About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Life at Milfiori is restful and unhurried. The house is spacious and artfully decorated with many period pieces. It is like stepping back in time from the moment you cross the threshold. Each bedroom is completely unique and melds beautifully with the period of the home. One bedroom has a vintage claw foot tub en-suite. All the bedrooms are filled with light and look out on the garden. Local artists are featured throughout the house, many of the paintings were painted "plein air" at Milfiori.
There is a charming caretaker's cottage on the property and a beautiful old barn. Adjacent to the main house is a stone building with heavy metal doors. In decades past this building served as the bank as well as the village store. You can still see the well that served the community of Douglas Flat.
The house is in the heart of Calaveras County's wine growing region. Stop in at any of the wineries to meet the owners and learn about the local wines. You will be pleasantly surprised.
For a more active day, explore the old mining towns and visit one of the numerous museums for the local lore. Go antiquing or spend the day hiking in nearby Big Trees State Park or skiing at Bear Valley.
Or just enjoy the grounds at Milfiori. Sit on the porch and read a book or stroll through the gardens and try to identify the variety of flowers and plants (the name means a thousand flowers). Take the time to enjoy the slower pace of life in the Gold Country away from the crowds.
Please, no entertaining. Due to the age of the house and extra wear and tear, we cannot accommodate guests other than those already staying at the house. Special events in the garden are possible with prior arrangement. Check with the owner for rates and availability.
The owner is on the premises, available to answer your questions or give suggestions on how to make the most of your trip to the Mother Lode.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Willi Krauss
I retired to the Mother Lode from an active and stressful career in the Bay Area.
Willi Krauss purchased this House in 2003
Why Willi Krauss chose Douglas Flat
I fell in love with Murphys and knew I had found something special when I first saw Milfiori. I love the historical buildings on the property and the beautiful garden. It is magical.
What makes this House unique
I do antique and vintage sales out of the old "Italian Store" twice a year. You might be able to do some shopping right on the property. And I love to give a tour of the property.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, peaceful home surrounded by gardens
Spent a wonderful weekend with friends at Milfiori. The home is lovely, with lots of room for relaxing and three light and comfortable bedrooms. The gardens on the property are lovingly cared-for. Owner Willi lives on the grounds and she is a treasure.
Delightful farmhouse. Willi is a tremendous hostess. We'll be back.
Comfortable Classic Charmer. Pretty Much Perfect.
Everything was as promised. The pictures are exactly what we got and it was beautiful. We even got a light snowing on our last morning to top off the stay. Our landlord, Willi, was very nice and most accommodating with anything we needed. There were plenty of supplies and and well stocked kitchen which we rarely find in short term rentals. Pretty much perfect.
My husband, sister, and sister-in-law stayed at Milfiori for two nights to celebrate my birthday. This was our third stay and the first for my sister and sister-in-law. They loved it! This gem of a place is very warm and inviting. It is a big country home with beautiful bedrooms, great kitchen and dining room ... lots of natural light!
Thank you Willi for your hospitality! You are such a lovely hostess!
Gorgeous property I can only imagine it in the spring
The accommodations were great the house and grounds have so much character and history. We had a great time and look forward to further stays.
Our second home!
We love Milfiori - our favorite place to enjoy the holidays with friends! Cozy and charming! The owner, Willi, is very warm and makes everyone feel at home. We have enjoyed this beautifully decorated, historic cottage many times and look forward to our next stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable security deposit of $250.00 due 21 days prior to arrival