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'Lakeside, Camp-Run-A-Muck', 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath (Can Sleep 13) """

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Tahoe Style A-Frame 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Lakeside, In The Trees

(Please do not wire any funds or monies to owner. Payments for bookings are ONLY accepted through VRBO).

Camp-Run-A-Muck is ideally suited for anyone desiring a retreat from the ordinary and 'the daily grind'.

Perfect for a romantic and holiday getaway, several couples, a group of good friends, families, a hideaway, a pre or post wedding rendevous, a ski (snow or water) lodge, or just a place to watch the world go by.

Two large bedrooms are upstairs (with Queen sized beds, with pull out twin and full sized sleeper sofas) along with a master bathroom suite with a shower stall with his and hers sinks.

Downstairs bedrooms feature a Queen sized bed in one room, and a pair of bunk beds in the game room with an additional Queen sized sleeper sofa.

Living room also has a Queen sized sleeper sofa close to the woodstove, perfect for those nights when the snow's coming down and you just want to cuddle up with your favorite person or persons.

Downstairs bathroom has a tub shower with period furnishings and wallcoverings. Upstairs bathroom has a stall shower and dual sinks.

Both bathrooms feature pull chain wall mounted toliets and premium resort quality extra soft and plush towels.

Handicapped or disabled access to house easily made from upper driveway by covered level ramp to front wrap-around porch and deck. House (main level), porch and deck now wheelchair accessible. Please contact owners for more information about interior accessibility.

Unbelievable year round living with cozy Spring, comfortable Summers, and heartwarming Fall and Wintertime ambiance surround the countryside around Camp Run-A-Muck.

Located within a short 3 minute walk to our local lake, the featured house is located on a short, quiet, up hill cul-de-sac, where we're surrounded by mature evergreen trees that even grow through our huge wraparound deck, which can be the perfect place to relax with your morning coffee, a place in the fresh air to start your day, an evening destination for a cocktail or two, or a stop over on your way to luxuriate in the 4 - 6 person hot tub on the lower deck.

After your day is finally done, retire to your private comfortably appointed luxurious bedrooms (with European Style featherbed mattresses or Tempurpedic foundations. 400 - 560 thread count sheets with down like and down alternative memory pillows that will cradle you for the ultimate in a good nights rest.

All bedrooms come with flat screen HDTV's, DVD players and stereo systems. Most bedrooms also boast Sony IPOD docking clock radio's.

To take off the evening chill, the house comes with two propane fireplaces along with a high efficiency wood stove in the main living room.

All bedrooms have ceiling fans and cozy electric baseboard heating, perfect for those of you that like to sleep with your windows open.

The master bedroom comes with one of the two gas fireplaces so you don't have haul firewood to create a 'spark'.

Our lake has a recently upgraded multi-million dollar boat launch ramp, which will be perfect to put in your ski boat, sailboat, or fishing boat. As it's a drinking water reservoir, jet skis and sea-doos are not allowed.

The San Francisco Chronicle newspaper has described our lake (which is called Scott's Flat Reservoir), as one of the Sierra Nevada's best kept secrets.

At approximately 760 acres, the lake is roughly 3 1/2 X 1 mile long with up to 7 miles of shoreline. It is actually large enough that a resident fleet of sailboats can dot the water's surface during the sailing season. Most mornings, the lake's water is like glass.....

Wildlife and solitude abound here. Bald eagles, ospreys, geese, deer and coyotes are residents here along with the occassional bear, mountain lion, bobcat and fox. Watch where you step!

A local community store is within easy walking distance (perfect for the morning or an after dinner stroll). Downtown Nevada City is approximately 10 - 12 minutes away by car.

Most days and nights (with the exception of the boating season), there can be little to no noise except the wind in the trees. It's hard to describe that to those that live in a world of 'white noise'.

Come, we invite you and your family friends, co-workers or that someone special to escape to our retreat from the real world. It truly can be a retreat to relax, refresh and recharge your body and your inner spirit.

Whether your life is full, or you're now looking for something off the beaten path, we look forward to providing you an fulfilling experience very few people may ever be able to have, where ever you hail from. Our retreat is as nice as Lake Tahoe, but closer to where you may come from, and without the noise, the traffic and the crowds.

Thank you for your interest in our little slice of heaven and we look forward to seeing you in Nevada City.

We have posted a short video presentation on the home and it's layout on YouTube. Please search for "NC Camp Run A Muck Walkthrough 2015".

Please read through all descriptions and conditions before booking property. Thank you again for your interest.

More Details

Caroline and Craig Silliman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Caroline and Craig Silliman

Working toward retirement, Caroline and Craig still reside in the San Francisco area and devote time to our stunning Nevada City home and our other vacation rentals throughout Northern California.

We've designed and set up this property to be a home away from home for our family and guests to experience all the luxury and details that we know everyone will enjoy.

We have been associated with the hotel and guest client industries and know how to please people. We have been fortunate to extensively travel the world for the last 30 years and have stayed in many upscale hotels and other traveler's accomodations. This has made us realize the little touches and creature comforts that we can provide to make your stay truely memorable.

Luxury, ambiance and discretion are paramount with us and is our guiding philosophy for this property. We will be continually posting more pictures of this stunning property to showcase all of its ammenities.

Caroline and Craig Silliman purchased this house in 2006

Why Caroline and Craig Silliman chose Nevada City

Camp-Run-A-Muck fit every desire we had for a lakeside mountain getaway that we looked for years to find.

Combined with all of the local attractions, plus an easy drive from anywhere in Northern California, and located in the 'heart of gold country', it was an easy choice for us.

Almost everything on the property has been updated and to some extent modernized to take full advantage of progress.

We know that you'll enjoy this mountain getaway almost as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Crafted in the European style, this A-Frame style home boasts a stunning view, location and solitude, all set in a mature evergreen forest bordering the Tahoe Douglass National Forest in Nevada City, California.

Extensive woodwork with open beamed ceilings, most rooms come with intricate wooden detailed walls and hand crafted touches.

A mixture of unique and modern furnishings and appointments, we have chosen to reflect the historic ambiance of the locale to add to our guest's experience of the property.

Vaulted ceilings for the upper Master and rear bedrooms. Spectacular 180 degree panoramic views from the Master bedroom, provide a filtered view through mature towering evergreen trees of our own personal lake.

3 fireplaces provide cozy encompassing warmth should you desire. A well stocked woodshed can guarantee a romantic fire every evening.

Crisp evenings, warm days, fresh air and gentle breezes provide that mountain amibiance and feeling intune with the 'real world'.

On demand hot water means never running out. Wait till you experience our hot tub while looking up to a field of stars. No local streetlights means almost perfect stargazing. If the conditions are right, our semi-resident flock of bats may delight and entertain you.


Nevada City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Upstairs - toilet , shower , See details
    Bathroom 2- Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , See details.
  • BATHROOM UPSTAIRS: Dual sinks, shower stall, wall mounted pull chain toliet. Forced air electric wall mounted heater (which cranks). BATHROOM DOWNSTAIRS: Single sink, tub / shower, wall mounted pull chain toliet. Forced air electric wall mounted heater. Luxury hotel quality towels supplied in each bathroom. Shampoo and bar soap also standard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - Upper Rear (Quiet Side) - 1 queen , Quietest bedroom in whole house. Also most private.
    Bedroom 1 - Master (Upstairs) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sunset view through panoramic windows. Skylight opposite bed
    Bedroom 4 - Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Game room with 2 bunk beds, Queen sleeper sofa, HDTV, N64set
    Bedroom 3 - Antique Double Sleigh Bed - 1 double , Downstairs, rear. Sleigh bed with matching furniture.
  • MASTER BEDROOM: Large Queen bed with matching nightstands. Panoramic views of lake and surrounding hills with unbelieveable sunsets. Gas fired propane fireplace with blower. His and hers walk in closets. Pull out full sized sleeper sofa. Shaded skylight opposite from bed. Matching entertainment center with flat screen SAMSUNG HDTV, Blu-ray DVD player, room filling stereo (with IPOD jack) with subwoofer, SONY IPOD clock (with dock) radio with remote, standard. UPPER REAR BEDROOM: Queen sized bed with matching chest of drawers. Antique dresser with SAMSUNG flat screen HDTV and Blu-ray DVD player. Room filling stereo with subwoofer and IPOD jack. SONY IPOD (with dock) clock radio, standard. Overstuffed single chair with ottoman and floor standing reading light for that good book you can't seem to finish. Walk in closet. BEDROOM 3: Antique full sized bed with matching nightstands, chest of drawers. SAMSUNG flat screen HDTV, Blu-ray player, room filling stereo and SONY IPOD (dock) radio.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Catering and wedding services available from multiple vendors. Nevada City has become a wedding destination for all of Northern California. Seasonal events include Women's Triathelon, Summer Night's, President's Day, Fourth of July, Victorian Christmas, etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'Lakeside, Camp-Run-A-Muck', 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath (Can Sleep 13)
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

Great house and the landlord was great to work with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

9 adults staying for my nieces wedding. It was very charming. It has all the comforts of home. The only issue was with mother nature and it being unusually hot, for our stay in July. Good thing the Silliman's provide many fans and we were able to cool the place down. Besides being charming, it was also a great get away for me after receiving a Breast Cancer Dx and it's very quiet and serene.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cozy house by the lake.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and has all amenities. It is very calm and by a lake. Amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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60th Birthday Family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for a birthday getaway for my husbands 60th. The owners met us on check in and we're extremely accommodating. Plenty of room for all the family (kids, grandkids and even our dogs!) and just around the corner from the boat launch. Perfect long weekend. Thanks, Craig and Caroline!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hiya Terri We are delighted that the home and the nearby lake were to your expectation and delight. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and was nice to see your family arrive and to meet you and them. Perhaps you were able to find a home and property close-by and have your own place among the trees and the hills that we so enjoy during our time up there. Thanks again for choosing us. Cheers, Craig and Caroline
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Comfortable, cozy and relaxing cabin full of fun surprises!

  • 5 of 5

Hosted Mother's Day weekend for family of 15. Surprised mom with all of her Grand and Great Grand kids. Special pictures, fun memories. Kids, of all ages, excited about the room full of "Retro" games. Played all weekend. Soft towels and plenty of them, door at bottom of stairs to block off top story - nice for those that went to bed early, wood burning stove so cozy - there was plenty of wood, huge deck, each room different, plenty of sleeping options, the girls loved the hot tub, boys fished at the lake - water is so high lots of rocks, discovered we have a bbq master in the family, everyone wanted to stay and we all want to come back. My son brought rc cars, kids had a blast in the front yard and down the driveway. Wish we had more time to hike the trail around the lake. Easy walk to lake although it is a steep driveway and a slight downhill to lake, which means uphill on the way back! Small beach area by the dock but looked like you could walk down a ways to find others. Kids all went to the Empire Mine State park on way home. No-one wanted to leave the cabin to go during the weekend! Don't bother bringing movies, they have them all. Craig went above and beyond to welcome us and make our stay the best. Easy to work with and responded quickly. Thank you Craig and Caroline for making our Mother's Day weekend get-away possible!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, What an experience and total surprise your mom must have had with all of her most special people in the world around her for the entire weekend. What a special lady and what a pleasure meeting you and her. Your glowing review of our little camp in the woods says it all; and we are most gratified that you have experienced what we felt when we first had all of our family gathered together so long ago under similar circumstances. It sounds like everyone was able to enjoy the special bond that family's share with one another, but were able to possibly find that unique pleasure that they enjoyed that we made sure that was there for them to discover, or what our neighborhood can provide to those that venture out the front door. We welcome you back anytime and there may possibly be a detached one bedroom treehouse with it's own unique charm that will be there for our guests like you to be thrilled with and charmed by. Cheers, Caroline and Craig
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Great stay! Enjoyed the attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience at a wonderful location! We really appreciated the attention to details offered by the host. The cabin like feel of the home was perfect for our getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were with us over the New Year's holidays of 2016. Your feeling of being comfortable and felt at "home" is a validation of the effort we have tried to instill in our Camp Run A Muck for guests such as your party and for our future guests. Our greatest pleasure that we achieve from being a VRBO home is that guests like your family have a great and memorable time during your get away with your stay with us. Cheers, Caroline and Craig
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Community Store (Beer and Wine)
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Auburn, California
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
California State Hwy 49
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Many, multi-ethnicicity, downtown Nevada City
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Soda Springs/ Boreal Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
5 minute walk away
Car: recommended

Nevada City is truely one of the Sierra Nevada's hidden treasures. A historic Victorian era gold mining town, Nevada City now attracts people from all over the world due to it's old time downtown, world class restaurants, live theater, antique and specialty shops, and a breathtaking setting in the foothills of Northern California's Gold Country.

The featured home in this listing is a short 10 minute drive to downtown Nevada City, and is strategically located just off Scott's Flat Resevoir, a man made lake (approximately 3.5 miles X 1 mile wide) known for it's skiing, boating, sailing, kayaking and fishing.

One can be busy and active every moment of the day up here. Some people come for a weekend and never leave.

The change of season's are magical in and around Nevada City. The fall foiliage color change downtown and in the surrounding hills can be breathtaking. Crisp nights and warm days are our trademark.

Situated just at snowline, snowfall is typically a dusting and provides just the right touch for the annual Victorian Christmas celebration in Nevada City's downtown that runs several weeks.

Sister City, Grass Valley (just 10 minutes from Nevada City), also boasts that unique gold country ambiance and yesterday's charm.

Fourth of July is celebrated locally with equal fervor. Awesome displays of fireworks and the patriotic spirit are in full display at the local county fairgrounds. Come for a unforgettable vacation in our 'Jewel In the Sierra's', you won't be disappointed, and may it be the first of many return visits.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
during single stay - ea $40
Cleaning charge $215
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

10% active duty military personnel discount. Must have current US Military ID or DOD form to qualify. Non-holiday dates only. 25 year old minimum for booking guest.
Short term rental agreement, copy of your current valid State Driver's license (or Passport), and deposit required. Must complete rental agreement and return within 7 days of rental date/s otherwise booking will possibly be negated. For VRBO guests with less than 5 positive reviews, copy of credit card info ( front and back of the card used to make your booking) is also required along with the rental agreement.
Nevada County Transient Tax of 10% mandatory for all bookings . Sorry
100% refund within 30 days of start of rental period
75% refund within 13 days of start of rental period
50% refund within 7 days of start of rental period
20% refund within 3 days of rental period
0% refund within 48 hours of rental period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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