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On The Divide. Family friendly. Horse friendly. Dog friendly. (Licence # 50417)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 separate cottages on 7 acres.

Enjoy the comfort and quiet setting of this charming private property on The American River Divide in Historic Pilot Hill. With two cottages on the property, you can choose which one that will best suit you and your group. Larger groups traveling together can choose to rent both of the cottages. Each cottage has 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, wood stoves, laundry and a fully equiped kitchen - all dishes, utensils, linens & towels are provided. Lush gardens on the property make it ideal for familiy reunions, parties and more. It is a short drive to several trail heads including The Western States/Tevis trails for endurance runners and riders. Visitors to the Gold Country will find The Cottages a charming and relaxing vacation destination.

You choose the cottage that best suits you. The Orchard Cottage with open mountain vistas or the rambling Country Cottage tucked in the trees. Large groups may choose to reserve both as they are conveniently near each other yet very private. Additional fees apply for large groups, receptions, or weddings.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Kalin

From the Bay Area, we moved our family of kids, dogs & horses up to the beautiful Divide in 2005. Half-way betweeen The Bay and the Slopes we found this community irresistable. For our first 6 years up here we continued to work in the East Bay as the Owners of a Walnut Creek hair studio. In early 2012 the opportunity to exchange our hair business for full time local life couldn't be passed up. Now we are busier than ever helping in the school gardens and coaching our girls teams. This really is a fabulous place to raise our girls and truely enjoy life. We love being able to offer our cottages as a comfortable, central location for visitors of the Gold Country to stay. We know you are going to enjoy it here as much as we do.

Kalin purchased this house in 2012

Why Kalin chose Pilot Hill

We found Pilot Hill on our way up to the slopes snow-boarding and fell in love with The Divide at once. Our family enjoys Nature's playgroung at its finest all year. In the heat of Summer we go swimming, canoeing, or fishing in the lakes and rivers, year round we get out on the many miles of trails with our horses or hiking and biking, and in Winter it is a short drive up to the slopes. At the end of a busy day we might go for dinner at the local Grill/Pizza where we always see others from our small community.

What makes this house unique

With 2 separate cottages on this property there is much to offer. The older Country Cottage is nestled in the trees and old garden growth. This cottage has a cabin feel with wood paneling and flooring, a large country kitchen, wandering floor plan and unique bathrooms. Sit under the olive tree while you enjoy the surrounding gardens in their various stage of bloom, relax after your adventurous day exploring the Gold Country, play a game of pool, or snuggle up in front of a wood stove with a favorite book.

The more modern Orchard Cottage offers open Mountain Views from the front room and generous sun deck. Sip your morning tea while sitting on the deck and look out over your horses in the pasture and plan your days trail adventure. Follow the garden paths to the orchard and enjoy seasonal fruit off the trees. This cottage can also use a separate entrance if you wish.

Choose the cottage that will suit you best or for large groups you may reserve both cottages.


Pilot Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Shared Middle Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Middle Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Small Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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On The Divide. Family friendly. Horse friendly. Dog friendly. (Licence # 50417)
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

2 night stay

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful piece of property. The house was rustic, charming and very peaceful. We had 8 of us that slept very comfortable. The owner's didn't infringe on our time at all.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We hope you can come stay up here again.
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Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and loved the beautiful surroundings. The kids loved the ability to run around play pool, pat the horse whatever! And being so close to Folsom Lake was great for a dip. The owners were very responsive over the few days we were there on our questions as well Will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in a very comfortable home. It was perfect for my family up for a wedding.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful area and comfortable home. A great get a way No TV and limited cell phone service (which can be a good thing)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this lovely place. We ended up having more people come out at the last minute to join us, but thanks to the many pull out beds and futons in the den, we were able to comfortably fit all of us inside, and Kalin was extremely flexible about it. Very dog friendly, plenty of space, amazing views off the back porch.

Very nice location - feels tucked away, but you're less than a 10 minute drive into Cool and some great trails, and not far from the river - convenient spot if you plan to go rafting. Very recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

Property was lovely enjoyed the scenic view lots of space.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quaint and fun location. Great accommodations. Very congenial hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hindquarter House
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
American River Pizza & Grill
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Boreal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Lotus / Coloma
Car: necessary

The Cottages are centrally located in the Gold Country, just minutes from Folsom Lake boating, The American River, Historic Coloma, wine tasting, and fantastic hiking, biking, kayaking, white water rafting and horse riding trails including the Western States Trail, Tevis, Olmstead Loop in Cool and Cronan Ranch in Coloma. For your winter vacation, The Cottages are a short drive from lake tahoe Ski Resorts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Refundable Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Peak season rates apply to all holidays. 100% refund if cancellation at least 30 days before arrival date. In addition to nightly rate, damage protection, costs will include El Dorado County occupancy Tax of 10%. When renting both cottages, all furniture, utensils and other items are to be replaced to the cottage they belong prior to check out.

Check in time is 2:00pm & check out is 11:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.