|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our lovely home is listed in Volcano's historical walking tour as first built for Judge Peter Jonas and his family during the gold rush. We are next door to the Volcano Union Inn on one of the two main streets in Volcano. The house has been completely restored, yet holds it's charm of yesteryear with a complete wrap around porch where you can relax and watch life in town go by. Coming in the front door you are welcomed in the living and dining room with orginial wood floors and boxed ceiling. Cozy couch and rocking chair face large picture windows (with privacy screens) and a wood burning stove. The custom built dining table and coffee table are made from antique doors and wood from the orginial walls. There is a flat screen TV with cable service and internet connection with wifi. The kitchen is fully equipped for your own meal preparation and a gas bar-be- que just outside the kitchen. There are three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a queen bed with luxury linens, reading lamps, ceiling fan and a TV with VHS player and collection of old movie favorites plus many books to read. The second bedroom has another comfortable queen bed with luxury linens, reading lamp and ceiling fan. The third bedroom has a daybed with a trundle bed underneath. The bathroom is of the old style with a large clawfoot tub (great for soaking) and shower combination, a pedestial sink and lots of polished brass.
The gardens are newly landscaped with perennial flowers and a meandering slate rock path leading you to the outdoor patio area and the cooling lawn. Off the kitchen is a herb garden where you can pick fresh herbs to add to your bar-be que.
Coming from northern California through Amador county for the first time almost 40 years ago, we fell in love with the area and knew then we wanted to settle here. It took us five years to get back to the county but we have been here ever since. We have been blessed to be able to raise our children here and have our grandchildren here too. I can't think of a better place to live and thrive.
Dianne Epperson purchased this house in 2011
We were looking for an income property and something we could fix up. Having built our own home there was nothing about this old house that we couldn't fix. It has been a very rewarding project and all the more so because it has a history and in one of our favorite towns.
Falling in love with this house came with working on it and discovering it's past. We would find square nails in orginal redwood boards, layer upon layer of wall paper with the orginal made of cloth, in the yard, bits of beautiful old glass and shards of china, rusted tools used for mining, all part of it's history and all the time I would wonder about the people who lived here. I love the town and the community of Volcano too..so many residents have stopped by to see the progress, offer encouragment, pay a compliment, or tell a story of past occupants. It's a very friendly town.
...the road passes on through the long afternoon
and stretches away to the night...a travelers rejoice
the house by the side of the road-Sam Walter Foss
Charming, comfortable, welcoming and very special! Thank you for welcoming us as your first quests. Volcano has always been a "tucked away" enchanted place for us these past years and your "house by the side of the road" added to that magic...staying here so unexpectedly was unbelievally perfect.
This is a wonderful property in a wonderfully atmospheric town. The listing makes the property look great, but it doesn't quite do it justice. Perfectly situated to walk next door for dinner at Volcano Union Inn as well as rest of historic town. The thoughtful interior (with nods to a simpler past) fits the peaceful, country and retro setting. And a wide wrap around wood porch offers numerous places to sit, relax, dine or BBQ. Really want to keep it secret and skimp on review, but Dianne was great to work with and feel we owe it to her.
As you turn the corner from the main street of the old Volcano downtown, you pass the Union Hotel and find the Judge Jonas House with a wrap-around porch and tin roof that transport you back to the gold rush days. The yard is landscaped with flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and on one side of the house is a stretch of lawn where robins show up every day. You can smell the pines and have views of the tree-lined hills behind the house. I thought the house looked attractive in the photos. It's very inviting to see it in person.
My partner and I rented the house for the entire month of July. We wanted the chance to stay in the area and explore life in the Gold Country and have room to invite friends for the weekends. We found the house very comfortable: comfy sofa, rocking chair, good beds. We had up to five people staying at the house and could easily make meals and feel like we had enough space to spread out. We spent mornings and evenings on the porch talking and watching the light change and enjoying the setting. There is a lot of privacy because this is a very small town.
The owner is very easy to talk with and was always available. She was committed to making our stay a pleasant one.
Every Saturday morning we enjoyed breakfast at the Jug and Rose on Main Street, where I always got sourdough pancakes--yum! And while you're there, you can get goodies from the Kneading Dough Bakery. The old stone front buildings and St. George Hotel on Main Street make you feel like you are lost in time.
We were fortunate to catch a performance of The Volcano Theatre Company, Visit To a Small Planet, and enjoyed the show in the outdoor amphitheater. Check their schedule when you're in town: volcanotheatre.org.
When you want to get a drink in the evening, you can visit the bar at the Union Hotel or Whiskey Flat Saloon (at the St. George Hotel). And for a special meal, make reservations at the Union Hotel next door and sit on their outdoor patio.
For a taste of the Gold Country, the Judge Jonas House is a great place to spend some time.
Perfect location to enjoy the town. Quaint, homey, comfortable-great kitchen and even better wrap-around porches to enjoy the mornings and evenings. A stones-throw from the Union with great food, beer and wine selection and even better coffee. Wifi was a must (and was provided), as cell reception was nil, but if you're on vacation, that shouldn't be an issue (we were there for business). Our guests who didn't have the luxury of the air conditioner covering outside noise (master bedroom and dining room only) said they could have done without the next door neighbors rooster. Still, we'd love to come back and stay more than an overnight. Thanks Dianne!
This house is wonderful! It was just perfect for us and our little dog, simpy but tastefully decorated, with a great Wedgewood stove, a fabulous claw foot tub, cozy bedroom (and two more we didn't use) and lots of great outdoor seating on the fantastic wrap around porch. Like so many others that weekend, we went to Volcano to see the daffodils, but fell in love with the little town. We had several delicious breakfasts at the Jug & Rose, the cooked breakfasts and the baked goods were all wonderful. The very friendly lady tested her pancakes on my husband and then fed him a huge stack when we came back the next day for the pancake special! We also ate several delicious dinners next door at the Union, one inside and one out on their pretty patio.
We loved the chickens next door, the creaky little rooster made us giggle in the morning and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the garden and watching the hens scratch about the yard.
We enjoyed walking around Volcano and chatting with some of the locals, but it was also not far from Jackson and Sutter Creek for a bit of antiquing and exploring. Next time we visit we will check out the black chasm and grinding rock park.
Highly recommend this wonderful house -- we would love to come back!
Enjoyed the weekend in Amador with friends and just loved Dianne's house in Volcano. House was clean, cute, and all the comforts of home. Will definitely be back when we're next in the area.
We love Volcano. Love it. Love the history, love the old hotels, love the restaurants, love the bar, love the setting, and love this cottage. It is warm and cozy and charming. The owners left us vouchers for a cocktail at the restaurant next door which we thoroughly enjoyed. The rooms are nice, the beds are comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed. By the time we'd left we'd gotten to know locals and were planning our move back to Volcano to live a quiet life and write our memoirs. Visit Volcano and stay here. Best weekend away ever.
Located in one of the most picturesque historical towns in the Motherlode. Start your day with the walking tour of Volcano at our home listed as the 1850's home of Judge Peter Jonas, stop by the Jug and Rose baking company for a coffee and sweet treat, visit the town cemetery, get supplies or lunch at the general store, (a step back in time) visit nearby Black Chasm Cavern and Indian Grinding Rock State Park and museum. If it's spring be sure to visit nearby Daffodil Hill Farm. In the evening treat yourself to a delicious meal and libation at the Volcano Union Inn, next door, or soon to be reopened St. George Hotel, two blocks away. Then in summer be sure to catch one of Volcano Theater Company's productions in the outdoor ampitheater. The next day as you venture out you'll have many choices of things to see and do, some hightlights are...visit beautiful Sutter Creek and stroll through the shops, visit Monteverde store museum and Knights Foundry. Jackson a few miles south has many wonderful antique stores and shops to explore too. Heading north on 49 you can visit Amador City with more shops and the wonderful Andre's Bakery for picnic supplies or lunch at Buffalo Chips or the Imperial Hotel. A bit further north and east of Plymouth is the beautiful Shenandoah Valley vineyards with award winning wines and one of the oldest wineries in California. You'll find these wineries relaxed, friendly and many don't charge for tasting. From the Shenandoah Valley you can cross south to Fiddletown and visit the most interesting Chew Kee chinese herb store and museum, then finish your loop drive back into Volcano. We are very close to the high country of the Sierra Nevada too, with fishing and boating, hiking and in winter, snow skiing. Bear River resevoir is less than one hour away and Silver lake, Caples lake and Kirkwwod area are just one hour away. Beautiful Lake Tahoe is just over the mountains two hours away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
$200 per night for 2 people, additional $25.00 for each additional person
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