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Top Rated, Affirmation Cottage Art Gallery and Retreat Near Wine Country, Murphs

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A Mountain Retreat Escape In The Pines Near Wineries and Murphys Golf Course.

"Affirmation Cottage" is a highly rated retreat destination in Murphys, California, the heart of wine country. Just minutes from the quaint village of Murphys, California, the home / gallery / retreat headquarters offers something for everyone. This is a smoke free zone! The setting is a resort atmosphere complete with swimming pools, tennis courts, and country club just behind the cottage. Sitting near a golf course in the mountain community of Forest Meadows, the large home has an atmosphere of comfort and positive expression. The three bedroom three and a half bath home sleeps twelve in beds. Plus a small nursery with child's bed. It is complete with two rambling fireside family rooms and pool table room. Walls of the retreat are covered with original paintings (for sale) and positive inspirational affirmations. Guests are invited to leave there troubles in the basket by the door as they enter and forget them when it's time to go. You are also invited to write your own positive affirmation on a chalk board wall. The best affirmations eventually get painted permanently through out the home by the owners.

One King bed in the master. First guest room has two log bed queens with two log bunk singles over the queens, the second guest bedroom has a double and a single. One fold out single down stairs in the den chair for two.

Note: VRBO lists each room with a bed as a bedroom. There are three bedrooms and one child room in the Affirmation Cottage, as well as one infants room.

Within a short walking distance is one of the 'Jewels of the High Sierras’; the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Forest Meadows Golf Course.

For those winter snow lovers this unique cottage is just 35 miles from Bear Valley Ski Resort. A mere 40 minute drive to snow skiing and snow boarding. Then 40 minutes back to the warmth of the "Affirmation Cottage."

For those water enthusiasts the "Affirmation Cottage" is 16.74 miles East of Melones Lake.

Moaning Caverns and zip line, Mercer Caverns and Calaveras Big Trees (red wood forest) are all a short drive from the cottage.

Natural Bridges is a short drive and beautiful walk to the swimming or wading under the beautiful natural bridge.

There are around thirty wineries in The quaint village of Murphys, California just four miles West of the Affirmation Cottage.

Snowshoe Brewery is just five miles East of the Cottage in Arnold.

Indigeny Reserve is fun 30 minute drive. Cider Works and Distillery in Northern California

Indigeny Reserve is a lush 160 acre preserve and apple orchard set in the breathtaking hills of Sonora, California. They make hand-crafted hard cider and apple brandy in oak barrels.

Organic Brandy and Hard Cider. There crisp and refreshing hard cider is gluten-free. Indigeny’s apple brandy is organic and sustainably-produced.

Look at our Facebook page below, to see many other activities and web links to the concerts, coupons and plays.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Brad

Professional Artist.

Brad purchased this house in 2014

Why Brad chose Gold Country & High Sierra

This unlike any other local Murphys rental, is an art Gallery. On each wall you will view original art work for your viewing and possible purchase.

Unlike many local vacation reltals you will arrive to your bedding cleaned and already on the beds. We believe you should not have to make your own bed upon arrival.

The Affirmation Cottage is one of the largest vacation reltals with in 100 miles of Murphys.

The Affirmation Cottage has about every amenity imaginable.

There are more things to do than you can immagine.

This home is close to everything in the Sierra foothills.

What makes this house unique

One of the largest private rental in the Murphys area.

The tennis courts, basketball court, pool and picnic area are all in the back yard. There is an additional pool and tennis courts as well as a golf course.

Most local rentals ask you to make your bed on arrival.

We will have your bed made up already for you.


Murphys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Three body heads and one over head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Toilet and sink off pool table room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - 1 king , Beautiful master with TV and an exercise room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Two log bed queens with two log bunk single over.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Has a double and a single.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , Small cute child's room, with small toddlers' bed.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not private bedroom. This bed is comfortable fold out in den
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Top Rated, Affirmation Cottage Art Gallery and Retreat Near Wine Country, Murphs
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews
Pleasant Hill, CA

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Affirmation Cottage was the perfect spot for our family (young kids and grandparents included) vacation! The house was perfect, with many places to hang out and enjoy each other's company! Our personal faves were drinking coffee on the deck in the morning, and having a family pool tournament! We loved the proximity to Murphys and Big Trees State Park! The owner was very attentive/helpful with his property. There was an issue with the air conditioner that the owner realized before we noticed. The owner had someone there with the property manager to fix it promptly, so no effect on our vacation! We would definitely recommend this property to others and can't wait to come back to the Affirmation Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tiburon, California

Great place, oerfect for all occasions...

  • 5 of 5

Loved this well taken care of escape. It was in perfect condition.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Really enjoyed our weekend stay while in town for a concert!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfy home. The nice comm ctr pool was a short stroll from the back of the house. Home was spacious and clean. Thermostat is controlled remotely by the owner; we were warm the 1st night & requested he turn down the temp for the 2nd night and then we were all comfortable.

Neighborhood is lovely & very secure and we enjoyed a long morning walk one day. Beds were a bit hard for our group, but ok. Grilled on the deck and cooked in the kitchen. Some of the cooking utensils and pans need replacing, warped & don't cook evenly. Deck was very nice and we enjoyed being outside. We think a skunk or skunk family was VERY close because we kept smelling skunk odors. We noted the guestbook post from the prior guests, they commented about this as well. I notified the property manager re: this so it could be addressed. Overall, our group had a great time at this house and we would not hesitate to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We attempt to maintain a five star home for our future guests. We replace every pot and pan three or four times a year. We ask our guest to take care of the home and what is in it, as if it was theirs. That does not always happen so we must replace them often. As far as animals in the area, the Affirmation Cottage is in the mountains. We have every wild animal any mountain home has. This is part of living in a mountain community. It is great to get to see the dear, turkeys, seldom visiting porcupine, bear, mountain lion and skunk.
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with excellent location to the pool, tennis and basketball courts. Not to mention about a 3-5 min drive to the golf course! We loved the entire Forest Meadows community.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed our home. We strive to maintain a five star home for out guests. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Comfortable home with facilities close by

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home with pool table, and pool and sport amenities within Forest Meadows complex provided a fun stay and good access to the State and National Parks Spacious home with many antiques, art works and interest pieces. Might be stressful for parents of curious toddlers/young children, as might be the steep stairs and unprotected edges around the deck. The air con was welcome (and this is one of only a handful that have AC in the area) but during the hot spell, upstairs didn't cool down much making it uncomfortable to sleep there. The luxury shower jets are awesome, but make sure to use them only after everyone has had a shower, otherwise they use a fair bit of water! The owners are very clear about their expectations with detailed rules posted around the house and in the arrival/departure instructions.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, California

Warm, spacious and Inviting!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a different vacation spot for my family this year, and stumbled across the Affirmation Cottage.... long story short, we are planning to come back again! My husband and I enjoyed the outside deck for our morning coffee and the children really enjoyed the basketball court right behind the house. We loved the large kitchen and BBQ, pool table and the board games too! Perfect retreat for a family looking to get away and reconnect.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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In Town Antiques
Glory Hole Recreation Area
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Stories In Stones
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Jane & Jean Boutique
Loco Oso Wood Carving
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"Also a Ber Factory!"
Country Flower Hutch
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Downtown Murphys
Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Sacramento International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Many in Murphys
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Forest Meadows/murphys
Nearest Train
64 Miles
AMTRACK, Stockton, California
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many great restaurants in Murphys
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bear Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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