"We stumbled across Walker's Cabin over Valentine's weekend when things went array with an Airbnb rental. Thankfully, Valeri was able to bail us out....and boy are we glad she did! Before we even got home from that short weekend trip, we were already booking a longer stay for our anniversary.
If you are looking for privacy and seclusion, look no further. Halfway between Placerville and Auburn, in the tiny town of Kelsey, the cabin sits about 2 miles off of Hwy 193. Surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful Sierra Foothill scenery, you could go your entire trip without seeing anyone - except for all of the wildlife, right out your front door.
Walker's Cabin is the perfect size for a romantic getaway or a small family adventure. We loved the open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area and living room all blended together to form a great room concept. Nicely remodeled with Direct TV, a gas fireplace and comfy furniture. Days started and ended for us on the wrap-around deck which featured a gorgeous view, a nice two person hot tub, a new gas grill and a couple of water features.
The grounds are immaculate - with hiking/equestrian trails galore! What a great way to get some exercise on vacation. If you have young children, they will enjoy the easy-to-moderate trails that have wild turkeys, deer and jackrabbits everywhere. But, what they will really love is the manmade lake with a white sand beach. With a dock and paddle boats, they won't want leave. For adults, there is ping pong, horseshoe pits, a bbq cabana, a gas fireplace and a nice outdoor sound system. All of this is less than 200 yards from the cabin!
On our second trip, we were there for 5 days and only left the property once. We just loved unplugging from the fast-paced city life and enjoying the stress-free lifestyle of cooking, reading and doing puzzles. But, if you do want to get out and explore, the Sierra Foothills are loaded with a lot of history and sightseeing opportunities.
We are already looking forward to planning our next trip to Walker's Cabin!"
Guest: John N.
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: May 19, 2015