Shaver Lake Weekend

For Chris’ birthday, I posted that we’d be doing a staycation due to his birthday falling so close to Father’s Day! Despite going out for dinner and grabbing some sweets, we had a bigger celebration the following week. We celebrated by driving up to Shaver Lake and then spending the night in a peaceful mountaintop cabin.

We left town around eight in the morning and arrived at the lake around ten. When we got there, we rented some paddle boards through the marina, which we were so reasonably priced at $50/each for a full day! The last time we had gone paddle boarding was two years ago when we were at Newport Coast. We only spent three hours on the boards because it got a little hot and we were starting to get hungry.

For this trip, Chris and I actually purchased dry bags so we had a place to store our belongings while we explored on the lake without the worry of getting them soaked in the lake! Chris and I had our share of falls off the paddle boards (Chris 1; Eena 2) and the bag did so well with keeping it dry! Would definitely recommend to anyone about to have a water excursion (no, I don’t get commission if you purchase through that link, I just like sharing products I find).

For lunch, we dined at a local restaurant called Shaver Lake Pub & Grub where we both ordered the western bacon cheeseburger and fried calamari for appetizers. Once we wrapped up lunch, we stopped by Cressman’s General Store where we purchased some snacks and a few toiletries then we drove to our Airbnb!

We easily could’ve driven back to town on the same day but we decided to spend the night in the mountains. We booked our Airbnb in the nearby town of Auberry and it was the most beautiful loft we had ever stayed in! It was peaceful and had the best view of the mountains and the sunset in the distance.

Besides hiking trips, Chris and I enjoy being indoors so we spent our night camped inside the loft where we watched some movies on Netflix, ate leftovers and enjoyed the silence of the mountains. It was a fun weekend trip and I’m already looking forward to driving back to Shaver Lake or Auberry. Until the next adventure!


  • Nancy
    July 21, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    I love that you got to visit Shaver Lake and enjoyed some time out in the water! I didn’t know about this lake until you brought it up – you’re the one here showing me Cali, hehe. Even though you both fell, at least your stuff stayed dry. Mmmm, the cheeseburger is totally my vibe. Your Airbnb’s views look amazing! It is good that you took it chill and enjoyed your time out there. Thanks for sharing your experience and glad you had so much fun!!

    Nancy ♥

  • Mai
    July 21, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Your trip to Shaver Lake looks so lovely! The weather and scenery look great. I’ve never been paddleboarding before, but hope to give it a try in the future.


  • Maria Freehill
    July 21, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Your trip sounds and looks so peaceful and fun! Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing 😉

  • Meaghan
    July 21, 2019 at 11:45 PM

    Sounds like you guys had a bunch of fun there! It looks so nice and peaceful, I would love to make a trip there soon.

    The Airbnb is soooo cute! I’m gonna bookmark it. 😛

    Glad you guys enjoyed Chris’s birthday!

  • The Exclusive Beauty Diary
    July 22, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Shaver Lake is amazing. Water and nature looks so gorgeous. I’m happy to hear that you have great time and a lot of enjoy.

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  • Katrina
    July 22, 2019 at 3:19 AM

    The scenery is breathtaking! Glad you got to enjoy the peace of the mountains.

  • Sophie Wentworth
    July 22, 2019 at 4:27 AM

    This sounds like the nicest trip! Glad you got a great deal on the paddleboards, even if you did fall in! I’ve never done it myself but I’m sure I would be hopeless at it. The Airbnb sounds incredible too. Looks like you got great weather too x


  • Mica
    July 22, 2019 at 4:39 AM

    Oh what a beautiful place to visit! It’s great you had such a fun time there 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    July 22, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    What a beautiful place to enjoy nature! I love paddle boarding. These are wonderful pics and happy birthday to your man!

  • Lackadaisy
    July 22, 2019 at 6:07 AM

    This place looks just so beautiful! I’d actually prefer something remote like this than the usual seaside place right now. A perfect birthday getaway <3


  • Grace Louise
    July 22, 2019 at 6:43 AM

    Wowww this place looks absolutely gorgeous Hun!!! x

    Grace Louise ||

  • Natalia
    July 22, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    What a wonderful view! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


  • Allie Mackin
    July 22, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Oh this weekend looked wonderful! I so miss this part of the country sometimes and that view WOW! I need a vacation like this!

    Allie of

  • Britt
    July 22, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Oh wow, the views here are absolutely incredible. This definitely looks like somewhere that the husband and I would love to visit! I’ll be checking it out for sure

  • SundayDahlias
    July 22, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    It looks like a perfect spot for a romantic getaway! Happy belated!

  • Kayleigh Zara
    July 22, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    The lake looks gorgeous, and such a beautiful place to stay and hike and enjoy. Your photos are giving me all the holiday envy x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  • Fatimah
    July 22, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Amazing photos! Sounds like you had a good time too, never been or heard of this place before…


  • ThatAutisticFitChick
    July 22, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    I’ve never even heard of paddleboards before and they look like so much fun! What a wonderful birthday staycation to have – I’m super glad that the dry bag did what it said on the tin!

  • Kara
    July 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    This sounds like a fun little getaway! The lake looks beautiful and I’ve always wanted to go paddleboarding. It looks like a lot of fun. And the view from where you stayed is a nature lovers dream!

    x Kara |

  • Nina
    July 22, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a fun weekend. Happy Monday! xx

  • sonia // daring coco
    July 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    This sounded like such a relaxing and enjoyable weekend trip. Those views are breathtaking and so is that water. Always wanted to try paddle boarding.


  • Soph
    July 23, 2019 at 2:20 AM

    The view from your cabin is just breathtaking! I wish Jamie and I had more places like this near to us, it sounds like such a fun staycation! I’ve never heard of dry bags before but will definitely check them out as I love being on the water! I’m so glad you had a wonderful time.
    Soph – x

  • Hayley
    July 23, 2019 at 3:13 AM

    Oh wow Shaver Lake looks BEAUTIFUL!! Hope you both had a lovely time. Wish we had more places like this in the UK – think I need to go exploring aha!


  • Annie
    July 23, 2019 at 3:43 AM

    Paddle boarding looks so fun! Definitely something I want to try one day. That last photo is actually incredible. Everything looks so tranquil. It sounds like you had a lovely time. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  • Minhal
    July 23, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    In my opinion, a staycation is the perfect way to spend a birthday. I’m so glad you had such a wonderful time. <3

  • Geraldine
    July 23, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Shaver lake llooks so beautiful and serene! I’ve never gone paddle boarding but I feel like I’d totally fall. Would still try it though! 🤩🤩

  • Lauren
    July 24, 2019 at 5:51 AM

    That sounds like a great way to celebrate. I really want to go paddle boarding it looks so much fun! You have taken some great photographs! Thank you for sharing your experience

  • Sophie Holmes
    July 24, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Oh my goodness that place is absolutely stunning! I would love to visit there. Sadly, I’m in the UK and have only been to the USA once but I really hope to go back again at some point.

  • sarah
    July 24, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Wow, your trip look and sound amazing! I’m glad you had fun there while you celebrate. Everything in your pictures looks so peaceful.

  • Life Travel Soul
    July 24, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Gorgeous photos, Eena! Glad that you had a fun time paddle boarding at the lake. The Loft looks like a very relaxing place to stay. I’d love to just sit on the patio and enjoy the breathtaking views!

  • Jill
    July 24, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    It looks like the perfect place for a getaway to enjoy the outdoors! Your photos are beautiful!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Chocoviv
    July 24, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Lovely getaway!

  • Dasynka
    July 25, 2019 at 4:11 AM

    So happy for your little escape and the lake looks so beautiful! The food you had too hahaha such a nice getaway for the birthday 🙂
    xx Dasynka

  • Toyas Tales
    July 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Shaver Lake looks picturesque. I’m glad you all had a good time paddle boarding even though you both fell out of the boat. The dry bags ended up being a good investment.

  • Laura
    July 25, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    This looks beautiful angel! 😍

  • Shola
    July 25, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    I love lakes, they’re so pretty aren’t they?

  • Missy May
    July 25, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Sounds like y’all had a great time. Gotta love nature. So peaceful and great views.

  • Deborah Kos
    July 26, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    It is so much fun to get away for the weekend whether it is camping, staying in a hotel, paddleboarding or seeing a show. Getting out and enjoying nature is a great way to spend a weekend.

  • Radi
    July 27, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    This is such a nice way to spend a birthday… surrounded by nature with your loved one.

  • Angie
    August 3, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    seems like a peaceful, relaxing and fun outing! missing you both, can’t wait for upcoming adventures. hugs!!!

  • monika
    August 3, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    This place looks very beautiful <3 Regards:**


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