McCloud River Mercantile Inn

241 Main Street , McCloud, CA 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

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.

Mercantile Inn - family of four

3.6 on March 10, 2017

Great hotel - large and beautiful room - clean and tasteful common areas. Very atmospheric hotel. Lovely and helpful owners

winter stay 2017

4.2 on March 01, 2017

We had a great stay. The staff was very polite and helpful. The rooms are rustic and comfortable. For our stay a full breakfast was included. The atmosphere of this old building was very enjoyable. The commen room upstairs offers room for gathering next to the fire place and playing games. Coffee, tea are available for your morning. It is winter and some of the local eateries were closed for the season. Thus having limited dinning for dinner. We did enjoy a nice dinner at facility there in town. If you have the time spend a couple days and enjoy the shops and the beautiful scenery. You will not regret it! Thank you for a great stay

Delightful stay at McCloud River Mercantile Inn

4.8 on February 14, 2017

The Innkeeper went out of her way to make my stay pleasant. My room was very large, quaint, yet updated and comfortable (including the bed!). She was a wealth of information about local history and interesting sites to visit. I highly recommend this Inn. It would be particularly lovely for a romantic getaway.

Lovely Stay at McCloud River Mercantile Inn

5 on October 31, 2016

My husband, Sean, and I stopped by just for one night to stay at the Inn. It was wonderful! The ladies in the shop downstairs were so friendly and helpful, and the place is absolutely beautiful. I wanted to move in! Breakfast in the diner downstairs was delicious and very accommodating to my gluten-free needs. The bookstore was closed, unfortunately, but we definitely plan to be back for another round!

Quaint Room, Quite Lovely

4.6 on October 14, 2016

My fiancee and I were pleased when we opened up the door to the Friday George Room. Every detail about that little room was well thought out. It was comfortable and cozy--just what we needed after our long hike on Mt. Shasta. All of the furnishings were of high quality and character. Although the claw-foot tub was smaller, I was still very impressed with how unique the room was in its entirety. The $20 toward breakfast at the restaurant beneath the Inn was a pleasant surprise as the meal was quite delicious. This was definitely our favorite hotel room of all on our week-long CA trip. Thanks again Mathis Family for our lovely stay at the Mercantile Inn!

McCloud River Mercantile Inn

4.4 on October 07, 2016

We showed up a day early because of the weather but they were happy to change our reservations at the last minute. The hotel was super clean and interesting. The staff beyond helpful.

Quaint and lovely old hotel suited us perfectly

3.8 on September 12, 2016

The lovely McCloud Mercantile Hotel suited us perfectly. Quaint building, homey, old fashioned room with stupendous views of Mt. Shasta just out the window, and a kitchen/gathering/common room as well.What more could you want? Oh, maybe breakfast…your room comes with breakfast, provided in the on-site restaurant where my husband at the best veggie omelet he's ever had. And McCloud is only a very short drive off Hwy 5. We'll be back.

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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

Whisper's Den

Dog Friendly Room

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

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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 , 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

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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

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  • 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.
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Kevin and Darlene Mathis

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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