About this listing
Comforts and solitude and privacy amid the forests, rivers and meadows and picturesque Sierra Buttes. One level home. Large deck and barbecue.
Surrounded by Sierra County Land Trust and Big Springs Gardens. Pet friendly. North Yuba R. @ 5250 ft elev
Call it a House or Cabin. Constructed from trees that grew on the property. The house is set up as a vacation home so we have the kitchen set up to make and serve group meals. There are maps and guide books and trail descriptions. Flat parking for four or more cars. This is a great vacation home property with the whole Sierra Buttes and Lakes Basin literally in the backyard. Surrounded by Sierra County Land Trust Land. Pet friendly with deluxe pet beds. Surrounded by privacy and up from Highway Forty Nine in a rural forest with short trail to the two lovely rivers-Salmon Creek and North Yuba. 3 acre property on a flat plateau with nice loop trails to historic log cabins and meadows. Surrounded by great public lands. Hike to nearby alpine 'Volcano' swimming lake. Wildflowers in summer like Washington,leopard and tiger lilies. Two rivers converge near house and both offer wilderness-like settings to explore. Elevation 5250 ft. Three bedroom three bath. Carpet and wood floors. Game nook. 1000 sq ft deck with large built-in barbecue and outdoor seating. Two very comfortable queen beds, two long singles for adults, one living room pullout. Bookings for prime time summer reservations are best made a couple months in advance. Hughes Satellite WiFi. No TV Satellite but there is a nice flat screen and a library of movies.
Note: Our AirB&B rates include the Sierra County occupancy tax rate of 10%. Pet friendly home. $25 per pet, per visit, is the rate. Pet fees are not automatically included and will be added once the number of pets is known.
Sierra City and Bassetts Station are the two closest places with markets and restaurants and gas.
Sierra Solitude has an online annotated map showing all the cool and fun nearby places for dogs to roam, to find wildflowers, to see giant trees, to see wildlife abundance and for swimming and hiking. I can send you the link once we formalize the booking. We also have a online document with the kitchen supply list.
Sorry, no AirBnB guest availability during the snowy months (approx Dec 15-April 5). This is because the private access road is not cleared to drive after snowfall. Anything more than 4 inches of snow reduces the chances of access. Sierra Solitude cannot do AirBnB Instant bookings with impending snow weather. We remove availability during these months.
Property and house and garage. Sierra County Land Trust property surrounding the house.
Interaction with Guests
Guests have phone interaction and sometimes interactions with the house keeper, coming or going. We encourage mutual communication.
Two rivers come together. Trails and open space galore. Big Springs Gardens is our nearest neighbor. They serve outdoor meals and have music in the Summer. On the other side of Salmon Crk Rd there is a picturesque 1920's log cabin compound set in a beautiful meadow on nearby Forest Service Land. The Sierra County Land Trust owns the property that surrounds our home. Within five miles there are so many things to do and see it takes a lifetime to visit all of them.
There are bike shuttle services from Downieville for bike enthusiasts that are riding the trails. There are many hiking trails nearby and directly from the house. You can walk to the river from the house. You can walk to Volcano Lake from the house. There are wild stretches of Salmon Creek and North Yuba upstream from us.
Other Things to Note
Artists /writers/ naturalists will love this location. If you like mountain lakes and streams and meadows you will find your heart's delight. If you like to sit and feel rested this is a very quiet and peaceful place. I have a annotated map showing all the great activities and nearby places. I have a kitchen list. I have additional photo albums that I can share. We ask guests to remove their trash and recycling to a nearby transfer area. Our internet access utility has bandwidth limitations. We cannot rent when snow blocks the driveway or during times of freezing temps. Snow usually begins to accumulate around Christmas. Thanksgiving usually has access. Two heating sources1. Propane forced air and, 2. Kerosene furnace in living room. Our published rates on AirBnB include Sierra County's Occupancy Tax.
Arrival 3 pm. Departure by 11 am. Leave the house and kitchen and property as you found it. Housekeeping fee includes linens, towels, floors, surfaces and general wear and tear. Housekeeping does NOT include dish and/or pot/pan cleaning. Trash and recycling must to be taken by the guest to nearby transfer station at exit time (2-3 miles away). No smoking inside house or garage or near fuel storage. No fires on grounds except in barbecue. Pet fee $25 per pet, per stay paid before arrival. Furniture should always be covered with sheets if pets are with you. Furniture, if moved, must be returned to original location. Lock house and driveway gate when leaving your stay. Rental is limited to max eight people no exceptions. You will receive additional information in writing via email explaining in full detail the house rules. We ask that you read and agree to rental rules. With agreement we will then send access information. Please ask the host questions to clarify expectations before agreement. Please contact host if there are any issues or problems during the stay.
I'm a Californian. My wife is from London. I'm a craftsperson and artist and we like photography and pets and exploring and biological studies. No children. Long time vegans. I like the Mountains of California and enjoy having a home where I can be myself.