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Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!

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Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!

Located at a private residence minutes from both downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City, California, the Casa del Campo Guest House is a perfect getaway for visitors to the Gold Country. The Casita Mexicana features a bright, quirky decor, with repurposed art, furniture, textiles and more created by homeowners Peter and Catherine Perkins. The Casita has a full kitchen, bathroom with walk-in shower, a comfy full size bed, satellite television and DVD player. Free wireless Internet access is featured, and Verizon Wireless customers have access through our network extender. Guests are welcome to enjoy the wonderful gardens and outdoor seating, as well as the main house. Available in the Casa is a home theater with an eclectic movie collection, a quiet library and great conversation and coffee with your hosts. Perfectly situated between Grass Valley and Nevada City, the Casa is a jumping off point for the history buff, the outdoor enthusiast, or the art lover. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the majestic Sierra Nevada are an hour away. Biking and hiking trails abound, and the Yuba River offers an energizing and refreshing experience. A perfect place to relax and regroup on your visit to the Gold Country, the Casa del Campo is not just a place to stay--it is an experience.

Peter Perkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Peter Perkins

Catherine Ione-Perkins is a brilliant designer of clothing, costume and textiles. Native to California, Catherine holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, and she is an award-winning theatrical costume designer. A co-creator of the Casa, Catherine not only does brilliant work with fabric and tile, but she also pursues a passion for re-imagining textiles, clothing and home accessories through her exclusive Flop House brand of products. For more about Catherine, please visit her website at

Peter Perkins, a native of New England, is a geologist, teacher, writer and artist. Drawn to the challenge of any task at hand, and finding great satisfaction in a job well done, Peter can be found always on the move at the Casa, roaming the landscape in search of new ways to innovate and create in this peaceful and whimsical place.

The Casa del Campo is truly a statement, and an encouraging example, of what imagination and risk-taking can lead one to in turning just an old house into a kitschy and vibrant home.

Peter Perkins purchased this studio in 2003

Why Peter Perkins chose Gold Country & High Sierra

Ten years ago Peter Perkins and Catherine Ione-Perkins came upon their present day home, the Casa del Campo--a diamond in the rough located at the end of a quiet country lane near Grass Valley, California. Comprised of a main house, a guest house and a variety of out buildings, set on several acres featuring open spaces and old growth forest, the property had the bones of greatness--it just needed some loving and purposeful attention. With the creative inspiration of a brilliant local craftsman, the willingness to learn and innovate, and no small amount of artistic vision on their part, Peter and Catherine undertook the process of transforming the houses and land, room by room, yard by yard, into a unique and exciting testimony to what is possible with sincere good intention. Still a work in progress, the Casa is a vibrant canvas, constantly evolving--a spiritual place of positive energy, a fun and relaxing place to rest and plan each day.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic stay in Grass Valley

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I feel truly blessed that we were able to stay with Peter and Catherine during our recent trip back to California. The studio and the grounds were exquisite-- the owners' creativity and attention to detail was evident everywhere. More importantly to us, however, both Peter and Catherine were much more than simply gracious hosts. They were generous with their time and knowledge and were particularly great with our 8 year-old daughter. They were wonderful neighbors in every sense of the word.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union, Kentucky

Loved IT! Staying here is an experience

  • 5 of 5

My recent stay at Casa Del Campo Casita was beyond extraordinary! Peter, Catherine and their two dogs Boo and Marley imminently welcomed us with a friendly invite and tour around our casita, grounds and their home.

The Mexicana unit was cozy, clean and peaceful. It had all the amenities of home with lots of personal touches like homemade soap and fresh flowers. It just so happened that it rained most of the 4 days we visited and Peter and Catherine let us borrow umbrellas and rain jackets. The friendly assistance was top notch - You can’t get this level of service staying at a hotel!

There is a fantastic restaurant near by called Diego’s. Ask Peter and Catherine, they’ll tell you all you want to know about great places to eat, see and do during your visit.

I didn’t want my stay to end, they have created a lovely home and guest casitas. I would happily recommend Casa Del Campo as a place to stay. Staying here is an experience!

Much Gratitude for Everything during our stay!



  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

First off would like to thank Peter and Cathrine for there warm welcome and welcoming us to the "CASA". From the moment we got there till the moment we left we fell in love with them and the property. If you want a clean and relaxing getaway this is your place, you have to stop by and check it out for yourselves and you will feel exactly why this place is magically and soooooooo relaxing. Peter and Cathrine care so much about there home and what they have created you feel it right away. All the rooms are so clean and hand furnished to make your experience warm and relaxing. When you get there you feel so far away from your daily life it will completely re-charge your battery. They will do anything to make it the best time for you or friends and family. The homemade gronola and locally roasted coffee is the perfect way too start your day each morning. This is the first time my wife and I went and it won't be the last time either. They are amazing people and glad to call them friends after just 2 days. Please go and stay for yourselves and you won't be disappointed. Such a great time :)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Casa del Campo is a lovely treasure!

  • 5 of 5

My friend Sara and I had a lovely stay in this welcoming, tidy, light-filled abode during an Aikido'Ka Seminar . Overall the living space was so inviting: the bed fantastic, the rocking chair, perfect, the sounds of crickets and frogs soothing. Peter and Catherine could not have been more gracious and friendly. I would look forward to another stay here any time I had an opportunity to visit Grass Valley. Thank you!

Thank you to you both for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Peter and Catherine the host and their 2 dogs could not have been more hospitable. They welcomed us after last minute need of a place to stay they cleaned up the apartment after a long term tenant had moved out in less than 24hrs and it was spotless. The warm colors of the apartment really added to the loveliness of the entire place. The openness of them with their home and property is unbelievable and they've made a wonderful little getaway off the beaten track. I would highly recommend this place to anyone of my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Our stay during Wild and Scenic Film festival

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa del Campo during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in the Casa Mexicana was a great experience for my partner and I. We were able to have coffee and breakfast with our hosts every morning and they gave us a great tour of the grounds. They have done a lot of work on the place and it shows! They really invested alot of time and heart into the Casa del Campo. Its really special and beautiful there. The weather during our stay was really rainy, the Casa Mexicana stayed cozy and warm and it was really nice for us to have a full kitchen to cook meals. Thanks for the great experience and your generosity. You made us feel really special during the festival! We highly recommend this place, it ruled! And the dogs are cute and funny! Love Mike and Shawnecee

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Grass Valley Studio Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Grass Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Full sized bed and a twin day bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
The Casa del Campo Guest House is a warm, friendly family home. We welcome you to stay with us for a quirky, unique alternative lodging experience during your stay in the Gold Country.

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