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On the Divide. Family Friendly. Horse Friendly. Dog Friendly. (Licence # 50417)

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Welcome! The Country Cottage Saint Francis of Assisi Country Kitchen Living Room Living Room Dining Room to Living Room Hallway Twin beds Queen Bed in middle room King Bed in Master Suite Master Bathroom master bathroom shower Master Bathroom relax in this beautiful clawfoot tub Back Deck with Hot Tub The Olive Tree The driveway up to The Cottages The Orchard Cottage The Barn from The Orchard Cottage yard Winter dormant yard of The Orchard Cottage Living Room Den in The Orchard Cottage Orchard Cottage Dining Kitchen and Dining in The Orchard Cottage

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Last updated: 03/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pilot Hill house description

Enjoy the comfort and quiet setting of this charming property on The American River Divide in Historic Pilot Hill. Both Cottages can be reserved individually or together and can accomodate families or groups of up to 6 - 8 persons per cottage. Each cottage has 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry and a fully equiped kitchen - all dishes, utensils and linens are provided. Lush gardens on the property make it ideal for weddings, receptions, familiy reunions, parties and more. For those guests who travel with their horses and want to explore this area by horseback, there is a stabling area, pasture and round corral. It is a short drive to several trail heads including The Western States/Tevis trails for endurance runners and riders. Visitors to the Gold Country will find The Cottages a charming and relaxing vacation destination.

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs okay with special arraingement. Horses welcome....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Books
          • Video Library

          Communications

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Hot tub is on the deck of the Country Cottage only....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Massage Therapist

                      Other Activities

                          • The Cottages are centrally located in the Gold Country, just minutes from Folsom Lake boating, The American River, Historic Coloma, wine tasting, and fantastic hiking, biking, kayaking, white water rafting and horse riding trails including the Western States Trail, Tevis, Olmstead Loop in Cool and Cronan Ranch in Coloma. For your winter vacation, The Cottages are a short drive from lake tahoe Ski Resorts. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Family Getaway

                            Family Getaway

                            • Guest Joan and John (Santa Cruz CA USA)
                            • Date of stay 12/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/09/14
                            The photos of this property do not do the house and surrounding landscape justice. The house is very spacious and comfortable and very well maintained. The views are exceptional in the nearby landscaping and the mountains in the distance. It was a bonus to have our dogs welcomed and comfortable in the fully fenced yard. Walking on the small country road next door for our morning workout was convenient and beautiful as well. The house is nicely located for exploration of the gold country, a short 8 miles from where gold was discovered in California. Kalin was very helpful and quick to respond to emails and phone calls. We hope to return in April when our son runs the Folsom to Auburn American River 50 miler!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Fun getaway

                            Fun getaway

                            • Guest Hedi (United States)
                            • Date of stay 08/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/07/13
                            I rented this place for my son's bachelor getaway as a gift. He invited 4 friends and his two brothers to stay at this place. Kalin and Mike(met at the place) were very nice and accommodating. They were so easy to deal with and communication with the owners exceed my expectation. Following are some my three son's comments: - address is painted on a small stick and very easy to miss. - patio lights and some random indoor lights are out. - no tv and Internet - garbage can is so tiny and you have to walk across to the other side for the big dumpster However the place is - so spacious and have plenty of sleeping area for quite a number of people. - lots of games and entertainment , pool table, darts and Crockett - location is 10 to 15 minutes from the river rafting and zip lining. While Safeway is about 20 minutes drive. - instruction to get in is easy to follow. And the hot tub truly enjoyed by these young man. This really is a weekend getaway and easy communication with the owners is the best. By the way I receive the refundable deposit in no time without having to follow up with Kalin. If ever we are in the area I would not hesitate renting this place and recommend to our friends. Oh! The rate is so reasonable..... -

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers.

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                          • Great House and Hot Tub

                            Great House and Hot Tub

                            • Guest Jane (San Francisco)
                            • Date of stay 05/31/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/13/13
                            Very nice place! The house was perfect for us and our dog. We could even have had a few more people for no extra charge! Everything was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed (although there was a bit of an ant problem coming through the light socket to the right of the stove....but this is the country and you have to expect things like that in the early spring. I sprayed some insect repellent, I had with me, around the area and along the window ledges and that took care of it). The living room and dining rooms are charming and relaxing, overlooking the mountains, get ready for a stunning sunset! Two comfortable chairs and a sofa and a nice table in the dining room. Even an easel and paints are there should you feel inspired! Plenty of good movies to watch and books to read. The bedrooms are practically their own apartment (except for the twin beds in one room which are perfectly suitable for kids or adults who do not want the same bed, two of the rooms have a seating area). Very nice fenced in yard, the dog loves the cat tails growing out of the bubbly pond in front of the living room. A nice long gated driveway plenty of parking and nice neighbors (two very sweet horses across the way and a few donkeys in the neighboring yard). There was even a rooster to awaken us in the morning (albeit a pretty quiet one, we had a good laugh at the fact that it faded very quickly on the final "doo" portion of it's "cockadoodle-doo". There was even a piano, which was in need of a tune, but very playable. Oh, and did I mention the pool table and CD collection in the garage/rec room? A little hot and a work in progress, but perfect for large gatherings. Nice quiet surroundings and views of shooting stars from the hot tub and huge back deck. Good barbeque and plenty of snacks, tea, coffee, even dog food if you'd forgotten yours. It's a remote area, very close to the American River, with spectacular view of the snow-topped Sierras dozens of miles off in the distance. We'll be back for sure! Next time we're bringing a canoe or blow up boat to go on the river! In short....LOVELY!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Still gold in the Sierra foothills!

                            Still gold in the Sierra foothills!

                            • Guest Nick Hitchko (San Francisco)
                            • Date of stay 05/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/10/13
                            My Memorial Day weekend getaway here was a true escspe from San Francisco. The sprawling land, jacuzzi, and vistas of the snow-capped Sierras set the stage for a perfectly tranquil wknd. This house is a rare gem that offers both modern ammenities (pool table, spa, all cooking/cleaning supplies) and cabin charm. The reading den was reminiscent of my grandfather's and provided another soothing option. The master berroom shower alone was worth the trip! This place will feel like home. Thank you so much. Nick

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Exactly what we were looking for.......almost

                            Exactly what we were looking for.......almost

                            • Guest kellmyster (washington)
                            • Date of stay 03/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                            First off let me say how pleasant it was to work with the owners. Quick and simple response to all emails. The house is right in the location we needed. Nice quiet and peaceful setting in rural area. Private gate to the house.. big kitchen. Wonderful. The not so wonderful things are minor but worth mentioning. The shower curtain should be cut to fit because of the unique design of the shower makes it hang on the floor or in the drain. The house is big and we rented with a possible 8 people to stay and it has a 3 cup coffee maker in the kitchen, it should have a full sized coffee maker 10-12 cup. Although I was happy with the french press, others were not. We cooked a few meals there,and the frying pans are not non-stick and really need to be. The stove is gas and the first day worked great, after that the self lighter was stuck and trying to spark to light a burner so we unplugged that. We also created some garbage, with no trash containers around. We did find one up at the barn. Our wifes thought the kitchen was not clean enough and I seen the wash cloth after it cleaned the wood block table, it was a problem. The girls spent some time getting the kitchen good enough for them to use. My wife and I had the master bedroom, bed was comfortable, the only shower in the house is through the master. Not really a problem for me. The guys spend an afternoon trying to get the tv to work, its set up for movies only. (some good movies stocked for everyone with lots of kid titles) Bottom line .....The guys thought it was OK, and the girls wanted me to complain about the cleanliness. So its just like home.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                          • Spacious but cozy getaway

                            Spacious but cozy getaway

                            • Guest NicoG (San Francisco)
                            • Date of stay 11/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/13/13
                            My husband and I stayed for a week over this past Thanksgiving holiday. We actually cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal at the cottage (there's a double oven)! The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of firewood- we had the fireplace in the kitchen going 24-7, and the cottage was nicely appointed. The master bedroom has an awesome stone walled shower and a hot tub out the back door. It's also conveniently located near multiple wineries and even a few breweries. By the end of our vacation, we didn't want to leave! We will definitely stay again in the future.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Brian & Shauna

                            Brian & Shauna

                            • Guest murph (Eagle Point, Oregon)
                            • Date of stay 01/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/06/13
                            This was a relaxing and beautiful place to stay. Many fun things to do and a lovely area. Would come back!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          2 night min stay
                          $185
                          $1,190 $2,750
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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Tax Rate 10%

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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Sacramento at 30 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Auburn at 11 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: 80 at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Lotus / Coloma at 7.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Hindquarter House at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Boreal Mountain Resort at 67 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Hinquarter House at 2 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          About the owner: From the Bay Area, we moved our family of kids, dogs & horses up to the beautiful Divide in 2005. Half-way betweeen The Bay and the Slopes we found this community irresistable. For our first 6 years up here we continued to work in the East Bay as the Owners of a Walnut Creek hair studio. In early 2012 the opportunity to exchange our hair business for full time local life couldn't be passed up. Now we are busier than ever helping in the school gardens and coaching our girls teams. This really is a fabulous place to raise our girls and truely enjoy life. We love being able to offer our cottages as a comfortable, central location for visitors of the Gold Country to stay. We know you are going to enjoy it here as much as we do.

                          Why the Owner Chose Pilot Hill:
                          We found Pilot Hill on our way up to the slopes snow-boarding and fell in love with The Divide at once. Our family enjoys Nature's playgroung at its finest all year. In the heat of Summer we go swimming, canoeing, or fishing in the lakes and rivers, year round we get out on the many miles of trails with our horses or hiking and biking, and in Winter it is a short drive up to the slopes. At the end of a busy day we might go for dinner at the local Grill/Pizza where we always see others from our small community.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          With 2 cottages on this property there is much to offer. The older Country Cottage is nestled in the trees and old garden growth. This cottage has a cabin feel with wood paneling and flooring, a large country kitchen, wandering floor plan and unique bathrooms. Sit under the olive tree while you enjoy the surrounding gardens in their various stage of bloom, relax in the hot tub after your adventurous day exploring the Gold Country, play a game of pool, or snuggle up in front of a wood stove with a favorite book. The more modern Orchard Cottage offers open Mountain Views from the front room and generous sun deck. Sip your morning tea while sitting on the deck and look out over your horses in the pasture and plan your days trail adventure. Follow the garden paths to the orchard and enjoy seasonal fruit off the trees. This cottage can also use a separate entrance if you wish.


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                          Photos

                          • Welcome!

                            Welcome!

                          • Saint Francis of Assisi

                            Saint Francis of Assisi

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Dining Room to Living Room

                            Dining Room to Living Room

                          • Twin beds

                            Twin beds

                          • King Bed in Master Suite

                            King Bed in Master Suite

                          • master bathroom shower

                            master bathroom shower

                          • relax in this beautiful clawfoot tub

                            relax in this beautiful clawfoot tub

                          • The Olive Tree

                            The Olive Tree

                          • The Orchard Cottage

                            The Orchard Cottage

                          • Winter dormant yard of The Orchard Cottage

                            Winter dormant yard of The Orchard Cottage

                          • Orchard Cottage Dining

                            Orchard Cottage Dining

                          • The Country Cottage

                            The Country Cottage

                          • Country Kitchen

                            Country Kitchen

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Hallway

                            Hallway

                          • Queen Bed in middle room

                            Queen Bed in middle room

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • Back Deck with Hot Tub

                            Back Deck with Hot Tub

                          • The driveway up to The Cottages

                            The driveway up to The Cottages

                          • The Barn from The Orchard Cottage yard

                            The Barn from The Orchard Cottage yard

                          • Living Room Den in The Orchard Cottage

                            Living Room Den in The Orchard Cottage

                          • Kitchen and Dining in The Orchard Cottage

                            Kitchen and Dining in The Orchard Cottage

                          VRBO #456960

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

                          $185 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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