The Space***Caution: During the Winter Months of December - April this lodge is for only the very hearty and rugged. We heat the lodge with wood heat, if there is no fire in the stove, the lodge can be quite cold. Too cold for most city dwellers. We think it's not too bad, but we live up here year round.***
This room is about 10' X 12', it is small but cozy. Our lodge is for rugged individuals, people looking for a great deal, and people who like to support a dream.
We think the world is getting too pricey, and we wanted to be able to create a space that didn't consume all of your money. You work hard for it, why should you give it all to us???
Our lodge is very, very earthy. In fact, the rooms are on the "under the earth" level of the house. The building was built in the 1940s and shows all the signs of age. We love it!!
The rooms are on the wine cellar level and it can be dusty and a little cavish for some. Others find it very pleasant. It stays nice and cool in the summer and with our new wood stove, the winters should be nice and comfy.
The sound proofing is still in the works, so if we have more than one guest during your stay, you might hear them. Previous guests have complained about the footfalls and doors closing from the level above. That might happen to you, the insulation in the building is old. Again, our aim here is not to offer you the Taj Mahal, but to offer you a simple, humble room.
We also have cats, Ashes and Fluffers. They are pretty mellow, and outdoorsy cats. They never go into the private rooms, but do play in the common areas at times. We are more than happy to put them out if your dog is very interested in chasing and barking at (URL HIDDEN) problem at all. Although, If you are very allergic they can be a drag.
We want you to have your best airbnb adventure, so know thyself, and chose your accommodation wisely!
REMEMBER WHAT YOU'VE READ HERE, WE'VE WARNED YOU. OUR PLACE CAN BE COLD, LOUD, WE HAVE PETS, THIS PLACE IS ONLY FOR THE ROUGH AND READY TYPE THAT DO NOT MIND SOME DUST AND SPIDERS!!
We have had some guests that did not read our cautions thoroughly and were not comfortable with the level of "natural environment" that we let in. We do not spray pesticides around our lodge for obvious environmental reasons, so if you do not like the natural critters of the forest, turn back NOW!!! rather than leave us a scathing review because you didn't take us seriously here.
Other than that:
Our location is one hour East of Sacramento, one hour west of Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes east of Placerville, and about 5 -10 minutes from Jenkinson Lake.
We are in a mountain town in the Pines called Pollock Pines. The main road that goes through town and on which we are located is the Pony Express Trail. Yes, it really is the original Pony Express Trail.
We are surrounded by national forest hiking trails, snowshoe trails, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, river rafting, kayaking, SUP Boarding, with yoga and massage in house.
Our lodge actually has three rooms. Two small rooms and one family room that sleeps 3-5 people.
None of the rooms have windows as the rooms are on the partially-subterranean (basement) level of our lodge.
The common room has Mexican tile throughout and feels a little like a wine cellar.
There is a full length bar that is not stocked or even ready for use, but is a unique feature and may come as a surprise to guests.
There is much work to be done in our lodge, painting, upgrading trim, lighting, remodeling the kitchen, etc. We will update pics as we go along so everyone gets a better image of what we have to offer. *A caution: Some people are not comfortable with our space as it is in remodel phase. We do have wood and tools in the Kitchen and common rooms as we are fixing the place up as we go. Not everyone is comfortable with this. If you are looking for a place all fixed up and ready to go, you will be disappointed. We encourage you to find another accommodation that is more comfortable for you.
Our slogan: We're not 5 Star, but we're better than your car!
Wifi, a full kitchen, an upstairs restaurant(coming soon), yoga studio, and massage studio (massages are $20.00 for one hour for our overnight guests), lakes, rivers, hiking trails!
We are glad to host you and look forward to meeting you!
We are in a quiet town at 4000', the whole length is 3mi. We are close to the wonderful apple orchard community of Camino, Ca with harvest events and amazing apple pies. Just up the road are quaint mountain villages with river access to the beautiful American River. Guest AccessKitchen, Bathroom, Yoga Studio, $20 hourly massage, fire pit, sun decks, hammock for chillin'!
You are also welcome to enjoy your meals sitting in the cafe or on the side deck at on of our outdoor tables. The cafe is not yet open, but you are welcome to eat your meals in these spaces! Interaction with GuestsA little, we work Monday through Friday, but are available on the weekends! The NeighborhoodIt is a small quiet town of hard working people.
We are right up the road from Apple Hill and a little farther up the highway is the wonderful El Dorado National Forest and The American River! Getting AroundThe El Dorado County Transit stops right outside our door!
This is a very friendly bicycling town with Camino right down the road.
Roads are fine, and are cleared right away in the winter during snow. Other Things to NoteAll rooms are interior rooms, so none of them have windows.
Sound travels in our space. We are working on the sound proofing, but it will take some time. If you are a light sleeper, you will need ear plugs or choose another accommodation.
You will be responsible for starting and tending the wood stove if you want a fire. It is very easy, and we do ususally keep a fire going in the winter, although you might have to throw a log on the fire to keep it going. We appreciate everyone helping out with this because it adds to the feeling of a caring, helping community for our lodge!
Also, you will be responsible for keeping the shared spaces tidy. Wash your dishes, empty the trash, rinse out the bathroom sink, etc. especially if you stay for longer than a week. We do keep up on the cleaning, but it's nice for everyone to clean up after themselves since this is a very shared space.
When you get here drive around to the back of the lodge via our side drive on the East end of the building. Parking is along the east side of the back lot.
Enter through the back double French doors,
The kitchen is to your immediate right,
the bathroom is within the kitchen.
Your room is through the door next to the Mandala. Your name is on the door!
Make yourself at home!