The SpaceThe studio apartment adjacent to the house is private with it's own access and patio with shaded wisteria pergola. The room is spacious and cozy, 18' x 18' with a good ceiling height. You may hear many natural sounds, Canada geese, bull frogs, barn owl and coyote's when its a full or new moon.
Induction single burner cooktop, kettle
Coffee, Bodums and teas in your kitchen area. Nespresso and milk frother, microwave & convection in the shared laundry area one step from your room. Electric Grill on the patio. Cooking pots, pans and all equipment and seasonings & slow cooker in the cupboard.
Thursday - Sunday, Herve our local Patissier, offers croissants to rival Tartine, and we deliver them to your doorstep around 9 am, complimentary first morning. You choose from Frangipane (almond cream), Pain au Chocolat or plain and pre-order.
Fresh raw milk straight from the cow daily next door. Authentic Italian wood fired pizza for Friday delivery. Awesome local bread fresh Saturday noon delivery.
Sofa (not a sofa bed) sleeps a small person, 5'5'' or so, or ask for my Indian camp bed, which is FIRM for a third person option.
Beautiful views of a pastoral meadow and small lake/very large pond below. A Japanese strolling garden wanders around the house adding a serenely Zen beauty. Camelias flowering February - April, wisteria later Feb - April.
The green thyme ground cover changes to a mass of pink flowers with butterflies and honey bees during June & July. White crepe myrtle blooming in August. Big sky with Tahoe National forest on the horizon. November and December olives are harvested all around us and you can tour Apollo Olive Oil's exceptional press facility and purchase world class oils. Organic Persimmon & Sweet Chestnut orchard on the property, harvesting October & November.
Walking distance to Clos Saron Winery and Grant Marie Wines, and superb local olive oils (appointments to taste).
Working craftsmen share the five acre property in a separate wood-shop making beautiful pieces from recycled wine barrels. Occasionally there is machine saw or sander noise. If you need quiet, please just politely request that and we can arrange it!
Rices' Crossing Road is below but it's not a highway, the traffic is low to medium volume and the speed is supposed to be 35 max. Guest AccessJapanese strolling garden, it's auspicious to walk around the full circle at least once! Deck views of meadow out of yoga class time. Lie on the Deck to see the glorious stars away from city lights. Follow the paths you find. Ask me for morning/evening walks/jogging advice.
Yoga classes ($10) in the Laskhmi Home studio - Beginner level:
Mon 9.00am - 10.30 am, Tues 5.30 pm - 7.00pm, Thurs 9.30 am - 11.00am
Private class or practice time by prior arrangement. Mats, blocks, belts, blankets and wall ropes available. There are usually no classes scheduled on the weekends.
Tesla charger is $10 per overnight.
Local chef will deliver meals if you desire, ask for email menu. Raw cow or water buffalo milk available for purchase on neighbors farm locally daily most months. Bring a take home bottle or I can lend you one for your stay.
Laundry is shared washer, dryer, iron & board, sink and outdoor clothes line. Interaction with GuestsSome when not teaching yoga. If you wish complete privacy for a personal retreat, just let me know. Or, let me help you book for restaurants, tastings, massage or other excellent local therapies.
Likely I will be here, some weekends I am away taking yoga teacher training. Happy to try to answer any questions you have. The NeighborhoodAt 1500' elevation we are above the fog and below the snow. It's quiet, safe, and usually clean air. Seasonal natural beauty. Good wild birdlife and lots of deer etc.. Wonderful human neighbors, Beautiful distinctive terroir wines and olive oils to taste. There are wonderful trails and hikes that I can help you learn about. Fishing, boating and swimming are popular at Collin's Lake, Lake Francis or Englebright Reservoir. Fishing in pond below, no swimming. I highly recommend superb river swimming in the Yuba River and Oregon Creek under an hour away. The coolest choice with shady spots in summer. Mountain bike trails available nearby around Bullard's Bar. Maps in my info binder.
Highly recommend Cafe Collage for fine dining or pizza, and Yuba Harvest for Farm to Fork dinners, 1st & 3rd weekends, and lunch hour cafe, local wine & olive oil tastings, art work etc.
Oregon House is a small rural town spaciously allowing 5 or 10 acre lots. We are lucky to be living in an undeveloped Californian oasis enclosed by Conservation lands and lakes (see Guidebook). Getting AroundPublic transport is not a strong point. You need a car to come from Sacramento airport.
Allow 40 minutes from Marysville,
45 minutes to Grass Valley via Hwy 20, or take the scenic loop over Bullard's Bar then on to Highway 49, the Golden Chain, either climbing up to the Sierra Buttes and Sierra Valley, or turn right to the Yuba River South Fork bridge and onto Nevada City, either way is a beautiful drive to Highway 80 and Lake Tahoe. Other Things to NoteT-mobile has no reception here.
Low impact pet visits OK. Please add a $10 post pet cleaning fee if you bring a pet.
My cat can handle a short term other pet visit, but no dogs that chase cats thank you.
Well water is fine to drink from the tap, the house water supply is ozone treated and filtered for sanitation.
Street address works for courier deliveries, otherwise please ask me for my PO Box as there is no USPS street delivery.