The Gem of Northern California

With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, a river running through it, and national parks nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. It's a great place to escape the chill of spring and the gray days of winter, too!

Want a list of possibilities? TIME magazine called Redding the Unofficial Capital of Kayaking for its "weird obsession" with all things paddling. With temperate weather, nearby lakes, and that river in the middle of town, it would be "weird" to not get out and enjoy it all! Let the good times flow with a visit to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a great place to kayak, sail, SUP, or just float on your back.




The Gaia Hotel is pleased to extend a Preferred Corporate rate to JEFF GOODWIN GUIDE SERVICE Employees and Staff. The rate of $99.00 (10% Occupancy Tax not included) is for a King or a Queen Guest Room.  This rate includes rate includes our Gaia Breakfast.  


The Gaia Breakfast includes:

 Two Eggs any Style, Hash Browns, Bacon Or Sausage, served with your choice of Toast and Hot Coffee

 This rate is “non-commissionable” and is valid January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  Reservations must be made directly through the hotel.  Please call (530) 365-7077 or our toll free number (877) 778-3977.  When making a reservation, ask for the “JEFF GOODWIN’S GUIDE SERVICE” Corporate Rate. 

 -Complimentary High Speed Internet Access in Guest Rooms and Meeting Space

-All guest rooms have Microwaves, Refrigerators and Work Stations

-Located on the Sacramento River with year around outdoor heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, and Fitness Center

-Living Waters Spa and Woodsidegrill Restaurant and Lounge open 7 days a week

-Complimentary Infused Water, Coffee, Tea and Homemade Cookies in our Lobby 7 days a week


Places to see 

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. The Turtle Bay museum contains permanent, interactive exhibits and two large special exhibition galleries. Enjoy underwater fish viewing, walking through historic exhibits, multimedia exhibits, science experiments, self-guided exploration, and play features. 



Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark is a geologic adventure for your whole family. Take part in a robust and comprehensive tour to see the caverns and lake in their glory. Along the way, you might see local animals, like bald eagles, mountain lions and black bears! One of my favorite things to do while at Shasta Caverns is to go on their evening dinner cruise. Fun for the whole family and great food and hospitality as well!


shasta dam

Shasta Dam is a curved gravity dam across the Sacramento River at Lake Shasta. The dam generates hydroelectric power and at 602 feet high, is the ninth-tallest dam in the United States and forms the largest reservoir in California. Reclamation holds guided tours of the Shasta Dam year round, each taking two to three hours. The tours comprise a 428-foot elevator ride to the base of the dam, and visits to the dam's inner galleries and the powerhouse among other areas. Shasta Lake has a surface of 30,310 acres at full pool and is surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Water-skiing, swimming and fishing are among the numerous activities available at the lake.


Get your gear here before your trip

We have partnered with Phil’s Propellers in Shasta Lake City, Ca. and have a great working relationship with them!  I purchase many of the items I use during my guided trips at Phil’s and have always found that they have a great selection and great prices on their merchandise.  Their staff continues to be both friendly and helpful with their customers and have good knowledge of what they are recommending for purchase when asked.  I recommend visiting them when you are in the Redding area before fishing with us.  They have just about everything you might have left at home, but may need during your day of fishing with us.