Alta, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Alta

Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceYou will be staying in a cottage which was handcrafted by my husband and I. The kitchen is designed and outfitted with the gourmet in mind. If you need that a specific kitchen gadget, it is likely that we have it in the main home kitchen. Just ask. The bedroom has a queen size bed with a loft with an additional bed that will sleep two adults. Flooring is tile and hardwood. There is a large walk-in shower and enough storage to make your extended stay feel like home. There is a washer and dryer with soap for the post mountain bike laundry adventures. In the summertime, you can open every window and door to let the cool fresh mountain air pour in. In winter, the cottage is heated by a wood burning stove (wood provided) with a gas wall heater for back up. Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire cottage. The key will be in the door when you arrive. Interaction with GuestsWe respect your privacy. We will treat you as if the cottage is your home. We are available in the mornings and evenings. If you have questions, come knock on the door of the log home next door or call. During the day, call me on my cell phone and I will respond as quickly as possible The NeighborhoodYou will be joining us in a four season outdoor adventure paradise. Whatever the season, you will find world class venues to play in. Winter: World class downhill/crosscountry skiing and snowboarding are 25 minutes away. Drive another 15 minutes to Squaw Valley resort for iceskating, Olympic level skiing and a winter swim at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)m. On your way to Squaw, stop in Truckee for dining and unique shopping in Old Town. Take your morning brew at the wonderful Coffee Bar. Summer: Lakes, rivers, 10/10 hiking trails, mountain biking, kayak rentals and a local community pool are all a few minutes away. Head for Lake Tahoe for its heart-stopping deep-blue beauty. The Tahoe area presents you with a myriad of water activities. Shopping and every level of dining are available. Head off to Nevada City, a haven of arts, music venues, farm to fork restaurants and unique shopping. This mining town has retained its original character and is a wonderful place to spend a day. If you go, ask me how to find the secret hand-crafted ice cream shop. We have lived here for 20+ years and have extensive knowledge of the area. We are happy to help in planning your days in our beautiful part of the world. If you like, you can just spend a day or a month at the cottage, on a retreat or just a time out. I have hosted writers, musicians, composers and people who just need some creative down time. Getting AroundYour own vehicle is necessary. NOTE: IN WINTER, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE IS REQUIRED. (And there is nothing like a full-moon lit snowy night, once you get here.) The closet airports are Sacramento International (SMF) and Reno-Tahoe International (RNO). Both are just over an hour drive. Other Things to NoteThere is internet access for email and limited web browsing. Verizon has the strongest cell/4G signal. There is a stereo that is iPhone/iPad friendly into which you can wirelessly stream your favorite playlists.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceUnique, immaculate, well-equipped and contemporary cabin with old school charm! Welcome to our mountain retreat. The perfect spot for a peaceful vacation with family, a romantic engagement, a festive retreat with friends, or just because you deserve to get away from it all. With easy access from I-80 along a private country road, the Fool's Gold Cabin is just over two hours from the Bay Area. With Sugar Bowl only 35 minutes away, fifty mountain lakes nearby and ten acres to explore around the cabin, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. * [County of Placer Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #8726] * (4X4 / AWD HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DURING WINTER CONDITIONS) * Situated above the snow line at an elevation of 5,000 feet, there is a beautiful mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and not a neighbor in site. If you're looking for peace and privacy, this is the place for you. * With a large common space inside, two bedrooms and one bathroom, the two-story 1,100 square foot cabin is ideal for a family - or 1-2 couples - to get away and relax! The cabin has contemporary furnishings and every room has charming wood floors that were made of reclaimed bleachers from the San Francisco State University basketball arena (compliments of the Wooden Duck in Berkeley). Enjoy a good book while relaxing on a leather couch with a fire raging in the large, stone fireplace with an old-school Lopi wood-burning insert (firewood provided). With 60GB of music on the iPod provided - or on the device you bring - you can easily rock out to the indoor and outdoor sound system. * There is an upstairs bedroom with a California King bed and a downstairs bedroom with two bunk beds (so, four twin beds). The cabin sleeps 6 most comfortably. Bedding is provided (sheets, towels and extra pillows too). There is also a hi-end, large capacity washer and dryer (with hypo-allegnic settings too!). * The Fool's Gold Cabin has a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of seating - on the deck, or at the hand-crafted dining table (which features a topographical map of the wilderness area surrounding the cabin). There is ample room in the stainless steel refridgerator and pantry for all the groceries you bring. The Sierra Market in Colfax is the nearest full-scale grocery store, but there are also some Mom-and-Pop markets in nearby historic Dutch Flat or in Alta for some of the more basic needs. With the 5-burner, 40" stainless steel stove and oven (including a convection oven), you can prepare a wonderful meal that can be enjoyed on the spacious deck with teak furniture. We also have an outdoor picnic table for year-around seating when the furniture is in winter storage. There are too many appliances to list (microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc) but the kitchen is well-equipped for most every need. There are even home-made S'more Sticks so you can sit around the campfire at night and enjoy the clear, mountain sky. What's the point of nature if you don't have s'mores? * The Fool's Gold Cabin offers plenty of outdoor activity as well. In addition to the multitude of activities and events that are available in the area, our ten acre back yard has wonderful trails through scenic, private woods. There is plenty of open space for kids to run and play while you enjoy the views from a spacious deck. There is lots of fun for small kids, big kids and adults who want to act like kids. * SOMETIMES, YOU DESERVE YOUR OWN TEN-ACRE MOUNTAIN ESTATE. * If you like to be away from noisy crowds, see the night sky clearly, play in private woods, converse around campfires and dine against the backdrop of the Sierra... the Fool's Gold Cabin is the place for you! Guest AccessDespite the remote location, there is a strong 4G signal for both AT&T and Verizon cellular (other services might be strong too, but these two we know). During the summer months, the Dutch Flat Community Pool is an incredible asset - only ten minutes away. Our other favorite spot is the waterfall near the North Fork Campground (25 minute drive). Interaction with GuestsThis is a secluded location: that is why we purchased the property. It's fun to be so close to all the things that Tahoe National Forest has to offer, yet feel like you are a million miles away. This is a unique location for its proximity to the Bay Area and it's remoteness from worldly cares. You won't see anyone if you don't want to. We're available by phone/text/email if needed, but prefer not to contact guests during their stay so they can focus on enjoying their visit! We have a neighbor in the area too that can help with any immediate concerns. The NeighborhoodThe area around the cabin was the site of the most prolific gold mining activity during the 1800's. It's historic sites offer museums, Malakoff Diggins State Park and charming historical districts of Nevada City and Grass Valley for shopping and antiquing. The region offers great skiing, hiking, wineries, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and more. There are cultural / musical festivals all year long at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and during the winter season, Grass Valley hosts Cornish Christmas and Nevada City offers Victorian Christmas festivals. Truckee offers a Brew Fest, Renaissance Faire, Rodeo and other fun events. Getting AroundThe Fool's Gold Cabin is situated at 5,000 feet on a private, country road that is accessible year around. We're conveniently located near scenic, recreational and historic Sierra sites, but you definiltely need a car to explore the area. During the winter season, we strongly recommend that you have chains and/or a four-wheel drive vehicle. Because of our western exposure and elevation, we get a surprisingly large amount of snow and rain. Other Things to NoteOur mission is simple: We strive for you to enjoy our family get-away as much as we do! You might find the following information valuable in making an informed decision about this property: * INTERNET: We provide an iPad Guidebook to help you browse things to do in the area. For unrestricted internet access while staying at the Fool's Gold Cabin, we charge $15 per GB pro-rated (we're just passing on the 4G cellular data rate AT&T charges us!). Ask for more details (preferably in advance of your stay). Of course, you shouldn't be uploading, downloading, or viewing anything illegally with the Internet access we provide! :-) * PHONE: There is not a landline phone. Guests are responsible for their own phone service. Cell phone service connections at the cabin is generally very good. * PROVISIONS: All linens, towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, dishwashing liquid, etc are provided by us in quantities sufficient for a weekend stay. Additional provisions are the responsibility of guest. * HOME SECURITY: Due to the remote location of the property, we utilize a 24/7 video security system to protect the perimeter of the cabin. * PETS: We only allow guests to bring one pet per visit. We'll consider additional pets with a nightly fee of $25. We are very pet-friendly, but they do add to the wear-and-tear of the cabin. Due to allergies, we do not allow cats. * SNOW REMOVAL: The paved road from the freeway to the entry of the property is maintained by the Road Association: snow plowing is done reliably on a "best effort" basis by people who live in the neighborhood year around. Our neighbor clears our driveway for arrival/departure: however, you should be prepared to drive in several inches of snow if needed. It is HIGHLY recommended that you have four wheel drive and chains. This is true of any property in this area! Additional snow-plowing services, during the course of your stay, are available for $95 per hour on an as-requested basis, if available. * WILDLIFE: We share the mountain with many wild critters. We ask that you be responsible with food and/or trash and be animal-aware when exploring the property.
house
2br house
    Welcome to our mountain cabin! The perfect spot for a peaceful vacation with family, a romantic engagement, a festive retreat with friends, or just because you deserve to get away from it all. With easy access from I-80 along a private country road, the Fool's Gold Cabin is just over two hours from the Bay Area. With Sugar Bowl only 35 minutes away, fifty mountain lakes nearby and plenty of things to do at the cabin, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Situated above the snow line at an elevation of 5,000 feet, there is a beautiful mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and not a neighbor in site. If you're looking for peace and privacy, this is the place for you. With a large common space inside, two bedrooms and one bathroom, the two-story 1,100 square foot cabin is ideal for a family - or a couple - to get away and relax! The cabin has contemporary furnishings and every room has charming wood floors that were made of reclaimed bleachers from the San Francisco State University basketball arena (compliments of the Wooden Duck in Berkeley). Enjoy a good book while relaxing on a leather couch with a fire raging in the large, stone fireplace with an old-school Lopi wood-burning insert (firewood provided). With 60GB of music on the iPod provided - or on the device you bring - you can easily rock out to the indoor and outdoor sound system. The area around the cabin was the site of the most prolific gold mining activity during the 1800's. It's historic sites offer museums, Malakoff Diggins State Park and charming historical districts of Nevada City and Grass Valley for shopping and antiquing. The region offers great skiing, hiking, wineries, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and more. There are cultural / musical festivals all year long at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and during the winter season, Grass Valley hosts Cornish Christmas and Nevada City offers Victorian Christmas festivals. Truckee offers a Brew Fest, Renaissance Faire, Rodeo and other fun events.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    15 reviews
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    The SpaceNewly, carefully selected, and beautifully furnished everywhere. Custom made kitchen that we adore! Beautiful paintings! Great Living space, family room, dining room, game room, and three bedrooms so bring a friend! Alta fits 8 people ideally, but we have brought much more. With so many extra spaces, and matresses, just ask if you'd like to host more! Guest AccessTV PING PONG FUSSBALL WONDERFUL AERA PEACEFUL AND SECLUDED At cross road of many top locations Interaction with GuestsWe hope you enjoy your stay The NeighborhoodAlthough our second home in Alta isn't far from two wonderful locations, it lies a good distance from the highway and is a retreat in some sorts. We love waking up to the sound of the wind and the birds chirping, rather than motor bikes and trucks. Although you don't get a neighborhood feel in Alta, you get something even more special. Remote location. No neighbors whatsoever, just trees, and the land on the property is open, 9 acres, so you don't feel overwhelm by the forest and there is a wonderful view from the deck into the distance. Getting AroundHaving a car is necessary. The house is right in between Nevada City (Yuba River) 40 minutes, and Tahoe, (less than 45 minutes) so the day trip adventures are multiple. Truckee is 30 minutes away. Not to mention Alta is a prime location is the winter for snow sports in Tahoe! 15 minutes from Boreal ski resort. 30 minutes from Sugar Bowl. 1 hr from Sacramento and 3 hrs from San Francisco. Reno is 1 hour and 10 minutes away Other Things to NoteHas flat screen TV 40" over 75 free DVD's during your stay Ping Pong Table Fuss Ball Table
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    The SpaceBeautiful, secluded (and private!) cabin on 67 acres bordering Tahoe National Forest with panoramic views. Furnished with high-end one of a kind items & modern accents. Feels like an elegantly staged home. Full kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances, living room and bathroom downstairs. Loft-style open bedroom design with abundance of large windows in every wall to allow natural light and connect with nature outside. Sleeps up to 7 or two couples in separate spaces. Sleeping arrangements could be as follow: 2 persons Cal-King bed upstairs, 2 persons downstairs on pull out sofa + 2 persons mattress upstairs + 1 person pullout bed/ottoman downstairs. The deck, which can comfortably accommodate a dozen or more people, is situated near a cliff on the property that captures amazing views of the Sierras and Tahoe National Forest. At times you will hear a train from distance, be sure to grab your loved ones and run to the deck to see train going through the tunnel which is about 200 feet. It is an exciting experience if you have little ones with you. This cabin offers a true get-away from life's stresses. There is deliberately no cable or TV and no internet or Wi-Fi service. :) However, cell-phones still have service. In our experience, there is a strong 4G signal for both AT&T and Verizon cellular. Guest Access* Property has its own hiking/walking trails * Gated, private, paved, and long driveway provides ample grounds for walking and children to play The NeighborhoodThe private & tranquil 67 acres will help relax and distance yourself from busy & fast paced life in an instant. Ideal for romantic getaways, family vacations and more. Getting AroundAbout 2 miles from I-80 yet feels 2,000 miles from civilization while in middle of 67 acres. The road leading to property from I-80 is a private road that is accessible year around and is fully paved and maintained by Homeowners Association. Cabin is at 5,000 feet elevation. During the winter season, we strongly recommend that you have chains and/or a four-wheel drive vehicle. Do your grocery shopping before you arrive and then disconnect & relax. Nearest Grocery store & restaurants in Colfax about 20 min drive! Other Things to NoteAccording to our past guests and our own experience, there is something special about being on this property where it will MOVE you emotionally and help you connect with nature. Perhaps a guest like yourself can leave us a feedback after experiencing the space and put into words what that emotional connections is like. You might find the following information valuable in making an informed decision about this property: * There is no landline telephone at property. Guests are responsible for their own phone service. Cell phone service connections at the cabin are very good. * There is no electronic monitoring/surveillance inside or outside the building. We value and honor your privacy. * Property shares border with Tahoe National Forest. We share the mountain with many wild critters. We ask that you be responsible with food and/or trash and be animal-aware when exploring the property. * All linens, towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, etc are provided by us in quantities sufficient for a weekend stay. Additional provisions are the responsibility of Guest. * Paved road from the freeway to the entry of the property is maintained by the Road Association: snow plowing is done on a "best effort" basis by people who live in the neighborhood year around. Our neighbor clears the driveway when required.
    Home/Apartment
    Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The Space4WD OR AWD NEEDED IN WINTER MONTHS All you need to bring are clothes and food! We offer a wood and charcoal per night included. Also, you can have up to 8 people pitch tents to camp out with you, or we can arrange to have a teardrop trailer delivered for additional accommodations. Our super cozy and efficient 2014 20' Flying Cloud Airstream is equipped with all the amenities of home. Amenities include: Coffee maker, and percolator Pots, pans, plates Utensils Blue Ray DVD player HD flat screen TV Sony surround stereo Memory foam on main mattress Premium down bedding Shower in bathroom Board games, including poker set Movies Magazines Shampoo Conditioner Towels Hangers Outdoor seating Heating and Air Full Kitchen Privacy screen Guest AccessAccess to the Airstream and surrounding area including seating and grilling area. Private drive goes up behind the house, allowing you to come and go without hassle and with privacy. If you have a 4wd or higher clearance vehicle, bring it, there are miles and miles of off roading and this will allow you better access to more remote swimming holes. Although it's not necessary, as there are plenty of beautiful sights easily accessible. We sit on 6 acres you are more than welcome to wander. 25 minutes to Nevada City 1.3 hrs to Sacramento 1.3 hrs to Reno 1 hr to Lake Tahoe 40 minutes to Sugar Bowl Interaction with GuestsWe like to get our guests situated, and be available if they have any needs or questions, other than that we keep to ourselves and offer our guests privacy. The NeighborhoodCome play in the woods. We are 5 minutes from the South fork of the Yuba River and the Little Town of Washington. Little Town has a saloon that serves food, and sits right on the Yuba. Amazing swimming holes are short drive from the house. Or about a 10 minute walk! There are miles of off roading, mountain biking, hiking and horse trails right out the front door. Check out our photos, to see some of these beautiful areas. We have apple and plum trees as well as many blackberry bushes, you are welcome to forage when in season. Little Town of Washington is a remote town in the Sierras, with a population of 180 there are not many services or businesses, and that is how we like it. Washington is a small rural town, if you want to get away from the hustle and burdens of the city life, then you will truly love it here! Getting AroundThere is parking for 6 cars, if more spaces are needed, please let us know and we can arrange for this. No public transportation available. Other Things to NoteWe do allow camping on the property up to 8 people, (2 dog max). The airstream itself sleeps 4. We can also arrange to have a teardrop trailer delivered for additional accommodations. There is no cell service at the house, up 3 miles on Washington Road you can get signal. And there is a pay phone at the Washington Inn, 1 mile away. There are no gas stations in town, advise to gas up in Grass Valley off Brunswick Road. We offer Wifi though we are on satellite and pay per usage, reception is spotty so no streaming video or music. Not available to large groups. No dogs on the furniture please, and no aggressive dogs allowed. We have an additional $25 per pet cleaning fee. Washington is at 3,200 feet, and you reach 4,500 hundred feet in elevation to get to Washington Road, so check your winter advisories. We also allow this unit to be delivered or picked up...contact us for more details.
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    Welcome to our mountain cabin! The perfect spot for a peaceful vacation with family, a romantic engagement, a festive retreat with friends, or just because you deserve to get away from it all. With easy access from I-80 along a private country road, the Fool's Gold Cabin is just over two hours from the Bay Area. With Sugar Bowl only 35 minutes away, fifty mountain lakes nearby and plenty of things to do at the cabin, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Situated above the snow line at an elevation of 5,000 feet, there is a beautiful mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and not a neighbor in site. If you're looking for peace and privacy, this is the place for you. With a large common space inside, two bedrooms and one bathroom, the two-story 1,100 square foot cabin is ideal for a family - or a couple - to get away and relax! The cabin has contemporary furnishings and every room has charming wood floors that were made of reclaimed bleachers from the San Francisco State University basketball arena (compliments of the Wooden Duck in Berkeley). Enjoy a good book while relaxing on a leather couch with a fire raging in the large, stone fireplace with an old-school Lopi wood-burning insert (firewood provided). With 60GB of music on the iPod provided - or on the device you bring - you can easily rock out to the indoor and outdoor sound system.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    15 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    My place is 20 minutes to the ski slopes 2 hours to the ocean and the in the Heart of Gold Country overlooking the American River Canyon view of Sacramento Valley 75 miles away. Walking distance to trailhead to the river lakesfor swimming or kaya just a few short minutes away please keep in mind this is a rule area and secluded 1 mile of dirt road very passable with two wheel drive car
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    [County of Placer Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #8726] * Welcome to our mountain cabin! The perfect spot for a peaceful vacation with family, a romantic engagement, a festive retreat with friends, or just because you deserve to get away from it all. With easy access from I-80 along a private country road, the Fool's Gold Cabin is just over two hours from the Bay Area. With Sugar Bowl only 35 minutes away, fifty mountain lakes nearby and plenty of things to do at the cabin, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Situated above the snow line at an elevation of 5,000 feet, there is a beautiful mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and not a neighbor in site. If you're looking for peace and privacy, this is the place for you. With a large common space inside, two bedrooms and one bathroom, the two-story 1,100 square foot cabin is ideal for a family - or 2-3 couples - to get away and relax! The cabin has contemporary furnishings and every room has charming wood floors that were made of reclaimed bleachers from the San Francisco State University basketball arena (compliments of the Wooden Duck in Berkeley). Enjoy a good book while relaxing on a leather couch with a fire raging in the large, stone fireplace with an old-school Lopi wood-burning insert (firewood provided). With 60GB of music on the iPod provided - or on the device you bring - you can easily rock out to the indoor and outdoor sound system. * There is an upstairs bedroom with a California King bed and a downstairs bedroom with two bunk beds (so, four twin beds). While the cabin sleeps 6 most comfortably, there are cots and sleeping mats available for more flexible arrangements. Bedding is provided (sheets, towels and extra pillows too). There is also a hi-end, large capacity washer and dryer (with hypo-allegnic settings too!). * The Fool's Gold Cabin has a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of seating at the bar, on the deck, or at the hand-crafted dining table - which features a topographical map of the wilderness area surrounding the cabin. There is ample room in the stainless steel refridgerator and pantry for all the groceries you bring. The Serra Market in Colfax is the nearest full-scale grocery store, but there are also some wonderful Mom-and-Pop markets in nearby historic Dutch Flat or in Alta for some of the more basic needs. With the 5-burner, 40' stainless steel stove and oven (including a convection oven that I don't know how to use), you can prepare a wonderful meal that can be enjoyed on the spacious deck with teak furniture. We provide some collapsable camping chairs in the winter when the furniture is in storage. There are too many appliances to list (microwave, toaster, Soda Stream, etc) but the kitchen is well-equipped for most every need. There are even home-made S'more Sticks so you can sit around the campfire at night and enjoy the clear, mountain sky. What's the point of nature if you don't have s'mores? * The Fool's Gold Cabin offers plenty of outdoor activity as well. In addition to the multitude of activities and events that are available in the area, our ten acre back yard has wonderful trails through scenic, private woods. There is plenty of open space for kids to run and play while you enjoy the views from a spacious deck. There's lots of fun for small kids, big kids and adults who want to act like kids. * SOMETIMES, YOU DESERVE YOUR OWN TEN-ACRE MOUNTAIN ESTATE. * If you like to be away from noisy crowds, see the night sky clearly, play in private woods, converse around campfires and dine against the backdrop of the Sierra... the Fool's Gold Cabin is the place for you!