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Creekside Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a beautifully forested 8 1/2 acre property at the end of a private 250 yard drive. The rush of Deer Creek greets you as soon as you climb out of your car. Because the property slopes down through the trees to the water you can sit on the deck and look off towards the opposite ridge or make your way down the stream and hang out among the sunlit boulders by the campsite. It feels wild down there and it is. Apart from the usual deer and raccoons, we've seen foxes and otters, bobcats and weasels, and have occasionally come across bear tracks. All of this and we're only minutes from the great restaurants and bistros in town, not to mention the four movie theaters in the area.

As for the cabin itself, it is sheltered by firs and pines and sits well away from the main lodge-style home.

There is also a beautiful campsite, complete with a tent, cots and bags, beside a large, tree shaded pool. You can spend a night roughing it, then shower in the cabin and have dinner out on the deck.

But the biggest draw is the stream itself , which is filled with wild rainbow and brown trout. These are small stream fish, the largest going around 13 inches, and catch and release fly fishing is allowed. There are also three lakes within ten miles of us, not to mention the three forks of the gorgeous Yuba river (the north fork looks like New Zealand!). And just twenty minutes south of us is the South Yuba which boasts steelhead (in season) and huge rainbows and browns.

And then there is tennis. There are any number of public courts, and pros who offer lessons, and two private clubs.

And golf, a driving range only minutes away, and three big courses within twenty five minutes.

As for skiing, Sugar Bowl and Boreal Ridge are forty minute away, the North Star resort ten minutes farther up the road in Truckee.

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More Details

Scott & Janet Swanton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Scott & Janet Swanton

Scott & Janet are transplants from Santa Monica California via the Florida Keys to Nevada City. What do all these places have in common?--fishing and lots of outdoor activities. Scott is a retired screenwriter, Janet is involved in non profits that benefit children, and neither of them can sit still.

Scott & Janet Swanton purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Scott & Janet Swanton chose Nevada City

We built the main house for ourselves and the cabin for our family and friends. But much of the time the cabin sits empty and it's such a great little place we hate to see it unused.

What makes this cabin unique

Bird watching, the nightly bat show in summer, and drinks on the deck.


Nevada City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Trails through forest along trout stream, gorgeous campsite on creek, large swimming hole (but really cold!), total privacy, and the local paper every morning.


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Creekside Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Creekside Cabin. It was out of town in the trees, but still close enough to town to get there in minutes. Scenery was beautiful and Scott was great. He directed us to places to dine that you could not find on-line and they were great. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lil’ cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

It had everything and more! Woke up to 4 deer peeping through the windows all to make this is experience over the top magical! The cabin itself was perfect, comfortable and had everything you could need. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you, Joni. Hope to meet you guys some time. Best regards, Scott and Janet
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Amazing property!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property! Lots of fun in town and at the cabin! Warm and cozy weekend gateaway! Can’t wait to go back! Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cozy cabin in the woods has everything you need and nothing you don’t!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this quaint, charming cabin with our 3 month old son for the weekend, our first trip with the baby and my last hurrah before returning to work. Travelling with a baby is a whole new experience, and I wanted something remote enough to feel like a real get away, but well equipped and comfortable. This place fit the bill! Though close to the owners home on the property, there is a real sense of privacy. Nestled in the trees with the sound of the creek below, we were able to truly relax. A short hike down the hill brought us to the magical creek, so lush and picturesque! There is a nice bench and table to sit and take it all in. The cabin itself had a great faux fireplace heater that kept us super warm. The kitchen was perfectly equipped, and the owner Scott brought us some ice for cocktails on the deck since the mini fridge has a very small freezer :) The bed was very comfortable. Our baby slept well in his crib in the smaller bedroom. And Scott also has an excellent movie collection! Overall a truly perfect stay, even the dog loved it!! We are already planning to come back in summer to enjoy the creek when the weather is a little warmer. Many thanks to our gracious hosts!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And many thanks to you guys, Natalie. Hope to see you sometime this summer. Scott and Janet
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Perfect cabin "In the Woods"

  • 5 of 5

I could have looked on line for years and not found anything more perfect than this cute cabin in Nevada City. Not only was the setting perfect, but the cabin itself was just as perfect on the inside. Everything was very clean and the owners even had a little Christmas Tree inside and lighted greenery around the door. When we drove up and say everything, I knew right then it was going to be one of the most perfect Christmases ever. There were trails down to the creek, trees out of every window. The owners also had every convenience inside and all we needed was our own food. Everything else we could have possibly needed was provided. It was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey thanks again for such a glowing review, which was very well written by the way. Hope to see you guys this this summer! Scott and Janet
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  • 5 of 5

Scott and Janet were very accommodating and welcoming, with a beautiful cabin and property. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Northridge (beer and wine)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nevada City Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Northridge
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
The Yuba River

Fly Fishing and casting lessons


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that a DAMAGE DEPOSIT of $160 is required in advance. This will returned when you check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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