Summer’s Just Around the Corner!

It’s March madness already and you know what that means…. summer is RIGHT around the corner! In Northern California, Shasta Lake is the most popular spot for boating & water sport enthusiasts from across the globe.

Known for being the houseboat capital of the world, Shasta Lake draws in a numerous variety of people from many different countries for fun on the lake! From foilers, to wakeboarders, water skiers, scurfers (before being renamed ‘wakeboarding’), and paddle boarders, to speed boat enthusiasts, house boating peeps and those just looking to relax on their pontoon boats trolling the water!

Jake Bradley Hydrofoiling in Utah
Jake Bradley Hydrofoiling in Utah

So what does all this “fun on the lake” hype lead up to? Booking your vacation! Thats’ what! It gets exciting at this point! With so many places to travel during the summer months, we want to be your #1 destination when it comes to swinging on through to Shasta Lake. We’re located on 140 private acres with 2 gorgeous custom homes and we fill up FAST for summer! Our annual visitors bring their water toys and soak up the fun in the sun for weeks on end here. After their day is over, they come back to one of our custom homes to relax, barbecue on the decks overlooking Shasta Lake, enjoy conversation and games with family or friends, or reconnect with significant others while on a couples retreat!

Not only that, but we have a varitey of marina’s surrounding us that you can launch your watercraft at! Our favorite spot to launch is Bridge Bay where you can enjoy a pre-lake excursion breakfast or lunch at The Cook House, get your boat slip, fill up on snacks, fuel, get an extra pair of flip-flops, get your drinks, water toys and more! Don’t forget your tanning lotion and sunscreen! Get ready to soak up the fun on the Shasta Lake!

Bridge Bay Marina
Bridge Bay Marina

Our homes have plenty of parking for your watercraft and are fully furnished from the kitchen to the laundry room! We also have a private road on our property that leads 1 1/2 miles down to the lake that’s a great hike for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to get some exercise and want to check out the beauty of our 140 acres while they’re here. With the canopy of trees that cover our private road, you can enjoy being shaded and keep cool while taking your hike through the whispering pines and let the scampering of wildlife from squirrels to deer take you away from all that life demands of you. It is truly a one of a kind escape.

LodgeView dining & game area
LodgeView dining & game area

After your day on the lake is over, there’s nothing better than coming back from a great time and have a comfortable, beautiful custom home to kick back and RELAX at!

This is Cali! We’re fun in the sun, adventure seeking enthusiasts who encourage you to come out and have a blast!! Get your tan on, chill out on the lake with family or friends, or go shred some water and catch some serious air; there’s so much you can do that we can guarantee it’ll be the best trip you’ll make this year!

Summer’s comin’ and we’re bookin!’ Bring it on!

CHEERS!

Shasta Lake Properties
LodgeView: http://www.vrbo.com/142675
DreamView: http://www.vrbo.com/142684

Vacation With Us!

We are EXCITED!!! This year we got more rainfall than the 2014 year to fill our lakes, rivers & streams, quench the forest floor and have us gearing up for fun in the sun on Shasta Lake, California! We are up 50 feet from where Shasta Lake was last year and we are already booking people like crazy! Summer in Northern California brings out a diverse groups of people who enjoy all kinds of watersports whether skiing enthusiasts, boating enthusiasts, wakeboarders, old school scurfers, Jetovator fans and more! If any of these are your forte, bring it on! Bring your family, friends and watercraft and get ready to tear up all that Shasta Lake has to offer!

Annual Visitors and Shasta Lake Properties CEO Ken Tellstrom
Annual Visitors and Shasta Lake Properties CEO Ken Tellstrom

Our location here in the greater Shasta Cascade is one of the highlights of staying with us. We are an hours drive from many of the rivers surrounding us from the Trinity, McCloud, Hat Creek, Pit River and more. We’re also a short 36 minute drive to the beach-friendly Whiskeytown Lake where you can enjoy paddle boarding, sailing, or just beaching it on the white sand on the shores of beautiful Whiskeytown!

On your way there you may want to stop in Old Shasta, CA for a picnic in the Museum park or to check out the old town. The ruins and history bring together festivities year round, welcoming tourism as that is one of our favorite groups to share with from all over the world!

Not into any of that? Maybe more of a connoisseur of ‘Kool’ cars or beer & wine tasting? We’ve got that too! Surrounded by many local breweries and wineries, we’re fortunate to hold Redding Kool April Nights where the classics come out to show off and play!

Kool April Nights
Kool April Nights

A couple of very popular weeks here as well are Redding Beer WeekA Taste of Redding held at the Sculpture Park at Redding City Hall. Music, food, beer, wine, pastries and entertainment galore! Local businesses from all over the North State come together to bring you the best of the Shasta Cascade’s diverse array of foods, pastries, shaved ice, vino, craft beer, arts & crafts, dance & musically talented localities and more! We’ve been fortunate to host Geronimo Crewing who films the annual Redding Rodeo, which brings out the baddest & toughest Cowboys and Cowgirls from across the Nation! If a Rodeo suits your boots, you’re in for an unforgettable 8 second ride with this fun filled event! The 67th Annual Redding Rodeo is fast approaching and we’re taking reservations for you & your crew to come stay with us for your vacation! Check out the dates, get your tickets and get ready for some serious mud-slingin’, bull ridin’, barrel racin’, NorCal country action!

Redding Rodeo
Redding Rodeo

Your experience with us is never-ending! We have so much to explore and choose from where we are and we invite you to pack your bags and come stay with us!

Our homes & our 140 private acres of property make for the perfect landing spot for your mornings and evenings after you’ve toured the Shasta Cascade or enjoyed tearing up the town with the locals! What are you waiting for?? Start planning your getaway today!

Let’s make 2015 a great year of travel & exploration!

Cheers!!

Shasta Lake Properties
http://www.vrbo.com/142684
http://www.vrbo.com/142675

We Are Shasta Lake Properties

Hello world! We are in the midst of making sure everyone around the globe has a chance to e-meet the couple behind the scenes of Shasta Lake Properties and get to know about us as an incredible vacation destination!

So who is responsible for starting this amazing vacation destination? His name is Ken Tellstrom. What brought him all the way out to California from Chicago? We’ll share his story below, in his own words.

“Standing here with my soon-to-be-wife Ashley after finishing building a fire for our guests visiting from Taiwan, I am in total awe of how blessed I truly am. Let me being my journey with you….

As a child I developed a dream of living in California. Growing up in the windy and frigid city of Chicago, all I heard about was Cali. I came out here on my own to pursue an athletic scholarship in wrestling, competitive diving in 1 & 3 meter & platform – blessed to mentor and influence 2 of my childhood friends, who both became Olympic Divers, and ended up falling naturally into a California beach bum lifestyle in Huntington Beach; surfing, skateboarding, playing beach volleyball and throwing frisbees on the beach. I ended up traveling to the best surfing spots in Hawaii and Mexico but my roots were from the fresh water.

Ken and Ashley on Lake Michigan 2014
Ken and Ashley on Lake Michigan 2014

When I heard about this place called “Shasta Lake” in Northern California, I was drawn to it like a magnet. While I was living in SoCal, I learned that this Shasta Lake was the mecca of lakes on the Western side of the United States. I left SoCal to come to Shasta Lake which had every season of the year, and relocated to Shasta Lake where my passion for fresh water and water sports excelled. From surfing to scurfing to wakeboarding, I found my passion in wakeboarding. If there are any 2 sports that made me the Vans World Tour Wakeboarding Champion in 99 in Orlando, Florida, its diving and wrestling. Diving for air awareness and wrestling for mental strength; both in which aided in me achieving my World Championship.

Ken Tellstrom surfing Mexico
Ken Tellstrom

I’m naturally a freshwater enthusiast since I learned water sports on Lake Michigan. Living in the South side of Chicago, my Chosen Reservoir Korean Marine Father would take me out on the lake when I was 5 years old and used to laugh his ass off at me when I would tell him “the water is too cold to dive in.” I wish he was still here!

I started a wake boarding school here on Shasta Lake called Xtreme Wakeboarding, where I was blessed to teach and share my passion of wakeboarding with kids for 11 years. Blessed to be sponsored by Air Natique, Vans, Spy, Oakley, O’Neil, Fox, and Quicksilver, I lived my dream as I had always imagined! How? His name is God and my dedication to not give in or give up.

Since relocating to Shasta Lake, I saw an opportunity to not harbor this gorgeous place to myself and decided after a few years of living there, to turn the 2 homes & property I acquired through an incredible journey, into a beautiful vacation destination. through hard work and a lot of time spent making these homes what they are today, I have made it happen. So what makes my places so special? 140 private acres with 30,000 acres land locked of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, of unencumbered land, full of scenic views and wildlife in abundance, this place is truly unmatched. The view is absolutely breathtaking. In the silence and serenity of the forest, you are easily lured into unwinding and reconnecting with God. Families, friends, pastors, celebrities, movie directors, couples and more from all over the world have come to see what we have to offer, and have all left with lasting memories and stories for a lifetime.

Shasta Lake view from LodgeView
Shasta Lake view from LodgeView

We are Shasta Lake Properties and we are located in the heart of the Shasta Cascade which allows for short and close to equal driving distances to wherever you want to go when visiting us. Whether its fishing all over Northern California on the Upper Sacramento River to the Trinity River, the McCloud,  or creek fishing, Bass fishing on Shasta Lake, taking a gorgeous drive up to Mt. Lassen for hiking the beautiful trails, taking a beautiful bicycle ride among the 100+ miles of trails surrounding us, walking the amazing Sundial Bridge; exploring the nature that surrounds us is incredible and it’s endless! We even have a private road that leads down to Shasta Lake for those who want to explore the property. 1 1/2 miles twist & turn all the way down, making for a great hike coming back up! With a variety of spots to rest or take some pictures, you can guarantee the only human presence around is you.

LodgeView
LodgeView

If it’s relaxation and decompression you’re looking for, staying in one of our beautiful homes is perfect serenity too. We encourage people just come to our places and stay put. Why? Do you ever stop and sit in silence? Has it been too long since you’ve really taken time to appreciate your family or spouse? If not, that is exactly what we stand for. total decompression is here with us. Unwinding on the deck in one of our jacuzzi’s whether in DreamView or LodgeView, the scenery of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest & Shasta Lake during cooler fall days is astounding and awe-inspiring. Soaking it up while the sky is lit up with the stars you don’t see in the city, is one of the most relaxing amenities we have. Grab a glass of wine or your favorite drink, sit back and relax while the peace and quiet takes you away to a place you’ve never been before.

DreamView
DreamView

These things are what the word ‘vacation’ means. Take one! Come stay with us. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would land here. This was my dream from the beginning. When I was much younger, my father and I took a trip here and stood at Minnesota Mountain, looking at this incredible place with heart struck emotions and a dream. “Could you imagine living here?” I said to my father that day……..

Here I am.

I am on an incredible journey to bring people out from around the globe with my soon-to-be-wife, Ashley Dawn McTucker. Together, we hope to make it happen over and over again. Let us help you discover how amazing our places are.

Ashley and Ken 2015
Ashley and Ken 2015