Peaceful 10 Acres with Luxury Cabin; Serene Mountain Views; Charming and Classy!(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Unique, Immaculate, Well-Equipped and Contemporary Cabin with Old School Charm!
Welcome to our mountain cabin! The perfect spot for a peaceful vacation with family, a romantic engagement, a festive retreat with friends, or just because you deserve to get away from it all. With easy access from I-80 along a private country road, the Fool's Gold Cabin is just over two hours from the Bay Area. With Sugar Bowl only 35 minutes away, fifty mountain lakes nearby and plenty of things to do at the cabin, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Situated above the snow line at an elevation of 5,000 feet, there is a beautiful mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and not a neighbor in site. If you're looking for peace and privacy, this is the place for you. With a large common space inside, two bedrooms and one bathroom, the two-story 1,100 square foot cabin is ideal for a family - or 2-3 couples - to get away and relax! The cabin has contemporary furnishings and every room has charming wood floors that were made of reclaimed bleachers from the San Francisco State University basketball arena (compliments of the Wooden Duck in Berkeley). Enjoy a good book while relaxing on a leather couch with a fire raging in the large, stone fireplace with an old-school Lopi wood-burning insert (firewood provided). With 60GB of music on the iPod provided - or on the device you bring - you can easily rock out to the indoor and outdoor sound system.
There is an upstairs bedroom with a California King bed and a downstairs bedroom with two bunk beds (so, four twin beds). While the cabin sleeps 6 most comfortably, there are cots and sleeping mats available for more flexible arrangements. Bedding is provided (sheets, towels and extra pillows too). There is also a hi-end, large capacity washer and dryer (with hypo-allergenic settings too!).
The Fool's Gold Cabin has a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of seating at the bar, on the deck, or at the hand-crafted dining table - which features a topographical map of the wilderness area surrounding the cabin. There is ample room in the stainless steel refrigerator and pantry for all the groceries you bring. The Serra Market in Colfax is the nearest full-scale grocery store, but there are also some wonderful Mom-and-Pop markets in nearby historic Dutch Flat or in Alta for some of the more basic needs. With the 5-burner, 40' stainless steel stove and oven (including a convection oven that I don't know how to use), you can prepare a wonderful meal that can be enjoyed on the spacious deck with teak furniture. We provide some collapsible camping chairs in the winter when the furniture is in storage. There are too many appliances to list (microwave, toaster, Soda Stream, etc) but the kitchen is well-equipped for most every need. There are even home-made S'more Sticks so you can sit around the campfire at night and enjoy the clear, mountain sky. What's the point of nature if you don't have s'mores?
The Fool's Gold Cabin offers plenty of outdoor activity as well. In addition to the multitude of activities and events that are available in the area, our ten acre back yard has wonderful trails through scenic, private woods. There is plenty of open space for kids to run and play while you enjoy the views from a spacious deck. There's lots of fun for small kids, big kids and adults who want to act like kids.
SOMETIMES, YOU DESERVE YOUR OWN TEN-ACRE MOUNTAIN ESTATE.
If you like to be away from noisy crowds, see the night sky clearly, play in private woods, converse around campfires and dine against the backdrop of the Sierra... the Fool's Gold Cabin is the place for you!
Member since: 2014
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
We have a Tibetan Terrier, Bodie, that highly recommends this property to his fellow dogs. We will welcome well-behaved pets but request that you discuss these special guest with us in advance....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Beds for -6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Don't see what you're looking for? It never hurts to ask. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have about this property. We're also open to feedback from potential guests on what features are critical to them. Our mission is that you enjoy our family getaway as much as we do!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Located above the snow line at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the deck offers a wonderful view over the ridges of Blue Canyon to the mountains in the distance. Dine outdoors with a high Sierra view!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Hair Dryer
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning / Supplies $100
- Tax Rate 8%
Please take the time to read all the information that we have posted about the Fool's Gold Cabin. Our mission is that you enjoy our family getaway as much as we do, so it is important that you have an understanding of the cabin, it's amenities and the house rules.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The area around the cabin was the site of the most prolific gold mining activity during the 1800's. It's historic sites offer museums, Malakoff Diggins State Park and charming historical districts of Nevada City and Grass Valley for shopping and antiquing.
The region offers great skiing, hiking, wineries, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and more. There are cultural / musical festivals all year long at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and during the winter season, Grass Valley hosts Cornish Christmas and Nevada City offers Victorian Christmas festivals. Truckee offers a Brew Fest, Renaissance Faire, Rodeo and other fun events.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We have three kids and live in the Bay Area. TJ is an ex-architect who now works in technology operations while Siobhan is a speech therapist. Together, we have spent the last two years renovating this cabin so that we can enjoy time together as a family. This has been our labor of love and it shows in all the warm, comfortable and hand-crafted details in the cabin. Our mission is simple: we want to you to enjoy our family getaway as much as we do!
Why the Owner Chose Alta, CA, USA:
We love the space and freedom of the outdoors as a family. Several times, we stayed in a few of the old Forest Fire Lookouts that are available through as campsites. We purchased this property because it reminded us of those wonderful experiences: the comfort of a warm, secure home within the beautiful setting of an outdoor, mountain campsite. There is nothing like sitting by a campfire at night under the brilliant clarity of stars in a dark sky, then coming inside to a hot shower, glowing fire and all the amenities of a well-equipped cabin.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are literally hundreds of houses that are available in the Tahoe area. All the great activities that attract folks to this region are easily accessible from our place too. What makes the Fool's Gold Cabin truly unique is the sense of privacy, seclusion and serenity - despite being so easily accessible - that this ten-acre property offers. We love the feeling when we're here that you don't have to be anywhere else. This is a magical place where time loses some of its urgency and our otherwise hectic lives find some peace and tranquility.
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Ten beautiful, wooded acres with abundant space to play and relax.
Located near all the bounty of the Tahoe National Forest.
Plenty of fun things to do in any season.
Firewood provided. You just need a glass of wine.
The cabin is down a secluded gravel road. You won't see or hear any cars go by.
We have plenty of toys and activities available around the property.
The large, five-burner stove and well-equiped kitchen makes every night a party.
New bath and shower, ample hot water and heated slate tile floors.
The dining room table was hand-crafted using USGS maps of the surrounding area.
Ample room for kids downstairs so you can enjoy the California King upstairs!
Great views, outdoor music and a peaceful setting all to yourselves.
Above the snow line on ten acres of a beautifully wooded ridge near Blue Canyon.
With a California King and two bunk beds, it is perfect for families.
Plenty of space to relax and entertain.
There is nothing but Tahoe National Forest ahead. Enjoy the privacy.
Enjoy the Dutch Flat Community Pool surrounded by trees - only 10 minutes away.
Your own private woods to explore.
We work hard all year so you can enjoy a blissful stay.
Step away from your busy life. You don't need an 'app' for this kind of fun.
We welcome families to enjoy the open space, trails and time together.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall... you can relish the privacy and serenity.
No TV by design - that's all the better for a good book or enjoyable company.
Despite feeling remote, we're easy to find along a paved road.
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