'Rifugio Di Montagna' ~ Three King-Size Beds!!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
RIFUGIO DI MONTAGNA IS ITALIAN FOR 'MOUNTAIN REFUGE' ~ Our refuge in the Dodge Ridge/Pinecrest area at 5,300 ft elevation is the perfect place for you and your family and friends to spend together in a unique combination of brand new construction infused with traditional memorabilia.
THE PINECREST TRADITION BEGAN WITH GRANDPA AND GRANDMA ~ This 2,200 square foot mountain home was lovingly constructed in 2007 as a place to recharge and relax, and is located on a quiet street in Cold Springs. Having grown up with grandparents who owned a cabin in the area for many years, this home was built after thoughtful planning and much creativity to use and enjoy some of the furnishings that were located in the old cabin. Rifugio di Montagna was actually designed 'around' the grand old dining room table which can seat up to 12 and is the focal point of the home.
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF RIFUGIO ~ The slate floors and granite countertops of the interior are combined with the natural colors of the outdoors making for a warm and cozy refuge for your mind and spirit. The living areas were specifically made to be the largest rooms in the cabin and to flow together. The spacious kitchen has an island and a breakfast bar which opens to the dining room, which in turn is connected to the 24' high ceilinged Great Room. The Master Suite is also located on this floor and has it's own entry AND A KING SIZE BED. You will feel as though you are showering outside under a waterfall in the oversized, full slate shower in the ensuite Master Bathroom.
The loft upstairs with the double futon overlooks the Great Room and is flanked by two bedrooms, BOTH OF WHICH HAVE KING-SIZE MATTRESSES. (No more arguing over who has to take the 'little' bed!!!) There is also a full bathroom on this floor with a tub/shower combo. All of the beds are fitted with 500 and 400 thread count sheets, beautiful hand-crafted quilts, and 100% goose down comforters. The two raised twin-sized Deluxe AeroBeds can be automatically inflated in three minutes and can be used in any room where there is carpeting allowing families great flexibility for sleeping. We also have a Queen size Aerobed giving you more sleeping options.
The 560 square foot front deck wraps around three sides of the house, bringing the outdoors right to your feet. And who wants to eat indoors when the perfect Summer weather calls you outside to dine on our custom-made, bar height picnic table? As an alternative, sit out on the back deck which offers a view of the landscaped area and the undeveloped forest beyond. In the Winter you will be glad you've chosen to rent a newly-constructed, well-insulated cabin with double-paned windows plus two sources of warmth - the fireplace and central heat.
THE PINECREST/DODGE RIDGE AREA CAN BE YOUR TRADITION, TOO! ~ Or, maybe it already is and you want to make wonderful new memories at Rifugio! There are many fabulous things to do in the area - great family skiing/snowboarding at Dodge Ridge and sledding at High Sierra Snowplay in the Winter, and in the Summer, the great fishing, hiking, and boating choices are endless. We've prepared a book at the cabin - just for you - which lists all of the wonderful things to do/places to see, with Rifugio as your home base. Come ~ relax, refresh and recharge ~ experience Rifugio di Montagna for yourself!
Check In 4:00 P.M.; Check Out 11:00 A.M.
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+1 (209) 993-8786
Member since: 2007
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11
- King size beds (3) Brand new mattresses! All three bedrooms have King-Size Mattresses!!, Queen size Beds (1) There is a Queen size Aerobed wtih 500 thread count sheets that can be used anywhere that there is carpeting., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two Deluxe raised AeroBeds complete with bedding for your use. These can be used in any bedroom or in the loft to allow for sleeping flexibility with families., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A futon in the loft converts to a double size mattress. There are also curtains to separate the loft from the Great Room for privacy....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- There are five ceiling fans in the cabin. The two in the Great Room operate by remote control. The other three are located upstairs; one in each of the bedrooms and the third in the loft. Blow dryer is provided. Bath & Body Works soaps and body washes are also provided. No need to bring toilet paper or paper towels - we provide. DO Bring you i-Pod - we have a dock stereo system!...moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
All sheets on beds are 500 and 400 thread count, and 100% down comforters are provided. There are also beautiful, hand-crafted quilts on each of the three King beds, and a great supply of extra blankets....moreless
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
All new stainless steel appliances with a gas stove that has five burners and a convection oven. Beautiful granite counter tops and slate tile! There is an island and a huge breakfast bar ~ great gathering place!...moreless
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Off season Fall
Sep 6 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 16 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- PDP $99
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Sec. Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 10%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Our favorite place to hike and fish - the Meadow is about a mile hike in if you park at the Resort store. It is like a "little Yosemite" without all the people. They also have horse back riding - you can choose from a two-hour trail ride to even overnight rides. Kennedy Meadows is about a 40 minute drive from the cabin on a beautiful, scenic road....MoreCollapse
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Paul is an avid fly fisherman and duck hunter. He spent most of his Summers in the Pinecrest/Dodge Ridge area as a kid because his grandparents had a cabin in the Cow Creek Subdivision just a few miles from Rifugio. It was always Paul's dream to own a place of his own in the same area, and that dream came true in 2007. He built two 'Rifugio's' in Cold Springs and retained one for himself. While not spending time in the mountains, he is involved in the construction industry in the Stockton area. Pam enjoys the outdoors almost as much as Paul. The scenery in the Pinecrest area never ceases to amaze her, and days spent on Pinecrest Lake and at Kennedy Meadows are treasured. She works for a large local accounting firm in Stockton. Paul and Pam used to date back in the '70's when Paul played football for UOP. After a 30-year break, they came back together and found in each other great compatibility and friendship. They were married in 2005 - just in time to take on the great adventure of building two cabins!
Why the Owner Chose Cold Springs, CA, USA (Tuolumne County):
In addition to it being Paul's playground when he was young, the Pinecrest/Dodge Ridge area is a hidden treasure. It is the closest Sierra experience for Bay Area and Valley residents, yet is still quite untouched by the swarms of people who flock to other mountain locations. Additionally, the elevation of 5,300 feet is perfect; while we don't get inundated with snow in the Winter, we certainly get our fair share to enjoy the magic. And in the Summer, the higher elevation definitely makes for a cooler experience than those areas that sit at 4,000 feet or less. Skiing at Dodge Ridge is only 15 minutes away, and did we mention the lack of crowds and the cheapest lift ticket around? Pinecrest Lake in the Summer is great for fishing, and we have yet to explore all the hiking trails in the area. Rifugio is centrally located to so many beautiful spots, and there are many day trips that are very do-able.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love the deep night's sleep we get at the cabin. Not only are the linens soft and luxurious, but the beds are super comfortable. And because the cabin sits high, the windows can be safely left open at night letting in that wonderful fresh mountain air. Our street is very, very quiet. We love cooking in the kitchen, but we also enjoy going to Mia's for a fabulous eating out experience. We always come away from Rifugio feeling refreshed and recharged, and we know our guests will have the very same result.
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Rifugio in the Summer!
Fun in the snow!
View of kitchen from the corner sink looking towards front door and great room
Another view of the Great Room - the couch seats LOTS of people comfortably!
The Master Bedroom, located on the main level, has a private entrance & bathroom
The "deer" bedroom upstairs with open-beamed ceiling and comfy King-si
The upstairs bathroom.
View to the left off the back deck . . .
We have planted our 'backyard' with indigenous trees and plants for all to enjoy
Snow is always magical!
The beautiful Stanislaus River is very close by and offers wonderful fishing.
Rifugio in the Winter!
Beautiful new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
The Great Room with 24' high ceilings and remote control ceiling fans.
View from the Dining Room looking towards the Great Room
The 'Bear Bedroom' - our newest King-size bed!
The loft with futon and computer overlooks the Great Room with Great Views!
The half bath downstairs just off the dining room.
And the view to the right . . . note - no cabins behind us!!
One of the locals hanging out in our backyard.
Pinecrest Lake - a quick seven minute drive from Rifugio.
Autumn has come to the Pigeon Creek area, approximately 30 minutes from cabin.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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