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Spanish Creek Cottage Private Waterfront Year Round

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Creek- front property! A lovely shady patio to the left of the entrance awaits.


Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This unique cottage boasts of 200 feet of secluded creek-frontage on Spanish Creek, and two plus acres of your own private estate. The cottage is tucked off the main road (Hwy.70) in a park-like setting of lawn and beautiful landscaping - offering visitors privacy and seclusion not found in many properties. This is a true get-away!

Just minutes from the town of Quincy, this home is off the beaten path, yet as close to civilization as you want or need to be. Quincy is the county seat for Plumas County, and has a small-town charm all its own. It offers a movie theatre, bowling alley, two grocery stores, as well as a wonderful natural healthfood store.

Quincy is a railroad town and the train runs up this beautiful river canyon on its way through the Sierra Nevada Range. In fact, many of our visitors stay just for the trains, and those who didn't know about them leave entranced. We love the trains, it's like having your own giant train set in the backyard! The trestle is legendary - on the highway you will see train buffs waiting to catch a glimpse of a train crossing the Keddie Wye trestle. You can enjoy a piece of this history right from your yard. Well water contains some iron and manganese and although it is considered potable, we supply you with Sparkletts water for your drinking needs.

Spring and fall offer excellent trout fishing in front of the property; and can be a fly fisherman's paradise at times. Just minutes from the town of Quincy, the home is private, yet as close to stores and local events. Summer offers warm, sunny weather with unlimited recreation, creeks and lakes for swimming, plus the High Sierra Music Festival and a County Fair.

Check out Gansner Park on the left as you head into town; or visit the best swimming hole and rope swing in Plumas County. Its great for kids - big and small. This get-away cottage is centrally located in Plumas County. It is within a 30 minute drive of Antelope and Bucks Lake, and is only 45 minutes from Lake Almanor. All three offer water-skiing, fishing, and camping.

Quincy and the surrounding area are a perfect location for bicyclist of all levels. For beginners or family cruising, Chandler road (five minute drive from cottage) offers a flat loop around the North side of Quincy - with several swimming holes on Spanish Creek to cool off in during your ride. This flat and very scenic tour is on a true country road and is a great ride for the whole family!

For the more experienced rider, the Quincy LaPorte is a 60 mile out and back - with a major summit climb. Greenville and Taylorsville also offer some of the finest cycling in the Sierras, and are within a 15-minute drive of the cottage. Both of these rides are absolutely beautiful and free any hectic traffic.

For White water enthusiasts, the North Fork of the Feather River has scheduled Summer releases which provide for good summer water levels for kayakers and rafters alike. Spanish Creek also offers seasonal flows in the Spring,and is a great tube run to break the summer heat.

You can enjoy day trips to Truckee or Reno, which are within a 90 minute drive, or you can visit nearby Graeagle or Portola which offer golf, shopping and a train museum. If all this isn't enough, Lassen National Park is just a two-hour drive away, and features bubbling sulphur pots and is one of North America's last active volcanoes.

Whether you are seeking relaxation or recreational activity, this area has something for everyone!
Note: This cottage is adjacent to two other private homes. Please, when visiting, respect the privacy of your neighbors.

*** If you do not see the dates you are looking for please call for details on our new Loft Apartment in Historic Downtown Quincy.
VRBO Listing #319995.

Owner, Cecilia Reynolds lives next door and is available to answer any questions or needs you may have.

Keywords: Cabin, Retreat, Family home, Fishing Lodge, Family vacation, Dogs, Dogs, Dogs, Sierra Headquarters, Central Plumas County


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years and up....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids, large and small, love the creek and being in the country. There is a big lawn for croquet, frisbee, badminton, whatever you can dream up. The creekside deck is perfect for sunning or having that first cup of coffee in the morning, while listening to the birds and the water running over rocks. There is a shady deck to one side of the cottage where the BBQ is placed, a small table and chairs. (If you have a larger group, ask for the folding tables and chairs for outdoor dining!) Even though I have now connected the TV to DirecTV, consider bringing DVDs for the kids to watch or turn off the electronics and see what happens when the family is unplugged! Many of my repeat families love the interaction that occurs when the 'wires' are cut....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Great place for dogs although care should be taken in the evenings and nights as this is forest land. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    A PackN Play is available. Bring your own linens....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s) in Living Room: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    When Living Room beds are in use, there is no seating avail....moreless

  • The Queen bedrooms are on either side of the full bath. The third bedroom with the twin beds is located off the laundry-kitchen....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    Lots of books on the West and of Local interest....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Badminton set and new in 2013 croquet set....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    iPod dock and CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a DVD player connected to the TV. New in 2012 - the TV is connected to DirecTv with many popular channels. But, DO consider spending most of your time outdoors and disconnect!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Watch the trains on their way to and from the Bay area. The famous Keddie Wye Trestle (2 tracks, the BNSF and the UP), spans the river canyon right at the property....moreless

  • Rural:

    Unplug. Step back in time, enjoy the quiet, laid-back days of a time gone by. Many parents comment that the time spent here was fantastic for their families - the kids played together, talked more....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Year round river/creek with full flows steps from property. Catch crawdads, skip stones, swim, wade, tube and float. Great swimming hole with sandy bottom just a 10 minute walk following the river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar with 2 stools in addition....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Indoor swamp cooler for the occasional hot day. Just add water or Ice and turn it on!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heater fashioned to look like a wood burning stove....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Limited cell access from property. Enjoy life without interruptions! Unplug and relax....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 4-5 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local dialing or use your phone card for long distance. Cell service ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full dish set for 16. Full silverware for 16. Lots of glasses and plastic glasses for outside. Steak knives....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cuisinart food processor and blender....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water is provided in a Sparkletts style dispenser. Paper goods - towels, tp, napkins are provided. Spices, salt, pepper, condiments are on hand. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    18 cu ft refrigerator. Use of second fridge with permission....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks, one sunny with chaise lounges for sunning; the other shady with a table and chairs and a settee....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large lawn for croquet, badminton, hose and sprinklers and especially, STARGAZING. Wow. ...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2015
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning for 6 or less $75
  • Tax Rate 11%


Pets with prior approval are welcome. Please let me know if you are bringing a pet as I have a Pet Addendum for your information and signature.

Cleaning for 6+ guests is $100

A 50% deposit is due upon booking. The balance is due 30 days before check-in. Exceptions: High Sierra Music Festival the balance is due 45 days before check-in.

Reservations cancelled 30 days (45 for HSMF) are refunded in full. Cancellations within 2 weeks of check-in receive a 50% refund.

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno Tahoe International
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plumas Club, Main St. Sports and Martinis,
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mt. Hough 10 mi, Graeagle area has 4+
Nearest Train
BNSF and UP lines converge at the Keddie Wye
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Moon's, Sweet Lorraine's, Morning Thunder, More
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Buck's Lake for snowshoeing and back country ski

Car: Necessary

Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Cycling (road and mountain). The creek provides a wonderful place for children and dogs to play (adults too!) Try panning for gold, skipping stones, catching crawdads and playing with floatie toys.

Buck's Lake is a 30 minute, beautiful drive from the cottage. Rent a boat, kayak or paddle board. Canyon Dam at Lake Almanor also has SUP, kayak and canoe rentals - just 30 minutes from the cottage.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I live next door - each property is approx 3 acres and enjoy river front access. I purchased my house in 2003 and am delighted to add the Keddie Cottage to my property. I live there all year round and enjoy the 4 seasons. It is beautiful at any time of the year.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Creek- front property!  A lovely shady patio to the left of the entrance awaits.

    Creek- front property! A lovely shady patio to the left of the entrance awaits.

  • Knotty pine living room and fully equipped sunny kitchen.  Newly remodeled in 15

    Knotty pine living room and fully equipped sunny kitchen. Newly remodeled in 15

  • Entrance to the Keddie Cottage property.  A peek of the barn to the left.

    Entrance to the Keddie Cottage property. A peek of the barn to the left.

  • Sun deck with stairs accessing the creek.

    Sun deck with stairs accessing the creek.

  • Spanish Creek runs all year.  Fun for the kids, dogs and fishermen in the family

    Spanish Creek runs all year. Fun for the kids, dogs and fishermen in the family

  • Spanish Creek with the famous Keddie Wye Trestle in the distance.

    Spanish Creek with the famous Keddie Wye Trestle in the distance.

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