By Melissa Wynn
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There is nothing more natural than that once in a lifetime romance that blooms on your honeymoon. Where better to nurture those special feelings than smack dab in the middle of nature itself, the deep woods? Are you an adventurous couple that prefers hiking, campfire light and crystalline lakes? Pick a secluded campsite near Lake Almanor and spend your honeymoon in a handcrafted tipi from 2 Feathers Tipi. This unique experience includes delivery with set up and pick up. How cool is that? Just secure a campsite and call 530-816-0635 for reservations or visit their website 2featherstipi.com and they will take care of the rest. 2 Feathers Tipi rentals are $250 for a three day weekend plus a $100 set up fee. Call for weekly rates.
Is sleeping in a tipi a bit primative for you, but still thinking the deep woods are for you? How about lantern light , meandering trails through Lassen Volcanic National Park and a tiny cabin in the woods at Manzanita Cabins. Located near the northwest park entrance, these camping cabins are available in three models. Each cabin include beds, propane heater, lantern, bear proof box, fire ring, and picnic table. ADA accessible cabins are also available. Two room cabins are outfitted with one double bed and three bunks along with a table and four chairs. This option will sleep up to six campers and rents for $81 per night. One room cabins for honeymooners simply have one double bed and a table with four chairs. Up to three guests are welcome in these cabins for $57 per night. The bunk cabins have eight bunk style beds,but no indoor table and will sleep eight happy occupants. Central showers and restrooms are close at hand for your convenience. Bringing your dog is allowed,as long as he is on a leash and remains outdoors. No doggies inside the cabins. Tents are also NOT allowed at your camping cabin site. Invite your wedding party!
Looking for something with spectacular mountain views but still want a thick soft bed and perhaps a deep natural hot springs pool? Then Drakesbad Resort at Mt. Lassen just may be the place for your steamy romantic getaway. Each cozy cabin is lit by oil lamp, how romantic is that? Gourmet meals served in the rustic dining hall and horseback riding on site are just a few of the comfy amenities you will find at this historical resort deep in the woods. There are several marked trails and wonders to see including Boiling Springs Lake and Devil’s Kitchen. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses just above the pool. Drakesbad is near the midway point for hikers traveling between Mexico and Canada. The original sign on the dining hall reads, “Mexico: 1348 miles; Canada: 1410 miles.” There are several hikes to choose from at Drakesbad and breathtaking vistas lie around every corner. Reservations can be made by calling 530-258-9702, during the off season contact the office at 530=529-1512 (Ext. 120). Find them online at www.drakesbad.com.
Free spirited to fancy, rustic to regal, there is the perfect romantic getaway or honeymoon spot waiting for you in the Sierra. Bring your lover and choose the destination that best suits your style, deep in the woods.