The Buzzard's Roost Apartment Vacation Rental - Plumas County, Ca
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Portola apartment description
The Buzzard's Roost Apartment is an awesome one bedroom second level apartment with deck overlooking the Feather River, just outside of town. Landing bridge through the pine trees leads to the apartment. Has a very comfortable thick memory foam bed for your enjoyment and relaxation, and two Satellite flat-screen TVs. Also, free Wi-Fi available. The Buzzard's Roost is part of our old family home built by our parents over 60 years ago from lumber they salvaged as young adults dismantling Walker Mine, which was located north of Lake Davis.
The Buzzard's Roost sits on the Feather River so it is a great place for kids and dogs to explore. There are no fences between you and the river, so you have the ability to roam wherever you want!
If you're a train buff, the railroad tracks are up on the hill across the river. You have front row seats to watch the excitement that the trains bring to this area. As kids we grew up watching the trains and waving to them. The Railroad Museum is just a short drive into town.
Very easy access from the top of the driveway to the bike/walking path that leads into town. It is an easy walk or ride for anyone.
The Buzzard's Roost is clean and furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay. WE PROVIDE ALL BEDDING AND TOWELS; BED WILL BE MADE PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL, THOUGH THERE IS NO MAID SERVICE DURING YOUR STAY. ON-GROUNDS MANAGER AVAILABLE.
The Buzzard's Roost is conveniently located, giving easy access to the many desirable destinations in this area while offering you the privacy and relaxation that you just can't get in a motel room, bed and breakfast, campsite, or RV space. We also have a very cute cabin available see #314548 Contact us for details.
Keywords: Flat, Bungalow
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower, toilet, sink
Kitchen & Dining
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- William's House Museum, Portola Railroad Museum
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We Really Loved Our Thanksgiving Holiday Stay!Guest comment entered by owner
We Really Loved Our Thanksgiving Holiday Stay!
We really loved our stay during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Everything here made our trip wonderful. We will be back and stay with you when we are in the area. Thank you. The "S" Family PS: Can we reserve apt for 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday? Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
- Guest The "S" Family
- Date of stay 11/26/13
- Review Submitted 12/05/13
Wow - this was FABULOUS!Guest comment entered by owner
Wow - this was FABULOUS!
Wow - this was FABULOUS! We have set up "radio portable" in many locations, and this was, quite possibly, the nicest. We are already planning to come back next year with a couple more people and rent Grandpa's Cabin as well. --- Thank you so much for allowing us to set up our antennas. I think we provided a bit of amusement for the neighbors as well! --- We will spread the word about your little "hideaway." (Thank you Carole, Jan, and Dave. You were great customers! You're welcome back any time! Thank you for the nice comments and for leaving a very generous tip! -- Glenda)
- Guest Carole, Jan, and Dave
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/11/13
Everything Was Set Up So Nicely For UsGuest comment entered by owner
Everything Was Set Up So Nicely For Us
We had a nice stay and everything was set up so nicely for us, thank you! Tried to put everything back in good order. Want to tell you that your toilet tank is making noise, perhaps it has a seal leak? It's making gurgling & dripping noises. Check is in envelope with Glenda's name. Also left some extra tomatoes for you that we purchased but didn't eat. Thank you Glenda. (Hey, Christel & Mike: Thank you for your business! Thank you for letting us know about the toilet; we had it repaired shortly after you left. Come again! -- Glenda)
- Guest Christel & Mike
- Date of stay 09/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Arriving the end of November, I had the bad luck to come into CA the same time as a nasty bit of winter weather. Glenda, the owner, kept me updated as to the state of the two roads into their property, and when it became clear we were not going to be able to get there due to ice and snow, very kindly refunded my check. With two daughters and grandchildren out that way, I will definitely keep them in mind for future trips. Good, honest folk!
- Guest Grateful Nana (Florida)
- Date of stay 11/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/28/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
We stayed at the Buzzards Roost for a few days after Christmas to relax and decompress- it was perfect. Glenda and her family keep the apartment very clean and orderly and were very easy to communicate with. We can't wait to visit again!
- Guest Jessie B.
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/02/13
Owner response: Thank you so much for the nice review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to The Buzzard's Roost; we appreciate the business! Please come again!
Best Birthday/Almost Christmas Get Away!!
Best Birthday/Almost Christmas Get Away!!
Thanks Glenda 4 being amazing accommodating & very easy to work with. Thank U for quick responses & making renting the Roost a breeze. Well worth it we loved it & CANT WAIT TO COME BACK! The Buzzards Roost is amazing in & out. It has privacy but also very attentive hosts! We were greeted by Kelsha & Bill even though it was late snowin & freezin but there they were with great big smiles waiting to greet us upon our late arrival! The Roost is beautiful! Well stocked kitchen, BBQ outside. Ample blankets towels pillows (The towels & bedding are better then any 5 star hotel any day any time & they dont smell like nasty bleach #justsayin). The bed is memory foam & the pillows are so comfy. Everything is comfortable handy clean & nicely decorated. We got lucky & got the X-Mas treatment with a fresh cut decorated X-Mas Tree in the living room. It was beautiful! We arrived on the 21st for a My 25 Bday/PreChristmas get away. On SAT/22 (my Bday) upon waking up I found a text from Kelsha inviting my BF/Conan & I to breakfast which was great! We were joined by the guest of Grandpas Cabin (their other rental) & some missionary's & Bill & Kelshas children & their awesome pets. What a wonderful way to spend my birthday morning. My BF was convinced to play guitar, that was delightful! BF & I needed coffee so we left for a bit & upon our return Kelsha & her Daughter greeted me at our door cupcakes in hand to wish me a Happy Birthday. I was so touched. Thank you for making my b-day perfect! The rest of our stay was great, got a chance to shovel snow, (Thank u for the loaner snow boots) There were snow ball fights snow bird/thing man & We just had a nice relaxing time together away from the city life. It was perfect! I HIGHLY recommend the BR & cant wait to return, but next time can we borrow a cat, we missed ours alot!! :D If I could suggest anything, it would be coat hooks on doors, walls hooks above the heater in the BD, LR, in the winter its hard to dry wet clothes, so being able to hang things above the heater, or on doors would be nice! No other complaints at all! Maybe scissors too! Thank you Glenda & Paul for the rental. Thank you Kelsha & Bill, kids, & pets for going above & beyond and making our vacation b-day something to always remember, everything was perfect, lots of snow and all! Kelsha and Bill are very helpful and nice! FYI Bring your own ground coffee, there is a maker, no grinder! No oven either just convection oven, but thats ok it works great!
- Guest Lindsey (Bay Area)
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: Wow! Thanks for the great comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Buzzard's Roost! Glad you were able to enjoy your birthday in the beautiful snowy mountains! We look forward to having you come again!
What a Beautiful Peaceful Place to StayGuest comment entered by owner
What a Beautiful Peaceful Place to Stay
What a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. Spotless charming accomadations. Thank You! Carole
- Guest Carole
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/19/12
It Was Wonderful!Guest comment entered by owner
It Was Wonderful!
Dear Glenda, Paul, Kelsha & Bill, Thank you so much for everything! It was wonderful! We love coming here and apprciate all your hospitality. This is a healing place for me and I wish I could have spent more time visiting. It seems like I had several days here but had to cram all the visiting into one day! Everything landed on Sunday! Kelsha, you are amazing at what you do! You have an amazing gift. I'm thrilled to know that I have another healing modality or avenue to take advantage of. Thank you so much again for everything! Sure love you guys! Michelle
- Guest Michelle
- Date of stay 08/15/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Very Clean!Guest comment entered by owner
We really enjoyed everything. Very Clean! Thank you! Mike & Haley
- Guest Mike & Haley
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Not for the average sleeper
Not for the average sleeper
Buzzard's roost is a very charming little apartment. It was perfect for our two small children and our golden retriever.....until night time. I read all the reviews before renting this place and no one mentioned that the train tracks are so close that it was impossible for both my husband and I to sleep. Both nights we were there were so loud. Everything was great the river, the apartment the kind service, but I think the trains need to be mentioned. They run all night long and the horns blow so loud it is startling. Portola is a major hub for trains to run through. So, yes if you are a train enthusiast and can sleep though a anything, the Buzzards Roost is great.
- Guest Kar (Redwood City)
- Date of stay 11/25/11
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: Wow! You must have been upset to post a review a year later... (Your stay was August 5, 2011.) I guess none of my customers mentioned the trains because they weren't bothered by them. Someone mentioned a refrigerator that they felt was running too much during the night, but no train. Ha! Ha! I do mention in my advertising that The Roost is a perfect place to sit and watch the trains go by. (In fact, one of my customers said I should talk more of that for the train buffs...) Portola is a railroad town and anywhere you are you will hear the trains. And, unfortunately there is no schedule that I can give my customers to let them know when the trains will be going through. When you're waiting for one to come through it seems like forever before one actually does. At night, most of us sleep right through the sound of the passing trains. I'm glad you liked the apartment, sorry that the trains weren't your thing. Even though I do have it in my advertising, I will try to be more diligent about verbally mentioning the trains to my pending customers. --- Glenda
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$10/night each additional person
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I was born in Portola and raised with my two older brothers and sister on the property which is now 'The Buzzard's Roost.' I have been married to a great guy for almost 32 years and have two 'perfect' kids, a great son-in-law, and two wonderful granddaughters.
Why the Owner Chose Portola:
Years ago, my mom originally started and named 'The Buzzard's Roost' and after my parent's deaths we decided to purchase the family home and remodel 'The Buzzard's Roost' and get it going again.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
'The Buzzard's Roost' is close to Highway 70 for easy access to all your destinations, but is also private with all the benefits of being on the Feather River.
- Primary: (530) 249-9159 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (530) 281-6586 (California, USA)
- Fax: +1 (530) 281-6566
View of the Feather River from the Deck of the Buzzard's Roost
The Buzzard's Roost
The Buzzard's Roost
Bike/Walking Path Into Town
Nearby Windy Gold Lake, Above Graeagle
Easy Hike Into Frazier Falls Below Gold Lake
Family Fun Roasting Marshmallows
The Buzzard's Roost
Looking Off the Deck from the Buzzard's Roost
View of Beckwourth Peek from the Bike/Walking Path Into Town
A Short Drive to the Sierra Buttes
Relax and Put Your Feet up at the Buzzard's Roost
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