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Peaceful 10 Acres with Luxury Cabin; Serene Mountain Views; Charming and Classy!

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Ten beautiful, wooded acres with abundant space to play and relax.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Unique, Immaculate, Well-Equipped and Contemporary Cabin with Old School Charm!

[County of Placer Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #8726]
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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.

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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-allegnic settings too!).
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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 refridgerator 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 collapsable 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?
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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.
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SOMETIMES, YOU DESERVE YOUR OWN TEN-ACRE MOUNTAIN ESTATE.
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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!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Due to homeowner association requirements, we do not allow renters under the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This property is very family-oriented - including a big grass lawn, horseshoes and other great activities. We also have a portable crib and some baby gear if needed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is tolerated outside the cabin, but strictly prohibited inside. Our family has some issues with asthma that are aggrevated by smoke....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • The Bunk Room: 4 twin/ single

    Downstairs bedroom with room for one more on the floor (cot)...moreless

  • The Nest: 1 king

    Upstairs bedroom with room for two more on the floor (cot)...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have charming wood floors made from beautiful wood that was recycled from the SF State University bleachers! All the mattresses are also new....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bath and Laundry: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The bathroom was recently remodeled with heated slate tile floors. The bath/shower combo has dual shower heads. The on-demand water heater provides ample hot water in all seasons. The bathroom also has a high-end, large capacity GE washer and dryer (with hypoallegenic settings as well)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    60 GB of music on iPod provided - or plug in your own!...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    Indoor / outdoor speakers...moreless

  • Toys:

    Archery, horseshoes, zipline, treehouse and many other toys are available for your use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    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

  • Rural:

    Despite the easy access from I-80 along a private country road, this serene mountain cabin is on a secluded ten-acre property with a beautiful mix of deciduous and evergreen trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The main table seats 6 on two bench seats. There is also a bar area that seats 3 and outdoor teak furniture that seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have an AC unit in the master bedroom. The rest of the house is cooled naturally with the assistance of an attic fan....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    24' Gas Dryer with 4.0 cu. ft. Capacity, 20 Drying Cycles, 5 Heat Options, Stainless Steel Interior Drum, Sensor Dry...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful stone fireplace with Lopi wood-burning insert (firewood provided)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In addition to the wood stove, there is central heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    We provide limited access (no streaming) on the iPad provided at the cabin. For unrestricted access on all devices, we pass on the AT&T charge of $15 per GB on a pro-rated basis....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding, sheets, pillows and pillow cases....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 4 comfortably on leather sofa and two lounge chairs. Additional seating for 3 on bar stools....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample outdoor parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    24' Front-Load Stainless Steel Washer with 2.2 cu. ft. Capacity...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There is a beautiful Lopi wood-burning stove in the main room. Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press (small reserve of Peet's coffee, if needed) as well as a Mr Coffee machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Easily serves 6 with some to spare....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well-equiped with stainless steel fridge and stove...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Hidden in the cabinet to the right of the pantry...moreless

  • Oven:

    Traditional and convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many of the staples (spices, ketchup, mustard, etc)...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious deck with mountain views. Teak table seats 6 with two additional chairs for lounging (not available in winter season due to snow). There is also a fire pit with seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large lawn with sun and shade....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Coal BBQ and utensils available (coal not provided)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sugar Bowl is only 28 miles away!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a community pool in Dutch Flat that is open to our guests during the summer season....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $245
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning / Supplies $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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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Location

  • The Red Frog

    "The view of Robber's Ravine and distant mountains is incredible. This is a unique, local han..."

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  • For Pizza Sake Take & Bake

    "Grab a freshly prepared gourmet pizza on your way up the mountain, bake it while you settle ..."

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  • Dine N Dash Cafe

    "Funky and cool outdoor seating area, friendly service and local charm. Ideal for a hearty b..."

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  • North Fork Campground

    "Follow the trailhead near campsite #9 to the Emigrant Gap Falls - a truly amazing water hole..."

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  • Lake Spaulding Campground

    "Launch a boat, have a picnic or hike so trails around this high Sierra recreational lake. D..."

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  • Starbucks

    "While you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Fool's Gold Cabin, civilization is never fa..."

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  • Soda Springs Ski & Snow Tubing

    "Snow mobile rides, tubing and some (limited) skiing at a reasonable price for families. Fun ..."

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  • Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

    "Quality skiing on a quality hill... then escape the crowds to your own ten acres of snow at ..."

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  • Monte Vista Inn

    "Old school character with a log cabin feel - easy access right off I-80."

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  • Sierra Market

    "From the Fool's Gold Cabin, this is the closest full-scale super market with a deli, bakery ..."

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  • Dutch Flat Cemetery

    "OK, maybe you're not into cemeteries, but this is an excellent way to explore the historic r..."

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  • Dutch Flat Community Pool

    "(Local resident's only) Fabulous tree-lined, cold water swimming pool with a half-lake/half ..."

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  • Rainbow Lodge -- CLOSED

    "Historic lodge that's cozy, rustic and charming with a restaurant that is reasonable."

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  • Summit Restaurant & Bar

    "Convenient after skiing/hiking in the area. A decent place to relax, drink and eat basic pub..."

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  • The Rustic Table

    "Outside seem small and old, but inside is bright and clean. The restaurant is (was?) managed..."

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  • Cafe Luna

    "Explore Old Town Colfax and treat yourself to breakfast or lunch at this cafe (includes GLUT..."

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  • HOME TOWN DINER

    "Locals give this diner high marks for quality comfort food. Closest meal to the Fool's Gold ..."

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  • Burger King

    "Admit it... Sometimes, you just want to have fast food! Never hurts to know it's an option t..."

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  • Lake Valley Reservoir

    "One of the many mountain lakes near the Fool's Gold Cabin to explore and enjoy (road in is a..."

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  • Bowman Lake

    "Scenic drive from the Fool's Gold Cabin to a pristine mountain lake. Pack up the picnic box ..."

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  • Dutch Flat General Store

    "Basic supplies in a turn of the century general store."

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  • The Ridge Golf Club

    "Nice alternative if the lawn at the Fool's Gold Cabin is too rough for your putting game! ;-)"

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  • Solune Winegrowers

    "Solune specializes in small-lot production of intense well structured wines thriving under i..."

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  • Montoliva Vineyard & Winery

    "This is a working winery. The tasting room is a granite slab table - or a BBQ on a nice day!..."

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  • South Yuba River State Park

    "There are some amazing spots to swim and play along this river!"

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  • Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

    "Learn about the mining that shaped the region around the Fool's Gold Cabin."

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  • Empire Mine State Historic Park

    "Beautiful setting and interesting history."

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  • Rollins Lake

    "There's a good deal of motor boat activity on this lake - which is great if you're into that..."

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  • Scotts Flat Lake

    "Access to a wonderful Sierra lake for boating, fishing etc."

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  • TJ's Roadhouse

    "Good American food in a family-friendly setting."

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73 Miles
Nearest Airport
Same distance to Reno and Sacramento Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Frog (not the closest - just our favorite!)
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Ridge Golf Club
16 Miles
Nearest Train
Colfax (although more frequent routes from Auburn)
1.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monte Vista Inn
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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 recreation.gov 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Ten beautiful, wooded acres with abundant space to play and relax.

    Ten beautiful, wooded acres with abundant space to play and relax.

  • Located near all the bounty of the Tahoe National Forest.

    Located near all the bounty of the Tahoe National Forest.

  • Plenty of fun things to do in any season.

    Plenty of fun things to do in any season.

  • Firewood provided. You just need a glass of wine.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Ample room for kids downstairs so you can enjoy the California King upstairs!

  • Great views, outdoor music and a peaceful setting all to yourselves.

    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.

    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.

    With a California King and two bunk beds, it is perfect for families.

  • Plenty of space to relax and entertain.

    Plenty of space to relax and entertain.

  • There is nothing but Tahoe National Forest ahead. Enjoy the privacy.

    There is nothing but Tahoe National Forest ahead. Enjoy the privacy.

  • Enjoy the Dutch Flat Community Pool surrounded by trees - only 10 minutes away.

    Enjoy the Dutch Flat Community Pool surrounded by trees - only 10 minutes away.

  • Your own private woods to explore.

    Your own private woods to explore.

  • We work hard all year so you can enjoy a blissful stay.

    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.

    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.

    We welcome families to enjoy the open space, trails and time together.

  • Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall... you can relish the privacy and serenity.

    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.

    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.

    Despite feeling remote, we're easy to find along a paved road.

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