No fast food, no motel chains, no dollar stores! McCloud is a little town in the shadow of Mt. Shasta made up of a residential area of sweet little cottages and a downtown of old hotels, logger baron mansions, and working men boarding houses that are now all Bed and Breakfasts.
Butterfly bush is all over town, it would be fun to be there in butterfly season!
We stayed in the funky Stoney Brook Inn, an old boarding house. Our tiny room with two twin beds reminded me of rooms my sister and I shared many years ago!
The porch was designed with a built in gazebo.
And lots of gingerbread.
Looking south on Main Street is a park bordered with cottonwood trees on three sides, also on the west side is the railroad track.
I intended to call the Chamber of Commerce to ask about the history of this giant fly wheel.
This might be the titled the “Last Logger’ and is one of several examples of ‘found art’ around town.
Pretty vintage rose.
Here’s the Dance Hall. It’s a big building, wish I could have seen inside.
Look closely at the diamond window to see Santa peaking out!
After a lovely warm latte we hit Highway 5 south for home. P turned west at Williams and I pulled in the driveway close to 4 pm. What a fun trip. I can’t wait to go back to way northern California next summer.