Groups, Reunions, and Retreats

Bring your fishing club, family reunion, company retreat, wedding, or other special event to Indian Creek Lodge for the right combination of a beautiful setting, comfort, and privacy.

Here are comments from a few groups that have stayed with us:

Wonderful place. Located right near the Trinity River with clean, nice rooms, outdoor BBQs and some nice outdoor lounge areas. The onsite restaurant has surprisingly good food and a proper chef but they're only open for dinner. Not much else nearby for food unfortunately. Staff is wonderful as well. I would stay here just for a weekend even without the fishing!

Robert P.
December 1, 2016

The room is clean and comfortable, with several nice touches. They put a 4 port USB charger on the nightstand and there is a ceiling fan in the room.
The restaurant is worth a visit of its own, our server was Kayla and I cannot rave enough about her. The food was superb. I had a Rib Eye that was cut with a fork. My better half had the chicken and was closing her eyes to better savor the flavors. I recommend that you eat here and definitely need to ask for Kayla to be your server.

Ron Ash
November 30, 2016

Location: Near the town of Weaverville, which has a nice quaint old town with a lot of shops and restaurants.

We stopped to stay at Indian Creek Lodge on the way home from a road trip, and we are so glad we did! It was so nice to come into a warm lobby with friendly staff and hot apple cider (with a kick) after a long drive. The rooms were very clean and so charming. It didn't feel like a stock hotel room at all. The hotel grounds are well taken care of and beautiful, right on the river. The restaurant menu looked delicious, even though we didn't eat there. If we ever come back through this area we will definitely stay here again!

November 1, 2016

We had our Family Reunion at Indian Creek Lodge from July 21 till July 24, 2016. There were 18 or so of us staying at the Lodge and another 25 family members who live in Weaverville came to visit us at the Lodge. Our rooms were exquisite, clean, comfortable and the decorations lovely. The grounds were maintained to perfection. The river was crisp and lovely and the pool cool and refreshing. We could not have asked for a more gorgeous setting to have our Reunion.

Mary and Joel and the staff catered to our every need and request. They could not have been more accommodating. We highly recommend this Lodge/Resort for your next stay or event, we will be making our future plans to stay there again very soon. Oh and there is great fishing and river activities on the premises as well.

Bj C
August 9, 2016

Our stay at Indian Creek Lodge was so restful and pleasant. Our room had a kitchenette which made it so nice to have our meals right there after a long day of site seeing. We had all of the amenities of home without a detail being unnoticed. John and Elena were wonderful hosts and made us feel so comfortable. It was nice to be able to see the owners present and to take such an interest in the guests staying at the lodge. The river runs right through the property and it was so beautiful to be able to look out of our kitchen window at the wooded backdrop of the forest. Fishing was just steps away! We would love to come back and float the river. The property is perfect for a family vacation or reunion or just a short restful couples getaway from the city as we did. I guarantee you will leave a feeling refreshed!

March 25, 2015

We had an amazing time at the Indian Creek Lodge for our yearly Girl Trip. Our room was clean, nicely decorated and had everything that we needed to be comfortable. The grounds and landscaping were lovely. It is so nice to be able to take just a short walk to the beautiful Trinity river. We come from the land of fog, and it was a very short trip – only one night for us, and we really wanted more pool time than the 11 a.m. checkout would allow. Fortunately, we were allowed to enjoy the sun and gorgeous pool for a few hours even after we had checked out. This little bit of kindness moved our experience from great to absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

Kristi Patterson
Eureka, CA
July 10, 2013

Our family stayed at Indian Creek Lodge to celebrate a high school graduation in Weaverville. My room was immaculately clean and adorably decorated–a warm, cozy décor. The do-it-all manager Kurt was fabulous–always pleasant and making sure everything was perfect! The housekeeping staff was wonderful also…efficient and friendly. The dining room we used for our party was nicely appointed with beautiful tables, vases, and flowers for center pieces…another example of the extra care and attention at Indian Creek Lodge. Oh! and the pool was perfect for cooling off…very clean with a canopy for shade and plenty of lounging furniture. Our family had a wonderful weekend and the Lodge and staff were a major part of the success! Anyone with a family gathering in the Weaverville area should put Indian Creek Lodge at the top of their list to call for accommodations.

Pam Fields
Prescott Valley, AZ
June 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our recent stay at the Lodge for a family reunion. We especially appreciated Elena’s prompt attention and expertise in solving TV problems and responding to other concerns, and doing so in such a pleasant manner. We are already looking forward to next year!

Paul and Carole Wild
Salinas, CA
October 4, 2012

“What a fabulous weekend at Indian Creek Lodge. Casting For Recovery Staff and 13 Participants gathered for a Retreat at the Lodge and were greeted with open arms. The staff, the lodging, the fabulous food by “Chef Ken” and the total atmosphere was a “10”. This is the perfect spot for a Retreat.  We plan a yearly tradition to return every fall. Thanks again to the owners and staff at Indian Creek Lodge for making our participants feel at ease and at home, and depart with smiles.” Submitted by Jil Hemingway and Penny Rand, Northern California Retreat Directors for Casting For Recovery, a non-profit using the experience of fly fishing to support breast cancer survivors.

Casting For Recovery, September 2012

We held a family reunion over the Memorial Day Weekend 2012 that included 9 separate family households from California, Oregon and Arizona.  The Lodge had nice accommodations, plus great hospitality and amenities to meet our special needs.   The rates were reasonable and the scenery and atmosphere unbeatable.  We highly recommend Indian Creek Lodge.

Robert and Pat Welsh, Bend, Oregon, May 2012

Our large group of annual Trinity River tubers/rafters has been staying at the Indian Creek Lodge for many years, but our 2010 trip was by far the best! The new owners have obviously put a lot of time and effort into upgrading the rooms, including replacing the very outdated and worn furniture with some nice-looking and functional pieces. They have also cleared the land at the back of the lodge enough that guests can enjoy a clear view of the river while they relax and enjoy the BBQ areas in the back of the kitchenette rooms, but have left just the right amount of trees and undergrowth in place to complement the river view. They have a very nice pool, and there is also a nice, wide cleared path over to the Indian Creek at the north end of the Lodge, providing easy access to a great shallow creek play area for kids of all ages to enjoy. We are very much looking forward to our 2011 visit to the Lodge!

Pam Giovannetti, Eureka, CA, August 2010

Our rafting group of about 30 people has been staying at ICL each summer for many years. This year (2010) the newest owners, John and Elena, have really done a lot. The lodge has always had a remote country charm, but the folks have brought it into the 21st century. Lots of fresh, clean new touches such as fixtures and artwork–not to mention all of the facilities and appliances (AC) working properly–make for a comfortable stay. The folks are genuinely friendly and accomodating. That, as much as anything, makes staying at Indian Creek a pleasure not to be missed.

Kent Miller
August 2010

I really enjoyed the Scrap Happens retreat we attended at Indian Creek Lodge.  The facility was extremely clean, the view of the river & mountains beautiful, and the staff warm, welcoming & friendly.

I look forward to visiting Indian Creek Lodge again!

Sondra Kirtley, Eureka, CA
Scrapper’s Edge
The Copy Stop & Scrapbook Shop
June 2010

I’ve been going to scrapbook retreats for a long time now and the Scrap Happens retreat at the lovely Indian Creek Lodge was the best!!  I loved our room!!  It was so quaint, clean, and quiet.  I really love the outdoors and the river right there in the backyard was wonderful!  I think I will bring my fishing pole next time.  The scrapebooking room was big, with of course the lovely view again!  All of the scrapbookers were talking about how fun it would be to go back up there with our families too!  I am so glad that the lodge has been “saved” by the new owners—it’s a treasure.

Francine Maupin-Dodson, Cottonwood, CA

March 2011


For several years now I’ve made the long trip north for an annual reunion with special friends at the Indian Creek Lodge. Despite the fact that we over-run the place with our numbers and festivities, the new owners have been welcoming, and more than accommodating. Service with a smile, flexible, downright charming. Can’t wait to come back next year!

W.S. (and friends), SF Bay Area, CA
August 2010

A group of buddies and I have taken a fall Trinity River fishing vacation for a few years and never stayed at the same place twice. We have always driven right past Indian Creek Lodge due to its former lack of curb appeal and I’m happy to say it looks very welcoming now. We found the Lodge to be exactly what we were seeking: clean, quiet rooms with hot showers and comfortable beds. We’re pretty easy to please when resting our weary bones; however, we found the :Lodge’s location and comfort to be someplace we will definitely return to.

Kevin “Mac” McIlvenna and Friends, Antioch, CA
November 2010


Thanks to Indian Creek Lodge for a spectacular weekend for ur steelhead fishing trip on the Trinity River.  What a magnificent time of year to be in that neck of the woods.  The fall colors were stunning – vibrant reds and golds everywhere and teh weather was perfect.  We drifted a part of the river that looked like it had been crafted by nature and unaltered by man – breathtaking.  And, the fishing was good. Every night we’d come back for appetizers and dinner in the elegant cafe at the Lodge.  The proprietors give attention to every detail.  The rooms are roomy and comfortable, very mountain chic; the food was ample and delicious; and the cafe was warm and inviting.  the atmosphere allowed people to relax and get to know each other over food and wine.  It was difficult leaving.  I felt pampered and invigorated all at the same time.  I guess its how everyonoe feels at Indian Creek Lodge.  Best place to stay in the north state!

Susan Herrgesell, President,  Becoming an Outdoors Woman California

November 2010


Indian Creek Lodge did an awesome job for my October 2010 weekend Couples’ Workshop. the participants loved the rooms and the meeting room was perfect.  The staff was present, without hovering and violating our privacy, but right there if we needed someone.  The caterer did a great job and contributed to the overall success of the workshop.  I really like how the Lodge is only 40 minutes from Redding, but with its location right on the Trinity River, feels worlds away from town.  I highly recommend Indian Creek Lodge fro your meeting or workshop.  Quiet, elegant, homey, comfortable and affordable, all in the same package.  We are looking forward to our next scheduled workshop at Indian Creek Lodge.

Dr. Patricia L. Bay, Marriage, Family Therapist, Redding, CA

October 2010


We had a very pleasant stay at Indian Creek Lodge which is both clean and centrally located for fishing the Trinity.  The staff was friendly and attentive to every need, giving reassuring care to my worries about the snow level for driving home.  The dining room was perfect for our GWWF/Mayflies social event.  I will certainly suggest Indian Creek Lodge to my fishing friends-it’s beautiful there.

Joan Boxell, Golden West Women Fly Fishers

November 2010


The Shasta Mayflies and Golden West Women Flyfishers held their annual steelhead outing for twenty members at the Trinity River in November.  This was our first time staying at Indian Creek Lodge, but it will surely not be our last.  The location was perfect–the Lodge sits right on the Trinity in prime steelhead waters–there are several promising fishing spots within walking distance.  The Lodge also offers a convenient place to launch or take out drift boats between Steel Bridge and Douglas City. This was ideal since we have a mix of anglers, some who prefer to wade and others who wish to fish via guide boat. The newly refurbished rooms were comfortable and clean, with excellent TV reception anda sporadic wi-fi network.  Some of the rooms have small kitchenettes with a stove top, small refrigerator and microwave oven, and barbeque grills were available and in good condition.  This was improtant to us since we were planning potlucks for 20 plus people on two evenings.  We held our potlucks in their larger meeting room and then a smaller meeting room for some instructional events.  It worked out beautifully.  The staff was very pleasant and accommodating, and they were always available with suggestioins for fishing, dining, and shopping, as well as weather conditions which is important during steelhead season.  Indian Creek Lodge offers a comfortable, clean and convenient base for fishing and exploring the Trinity River.  It is a well maintained property, with value and service above the local alternatives.

Rebecca Blair, Golden West Women Flyfishers

El Cerrito, CA

November 2011


We had the absolute best family reunion at Indian Creek Lodge in August 2010.  Our whole family (there were a lot of us) enjoyed the park like setting, the lawn chairs under the trees to sit and visit with a cold drink, the varied room choices, the pool for the kids, and the delightful short drive to Steel Bridge Road for a perfect tubing ride back to the lodge.  There is no place on earth so relaxing!  The family was ready to make reservations for next year before we left.  By the way, the rates were more than reasonable.  I rate Indian Creek . . . Ideal!!

Linda Bridge Hill,

Oakland, CA

August 2010


“Looking for a place to hold a family reunion or large party?  Indian Creek Lodge is just the place. The location is perfect, with something for everyone to enjoy. I hosted a party for my father’s 80th birthday at the Lodge in September of 09.  We had  20+ family members and friends who stayed at the Lodge and they were very comfortable in the newly remodeled- cheerful rooms. The party was a huge success and many thanks to John and Elena for all the extra things you did to help make this a special and memorable event for our family.”

C. Leeper, Weaverville, CA

September 2010

On the weekend of November 18, 2011 thirty-eight Golden West Women Flyfishers and ShastaMayflies from Redding, some husbands and Jim Andras of AndrasOutfitters descended upon the Indian Creek Lodge in Douglas City for a weekend of steelhead fishing.  We were welcomed by the owners and staff – John, Elena and Kurt.  The hospitality was superb – our rooms were cozy, warm and comfortable! We enjoyed the exceptional conference room where we had a terrific speaker, Nancy, who told us about the wonders of the steelhead. Completing our adventuress fishing days on the Trinity River either wading or being with a guide in a boat brought us home to a fun filled buffet dinner in the conference room with our fishing companions and the staff who delighted us by playing a game of history questions???  A wonderful weekend was had by all and I, for one, will return soon to this wonderful Indian Creek Lodge.


Pam Anderson, Golden West Fly Fishers,

San Rafael, CA

November 2011