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