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17 Acre Log Retreat & Wildlife Galore!

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Log Cabin With Downstairs Apartment (Sleeps 15 in beds)

Rugged and rustic seventeen acre secluded, non-smoking, family retreat. Our 3400 square foot log cabin nestled on the side of a small mountain in the Sierra Nevada isn't overly fancy, sleeps 15 in beds (additional guests by special request), and is perfect for family reunions or quiet retreats. Watch wild turkey and deer as you relax on one of our expansive decks. Summer or winter, our home has something to offer. In summer, try fishing or swimming in Wolf Creek after hiking to the top of the mountain… not easy. You can bike ride, hike, or investigate the Immigrant Trail. Local Rivers and lakes offer an abundance of fishing and water sports and you can explore picturesque Donner Lake, or golf and dine at Alta Sierra Country Club just minutes away. In winter, you’ll only be an hour or so away from world-class Alpine Ski areas of Lake Tahoe, just under two hours to Reno, and only about two and a half hours from the San Francisco Bay area. The local Gold Rush towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley offer fine dining and many seasonal festivals. The cabin itself is ruggedly comfortable and relaxing retreat. Reconnect with family and friends or just soak-in the peaceful music of chirping birds and gentle breezes while you watch the deer and turkeys play in the yard. Whatever you’re looking for, whatever the season, this is the place.

Nearby Attractions:
• The American River is 30 minutes from the cabin. It’s a popular destination for whitewater rafting, especially May through September. Raft rentals and/or group rafting tours are available in the nearby towns of Wiemar and Auburn.

• Other popular attractions in the area include hiking, cycling and gold panning.

• Local golf courses host picturesque views and host players of all levels.

•Tahoe and Reno are to the east on Interstate 80.

Tahoe, only 77 miles up the road, is a popular destination for outdoor adventurers throughout the four seasons. The casinos of Reno are only 97 miles from the cabin.

• Auburn, known as the 'Endurance Sports Capital of the World,' is 15 minutes to the West. Between June and October. The Tevis Cup horse race and the Western States 100 Mile (160 km) Endurance Run highlight Auburn as a center of endurance sports events.

• Sacramento is 45 minutes to the west, and San Francisco is an easy drive of 2 1/2 hours. Both of these nearby cosmopolitan cities host international airports and are hubs for dining and entertainment.

• 2 great lakes are only 25 minutes away, Rollins Lake, near the town of Colfax, and Scott’s Flat Lake east of Nevada City. Swimming, boating and fishing are popular in both lakes in the summer.

• Winter sports like snowboarding and skiing are available in nearby Tahoe and Northstar. Ski resorts such as Boreal are under an hour away.

Summary of Activities (on site or nearby):

Movie Theaters
Alpine Skiing
Biking Cross Country Skiing
Mountain Biking
Wine Tasting

Our cabin is your private wooded retreat, sitting on a cul-de-sac in the trees on a 17 acre parcel with only one visible neighbor.

Surrounded by oak and pine woodland and forested hills our 17 acres retreat has plenty of room for rambling with your family and friends with a stream for swimming and fishing only a 3 minute walk from the house in non-drought years.

There is an extensive DVD collection.

The 3400 sq ft house has a cozy wood-burning stove and a 50” flat screen. There are 5 bedrooms: 1 over-sized (84” double bunk bed with trundle--sleeps up to 5), 1 bedroom with 2 twins, two bedrooms with queen beds and private baths, and 1 bedroom with a double. There is also a queen sleeper sofa.

Drive just a few more miles up the mountain and see picturesque Nevada City and sister city Grass Valley, two gold rush towns established in the 1850’s and enjoy antiquing and art hunting in their historic streets. Both towns have lovely gift shops and diverse eateries from down-home to upscale. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also available in Nevada City. Go for a tour of Nevada County’s county's many mines in our historic old west towns or drive to Apple Hill for fresh cider and apple pies.

There are many opportunities for fishing in our beautiful mountain lakes, streams and rivers, and water-sport enthusiasts will enjoy jet skiing, boating and water skiing. Our area also has several Country Clubs for golfing.

Relax and watch the abundant wildlife or use the cabin as a hub for some of the best outdoor activities in the Sierras. Our mountain region is a mecca for outdoor and food enthusiasts from all over the country.

Naturalists and bird watchers will have wildlife viewing galore as our local Sierra Nevada mountains and woodlands come alive in the Spring with baby turkeys, quail and gangly spotted fawns as well as native wildflowers and blossoming, heavenly scented buckeye.

Other Amenities
• Spa/Hot Tub

Fishing stream on property.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 3360 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    strictly enforced; evidence of any type of smoking will result in full forfeiture of damage deposit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    strictly enforced; evidence of pets will result in partial or full forfeiture of damage deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6: 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Ground floor apartment w/ full bath, double bed, sofa...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

    2 Double oversized wooden bunk-beds with trundle...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 1 California King bed, sitting area with TV, full bath, shower, double sink, private deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Neslted in the Wolf Creek Valley and surrounded by 500 foot forested peaks of the Sierra Nevada....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Satellite internet is very limited in speed; not suitable for live streaming. Weather (wind, rain, snow) can interrupt signal. If internet is critical to your needs, please considered other options....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is provided November-March....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All cookware, , cooking utensils, dishes and flatware provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and cooking oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Alta Sierra Country Club 3 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.6
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter Rate
Apr 7 - Apr 23, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 25 - Jul 10, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Jul 11 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$199 $299
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning and prep fee $184
  • Tax Rate 10%


- Strictly enforced non-smoking/no pet policy

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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56 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alta Sierra Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alta Sierra Country Club
13 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Alta Sierra Country Club
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seal Rocks, Golden Gate Recreation Area

Our home is located in the beautiful Gold Country of California near the picturesque mining towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Skiing, water and snow, (depending on the season) fishing, hiking, cycling, rafting, kayaking and horseback riding are just a few of the outdoor activities within an easy drive of our home.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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  • Comfortable Living Room

    Comfortable Living Room

  • Partial Front of House

    Partial Front of House

  •  Bed Room With Oversized Double Bunk-Bed and Twin Trundle

    Bed Room With Oversized Double Bunk-Bed and Twin Trundle

  • Kitchen


  • Kids At Northstar Ski Resort

    Kids At Northstar Ski Resort

  • Wolf Creek (on property)

    Wolf Creek (on property)

  • Swimming and Fishing Hole on Property, water is actually deeper than it looks!

    Swimming and Fishing Hole on Property, water is actually deeper than it looks!

  • Kayaking on Lake Tahoe

    Kayaking on Lake Tahoe

  • Kitchen and Dining Room

    Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Front Yard and Deck

    Front Yard and Deck

  • Backyard Deck

    Backyard Deck

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom Sitting Area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Relaxing evening around the fire and under the stars..

    Relaxing evening around the fire and under the stars..

  • Our son jumping into a secluded swimming hole on the American River.

    Our son jumping into a secluded swimming hole on the American River.

  • Wolf Creek

    Wolf Creek

  • Rafting nearby on the American River!

    Rafting nearby on the American River!

  • Evening in Grass Valley

    Evening in Grass Valley

  • Bathroom


  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

VRBO #484885

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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