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60-Acre Private Paradise for People & Their Pets - with Hot Tub!

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Dogs love our private pond! You can also see house at top of hill.

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sutter Creek house description

Escape to the beautiful Sierra foothills to enjoy nature from the comforts of a luxurious hilltop hideaway home with spectacular sunset views. It’s the best of both worlds with the privacy of 60 fenced rural acres plus the conveniences of being only a few miles from town (between Pine Grove, Jackson and Sutter Creek). We built our vacation home in 2009 and re-furnished it for rental in 2013 with the best of everything. The heart of our open-concept home is a huge 15’x15’ gourmet kitchen that is ideal for entertaining with granite counter tops and stainless appliances including a warming drawer, convection oven and Thermador gas stove. The dining table comfortably seats 8 with more eating space outdoors, all with magnificent views.

The large master bedroom has a brand new queen bed with foam topper, high vaulted ceilings, a huge walk-in closet, and an attached master bath with spacious double-sinks and double-shower. Heated floors, make-up vanity and a separate toilet room make the large en-suite extra special. The 2nd bedroom is also large with a new plush queen-sized bed as well. The 2nd bathroom has a tub/shower and generous counter space. The additional beds are a new full-sized spring-coiled futon sofa in the over-sized “mud room” (which has doors for privacy), and a fold-away single bed. Every room in the house is uncluttered with plenty of drawer/cabinet storage space for guests. The house is 1-story with no steps and 36” doorways so is handicapped accessible.

What makes our Dog & Pony Ranch so special are the features that have been designed for 4-footed family members who are not only “pets considered” but PETS WELCOME! We chose dog-friendly stained concrete throughout most of the house which is not only beautiful but also easily cleaned. New leather sofas and chairs repel dog hair and no delicate décor is below tail level. An artificial grass front lawn is perfect for fetch sessions or agility training (jumps, weave, tunnel and teeter are available). There is a dog-door to our wrought iron fenced “back yard”. We’ve also field-fenced the perimeter of our 60-acre property so dogs can roam off-leash. Miles of well-marked private hiking trails through the rolling hills (2200’ elevation) provide exciting deer, rabbit, turkey and other wildlife smells for your canines to explore with you. Our dogs’ favorite feature is the large 50’x70’ swimming pond complete with a dock where our dogs practice their dock diving. Yes, people can enjoy the hiking and swimming too, but we think it’s so much better with man’s best friend by your side!

For additional human entertainment, we have a big 58”flat screen TV with Direct TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Netflix, and enhanced stereo sound including an MP3 connector. There are bookcases full of books, puzzles and games. Our 3-car garage has been finished into a fun game room with ping-pong table, Foosball and dart board (please use the covered parking area for your cars). Outdoor games include a regulation width/height basketball court and bocce balls to play on the lawn. There’s wireless high-speed internet and a desktop computer for guests to use. An outdoor covered patio with seating set and hot tub provides a perfect place to watch the sun set over the neighboring vineyards, and then light up the fire pit and gaze at the stars while listening to the crickets chirp.

If this sounds like the peaceful getaway you need, please contact us to make your reservation!

NOTE: We will be temporarily closing during the first part of 2015 to expand and make the Dog & Pony Ranch bigger and better! Rest assured, we will be re-opening mid-2015 and looking forward to sharing our special dog-friendly place with all the wonderful people who have inspired us to continue down this path. Updates and construction photos will be sent to our email list (contact Cyndi if you'd like to be added).

Location Keywords: Gold Country, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Pine Grove, Volcano, Pioneer, Kirkwood

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            PETS WELCOME! Our property and home have been designed for well-behaved pets. No extra charge unless damages....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Designated outside smoking area with ashcan away from house. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Single story with no steps, 36” doorways, handheld shower ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

            Large room with lots of storage space and desk...moreless

          • Guest bedroom : 1 queen

            With desk and computer too...moreless

          • Mudroom : 1 double

            Like a small bedroom with doors, drawers, and hanging space....moreless

          • Fold-out single (guest #7)

            Stored in master closet and can move to where you prefer....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master bath: toilet, shower

            Double sinks and double shower...moreless

          • Guest bath: combination tub/shower, toilet

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped incl. stand mixer, food processor, crock pot, blender, etc....moreless

          • Dining:

            Also outdoor dining on patio, near pond, and picnic view spot...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Standard filter with separate burr grinder...moreless

          • Oven:

            Convection, plus warming drawer...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Carport for 4 cars or boat/RV (with hookups). Additions spaces near house for 6-10 cars....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            AC plus whole house fan and ceiling fans throughout for fresh air...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heat, woodstove and heated master bath floors...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Firewood provided for wood stove and outdoor fire pit...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Outdoor propane fireplace and wood burning fire pit...moreless

          • Garage:

            Finished as game room ...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Private hiking trails on fenced 60 acres plus secure backyard fence (both shown on DogPony.com). Basketball court (college lined and regulation-height baskets). ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Game Room:

                Indoor games: ping pong, foosball, dartboard and lots of space to play. Outdoor games include basketball, football, frisbee golf and bocce ball....moreless

              • Games:

                Cards, board games, puzzles plus many more indoor/outdoor games in game room....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Netflix player and service...moreless

              • Stereo:

                With MP3 connection...moreless

              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Foosball

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Free local and incoming calls. Rural cell coverage best from AT&T...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Large 50' x 70' swimming pond is like a natural style pool. Circulation / aeration, treated water, and liner keep it cleaner than typical ponds....moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                New 4-person spa on covered outdoor patio with awesome views....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Artificial grass lawn that's perfect for fetching or agility practice. Fenced backyard plus 60 acre perimeter fence shown on DogPony.com website....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered patio with outdoor seating, ceiling fan, lights and mister fan!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber BBQ kettle plus wood fire pit...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Rural
              • Waterfront
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Ruins
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Groceries
              • Spelunking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Antiquing
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Basketball Court
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Couples Discount: ~20% off!
              Jan 20 - Nov 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $279 $319
              Fri, Sat
              $1,599

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $349 $399
              Fri, Sat
              $1,999

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning Fee $120
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

              Standard rate is for 3-7 people and isn't auto-calculated correctly by VRBO for per person, so email owner (instead of using booking online) to get standard rate.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/13/2014
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              Location

              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 88
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Gallaghers Pub (sports bar with pool)
              50 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Kirkwood
              14 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mace Meadows in Pioneer (+ 2 others nearby)
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Giannini's Italian in Pine Grove

              When you’re ready to venture off this wonderful 60-acre getaway, there is even more to do within a 15-60 minute drive including 37 Amador County wineries, winter skiing at Kirkwood, casino and shows at Jackson Rancheria, cave exploration, golf courses, many nearby lakes and rivers, antique shopping, gold and historical sites, and much more. For a list of local activities, check out our website or the information folder in our vacation home.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1998

              About the owner: As you probably guessed, we (Cyndi & Troy Harrell) are animal lovers and get frustrated by not having nice places we can bring our fur children. Our Dog & Pony Ranch has been an ideal solution for vacationing with our dogs and horses which is close enough to the Bay Area so we can getaway frequently. We are active in animal rescue (and also pet-therapy visits to senior centers) and have brought many of our foster dogs here who have found healing from their pasts while running off-leash and learning to become well-behaved family members. Cyndi manages the property and will respond quickly to all inquiries!

              Why the Owner Chose Sutter Creek:
              We are also avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who fell in love with the Jackson area during years of stopping here after skiing at Kirkwood on our way back to the Bay Area (an easy weekend 3 hr drive away from Jackson). After reading the local property pages many times at Mel & Faye’s Diner, we bought this 60-acre property in 1998 as raw land and have greatly enjoyed the 15-year journey of developing it into our Dog & Pony Ranch. It’s in a great location with large private acreage that is still close to the conveniences of town, close to skiing and many activities, with very usable land including a perfect hilltop house site with stunning sunset views. There have been so many interesting and sometimes frustrating lessons about rural living while adding well, septic, road, power, phone, fencing, pond and recreation features, horse facilities and finally our dream home. But now we're ready to share it with you.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We love entertaining friends and family at our Dog & Pony Ranch where we put our best foot/paw/hoof forward to welcome the many people (and their pets!) visiting over the years, first camping and later in our luxury home which we are now opening to the public for vacation rental when we are not in residence. Many guests have commented on the peaceful quiet and restorative feeling of our country getaway, which we have found very beneficial for stress relief from our high-tech Bay Area careers. We plan to semi-retire here in the future and will expand our vacation home to be a farm-stay complete with free range chickens/eggs, goats, llamas, horses, dogs, cats, and maybe more as our menagerie grows. Please come back and visit regularly to see how we continue to improve this magnificent property!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Dogs love our private pond!  You can also see house at top of hill.

                Dogs love our private pond! You can also see house at top of hill.

              • Lodge-style hilltop home with lawn perfect for fetching or agility.

                Lodge-style hilltop home with lawn perfect for fetching or agility.

              • Covered patio seating with hot tub and fire pit.

                Covered patio seating with hot tub and fire pit.

              • Incredible hilltop views from windows in bright and airy kitchen.

                Incredible hilltop views from windows in bright and airy kitchen.

              • Vaulted pine ceilings throughout, with leather furniture adding to ranch decor

                Vaulted pine ceilings throughout, with leather furniture adding to ranch decor

              • Master bedroom with French door, new queen-sized bed and soaring ceilings

                Master bedroom with French door, new queen-sized bed and soaring ceilings

              • Spacious double-sinks, handheld double-shower, separate vanity and toilet area

                Spacious double-sinks, handheld double-shower, separate vanity and toilet area

              • Guest bath has standard shower/tub plus large vanity counter top

                Guest bath has standard shower/tub plus large vanity counter top

              • Finished 3-car garage houses laundry and game room

                Finished 3-car garage houses laundry and game room

              • Outdoor sports include basketball, trails for hiking, biking (BYOB) & an arena

                Outdoor sports include basketball, trails for hiking, biking (BYOB) & an arena

              • People can enjoy the pond as well complete with patio table and views

                People can enjoy the pond as well complete with patio table and views

              • Beautiful views from private hiking trails on 60 fenced acres.

                Beautiful views from private hiking trails on 60 fenced acres.

              • Stunning sunset views to enjoy from back patio with outdoor hot tub.

                Stunning sunset views to enjoy from back patio with outdoor hot tub.

              • Nighttime on the ranch with a hint of the beautiful moon and stars you can see.

                Nighttime on the ranch with a hint of the beautiful moon and stars you can see.

              • Gourmet granite kitchen with new stainless appliances

                Gourmet granite kitchen with new stainless appliances

              • Open concept dining/living/kitchen is great for entertaining.

                Open concept dining/living/kitchen is great for entertaining.

              • Entertainment! 58” TV, satellite, Blu ray DVD, Netflix, WiFi, stereo with MP3

                Entertainment! 58” TV, satellite, Blu ray DVD, Netflix, WiFi, stereo with MP3

              • Elk-themed master with lots of storage including huge walk-in closet

                Elk-themed master with lots of storage including huge walk-in closet

              • Dog-themed guest room with new plush queen bed, computer/desk, and a dog door!

                Dog-themed guest room with new plush queen bed, computer/desk, and a dog door!

              • Oversized “mud” room is like a small 3rd bedroom with comfortable futon bed

                Oversized “mud” room is like a small 3rd bedroom with comfortable futon bed

              • Ping pong, foosball, darts, & bocce balls on the lawn provide fun games for all

                Ping pong, foosball, darts, & bocce balls on the lawn provide fun games for all

              • Active dogs may want to practice dock diving at the pond or agility on the lawn

                Active dogs may want to practice dock diving at the pond or agility on the lawn

              • Take a short hike to this picnic spot overlooking the neighboring vineyards

                Take a short hike to this picnic spot overlooking the neighboring vineyards

              • House layout including 3 covered patios and finished 3-car bonus room.

                House layout including 3 covered patios and finished 3-car bonus room.

              VRBO #486140

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 03, 2014

              $279 - $399 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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