I'm from the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and work as a graphic designer, web designer and blogger. I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, reading and traveling around the world.
Everything was perfect upon my arrival and I had no trouble making myself at home right away. The cottage is a wonderful place to be. I was there for a sheepdog trial in Carson City and was traveling with a truckload of border collies; it was a great situation for us because we could walk right out the back gate and run.
Both Quail Haven & Christina were a delight! So glad to spend my birthday weekend in the 'neighborhood' (30 minutes away) I grew up in. Her welcoming fare (fruit & wine) greeted me along with the clean, well supplied cabin. The soul-filling mornings with adventurers adventuring on the dirt road west of the property line made me wish I'd brought my mountain bike instead of roadbike. (View spectacular!) Bunnies, quaint well-designed resting/reflecting spots on property, and QUAIL along with the friendliness of the hostess helped top off the experience. (Thanks for the eggs & we'll thought of kitchen supplies.) Keep in mind hot water heater size when showering. Can certainly recommend & hope to see what the gypsy wagon offers in the future!
Christina provided great directions for finding her cottage. Unfortunately, cell service was poor and our confirmation email, etc was received too late for us to follow through with her suggestion to pick up food for dinner since the property was so isolated. Things were clean and neat. We were happy that she provided coffee and fresh eggs from her chickens Which we had for supper along with some food we had for snacking.
The cottage is not very isolated. There are several restaurants and grocery stores about 5 to 15 minutes away.
The cottage at Quail Haven was a wonderful home base for us while we explored the Carson Valley & Lake Tahoe regions. So nice to come back to a cozy cottage instead of a noisy hotel room. The kitchenette was perfect for cooking up breakfast. The cottage was well appointed.
The water heater is small, so plan for camp showers or you will finish up with cold water.
We loved taking walks along the road out back and visiting with the local horses. Our dog was fascinated by the quail and bunnies.
Christina was a wonderful host. The fresh eggs and bottle of wine were a nice treat.
Make sure to stop by the Postal Cafe too!!
Christina's cottage was perfect for a night's stay between Tahoe and Reno. Christina was outside and greeted me and my dogs when we arrived. The setting is spectacular - open and wild with a dramatic view of the Eastern Sierra. The quail, the frogs, the wonderful smell of sage - the dogs were in heaven! And the cottage is thoughtfully equipped with all amenities. I highly recommend this lovely little retreat.
This was a very cozy cottage on absolutely beautiful land. The place was perfect for me and my husband. Close to city attractions but very secluded. Perfect for a quiet get away. Comfortable bed. Nice large bathroom. It had everything that we needed. Additionally, Christina keep in contact with us to make sure that we had good directions, arrived safely and had everything that we needed. She even welcomed us with a bottle of wine and some fruit upon our arrival.
What a great place! clean and comfortable, and beautiful views. Thanks Christina, we will stop by again on our next trip.
Upon pulling into Quail Haven, there were indeed, quails scurrying all over the property. The room was clean, smelled so fresh, and eggs, grapefruit, and water were waiting for us in the refrigerator with a bottle of wine on the table. I pretty much melted into the bed shortly after which was incredibly comfortable. We were able to make breakfast and lunch in the room. Christina provides magazines and pamphlets for the area as well as a few menus for nearby restaurants. This is a really peaceful spot just a stone throw away from Tahoe and so much more. She was prompt at responding to messages and takes a real interest in the comfort of her guests.
Such a pleasant and cozy stay at Quail Haven. We came into town with our dog to attend a memorial service and now I'm will come back just to enjoy the beautiful Washoe Valley and stay at the Quail Haven. Thank you!
I can not even begin to say what a wonderful experience this was. Christina was a great host who offers a beautiful property and lil cottage. The area is very tidy and in a great location you can hear the wild life surrounding you. This is truly a quail haven you are surrounded by several birds mountains and really cool locals. She has local pamphlet info if your new to town with several choices of activities. We will be returning with out a doubt even though we planned on doing alot of little site seeing we actually enjoyed our surroundings and caught up on much needed sleep. I am gracious that this being my 1st bnb experience it was more then I ever expected.
Christina and her group were delightful! They were incredibly neat and respectful of our home. We enjoyed their enthusiasm for exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Christina's warmth and kindness make her a wonderful guest and friend. Can't wait to visit her Airbnb next time we're out west.
Thank you Linda. We really enjoyed coming "home" to the retreat and were sad to leave.
Christina and her friends are realy fantastics.
Very polite, friendly, I have loved having them as guests.
Upon his departure they have left the apartment really clean and tidy, so I recommend it 100% as guests.
Chistina is super nice and friendly ! You can always have a good comunication !
Left their room perfectly clean!
Perfect guest and they are welcome in my house anytime!
Excellent guest, very correct !!
Gracias Jose. Come to Nevada. It's beautiful.
Han sido una pareja encantadora, muy amables y dejaron el apartamento perfectamente recogido y limpio.
I highly recommend Christina as guest and welcome her back anytime.
Si tout le monde pouvait être aussi souriant et facile à vivre que Christina et sa mère.... Deux charmantes personnes, avenantes, agréables, sympathiques. Et la mère de Christina, quel plaisir de voir une dame d'un âge respectable aussi active et en pleine forme. J'espère être aussi vive qu'elle dans quelques années.
Elles m'ont laissé l'appartement propre et rangé. Franchement, je ne peux que les recommander.
If everybody could be as smiling and easy to deal with as Christina and her mother... Two lovely charming ladies, with a big smile, pleasant to be with and so friendly. And Christina's mother, such a pleasure to see a lady her age as active and full of energy as she is. I hope to be as dynamic as her in a few years's time.
They left the flat tidy and clean. Honestly, I can only recommend them.
Christina and her husband were pleasant and courteous guests. They were clean, quiet, and respectful of neighbors and things. We enjoyed hosting them very much and recommend them as guests. Hope we have chances to host them again in the future. They are good communicator.
Christina and her boyfriend were great guests; easygoing, nice to talk to and they left the cabana they were staying in spotless. I can certainly recommend them.
Christina was a very special guest. I did not meet her, but we had a fluent communication by mail and I could see she is a person that enjoys life and likes to communicate with others and take the best part of every experience. It was really a pleasure to communicate with her and to have her as a guest.
Christina was a wonderful guest,respectful of the antiques and leaving the apartment in perfect condition. I hope she will stay with us in the future.