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Dog-Friendly 60-Acre Private Paradise - with Pond and Hot Tub!

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Dogs love our private pond (yes it's full)! The house is at the top of the hill

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

*** 2 Bedrooms plus Loft (sleeps up to 6), 1.5 Bathrooms ***

Escape to the beautiful Sierra foothills to enjoy nature from the comforts of a luxurious hilltop hideaway home with spectacular sunset views. It’s the best of both worlds with the privacy of 60 fenced rural acres (you are the ONLY guests on the property) plus the conveniences of being only a few miles from town (Pine Grove, Jackson and Sutter Creek), and below the snow pack at 2000' but a short drive to Kirkwood. The magnificent great room with dining room has lots of space for your family to enjoy including a spiral log staircase to the loft. The stone wall fireplace features a log mantle that was harvested from a dead tree on our property. The kitchen opens to the new Rec Room with adjoining patio space and outside BBQ for convenient meal prep.

The romantic master bedroom has many special features including a new Cal King canopy bed, simple switch propane fireplace, and make-up vanity dressing area. The en-suite bath features a jetted deep soaking tub, double-sinks and double-shower with both rain head and handheld nozzles. The half-bath is adjacent to the 2nd bedroom / Rec Room which includes a new and very comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa with a LaZ-Boy high-end foam mattress. The additional sleeping is a full-sized spring-coiled futon sofa in loft, which is ideal for kids wanting their own hideaway. Every room in the house is uncluttered with plenty of drawer/cabinet storage space for guests.

What makes our Dog & Pony Ranch so special are the features that have been designed for 4-footed family members who are not only “pets considered” but PETS WELCOMED! We chose tile and stained concrete throughout the house which is not only beautiful but also easily cleaned. Leather sofas and chairs repel dog hair and no delicate décor is below tail level. Artificial grass front and back lawns are perfect for fetch sessions or agility training (jumps, weave, tunnel and teeter are available). There is a dog-door to our wrought iron fenced yard which provides secure fencing for pets to enjoy the top acre around the house. We’ve also field-fenced the perimeter of our 60-acre property so dogs can roam further off-leash. Miles of well-marked private hiking trails through the rolling hills (2200’ elevation) provide exciting deer, rabbit, turkey and other wildlife smells for your canines to explore with you. You can see the 6' wrought iron fence in the patio & hot tub photo with more photos and fence info on the Outdoor features page of our website. Our dogs’ favorite feature is the large 50’x70’ swimming pond complete with a dock where our dogs practice their dock diving. Yes, people can enjoy the hiking and swimming too, but we think it’s so much better with man’s best friend by your side!

For additional human entertainment, we have a big 58”flat screen TV with satellite + Blu Ray DVD player + Netflix, a 48” Smart TV in the Rec Room, and a portable MP3/bluetooth/radio stereo so you can enjoy your music in any room. There’s wireless high-speed internet (aka WiFi) and a desktop computer for guests to use. In the loft, there is a bookcase full of books, puzzles and board games. Other indoor games include a ping-pong table, foosball and dart board. Outdoor games include a regulation width/height basketball court, horseshoe pit, football, Frisbee golf and bocce balls to play on the lawn. What guests rave about most though is our outdoor covered patios with hot tub and comfortable seating which provide a perfect place to watch the sun set over the neighboring vineyards, and then light up the fire pit and gaze at the stars while listening to the crickets chirp.

If this sounds like the peaceful getaway you need, please contact us to make your reservation at the Dog & Pony Ranch!

Location Keywords: Gold Country, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Pine Grove, Volcano, Pioneer, Kirkwood

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Designated outside smoking area with ashcan away from house. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    DOGS WELCOME! Our property and home have been designed for well-behaved dogs including fenced yard and property, dog-friendly floors/furnishings, dog beds, bowls, and towels. No extra charge unless damages....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Single story with no steps, 36” doorways (some with >1" threshold), barrier free handheld shower, ADA compliant toilet and bathroom sinks ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Large romantic room...moreless

  • Guest bedroom : 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sized sleeper sofa (top quality mattress)...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double-sized futon in loft...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double sinks, double shower, jetted deep soaking tub...moreless

  • Guest Half Bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toilet paper, hair dryer provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private hiking trails on fenced 60 acres plus secure backyard fence (both fences pictured on DogPony.com). Horseshoe pit and basketball court (college lined and regulation-height baskets). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Game Room:

    Indoor games: ping pong, foosball, dartboard and lots of space to play. Outdoor games include horse shoes, cornhole, basketball, football, frisbee golf and bocce ball....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, board games, puzzles in loft plus many more indoor/outdoor games in game room....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Portable with bluetooth and MP3 connection...moreless

  • Television:

    58' flat screen in Great Room and 46" in Rec Room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix player and service...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6. Also outdoor dining on patio, near pond, and picnic view spot....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC plus whole house fan and ceiling fans throughout for fresh air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace, master bedroom propane fireplace, outdoor propane fireplace and wood burning fire pit. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Finished as game room (please park outside) ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and fireplaces...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Carport for 4 cars. Additional spaces near house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and incoming calls. Rural cell coverage best from AT&T...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard filter with separate burr grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Placesettings for 6 (plus extras) including high quality plastic ware for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped including crock pot, blender, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic staples and paper goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patios with outdoor seating, ceiling fan, lights and mister fan!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Artificial grass lawn that's perfect for fetching or agility practice. Fenced backyard plus 60 acre perimeter fence shown on DogPony.com website....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ kettle grill plus wood fire pit...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    4-person spa on covered outdoor patio with awesome views....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Large 50' x 70' swimming pond is like a natural style pool. Circulation / filtration / aeration, treated water, and liner keep it cleaner than typical ponds....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,599

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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2 night min stay
$299 $319
Fri, Sat
$1,599

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Lodging reservations taken up to 12 months in advance. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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: 09/17/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gallaghers Pub (sports bar with pool)
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mace Meadows in Pioneer (+ 2 others nearby)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 88
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Giannini's Italian in Pine Grove
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kirkwood

When you’re ready to venture off this wonderful 60-acre property, there is even more to do within a 15-60 minute drive including uncrowded Amador County wineries, winter skiing at Kirkwood, casino and shows at Jackson Rancheria, cave exploration, golf courses, many nearby lakes and rivers, antique shopping, gold and historical sites, and much more. For a list of local activities, check out our website or the information folder in our vacation home.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: As you probably guessed, we (Cyndi & Troy Harrell) are animal lovers and get frustrated by not having nice places we can bring our fur children. Our Dog & Pony Ranch has been an ideal solution for vacationing with our dogs and horses which is close enough to the Bay Area so we can getaway frequently. We are active in animal rescue (and also pet-therapy visits to senior centers) and have brought many of our foster dogs here who have found healing from their pasts while running off-leash and learning to become well-behaved family members. Cyndi manages the property and will respond quickly to all inquiries!

Why the Owner Chose Amador County, CA, USA:
We are also avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who fell in love with the Jackson area during years of stopping here after skiing at Kirkwood on our way back to the Bay Area (an easy weekend 3 hr drive away from Jackson). After reading the local property pages many times at Mel & Faye’s Diner, we bought this 60-acre property in 1998 as raw land and have greatly enjoyed the 17-year journey of developing it into our Dog & Pony Ranch. It’s in a great location with large private acreage that is still close to the conveniences of town, close to skiing and many activities, with very usable land including a perfect hilltop house site with stunning sunset views. There have been so many interesting and sometimes frustrating lessons about rural living while adding well, septic, road, power, phone, fencing, pond and recreation features, horse facilities and finally our dream home. And now we're ready to share it with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love entertaining friends and family at our Dog & Pony Ranch where we put our best foot/paw/hoof forward to welcome the many people (and their pets!) visiting over the years, first camping and later in our luxury home which we are now opening to the public for vacation rental when we are not in residence. Many guests have commented on the peaceful quiet and restorative feeling of our country getaway, which we have found very beneficial for stress relief from our high-tech Bay Area careers. We plan to semi-retire here soon and will continue to share our very dog-friendly property when we're traveling to other locations. Please come back and visit regularly to see how we continue to improve this special place!


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Photos

  • Dogs love our private pond (yes it's full)! The house is at the top of the hill

    Dogs love our private pond (yes it's full)! The house is at the top of the hill

  • Fenced backyard with large lawn and fire pit (for use during fire-safe months)

    Fenced backyard with large lawn and fire pit (for use during fire-safe months)

  • Elegant lodge styling with vaulted pine ceilings & pet friendly floors/furniture

    Elegant lodge styling with vaulted pine ceilings & pet friendly floors/furniture

  • Great room with 270 degrees of windows to enjoy spectacular views

    Great room with 270 degrees of windows to enjoy spectacular views

  • Queen-sized sleeper sofa in 2nd bedroom / rec room with gorgeous patio views

    Queen-sized sleeper sofa in 2nd bedroom / rec room with gorgeous patio views

  • Propane fireplace with easy timer switch adds to romantic master suite

    Propane fireplace with easy timer switch adds to romantic master suite

  • Relax in the jetted deep soaking tub in the master bath

    Relax in the jetted deep soaking tub in the master bath

  • Log staircase leads to loft with books, games, views and futon double bed

    Log staircase leads to loft with books, games, views and futon double bed

  • Gameroom with darts, ping pong and foosball moving to new sunroom in 2017

    Gameroom with darts, ping pong and foosball moving to new sunroom in 2017

  • Active dogs may want to practice dock diving at the pond or agility on the lawns

    Active dogs may want to practice dock diving at the pond or agility on the lawns

  • People can enjoy the pond complete with patio table and views

    People can enjoy the pond complete with patio table and views

  • Beautiful views from private hiking trails on 60 fenced acres.

    Beautiful views from private hiking trails on 60 fenced acres.

  • Stunning sunset views to enjoy from covered hilltop patios with outdoor hot tub

    Stunning sunset views to enjoy from covered hilltop patios with outdoor hot tub

  • Beautiful lodge-style home with covered porches on scenic hilltop

    Beautiful lodge-style home with covered porches on scenic hilltop

  • Stunning log spiral staircase to view loft above the dining room

    Stunning log spiral staircase to view loft above the dining room

  • Fully stocked granite kitchen plus outdoor Weber BBQ

    Fully stocked granite kitchen plus outdoor Weber BBQ

  • Master bedroom's Cal King canopy bed with comfy Serta mattress and dog door

    Master bedroom's Cal King canopy bed with comfy Serta mattress and dog door

  • Luxurious master bath with double rain shower/sink and jetted deep soaking tub

    Luxurious master bath with double rain shower/sink and jetted deep soaking tub

  • Unique rustic elegance in hall bathroom

    Unique rustic elegance in hall bathroom

  • Great views from west side patio with BBQ/dining and hot tub

    Great views from west side patio with BBQ/dining and hot tub

  • Outdoor sports:  basketball, horseshoes, frisbee golf,  & hiking trail

    Outdoor sports: basketball, horseshoes, frisbee golf, & hiking trail

  • Artificial front & back lawns are great for fetching and agility

    Artificial front & back lawns are great for fetching and agility

  • Take a short hike to this picnic spot overlooking the neighboring vineyards

    Take a short hike to this picnic spot overlooking the neighboring vineyards

  • 1700 sq ft guest portion of house (rented when owners NOT in residence)

    1700 sq ft guest portion of house (rented when owners NOT in residence)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, September 19, 2016

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