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Spanish Creek Cottage Private Waterfront Year Round

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This unique cottage boasts of 200 feet of secluded creek-frontage on Spanish Creek, and two plus acres of your own private estate. The cottage is tucked off the main road (Hwy.70) in a park-like setting of lawn and beautiful landscaping - offering visitors privacy and seclusion not found in many properties. This is a true get-away!

Just minutes from the town of Quincy, this home is off the beaten path, yet as close to civilization as you want or need to be. Quincy is the county seat for Plumas County, and has a small-town charm all its own. It offers a movie theatre, bowling alley, two grocery stores, as well as a wonderful natural healthfood store.

Quincy is a railroad town and the train runs up this beautiful river canyon on its way through the Sierra Nevada Range. In fact, many of our visitors stay just for the trains, and those who didn't know about them leave entranced. We love the trains, it's like having your own giant train set in the backyard! The trestle is legendary - on the highway you will see train buffs waiting to catch a glimpse of a train crossing the Keddie Wye trestle. You can enjoy a piece of this history right from your yard. Spring and fall offer excellent trout fishing in front of the property; and can be a fly fisherman's paradise at times. Just minutes from the town of Quincy, the home is private, yet as close to stores and local events. Summer offers warm, sunny weather with unlimited recreation, creeks and lakes for swimming, plus the High Sierra Music Festival and a County Fair.

Check out Gansner Park on the left as you head into town; or visit the best swimming hole and rope swing in Plumas County. Its great for kids - big and small. This get-away cottage is centrally located in Plumas County. It is within a 30 minute drive of Antelope and Bucks Lake, and is only 45 minutes from Lake Almanor. All three offer water-skiing, fishing, and camping.

Quincy and the surrounding area are a perfect location for bicyclist of all levels. For beginners or family cruising, Chandler road (five minute drive from cottage) offers a flat loop around the North side of Quincy - with several swimming holes on Spanish Creek to cool off in during your ride. This flat and very scenic tour is on a true country road and is a great ride for the whole family!

For the more experienced rider, the Quincy LaPorte is a 60 mile out and back - with a major summit climb. Greenville and Taylorsville also offer some of the finest cycling in the Sierras, and are within a 15-minute drive of the cottage. Both of these rides are absolutely beautiful and free any hectic traffic.

For White water enthusiasts, the North Fork of the Feather River has scheduled Summer releases which provide for good summer water levels for kayakers and rafters alike. Spanish Creek also offers seasonal flows in the Spring,and is a great tube run to break the summer heat.

You can enjoy day trips to Truckee or Reno, which are within a 90 minute drive, or you can visit nearby Graeagle or Portola which offer golf, shopping and a train museum. If all this isn't enough, Lassen National Park is just a two-hour drive away, and features bubbling sulphur pots and is one of North America's last active volcanoes.

Whether you are seeking relaxation or recreational activity, this area has something for everyone!

Note: This cottage is adjacent to two other private homes. Please, when visiting, respect the privacy of your neighbors.

*** If you do not see the dates you are looking for please call for details on our new Loft Apartment in Historic Downtown Quincy.

VRBO Listing #319995.

Owner, Cecilia Reynolds lives next door and is available to answer any questions or needs you may have.

Keywords: Cabin, Retreat, Family home, Fishing Lodge, Family vacation, Dogs, Dogs, Dogs, Sierra Headquarters, Central Plumas County

More Details

Cecilia Reynolds
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Cecilia Reynolds

I live next door - each property is approx 3 acres and enjoy river front access. I purchased my house in 2003 and am delighted to add the Keddie Cottage to my property. I live there all year round and enjoy the 4 seasons. It is beautiful at any time of the year.

Cecilia Reynolds purchased this cottage in 2011


Quincy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , A PackN Play is available. Bring your own linens.
    Convertible bed(s) in Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , When Living Room beds are in use, there is no seating avail.
  • The Queen bedrooms are on either side of the full bath. The third bedroom with the twin beds is located off the laundry-kitchen.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great cottage in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Ceci was very welcoming and the place was great. The location is spectacular and the property very inviting. I spent most of my short visit away from the cottage and would love to return to spend more time on the property and trails. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Stone Cottage on Spanish Creek

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting. Wonderful decks overlooking Spanish Creek. Many deck and lounge chairs for relaxing, reading and listening/watching the creek. A great view of the Keddie Y railroad trestles a short walk away. The train noise was not overwhelming and we liked hearing them approach and cross the trestles far enough away to be enjoyable. Nicely decorated cottage. We loved the fact that it appeared to be made of local stone. Two roses, a box of delicious candy and a bottle of wine greeted us upon arrival. Fully equipped kitchen. Three comfortable bedrooms; only one bath. The driveway down is hard to access and travels steeply down a few switchbacks. Cecelia provides excellent instructions. It was fine now but might be hard in rain, snow or dark of night. Only seven miles from Quincy. You cannot hear Highway 70 from the cottage--only the rushing water of the creek. A great place to have your base camp for travels in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, CA USA

Mountain Magic

  • 5 of 5

It's been a couple of weeks since I stayed at this AWESOME cottage and I still wake up every morning with this place on my mind. I visit Plumas county every year because I lived there years ago and I like to stay in touch with old friends and remind myself that paradise does still exist. This time I ended up, unexpectedly, going by myself with my 2 dogs and was concerned about feeling too isolated or lonely but that worry was completely unfounded. The place is warm and charming, with trains going by in the evening, blowing their whistles and temporarily drowning out the sound of the water in the creek. Ceci, the owner, lives on the property and is the perfect hostess--there if you need her but leaves you alone if you don't! I actually only met her once when I arrived but she had left wine (good wine!) with a box of chocolates (very good chocolates!) on the kitchen table and from that point on, everything just got better. I brought a friend over from Quincy to swim (very nice swimming hole) and see the cottage and property and she was really impressed with the place as well--we had a great afternoon. Hiking the Cascade trail was recommended, which was very close and turned out to be the perfect hike (about 2 hours). I had to drive into town to use my cell phone and the internet (the library is great for that), which was the only drawback, since this was a working vacation for me but it was well worth the inconvenience--and there is a land phone at the cottage. I loved this place and hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico, CA

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house in October 2012 with my husband for our 10 year anniversary, then came back in April 2015 with four girlfriends. We loved it! Despite the fact that there's only one bathroom, there was plenty of room for all of us. We spent as much time outside as possible on the sun deck, BBQ'ing on the deck to the left of the house, taking hikes along the creek with the dogs, and exploring the creek right outside the house. The kitchen was very well equipped, and we found everything we needed to cook up a bunch of yummy meals. We went into Quincy on Saturday morning and loved it. We also took the great Cascade Hike, instructions which were found in the book on the kitchen table. We just had such a great time. Can't say enough great things about this house. It's beautiful and private and so relaxing. Wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks Ceci!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carson City, NV

Enchanted Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Warning...this reviews contains lots of exclamation points because we LOVED it so much and it was so awesome to stay here!!! If you can believe it, this cabin is even cuter than in the photos! Ceci was wonderful! We all loved and appreciated her little touches that really made us feel at home! We also loved that we could bring our 2 active dogs with us! They were in heaven running all around! The trains on the trestle was a wonderful surprise, and I especially loved the whistle! It was so easy to hike around the property and enjoy the many wild flowers! Ya gotta stay here! What are you waiting for?

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newbury Park, Ca.

amazing place

  • 5 of 5

from opening the door to find personal hospitality, this place is the most welcoming and comfortable cottage we have ever stayed in. There is a ton of things to do in the area..but sitting by the creek has to be a favorite. Will be going back next year, but for an entire week next time. Ceci, your touches made the stay memorable. Thank you for everything.

M. Sandoval and family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Reno Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Plumas Club, Main St. Sports and Martinis,
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Mt. Hough 10 mi, Graeagle area has 4+
Nearest Train
BNSF and UP lines converge at the Keddie Wye
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Moon's, Sweet Lorraine's, Morning Thunder, More
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Buck's Lake for snowshoeing and back country ski
Car: necessary

Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Cycling (road and mountain). The creek provides a wonderful place for children and dogs to play (adults too!) Try panning for gold, skipping stones, catching crawdads and playing with floatie toys.

Buck's Lake is a 30 minute, beautiful drive from the cottage. Rent a boat, kayak or paddle board. Canyon Dam at Lake Almanor also has SUP, kayak and canoe rentals - just 30 minutes from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning for 6 or less $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pets with prior approval are welcome. Please let me know if you are bringing a pet as I have a Pet Addendum for your information and signature.

Cleaning for 6+ guests is $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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