The Three Shasta’s

The Three Shasta's
The Three Shasta’s

Here in Far Nor Cal, nestled in the abundance of complete serenity and some of the most beautiful scenery, we have been very well known to travelers as the place of The Three Shasta’s. Mount Shasta, Shasta Dam, and Shasta Lake. All 3 of these amazing landmarks have brought people from around the world to witness and explore the diversity of each Shasta, and embark on a journey through the history of them all.

Mt. Shasta:
Geologically known for a giant landslide that removed the entire northern side of the volcano. It is known as one of the largest avalanches known to all of earth. Mount Shasta is the second largest volcano of the Cascade Range. Mt Shasta is also known by many as the Mt. Everest of California. It dominates the skyline in the Northern California region, rising 10,000 vertical feet above it’s base to a height of 14,179 feet. It can be seen from over a hundred miles away. It is not connected to any nearby mountain. Mt. Shasta sits alone in her majesty. With due diligence and plenty of research, it is stated that Mt. Shasta has an estimated volume of 350 km3, making it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. Our beautiful Mt. Shasta has attracted the attention of many authors and poets.

North side of Mt. Shasta from Montague
North side of Mt. Shasta from Montague

Mt. Shasta is also one of the most desired ski & snowboarding parks for winter athletes around the globe. Hitting the slopes of this giant gives you the thrill of a lifetime and a yearning in your heart to make it an annual trip! Bring your family or friends and get ready to shred some serious powder!

Shasta Dam:
Shasta Dam, went by the name of Kennett Dam before its construction and is a concrete arch-gravity dam across the Sacramento River in the northern part of California, at the north end of the Sacramento Valley. The dam’s job mainly serves long-term water storage and flood control in its reservoir, Shasta Lake, and also generates hydroelectric power. Standing at 602 feet high, it is the ninth-tallest dam in the United States and forms the largest reservoir in California.

Construction on the dam started in 1937 and during its building, the dam provided thousands of much-needed jobs; it was finished twenty-six months ahead of schedule in 1945! When completed, the dam was the second-tallest in the United States after Hoover, and was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. A historical fact about the dam (before its dedication), it served an important role in World War II by providing electricity to California factories, and still plays a vital part in the management of state water resources today.

Tours are given on a daily basis of this magnificent part of the Shasta Cascade and what makes us a huge part of tourist attractions and history.

Shasta Dam
Shasta Dam

Shasta Lake:
Known for being the “Houseboat Capital of the World” and popular for the annual Boardstock Fest, lies Shasta Lake. Just north of Redding and visible from I-5, Shasta Lake boasts the largest rental houseboat fleet in the world and more than 360 miles of shoreline when the lake is full. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the thousands of acres of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest that surround it and even get as close as 1,000 feet from the back side of Shasta Dam by boat or any water craft on this gorgeous lake. There are literally hundreds of coves to claim for a morning, afternoon or evening float, and you may find you have a hard time leaving! Shasta Lake is the largest recreational reservoir in California, which leaves no surprise that it offers such an exclusive and mass variety of vacation experiences.

Shasta Lake is proud to invite a variety of water craft & toys from pontoons, luxurious houseboats, patio boats, speed boats, jet ski’s and more. Cigarette boats are even enjoyed on this lake during the summer! Wakeboarding, hydrofoiling, skiing, the jetovator and other play toys are very popular on Shasta Lake, and are available to rent at a variety of marinas around the lake. In addition to boating, we provide the luxurious homes on 140 acres that are completely private with a locked gate and comfort that awaits you after your long days on the lake are over. Come back to enjoy the view of the lake and the surrounding mountainous forest floor, with astounding rock formations that are a sight for sore eyes.

Shasta Lake's McCloud Arm
Shasta Lake’s McCloud Arm

Come stay with us and visit the magnificent Three Shasta’s to get the real experience of amazement, relaxation, fun & adventure!

CHEERS to an epic summer 2015!!

Shasta Lake Properties

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
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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