ROCKY HILL RETREAT – ALL NEW, GREAT VIEW, WALK TO MAIN STREET!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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ROCKY HILL RETREAT – ALL NEW, GREAT VIEW, WALK TO MAIN STREET!

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINES, GOOD TIMES!

Enjoy all the best of vacation getaways at the Rocky Hill Retreat! Located in the historic gold rush town of Murphys, CA, this fully furnished, 1600 square foot home is a perfect getaway for friends and families to gather for precious time together - relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoying the gold country. If you need an inspirational place to be productive, the Rocky Hill Retreat is also a unique meeting space for small groups and events.

ALL BRAND NEW!

The Rocky Hill Retreat has recently been reincarnated – everything has been remodeled and renewed to make it a new home, perfect for your relaxing retreat from normal life.

HEART OF THE HOME

The kitchen boasts granite counters and a friendly island, beautiful birch cupboards, and all new appliances. It’s fully stocked for cooking and eating in, when you don’t want to get out of your slippers. Enjoy the flat screen TV and DVR while you cook. The dining room table seats 10 comfortably so everyone can share their stories from the day. And,the panoramic 8 foot sliding glass door invites the view in even when you're not on the patio.

The spacious living room is the hub of entertainment and relaxation. The gas log fireplace keeps you toasty on chilly mornings and adds the glow to the evening fun. Watch the flatscreen TV or a blueray DVD, play games at the poker table, or cuddle up with a good book beside the fire.

BEDS, BATHS, & LAUNDRY

Each bedroom has its own unique flare. The master has a queen sized pine log bed and brings nature in everywhere. Enjoy your coffee on your own patio, just outside your sliding glass door, or enjoy the beautiful view while you linger in bed with your morning TV. The ensuite bathroom gives you a little sanctuary from the rest of your group. The second bedroom takes you back in time with its full sized, 100 year old bed, antique phone, and photos of my great grandparents in Spain. The third bedroom sleeps one or two with its trundle bed, and reminds you that you have more time to relax and slow down – you’re on vacation! An additional queen size, elevated Aerobed is ready for extra guests - great in front of the fireplace!

The two full bathrooms (one inside the master bedroom) each have shower, tub, new fixtures and new vanities for everyone’s needs. The new laundry room will be handy for those enjoying a longer stay.

ENJOY THE VIEW & NEIGHBORHOOD

While the inside of the Rocky Hill Retreat is beautiful, it’s the life outside that reveals true beauty. Enjoy the sunrise over the rocky hills from our comfy patio, or barbeque for the gang as the sun casts a magical glow across the meadow and lands on the hillside. Take a walk through quiet neighborhood streets with unique homes, watch the sun glisten on the grape vines, and enjoy the walking trails through the meadow.

Stroll 5-10 minutes to Main Street, and walk in the footsteps of famous Mark Twain, Ulysses S Grant, Horatio Alger and notorious Black Bart. Murphys, known as the “Queen of the Sierra” and was named “One of The Top 10 Coolest Towns in America” by Frommers. Main Street is the heart of this gold rush town - it's lined with a variety of great restaurants, unique shops, and more than 18 WINE TASTING ROOMS! Yum!

Steps away from Main Street is the community park. Like a scene from a movie, the gazebo welcomes brides and grooms or live bands, the creek rushes by to the delight of children’s toes, and the barbeque pits host good grill for parties, big and small. Town loves to host several events throughout the year, making Murphys a destination for big celebrations or any relaxing weekend escape from your every day life.

WINES and WEDDINGS are part of the fabric of Murphys! The Rocky Hill Retreat is the perfect wedding home base. The bride and her wedding party can enjoy each other and prepare for the big day with all the comforts of home. Or, make this the family headquarters, a spacious place for family and friends to gather, organize their plans, and tell stories of how the big day unfolded.

NEARBY ADVENTURES

Most find all they need for a memorable getaway right here, and never get in the car until they return home. But if you’re looking for adventures, you can find everything from skiing and biking, to world-famous giant sequoias, to boating and golf, to spectacular caverns, to amazing art and horseback riding, all nearby. At 2,000 feet elevation, Murphys climate is perfect all year round – bright springs, warm summers, crisp falls, and a snow dusting or two in the winter (but never have to scoop one shovel!)

GROUP MEETINGS

The Rocky Hill Retreat is also a great place to hold your team meeting or planning session. Groups do their best thinking when they are in an environment that promotes new perspectives. A professional consultant and facilitator will help design the right process to achieve your goals and can facilitate your meeting so everyone can participate fully. Tools to make your session successful include: flipchart, white board, pens, notepads, printer, projector and screen.

Make the ROCKY HILL RETREAT YOUR FAVORITE DESTINATION! It's the perfect escape for friends, families, bridal parties, and productive group meetings.

Keywords: single story family home, patio, meadow view, mountain view, neighborhood, walk to town, retreat, meeting space, wine tasting, gold country, weekend getaway, couples, bridesmaids, wedding party

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility

Jackie

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We're Jeff and Jackie (Alcalde) Marr. We love wine tasting (we like to practice, practice practice...!) We were married at beautiful Ironstone Winery on Grape Stomp weekend, so Murphys has a special place in our hearts. Can you believe that Jeff didn't drink wine before he met Jackie?! Now he loves to tell you about his favorite tasting rooms on Main Street.

There is nothing better than a morning walk to breakfast, wine tasting through the mid day, napping in the afternoon, and a nice dinner and play for the evening. Or, maybe just enjoy a morning Bloody Mary at the historic Hotel, play games and barbeque dinner on the patio!

Jeff's a mortgage broker, and Jackie's an organization development consultant and leadership & life coach. (That's why coaching and team planning sessions are a great fit for the Rocky Hill Retreat.) We live in Folsom and love to do mini getaways to Mendocino, Yosemite, and Tahoe. But of course, our favorite getaway is to Murphys!

It's hard to find a place where you feel totally at home (but totally away from home!) We hope you come to enjoy the Rocky Hill Retreat, stock up special memories, and make it a cherished tradition to come back again and again!

Jackie purchased this house in 2011

We've known we wanted to create a place for people to gather for relaxation, and to make great memories. We kept our eyes open for just the right place in Murphys. It had to have a view, and it had to be walking distance to Main Street. The Rocky Hill Retreat finally appeared - a little diamond in the rough until we spent three months polishing her!

Murphys was Jackie's home away from home growing up - her sister has been an integral part of the community for more than 40 years. She lives just a couple minutes walk away, and now that we have the Rocky Hill Retreat, we can have her over to OUR place!

While there are so many adventurous activities to enjoy nearby (Calaveras Big Trees, Bear Valley, New Melones Reservoir, Mercer Caverns, golfing, horseback riding, Mercer Caverns, zip lines...gosh, the list goes on and on...), we have to admit, we're pretty lazy. We enjoy hanging out in town and talking with the local shop owners and vintners. It's a wonderful community of interesting people, and we like to count ourselves among them.

For us, the best weekend includes coffee on our patio (thank goodness the coffee maker can start automatically, so we can slip out of bed onto our patio for sunrise - something we'd never do at home!), hours reading beside our gas stove/fireplace, a game and a good movie. When we need to stretch our legs, we love the short walk to Main Street for great food, fantastic wine, and good chat with our friends.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
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Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
El Cerrito, CA
5

EVERYTHING WE NEEDED, JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM MAIN STREET

  • 5 of 5
Great place! Very clean, had everything we needed. Didn't watch much TV but there was cable and plenty of stuff to watch and WIFI was nice. Beds were comfy and extra blankets stashed throughout the house. We didnt feel like we had to search for things. Everything was laid out in a manual that was left out for us. Had a great time. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
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Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
CA central coast
5

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5
Rocky Hill Retreat was a perfect place for 5 of us to celebrate a birthday. The house is spacious with lots of convenient extras. Calming colors, pleasant furnishings, and a quiet neighborhood: you will probably sleep better than usual!
You'll eat better than usual too. Good restaurant choices within walking distance are numerous, and take advantage of the lovely kitchen where more than one person can work if the cook needs help.
The Murphys area offers a wide something-for-everyone variety of activities (we would go back just to shop at The Spice Tin.)
An easy five stars for RHR!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review, Susan. So glad you all had a wonderful birthday celebration. (We love the Spice Tin too!) We'll await your next trip! ~jackie
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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
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Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
Modesto
5

WONDERFUL FRIENDS, AMAZING MEMORIES!

  • 5 of 5
This was my 2nd time staying at Rocky Hill Retreat. When my friend asked if I knew of a place to stay for her husbands 50th birthday get away. I knew the perfect spot! It has everything you could possibly need. Beautifully decorated rooms, open kitchen/living areas. A gorgeous backyard that is very peaceful when you wake up early with your cup of coffee and watch the sunrise. I would highly recommend it to all. Thank you so much Jackie for letting your home be our home away from home.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad the RHR is YOUR home away from home too! I think we're becoming a favorite spot for 50th birthday getaways! Looking forward to having you again, Jenni!
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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
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Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
5

GIRLS' WEEKEND!

Girls' weekend!
  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic bachelorette party with wine, food, and lots of laughs. The Rocky Hill Retreat certainly added to our wonderful weekend. Prior to our stay, the owner could not have been more welcoming, professional, personable, and helpful. She was easy to contact and thorough with instructions. Upon arrival, we truly felt like we were at a home away from home. There are lots of extra touches and attention to detail that make the home unique and inviting. We were so close to the amenities of town (our favorite was the Twisted Vine). We loved that we could all sit together to eat and play games. There was plenty of comfortable sleeping and the backyard view is amazing. The Rocky Hill Retreat is even more beautiful and clean than the pictures can represent. We already plan to make our weekend in Murphys an annual event and we would love to stay at the Rocky Hill Retreat again!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a great time, Kelsey! It's nice to know our special touches really do make a difference. Looking forward to seeing you each year! ~jackie
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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
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Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
Fair Oaks, CA
5

WE LOVE ROCKY HILL RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Rocky Hill Retreat was perfect for our Girl's Weekend! Jackie was terrific to work with - very responsive and welcoming (flowers and card were a nice touch!). She also provided a comprehensive "all you need to know" doc prior to our arrival. If you've struggled with the TV or heater at a vacation home (we have!), you'll understand how much these details were appreciated! From the moment we arrived, we were in love with Rocky Hill Retreat. It's beautifully decorated, clean and has a terrific view... plus it's an easy walk to Main Street. We hope to return!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you and your friends had such a great time at the Rocky Hill Retreat, Gina! Hope you can get away again really soon! ~ jackie
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Rocky Hill Retreat – All New, Great View, Walk to Main Street!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397794vb
650.303.7095
Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
5

WONDERFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
Three of us spent a wonderful weekend at Rocky Ridge Retreat. The house is lovely: beautifully furnished, well-equipped, convenient to town. We were greeted with flowers and a welcoming note. Like that the house was stocked with some staples although we'd brought most of them. We did a yoga class in town, hiked at Big Trees, shopped on Main Street, walked to the cemetery, had coffee had the bakery, tasted olive oil and vinegar, had a drink at the Murphys Hotel. We're planning on making this an annual event.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Wow, Julie - you and your friends enjoyed a great sampling of the many charms of Murphys and our surrounding area! Don't worry, there's more to enjoy next time too. Hope to see you again! ~ jackie
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Car: not necessary

wine tasting, outdoor big-name concerts, country faires, skiing 40 minutes away, 3 golf courses within 20 minutes, Murphys Irish Days, Grape Stomp and Harvest Faire, Frog Jump, art festivals, vintage car shows, melodrama, indoor and outdoor plays, community park with gazebo and rushing creek, gourmet restaurants, gold rush historical sights, amazing caverns, zip line adventure, historic walking tours, cooking classes, vintage holiday open house tour

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Standard Cleaning Fee $85.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Minimum 2 nights stay, 3 nights for holidays and special event weekends.
$175/night Mon - Thurs nights; $195/night Fri - Sun nights.
$1,110 weekly rate.
Ask about last minute, mid-week, and possible pet exceptions.
6% required occupancy tax
$85 standard cleaning fee; $100 cleaning fee for parties, large group, or stays longer than 3 nights
$250 refundable security deposit

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Murphys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Internet
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite in master bedroom, separate vanity area.
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful pine log Queen. Memory foam top. Ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Antique double, high w/ steps. Euro & memory foam top.
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , Self-inflating/deflatng comfy Queen Aerobed- brand new.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle twins. Baby changing table.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pine log style, feather bed top, Double Beds (1) High and antique with Euro-top cushioning, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed, sleeps one or two (individually, or together), Baby Cribs (1) No crib but bassinet and changing table, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size, elevated, Aerobed. Automatic inflate/deflate. Really comfy!
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • skiing
  • parasailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • snowboarding
  • rafting
Notes:
Total remodel completed December 2011! All new granite kitchen, all new appliances, large kitchen table seats 10, vaulted ceiling, friendly kitchen island with hand-painted wine stools. All new surfaces, new HVAC system, all fresh paint inside/out. Large patio, panoramic sliding glass door opens to patio, master bedroom sliding glass door opens to patio, view of serene meadow with mountains behind, comfortable patio furniture, side yard storage. RV parking, driveway fits 6 cars, quiet neighborhood, dusk-to-dawn and motion detector lights. Felt poker game table, games for all ages, optional wine exchange rack (for fun!). Flat screen TV, blue ray DVD player, and Roku for your Netflix in living room, flat screen TV and DVD player in kitchen, TV in master bedroom, reading library for all interests, iPod charger/speakers. Special packages for: coaching, massage, wine tasting class, private wine tasting, and consulting/facilitation for your business meeting/executive retreat.
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