Secluded Hideaway Cottage by Mt Stream Near Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Hot Springs

The owner has been emailed.
This owner doesn't offer online booking through VRBO's checkout. You won't be eligible for our Book with Confidence Guarantee.
Never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Learn more

Fireplace in Great Room


Last updated: 10/12/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We both have lived in this unique and peaceful part of the Sierras not far from Lake Tahoe for over 35 years, and when we met 22 years ago and were searching for a piece of property on which to build our dream home, friends would ask us where our favorite location was. It was always Alpine County, and more specifically, a stretch of the West Fork of the Carson River which meanders through the famous old Ace Hereford Ranch. Miraculously, in 2001 a small 20-acre section of the ranch became available, complete with an old rambling Cliff May ranch house badly in need of repair.

After purchasing our dream-come-true, concurrently with the restoration process, we began building a cottage near the main house for our retired parents.

The property is resplendent with willow and wild rose thickets providing a protective home for quite literally hundreds of California Quail as well as the occasional Mt. Quail and elusive Chukkar. It wasn't long before the site became affectionally known as Quail Hollow.

The cozy cottage was built in the Arts and Crafts style by local friends and craftsman, utilizing green materials and local stone. The numerous windows in every room welcome the rising sun in the East and take full advantage of the awe-inspiring view of the Carson River and the stunning volcanic basalt cliffs beyond. The kitchen, living room, dining nook and reading nook are all part of a spacious yet comforting great room which invites conversation and comraderie. The sleeping areas are quiet and comforting, the patios soothing and restful. The local wildlife which may include bobcat, raccoon, beaver and muskrat often saunter past the dining nook window, and of course the ever-present quail and hummingbirds appreciate an occasional handout, the former showing off their adorable families of tiny 'quailets' throughout the summer months. Bald and Golden Eagle soar overhead, Jays nest in the nearby pines and Cliff Swallows build their mud colonies on the cliffs.

A peaceful presence can always be found here, whether the Autumn colors have begun to dazzle, a dusting of fresh snow is on the ground or when the summer-blooming lavender is ahum with bees, as the sounds of the city and the pressures of everyday life are left far behind. Come rest your spirit here, explore the area, paint a landscape, work on the story you started to write, bring several favorite books to read, and return home refreshed and rejuvenated.

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    views of nearby bluffs across the river and vies of Sierras and Woodfords Canyon...moreless

  • River
  • Waterfront:

    Carson River frontage with great views and access to the river...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    hydronic in-floor heating throughout house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    linens are all natural materials, wool, down, cotton, silk...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge living room great room...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    all kitchen and bathroom towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    local catering by appointment...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, juicer, popcorn popper,...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    sp[ices and cooking supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric cook top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) main patio, and 2 smaller patios outside each bedroom, all facing the river...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Nightly rate for holidays and special events is 310./night double occupancy

Cleaning Fee ranges between $100 - $200 depending on length of stay

Payment in full is required at time of booking, in the form of personal check or money order or as agreed upon by owner and guest.

For cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to arrival, a credit will be issued towards a future reservation.

If cancellation is more than 2 weeks prior to arrival 50% of reservation will be refunded

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 10/12/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


Car: Recommended

Other Activities: snow shoeing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Fireplace in Great Room

    Fireplace in Great Room

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • A beautiful Autumn at
 Quail Hollow

    A beautiful Autumn at Quail Hollow

  • Cozy reading and sleeping nook with 2 single beds

    Cozy reading and sleeping nook with 2 single beds

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • master bath

    master bath

VRBO #261370

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book Get an Instant Quote
How to pay safely
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 10/12/2016

+1 530 694-1155

Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Secluded Hideaway Cottage By Mt Stream Near Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Hot Springs

Markleeville, CA, USA #269419ha

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.