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Newly Restored Cottage With Amazing Views. Downtown Sonora

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath with Downtown Views, Handcrafted Rustic Charmer

NEW LISTING! This newly restored gem is the perfect place to get away from it all and truly enjoy all that the gold country has to offer. All the comforts of a fine hotel with much more privacy and character. Walk to one of the great downtown restaurants or prepare a quiet meal at home in your own cozy cottage.


The home is a 5 min. walk to the heart of town where you will have many choices of wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and specialty boutiques as well as many antique stores. Downtown Sonora also offers the outstanding Stage 3 Theater. Every Saturday morning, May thru October, stroll down to the Farmers Market and take home organic produce, baked goods and local crafts. March thru December Central Sierra Arts Council has their '2nd Saturday Arts Night' where downtown art galleries, shops and eateries celebrate the arts.

Another wonderful feature of this home is the convenient location, as a 'hub' to many incredible destinations

*Yosemite National Park...(1hr to the entrance gate)

*In the summer you can ride our Historic 49 Trolley bus between three of our gold rush towns: Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia.

*Sonora with it’s shopping, dining, theater

*Columbia State Park which is a preserved gold rush era town...(12 min. drive)

*Jamestown's Historic Railtown State park is called 'the most photographed railroad in the world.' 'Petticoat Junction,' 'The Wild, Wild West,' 'High Noon,' 'The Virginian,' and 'Unforgiven' were all filmed here. Recently, movie crews produced the railroad sequences in 'Back to the Future Part III'...(10 min. drive)

*Tuolumne’s Black Oak Casino offers the 5 star “Seven Sisters” restaurant for fine dinning and the Willow Lounge for some 'free' live music...(15 min. drive)

*For large lakes we have New Melones, Don Pedro and Tulloch (15-25 min. drive)

*Pinecrest Lake is surrounded by pine trees, granite rocks and rustic cabins is a beautiful lake to hike around, kayak on or enjoy relaxing on the beach with a picnic...(40 min. drive)

*Kennedy Meadows, 20 minutes past Pinecrest, you can horseback ride or hike into the Emigrant Wilderness.

*Day trip to the town of Murphys and stop on the way at Moaning Caverns to enter the caves or take a zip line adventure.

*Once in Murphy's, you'll find many great stores, eateries and amazing wine tasting rooms. In fact Murphy's has become known as “Little Napa” because of their many beautiful wineries.

*While in Murphy's visit Ironstone Winery which offers a great venue for a Summer Concert series and in their museum view the largest Crystalline Gold Leaf specimen in the world. Weighing forty-four pounds...(25 min. drive)

*Calaveras Big Trees State Park “up the hill” from Murphys (10 min) is magnificent! Hike in the famous North Grove of giant sequoias trees.

During the summer, the Sonora 'warm Indian summer nights' can be quite spectacular. You'll find Music in The Parks, free concerts, in numerous parks around the community. In the winter you are above the fog and close enough for an afternoon of skiing at two different resorts, Dodge Ridge or Bear Valley.

With so many fun destinations and adventures close by, I truly believe choosing this comfy home for your vacation stay in Sonora will be Perfect!

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John Luczy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Sonora Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Newly Restored Cottage With Amazing Views. Downtown Sonora
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Sweet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice little place for a couple day getaway celebrating our anniversary. Very cabinish feeling.


  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really cool rustic design.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage as well as the main house. It is a very cool cottage with deck and plenty of space with all the amenities. Loved it

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend and had a lovely stay. Everything is just ask pictured and the location is situated in a really adorable town with many food and grocery options. This made it a super easy option. It is about 1.5-2 hours out of yosemite - but a nice drive (scenic). My only suggestion would be that if you plan to do a lot of cooking, you might consider packing your own knives. We found the knives difficult to work with. But this is such a minor thing in comparison to how awesome the rest of the stay was.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic small house in a beautiful small town

  • 4 of 5

The house is small, perfect for a couple’s vacation. Wood decor is perfect for the theme of the area. House was very clean. View was slightly blocked by some trees but otherwise great.

Would have been 5 stars if only the owner had communicated with me. Tried a couple times to contact him during our trip via email and phone with no response.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Just Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a weekend, get away! Very much enjoyed the Cottage and location. Great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage and lovely downtown!

  • 4 of 5

House was as pictured, delightful & tastefully decorated! The lamps beside the bed are so cute and also functional! :-) We loved all the rough sawn wood and we could smell it when we walked in! :-) Awesome stone steps, "fireplace" etc. outside, around the cottage! Plenty of hot water. Bed is comfortable. Noticed a hammock on our last day there. Romantic little deck with 2 chairs and hosts provide a candle and lighter for ambiance after dark! :-) As someone else posted, the air conditioner barely keeps the bedroom cool when the temps reach 100* outside (a fan would be a good addition to the cottage)-possibly the A/C unit needs a good service and cleaning. Also it took almost a whole day for the A/C to cool the place down (would be a nice touch, since the hosts live close, if they had it turned on b4 guests arrival.) There are only non stick pans available for cooking and since we don't use teflon coated pans, we had to go buy a stainless pan for use while there. We found no dish cloth or dish towels so we went to Walmart and bought those also. TV channels are pretty limited. The downtown is cute and has awesome shops to poke around in :-) Bumper to bumper traffic most of the weekend in the downtown area! Some streets are very steep! :-) We are from the Midwest so this was a big change from what we are used to! Cover's Apple Ranch is not to far and has great cider, a train ride, and you can eat lunch there (delicious!) Overall this cottage is a great place to stay and we will consider it again if we are in the area. :-) Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Mountain Springs
Nearest Restaurant
Many Assorted
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Car: recommended

For your trip to Yosemite contact John for Custom Guided Adventure Hikes, Nature Walks, and Photography Workshops in Yosemite National Park. Small group sizes guarantee a personalized experience with professional local guides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
for linens and professional cleaning $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

check in is at 11am, check out is 3pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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