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'Bear-themed' Grandpa Buzzard's Cabin sits on our family property which was purchased by our parents over 60 years ago. The main home on the property was constructed from lumber our parent's salvaged from dismantling Walker Mine north of where Lake Davis currently sits.
Our young father also built Grandpa's Cabin from salvaged lumber in the 1950's for his father, 'Grandpa', so that he could live with the family but still have his own private area. The cabin has been moved over the years, and has been remodeled, though we kept the original wood flooring.
If this cabin could only speak, you would be quite entertained by what it could tell you! It was not only our grandfather's home but over the years it has served as a guest house, month-to-month rental, used by one of my brother's to play cards in with his teenage friends, kept our missing dog safe until we noticed his head popping up and down in the window, was home to various family members, and was also home to the LDS missionaries for a time. Grandpa Buzzard's Cabin's patio includes rock work that Grandpa did while he was living here.
Now Grandpa's Cabin will serve our customers as a great get-away and convenient place to begin all your adventures in Plumas County. We also have a wonderful apartment available (#314112), and new for 2014, Grandpa's House #562206. Ask us for details.
Grandpa's Cabin is clean and furnished with pretty much everything you need, including kitchen, satellite flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, deck with table and chairs, covered parking, fenced yard/patio with gas BBQ, picnic table, hammock, porch swing, and two places to build camp fires. (All the wood you want provided.) *** July 15, 2014 I lowered the nightly rate by $29 because I am providing all bedding and towels, but I am no longer making the beds.***
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About the owner: I was born in Portola and raised with my brothers and sister on the property where Grandpa's Cabin is located. I have been married to a great guy for 35 years, have two 'perfect' kids, and two very special granddaughters.
Why the Owner Chose Portola: After my parents passed away my husband and I decided to purchase the family home and remodel the vacation rental that my mom started many years ago.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: While staying at Grandpa's Cabin you have the benefit of close access to Highway 70, easy, very close, access to the popular bike/walking path along the Feather River into town (an easy ride or walk for anyone), a front seat view of the trains passing by on the other side of the river, a very short drive to the Railroad Museum in town, and the benefits of having the Feather River run through the property. Your privacy fence is the only fence between you and the river, so you, the kids and dogs have the benefit of exploring the river with no boundaries. A motel room, bed and breakfast, campsite, or RV park will never measure up to what you can have at Grandpa's Cabin!