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Lost Mine Retreat: Custom Log Home, NOW FOR SALE!

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


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home ML#: 20173055

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 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 Nevada City

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, NOW FOR SALE!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
Oakland, CA


  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful and cozy place

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Very clean upon arrival. Had everything we needed. Instructions from owner were clear and concise.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Awsome log cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this cabin over the weekend for my cousins weddind. The cabin is stocked with everything you could possibly want or need. It is so cozy and spacious and we really enjoyed ourselves. I recommend to anyone who wants to get away for a nice quiet weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!! Great locations and had all that we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Apex, NC

Lovely and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful, spacious, nicely laid out and comfortably furnished. Our family group of five enjoys cooking together and the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The setting is peaceful and scenic. We simply were not bothered by noise - a welcome respite! We enjoyed the use of the kayaks and being so close to Scotts Flat Lake for water fun. Only two drawbacks that will affect some people more than others: first, the beds all tended to be soft, and second, the hilly terrain and steep driveway are less than ideal for neighborhood walks if one has a bad knee, for example.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Wonderful view and lovely cabin in the woods. We had a full house of 10 and all were comfortable. Would not hesitate to rent again for the next family function in this area.

Thank you Beth,


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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