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6 bedroom 5 bath with 3 fireplaces, a pool and firepit and lots of space
For summer our days tend to be on the warm side (very rarely hot), but nights cool off quickly. We have window fans in most of the rooms, with the exception being the Family Suite (Tourmaline) and the top floor (Aventurine) where we do have a portable air conditioners as these rooms get a bit warmer than the other parts of the house. In winter, we do have 2 furnaces to keep you all toasty, along with 3 fireplaces and firewood available. Each room also has a portable heater so the occupant can make it toastier if they'd like. Our top floor during the winter is usually colder than other parts of the house so we recommend turning on the additional heater during the evening to warm it up a bit.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Warning - we have a pool with no safety fenceWarning - we have a pool with no safety fence
Pets allowed - well-behaved pets welcome with pet feewell-behaved pets welcome with pet fee
Events allowed - No outside parties past 10pm. No ragers.No outside parties past 10pm. No ragers.
No smoking - Smoking is only allowed on porch.Smoking is only allowed on porch.
Max guests: 20
Hosted by Jenn Sellers-ReinAsk a question
About Jenn Sellers-Rein
We're Jenn and Jodi Sellers-Rein. We relocated to Alta, CA in 2018 after spending the last 20 years living in Southern California and we couldn't be happier about our choice of both home and location. It's been an amazingly welcoming community. We operate Crystal Springs Inn as a Bed and Breakfast at most times, but we're giving this whole home rental a try because we know how special our home is and want to share it. We thoroughly enjoy hosting, but we also enjoy traveling in our RV with our dog and cat. We've been operating as a B&B since November of 2018, after getting to know the quirks of living in a house that's almost 130 years old. The previous owners of Crystal Springs had it completely renovated in 1989, so though the house is going to celebrate 130 years in 2020, the plumbing and electric is only 30, which saves a lot of headache in maintenance. We also have ownership of a boat rental company located at Rollins Lake in Colfax (15 minutes away). We stay very busy - And we have great discounts on water craft rentals!
Jenn Sellers-Rein purchased this House in 2018
Why Jenn Sellers-Rein chose Baxter
We like to say this property found us, because it did! In fall of 2017 our youngest started college - and our ties to SoCal were almost done - Both of our kids were in college in Northern California so we knew we were headed north. When we started our search we initially had a campground setting in mind - small house, lots of land to build tiny houses and yurts... Then this house called, so we jumped in head first and the campground idea faded rather quickly. We're still looking to expand the guest experience and may eventually build cabins or yurts on the property, but for now we're having fun sharing Crystal Springs with both old and new friends.
What makes this House unique
The whole experience of staying here at Crystal Springs is quite relaxing. We don't have high-speed internet available except through your cell phone (blame the mountains), so its a great place to disconnect and reconnect with friends and family. Our area has lots of offer for activities, but we find that the best memories are made on the front porch, rocking in the rocking chairs and sipping a tea or glass of wine (or bourbon!). That's where you'll find us most mornings and evenings, along with a few of our great neighbors that drop by for visiting. We have an open door policy when we're here, and it's lead to lots of new friends and a ton of fun.