Spacious and loaded with Gold Country charm, this Barn is perfect for family
About Graham Hayes
We are a San Francisco family who fell in love with Nevada City at first sight when dropping our oldest daughter to sleepaway camp on the Yuba River in July of 2013. We stumbled upon 534 Spring Street that weekend, with it's proximity being only a block behind Nevada City's Broad Street commercial district, and 6 miles from the unbelievably beautiful Yuba River, and we knew that this was somewhere we wanted to retreat from our busy city life in San Francisco.
Graham Hayes purchased this Barn in 2013
Why Graham Hayes chose Nevada City
The charm of this property is unparalleled. There is a real sense of privacy and seclusion as it's located on a full-acre with fruit and nut bearing trees, vast landscape and an incredible variety of trees and plant life....yet it's only a 5 minute walk to all of the city's awesome cafes and restaurants, theaters, nightlife, hikes, bike trails, and more. We love it!
What makes this Barn unique
Our entire property consists of a spacious 3-bedroom home with an additional 2-room in-law, a separate garden studio on the side of the house, and also a large 2-room barn on the rear of the lot. All 4 'compartments' of the property have separate entrances and are very different spaces, yet all updated with new flooring, Restoration Hardware linens, towels and cutlery. All new Beautyrest mattresses throughout the property in all bedrooms, and plush down and down-alternative pillows. Comfort abounds in every element of the property. We redesigned the home, barn, in-law, and garden-studio by blending the modern updates of today's style of living with an influx of locally sourced antiques and accessories, maintaining a regard for the property's eclectic and historical 'cabin-like' past, having been built in 1851 by two Irish brothers who 'struck it rich' in the early days of the 1849 Gold Rush.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely hideaway in convenient location
"The Barn" worked out perfectly for my kids and me. It was tranquil but close enough to walk and bike to town. Will definitely return.
Nevada City Stay
I loved the living space in The Barn. The bathroom was a little tight. The grounds were so peaceful. It's a short walk to town from here, which is very convenient. If you have a bigger group, renting the whole property would be ideal.
Our family had a wonderful time staying at the barn! Everything was as described, if not more charming than we expected. Mollie was a great host, communication was very easy and we enjoyed chatting with her when crossing paths on the property over the holiday weekend. We would love to stay here again!
Love this place
We loved staying in the private barn unit and waking up to the tranquil view of the lush garden. It's so charming with all the amenities one needs for a great stay in Nevada City. We especially enjoyed hitting up the Saturday farmers market in town, just a quick 5 minute walk from this amazing property, and then having the barn kitchen/living room to return to with all our market goodies. The location is perfect. It is close to the historic downtown yet secluded enough on the back of the property that retreating here is so relaxing. This place is a gem.
A charming home in a perfect location.
We would happily stay here again. The house is positioned so you feel you are in nature, yet only three blocks from downtown. We were able to walk everywhere, which is bonus since downtown often lacks parking spots. So much detail went into the home and its’ furnishings to make it both beautiful and comfortable. The pool is the answer to the hot summer days here and the hot tub is luxurious in the mornings and nights. We’ve stayed in many homes on Air BnB and this is a rare find! I didn’t know about VRBO before but it’s very user friendly.
Beautiful space but can be loud with no privacy if main house rented
The barn itself is beautiful with a great view of trees outside, and Molly was very friendly and responsive. In the winter it is likely cozy and quiet. We visited when it was 90+ degrees outside and the barn does not have access to the pool with only a ceiling fan and weak mini fan. The main house in front of the barn is also a rental and has a large deck and full access to the lawn, patio and pool surrounding three sides of the barn. So on our visit we ended up being surrounded by main house guests playing frisbee on the lawn, hanging out on the patio each night and splashing in the pool until 10:15 pm. This is likely a great rental if you get the main house, but if you are in the barn it can be loud with no privacy.
Unlike many of the other properties in the area, we are located only 2 blocks from Nevada City's downtown district. A beautiful 5-minute stroll takes you to all of this wonderful town's amenities and attractions.
Nevada City, located in the heart of Gold Country, is known to be amongst the most interesting and charming of California’s Gold Rush towns. The entire town is a national historic landmark where guests enjoy great restaurants, unparalleled nightlife and entertainment, and a variety of fine shops, boutiques, galleries and museums, all flavored with old-fashioned Nevada city hospitality.
This historical town is located only a few miles from the Empire Mine State Park and also the Nevada County Fairgrounds, host to the Nevada County Fair, annual Celtic and Bluegrass festivals and many other hugely popular festivals and events.
Nevada City is a cultural center hosting everything from Victorian Christmas to the Wild and Scenic File Festival, and a number of holiday parades and festivities weekly throughout the entire year, making it an ever popular destination for both local Northern California / Bay Area and international tourists. Anyone interested is urged to visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce's website. http://www.nevadacitychamber.com/.
Additionally, the historical Minor's Foundry Cultural Center and several historical in-town theaters and production groups are only a two-block walk from our property making this the perfect place to stay for someone visiting one Nevada City's nightly concerts or theatrical productions.
Furthermore, all of Broad Street’s parades, weekly Summer Art Walks, Vistorian Christmas celebrations, Mardi Gras and many more throughout the year take place just a block from our property.
Nestled in the serenity of a private feeling site, our day typically starts with a 5 minute walk to the famous Curly Wolf Cafe or several other popular breakfast spots such as Ike's Quarter Cafe or South Pine. We then spend the afternoons strolling around downtown's many antique and vintage shops, having an afternoon cocktail at the old National Hotel, or a beer at Three Forks Brewery, and then a great dinner at Friar Tuck's, Matteo's Public, Sopa Thia, Bistro 221 or one of many others.
Additionally, a quick trip into Grass Valley is only a few miles away. Our property is also located just a few blocks from the entry point of the Tribute Trail, a fantastic hike along Deer Creek with it's own newly completed suspension bridge, creating a loop over the Creek and back into town!
Also, we are just 6 miles from several entry points of the breathtaking Yuba River; Bridgeport, Hoyt's Crossing, Edwards Crossing, Purdon, and many other entry points within the Tahoe National Forrest.
The mountain biking in this area is world class, in fact Nevada city host to the annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic held on Fathers Day weekend, it's one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the nation.
Celebrate summer Nevada City style at the Farmer’s Market enjoying live music, local farmers, vendors, and artists, freshly baked treats and more. Shop for healthy food, locally grown with care and pride. Come, feel the energy and live the goodness!
Local activities include:
Fishing in the Sierras
Golf & Golf Courses
Hiking & Local Trails
Kayaking & Rafting
Lakes & Boating
Off Road Trails for ATV
Parks in Nevada City
Road Biking & Cycling
Skiing & Snowboarding
Wild & Scenic South Yuba River
Only 1 hour from Sacramento and Reno and a 30-60 minute drive to all of Lake Tahoe's major ski resorts.
If you’re visiting Nevada City be sure to check our Calendar of Events for live music, theatre productions, festivals, and more.