Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta City is a beautiful and quiet town located in Northern California at the foot of Mt Shasta. The mountain transmits an incredible energy that helps to facilitate this process of going inward.

About Mount Shasta, California

View of Mt Shasta from Lake Siskiyou

View of Mt Shasta from Lake Siskiyou

Mount Shasta City is a beautiful and quiet town located in Northern California at the foot of beloved Mt Shasta. This majestic mountain transmits a highly transformative energy that greatly nourishes the process of moving inward into the heart of silence.

The surrounding area is home to many incredible lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails to enjoy in the summer time; skiing and snowshoeing during the winter; and the clean and pure headwaters of the Sacramento river all year round. It also offers a warm small town welcome with its main street boasting charming shops and restaurantsnatural foods grocery, a farmers market, and a variety of community events.

Getting Here

The closest airports to Mount Shasta City are the Rogue Valley International Airport located in Medford, OR and the Redding Municipal Airport in Redding, CA. The drive from Medford is a little under an hour and a half away, or just under 90 miles. The drive from Redding is just under an hour, or about 60 miles. You can rent a car from the airport or there are several members of the Sangha who are available to pick you up. Renting a car is maybe the most convenient way to get around and explore the area however there are many places to stay in town within walking distance of restaurants and stores. Members of the sangha often carpool to events of which you can likely partake. Please note, if you are planning to drive to Mount Shasta during the winter months, we recommend checking the road conditions on I5 as there are a couple of mountain passes that often require chains to cross. 

As most of our retreats are non-residential, it is our hope that you will be able to find comfortable accommodation that suits your budget. Here is a list of places to stay in the surrounding area, ranging from economy to upscale, that will help narrow your search.

Where to Stay in Mount Shasta, CA

Stay with us
Occasionally, members of the sangha who live in the area will have an extra room available in their home during a retreat. If you would like to explore this possibility, please contact our housing coordinator, Mira El at

Air B&B
You will find any number of comfortable places to stay on the Air B&B website. This reputable and trusted site invites homeowners to receive guests for a B&B experience.

Mount Shasta Resort
This upscale resort is located in the town of Mount Shasta, only a couple of miles from beautiful Lake Siskiyou. Here you will find luxurious accommodations with the option to rent your own private chalet. The resort offers fine dining, a golf course, and a spa. 

Dream Inn 
Quaint B&B located just a block from downtown Mt Shasta.

Shasta Ranch
Economical B&B located in beautiful country location close to lake.  Just a mile from downtown Mt Shasta. 

Strawberry Valley Inn
Charming,  historic inn/motel;  nice ambiance; cozy community area with fireplace; generous continental breakfast.

There are more camping options than we can mention in the Mount Shasta area. If you are coming during the Summer months and love the outdoors, then you will be quite happy staying at any of the spots mentioned in the link above. Here are a few favorites:

  • McBride Springs, $10 per night, no reservations; 4 miles from town of Mt. Shasta; nice sites with picnic tables, indoor bathroom, no showers; sacred spring next to campground; opens sometime in May (call Forest Service: 530-926-4511).

  • Panther Meadow, free, no reservations; 13 miles from town of Mt. Shasta; located next to beautiful, Panther Meadow, considered most sacred spot on mountain by Native Americans; sites less private than Mcbride; generally much more crowded and noisy than McBride, opens late June or July.

  • Wilderness camping, free. Park on any forest service road and set up your tent. Call the US Forest Service (530-926-4511) for suggestions.

Where to stay in Weed, CA

Stewart Mineral Springs 
Located a few miles north of Weed, this rustic and rejuvenating retreat center is home to the incredible healing mineral springs and includes a beautiful bathhouse and cedar sauna. Guests are invited to rent a small cabin, room, or camp. Most lodging (except for camping spots) come equipped with a kitchenette and private bathroom.

Motels in town:

Private homes available for short-term rentals

  • The Garden Cottage is a small and quiet retreat space within walking distance of downtown Mt Shasta City, stores, restaurants, and galleries with easy access to the surrounding beauty of the area. An ideal sanctuary for one person, it is surrounded by a a peaceful garden. Includes small fridge, toaster oven, shower/vanity/toilet, Wifi. Available year round with reservations. Contact Nadine at or (530) 859-1357.

  • The Angel Room: A luxurious, private, sanctuary/retreat space is now being offered to a discriminating/discerning person. Located in the heart of Mt Shasta City. Just an easy walk from the center of town. The generous sized room is extremely light and bright. It's nicely appointed with a queen sized bed and a walk-in closet with ample storage space (sheets and towels are included). There is also room for a personal yoga or other movement practices in front of a huge picture window that offers mesmerizing views of beloved Mother Mt Shasta. The room is upscale and is being offered for a two night minimum stay. Single occupancy only. $45 per night. Contact Philip York: - Update: booked through September 2017.

  • Magical Angel House: Three blocks from downtown Mt Shasta City, private, quiet, Mt. Shasta view, surrounded 3 sides by wetlands, front yard pond. Nice Zen-like d├ęcor. 3 bedrooms, 3D HDTV, wi-fi, sleeps up to seven people. $165 per night. For more information, please visit:

  • Renovated historic building currently has one room available. The private room shares two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and laundry. All new, clean, and tastefully decorated. Free wifi. The building is located directly across from the Headwaters of the Sacramento river. It's a two-minute drive or short walk to the center of Mt Shasta City. No alcohol or drug-use on the property. $45/night, 3 night minimum. $40/night for week or longer stays. Contact Hilary Stewart at (828) 335-4100 or

  • One Song Center: Four rooms available in Mt Shasta City with queen and full beds. Views of the mountain, outdoor seating area, wifi, and kitchen privileges. Rooms are for people without pets and non-smokers. $50/night, 2 night minimum - $45/night after the 5th night. Group rates available for all four rooms. Optional $12/breakfast. Contact Caroline at (610) 425-1476 (text or voice message).

  • Home in central Mt Shasta City: One bedroom, shared bath, deck facing east and the mountain, beautiful yard. Kitchen & Internet access. $200/week. Contact Chantal Langenfeld at (530) 925-0237.

  • Lodging in Beautiful, Peaceful House: A large 3-bedroom sanctuary in Weed near College of the Sisikiyous. Room available for one person with private downstairs bathroom, no kitchen privileges. $100/night, open for longer stays depending on availability. Contact Lisa at (941) 400-8383 or