The SpaceClear Air Mountain House is an eco-friendly and fragrance-free retreat space & vacation home. Nestled in the California Sierras, it is paradise for those who love the outdoors. There are more than 45 lakes nearby, hot springs, rivers, well-maintained trails, and lots of wildlife. The house itself offers many upscale complements, including a swim-spa & large, gourmet kitchen. The house was constructed with a lot of care, using local trees, non-toxic paint, and features beautiful wood and stone inlays.
IMPORTANT: This is a fragrance-free space, made for those who have trouble going to vacation spots that use harsh chemicals. Please refrain from bringing scented beauty products and allergens. This is a crucial accessibility issue and one of the many things that make this space wonderful! In order to ensure compliance with this important request, owners will be onsite for first-time visitors.
Chlorine-free swim spa in sunroom
Gourmet, beautiful kitchen with high-quality cookware
Two fireplaces (one gas fireplace, another for wood) -- the wood fireplace is in the River Suite
Two, modern bathrooms
High-efficiency washer, dryer, and dishwasher
Parking spots for 2-4 cars
Extra towels and sheets, dishes, silverware, cookware, and some communal staples. We also provide non-toxic fragrance-free cleaning products and beauty products
Nightly Rates The non-holiday nightly rate is 137 for the 1st-floor River Suite, 195 for the 2nd-floor Rainbow Suite (described more in our other listing, Fragrance-Free Mountain Suites), 295 for both, plus $25 for each additional person after 2 (River Suite), 4 (Rainbow Suite), or 6 (for both suites), up to a maximum of 16. A lower rate may be available for weekly rentals, longer winter/spring stays, midweek stays, nonprofit/educational retreats, and considerate repeat visitors (ask us for details). Cleaning fee is $95 for the River Suite, $120 for the Rainbow Suite, $150 for both, or $35-45 per person (whichever is less) or you can do your own move-out cleaning.
For those with severe chemical sensitivities, or larger groups, we recommend the larger 485 square-foot "Rainbow Suite" which has special all-natural beds and 9 windows (separate listing). For more details, pricing, and more photos of the Rainbow Suite, please see/reserve our other listing (Fragrance-free Mountain Suites). Guest AccessRenters have full access to the kitchen, main bath, main porch, yard and garden with hammocks, laundry, and garage, in addition to their suite(s). The swim-spa-use has many additional rules (which we're happy to share), and for those happy to follow the swim-spa rules, guests may have access to the sunroom with swim spa (age 18 and up only in the spa). Interaction with Guests***FOR FIRST TIME RENTERS, OWNERS WILL BE ONSITE AT CLEAR AIR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. The revised rates (195 one suite, 295 both) reflect this. Please contact us about renting the rest of the house, though, or just one of the suites.*** Renting the whole house (475/night) is only available to repeat visitors after a stay where we have been on-site.
During your first rental, one or both owners will be onsite, staying in the 3rd floor Cloud Suite (happy to give you all the skinny on fun stuff in the area while you're here, plus help show you all the features of the house!). When sharing the house, quiet hours of 11:30pm to 8:30am apply. The NeighborhoodFrom the Sierra City web site:
Sierra City is an ideal base for lovers of the outdoors. It is only minutes away from the Sierra Buttes and the Lakes Basin. Here you'll find wonderful year-around recreation: fishing, hiking, boating, rafting, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, snowmobiling, bird watching, and there's lots of wildlife to see!
More than 45 picturesque lakes are in the Lakes Basin within a half-hour drive from Sierra City. The lakes -- large rock bowls -- were created by glaciers; they fill with melting snow and are kept fresh by natural springs. The lakes host a range of fine trout: Eastern Brook, Mountain Brook, German and Rainbow.
Hikers have immediate access to the magnificent Pacific Crest Trail as well as many other challenging trails and climbs. All trails are well-marked and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. Local businesses have maps and supplies.
The North Yuba River offers wily challenges to the experienced fly fishing enthusiast. And its 18 miles of Class 5 (experts only) whitewater beckon the experienced kayaker in the spring.
Abundant winter snowfall turns nearby mountain roads into adventurous snowmobile trails (we, being allergic to snowmobile exhaust, choose the snowmobile-free ski and snowshoe trails). And cross-country skiers can break tracks through the high-country meadows. Getting AroundThis is a mountainous area in a mountain town, and there is no public transit (though we do sometimes run folks up from the Bay Area). A 4WD vehicle may be recommended during cold snaps in winter (though we're at a lower elevation than Tahoe). Parking for 2-4 cars is easy in the house's driveway; for more cars please let us know in advance. Other Things to NoteFirst Floor / River Suite:
The first floor is composed of a chlorine-free swim spa in a sunroom (shared), and a big private 422-square-foot great room we call the River Suite. The River Suite sleeps 4 comfortably and 5-9 (if you know each other well?) with the use of a hideaway bed/futons/air mattresses. The River Suite features renewable solid strand-woven blond bamboo floors; a wood-burning stove that heats the house in cool weather; an electric heater if you are not experienced with wood stoves; a twin bed in a curtained nook; a 7-piece natural leather-and-hardwood sectional sofa with recliners and sofabed (plus optional latex topper), plus a futon chair that folds out into a small 31x72 bed, as well as a double futon (with optional topper). We are also considering adding a double murphy bed as well!
We also have two hammocks which can be used to relax outdoors or in the sunroom.
For descriptions of other Suites, please see our other listing (Fragrance-Free Mountain Suites)