HISTORY

Of the Shasta Shacks

The Shasta Dam was built from 1938 to 1945. Just prior to the water filling the reservoir, Shasta County citizens were invited to purchase worker housing or small cabins that were at the bottom of what was about to be Lake Shasta. The previous owners of the Shacks (They weren’t called the Shacks back then) bought dozens of these small cabins. The cabins were transported via loading trucks and slid off the back of the trucks to the new owner’s desired location. The Shacks are two of these buildings. They were slid into place on flat rocks.
 
In 2002, our water skiing family had enjoyed camping in Lake Shasta when bears rummaged our tent. We wanted a house to protect us. In 2003, our family purchased the Shacks from Paul and Mary Finkler. The Finklers had owned the Shacks and Lakeshore Inn for many years.

In 2004, our family renovated the Shacks (the Duplex) into a vision of the type of accommodations we would want for ourselves and our family. Often times when we visit the Shacks we would always have another boating family. You know the type: A boat is a central part of our recreation lifestyle, along with skis, tubes and toys. The Shacks is designed for that experience. You and a close family are invited to come together to sit back on the deck and lazily enjoy the sun, the privacy, the nearby dancing, and most of all, the Lake!  

In 2004, our family renovated the Shacks (the Duplex) into a vision of the type of accommodations we would want for our family and ourselves. Often times when we visit the Shacks we would always have another boating family. You know the type: A boat is a central part of our recreation lifestyle, along with skis, tubes and toys. The Shacks is designed for that experience. You and a close family are invited to come together to sit back on the deck and lazily enjoy the sun, the privacy, the nearby dancing, and most of all, the Lake!

In 2005, a crew lifted the Shacks and a permanent foundation (to replace the rocks) was set in place. We set tile in the kitchen because it is sturdy against the needs of families and young folks. The bathroom too, is tiled for sturdy use (nothing down the toilet, please, that wasn’t processed by your body first). There is a new deck the entire length of the building. If you are becoming our guests, you are like us and will spend more time on the deck than inside.

Inside each unit is a short set of pictures about the renovation.