McCloud River Mercantile Inn

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


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.



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

Such a Magical place!

5 on January 06, 2018

We stopped in fo a night on our way up I-5 and was delighted to find this sleepy little town with such a great BnB. They had a special pet friendly room for our three little rascals with a relaxing, old-west porch in front. The new steak house in the mercantile building is terrific and there is even a craft distillery that just opened down the street. We will certainly be back to visit Darlene and Kevin on our next adventure. Thanks again! Brad & Heidi

A definite winner in McCloud

5 on October 13, 2017

This is our second visit to the McCloud River Mercantile Inn, the first being when it first opened 10 years ago. Well, it is just as special and now the ground floor is filled with stores, a tavern, and a cafe. I was once again impressed by the class act the owners have pulled off - the rooms are beautiful and the bathrooms are equally superb. I don't think I've ever said that about a place before!

Surprised and delighted!

3.8 on September 08, 2017

We had just come from another historic hotel, where the experience was not good, so we arrived with trepidation at this one. We stayed in the Minnesota room, which was large, filled with light, and had a great bathroom (double sinks, beautiful colors). We loved the details in the room--wallpaper, wainscotting, high ceilings. The breakfast next door ($20 credit from the hotel) was also great--we had fresh veggie omelets that were far superior to our last stay. The owners of the hotel were delighted to hear how much we enjoyed our stay, and we will go back!

Cozy and delightful

4.4 on September 06, 2017

I love staying at the Mercantile Inn, a beautiful cozy place to stay.

Beautiful place, beautiful people...

5 on September 04, 2017

Darlene, Kevin and their staff make this the best ever place to stay in the Mount Shasta area. Wish we could come more often!

Loved This Place!

5 on August 27, 2017

My husband and I fell in love with the charm of The McCloud River Mercantile Inn. We stayed in the Minnesota Room and it was beautiful! We ate breakfast and lunch at the cafe and loved it! Unfortunately the restaurant/bar was closed but we got a chance to peek in the window and it looks fabulous. We will be back for sure!

Very good for the money

4.4 on August 02, 2017

A lot of nicer hotels in this general area were through the roof expensive. This place was reasonable by comparison, but after staying there and seeing what you get I would say it's a great deal. You get $20 of your breakfast at the local cafe comped too. Very nice for the price. Just book well in advance, more than 6 months I'd say, because it fills up fast in the summer.

The Best!

5 on June 30, 2017

This was our favorite B&B that we stayed at on our 7 day road trip. We loved the buidling and our room so much and the owner was so amazingly nice. We would go back here in a heartbeat.

The best place to stay in McCloud

5 on June 21, 2017

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this inn! Checking in was a breeze. The room itself was wonderful, decorated beautifully, had the A.C. running which was good because it was a hot day out. The claw foot tub in the room was amazing. The double headed shower in the bathroom was great. I can't say enough wonderful things about this room and about the mercantile hotel in general. They have two dining options available for breakfast, the Kyody Cafe for more of a coffee special and some breakfast items like waffles and breakfast burritos, or the White Mountain Cafe for a real sit down diner feel. I had the most amazing omelette from the White Mountain Cafe on the second morning. After checking out and heading to Lake Siskiyou, we realized we left a bag in our room. We went back to the front desk and they were so helpful, the person cleaning the room was so nice, located our bag and returned it right away. We ended up staying at another inn for the last night of our trip, just to experience what McCloud had to offer, hands down this inn was way better. Next time I come to McCloud I will no doubt be staying at the McCloud River Mercantile Inn.

McCloud for the night

5 on June 09, 2017

Loved this inn! We stayed in the Railroad Room and GG's attic with our group of 7. The rooms were huge and so nicely decorated. Very comfy beds. Wonderful views of Mt Shasta from in front of the inn. Breakfast was great at the corner restaurant. We met some really nice people in McCloud. The McCloud Falls are a short 10 minute drive from the inn. All the rooms are upstairs, so that is something to consider if you have any issues with mobility. The owners were very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again!

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Rooms & Rates

1940's Room

Large open suite and private restroom, which includes a jacuzzi tub and radiant heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Founders Suite

Exquisite room, nice sitting area, claw foot tub, private bath with double shower and radiant heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Railroad Room

Large open suite and private restroom, claw foot tub, seperate shower and radiant heated floors

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Hot & Tot Room

Comfortable room with historical character, private bath with large soak tub and radiant heated floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Charles Miller Suite

Large Mt. Shasta View, ADA accessible, seperate sitting area, private bath with jacuzzi tub and radiant heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Minnesota Room

Comfortable room with historical character, private bath, claw foot tub and radiant heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Friday George Room

Mt. Shasta view, small room with lots of character, seperate bath with small claw foot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Arts and Crafts Room

Large open suite and private restroom, which includes a claw foot tub, seperate shower and radiant heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Great Grandma's Attic Room

Comfortable room with historical character, private bath with radiant heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Shasta Wintu Suite

Mt. Shasta view, Jacuzzi tub, open space, one of our most popular rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mercantile Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Check Dates


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 , 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, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We have a 2-day minimum for holiday weekends.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • 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


Check Dates




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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian