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Mountain Shadows: PRIVATE LODGING

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 1.5 Acre Retreat for Family and Friends, Corporate, Special Occasions





Our intention for Mountain Shadows is to create an environment that connects our guests with the amazing natural beauty of the Foresthill Divide, providing the perfect setting to Celebrate. Experience. Love. Commit. Ride. Explore. Learn. Teach. Focus. Plan. Strategize. Capture. Develop. Grow. Taste. Drink. Most important, we want you to Create priceless memories that last forever.

_______________________________________________________________________________________ SERVICES AND AMENITIES:



(Additional Fees Apply between guest and service provider)*


*Grocery Shopping and Stocking

*Meal Preparation


*Guided Tours and Activities

*Pet Sitting

*Massage Therapy




1.5 acres of private property overlooking the American River Canyon in Foresthill, California

Private Security gate with code and fencing around property

Sleeps (14) single in Beds / or up to (20) guests in beds

(1) Master King Suite with TV, private deck, and bathroom

(1) Guest Queen, (1) Guest Full (Share Full Bath)

(4) Twins in private Bunk room with private shower and bath

(1) bedroom Apartment (Queen) bottom level, self-contained with private kitchen and bath. Separate entrance to covered outdoor patio.

(1) Apartment Couch pull-out. Full.

Separate Casita with (4) twin bunks and queen bed pullout. Mini fridge. Full bath.

(7) Total Bathrooms - (5) Full Baths, (2) Powder

Culinary Kitchen:

+Thermador duel fuel range with griddle.

+Granite Countertops and bar

+Service Bar with prep sink and refrigerated beverage center



+Large Refrigerator with freezer and ice maker

+Instant Hot Water Kettle

+Coffee Maker and bean grinder



+Pots and pans

+Dishes, utensils, serving platters, bowls, mugs, glasses

Family Room with Home Theater and Wet Bar with refrigerated beverage station and prep sink.

Large Covered Outdoor Living Area with Wood Burning Fireplace

Bi-fold retractable doors open to over 2000 sq ft of decks and patio overlooking the American River Canyon on all levels.

Outdoor Granite BBQ Island on Kitchen Level

+48” DCS Grill with Rotisserie and side burners

+Built in counter ice chest

Private Heated Pool and waterfall, Enclosed

(2) Wood Burning Fireplaces

(1) Gas Fireplace in Family Room

Outdoor Fire Pit with Seating

Multi-zone Central Air Conditioning and Heat

(4) SMART LED Televisions. (2) 55” flat screen televisions (1) 40” Flat in Master (1) Flat in Apartment

Indoor/Outdoor Sound System. DirecTV, Apple TV, Spotify

Wi-Fi throughout property

Circular Driveway, Covered parking at front door with mud room entrance

Large, Covered outdoor shed

Laundry Room with large capacity Washer, Dryer, and Utility sink

Cedar Lined closets throughout house

Iron and ironing board

Bedding and backup linen

Bath towels

Oversized pool towels

Dog and Horse Friendly with pet fee.

More Details

Brian Clausman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Brian Clausman

Mountain Shadows began in 1975 when our father, Steve Clausman, purchased the property and gave it the name. What a view and what a house. But a house is a house. “Clausie” always had an open door policy and filled the place with a continuous cast of characters from all walks of mankind. We called them friends and family.

Brian Clausman purchased this villa in 1975

Why Brian Clausman chose Foresthill

We just completed a major remodel of the property. Many of the kids that grew up around the house went on to learn a trade, then came back to work on Mountain Shadow’s in 2014-2015. It became a special job for everyone involved. All the old stories came back to the surface and the construction project became a reunion……with new stories

What makes this villa unique

The Mountain Shadows open door policy is now available to your friends and family for private lodging. We created the perfect setting. You Create your own memories. Enjoy.


Foresthill Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kitchen Powder - toilet
    Family Powder - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bunk Bath - toilet , shower
    Apartment bath - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Guest 1 - 1 queen
    Guest 2 - 1 double
    Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , Private bath with shower.
    Master - 1 king , Private balcony. Bathroom and shower.
    Apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Self Contained Apartment at bottom level with kitchen
    Casita/Gameroom - 1 double , 4 bunk bed , Available in August 2015. detached cottage with bunks/bath
  • All mattresses and linen are highest quality to ensure a good night sleep
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 20 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Property was wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Just had my daughters baby shower at Mountain Shadows. Everything was perfect. It rained a lot of the day so we spent a lot of time outside under the covered patio by the outdoor file place. Had about 25 people at the shower. Had no problem seating everyone. Kids had fun staying in their own room with the two bunk beds. Enjoyed the beautiful view of the canyon. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, Connecticut

Beautiful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this home do not do it justice. It is impeccably clean and designed to be simple and spacious, but with an attention to detail that made our stay comfortable and memorable. We arrived after a long day of cross country travel just in time for the most beautiful sunset, and immediately settled in for a family holiday gathering. The kitchen is spectacular and well-equipped, and we prepared everything from Christmas morning pancakes on the griddle and cookies in the oven, to feasts on the large outdoor kitchen grill. The fireplace was already stacked with wood and ready to be lit. The beds are comfortable, and the little things like strategically placed night lights and lots of plugs for recharging things helped us to feel at home. We explored Foresthill and especially loved Auburn's old town feel - lots of restaurants and not a chain store in sight. We also enjoyed traveling down Mosquito Ridge and hiking, and took day trips to Lake Tahoe for skiing and a change of scenery, not that we needed one. A favorite activity was just sitting in the sun on the deck, reading a book and enjoying the view. We would love to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Breathe taking views. Amazing place for a wedding!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We got married at Monte Verde Inn but decided to also get mountain shadows to have a WEEKEND wedding!! We are a military family and 99% of our guest traveled from very far to share our special weekend! We got miners camp 11 cabins also so our family would have a place to stay up the mountain! Our whole family love shadows and miners camp!! I can't thank Brian, Wendy, and leaf enough!!!! They were amazing and tended to anything we needed! Even ran out of TP and leaf dilivered at almost midnight!!! They are such wonderful people and you won't be sorry staying here or miners camp!!! THE VIEW is worth every penny!!! Wish we could do our whole weekend over because we enjoyed it so much!!! Thank you again for everything!!! I would give 10 stars if it let me!!

-M & G

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Accommodations! Perfect for Families.

  • 5 of 5

We were beyond thrilled with the entire experience of staying at Mountain Shadows! From booking to check out, everything was easy! We booked it way in advance of our wedding to ensure my extended family had a big enough place to stay and we are so happy we did! The house and grounds are beautiful and had plenty of space for my family of 15, including entertainment for 5 kids. It was not only an amazingly beautiful and perfect place for my family to stay the weekend, but we also did the rehearsal dinner in this incredible setting with 45 people, comfortably. Everyone commented on how perfect it was! Brian was very accessible when we had questions and his team is so easy to work with to get settled during the weekend. My parents wanted to go see the house a few weeks before the wedding in order to better plan the rehearsal dinner and Brian was amazingly accommodating to invite them up to tour it. If you are looking for an unrivaled view and beautiful accommodations, this is the place! We hope we can find an excuse to stay another weekend soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place, amazing views, amazing everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our wedding at Mountain Shadows in late August and it was an absolute dream. The weather was high 70's/low 80's but the surrounding tall trees kept things nice and shaded after 2/3pm. The house itself is huge and has tons of amentities - it also was large enough for both our immediate families to stay there. We used the outside patio and grass area for the ceremony and the reception. The outside spaces are set up really well so everything flowed perfectly. All of our guests were in awe of the view that Mountain Shadows provides from sunrise to sunset. We can't say enough good things about this place.

If you're looking for a wedding venue or a family reunion, this is your place. We had 50 people at this property and the house was more than big enough for people to move around at their leisure. There's many places to sit and relax/eat/drink.

We look forward to returning for another special trip in the future - hopefully sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
CLEANING. -15 guests $350
Tax Rate 8.0%

Deposits are fully refundable 90 Days prior to check-in. $300 cleaning fee for 15 guests or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund