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The Guest House - Nestled in the trees

The Guest House - Nestled in the trees Driveway leading to the property Living room Dining Area with Oak table and chairs Kitchen Bedroom with Queen size bed Bathroom with separate area for vanity Spacious view of the Dining and Living areas Double sliding doors lead to the large deck Deck with Table and Chairs Forest view from the Deck Upper Pond Lower Pond Park-like Grounds Exterior of Yoga Studio Yoga Studio rental includes mats and towels

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nevada City cabin description

5-Star Property and Great Value! Our guests consistently leave us notes with comments like:

'Thank you for the wonderful stay and rest. We really enjoyed the Guest House. ' T and J

'We had a great stay! Thanks so much for the goodies and the great information on the area. It was nice to chat and get to know you as well. We hope we can come back to enjoy this wonderful Guest House and the sunshine soon. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks, again.' T and C

'What a marvelous time we had this past week - in no small measure due to the lovely surroundings (both inside and out). We so appreciated your gracious touches - from an abundance of towels and cookware to the comfortable ambience you have created...' A and M

Thanks again for a lovely stay! We really appreciated all the lovely details you attended to, the nicely equipped kitchen, the extra linens, all of the area information, the excellent wine! J and family

Scroll down to read more in-depth comments under the 'review' section, below.

This Guest House, situated on 5 tree-covered acres with 2 ponds is a bit of paradise in the Sierra Foothills. There is also a Main House on the property with lots of privacy for both. The first floor of the Guest House is a garage and storage area. The well maintained and comfortable living accommodations on the second floor have a separate private entrance.

The Guest House provides all that you need for a perfect vacation in the Sierra Foothills. Prepare your own meals in the privacy of your fully equipped kitchen, enjoy the dining area with table and 6 chairs or eat on the deck, watch a movie or some television from the sofa-bed couch in the living room or enjoy a beverage and the scenic view from the spacious deck. Revive yourself with a blissful night’s sleep in your plush queen size bed complete with down comforter and pressed cotton linens. Relish the views of the trees from all the windows. Wireless internet access keeps you connected.

The Guest House is perfect for 2 people or a couple with 2 children under age 16. With the fold-out sofa bed, the Guest House is able to accommodate 4 adults, but please note that there is an extra charge for more than 2 adults. Children under 16 stay free!

We hope you will enjoy the peaceful forest views from every room and the deck. The living room and dining area are spacious, as is the bedroom. Both the bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed in the living room are queen size. Pressed 400 thread-count sheets are provided as well as hotel-quality towels. The bathroom has separate rooms for the vanity area and the shower/toilet. A hair dryer, iron, and ironing board help you prepare for the day. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, glasses, flatware, cookware and small appliances. Organic soaps, shampoo, conditioner and other amenities are included.

The large deck has a table and 4 chairs and a gas Bar-B-Q for outdoor dining. Enjoy the view of the upper pond or take your book and drink and enjoy the outdoors in a comfy chair on the deck of the lower pond, a short walk from the Guest House. Perfect for napping, reading, sun-bathing, or meditation.

Did we mention the stars at night? Beautiful night viewing. Telescope provided on request!

Walk directly from the property to trails in the Tahoe National Forest, drive 3 miles to Edward’s Crossing to hike or swim at the Wild and Scenic Yuba River. Head into Nevada City (4 miles away) or Grass Valley (7 miles) for sight-seeing, shopping, art galleries, independent book stores, delicious restaurants, wine-tasting, live theatre, and musical performances.

From the property, it is a 50 minute beautiful drive to Truckee, California.

Bonus: Optional Bikram Style Hot Yoga Studio on-site can be rented at an additional fee and private instruction is available (please inquire about rates if you are interested).

If you are a Bikram or Hot Yoga practitioner, we have a heated yoga studio on the premises which can be reserved for an additional fee. The property owner is a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and can arrange for private lessons or classes by CD (please inquire for rates). Or, drive to Grass Valley to Bikram Yoga Grass Valley/Nevada City. There are also many other yoga studios in the area to choose from and we can direct you to one that offers the type of yoga you practice.

We are very familiar with the area and have a good pulse on the various events, festivals, and celebrations that are scheduled throughout the year. We are happy to help you with organizing activities during your visit. Just let us know your interests and we will provide options for you to choose from, make reservations, provide driving directions, etc.

Please take a moment to read the reviews posted below from prior guests. We hope you will come visit and enjoy this 5-star property!

Property Type

  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            One well-behaved dog is welcome with a signed Pet Addendum and $40 pet fee for the duration of the stay. This is an especially good value if staying for a week or more!...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size sofa bed in living room

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Vanity and sink are in a separate room from the shower/tub and toilet making it easy for 2 people to use the bathroom simultaneously. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen with service for 8, new pots and pans, microwave, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, toaster, blender, food processor, and hand mixer (no dishwasher)....moreless

          • Dining:

            Beautiful solid oak table with six matching chairs....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, glassware, and utensils will serve 8....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            We can provide information on local caterers...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Well stocked with pot, pans, and utensils....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            400 count sheets - pressed! Hotel Quality Towels Beach Towels for Pond or River use LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR LONGERS STAYS...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Please advise length of RV or trailer in advance...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Hot Yoga Studio available for extra fee...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air Conditioner in Bedroom...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Two ponds and open lawn area for relaxing; Heated yoga studio available...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                CD player with I-pod docking station - bring your favorite tunes!...moreless

              • Television:

                Flat Screen TV...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Due to our location in the foothills, we are limited to AT & T cell phone only. We will provide a cell phone with a private number for your use, if you do not subscribe to AT & T....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High-Speed DSL - stay connected either indoors or perhaps while sitting on the deck and enjoying the view of the trees!...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Dine in the trees! Table and chairs provided on the deck. Additional chairs on the deck of the lower pond....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautiful lawn with outdoor benches....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Historic

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Other Activities

                      • Close to winter sports (snow shoeing, sledding, snow boarding, downhill skiing, cross country skiing); Yoga on-site as well as in Nevada City and Grass Valley; Sightseeing, including Empire Mine State Park, Malakoff State Park, and Bridgeport State Park; Museums, Antiquing, Shopping, Wine Tasting, Spa Treatments, Holistic Body Work, Massage, Restaurants, Cooking Classes, Cinema... Other Activities: Music Festivals (all year), Live Theatre (all year), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (January), Mardi Gras (Spring), Soap Box Derby (June), Nevada City Bicycle Classic (June – Father’s Day), Blue Grass Festival (June), Farmer’s Market (summer), Grass Valley Thursday Nights (summer), Fourth of July Parade and Celebration (July), Nevada City Summer Nights (July), Nevada County Fair (August), Nevada City Film Festival (August), Constitution Day (September), Draft Horse Classic (September), Celtic Festival (September), Fall Colors (October / November), Craft Fairs (Especially, Thanksgiving Weekend)), Country Christmas Faire (November), Victorian Christmas (December), Cornish Christmas (December). ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Perfect birthday weekend

                        Perfect birthday weekend

                        • Guest Heather S.
                        • Date of stay 03/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                        This was a beautiful setting for our family to celebrate my husband's birthday! The guest home is well-appointed and very comfortable. The home owners are very helpful and gracious. My 2-1/2 year old son loved the 2 ponds on the property. The home is located close to hiking/biking trails and to downtown Nevada City. The home owners offered great suggestions for places to hike, as well as nice restaurants to visit in the area. I made several meals at the guest house, including a birthday cheesecake. The kitchen had everything I needed. We would love to visit again. It was a great getaway for us!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Owner response: We're so glad you enjoyed the Guest House and had a fun birthday weekend. Please do return soon - you were wonderful guests! And, when you do return, remember to use your repeat customer special price that was sent by e-mail. Just contact us if you need another copy. Hope to see you again soon.

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                      • Restful Getaway

                        Restful Getaway

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 09/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/06/13
                        This was an enjoyable second stay with the same experience of a cottage that was clean, comfortable, quiet and well appointed. The cottage is well equipped for your needs and is very pet friendly. It is in a good location for day trips, hikes and into town or just for sitting on the deck and listening to the quiet of nature. The owners are very conscience of your comfort and needs. We will definitely be returning!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Great vacation

                        Great vacation

                        • Guest Josh (Berkeley)
                        • Date of stay 08/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                        This was a perfect spot for our family. Our kids (six and three) loved exploring the property and picking blackberries nearby. Very short drive to Edwards Crossing and the fantastic swimming holes there. The house is clean and well equipped. The owners couldn't be nicer. Really a great experience.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                      • Anniversary Get Away

                        Anniversary Get Away

                        • Guest Marvin (Mill Valley, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/18/13
                        My wife chose this property for our anniversary celebrating 12-years of marriage. She could not have chosen better. As you will see with all the reviews, Helen and Bill our exceptional hosts and that was true during our stay as well. We were met with beautiful roses, champagne and wine to celebrate our anniversary. Furthermore, Helen stayed in contact with us from the time we initially booked our stay and throughout our stay to ensure our happiness. The guest house is equipped with everything one could need, a full kitchen, comfortable bed, air conditioning, you name it and it is probably here. If you want a relaxing, peaceful and quiet retreat, this is the place!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Anniversary Get Away

                        Anniversary Get Away

                        • Guest Marvin (Mill Valley, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                        My wife chose this property for our anniversary celebrating 12-years of marriage. She could not have chosen better. As you will see with all the reviews, Helen and Bill our exceptional hosts and that was true during our stay as well. We were met with beautiful roses, champagne and wine to celebrate our anniversary. Furthermore, Helen stayed in contact with us from the time we initially booked our stay and throughout our stay to ensure our happiness. The guest house is equipped with everything one could need, a full kitchen, comfortable bed, air conditioning, you name it and it is probably here. If you want a relaxing, peaceful and quiet retreat, this is the place!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Cosy cabin retreat!

                        Cosy cabin retreat!

                        • Guest Zsa Zsa G'Bor (Los Angeles, CA )
                        • Date of stay 02/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/18/13
                        We absolutely loved this place! Our hosts, Helen and Bill, could not have been more helpful throughout the whole process: from booking to arrival and finally departure. They made sure our every need was met without being intrusive. We couldn't have asked for more. The cabin is well appointed with every comfort from home you could possibly need - and a few extras, like a telescope to star gaze! Not only is the accommodation of fantastic quality, but the location is great too. So close to so many parks - one day we went walking through the snow at the beautiful Donner Lake and the next day we were hiking in Malakoff Diggins state park (site of the world's largest hydraulic gold mine and breathtakingly beautiful). Nevada City is also very close by with some nice bars and restaurants but we loved the cabin so much we couldn't bring ourselves to venture out in the evening! We will be back to stay soon!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Magical and enchanting!

                        Magical and enchanting!

                        • Guest Susan_HAC110251 (Oakland, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/12/12
                        We just returned from one of the most magical trips I've experienced in quite awhile at Helen and Bill's guest house. From every window the view of woodlands greeted us. The deck provided a comfortable place to soak in the beauty, listen to the birds, relax with a book or a glass of wine, and play a game of Scrabble. Inside was a welcoming home filled with cozy furniture, attractive decor, and a very inviting bed -- with or without a mattress topper. A basket of treats and a lovely bottle of wine was left for us by our attentive and gracious hosts. We prepared most of our meals in the amply supplied kitchen but did have a delicious dinner at Leftie's in town. Helen and Bill provided some excellent recommendations for nature walks and were available to answer questions, provide information, and share some of the history of the area. We are already anticipating a return visit and we are so grateful to have discovered this enchanting place.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Great place for a peaceful weekend!

                        Great place for a peaceful weekend!

                        • Guest FrenchCalifornian (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/25/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/01/12
                        This place was very nice. As the listing and other reviewers point out, it is a very peaceful and relaxing place. The South Yuba River and its great swimming holes are about 5 minutes away by car. There are also great hikes to do from the property itself. I was there with my mother and my 6 year old daughter and both enjoyed the place. The owner was very helpful and provided us with fantastic details about the best places for hiking, swimming, and eating in the area. Helen even pointed out a free outdoors concert that was happening that weekend and left chairs for us to take to it. We were very well taken care of. I think it is the first time I regretted not meeting the owner of our vacation rental!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      • Charming Forest Getaway!

                        Charming Forest Getaway!

                        • Guest Jan D. (-)
                        • Date of stay 08/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/06/12
                        My husband and I thought we'd check out Grass Valley and found this amazing gem right in the middle of the forest! The drive up is beautiful, and once you get there the first thing you see is this sweet pond right in front of the house. The home is fresh and clean, the rooms are spacious including a huge deck off the living room with BBQ and table and chairs. Since the Olympics were on we did spend some couch potato time in the living room and we can say with authority that the sofa and chairs were ridiculously comfy! OK, I was too lazy to work out in the yoga room but there's always next time. The layout of the home was simple and nice, the decor was perfect for the setting. I appreciated the thoughtful touches like tons of hangers in the closet and Q-tips, cotton, shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom. The owner was super helpful but not overly "present" while we were there which was good. We loved that it was secluded yet only about 5 minutes from town. Now it's Monday and I'm at work, daydreaming of those wonderful trees out every window, the smell of them, and that pond in front. All in all this place is a great deal...we're going back for sure and recommend it highly.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Perfect House for a Relaxing Vacation

                        Perfect House for a Relaxing Vacation

                        • Guest Happy travelers (Wichita, Kansas )
                        • Date of stay 07/23/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/03/12
                        We recently enjoy a stay at this delightful home, a place to escape from the pressures of the workplace and unwind. The home has a surprisingly spacious layout, with a large bedroom and a roomy dining/living area. The entire house is up-to-date and extremely clean. We slept soundly on the comfortable bed, and received a surprise wake-up call with a gentle, passing morning drizzle. The sun quickly peeked out and we enjoyed our leisurely day in the woods with walks, reading and just generally relaxing. The private deck is a great place to dine or just spend some time looking off into the forest. Tucked away in the woods, the home is within a 15-minute drive of Nevada City and all its attractions. While we really didn’t cook, there’s a full kitchen with all the accessories you need to create a meal. We liked the extras, such as an onsite cell phone with service to the outside world. There’s also a TV with a full selection of channels for entertainment, if you so choose. For us, though, just being out in nature was entertainment enough. The owners are quite helpful and nearby if needed, but you’re ensured your privacy, too. We loved the super-quiet night and gazing up at the stars overhead. This is not the place for you if you’re looking for noise and “excitement,” but it’s perfect if you want peace and quiet and are looking to unwind. We really only had one problem: Our vacation there was too short!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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                      2 night min stay
                      $125 $125
                      Sat, Sun
                      $679 $2,250
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $40
                      • Cleaning Fee $75
                      • Each Additional Adult $40 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1980

                      About the owner: This property was originally purchased in 1980 as a weekend retreat from our hectic lives in the Bay Area. The Guest House was built in 1991.

                      Why the Owner Chose Nevada City:
                      We love this area for so many reasons. Our property is secluded and provides a private oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet, it is a quick 12 minute drive to Nevada City or a 15 minute drive to Grass Valley for fun shopping, great dining, live theater, wonderful musical performances, and a first-class community food coop with healthy offerings – to supplement what is not available at the summer farmer’s markets! We are honored to be able to share the joys of this area with our guests.


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                      Photos

                      • The Guest House - Nestled in the trees

                        The Guest House - Nestled in the trees

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Bathroom with separate area for vanity

                        Bathroom with separate area for vanity

                      • Double sliding doors lead to the large deck

                        Double sliding doors lead to the large deck

                      • Forest view from the Deck

                        Forest view from the Deck

                      • Lower Pond

                        Lower Pond

                      • Exterior of Yoga Studio

                        Exterior of Yoga Studio

                      • Driveway leading to the property

                        Driveway leading to the property

                      • Dining Area with Oak table and chairs

                        Dining Area with Oak table and chairs

                      • Bedroom with Queen size bed

                        Bedroom with Queen size bed

                      • Spacious view of the Dining and Living areas

                        Spacious view of the Dining and Living areas

                      • Deck with Table and Chairs

                        Deck with Table and Chairs

                      • Upper Pond

                        Upper Pond

                      • Park-like Grounds

                        Park-like Grounds

                      • Yoga Studio rental includes mats and towels

                        Yoga Studio rental includes mats and towels

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

                      $125 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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