About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
This perfectly located retreat sits on two acres of beautiful and historical gold country; ideally nestled on the South Fork of the American River at Highway 49. Offers plenty of amenities and ideal location to visit local attractions; your own private beach, fishing holes, gold panning, wine tasting, hiking trails, and wildlife viewing. Very spacious (1800 square feet) and lots of windows/views. White water rafting companies less than .5 mile from home. Walking distance to bars and restaurants and entertainment; nightlife. Close to grocery, gas and provisions.
After a day of river rafting/kayaking, wine-tasting, or fish in our river, fire up the BBQ outside while watching the kids explore for gold or lounge in the hammock while reading a good book. The kitchen is fully loaded with appliances and there is a pub table in the dining room that seats eight people with an additional kitchen bar with stools.
After dinner, cozy up to the fireplace in the family room with a glass of wine and gaze at the beautiful view of the river or play a round of poker in the rompus room while the kids play one of the many games available.
All guestrooms are comfortably furnished for one of the most peaceful night's sleep this side of the West. There is one king bedded room; one room offers two queen beds; the other room offers a queen bed and the rompus room has a set of twin beds. There are two showers; 1 with a bathtub/shower. Towels/linens are available.
Pet Friendly: $25 per night; per pet and $500 refundable security deposit.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Carrie McAllen
Owners, Mike and Carrie McAllen
Carrie McAllen purchased this House in 2006
Why Carrie McAllen chose Lotus
We were visiting family in the Gold Country in early 2006 and fell in love with the area. We loved the relaxed vibe and the beautiful foothills and of course the beautiful river. Within a month we accepted the keys to our new home located on 2 acres and on the South Fork of the American River. The wineries, open spaces, wildlife, river recreation, culture and great people are all amenities that we enjoy. It's our home away from home so we are happy to share it when we can't be there ourselves. Every time we go for a visit, we instantly feel all the pressures of the daily grind evaporate and we always return back to the bay area refreshed and relaxed.
What makes this House unique
There are so many great things to do in the historic Gold Country: River Rafting, hiking, biking, eating, wine tasting at many local wineries, buying locally grown organic olive oil and honey, relaxing, reading a good book on the private access river in front of our home, BBQ, spending time with family and friends for the weekend on a hot summer day, gold panning, horseback riding, shopping in Placerville and Auburn for unique gifts and much more.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a great family vacation!!
We stayed at the ranch for a relaxing family vacation...me, my husband, our 2 daughters (each with a friend) and our dog. What a great place! The house is very nice...excellent condition...nice kitchen, great barbeque in the backyard and plenty of room for all of us! The entire property is very inviting and pleasant. Carrie (the owner) is super nice and very responsive! There is your own personal/private river access...we spent many days floating on the river near the property and if you want more space there is a great beach across the river. We also went river rafting with OARS company (right across the bridge) and had soooo much fun! What a great family vacation! We meant to go to nearby wineries and get out more...but enjoyed lounging by the river too much :-)
Thank you so much for the review, Shanna! We love reviews and so delighted that your happy and your family enjoyed the visit to BSR! Keep us in mind for the future and again, thank you so much for the review and rental of our home!
Family trip with 3 generations. Good accommodations for young and old. Kids enjoyed the play room/bedroom. Kitchen had everything we needed. Place was very clean. It was winter so restaurants were not open. Bakery was good across the bridge. Winery near by. Place was as advertised on VRBO. Will recommend to friends who are going to have a wedding up in this area in the fall.
Thank you so much for the review and delighted that your family found the place to meet your needs. Please visit us again and again!
My husband and I along with our two small dogs, and various relatives stayed 8 nights in this wonderful home. We were visited by wild turkeys each morning which delighted our dogs to no end. Kitchen was the most extensively stocked one I have encountered yet. I have rented at least 10 properties and this one has them all beat. I have one negative for older individuals the river access is a little rough, but the young folks will have no trouble. The solar lights at the rivers edge were a special delight. The campfire pit area was great. The Ping Pong/Game room was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and when we visit my brother in Placerville this is our go to destination. Thanks again for everything.
Perfect place in the Sierra foothills & along Hwy. 49
Beautiful site and surroundings! A very comfortable and cozy home. We had some rainy weather and the ping pong table and family room--in addition to the living room-- offered fun & games while waiting out the rain. An open, light and airy home. The kitchen had everything we needed. A picturesque site just above the American River!
Perfect place to relax, reflect and enjoy the outdoors!
This is exactly the place you are looking for if you want to spend some time in the great outdoors of California. Beautiful nature, nice trails, wonderful river, fun historic sites around. The property is very well maintained and clean.
Great house in a great location
We had a fantastic weekend staying at the Barking Spider Ranch. The house, its grounds, and the river all blew us away. The countryside around Coloma and Lotus was beautiful. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. We recommend it highly.
This perfectly located retreat in Coloma-Lotus and in the heart of the 1849 Gold Rush, sits on two acres of beautiful gold country land and river; ideally nestled on the South Fork of the American River at Highway 49. Offers your own private beach, fishing holes, gold panning, and wildlife viewing. Very spacious (1800 square feet) and lots of windows/views. River Rafting/Kayaking on the South Fork American River, rafting outfitters located within .5 mile, Wineries, Historical Sites, Foot Paths/Hiking Trails, Weddings, shopping in Placerville and Auburn.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$50 per person; per day after 4 persons. Pet fee of $25 per dog.