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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Murphys house description

GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINES, GOOD TIMES!

Enjoy all the best of vacation getaways at the Rocky Hill Retreat! Located in the historic gold rush town of Murphys, CA, this fully furnished, 1600 square foot home is a perfect getaway for friends and families to gather for precious time together - relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoying the gold country. If you need an inspirational place to be productive, the Rocky Hill Retreat is also a unique meeting space for small groups and events.

ALL BRAND NEW!
The Rocky Hill Retreat has recently been reincarnated – everything has been remodeled and renewed to make it a new home, perfect for your relaxing retreat from normal life.

HEART OF THE HOME
The kitchen boasts granite counters and a friendly island, beautiful birch cupboards, and all new appliances. It’s fully stocked for cooking and eating in, when you don’t want to get out of your slippers. Enjoy the flat screen TV and DVR while you cook. The dining room table seats 10 comfortably so everyone can share their stories from the day. And,the panoramic 8 foot sliding glass door invites the view in even when you're not on the patio.

The spacious living room is the hub of entertainment and relaxation. The gas log fireplace keeps you toasty on chilly mornings and adds the glow to the evening fun. Watch the flatscreen TV or a blueray DVD, play games at the poker table, or cuddle up with a good book beside the fire.

BEDS, BATHS, & LAUNDRY
Each bedroom has its own unique flare. The master has a queen sized pine log bed and brings nature in everywhere. Enjoy your coffee on your own patio, just outside your sliding glass door, or enjoy the beautiful view while you linger in bed with your morning TV. The ensuite bathroom gives you a little sanctuary from the rest of your group. The second bedroom takes you back in time with its full sized, 100 year old bed, antique phone, and photos of my great grandparents in Spain. The third bedroom sleeps one or two with its trundle bed, and reminds you that you have more time to relax and slow down – you’re on vacation! An additional queen size, elevated Aerobed is ready for extra guests - great in front of the fireplace!

The two full bathrooms (one inside the master bedroom) each have shower, tub, new fixtures and new vanities for everyone’s needs. The new laundry room will be handy for those enjoying a longer stay.

ENJOY THE VIEW & NEIGHBORHOOD
While the inside of the Rocky Hill Retreat is beautiful, it’s the life outside that reveals true beauty. Enjoy the sunrise over the rocky hills from our comfy patio, or barbeque for the gang as the sun casts a magical glow across the meadow and lands on the hillside. Take a walk through quiet neighborhood streets with unique homes, watch the sun glisten on the grape vines, and enjoy the walking trails through the meadow.

Stroll 5-10 minutes to Main Street, and walk in the footsteps of famous Mark Twain, Ulysses S Grant, Horatio Alger and notorious Black Bart. Murphys, known as the “Queen of the Sierra” and was named “One of The Top 10 Coolest Towns in America” by Frommers. Main Street is the heart of this gold rush town - it's lined with a variety of great restaurants, unique shops, and more than 18 WINE TASTING ROOMS! Yum!

Steps away from Main Street is the community park. Like a scene from a movie, the gazebo welcomes brides and grooms or live bands, the creek rushes by to the delight of children’s toes, and the barbeque pits host good grill for parties, big and small. Town loves to host several events throughout the year, making Murphys a destination for big celebrations or any relaxing weekend escape from your every day life.

WINES and WEDDINGS are part of the fabric of Murphys! The Rocky Hill Retreat is the perfect wedding home base. The bride and her wedding party can enjoy each other and prepare for the big day with all the comforts of home. Or, make this the family headquarters, a spacious place for family and friends to gather, organize their plans, and tell stories of how the big day unfolded.

NEARBY ADVENTURES
Most find all they need for a memorable getaway right here, and never get in the car until they return home. But if you’re looking for adventures, you can find everything from skiing and biking, to world-famous giant sequoias, to boating and golf, to spectacular caverns, to amazing art and horseback riding, all nearby. At 2,000 feet elevation, Murphys climate is perfect all year round – bright springs, warm summers, crisp falls, and a snow dusting or two in the winter (but never have to scoop one shovel!)

GROUP MEETINGS
The Rocky Hill Retreat is also a great place to hold your team meeting or planning session. Groups do their best thinking when they are in an environment that promotes new perspectives. A professional consultant and facilitator will help design the right process to achieve your goals and can facilitate your meeting so everyone can participate fully. Tools to make your session successful include: flipchart, white board, pens, notepads, printer, projector and screen.

Make the ROCKY HILL RETREAT YOUR FAVORITE DESTINATION! It's the perfect escape for friends, families, bridal parties, and productive group meetings.


Keywords: single story family home, patio, meadow view, mountain view, neighborhood, walk to town, retreat, meeting space, wine tasting, gold country, weekend getaway, couples, bridesmaids, wedding party

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Single story home (one short step into living room) and flat terrain, so easy for seniors or those with mobility concerns. NO special grab bars. NOT completely wheelchair friendly....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Beautiful pine log Queen. Memory foam top. Ensuite full bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 baby crib

                Antique double, high w/ steps. Euro & memory foam top. ...moreless

              • Other (See Description): 1 queen

                Self-inflating/deflatng comfy Queen Aerobed- brand new....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Trundle twins. Baby changing table....moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) Pine log style, feather bed top, Double Beds (1) High and antique with Euro-top cushioning, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed, sleeps one or two (individually, or together), Baby Cribs (1) No crib but bassinet and changing table, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size, elevated, Aerobed. Automatic inflate/deflate. Really comfy!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Ensuite in master bedroom, separate vanity area....moreless

              • Bathroom 2: combination tub/shower, toilet

                ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Large dining table expands to seat 10 comfortably. Additional drop leaf table to seat 4 more. Plus octagonal game table for 4 more. (Extra cleaning fee for family gatherings.)...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Oodles of pots and pans to choose from. Blender, pancake griddle, mixer, etc. Well-stocked utensils, plates, glasses, mugs...and wine glasses, or course!...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We try to keep basics stocked for you: specialty coffee, tea, flour, sugar, spices, oil, balsamic, saran, foil, bags, etc....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Free standing, mission style, gas log stove, thermostat and manual control...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Super large driveway holds 6 cars easily. Also street parking....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Extra pillows, blankets and throws available....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room seats 8
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • Total remodel completed December 2011! All new granite kitchen, all new appliances, large kitchen table seats 10, vaulted ceiling, friendly kitchen island with hand-painted wine stools. All new surfaces, new HVAC system, all fresh paint inside/out. Large patio, panoramic sliding glass door opens to patio, master bedroom sliding glass door opens to patio, view of serene meadow with mountains behind, comfortable patio furniture, side yard storage. RV parking, driveway fits 6 cars, quiet neighborhood, dusk-to-dawn and motion detector lights. Felt poker game table, games for all ages, optional wine exchange rack (for fun!). Flat screen TV, blue ray DVD player, and Roku for your Netflix in living room, flat screen TV and DVD player in kitchen, TV in master bedroom, reading library for all interests, iPod charger/speakers. Special packages for: coaching, massage, wine tasting class, private wine tasting, and consulting/facilitation for your business meeting/executive retreat....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Games:

                    Equipped with Roku Internet TV; use your Netflix account, or find free videos and games (like Angry Birds!) through many entertainment channels...moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Octagonal felt top poker table with removable top to play other games or work puzzles...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Wide variety of games for all ages, puzzles, complete poker for felt top poker table...moreless

                  • Television:

                    (3) 2 large flat screen TVs (kitchen & living room), 1 regular TV (master bedroom)...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Large library with wide range of fiction, non-fiction, self-improvement...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Blue ray or regular DVD player in living room; regular DVD in kitchen...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Small stereo with radio, CD player, iPod player and charger...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Wide variety of family, drama, comedy, action, educational...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Comcast cable: 2 flat screen TVs, 1 regular TV...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Easy listening and holiday tunes...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Strong WIFI signal throughout house and patio...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large patio with view of nothing behind but meadow and mountains. Access from sliders in kitchen or master bedroom...moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Nothing but meadow behind you, then the beautiful 'rocky hills' that encircle this little piece of heaven...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Golf
                      • Skiing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Tennis
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Rafting
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $175 $195
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Standard Cleaning Fee $85
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      Minimum 2 nights stay, 3 nights for holidays and special event weekends.

                      $175/night Mon - Thurs nights; $195/night Fri - Sun nights.

                      $1,110 weekly rate.

                      Ask about last minute, mid-week, and possible pet exceptions.

                      6% required occupancy tax

                      $85 standard cleaning fee; $100 cleaning fee for parties, large group, or stays longer than 3 nights

                      $250 refundable security deposit


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      wine tasting, outdoor big-name concerts, country faires, skiing 40 minutes away, 3 golf courses within 20 minutes, Murphys Irish Days, Grape Stomp and Harvest Faire, Frog Jump, art festivals, vintage car shows, melodrama, indoor and outdoor plays, community park with gazebo and rushing creek, gourmet restaurants, gold rush historical sights, amazing caverns, zip line adventure, historic walking tours, cooking classes, vintage holiday open house tour

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We're Jeff and Jackie (Alcalde) Marr. We love wine tasting (we like to practice, practice practice...!) We were married at beautiful Ironstone Winery on Grape Stomp weekend, so Murphys has a special place in our hearts. Can you believe that Jeff didn't drink wine before he met Jackie?! Now he loves to tell you about his favorite tasting rooms on Main Street. There is nothing better than a morning walk to breakfast, wine tasting through the mid day, napping in the afternoon, and a nice dinner and play for the evening. Or, maybe just enjoy a morning Bloody Mary at the historic Hotel, play games and barbeque dinner on the patio! Jeff's a mortgage broker, and Jackie's an organization development consultant and leadership & life coach. (That's why coaching and team planning sessions are a great fit for the Rocky Hill Retreat.) We live in Folsom and love to do mini getaways to Mendocino, Yosemite, and Tahoe. But of course, our favorite getaway is to Murphys! It's hard to find a place where you feel totally at home (but totally away from home!) We hope you come to enjoy the Rocky Hill Retreat, stock up special memories, and make it a cherished tradition to come back again and again!

                      Why the Owner Chose Murphys:
                      We've known we wanted to create a place for people to gather for relaxation, and to make great memories. We kept our eyes open for just the right place in Murphys. It had to have a view, and it had to be walking distance to Main Street. The Rocky Hill Retreat finally appeared - a little diamond in the rough until we spent three months polishing her! Murphys was Jackie's home away from home growing up - her sister has been an integral part of the community for more than 40 years. She lives just a couple minutes walk away, and now that we have the Rocky Hill Retreat, we can have her over to OUR place!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      While there are so many adventurous activities to enjoy nearby (Calaveras Big Trees, Bear Valley, New Melones Reservoir, Mercer Caverns, golfing, horseback riding, Mercer Caverns, zip lines...gosh, the list goes on and on...), we have to admit, we're pretty lazy. We enjoy hanging out in town and talking with the local shop owners and vintners. It's a wonderful community of interesting people, and we like to count ourselves among them. For us, the best weekend includes coffee on our patio (thank goodness the coffee maker can start automatically, so we can slip out of bed onto our patio for sunrise - something we'd never do at home!), hours reading beside our gas stove/fireplace, a game and a good movie. When we need to stretch our legs, we love the short walk to Main Street for great food, fantastic wine, and good chat with our friends.


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                      • Welcome to the Rocky Hill Retreat!

                        Welcome to the Rocky Hill Retreat!

                      • Enjoy all the comforts of a fully stocked, all new granite & tile kitchen

                        Enjoy all the comforts of a fully stocked, all new granite & tile kitchen

                      • Large living room with game table, games, comfortable couches, chair & ottoman

                        Large living room with game table, games, comfortable couches, chair & ottoman

                      • Flat screen TV and optional wine exchange rack!

                        Flat screen TV and optional wine exchange rack!

                      • Master bedroom with pine log bed & slider to patio

                        Master bedroom with pine log bed & slider to patio

                      • Third bedroom with twin trundle bed.

                        Third bedroom with twin trundle bed.

                      • Huge patio with comfy furniture - perfect for long afternoons and sunsets

                        Huge patio with comfy furniture - perfect for long afternoons and sunsets

                      • View from master bedroom patio - great for morning coffee!

                        View from master bedroom patio - great for morning coffee!

                      • Retreat Re-Treater loves to bar-b-que!

                        Retreat Re-Treater loves to bar-b-que!

                      • Can't miss the fun of Grape Stomp weekend!

                        Can't miss the fun of Grape Stomp weekend!

                      • Welcome to the Rocky Hill Retreat! Hand-crafted with our personal touch.

                        Welcome to the Rocky Hill Retreat! Hand-crafted with our personal touch.

                      • Beautiful community park with gazebo, creek, bridge, playground, pic nic tables

                        Beautiful community park with gazebo, creek, bridge, playground, pic nic tables

                      • Spacious kitchen and view into the living room

                        Spacious kitchen and view into the living room

                      • Kitchen with huge slider, friendly island, and large mission style table.

                        Kitchen with huge slider, friendly island, and large mission style table.

                      • Cuddle up with a good book!

                        Cuddle up with a good book!

                      • Settle into a game or puzzle, or pull the top off for the felt poker table

                        Settle into a game or puzzle, or pull the top off for the felt poker table

                      • Second bedroom with 100 year old, high double bed and antiques

                        Second bedroom with 100 year old, high double bed and antiques

                      • Guest bathroom with all new vanity and fixtures.

                        Guest bathroom with all new vanity and fixtures.

                      • Path to the flower beds and gorgious view of the meadow & amazing rocky hills

                        Path to the flower beds and gorgious view of the meadow & amazing rocky hills

                      • Master bedroom slider - slip outside in your p.j.s to a  tranquil coffee spot.

                        Master bedroom slider - slip outside in your p.j.s to a tranquil coffee spot.

                      • Perfect for wedding preparations, or as honeymoon haven.

                        Perfect for wedding preparations, or as honeymoon haven.

                      • Just as beautiful in the snow!

                        Just as beautiful in the snow!

                      • Tell us about your special event for special treatment!

                        Tell us about your special event for special treatment!

                      • Custom aprons or T-shirts available. Just let us know, & we'll create your gift!

                        Custom aprons or T-shirts available. Just let us know, & we'll create your gift!

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