐back” hike to the top of our property, a 2.25 mile “loop” that offers a bit more of an aerobic challenge, or 1.7 mile circuit that can really get those legs burning! All three options reward hikers and bikers with an AMAZING view of Mt. Shasta!

The Boat: Enjoy access to the well‐appointed luxury pontoon THREE BUOYS AND A GULL. Named after our four children, this 26‐foot gem accommodates 14 guests comfortably and offers both lounge and “bar” seating. Ideal for day fishing, swimming, skiing or tubing, the 3B&G comes well‐appointed with everything needed for a great day on the water.

The Toys: 2 Yamaha jetskis, a basketball court, ping‐pong table and electronic dart board provide plenty of entertainment “at home” and are supplemented by 2 flat-panel TVs, our well‐appointed loft library, a wrap‐around deck and over-sized hammock.

  • Hike the Castle Crags
  • Golfing at Mt. Shasta CC or McCloud Golf Course
  • Climb Mount Shasta
  • Kayak the McCloud River
  • Fish McCloud River
  • Mountain Biking
  • Star Gazing
  • Pontoon
  • Jetski
  • Birdwatch
  • Snowmobile
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Deer, Bear, Fox, Turkeys & other wildlife
  • Shop Historic McCloud
  • Relax at Mt. Shasta Spa
  • Water Skiing
  • Jump Lower Falls (brave)
  • Jump Middle Falls (more brave)
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Tubing

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