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On the Divide. Family Friendly. Horse Friendly. Dog Friendly. (Licence # 50417)

(19 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs okay with special arraingement. Horses welcome....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Game Room:

    air hockey table in the orchard Cottage...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Pool Table room comes with the Country Cottage only....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people




  • Deck / Patio


from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$235 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,350 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hindquarter House
11 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
American River Pizza & Grill
67 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boreal Mountain Resort
7.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pilot Hill, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Welcome!


  • Saint Francis of Assisi

    Saint Francis of Assisi

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room to Living Room

    Dining Room to Living Room

  • Twin beds

    Twin beds

  • King Bed in Master Suite

    King Bed in Master Suite

  • master bathroom shower

    master bathroom shower

  • relax in this beautiful clawfoot tub

    relax in this beautiful clawfoot tub

  • The driveway up to The Cottages

    The driveway up to The Cottages

  • The Barn from The Orchard Cottage yard

    The Barn from The Orchard Cottage yard

  • Living Room Den in The Orchard Cottage

    Living Room Den in The Orchard Cottage

  • Kitchen and Dining in The Orchard Cottage

    Kitchen and Dining in The Orchard Cottage

  • The Country Cottage

    The Country Cottage

  • Country Kitchen

    Country Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Hallway


  • Queen Bed in middle room

    Queen Bed in middle room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • The Olive Tree

    The Olive Tree

  • The Orchard Cottage

    The Orchard Cottage

  • Winter dormant yard of The Orchard Cottage

    Winter dormant yard of The Orchard Cottage

  • Orchard Cottage Dining

    Orchard Cottage Dining

VRBO #456960

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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