Rustic cabin, built in 1901, now being lovingly nuzzled back to beauty. Spacious and cozy, woodsy and bright, two bedrooms and two lofts and two big porches overlooking the Russian River Valley. A five-minute walk from the river, a five-minute drive from a bunch of wineries, and twenty-five minutes from the unbelievable Sonoma coast.
No internet. No TV. No phone. Yes hummingbirds and the occasional deer. Amenities include plenty of good books, a not-so-good record player, a harmonica, a propane grill on the deck, and a wood-burning stove with plenty of firewood.
Other Things to Note
-For weekends, there's generally a two-night minimum.
-The sleeping spots are: a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom; a two-person sleeping loft at the top of a ladder; a twin mattress that can be on the floor of the study; and plenty of deck space for sleeping under the stars.
-Disclaimer: The place is a hundred years old and the renovation is still a work-in-progress, so there are still some quirks and rough edges: the kitchen table wobbles, the refrigerator is a mini-fridge, the half-bathroom door doesn't latch, etc. If things like that sound like "rustic charm," this house is for you; if they sound like offensive hazards, probably not.
If for some reason you move any furniture, please move it back before you leave.
Please wash any dishes, pans, etc.
Eli is a great host...he was super easy to get a hold of before and during the stay when I couldn't figure out how to use the fireplace. The cabin is absolutely adorable! He has decorated it really well! And he has a great selection of books. The no tv didn't bother us at all, but wifi would've been great to have, as even cell reception to check (website hidden) maps, etc. is pretty spotty.
It was a surprise birthday trip for my boyfriend to try Pliny the Younger at the Russian River Brewery and we couldn't have found a better cabin. Such character!
One thing to pay attention to is that the fridge is a large mini-fridge, so don't overdo it on the grocery shopping. Also, although the description notes this (I must not have read carefully), the cabin does have 2 bedrooms, but one of those is used as a super cute office. So one of the 2 beds is up in the loft...which is also really neat and was very comfortable, but something to be aware of. If someone is older that may not want to climb the ladder. That being said, we dug it!
The area is just gorgeous. We went to Guerneville one morning for breakfast, and the drive there passes some wineries, which looked so pretty in the misty rain.
I would love to go back and stay here again...I could imagine being a writer and staying here for months!
You won't go wrong in choosing this cabin. But make sure you're not afraid of ladybugs...there were quite a few in the master bedroom and up in the loft! We took it as good luck.
Return visit. Another wonderful experience. Perfect getaway outside of SF.
Loved our weekend at this cozy cabin. We found everything exactly as described, and took advantage of the record player, nice collection of music & books and the fireplace. Great views of woods and morning fog. It is definitely a rustic experience (we had a party of four and my husband and I slept in the loft, which is a bit cramped). Would go back.
Eli's place is just as I hoped - fantastic, and covered with some of the most interesting antique pieces. Truly a delight. I'd stay again in a heartbeat. Thanks!
We had a short stay at Eli's cabin last weekend and had a great time. The house has many nice perks, is well decorated and there's enough room. The fireplace works great, and the deck is very spacious.
This home is lovely and such a crafted gem. It's the perfect retreat and close to a bunch of wineries and scenic areas. Making a fire and listening to classic records before enjoying the outdoor patio was a true experience. Eli was a terrific host.
Great place! Really charming and fun. We would definitely stay again if in the area.
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