Unique, Secluded, 5-Star, Luxury Log Cabin in the Gold Country
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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Member since: 2008
- 3 story
- 2750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12
- 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
- Games For Kids
- MP3 Dock
- Music Library:
- Pool Table
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Free Local Calls
- Free Long Distance
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
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Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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
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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Open living room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling
Welcome to Gold Creek Cabin!
For family dining, the table seats 6 and kitchen bar seats 4
Home theater with DirecTV HD, Netflix, and 150+ DVDs
Ski bedroom on first floor with private ensuite bath
Log stairs to loft
Kids love the built-in TRIPLE bunk bedroom with private balcony
Spa shower for two with unlimited hot water
Relax by the fire, free high-speed wireless Internet
Get away from it all on a 5-acre lot with no neighbors in view
Plenty of parking for the whole group!
Take a short hike into the potholes near Silver Lake
Luxury log cabin on five-acres in the foothills
Chef's kitchen with granite counters and gas cooktop
Play pool or darts by the gas fireplace
Ski bedroom on first floor with french doors to deck
Private bath on first floor with pebble shower floor
Reading, game, and TV loft that doubles as extra sleeping room
Spa bathroom in basement, all towels provided
Queen bedroom with private balcony
Enjoy cooking s'mores over the fire pit...on the front deck!
You can't do this in the suburbs!
Only 16 miles from Sutter Creek
Draft first floor plan
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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