Enjoy a getaway at Golden Chain Ranch, 45 acres on the east shore of Phoenix Lake, in the Mother Lode Country. Bring yourselves or friends and family, as we can sleep up to 12 comfortably. The ranch house is quiet, rustic, and scenic, with wood paneling, open beams, antiques, a brick fireplace, and a spectacular pine-slab bar. It has two outdoor areas, a patio and a screened rear deck with hot tub and raised marble-top table. Not to mention grassy side, front, and back yards with shade trees, great for playing bocce ball and croquet or basketball. Walk down to the meadow by the lake or take a stroll around the ranch. Indigeny Reserve is a nearby distillery of fine ciders and vodkas.
The beautiful new kitchen has granite counters and a granite-topped island, new appliances, and is fully equipped. The dining area seats six, and several more can dine at the island and bar. All five bedrooms have ceiling fans and the upstairs bedrooms all have window air conditioners. The beds have new linens, duvets, and mattress pads. We have WiFi and the living room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A great room has comfortable sofas, a full-size pool table, and board games.
We are centrally located in the Mother Lode Country, with Sonora 6 miles and Columbia and Jamestown both about 8 miles. Murphys is about 25 minutes. The ranch is minutes from restaurants, shopping, hospital, and movie theaters along Highway 108. Large, scenic lakes such as Don Pedro, Melones, and Pinecrest and Dodge Ridge ski resort are about 30-45 minutes away, and Yosemite National Park is about an hour and a half drive. Columbia airport is about 20 minutes away. Driving, we are 2.5 hours from San Francisco, 2 hours from Sacramento, 1 hour from Modesto.
Come, relax, enjoy, and let Golden Chain Ranch be your base camp for exploration of the Mother Lode, mountain lakes, and Yosemite country!
Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12
Bedroom 1: master bedroom, downstairs, 1 king
Bedroom 2: downstairs, 1 queen
Bedroom 3: upstairs, 1 queen
Bedroom 4: upstairs, 1 queen
Bedroom 5: upstairs, 1 double, 2 twins
Bathrooms: 2.5 bathrooms
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, walk-in shower; downstairs
Bathroom 2: half bath with toilet and sink, downstairs
Bathroom 3: toilet, shower; upstairs
DVD player available
board/card games; full size pool table;
basketball goal; bocce ball and croquet sets
Stereo: use TV or your smartphone!
Television: Flat screen TV in living room
Video games: none
Hot tub and screened deck
Air conditioning--none; downstairs, portable upstairs
ceiling fans in all bedrooms
laundry detergent provided
wood burning only,
fireplace, flat-screen TV, couches
Family room: large room with couches and pool table
Telephone: local calls
Parking almost unlimited
Keurig, K-cup pods required
Dishes & utensils:
fully stocked kitchen
Range: electric glass-top
patio by back door with
picnic table & chairs
outdoor grill--propane provided
screened porch at rear
views of meadows, forests, lake, deer and cows
Hot tub: private hot tub on rear screened deck