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Come Immerse Yourself in the Autumn Colors of Our High Sierra Paradise

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Fireplace in Great Room

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Last updated: 10/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Markleeville cottage description

We both have lived in this unique and peaceful part of the Sierras near Lake Tahoe for over 35 years, and when we met 20 years ago and were searching for a piece of property on which to build our dream home, friends would ask us where our favorite location was. It was always Alpine County, and more specifically, a stretch of the West Fork of the Carson River which meanders through the famous old Ace Hereford Ranch. Miraculously, in 2001 a small 20-acre section of the ranch became available, complete with an old rambling Cliff May ranch house badly in need of repair.

After purchasing our dream-come-true, concurrently with the restoration process, we began building a cottage near the main house for our retired parents.


The property is resplendent with willow and wild rose thickets providing a protective home for quite literally hundreds of California Quail as well as the occasional Mt. Quail and elusive Chukkar. It wasn't long before the site became affectionally known as Quail Hollow.

The cozy cottage was built in the Arts and Crafts style by local friends and craftsman, utilizing green materials and local stone. The numerous windows in every room welcome the rising sun in the East and take full advantage of the awe-inspiring view of the Carson River and the stunning volcanic basalt cliffs beyond. The kitchen, living room, dining nook and reading nook are all part of a spacious yet comforting great room which invites conversation and comraderie. The sleeping areas are quiet and comforting, the patios soothing and restful. The local wildlife which may include bobcat, raccoon, beaver and muskrat often saunter past the dining nook window, and of course the ever-present quail and hummingbirds appreciate an occasional handout, the former showing off their adorable families of tiny 'quailets' throughout the summer months. Bald and Golden Eagle soar overhead, Jays nest in the nearby pines and Cliff Swallows build their mud colonies on the cliffs.

A peaceful presence can always be found here, whether the Fall colors have begun to dazzle, a dusting of fresh snow is on the ground or when the summer-blooming lavender is ahum with bees, as the sounds of the city and the pressures of everyday life are left far behind. Come rest your spirit here, explore the area, paint a landscape, work on the story you started to write, bring several favorite books to read, and return home rejuvenated

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                no smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                views of nearby bluffs across the river and vies of Sierras and Woodfords Canyon...moreless

              • River
              • Waterfront:

                Carson River frontage with great views and access to the river...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                hydronic in-floor heating throughout house...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                linens are all natural materials, wool, down, cotton, silk...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Huge living room great room...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                all kitchen and bathroom towels provided...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                local catering by appointment...moreless

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, juicer, popcorn popper,...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                sp[ices and cooking supplies...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                electric cook top...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) main patio, and 2 smaller patios outside each bedroom, all facing the river...moreless

              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Small Cooler
               

              Reviews

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $260 $290
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              Cleaning Fee Ranges between $100 - $200


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 10/02/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              Car: Recommended

              Other Activities: snow shoeing

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Fireplace in Great Room

                Fireplace in Great Room

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • A beautiful Autumn surrounds Quail Hollow

                A beautiful Autumn surrounds Quail Hollow

              • Cozy reading and sleeping nook with 2 single beds

                Cozy reading and sleeping nook with 2 single beds

              • Master bedroom with king bed

                Master bedroom with king bed

              • master bath

                master bath

              VRBO #261370

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Sunday, October 05, 2014

              $260 - $290 per night (USD)
              14

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 10/02/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/02/2014
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