We stayed at Gerri’s cottage with our toddler twins and parents on our recent visit to the cozy town of Murphy’s.
The cottage was warm, cozy, comfy and a place where we felt at home for the two days that we stayed. It was stocked will all the necessary supplies and there was nothing that was missing as such, except for some sachets of hot chocolate that my husband hunted for throughout the kitchen but failed to find! Also I was secretly hoping for some microwave popcorn, but well, that’s not deemed as a ‘necessity’ either. There was ample seating, linen, sheets and supplies for all of us. Even the bedrooms were ample, although an extra bathroom would have helped!
The place was clean and the size of the house was just perfect for the six of us. Our babies had a blast in the house as well as on the luxury-sized patio deck too.
We had no trouble locating the house, but that was since our GPS was our guiding angel, however you can easily miss the house if you blink and miss the house number board on the road. So do keep an eye out as you near the ‘point of rest’. The drive to and from the town is roughly about 15-20 minutes so you definitely need to plan your lunch and dinner accordingly if you are not keen on spending time having a cook off in the kitchen on a vacation. Definitely not my idea of fun but the kitchen was used well enough to cook meals for our kids and breakfast for our hungry tummies early in the morning!
In case you are coming from north the sheep ranch road from Avery is a little shorter compared to route from Murphys.
The nights may get a little hot or cold depending on the weather but incase it gets hot, you will have a noisy companion in the form of a table fan. Although the noise of the lone fan may cut through the pin drop silence of the night, it may get a little annoying for some, so a tiring day may come to the rescue to help you fall asleep.
Overall we had a beautoful stay and enjoyed some Californian snow hidden away neatly, an hour’s drive away in bear valley. It’s a good relaxing getaway and we definitely recommend Gerri’s House for having some fun (no pun intended)!
Also last but not the least, we forgot one of the most important members of our family back there, but thankfully Gerri was kind enough to post it back to us promptly enough. It was a bedtime lullaby singing doll without which our toddlers refuse to sleep and today since we received it in post we can have a peaceful night!