Your Host, David Knowles
David Knowles has been owner and host of Shasta MountINN Retreat and Spa since 2005. He wanted to open a special place, where people felt more like friends, with a mission statement of: "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care". Of the many things David's done in his life, this retreat has brought the most satisfaction and pleasure. With David's passion for massage and his love for meeting people, this has been his most rewarding adventure.
After growing up in Southern California, raising his three children in Hawaii, and living a short time in San Francisco, he delights to experience the four seasons, the clean water and air, and the spiritual energy of Mt Shasta. With his daughter working for Hawaiian Air, he's easily able to enjoy his 9 grandchildren.
At age 11, where David learned Martial Arts, he frist learned massage as part of his Judo training and ultimately earned a second degree black belt. His love for nature earned him Eagle Scout status in Boy Scouts at age 13. After his grandmother's urging during a change in life in 1993, he went to massage school. In 1996, he became a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and passed the state boards in Hawaii. From David's love of decorating and a background in the furniture business, he was able to furnish this bed and breakfast in a simple, clean and nurturing environment.
The Relaxation Room
Unwind and watch a movie, or enjoy the company of friends (old & new) in our comfortable second floor sitting room, or on its spacious deck overlooking the gardens below.
The Beautiful Surroundings
Take in our peaceful surroundings and the sound of our free flowing pond. You will enjoy our beautiful English gardens, flowering trees, grape vines, bird feeders and lovely views. Enjoy a long hike or take a short 2 block walk to the center of town to shop or dine.
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The Kitchen and Laundry Room
Kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as a cozy sitting room are available to all guests. Prepare a snack in the sitting room's kitchen facilities, or stroll down the back deck stairs to our redwood sauna, hot tub, our beautiful gardens, and our many porches which offer swings, hammocks and lounge chairs for your relaxation.
Your breakfast in the morning is bound to please you. A healthy full breakfast will be available for you to help start your day. Gluten free is available.
Snacks & Beverages
There will always be something yummy in our sunny kitchen ~ snacks and fresh fruit and also a pot of coffee, teas and hot chocolate.