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17 Acre Log Retreat with Trout Stream & Wildlife Galore!

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rugged and rustic seventeen acre secluded family retreat. Our 3400 square foot log cabin nestled on the side of a small mountain in the Sierra Nevada isn't overly fancy, sleeps 14+, and is perfect for family reunions or quiet retreats. Watch wild turkey and deer as you relax on one of our expansive decks. Summer or winter, our home has something to offer. In summer, you can splash in our cool-off pool (June-Sept) or try fishing or swimming in Wolf Creek after hiking to the top of the mountain… not easy. You can bike ride, hike, or investigate the Immigrant Trail. Local Rivers and lakes offer an abundance of fishing and water sports and you can explore picturesque Donner Lake, or golf and dine at Alta Sierra Country Club just minutes away. In winter, you’ll only be an hour or so away from world-class Alpine Ski areas of Lake Tahoe, just under two hours to Reno, and only about two and a half hours from the San Francisco Bay area. The local Gold Rush towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley offer fine dining and many seasonal festivals. The cabin itself, while not luxurios, is a ruggedly comfortable and relaxing retreat. Reconnect with family and friends or just soak-in the peaceful music of chirping birds and gentle breezes while you watch the deer and turkeys. Whatever you’re looking for, whatever the season, this is the place.

Nearby Attractions:
• The American River is 30 minutes from the cabin. It’s a popular destination for whitewater rafting, especially May through September. Raft rentals and/or group rafting tours are available in the nearby towns of Weimar and Auburn.

• Other popular attractions in the area include hiking, cycling and gold panning.

• Local golf courses host picturesque views and host players of all levels.

• Children’s fun park with go carts, arcade and mini-golf just 20 minutes up the road.

•Tahoe and Reno are to the east on Interstate 80.

Tahoe, only 77 miles up the road, is a popular destination for outdoor adventurers throughout the four seasons. The casinos of Reno are only 97 miles from the cabin.

• Auburn, known as the 'Endurance Sports Capital of the World,' is 15 minutes to the West. Between June and October. The Tevis Cup horse race and the Western States 100 Mile (160 km) Endurance Run highlight Auburn as a center of endurance sports events.

• Sacramento is 45 minutes to the west, and San Francisco is an easy drive of 2 1/2 hours. Both of these nearby cosmopolitan cities host international airports and are hubs for dining and entertainment.

• 2 great lakes are only 25 minutes away, Rollins Lake, near the town of Colfax, and Scott’s Flat Lake east of Nevada City. Swimming, boating and fishing are popular in both lakes in the summer.

• Winter sports like snowboarding and skiing are available in nearby Tahoe and Northstar. Ski resorts such as Boreal are under an hour away.

Summary of Activities (on site or nearby):

Movie Theaters
Alpine Skiing
Biking Cross Country Skiing
Mountain Biking
Wine Tasting

Our cabin is your private wooded retreat, sitting on a cul-de-sac in the trees on a 17 acre parcel with only one visible neighbor.

Surrounded by oak and pine woodland and forested hills our 17 acres retreat has plenty of room for rambling with your family and friends with a stream for swimming and fishing only a 3 minute walk from the house.

There is a game table, board games as well as WII and Wifi, an extensive DVD collection and stereo with iPod/iPhone dock.

A comprehensive hiking and recreation binder is provided at the house with maps and descriptions of local hikes, swimming and fishing holes, restaurants, scenic drives and horseback rides to help you plan your time.

The 3400 sq ft house has a cozy wood-burning stove and a 50” flat screen and a DVD projector with screen. There are 5 bedrooms: 1 oversized (84” double bunk bed with trundle--sleeps up to 6), 1 bedroom with 2 twins, two bedrooms with queen beds (1 is a Tempurpedic adjustable bed with massager) and private baths, and 1 bedroom with a double. There is also a queen sleeper sofa.

Drive just a few more miles up the mountain and see picturesque Nevada City and sister city Grass Valley, two gold rush towns established in the 1850’s and enjoy antiquing and art hunting in their historic streets. Both towns have lovely gift shops and diverse eateries from down-home to upscale. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also available in Nevada City. Go for a tour of Nevada County’s county's many mines in our historic old west towns or drive to Apple Hill for fresh cider and apple pies.

There are many opportunities for fishing in our beautiful mountain lakes, streams and rivers, and water-sport enthusiasts will enjoy jet skiing, boating and water skiing. Our area also has several Country Clubs for golfing.

Relax and watch the abundant wildlife or use the cabin as a hub for some of the best outdoor activities in the Sierras. Our mountain region is a mecca for outdoor and food enthusiasts from all over the country.

Naturalists and bird watchers will have wildlife viewing galore as our local Sierra Nevada mountains and woodlands come alive in the Spring with baby turkeys, quail and gangly spotted fawns as well as native wildflowers and blossoming, heavenly scented buckeye.

Other Amenities
• Spa

• Cool-off above ground pool with small locked deck. No unattended children please.

Fishing stream on property.


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Strictly a non-smoking property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    3 Double Beds oversized wooden bunk-bed with pull-out...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1st flr apartment full bath, double bed, sofa, pellet stove...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 1 log queen bed, Tempurpedic adjustable with massager, sitting area with TV, full bath, double shower, double sink, private deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Double shower, double sink, toilet



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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Neslted in the Wolf Creek Valley and surrounded by 500 foot forested peaks of the Sierra Nevada....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 Dining tables Seats: 8 + 10 18 total 400 sq. ft. dining and kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For each registered guest...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 couches an 1 love seat...moreless

  • Parking:

    Up to 6 cars, gravel driveway, no garage parking...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen and dining room combo (440+ sq. ft.). With sofa...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double Oven...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    The number of bikes fluctuates!...moreless

  • Boat:

    There is a small row boat available on request on the creek (Summer only)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our 3 decks combine for more than 1000 sq. ft. of deck! ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Just 5 minutes up the road at Alta Sierra Country Club...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    About 50 miles from great Sierra Skiing...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Small cooling off above-ground pool with small deck. ...moreless



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from 8 traveler reviews
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Early Summer
May 21 - Jul 12, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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$399 $499
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Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning and prep fee $145
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Cancellation Policy:

100% if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. No refund if booking is cancelled less than 60 days prior to scheduled arrival.

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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56 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alta Sierra Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alta Sierra Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Alta Sierra Country Club
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seal Rocks, Golden Gate Recreation Area

Our home is located in the beautiful Gold Country of California near the picturesque mining towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Skiing, water and snow, (depending on the season) fishing, hiking, cycling, rafting, kayaking and horseback riding are just a few of the outdoor activities within an easy drive of our home.


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  • Partial Front of House

    Partial Front of House

  • Relaxing evening around the fire and under the stars..

    Relaxing evening around the fire and under the stars..

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View Towards Front Door

    View Towards Front Door

  • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom Sitting Area

  • Bed Room With Oversized Double Bed Bunk

    Bed Room With Oversized Double Bed Bunk

  • Swimming and Fishing Hole on Property, water is actually deeper than it looks!

    Swimming and Fishing Hole on Property, water is actually deeper than it looks!

  • Rafting nearby on the American River!

    Rafting nearby on the American River!

  • Keep Tahoe Blue!

    Keep Tahoe Blue!

  • Evening in Grass Valley

    Evening in Grass Valley

  • Part of Deck and Spa in Front of Downstairs Apartment

    Part of Deck and Spa in Front of Downstairs Apartment

  • Comfortable Living Room

    Comfortable Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Downstairs Apartment With Pellet Stove, Private Bath and Deck.

    Downstairs Apartment With Pellet Stove, Private Bath and Deck.

  • Kids At Northstar Ski Resort

    Kids At Northstar Ski Resort

  • Our son jumping into a secluded swimming hole on the American River.

    Our son jumping into a secluded swimming hole on the American River.

  • Kayaking on Lake Tahoe

    Kayaking on Lake Tahoe

  • Alta Sierra Country Club just up the street

    Alta Sierra Country Club just up the street

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