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A Family GetAway
Owl Lodge is excellent for families seeking a getaway that offers them a happy, fun and welcoming place to be together and an excellent 'base camp' for outdoor adventures like skiing, hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing and sightseeing.
Nature Outdoor Enthusiast
Come enjoy all that this beautiful outdoors has to offer by way of hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, skiing - you name it - with your family or friends. The Lodge is on the edge of the forest so some wild animals, birds and of course insects may be found on the property.
A Writers Retreat
Because of the serenity and peace that the house offers -- as well as the inspiring view -- Owl Lodge is an excellent place for writers that are seeking a quite and inspirational place to do their writing. Owl Lodge offers writers desks for this very purpose. Too focused on writing to want to stop and make a meal -- you can pop out and be downtown in less than 2 minutes to enjoy one of Nevada City's excellent restaurants.
-Owl Lodge offers peace and outdoor beauty for guests seeking time in nature, while just 2-minute drive from historic downtown Nevada City’s -theater, local shops, restaurants, farmers market, and historic theater.
-Nevada City is noted as one of the Most Beautiful Towns in California, Outside Magazines Best River Town, and Frommer’s Best Small Town in California.
-Be entertained at the oldest still running playhouse in the Country - participate in the regions Many events and festivities including Victorian Christmas, or catch a movie.
-Enjoy inspiring views of Tahoe forest lands in the distance from the large wrap around deck. .
-Take a quick drive (or walk) to charming downtown Nevada City to shop, eat, and more -( just 1.5 miles away).
- Enjoy the living room with its high peaked roof and amazing views.
-Enjoy our Fish Pond -feed our colorful fish.
-Take a walk - onto a lovely hiking trail - just outside our door that runs along a man-made stream
-At night observe stars, to the sound of chirping frogs.
-In the spring enjoy our many flowers.
-There is always something going on in Nevada City and its sister town Grass Valley - Check out the Nevadacitychamber dot com for fun events.
-Cooks are never isolated in the Lodge - the Galley kitchen is in an open space design with dining room and living room.
-While the communal space is well laid out for spending time with family and friends - the three bedrooms are very private and lead down a long hallway.
-The largest bedroom - the Elk Room - has a separate entrance and Full bed and sleeping sofa.
The Lodge is Perfect for nature lovers and outdoor adventurists - and for family and friends get-togethers in a sylvan wooded area.
The Lodge rental provides three private bedrooms (1 with a full bed, one with two singles, one very large bedroom with full bed & separate entrance & sleeper sofa, and one sleeping loft with a single and annexed to upstairs bathroom, total two small bathrooms (one upstairs with tub one downstairs with shower), accommodating living room/dining area under alpine roof with very large windows, connected galley kitchen with all the cooking gear, plates, glasses, utensils plus! that you need to make a nice meal at home. (No microwave) Note that the main living/dining/kitchen and loft areas are heated by Central Heat (cooled by AC) along with the first two bedrooms. There are separate cottages on the property that may be rented out for an additional fee depending on the size of your group. Please contact owner for details.
We are pet-friendly as long as your pet is fully house trained and ask for a pet fee of $69 to pay for shampooing the rugs.The Lodge has access to a great dog wallking trail and and stream right from the property.
There are many wonderful activities to partake in within 15 minutes to one hour away including the following: snow skiing, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking.
The Yuba is a 'magical,' 'sun-hugged,' 'granite-lined' River just 10 minutes from Owl Lodge north of town. The South Fork of the Yuba offers trout fishing, Class V kayaking, and summer lounging as it flows through a granite gorge in the Sierra foothills. The river also offers excellent swimming options in season.
An amazing mountain-bike trail entrance that goes for 120 miles is just half a mile away. Five vineyards are less than 30 minutes from Owl Lodge and the “magical,” “sun-hugged,” “granite-lined” Yuba River is just seven miles away. The Nevada Theater, where Mark Twain read in the 1860s, still features monthly plays.
Owl Lodge is close enough to be atop a world-class mountain in less than an hour. The closest ski resorts, like Sugar Bowl, are just 50 minutes east on Donner Summit.
Here you'll find Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs, Boreal Mountain Resort and Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort. Another 15-20 minutes will take you to Northstar, Tahoe-Donner, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows and Steep Hollow.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR POTENTIAL GUESTS TO KNOW Before you Book:
There is parking for 3 vehicles on our property.
We offer Internet TV _ that gets Netflix, Amazon, UTube HBO etc and DVDs and a DVD player - We do Not have cable.
This is a Charming, 1960s mountain lodge - think 'Grandmother's house'.
Most people love it (like we do)!
If you are a perfectionist and prefer recently remodeled accommodations or brand new- This is Not the place for you! (There are Much More expensive accommodations that may meet your expectations.)
Some guests DO bring their dogs to the lodge. While the Lodge is professionally cleaned after every guest - if you suffer from extreme allergies to pets - this is not the place for you.
NOTE _ Owners live off site - but we may occasionally be on site to do needed repairs.
Nevada City Events List
Victorian Christmas Celebration
Pioneer Park Concerts
Fourth of July
Nevada City Uncorked
Nevada City Film Festival
Constitution Day Parade
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
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Nevada City is usually below the snow line but it’s close enough to be atop a world-class mountain in less than an hour. The closest ski resorts are 45 minutes east on Donner Summit. Here you’ll find Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs, Boreal Mountain Resort and Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort.
Another 15 minutes will take you to Northstar, Tahoe-Donner, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Steep Hollow, a nearby cross-country ski trail system marked by the Nordic Skiers of Nevada County, is located on Highway 20 just past the Alpha-Omega rest stop 18 miles east of Nevada City.
Kayaking and Rafting
Nevada City is considered the central hub of the West Coast for water sports enthusiasts of all types-, downtown Nevada City is a short drive from the South Yuba, American, Bear and the south and middle sections of the North Fork of the Yuba river.
Bullards Bar was rated by Water Ski Magazine as one of the best recreational lakes in the United States. Emerald Cove Marina offers state of the art rental ski boats, patio cruisers, and fishing boats. While on land, Bullards Bar Recreation area provides for hiking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, and camping.
For mountain bike riders, Nevada County is a year-round playground. Lush forests, rivers and lakes provide the backdrop for a pleasant cruise or a healthy cycling workout.
If you enjoy cross country skiing - a nearby cross-country ski trail system marked by the Nordic Skiers of Nevada County, is located on Highway 20 just past the Alpha-Omega rest stop just 18 miles east of Owl Lodge.
Kayaking and Rafting
Nevada City is considered the central hub of the West Coast for water sports enthusiasts of all types. Known as a world-class white water destination with an abundance of class-1 through class-5 offerings, downtown Owl Lodge is a short drive from the South Yuba, American, Bear and the south and middle sections of the North Fork of the Yuba river. Nevada City is in close proximity to the Sierra Nevada range which also offers an unlimited supply of pristine mountain lakes for recreational calm-water kayaking and canoeing
The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento). Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round.