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Unique, Secluded, 5-Star, Luxury Log Cabin in the Gold Country

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Luxury log cabin on five-acres in the foothills

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kirkwood cabin description

Come stay in a secluded, custom-built, luxury log cabin nestled in the woods. Situated on five acres of private forested land in the heart of California's historical Gold Country, Gold Creek Cabin is only a 2-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and just over an hour from Sacramento. You'll avoid the Tahoe commute traffic and feel so far away from it all. Gold Creek Cabin (3,500 foot elevation) is 38 miles (61 km.) downhill from Kirkwood Mountain Resort and just 16 miles (26 km.) uphill from Sutter Creek, one of the most popular and well-preserved Gold Rush towns, offering a variety of nice restaurants, antique stores, and unique shops.


Gold Creek Cabin was designed to accommodate two families comfortably:
- 4 bedrooms plus loft, 3.5 baths
- Three queen beds, built-in triple bunk bedroom, and queen & twin AeroBeds for loft (sleeps 9-12)
- Reading, game and TV loft with skylights
- Large recreation room with fireplace, pool table, dartboard
- Home theater with HDTV flat screen and Bose audio system
- DirecTV HD service and 150+ DVD collection
- Free high speed (12 Mbps) WiFi service
- Large wrap-around deck on two sides with gas grill
- Private balconies off upstairs bedrooms

Enjoy 'luxury camping' amenities:
- Gas campfire and Adirondack chairs on the front deck
- Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances
- Radiant heating in bathroom floors
- Tankless hot water system for endless hot water
- Two gas fireplaces, instant on with thermostat
- Central heat and A/C
- Full-size washer and dryer in utility room

In the winter, easily access the cabin from the Bay Area even when it is snowing hard uphill at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Don't risk not being able to get to your vacation rental. Then make the drive to the ski mountain as soon as roads are clear. If roads are closed, enjoy all that Gold Creek Cabin has to offer, such as the home theater with 150+ DVDs, DirecTV HD, dartboard, and pool table.

In the summer, plan to quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area with an easy, 2-hour drive into the heart of the California Gold Country. Explore the historical attractions and visit Gold Rush towns like Sutter Creek and Volcano. Take a hike in to the ''potholes'' and relax by the water. Plan to go fishing, boating, biking, hiking, kayaking, and really enjoy the outdoors. Grill on the large wrap-around deck and relax in the Adirondack chairs, enjoying a cold beverage.

Sit around the ''instant on'' gas fire pit at night and make s'mores or just enjoy the peace and quiet under the stars.

We will help you plan a customized Gold Country getaway for your group! For more details on the property and local area, there are documents shared at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/af4c7jz69u3qmu5/7zumbUIwWf

Layout: Queen bedroom and spa bathroom with steam shower in basement along with recreation room, home theater, and laundry room. Queen bedroom with private bath and shower, living room with cathedral ceiling open to kitchen and dining area, half bath on first floor. Queen bedroom and triple built-in bunk bedroom share a bathroom with bath and shower, open reading and game loft on second floor.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 2750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Groups
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs allowed....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

            Built-in triple bunk bed...moreless

          • 1. Basement queen bedroom: largest bedroom, stays the coolest and is the quietest (due to the basement location), lacks the log cabin feel (has carpeting and sheetrock), 'spa' bathroom with steam shower is adjacent 2. First floor queen bedroom: ski themed, opens to front deck, private bath is the one with the pebble floor shower, tends to be noisiest given the central location (can hear bedroom above) 3. Second floor queen bedroom: private balcony, stays warmer due to top floor location, skylight, shares tub/shower bath with bunk bedroom 4. Triple bunk bedroom: private balcony, stays warmer due to top floor location, skylight, shares tub/shower bath with queen bedroom, great for singles 5. Aerobed 'bedroom': Double air mattress that can be placed on the second floor loft (warmer and shares any available bath) or rec room (cooler, but must be the last to bed at night!)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Other Activities: Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Historical Gold Country attractions, Wine Tasting in Shenandoah Valley Wine Country, Sutter Creek, Sutter Gold Mine, Volcano, Black Chasm National Monument, Jackson Rancheria Casino, Jackson, Amador County, Fiddletown, Plymouth, Lake Tahoe...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • DVR
              • Television:

                50' Samsung plasma flat screen...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirecTV HD...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Bose Lifestyle home theater, Bose SoundDock for iPhone or iPod...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Game Room:

                Dartboard and pool table, home theater...moreless

              • Games:

                Selection of board games...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                iPod and Bose SoundDock...moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                150+ movies...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Caves
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Pond
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                The cabin sits on a private, 5-acre, forested lot....moreless

              • Rural:

                Beautiful Sierra foothills in the CA Gold Country....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Rafting
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Hunting
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free 12MB high-speed WiFi connection...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Park right next to the cabin for easy unloading/loading...moreless

                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Broadband Access:

                        DSL...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Free 12MB high-speed WiFi connection...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Plush, white towels...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Vaulted ceiling with gas fireplace, leather couch, comfy chairs...moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        (2) Instant on with thermostat...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Telephone:

                        Cordless phones...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central A/C...moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided:

                        All sheets, pillows, towels, and down comforters...moreless

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking:

                        Plenty of room for several cars...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Full Size in unit...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Full Size in unit...moreless

                      • Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Propane grill...moreless

                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Ski & Snowboard
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Wraparound on two sides...moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Balcony:

                        Private balconies off 2 bedrooms...moreless

                      • Barbecue

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday
                      Dec 16 - Jan 3
                      3 night min stay
                      $649
                      Standard pricing
                      1 night min stay
                      $399 $499
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,499 $5,999
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Like the Gold Creek Cabin facebook page for special discounts


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                      Location

                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Whiskey Flat Saloon
                      38 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Kirkwood Mountain Resort
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Volcano Union Pub

                      Car: Necessary

                      Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Historical Gold Country attractions, Wine Tasting in Shenandoah Valley Wine Country, Sutter Creek, Sutter Gold Mine, Volcano, Black Chasm National Monument, Jackson Rancheria Casino, Jackson, Amador County, Fiddletown, Plymouth, Lake Tahoe

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and love to spend quality time together as a family. Our favorite family trip was to a dude ranch in Montana where we stayed in an authentic log cabin. We truly felt like we were on vacation, escaping the stress of modern day life, and had much more fun than if we were staying in a hotel. With Gold Creek Cabin, we sought to recreate that atmosphere and provide a place where families (including dogs) could meet, relax, and enjoy all the wonderful things to do in the Gold Country. Doug has been a real estate consultant, providing insight to developers about resort properties, and now works for a real estate start-up in the Bay Area. Kelli was an art major and is the truly creative one in the family. Together, we designed, built, furnished, and now manage Gold Creek Cabin. We love spending time with Lily and Hayden (our children), Harley (our black lab), and any friends who join us at the cabin.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kirkwood:
                      After making the long, congested commute to the Lake Tahoe Area, we sought to find a place where we could really get away more easily and more frequently. We bought a five-acre parcel of forested land in an old Gold Rush town called Volcano in 2005 and set out to design and build a unique vacation home that we could share with other families. Largely undiscovered by most people in the Bay Area, the Gold Country is located in the Sierra foothills and is accessible year-round via Highway 88 and well-maintained Amador County roads. At Gold Creek Cabin (3,500 foot elevation), you can stay above the hot valley climate in the summer and enjoy easy access even during heavy snowstorms in the winter. Incredible year-round recreation opportunities in the area include hiking, fishing, and boating in the summer and world-class skiing in the winter. The close proximity to the Bay Area (only a 2-hour drive) allows us to visit frequently, even if we don't leave until after an activity on Saturday. We can arrive in time for a nice dinner Saturday, enjoy a full day of fun, and still return home before dinner on Sunday. With no minimum stay (except during holidays), your family can do the same, even if you don't think you have time for a vacation.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Here are some of our Gold Creek Cabin favorites: making s'mores by the campfire on the deck, watching the deer walk through the woods, playing in the built-in triple bunk bedroom, taking a steam shower after a long day skiing, sledding and making jumps out front, following the trail to the teepee camp out site at night, building forts in the woods, shooting arrows at Hayden's archery range, listening to music while cooking in the kitchen, eating breakfast together at the breakfast bar, watching a movie together in the home theater, listening to the sound of silence, playing pool and darts, looking up at the bright stars at night, playing horseshoes, letting Harley roam and sniff, watching the snow fall outside while in front of a warm fire, cooking Kona-marinated chicken from Swingles on the grill, reading in the loft, having a drink while sitting in the big Adirondack chairs on the front deck.


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                      • Luxury log cabin on five-acres in the foothills

                        Luxury log cabin on five-acres in the foothills

                      • Gourmet kitchen w granite counters

                        Gourmet kitchen w granite counters

                      • Kids love the built-in triple bunk beds

                        Kids love the built-in triple bunk beds

                      • Pool table and dart board by the fire

                        Pool table and dart board by the fire

                      • Log stairs to loft

                        Log stairs to loft

                      • Private bath with pebble shower floor

                        Private bath with pebble shower floor

                      • Spa shower for two with unlimited hot water

                        Spa shower for two with unlimited hot water

                      • Get away from it all

                        Get away from it all

                      • Queen bedroom with private balcony

                        Queen bedroom with private balcony

                      • Picnic on the porch

                        Picnic on the porch

                      • Plenty of parking for the whole group!

                        Plenty of parking for the whole group!

                      • Take a short hike into the potholes near Silver Lake

                        Take a short hike into the potholes near Silver Lake

                      • Open living room with gas fireplace

                        Open living room with gas fireplace

                      • Dining room table seats 6 plus breakfast bar seats 4

                        Dining room table seats 6 plus breakfast bar seats 4

                      • Enjoy cooking s'mores over the fire pit...on the front deck!

                        Enjoy cooking s'mores over the fire pit...on the front deck!

                      • Home theater w DirecTV HD, 150+ DVDs, Bose audio system

                        Home theater w DirecTV HD, 150+ DVDs, Bose audio system

                      • Ski bedroom with private bath

                        Ski bedroom with private bath

                      • Spa bath in basement

                        Spa bath in basement

                      • Large queen bedroom in basement

                        Large queen bedroom in basement

                      • Reading, game, and TV loft

                        Reading, game, and TV loft

                      • Relax by the fire, free high-speed wireless Internet

                        Relax by the fire, free high-speed wireless Internet

                      • You can't do this in the suburbs!

                        You can't do this in the suburbs!

                      • Only 16 miles from Sutter Creek

                        Only 16 miles from Sutter Creek

                      • Luxury log cabin on 5 forested acres

                        Luxury log cabin on 5 forested acres

                      VRBO #216296

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

                      $399 - $649 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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