About this listing
This is a home away from home in the beautiful high sierras located 35 miles north of Truckee. The house is newly remodeled and has windows galore to view the Pines.
This is a home away from home in the beautiful high sierras located 35 miles north of Trucke. Calpine is a community of homes off the beaten path but still close to Greagle and Sierraville. The sierra Valley is stunning. We are close to The Yuba river, The Golden lakes, Frenche's Lakes and all of the summer and winter sports that the vast out doors can provide.
The smell of the pines, the crisp mountain air, and the quiet, all make this a reason to stay for at least a few days. A true Vacation is forgetting about the daily grind, and letting your mind and muscles just melt into the stillness.
One hour from Reno if you need a city fix and 30 minutes from Trucky. Numerous hiking, and biking trails outside our door.
This is a great house for one family. There is a separate very large media room that can sleep 3, and 3 more bedrooms.
Large eat in kitchen and separate dining room.
The center of Calpine has a small park with swings and jungle gym and Post office.
Guests will have access to the entire house.
Interaction with Guests
Guests rent the house with out me here.
It is a cluster of homes in the beautiful valley.
There is no public transport.
Other Things to Note
In the summer I leave the utilities on. In the winter you must turn on the water and then turn it off.
Here is a list of items to make it easy for you to have a nice stay:
Calpine is rural. The water gets turned off because the pipes freeze very easily so PLEASE go through this list when you leave.
The keys will open the SIDE door. Park your car in the drive way or in the carport in the winter so your car stays out of the snow.
Walk to the right of the front door around the side of the house up the stairs to the side deck. The first door to your left is the door that your keys open. As you are walking those few stairs look to your LEFT. You will see a metal pipe sticking out of the ground. That turns the water on to the house in the winter. So, after you enter, go back out and turn that on. I leave the kitchen faucet on so the water can drain, so don’t be alarmed if you hear the kitchen sink spewing on. Just turn it off.
OK, you are in. It is cold. The Kerosene heater is in the front dining room. Set the Temp to about 60 degrees. Athe instructions are simple and they are pretty self explanatory. I would suggest getting the fire started right away!!!!! The boxy piece of furniture next to the fireplace has fire starter for your first piece of wood. Make sure the flu is open.
Pull out the flu opener (to the left half way), to start. If it is closed, pushed in, smoke will fill the house. When you leave, or to stop the fire, push the metal in to the right all the way. The damper helps you make a really nice fire when you learn to use it. When it is pulled out all the way it lets a lot of air in so the fire will get hot.
The wood is stored in the carport, and use as much as you need. You will use a lot, 20 pieces a day, because the fire is the main form of heat. Keep the fire going all day. It will get very warm after about 12 hours. I Promise!!
Once the fire is going bring your stuff in. the front bedroom stays the warmest, and the bedroom with the sliding glass door on the opposite side of the bathroom is not as warm, but warm enough.
There is no heat in the TV room, but by leaving the door open (with the bicycle lock), it gets warm enough after a day. I suggest leaving the door open because the fire will heat you out of the main part of the house.
Please make sure you turn on the hot water, or else you won’t have hot water!!! In the TV room there is a back door. Just outside the back door is an electrical panel. Open it and flip the switch where it reads water heater. Please turn it off the day you leave. Otherwise it will keep it hot and waste a lot of energy.
You don’t have to lock every door when you leave for the day. I never do. It is really safe. But, please, when you leave after your stay, please go through and lock only the door knobs. There are a lot of doors.
We have no garbage service, so you must take all your garbage with you. No one might use this house for a month so it would get pretty nasty in there if any garbage is left inside. And yes, there are bears, so please don’t put the garbage outside!!
There also is no garbage disposal because the system up there is pretty archaic. Use a bag for waste and then toss in the garbage when you leave.
I ask that the house is left in the same condition that it was found, and to treat it like it was your own.
The local dump is open weds, Sats, and Sundays., I believe 10:00-2:00. Take calpine Rd to 89, turn right and then left to continue on Calpine Rd. Turn right onto Westside rd. The dump is about 2 miles down the road. It is easy to miss.
Most important is to turn off the water when you leave from the OUTSIDE. The pipes will freeze, and will crack and ruin the house.
So, when leaving:
Turn the water heater off from the outside panel,
Turn the water off from the OUTSIDE,
Turn the kerosene heater to off,
Lock all of the doors,
You must take all of your garbage.
Unplug kitchen appliances
Leave the keys on the inside in the kitchen ad leave the same way you came in.
There is no AT@T service. The only spot that gets wifi is the console by the door that you came in on. We leave our Laptop there.
Games: Look inside the coffee table for board games.
Groceries: if you are not bringing any, you can stop for milk at the gas station in Sierraville. Or if you want, you can continue the drive up to Graeagle for a really scenic store.
Personally, I like bringing supplies for the first day and then going to Reno to the Whole Foods. It is a great Whole Foods, and the drive is BEAUTIFUL.
I truly hope you have a beautiful and relaxing stay.
My phone number is (phone number hidden)
Eve did a great job providing information about the house and the description corresponded well to the place.
We were welcomed finding fresh farmed eggs that we literally devoured on the first morning! That was a really nice little attention.
The cabin is really in a quiet little place, surrounded by pines, ideal to take a break from the city!
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About the Host, Eve
From NY 37 years ago, I am chiropractor, Ayurvedic practitioner, and teach yoga. I have 3 kids and 2 of them still live at home. I really enjoy meeting and sharing with people who like to travel. I love to cook, dance and laugh!!