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McCloud River Mercantile Inn

McCloud, CA 96057 USA (Show map)
219 Reviews
$129 - $250
per night

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Get away from it all …..and spend your vacation in a quiet historic setting of the McCloud River Mercantile Hotel surrounded by the beauty of the tall pines and the grandeur of Mt. Shasta. We offer beautifully appointed accommodations that reflect McCloud’s history from the 1890’s to the 1940’s. Come enjoy one of our ten suites from The Arts and Crafts Room, The Railroad Room, The Hottentots Room to the Shasta Wintu Suite. We offer spacious rooms with luxurious amenities you will not find elsewhere. Our rooms are furnished with antiques, unique decor pieces, and accessories that contribute to the historic restoration of this special hotel.

Rooms & Rates

King Room

GT Property

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.2

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Unbelievably gorgeous

5 on August 12, 2014

Upgraded to an amazing room, as it was we were looking forward to our original room, but it was stunning. It got a wow as we opened the door. Incredible value for money, beautifully styled and a trip back in time. If ever we were back to the US and on this side, we would make a detour to stay here.

A step back in time with modern amenities

4.8 on August 03, 2014

We stayed in the Charles Miller room with a wonderful view of Mt. Shasta. The room itself was spacious, immaculately clean and beautifully decorated with period details. There was a large jetted tub which we did not use and a walk in shower. The bathroom also had dual sinks. Our only complaint was that the shower head was a hand held shower and didn't seem to fit in its holder correctly...the shower head either drooped down or shot water over the top of the curtain. This was a very minor issue for us. The common area down the hall was also a beautiful place to rest and read, or surf the internet with your own laptop. The room also had great air conditioning, which we really appreciated because the temperature was in the 90's during our visit. There was also what looked like an electric (?) wood burning stove which I assumed would be used for heat in the winter. Included in our stay was a 20.00 dollar credit for breakfast at the cafe downstairs. The food there was delicious. If you're in the McCloud/Shasta area, this hotel is a gem and we would definitely stay here again.

A Pleasant Surprise in McCloud

5 on July 27, 2014

We loved the beautiful room we stayed in - especially after four days of roughing it in the wilderness. Thank you for a great stay!

July 2014

3.4 on July 26, 2014

The room and service were great but expensive for the area

Just Delightful!

5 on July 20, 2014

Really enjoyed my stay. I went for a quilting retreat and my daughter decided to join me. We visited in the summer. While I quilted away, she found places to hike and kayak, a museum to visit, and a lavender farm about an hour away, The hotel is quaint. Each room is different. Ours had a soaking tub and I took full advantage. The attached restaurant and cafe are only open for breakfast and lunch but we also found great food in nearby towns. I am definitely coming back.

Outstanding Hotel

4.2 on July 20, 2014

Mercantile Hotel is an outstanding facility in the heart of McCloud, CA, one of the most serene places on earth!

A little Gem!

5 on July 16, 2014

What a beautiful, thoughtfully decorated, vintage inspired gem nestled at the base of Mt. Shasta! Stayed here on our way up to Bend, and on our way back down, and could not have been more satisfied with the service, cleanliness, and kindness of the family that owns the Mercantile. We had our 10 month old baby boy with us, and they thoughtfully put a portable crib in the room upon our arrival, and let us check out late as we were waiting for family members to meet up with us. Each room comes with complimentary homemade soap, and features a beautiful clawfoot tub. Loved it here, and the food at the cafe next door was delicious! Will definitely go back!

Amazing room - "Founders Room"

4.6 on July 11, 2014

The hotel is amazing. Loved our room, was quiet and clean. The only service complaint that I have was staff trying to clean our room at 4pm the second day of our stay (could have done a walk through earlier in the day instead of in the evening to straighten up since we were staying another night). Dining was great, but shops downstairs open at 8am. - not an entirely bad thing but in a limited dining service area it would be nice to have the restaurant or coffee shop open a little earlier. All staff was fantastic through our stay and would definitely go back again anytime.

food choices

4.2 on July 02, 2014

Enjoyed the area and know that your town is very small, but it would have been better for us if the 2 restaurants would have stayed open later.

Fabulous find.

4.6 on July 01, 2014

My husband and I have stayed here twice and have loved the experience both times. Delightful rooms that will please anyone who appreciates beautiful and comfortable settings and creative, soothing décor. The hosts are kind, helpful, and generous. The mercantile is charming and has some great shopping finds. The corner cafe has great, affordable offerings. We just wish it stayed open later than mid-afternoon. I am looking forward to the next time we might be able to steal away to this charming small town and to the Mercantile for a bit of rest and renewal.

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Location Type

McCloud Falls, Burney Falls, Golfing, Mount Shasta, Shasta Sunset Dinner Train, Ski Park, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 250 miles

Directions to property:

Take I–5 heading north towards Oregon (3-4 hours), until Mt. Shasta City, go east on Highway 89 (McCloud exit off I-5), for approx. 9 miles, take the Colombero exit off 89 until you cross the rail road tracks, make a right on Main Street and go south until you see the large green building on the right. The inn is above the Mercantile store - 241 main Street

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Square Dancing, Dinner Train, Water Falls, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Soda Fountain Café, McCloud River Mercantile Store, Shasta Reflections Jewelry, McCloud Book Gallery, Sugar Pine Candy Store, Next to the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We have a 2-day minimum for holiday weekends.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Equal to 50% of the reserved stay.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations are subject to a $25.00 non-refundable room fee. In addition, cancellations made 14 days or less to arrival date will be charged a fee equal to one night’s lodging or 50% of the reserved stay, whichever is greater unless the rooms can be rebooked.



Kevin and Darlene Mathis

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Dog

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  • Time Served: 8am - 5pm
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

241 Main Street , McCloud, CA 96057 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase