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Mountainside Escape

1br home
Colfax,California,United States of America
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
Excellent19 reviews
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The Space

Located at the end of a 1/2 mile gravel driveway, there is no traffic and ample areas for peaceful rural walks. Total tranquility with easy access to Grass Valley (the property is located within the Grass Valley zip code). The space is decorated with the the owners collection of ethnic objects of art. The guest room has a queen size bed and walk in closet as well as a dresser and nightstands. There are windows on two sides with beautiful forest views. There is a T.V. with DVD player and a collection of movies to watch in the room. There is no television programming in the room, but guests are free to watch satellite T.V. in the family room. The entire home is heated in the winter by propane heat, but there is also a fireplace in the living room that I keep burning through the colder months. There is central air conditioning when necessary in the summer months, but it is generally not needed since the elevation and large shade trees surrounding the house keep it fairly cool.

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, dining, and living rooms.

Interaction with Guests

As the owner, I am happy to interact with the guests while also respecting their wishes for some degree of privacy. Having traveled all over the world and read widely, I am happy to spend time chatting and sharing stories if my guests are interested.

The Neighborhood

The area is rural and peaceful. Access is from a one mile long road that dead ends at an all year round creek, so the valley is very private with only a few homes. Then there is a half mile long gravel driveway to the house. It is a great combination of feeling remote, while enjoying all the comforts and amenities of home and also only a fifteen minute drive to Grass Valley with all of its shops and restaurants. The area is a mixed forest with large oaks and also many pine, fir, and cedar tress. For winter guests, the elevation is about 1900 feet which is generally below any snowfalls. The ski areas are about an hour drive away.

Getting Around

This is a rural area, and there is no nearby public transportation. There is free parking at the house.

Other Things to Note

I have no pets and do not accept any guests who have pets, so there is no issue with allergies or pet smells. Within reason, I will bend over backwards to do whatever I can to make my guests feel at home. There is Wi-Fi internet, but it is a satellite connection with bandwidth limits; so there can be no streaming of movies, watching you tube, or downloading huge files. Unlimited emailing and web surfing is no problem at all. The guest room is limited to two people , but I have a single bed in my home office that can take a third person for an additional $20 per night.

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  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Smoking allowed
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
2 - Real Bed

Place's rules

There is no smoking in the house, but guests are free to smoke on the patio. Sorry. I don't accept any guests with pets. I have no dietary restrictions, so guests can cook whatever they may choose in the kitchen. I do not drink or smoke, but I am okay with guests drinking a few glasses of wine or having a few beers. No wild partying. Otherwise, I'm pretty flexible and try to keep rules to a minimum. Common sense and respect for the space is all I generally ask of my guests.


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Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 19 reviews
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