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Peaceful Cabin on The Feather River

Entire cabin hosted by Janet
8 guests3 bedrooms6 beds2 baths
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This vintage cabin is situated on 40 acres, which has almost a mile of the middle fork of the National Wild and Scenic Feather River running through it. Come and experience the peaceful nostalgic ambiance; truly a taste of a bygone era!

The space
This classic mountain cabin, which we have named "Mt. Elwell," is located at the edge of the northern Sierra Nevada's Mohawk Valley. Mt. Elwell is one of a cluster of six cabins that were part of the Penman Peak Lumber Company established in the mid-1920's. Located off of scenic Highway 70, we are 1 hour west from Reno, 50 miles north of Truckee, and 2.5 hours from the Sacramento area. With nearly a mile of the National Wild and Scenic River, the Middle Fork of the Feather winds through our forty acres and can be viewed from the private back deck. The river can be accessed in minutes by an intermediate trail directly from the cabin, by dirt road, and by vehicle for those less ambulatory. Make sure to bring your fishing pole, as this stretch of the river is known for its action! This is a great place to unplug, unwind and relax. There is no need to bring bottled water. The property boasts untreated mountain well water! Fill your water bottles before you depart.

The cabin and property are available for vacations, suitable for family reunions, and also a unique retreat and workshop location. We have a 30' yurt, two 16' yurts, and a ceremonial circle which can accommodate up to 50+ people. Folding chairs and tables are available. There are also three additional cabins available, Little Feather, which is perfect for 2 guests (& 2 additional if a double futon couch is used in the living room), Mt. Washington, which can accommodate up to 6 guests, and Eureka Peak, which can accommodate up to 7+ guests. Talk to us for more information. You can click on my host picture to see the other cabin listings.

Bedrooms & Baths:
The master bedroom has walls of windows over-looking the mountain landscape. It has a double bed and shares a bathroom complete with antique clawfoot bathtub. The adjoining bedroom is furnished with two twin beds. The third bedroom also has two twin beds and a private bathroom with shower. The parlor has a daybed which can be used as a twin, or folds out to a king-size bed.

Cooking Facilities:
The large open and airy kitchen has a decorative antique kitchen woodstove, electric range and oven, dishwasher, microwave and a standard refrigerator. It is well stocked with dishes, utensils, coffee maker and pots and pans. There is a small kitchen table that seats 4 and a dining room that easily accommodates 10. We also have folding tables and chairs and have easily hosted a crowd of 20+ for Thanksgiving. There is also a Weber gas barbeque available on the front patio.

Pets: Friendly pets are welcome. There is a flat fee $40 additional charge for each pet, which is payable upon your arrival. Please advise in advance if you are bringing your pet(s). We like to limit dogs to 2.

Property Amenities:
The property sports trails for hiking and snowshoeing, with wonderful views of the river and mountain peaks. Nature study, swimming, fishing and camping are favorite activities. A riverside trail is currently being created, with Adirondack chairs placed along the way for riverside relaxing. Two of our viewing sites has a fire pit for your use.

The property is surrounded by U. S. Forest Service land and to add a nostalgic reminder of our industrial age in transition, the Western Pacific railway snakes along the river the length of the property.

What's Nearby:
In Blairsden-Graeagle, only minutes away, there is the local brewery (The Brewing Lair), a small country grocery store (Graeagle Market), shops, bakery, wine tasting (Indian Peak Vineyards), yoga studio (Trails Within), restaurants, golfing range, pee wee golf, horseback riding, golf courses, and the Mill Pond for family swimming. Sierra Hot Springs, considered a sacred healing place by indigenous people, is about twenty-five minutes away in Sierraville. Beautiful historic Plumas Eureka State Park is minutes away providing additional recreational opportunities. Enchanting glacial carved mountain peaks, lakes and waterfalls adorn the backcountry offering hiking, snowshoeing, both road and mountain-biking, skiing and deep nature immersion year around. Gold Lakes Basin offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, fishing and hiking. A network of over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area, and the Pacific Crest trail can be easily reached from the trail system.

A full sized grocery store and more restaurants are located in Quincy which is thirty minutes west on Hwy 70, and also in Portola, fifteen minutes north-east. Portola is well-known for beautiful Lake Davis (one of California's best trophy rainbow fisheries) , the Feather River, Portola's Western Pacific Railroad Museum, James Beckwourth Historical Museum, and the Historical William's House Museum.

Guest access
Excluding the private cabins, guests have access to most of the property, which includes nearly a mile of the Feather River. There are trails that transect the property for easy navigation. There is also a dirt road for vehicle access to the river if needed (weather permitting).

Other things to note
Pet Policy:
Friendly pets will be accepted on a case by case basis. We charge an additional flat rate of $40 per pet that is payable upon your arrival, unless other arrangements have been made. We ask that you use a sheet to cover the furniture if your dog is used to lounging on the couch. Pets are NOT allowed on the beds. Dogs must be kept on leash until out in the open area away from the cabins. Do not leave your dog unattended unless you keep them in a crate/carrier.
Wi-Fi:
There is no landline phone or wireless internet provided. We use hotspots on our iPhones to access the internet. Verizon appears to have better service than AT&T. There is Wi-Fi at “The Graeagle Outpost” next to the Graeagle Market and Mill Pond area. We hope to have high speed internet in the future as it becomes available in our rural area.
This vintage cabin is situated on 40 acres, which has almost a mile of the middle fork of the National Wild and Scenic Feather River running through it. Come and experience the peaceful nostalgic ambiance; truly a taste of a bygone era!

The space
This classic mountain cabin, which we have named "Mt. Elwell," is located at the edge of the northern Sierra Nevada's Mohawk Valley. Mt. Elwell is…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm
Hangers
Essentials
Bathtub
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm

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Blairsden-Graeagle, California, United States

Located off of scenic Highway 70, the property is surrounded by U. S. Forest Service land and to add a nostalgic reminder of our industrial age in transition, the Western Pacific railway snakes along the river the length of the property. The property and cabins have the feel of a bygone era, within a park-like setting. With no phones, no clocks, no wi-fi; it's an excellent place to unplug from a busy life. Sitting by the Feather River is truly magical.
Located off of scenic Highway 70, the property is surrounded by U. S. Forest Service land and to add a nostalgic reminder of our industrial age in transition, the Western Pacific railway snakes along the river…
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Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Janet

Joined in May 2013
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The Silver Family lived in the Tahoe Truckee area for 26 years. In 2012 we acquired 40 acres in Plumas County, located near Graeagle, California on the National Wild and Scenic Feather River. The Graeagle area was our first home as a young married couple in 1979. We moved back full time in August of 2013. It's great to be back! Rich is a retired CA state park ranger, with one of our first assignments as newlyweds being Plumas-Eureka State Park in Johnsville, which is how we discovered this beautiful area. I worked as a paralegal in the Truckee area for 23 years. We have raised our family of four sons in the outdoors, and we continue to make nature and beautiful landscapes a priority in our lives. We have reserved four of the several 1930 vintage cabins, which were once part of the Penman Peak Lumber Company, as vacation rentals and a unique space for workshops, gatherings, etc. It is a beautiful spot, and we look forward to sharing it with you!
The Silver Family lived in the Tahoe Truckee area for 26 years. In 2012 we acquired 40 acres in Plumas County, located near Graeagle, California on the National Wild and Scenic Fea…
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During your stay
Guests can self-check in. If the guests want a tour to orient themselves with the property and river access, I am happy to do so. Our home is located on the property, so we are usually available if needed. There is a manual in the cabin which pretty much covers everything.
Guests can self-check in. If the guests want a tour to orient themselves with the property and river access, I am happy to do so. Our home is located on the property, so we are us…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250

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