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Lost Mine Retreat: Custom Log Home Outside of Nevada City

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Lost Mine Retreat, a custom log home. Easy access to Scotts Flat Lake. 7 miles from downtown Nevada City.

Nestled just inside the Tahoe National Forest, this beautiful log home sits high atop the remnants of an old hydraulic gold mine with panoramic views of Banner Mountain and the woods. This unique home gives one the experience of being peacefully secluded, yet is a short seven mile drive to downtown Nevada City, offering fine dining, entertainment, museums and shopping. The Retreat is ideal for family reunions, workshops and vacations for relaxing and recreation.

A stone's throw from the Retreat lies a charming community park with a swimming pond, walking trail, horseshoe pit, BBQ area, playground and sand volleyball court. The park is for rent and makes a great venue for a casual, affordable wedding. Just over a mile to Scotts Flat Lake the south side boat ramp provides access for swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing and kayaking on this pristine body of water.

Keywords: Chalet, wooded, secluded, private, lake community

More Details

Beth Leydon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Beth Leydon

My husband and I spent four years of weekends completing construction of this beautiful log home. We love to share it with people who can appreciate the care and labor involved in every piece of lumber.

Beth Leydon purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Beth Leydon chose Gold Country & High Sierra

We initially purchased the land for an investment, but it just seemed to call for a home. Not quite ready for retirement, it made sense to build with the goal of having room enough to share with travelers.

What makes this cabin unique

The location of the house gives one the illusion of being quite secluded, yet it's located in an active neighborhood that borders the south shore of Scotts Flat Lake. There are breathtaking views, wildlife and quiet serenity.


Nevada City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink, walk-in shower with bench, off master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Soak or shower in antique clawfoot tub.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bathroom with double sinks.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed can be converted to a king size bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Includes game table.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open area, proximity to the television.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) (Trundle bed can convert to a King sized bed or simply use as two twins.)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Master suite with queen bed, private bath. Second bedroom offers a trundle bed for two or conversion to a king size bed for a couple. Third bedroom features two twin beds and a game table. Loft includes a full size futon. Antique clawfoot bathtub/shower. Additional queen size and three twin air mattresses for the loft, great room or deck. Great room with grand cathedral Ceiling and gas fireplace. Fully equipped designer kitchen, service for twelve. Wireless high speed internet access. Dish Network HDTV, Blu-Ray DVD player with internet (Pandora, Netflix). Weber charcoal BBQ on the patio. Two lake kayaks, one single and one tandem for one or two paddlers. Located only one mile from Scotts Flat Lake for great sailing, skiing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. A short walk to a local park with swimming pond, playground, horse shoe pits and sand volleyball court. Park is available for rent for private parties and weddings.


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Lost Mine Retreat: Custom Log Home Outside of Nevada City
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I used your cabin for our 'home base' as we toured the Gold Country. The house was perfect and in good shape. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin was clean and well equipped. Thank you for a very peaceful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very comfy for a large group. We were only 3 but still fully enjoyed the house. It felt safe and was quite. We enjoyed our 2 nights.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, Nevada

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our group visiting the Victorian Christmas. Best part: the gas fireplace

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lost Mine Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lost Mine Retreat was a real "treat". What a lovely home. Our family had such a special time gathering for our pre-Christmas getaway. Thank you Beth and Michael for sharing your wonderful cabin with us.

Charlene and Rick George

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

Dear Beth, Enjoyed our stay at your cabin very nice and clean. Had a great time kayaking Scott's flat lake with a couple lady friends have stayed a couple times before and will return again. Thanks again, Kim

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Nevada County was the site of the most prolific gold mining activity during the 1800's. It's historic sites offer museums, Empire Mine State Park, Malakoff Diggins State Park and charming historical districts of Nevada City and Grass Valley for shopping, wine tasting and antiquing. The region offers great hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and more. There are cultural, musical and film festivals all year long at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and in town. Enjoy live theater and music at the Nevada Theatre; the oldest running theater in California! Access the fabulous Yuba River just outside of Nevada City for swimming, rafting, kayaking and hiking trails within the South Yuba River State Park. During the winter season, Grass Valley hosts Cornish Christmas and Nevada City offers Victorian Christmas festivals and abundant craft fairs. Both Nevada City and Grass Valley host season farmers markets.


Rates & Availability

Nevada City Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%

A deposit of $250 is collected to hold the reservation and serves as a damage deposit during your stay. Pets will require an additional fee of $30 and are not to be left unattended. 3 night minimum stay for holiday weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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