"My husband, dog and I came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. We have rented probably close to 100 vacation homes, and this one literally took my breath away like no other. My work, my life, are very stressful, and I have never been anywhere that made me feel as at peace as Walker's Cabin.
The pond is so much more than the photographs show. The white sand beach is expansive, and the patio could hold a nice outdoor party for 100 or so close friends (BBQ, tables, chairs, sound system - everything modern surrounded by amazing beauty). The wind chimes both on the deck and at the pond are the perfect complement to the sounds of nature - the only other sounds you will hear while you are at the cabin.
Valeri directed us to a lookout to watch the sunset on our first night there. The property is so vast that the trail system is marked with trail signs - the only reminder that you are anywhere near civilization. The sunset was breathtaking, and comfortably watched from one of the many picnic benches placed throughout the property as an opportunity to stop, relax, and enjoy (with or without some wine and food!).
The kitchen/dining area/living room is open and gives a sense of space. Everything you could need to cook and drink is there (be sure to stop in Placerville for groceries - you will NOT want to travel away from the cabin after your arrival to get them).
My husband and I spend a lot of time walking the entire property - we are outdoor enthusiasts. Our senior dog was even motivated enough to keep up, especially with the promise of a nice swim in the pond upon our return. The property has so much natural variety, from chaparral and grasslands to pine and manzanita forests. We did some wine tasting, but not much because I just wanted to be back at the Cabin.
We spent time sitting on the expansive deck, looking out at the hills, drinking wine. I told my husband that I could imagine never leaving there. Before we had even left, I desperately wanted to return. It is hard to capture the serenity and peace that comes with this cabin. Valeri and Rand have written down the story of the cabin's history - don't overlook it! Read it aloud as suggested.
If you love nature, and want to feel away without giving up the amenities of civilization - including the wonderfully appointed cabin and nearby wine tasting, restaurants, and shopping, this is the place. I can't recommend it highly enough for like-minded people!"
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 6, 2015