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Spa, Quiet, Peaceful Near Rollins Lake, Local Hiking, Romantic, Reunion, Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10 or more with flexible sleeping options)

Enter a peaceful sanctuary in a quiet mountain setting. Wind down a beautiful paved road, through tall pines and majestic oaks to a beautiful and peaceful compound at the end of the road only 5 min. off I - 80. No highway or train noise.

Tahoe style interior with plenty of warmth and comfort for your whole family or just you and your sweetheart. Relax in one of the hammocks or in the SPA or on the large deck after a hike on one of the trails near the house or a day of skiing at one of the nearby ski resorts. Play ping pong, put together jigsaw puzzles, play board games or cards, enjoy the large library, watch an old movie, shoot some hoops, toss the football, play badminton, horseshoes, tether ball or just relax in this beautiful comfortable setting.

Hike to sunrise cliff, the American River, an old miner's cabin, a very cool tunnel, to numerous ponds, a waterfall, and/or a mountain lake where you can swim or just relax in one of the hammocks in the solitude of the forest.

SPA under the stars for your relaxation and enjoyment. There is also a large jacuzzi bath tub in the bathroom for soaking and a new outdoor shower to enjoy after a fun day of hiking or skiing.

Bring your clothes, some food and you'll find the rest here for your use and enjoyment.

Unique setting for a romantic get-away, family reunion, retreat or small wedding/reception. Contact owner with questions. Last minute reservations acepted - call owner for details.

Small Weddings, Family Reunions or just a quiet get-away away from the noise of the city and your busy life.

More Details

Diane Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Diane Stevenson

This picture is of me and my dog, Amy (she is in "dog heaven" now), as we were resting on the large rock outcropping that overlooks the American River canyon on our way down the Pickering Bar trail.

Diane Stevenson purchased this house in 2005

Why Diane Stevenson chose Gold Run

We bought this as our family compound, but as lives change, so did ours. Using this home as a vacation rental has helped me to finance my son's college education. I have also been able to donate weekly reservations to the numerous good causes, including the Down's Buddy Walk and numerous fund raisers for the families of Cancer patients. I move in myself when we have company from out of town and pretend that I am 'on vacation' too! It's great!

What makes this house unique

I love hiking down into the 'diggings', exploring the old gold mining areas, swimming in the mountain lakes, sitting in the spa under the stars and just enjoying the quiet solitude of this gorgeous and peaceful setting.


Gold Run House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Possession and discharge of fireworks and firearms is not allowed on this property.
  • Fires only in the BBQ and Fire pit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , This room is a loft with 3 beds in it.
  • King size beds (2) one in the master bedroom and one in the upstairs sleeping loft., Queen size Beds (3) This comfortable queen-sized bed in in the 2nd bedroom on the main floor and one in the upstairs sleeping loft, Twin or Single Beds (2 roll-aways stored in each of the bedrooms) There is also an inflatable twin and queen air bed with electric pump available for your use., Child Beds (2) There is a roll-away and a futon pad stored in each of the downstairs bedrooms, (2) Comfortable queen-sized sofa couch
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This property is located in the historic gold mining area, just a short walk to the trail head for the Pickering Bar Trail that takes you to the American River.


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Spa, Quiet, Peaceful Near Rollins Lake, Local Hiking, Romantic, Reunion, Retreat
average rating of 4.851852 based on 54 reviews

So Quiet and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this property. We loved it so much! It's quiet, well stocked with everything you might need, has a great hot tub, and a great game room. The house is very comfortable and has a great mountain house feel to it.

Diane is a wonderful host. She is friendly, helpful and gives you absolute privacy. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wished for!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of intelligent, chatty, but overall, calm group of women. We wanted a cabin in the woods to help celebrate my bachelorette weekend and the place was perfect! Plenty of space for the introverts to retreat to, spacious and full kitchen, wonderful spa, plenty of sunshine & outside sitting, and cozy beds. The DVD system wasn't working one evening, but Diane came in and fixed it for us!

We also explored nearby Colfax, hiked around the gorgeous property, and swam out in Rollins Lake. Lovely, LOVELY weekend and a great host!

I did manage to get several bug bites around one eye while sleeping, but that is nobody's doing but nature. And we wanted nature!

Thank you, Diane!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place. Could not have been better.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was fantastic. We felt so welcome and the family enjoyed the stay to the fullest!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, healthy, lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Well-appointed--kitchen equipped with everything. Tons of towels, blankets, beds, pillows, books, games, puzzles. Stunning natural surroundings. Lovely host.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in a clean, fully stocked house with a friendly and generous owner! Thank you again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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great get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing weekend with the dog. The property is set up with everything you need, incredibly comfortable and peaceful retreat in the woods near the river and plenty of hiking. It was exactly what we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Monte Vista Inn
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
The Ridge in Auburn
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Colfax, California
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Monte Vista Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sugar Bowl / Boreal
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Rollins Lake
Car: necessary

Numerous local hiking trails to old gold mining areas, Canyon Creek, the Pickering Bar trail, the American River canyon, much local history and ponds for exploring or swimming, less than 10 min. to Rollins Lake. Great location for a small wedding, retreats, a family reunion or just a quiet get-away for two. Private, quiet and peaceful!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Housekeeping Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Fees begin at $175/night (weeknights/non-holiday) for 2 adults and increase depending on size of your group, length of stay, holiday or season and whether or not you will be bringing a pet. The pet fee is $20/pet/night. Housekeeping fee increases to $250 if your group size is 7 or greater. Check out my other vacation rental home with the same amenities. To get the BEST rate, please call me. Diane Stevenson (owner: Stevenson Vacation Rentals) (530)613-7350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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