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Sprawling 200-Acre Rustic Luxury Reserve.

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lake of the Pines estate description

For those who appreciate the finest in a luxury-rustic, Western retreat, imagine staying at a sprawling 200-acre private conservation ranch featuring a Sundance-style, tastefully decorated, custom-built complex which comfortably sleeps up to 18 guests. This exclusive country property in beautiful Grass Valley, CA, features a private creek,swimming pond with rowboats and zip-line, hiking trails,stone amphitheater with outdoor range and fire pit, lighted tennis and basketball court, and hot-tub.

The 5500 sq-ft main house, built by custom woodworkers, has a floor to ceiling family library in the great room with majestic, stone fireplace and large refectory table for group dinners. The main house sleeping accommodations include a 10 bed bunk wing,sleeping loft,and screened sleeping porch.

The 600 sq-ft gate house cottage is well appointed with walnut floors, hand plastered walls, tumbled marble and executive bath. 2 additional 300 sq-ft view bungalows overlook a picturesque valley. Each cottage is a short stroll from the swimming pond and main house. Each cottage contains a queen size bed, well appointed bath and private deck.
Golf, skiing, rafting,and biking are just a few of the activities accessible by short car trip from the ranch. The property is conveniently close to historic Sierra foothill cities, Auburn, Nevada and Grass Valley and the scenic Yuba and American Rivers. Our caretaker and cowboy concierge lives on the property in a separate unit away from the main ranch house and is on hand to ensure your stay is one to remember.

Due to County Regulations we cannot host weddings. We do welcome Bridal parties who are attending weddings at other venues.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Concierge
          • Staff


          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

          • Loft: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            private room...moreless

          • Bunk House : 1 double, 10 twin/ single

            dormitorty style bunk beds ...moreless

          • Screened Porch: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            seasonal aleeping accomodations...moreless

          • Gate House Suite: 1 queen

            Detached cottage...moreless

          • View Cottage 1: 1 queen

            Detached cottage...moreless

          • View Cottage 2: 1 queen

            Detached cottage...moreless

          • Main house sleeping quarters are divided in to two spaces. The bunk wing includes 10 bunk beds and one double bed. The loft has a private bedroom with a queen size bed. The loft day bed and sleeper sofa overlook the dinning area below....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Main House Bath: toilet, tub, shower


          • Gate House Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


          • View Cottage 1 Bath: toilet, shower


          • View Cottage 2 Bath: toilet, shower


          • Main house bunk wing and loft are serviced by a bath that has separate rooms for the sinks, toilet, and bath/shower....moreless


          • VCR
          • Game Room
          • Toys
          • Video Game Console
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Foosball


              • Away From It All


              • Winery Tours
              • Pond
              • Autumn Foliage

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Location Type

                  • Resort

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Arrival Day

                      • Sunday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Firewood
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Parking
                              • Internet
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Computer Available
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Mobile Phone
                              • PC
                              • Secure Parking
                              • Study Room
                              • Gas Heating
                              • Hydronic Heating
                              • Ducted Heating
                              • Ducted Cooling
                              • Rumpus Room
                              • Living Area

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Lobster Pot
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Grill
                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Stove


                                  • Tennis Court
                                  • Boat
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Boat With Paddles
                                  • Large Cooler
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                  • Wood Deck
                                  • Boat Dock
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Patio
                                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                  • Walkway To Water

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                  • Hot Tub
                                  • Jacuzzi


                                  Write a review 4.9
                                  from 9 traveler reviews
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Off Season 2014-2015
                                  Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $900 $1,000
                                  Fri, Sat
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $1,000 $1,200
                                  Fri, Sat

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                                  • Cleaning Fee $400 + tax
                                  • Tax Rate 10%

                                  Cancellation policy:

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

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                                  Last updated: 09/22/2014
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                                  57 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Sacramento International Airport
                                  55 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  53 Miles
                                  Nearest Ski
                                  Sugar Bowl
                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Dark Horse Golf Club

                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Area Summary:

                                  The Sierra Foothills and surrounding mountains in Northern California range from 800 feet to over 9,000 feet. With numerous rivers, lakes, mountains and meadows they are a natural attraction for snow skiers, water skiers, fishermen, kayakers, houseboaters, sailboaters, hikers, mountain bikers, road bikers, and everybody who enjoys the great outdoors, whatever the season. Those who enjoy civilization will find a unique variety. The history and culture of the are are intriguing, the beauty entrancing.


                                  Spring: Expect some rain and showers but also days warming into the high-seventies, with lots of greening and flowers both cultivated and wild. You’ll experience general feelings of optimism and renewal and have the urge to wear cotton garments again, maybe even in pastel colors. High Sierra lumberjack shirts in pastels are not recommended.

                                  Summer: It gets warm to very warm, downright hot at times, but it’s also just what you need to convince yourself to take a day to go to your favorite spot on the Yuba River. Of course gardens grow greatly- tomatoes ripen like eager martyrs and fruit is as sweet as if Norman Rockwell had personally rendered it. Hillside vineyards are turning into what makes a winemaker smile and you will never have to wear a sweater to your Fourth-of-July Picnic (I’m talking to you, coast people). Think sun hats and iced beverages.

                                  Fall: Warm afternoons follow cool mornings where you might catch the scent of cedar smoke as someone lights their fireplace for the first time in months. Stroll around Nevada City and environs for the kind of fall color to get excited about- golden leaves and golden light and maybe even some golden silence- it is calmer now. It may rain but probably not until November, when it’s welcome. “Indian Summer” often comes in October and can be experienced anytime up to Thanksgiving, when it would be too ironic to occur.

                                  Winter: It will snow, but only when you really need it to. This could be for your ski day or a white Christmas or the day you want to not be able to make it in to work. Mostly it will rain to replenish or be cool-to-cold. But not the kind of cold that keeps you from doing things. There are even days in late Winter that masquerade as Spring. Cabin fever is little-known in these parts. Endless gray weather seldom goes unbroken.

                                  Local Towns:

                                  Grass Valley has a classic gold rush era downtown, revolving around Main and Mill Streets. Well-kept historic buildings abound, guaranteed to engage anyone from the serious architecture fan to the casual observer. Add in terrific shops and restaurants, the historic Holbrooke Hotel and the visually delightful art deco Del Oro Theatre and you have one of the most memorable small towns anywhere. And with the ambitious calendar of street fairs and public events in Grass Valley, you’d really have to work at it to not have fun here.

                                  Nevada City a town with a lot of character and a lot of characters. Study a little history and it becomes clear that this is not just a recent development. Stroll down Broad Street and it’s easy to imagine how life felt in 1875 or 1925. You won’t find better historic buildings anywhere, including amazing art deco takes on what a court house and city hall should look like. Great restaurants, great shops, great events, great atmosphere- that’s Nevada City. One visit and you’ll find yourself daydreaming about living here.


                                  Can we agree that everyone likes to hear a good story, especially from another time? Comparing your life and times with those of others comes pretty naturally to people; after all, curiosity and language are two of the best things about being human! And the Sierra Nevada's have great human stories to tell. Almost everyone knows at least a bit about the California Gold Rush, which was pivotal in our history, but are you curious to dig deeper? What is this connection to Cornwall, England all about? Or perhaps you are interested in the culture of the first people who lived here, Native Americans known as the Nisenan. Or maybe you are an architecture fan who wants to examine every style from Gold Rush Cabin to Art Deco Commercial to Modern Eco-Home. We have resources for every curiosity and we promise not to judge you if so simply must know the real story about the wicked ways of Lola Montez. Along the way you may even discover a pretty interesting group of people, from world-class chefs and artists to fascinating business innovators, living here today. Isn’t it about time for Nevada County?


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                                  • main house exterior

                                    main house exterior

                                  • main house library

                                    main house library

                                  • main house kitchen

                                    main house kitchen

                                  • main house loft game table

                                    main house loft game table

                                  • main house lower bunk room

                                    main house lower bunk room

                                  • gate house breezeway

                                    gate house breezeway

                                  • view cottages

                                    view cottages

                                  • tennis and basketball court

                                    tennis and basketball court

                                  • entry drive

                                    entry drive

                                  • zip line tower

                                    zip line tower

                                  • wolf creek

                                    wolf creek

                                  • View from zip line tower

                                    View from zip line tower

                                  • main house dining table

                                    main house dining table

                                  • main house fireplace

                                    main house fireplace

                                  • main house loft bedroom

                                    main house loft bedroom

                                  • main house loft daybed

                                    main house loft daybed

                                  • main house upper bunk room

                                    main house upper bunk room

                                  • gate house suite

                                    gate house suite

                                  • view cottage bedroom

                                    view cottage bedroom

                                  • volleyball lawn

                                    volleyball lawn

                                  • bbq terrace and firepit

                                    bbq terrace and firepit

                                  • fresh water swimming pond

                                    fresh water swimming pond

                                  • locals


                                  • 200 acre valley view

                                    200 acre valley view

                                  $900 - $1,200 per night (USD)

                                  6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 18

                                  View calendar: Updated 09/22/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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