Combie Cottage is a four-bedroom cottage, situated beside a beautiful 450-acre lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. The lake is surrounded by tall pines and majestic oaks. Rest and relax in a most peaceful setting, and let your cares melt away. Enjoy all manner of water sports ( power boating, water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, ), hiking, fishing, winter skiing, and nearby golfing. Feed the Canadian geese, or watch the deer.
The remodeled cottage, provides a fully self-contained vacation retreat that is perfect for couples, families, and small groups of friends. The cottage has a large front deck overlooking the lake with several picnic tables, charcoal and gas barbecues, a fire pit (great for marshmallow roasting!), and comfortable deck furniture. There is also a wonderful swing located underneath the pines at water's edge. Guests may use free of charge the canoe, kayaks, peddle boat, and small fishing boat ( you bring the trolling motor) provided to explore Lake Combie; or they are welcome to bring their own watercraft between May and mid September since there is a launch ramp and floating dock on the property. Little ones can enjoy building sand castles on their own private, sandy beach. Note: Combie Cottage is one of only 7 lakes in the state of California which retains its water in the summer even during drought years. It is owned by NID
( the Nevada Irrigation District) which controls water flow. After Labor Day, the water will begin to drop since it is used for downstream irrigation. The droppage by October is usually about 7 feet. Even with lower water levels, the lake still has abundant water and is very beautiful. Lower water levels provide the perfect opportunity for autumn kayaking because it becomes easier to paddle under the low bridges on the Bear River. Once the rain comes, the lake quickly fills and is usually full again well before Thanksgiving,.
Combie Cottage, although tucked away in the beautiful Bear River Wilderness Area, is not isolated and requires only a five minute drive to reach the Lake of the Pines Shopping Center which features restaurants, markets, specialty shops, and med clinic. There is even a nearby Starbucks! Also, only moments away, is Dark Horse Public Golf Course, while three other golf courses can be played in nearby Auburn.
There is so much to enjoy while staying on Lake Combie and the charming home offers a wonderful sense of ambiance and tranquility during any season. The cottage is available with a 2/3 nt. minimum from September through May and may be used only on a weekly basis from June through August.
Fully self contained with Central Heat and Air, Internet, Wi Fi, and 55 " flat screen cable television: Feel free to contact the owner who can answer any question.
Highlights of Home, Property, and Area: Combie Cottage has its own floating dock, boat launching ramp, sandy beach, canoe, kayaks, paddle boat, and small fishing boat that guests may use at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! HOME IS STEPS FROM THE WATER AND OFFERS AMAZING LAKE VIEWS!
4 bedrooms and two baths, sleeping up to ten guests
Allowance of dogs for an additional fee ( ask owner)
Hiking trails behind the house!
Great Fishing and Swimming!
Water skiing, wake boarding, tubing - there is even a slalom course on the lake!
Bear River to explore as well as lake!
Golf five minutes away at Dark Horse Golf Course!
Nearby historic Gold Rush towns to visit!
Skiing in Winter - Soda Springs, Donner, Boreal, Squaw Valley only 45/60 minutes away!
1700' scenic foothill elevation, just below snowline and above the valley fog!
Lake does not freeze in winter and may be used all year long for recreational activities!
Nearby white water rafting on upper, mid, and lower forks of the American River!
Only an hour from Sacramento, 2 hours from the Bay Area, 1.2 hours from Reno, one hour from Lake Tahoe, and an hour and a half from Napa Valley!