Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Scott & Janet Swanton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Creekside Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Peaceful serene delightful clean

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

a lovely getaway not far from town.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is cozy, clean and comfortable. The property has an amazing walk along Deer Creek. The best part is it's just a few minutes drive to downtown Nevada City. The hosts were friendly and easy to deal with. I would absolutely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy Glamping

  • 5 of 5

My husband (and our dog!) needed a weekend getaway. We love the outdoors, but we also love the amenities of a home.

The cabin is set back far enough away from the road that it gives you the feeling you are really deep in the woods. The best part is you can hear the stream running at all times, which makes it easy to have a peaceful night sleep. The front porch leads to different trails you can take down to the mountain stream, aka Deer Creek. Scott and Janet set up a tent with cots if you want to camp out or take nap near the running stream. There's even a hammock half way down! There are groups of chairs at different sites along the stream, perfect for reading, sipping on wine or having a place to sit while trying to tire your pup who can't get enough of retrieving the ball from the stream.

The cabin is more than charming and the pictures just do not do it justice. It is equipped with everything you'll need, from a little cooler to take down to the stream, to a stellar movie collection and cozy little seating areas around the wrap-around balcony which are perfect for stargazing. Anything you don't have--just ask! Scott and Janet are more than happy to accommodate you. We can't wait to return to this charming little cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Guys Thanks for the nice review, and very well written, too. Oh, and another thanks for something you left in the fridge -- Redtail Ale bar-b-cue sauce, great stuff, hope we can get some around here. And do get back here. You guys were fun. All the best, Scott and Janet
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming, cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was charming and cozy and the property felt expansive. The hosts were very friendly and had many tips and suggestions for exploring the area. We had a great trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Francisco Bay Area

great cabin for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I returned to Scott's cabin for a second visit. It is a wonderful place to get away and just relax. My dog and I particularly enjoyed sitting buy the creek. I was reading while he played with leaves floating by in the water.

The cabin is located close to Nevada City - only a 5 minute drive and yet, gave me the feeling of being completely in the country.

The cain is both comfortable and well equipped with books, dvd's and wifi.Throughout the property, Scott has placed welcoming little spots to rest and relax: a hammock, camp chairs next to the creek and even a tent with cots. Definitely a great place to unwind. i will be coming back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cynthia. Hope to see you and Cody up here again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Warm and welcoming hosts, warm and comfortable cabin, and

beautiful and accessible property and creek.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Cafe Mekka -- CLOSED
"A cool, counter cultural sort place - abstract artwork, great desserts, a touch of Berkeley ..."
Matteo's Public
"Sandwiches and beer, an outdoor patio, and killer onion rings."
Northridge Inn
"A great down-to-earth hamburger and pizza joint, a locals' hangout with a log cabin interio..."
Sushi In The Raw
"Very, very good but tiny, holds maybe 12 people, you've got to make reservations."
Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar
"This place is a must; eat in the bar or even better, eat ON the bar. A great bartending cre..."
The Willo
"A little out of town, but a trip back to the 40's; it's in a World War II Quonset hut. Good..."
Lefty's Grill
"Eat on the deck overlooking Deer Creek, the same one that flows through our property. A ful..."
5 Mile House -- CLOSED
"A very cool, timber and stone kind of lodge with a full bar and interesting menu. It's ten ..."
Fred's Szechuan
"Good, cheap Chinese food on Broad Street, Nevada City's main drag."
Sopa Thai Cuisine
"Great atmosphere and pretty good food right in the middle of town."
Sushi Q
"Very good sushi moderately priced and right in the heart of things."
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.

You might like these similar properties