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Come Enjoy the Wildflowers as Spring Returns to the High Sierras

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Fireplace in Great Room

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 22 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

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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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2 night min stay
$260 $290
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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: 05/18/2015
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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

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • A beautiful Autumn at
 Quail Hollow

    A beautiful Autumn at 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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Date last modified - Monday, May 18, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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Come Enjoy the Wildflowers as Spring Returns to the High Sierras

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