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The Country Retreat - gorgeous remodeled home on serene 9 acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A quiet serene country get-a-way. Spacious home with gorgeous kitchen.

Gorgeous country home, along with a separate cottage situated in a middle of 9 private serene acres with tall pines and cedars. Open state of the art country kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Large spacious rooms with hardwood and slate floors - 3 miles to Rollins Lake and many other outdoor recreation. 5 miles to Grass Valley 6 miles to Nevada City. There are three bedrooms two bathrooms. One King, One Queen, One Full Size Bed, Two Twins with Trundle Beds to provide extra sleeping. Large front porch with swing, rocking chairs except winter months. Very peaceful and quiet get-a-way. Perfect romantic get-a-way, family reunion, girls gathering, or peaceful retreat. Visit our facebook page : TheCountryRetreatGV and our website TheCountryRetreatGV(dot) com We also have a small cottage situated next door to main house which may or may not be rented as well.

More Details

Trish McCoy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Trish McCoy

My name is Trish and I have owned this home since 2005 and have updated and remodeled the inside, yet kept the country feel. This is my 2nd home which i use often, so it's not just a vacation rental. It offers the comfort and style of a real home.

Trish McCoy purchased this house in 2005

Why Trish McCoy chose Grass Valley

I love Grass Valley/Nevada City. It offers outdoor adventures, yet sophistication of music, art, and good restaurants. It also has a diversity of spiritual communities. This property is private and serene and beautiful. It's very private and has deer or wild turkey's roaming around. Easy access from Highway 174/Colfax Exit off Hwy 80. Rollins Lake is 3 miles away. Grass Valley is a quick 5 miles and Nevada City is a quick 6 miles. And it's all on 9 private acres.

What makes this house unique

It's located off a country lane and sets way back from the road. It's private, quiet and offers an abundance of nature. Our website is TheCountryRetreatGV(dot)com. We also have a one bedroom cottage on the property that we rent out as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Trish provided us with everything we needed for a wonderful stay in the area. We had firewood which was great and the house was even decorated inside and out for the holidays which made it very festive. The house was cozy,wonderful, and spotless. The beds were comfortable and plenty of comforters and nice linens, great for 6 adults. The location was great ,near Grass Valley and Nevada City. The kitchen was well equipped for everything we needed for cooking gourmet meals. Even though it rained the entire time we were there we still had a great time because we were comfortable and had allot of fun games and things to do. We would definitely come back.
Dec 2015
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Grass Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom tub over shower, 1 bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1 room with one queen 1 room with one king, 1 room with one double and 2 twins with 2 trundle twins. So... 7 beds total...sleeping a total of 10.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The Country Retreat - gorgeous remodeled home on serene 9 acres
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented The Country Retreat as our home base for our friends wedding at Empire Mine. The home was perfect! We loved how quiet and peaceful it was. We are already talking about coming back to enjoy a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Family Friendly Property

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing week at the Country Retreat. We were a 2 families vacationing together. The house is well laid out with plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The kitchen is huge and perfect for cooking large meals and there is plenty of seating for everyone. Our favorite room was the library/game room. There is a wall of games to choose from and comfortable chairs to read in. The beds were all comfortable and there were plenty of sheets and towels and extra pillows and blankets. It was the kind of house you arrive at and feel at home immediately. The outside grounds were equally beautiful. The boys spend hours outside playing on the grassy field and at the upper pond. There is also a lovely deck with a hammock and a porch swing. I can not recommend this house enough. We are looking forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to retreat to! The front patio area is awesome and shaded by trees -- a perfect place to sit and read a book, take a nap or have happy hour! Lots of space inside with a great kitchen and many places to spread out in! We will be staying here a lot!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Grass Valley Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My family took a week here over the holidays to relax and as a launching point for snow play. We ventured out a bit and had some great snow adventures, but found ourselves wanting so spend most of the time at the house itself, playing boardgames in front of the fire. The kitchen is beautifully appointed and the beds are cozy. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and perfect for large family like ours. Game room for kids and quiet living room for adult

  • 5 of 5

Property owner extremely responsive and takes care of the property. Quiet and serene but close enough to town that picking up groceries was not a hassle. Perfect spot for our annual family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy P.

  • 5 of 5

We loved you beautiful home! It has everything, games, grill and a nice private location. Easy drive to Nevada City, downtown Grass Valley and Truckee. The two large living areas gives everyone space to read or play games. Very relaxing, just what we needed. We will return. Thank you Trish!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Empire Mine State Historic Park
South Pine Cafe
"Great food"
Rollins Lake
"This is such a beautiful lake - It can get very busy on holidays and weekends however. Onl..."
5 Mile House -- CLOSED
"Great atmosphere... good food"
Happy Apple Kitchen
"Cute little country restaurant"
For Pizza Sake Take & Bake
"Great pizza to take and bake....on the way to the house on Highway 174"
Bear River Pasta Company -- CLOSED
"yummy pasta you can bring home and cook.... good deli too "
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Grass Valley
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grass Valley
Car: necessary


“SnowFest” of North Lake Tahoe & Truckee

Foothills Celebration • Downtown GV

Psychic Fair Miners Foundry • NC


Daffodil Run

Grass Valley Car Show

Spring Festival Art Show & Living History Days• Bridgeport Info


Penn Valley Rodeo Varies • PV

Penn Valley Rodeo Parade

Relay for Life • NCF

Sierra Festival of the Arts • Downtown GV


Smokin’ in the Oaks Championship BBQ Cook Off • PV

Nevada City Bicycle Classic

Secession Day Celebration • Rough & Ready


4th of July Celebration • NCF

4th of July Parade • Downtown GV or NC

Summer Nights in Nevada City

California WorldFest • NCF


Nevada County Fair • NCF


“Cruisin’ in the Pines” Car Show • NCF

Constitution Day Parade and Civil War Reenactment • NC

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair NCF

Taste of the Gold Country • NCF

Chili Cookoff • Rough & Ready


Open Studios Art Tour • Western Nevada County

Fall Festival South Yuba River State Park – Bridgeport


Artisans Festival at Miners Foundry • NC

Country Christmas Faire • NCF

Cornish Christmas • Downtown GV


Victorian Christmas • Downtown NC

Cornish Christmas • Downtown GV

Golf Courses Golf Courses

Alta Sierra Country Club • GV

Nevada County Country Club • GV

Disc Golf GV & PV

Ski Areas Ski Areas

Boreal Ski Resort

Donner Ski Ranch • Norden

Sugar Bowl Tahoe • Norden

Squaw Valley • Olympic Valley

Northstar-at-Tahoe • Truckee

Tahoe Donner • Truckee

Ski Homewood • Homewood

Museums & State Parks State Parks Museums & Local History

Empire Mine State Historic Park • GV

North Star Power House • GV

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

Grass Valley Museum

South Yuba River/Bridgeport

Restaurants Restaurants

Cirino’s at Main Street • GV

Goomba's Italian • GV

Humpty Dumpty's Kitchen • GV

Kane’s Restaurant, Inc. • GV

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant • GV

Marshall’s Pasties • GV

Old Town Cafe • GV

Panoy Thai Restaurant • GV

Round Table Pizza • GV

Royal Dragon • GV

The Old 5 Mile House • NC

The Owl • GV

Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro• GV

Tuscany Gardens• GV

Villa Venezia• GV

...and many more!

Wineries Wineries and Tasting Rooms

Indian Springs Vineyards

Lucchesi Vineyards

Nevada City Winery

Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery

Smith Vineyard

Solune Winegrowers

Theater Theater Groups

Community Asian Theater (CATS)

The Foothill Theatre Company

The Center for the Arts

Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Sierra Theaters


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $600

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.