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Unique, Secluded, 5-Star, Luxury Log Cabin in the Gold Country

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Open living room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come stay in a secluded, custom-built, luxury log cabin nestled in the woods. Situated on five acres of private forested land in the heart of California's historical Gold Country, Gold Creek Cabin is only a 2-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and just over an hour from Sacramento. You'll avoid the Tahoe commute traffic and feel so far away from it all. Gold Creek Cabin (3,500 foot elevation) is 38 miles (61 km.) downhill from Kirkwood Mountain Resort and just 16 miles (26 km.) uphill from Sutter Creek, one of the most popular and well-preserved Gold Rush towns, offering a variety of nice restaurants, antique stores, and unique shops.


Gold Creek Cabin was designed to accommodate two families comfortably:
- 4 bedrooms plus loft, 3.5 baths
- Three queen beds, built-in triple bunk bedroom, and queen & twin AeroBeds for loft (sleeps 9-12)
- Reading, game and TV loft with skylights
- Large recreation room with fireplace, pool table, dartboard
- Home theater with HDTV flat screen and Bose audio system
- DirecTV HD, Blu-ray player with hundreds of DVDs, and Netflix streaming
- Free high speed (12 Mbps) WiFi service
- Large wrap-around deck on two sides with gas grill
- Private balconies off upstairs bedrooms

Enjoy 'luxury camping' amenities:
- Gas campfire and Adirondack chairs on the front deck
- Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances
- Radiant heating in bathroom floors
- Tankless hot water system for endless hot water
- Two gas fireplaces, instant on with thermostat
- Central heat and A/C
- Full-size washer and dryer in utility room

In the winter, easily access the cabin from the Bay Area even when it is snowing hard uphill at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Don't risk not being able to get to your vacation rental. Then make the drive to the ski mountain as soon as roads are clear. If roads are closed, enjoy all that Gold Creek Cabin has to offer, such as the home theater with 150+ DVDs, DirecTV HD, dartboard, and pool table.

In the summer, plan to quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area with an easy, 2-hour drive into the heart of the California Gold Country. Explore the historical attractions and visit Gold Rush towns like Sutter Creek and Volcano. Take a hike in to the ''potholes'' and relax by the water. Plan to go fishing, boating, biking, hiking, kayaking, and really enjoy the outdoors. Grill on the large wrap-around deck and relax in the Adirondack chairs, enjoying a cold beverage.

Sit around the ''instant on'' gas fire pit at night and make s'mores or just enjoy the peace and quiet under the stars.

We will help you plan a customized Gold Country getaway for your group!

Layout: Queen bedroom and spa bathroom in basement along with recreation room, home theater, and laundry room. Queen bedroom with private bath and shower, living room with cathedral ceiling open to kitchen and dining area, half bath on first floor. Queen bedroom and triple built-in bunk bedroom share a bathroom with bath and shower, open reading and game loft on second floor.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 2750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    Built-in triple bunk bed...moreless

  • 1. Basement queen bedroom: largest bedroom, stays the coolest and is the quietest (due to the basement location), lacks the log cabin feel (has carpeting and sheetrock), 'spa' bathroom with steam shower is adjacent 2. First floor queen bedroom: ski themed, opens to front deck, private bath is the one with the pebble floor shower, tends to be noisiest given the central location (can hear bedroom above) 3. Second floor queen bedroom: private balcony, stays warmer due to top floor location, skylight, shares tub/shower bath with bunk bedroom 4. Triple bunk bedroom: private balcony, stays warmer due to top floor location, skylight, shares tub/shower bath with queen bedroom, great for singles 5. Aerobed 'bedroom': Double air mattress that can be placed on the second floor loft (warmer and shares any available bath) or rec room (cooler, but must be the last to bed at night!)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Other Activities: Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Historical Gold Country attractions, Wine Tasting in Shenandoah Valley Wine Country, Sutter Creek, Sutter Gold Mine, Volcano, Black Chasm National Monument, Jackson Rancheria Casino, Jackson, Amador County, Fiddletown, Plymouth, Lake Tahoe...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room:

    Dartboard and pool table, home theater...moreless

  • Games:

    Selection of board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    iPod and Bose SoundDock...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV HD...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose Lifestyle home theater, Bose SoundDock for iPhone or iPod...moreless

  • Television:

    50' Samsung plasma flat screen...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    150+ movies...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    The cabin sits on a private, 5-acre, forested lot....moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautiful Sierra foothills in the CA Gold Country....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    DSL...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size in unit...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) Instant on with thermostat...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free 12MB high-speed WiFi connection...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, pillows, towels, and down comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Vaulted ceiling with gas fireplace, leather couch, comfy chairs...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for several cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park right next to the cabin for easy unloading/loading...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Cordless phones...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plush, white towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size in unit...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free 12MB high-speed WiFi connection...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balconies off 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound on two sides...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$649
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$399 $499
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,499 $5,999

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whiskey Flat Saloon
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Volcano Union Pub
38 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Historical Gold Country attractions, Wine Tasting in Shenandoah Valley Wine Country, Sutter Creek, Sutter Gold Mine, Volcano, Black Chasm National Monument, Jackson Rancheria Casino, Jackson, Amador County, Fiddletown, Plymouth, Lake Tahoe

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and love to spend quality time together as a family. Our favorite family trip was to a dude ranch in Montana where we stayed in an authentic log cabin. We truly felt like we were on vacation, escaping the stress of modern day life, and had much more fun than if we were staying in a hotel. With Gold Creek Cabin, we sought to recreate that atmosphere and provide a place where families (including dogs) could meet, relax, and enjoy all the wonderful things to do in the Gold Country. Doug has been a real estate consultant, providing insight to developers about resort properties, and now works for a real estate start-up in the Bay Area. Kelli was an art major and is the truly creative one in the family. Together, we designed, built, furnished, and now manage Gold Creek Cabin. We love spending time with Lily and Hayden (our children), Harley (our black lab), and any friends who join us at the cabin.

Why the Owner Chose Volcano, CA, USA:
After making the long, congested commute to the Lake Tahoe Area, we sought to find a place where we could really get away more easily and more frequently. We bought a five-acre parcel of forested land in an old Gold Rush town called Volcano in 2005 and set out to design and build a unique vacation home that we could share with other families. Largely undiscovered by most people in the Bay Area, the Gold Country is located in the Sierra foothills and is accessible year-round via Highway 88 and well-maintained Amador County roads. At Gold Creek Cabin (3,500 foot elevation), you can stay above the hot valley climate in the summer and enjoy easy access even during heavy snowstorms in the winter. Incredible year-round recreation opportunities in the area include hiking, fishing, and boating in the summer and world-class skiing in the winter. The close proximity to the Bay Area (only a 2-hour drive) allows us to visit frequently, even if we don't leave until after an activity on Saturday. We can arrive in time for a nice dinner Saturday, enjoy a full day of fun, and still return home before dinner on Sunday. With no minimum stay (except during holidays), your family can do the same, even if you don't think you have time for a vacation.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Here are some of our Gold Creek Cabin favorites: making s'mores by the campfire on the deck, watching the deer walk through the woods, playing in the built-in triple bunk bedroom, taking a steam shower after a long day skiing, sledding and making jumps out front, following the trail to the teepee camp out site at night, building forts in the woods, shooting arrows at Hayden's archery range, listening to music while cooking in the kitchen, eating breakfast together at the breakfast bar, watching a movie together in the home theater, listening to the sound of silence, playing pool and darts, looking up at the bright stars at night, playing horseshoes, letting Harley roam and sniff, watching the snow fall outside while in front of a warm fire, cooking Kona-marinated chicken from Swingles on the grill, reading in the loft, having a drink while sitting in the big Adirondack chairs on the front deck.


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Photos

  • Open living room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling

    Open living room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling

  • Welcome to Gold Creek Cabin!

    Welcome to Gold Creek Cabin!

  • For family dining, the table seats 6 and kitchen bar seats 4

    For family dining, the table seats 6 and kitchen bar seats 4

  • Home theater with DirecTV HD, Netflix, and 150+ DVDs

    Home theater with DirecTV HD, Netflix, and 150+ DVDs

  • Ski bedroom on first floor with private ensuite bath

    Ski bedroom on first floor with private ensuite bath

  • Log stairs to loft

    Log stairs to loft

  • Kids love the built-in TRIPLE bunk bedroom with private balcony

    Kids love the built-in TRIPLE bunk bedroom with private balcony

  • Spa shower for two with unlimited hot water

    Spa shower for two with unlimited hot water

  • Relax by the fire, free high-speed wireless Internet

    Relax by the fire, free high-speed wireless Internet

  • Get away from it all on a 5-acre lot with no neighbors in view

    Get away from it all on a 5-acre lot with no neighbors in view

  • Plenty of parking for the whole group!

    Plenty of parking for the whole group!

  • Take a short hike into the potholes near Silver Lake

    Take a short hike into the potholes near Silver Lake

  • Luxury log cabin on five-acres in the foothills

    Luxury log cabin on five-acres in the foothills

  • Chef's kitchen with granite counters and gas cooktop

    Chef's kitchen with granite counters and gas cooktop

  • Play pool or darts by the gas fireplace

    Play pool or darts by the gas fireplace

  • Ski bedroom on first floor with french doors to deck

    Ski bedroom on first floor with french doors to deck

  • Private bath on first floor with pebble shower floor

    Private bath on first floor with pebble shower floor

  • Reading, game, and TV loft that doubles as extra sleeping room

    Reading, game, and TV loft that doubles as extra sleeping room

  • Spa bathroom in basement, all towels provided

    Spa bathroom in basement, all towels provided

  • Queen bedroom with private balcony

    Queen bedroom with private balcony

  • Enjoy cooking s'mores over the fire pit...on the front deck!

    Enjoy cooking s'mores over the fire pit...on the front deck!

  • You can't do this in the suburbs!

    You can't do this in the suburbs!

  • Only 16 miles from Sutter Creek

    Only 16 miles from Sutter Creek

  • Draft first floor plan

    Draft first floor plan

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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