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Charming Stone Home In The Center Of Beautiful Gold Country.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Views And Walking Distance To Historic Town.

A house that is so much a home you might not want to leave, even for all the attractions in the local area. Inside: two lovely bedrooms, a private study/library full of books, an office/breakfast room, traditional dining room looking out onto a fine vista, a great old stone fireplace in the art-deco living room with its bull-nose arches, big screen TV, Wi-Fi, full laundry, fully equpped kitchen, brand new air conditioning/heating system, French doors out onto the private back yard.

This is a 1938 vintage house through and through and does include original fixtures, except for a modern gas/oven range, refrigerator, and stacking washer/dryer combo. The main bath is a quaint, small by modern standards, room with a traditional tub/shower combo. We have added a very small extra shower in the former 1/2 bath combo for those times when that is just what is needed. Each bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed, with both closet and dresser space for your use.

OUTSIDE: Enjoy the lavish view from the hilltop out into the foothills and mountains and peek down into the still-authentic old gold town of Angels Camp, in easy walking distance; enjoy nearly an acre of tranquil oaks, lawns, paths, places to relax, smooze or snooze, write, or just 'be.' Because we are fairly close to the old town as the 'crow flies,' some town/traffic noise can be heard at various times from the back yard.

Outdoor carriage lanterns illuminate the porch and surroundings for refined night enjoyment. The colorful stone always surrounds you with its warmth and dignified solidity. You will leave our home nourished, if you choose to leave.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Hall
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Barbara Hall

This is an old family home, built in the year of 1938, and acquired by me and my siblings after my parent's death. I purchased it and still take great pleasure in the stone craftsmanship, unique then, and still unique, as well as its history for me as the family home I grew up in. I walked to the local grammar school (noW torn down), and the grocery store downtown then, and theater, and eventually went away to college and career. But my life path brought me back to the foothill and mountain area, and it is with contentment and joy that I enjoy the beautiful environment and small communities here.

Barbara Hall purchased this house in 1938

Why Barbara Hall chose Gold Country & High Sierra

I was two years old when it was built, and my footprint and the date can be plainly seen on one of the stone steps leading down from the small back porch. Sometime after my parents moved to Angels Camp they began plans for building the family home here on vacant land they had purchased. My mother wanted the house to be made of stone like the one from her family history in Scotland, so my father contracted with a retired stone mason in Jackson to build one last house, in 1939. Dad gathered most of the stone himself, from surrounding creeks and deteriorating old stone walls, hauling them laboriously to the site.

The house was well built in short order, by an Italian stone mason, including the lovely stone fireplace, which contains pyrites from local mine tailings, the small niches in the living room and above the fireplace, as well as the bull nose arches. His craftsmanship is especially noticeable in the care with which the stones were chosen and shaped for nearly flat surfaces along the walls. At the time, the house became a conversation piece in the small town. I distinctly remember my math teacher at Bret Harte High School telling me that our house was a 'very intelligent house, here for the ages.'

Perhaps the house did not feel like a fortress or a monument in those days, as I traipsed over the hills to the Angels Grammar School (now unfortunately gone) or downtown to church or the movies, but now, when I sit out back, admiring the stone and feeling the solidity of the house's structure, I can almost identify it with ancient European buildings, still intact after centuries.

What makes this house unique

The house stood alone on the hill, surrounded only by pastures when I was a kid. My parents had an opportunity to buy all the land around the house, which would have insured the house's nearly monumental stature as an 'estate,' but they failed to do so, and then the inevitable development happened, so the house now stands as a kind of aristocrat in a crowd. Even now, the stone seduces me every time, even the way it feels to the touch, the complex colorations, and, of course, all the rich memories of having grown up in this house. I still enjoy the ambience in the living room, beautiful light by day, and romance and charm on a winter's evening by the fire. The niches, the arches in the entry and to the dining room, remind me of a gentler time, when the radio was only outside distraction, and books and a piano were the focus of entertainment. So it is fitting that a piano and lots of books are still a part of the make-up inside.

The spacious property, one of the largest in that area, still lend 'breathing room' in a neighborhood very close to town. Walking brings me either to town quickly, or to ranches and views, depending which way on the 'loop' I go. I never, ever tire of the beautiful views of the hills towards the Sierras from the back porch, especially enjoyable at sunset and in the evening. The light comes in early in the morning, and the sunset makes its colorful mark at the end of day on the front entry side of the home. The 'big sky' feel is one of the perks of this unique site close to town.


Angels Camp House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Simple, older-home tile and charm, with bathtub/shower in main bathroom. Second bath area has an adjacent small shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each of two bedrooms feature a queen bed with Pima or Egyptian sheets and memory foam tops for a luxurious, comfortable night's sleep. Master bedroom also has a reading chair, and second bedroom has a writing desk.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Charming Stone Home In The Center Of Beautiful Gold Country.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

As good as always

  • 5 of 5

This is not our first stay at the Stone House and each time we enjoy it more. It's located close to Murphys, Sonora and the mountains east of Murphys. There are recreation and dining opportunities close by.

The home itself is so cozy we settle right in and feel right at home. It's got so much character!

We will be back again each time we come to the area to visit family.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It is with gratitude that we have you as repeat guests. Thank you, also, for leaving the house so nice. We always feel comfortable, knowing great folks are here, enjoying the area and family. We are regularly including some improvements, slowly, but surely, to keep it nice here. Hope to have you again as guests!
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Beautiful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for some out of town collegues and they said that they felt blessed to be able to stay at such a beautiful property. No complaints, they said it was perfect. Also the owner made it very easy to add a night to the stay...thank you for a seamless process.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay at the Charming Stone Home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing and wonderful stay at the Stone Home in Angels Camp! The location was perfect, and the house was just lovely! We spent all day at Murphys for the Grape Stomp, was recommended the most amazing Italian dinner in Angels Camp's Cruscos....beyond delicious, and slept so comfortably in the beautiful stone cottage. Everything was just as described, and it will definitely be a place to return and enjoy. Thank you Barbara for letting us enjoy you beautiful slice of heaven on the hill!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Stone Home

  • 5 of 5

Barbara was a fantastic with her communication and the recommendations of dining and activities of the area. The home itself is wonderful and unique. There is a lot of space to spread out and the patio was great for breakfast and a nightcap. The kitchen is fully stocked and they even had coffee and fresh 1/2 and 1/2. Their are many pluses to this place and if we come back to Angel's Camp we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Stone House. We were there for a concert on Sunday night and had all day Saturday and Sunday to tour the greater area. We especially loved Calaveras State Park for the hiking in the redwoods. We'd like to come back next year for another concert, but this time bring some family with us to share this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing home in the hills.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing time at Barbara's home in Angels Camp. I was drawn to the pictures of the home from the website because of the pictures of the outside appearance. I thought the stonework made the house look cozy and homey and I was right. From the moment you walk in the door, I felt at home and relaxed. The house is fully equipped with everything you will need. The kitchen is fully stocked. All that is needed is food. Both bedrooms are comfortable and cozy. But I think my favorite part of the inside of the house is that most of it is original character is still in tact. Built-ins in the dining room and hallway, little niches in the bathroom... My favorite area of the house was the back patio. We spend most of our time there... morning, noon and night. We traveled with our 3 cocker spaniels and they especially loved the yard!! So much to sniff and explore. The evenings cool down during the summer so it was perfect to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. Great location for day trips. We drove everyday to a different town, but loved Murphys the most. As did the dogs. They loved the creek in the community park. Barbara was especially helpful with restaurants in the area and with whatever you may need. If you are lucky to stay during the summer, check out the local farmers market at the park. Sip wine, buy veggies or bbq and listen to great music. I can't say enough good things about staying here. I look forward to our next visit. Thank you Barbara.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Columbia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Claussen's Corner
Nearest Ferry
142 Miles
Larkspur Landing, Larkspur, CA
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort, Angels Camp
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Amtrak - Stockton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Crusco's Restaurante
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Bear Valley, ca
Nearest Beach
141 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended

The Stone House is located in one of the most vibrant historical areas of California, centrally located in the 'Gold Country, location of many possible adventures. There are museums of all sorts, most focusing on local history. Local theater companies theater companies offer both classic and modern plays. One of our favorites is the Murphys Creek Theater Company offering outdoor theater on the beautiful surrounds near a winery.

Three local caverns are close by, and you can try a thrilling zip-line. The area has local parks and art galleries, and both Angels Camp and Murphys feature unique shoppes and boutiques.

Venturing a little further, you may experience rafting on scenic white-water rivers, run by local companies. Boating and fishing is available on numerous lakes and streams: New Melones boating is a very short distance, and Alpine Lake on one end of Calaveras county, and Pinecrest Lake, with boating and fishing, on the other end of Tuolumne County offer beautiful mountain lakes. There is plenty of hiking and sight-seeing on numerous marked trails in the mountains just up the highway, and camping and backpacking starts into the High Sierra wilderness. Biking is popular also, even into the spectacular mountain passes.

Winter sports also beckon in both counties: Bear Valley/Mt. Reba, about 40 miles away up Hwy 4, and Dodge Ridge, above Sonora on Hwy 108.

Special events, such as the Jumping Frog Jubilee and Mark Twain and Gold Rush days claim Angels Camp as their site. Some of our other favorite events are the annual Christmas festivities in December in Murphys in the eve with old-time carols, and other festive music: the street is closed to cars, as people bundle up against the crisp air (sometimes a sprinkling of snow), and enjoy an old-time Christmas feel. Irish Days are also very popular in Murphys. Ironstone Vineyards is a major venue of big-name shows and live-music in their gorgeous grounds, as well as featuring a winery, restaurant, and one of the largest gold nuggets ever found in the gold country.

Speaking of restaurants, everything from gourmet to basic, is found in the small towns of the Sierra within easy driving distance, as well as the local downtown having a cinema, post office, and restaurants offering a variety of cuisine and prices.

Other music festivals and events are popular here, especially in the summer nighttime here. Twisted Oak is a delightful favorite, a winery with a sense of humor and gorgeous views atop a knoll that features outdoor music and food, and of, course, their wine.

In addition to these local attractions, Angels Camp is the gateway to two of the grand features of the world: Yosemite alley and Lake Tahoe, each about 2 hours driving time away. The road to Lake Tahoe (not deep winter) takes you over Ebbetts Pass, a dramatic and thrilling drive right through the Sierra Nevada mountains.


Rates & Availability

Angels Camp House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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