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Gold Country Cottage, California

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Private, eight year old, one bedroom cottage with gourmet kitchen, decks, wood-burning fireplace. Close to riding, biking, hiking, set on 13 acres in the oak woodlands of the California Gold Country. Bring your horses, bring your dogs. Seven miles from the gold discovery State Park at Sutter's Mill, four miles from the Auburn State Recreational Area and the Western States Trail, linking Auburn and Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a private weekend for two or the many recreational opportunities of the California foothills. Pasturage is available for your horses, and the property has a four foot fence for your dogs. We are just off the take-out road for rafting on the South Fork of The American River, shuttle service is available for those bringing their own boats. Sit on the deck and watch the horses graze or drive into Auburn or Lotus for a gourmet meal. The owners live on the property and are always available for advice or assistance, whether it's a restaurant recommendation or a map for mountain biking, just ask. We're here to help.

Keywords: Secluded , quiet, one bedroom, cottage, California, gold country, horses

More Details

Craig Cozart
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Craig Cozart

We are semi-retired from careers as a graphic designer and photographer. We enjoy horses, rafting, and hiking. There are two friendly dogs on the property.

Craig Cozart purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Craig Cozart chose Pilot Hill

We wanted to be near the rafting on the American River, and we needed a place for our horses. We also wanted somewhere that was quiet and private, yet close to things like grocery stores.

What makes this cottage unique

You can be as active as you like- you can run, bike, ride, hike, raft, or just sit with a book and watch the deer eat my landscaping.


Pilot Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • two sinks, tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
pasture for horses, parking for trailers, lots of books, fenced for dogs.


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Gold Country Cottage, California
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 104 reviews

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely cottage, surrounded by trees and private enough though on the owners property. Owner's art and the wonderful light through the many windows made it a lovely and comfortable place. Everything we needed was available, and it was about a 15 min drive to Auburn old town. Craig gave us tips on hiking and was great getting us set up, then ensuring privacy during our stay. The two sweet basset hounds came to visit each morning and got some lovin' (and a cookie) which was fabulous. The American river is crowded on weekends, but on a weekday morning we had a lovely hike from the bridge out to Clementine lake and swam in the river swimming hole along the way.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, California

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Craig & Jane for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. We're retired world travelers and live in the Bay Area and even though we're just a couple of hours drive from home we were a world away from our daily lives. The cottage is one of the prettiest and most relaxing places we've ever stayed and we hope to return one day. Bart participated in a ukelele workshop in Auburn on Saturday and I was happy just hanging out in the cottage reading because it was so hot (90F+!) but yesterday we braved the heat and went on a couple of nice hikes. We'd love to take advantage of exploring the plethora of trails in the future when it isn't so hot. Last night we sat outside and enjoyed watching the Perseid meteor shower. Perfect spot & perfect temperature! Our one very minor issue was the ticking of the clock in the kitchen. It interrupts the silence and really isn't necessary in our view since we have watches and phones and a clock in the bedroom. Maybe it doesn't bother others, but we thought it worth mentioning. Oh, almost forgot to mention that Jane's paintings are wonderful and a great enhancement to the beauty of the space and the surroundings!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 STAR cottage and hospitality!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts could not have been more welcoming! This is a place I would highly recommend for those who appreciate a high standard of accomadations, and the effort that it takes to make guests feel welcomed, yet allowing for comfortable autonomy. This place is the perfect setup and managed with care and commitment. Also, the hosts went above and beyond to make sure our pets were comfortable and safe, as well. I just cannot express how grateful we are to have been guests at “The Cottage”!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this great little cottage. Though we live nearby it was a perfect place to stay to attend a wedding at Hart 2 Hart Winery in Pilot Hill followed by whitewater rafting the following day. There was everything you could possibly need there, the bed was comfortable and the patio was great for enjoying the evening. We loved it and would love to return someday. Great cozy little cottage, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place: quiet, beautiful surroundings, cute home with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was well equipped with everything we needed for a few days of a quiet getaway. The location and surrounding area is beautiful as well. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach

Perfect tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a quiet place to relax in the country but still be close to everything you need? This is the place! A little slice of heaven for me. Cool breeze through the oak trees, quiet evenings, warm comfortable bed, perfect little kitchen to make any meal. The best I've slept in months. Hosts are kind and thoughtful. 4 days was not enough. With so many things to do in the area, I'll be back..for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The address works for GPS and maps. However, do not let your gps put you on Pilot View Drive. It does not go through. If you are coming up from El Dorado Hills, just stay on Salmon Falls Rd. until you get to Rattlesnake Bar Rd., turn left and come down to Tigerlily. The same applies when coming from Auburn. Stay on 49 to Rattlesnake Bar, turn right. Easy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Special weekend rate for Friday and Saturday is $225 plus the 10% tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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