DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL LODGE & PEACEFUL NATURE RETREAT, VIEWS OF TAHOE FOREST, POND

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL LODGE & PEACEFUL NATURE RETREAT, VIEWS OF TAHOE FOREST, POND

Nevada City Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Vintage Lodge, w/4 Bedrooms, (includes Sleeping Loft), & a small cabin

Owl Lodge is the perfect retreat/get-away for those seeking a peaceful and beautiful spot. Enjoy inspiring views of forest lands from the deck. Wake up to the sound of bird song. At night observe thousands of stars in the sky,to the sound of chirping frogs. In the spring enjoy our natural style pond and frog foundation and many flowers.

Have a meal on our huge wrap around deck - or cozy up and read in front of the large fireplace.

The Lodge sits on top of a hillside on four acres, just 1.5 miles from downtown Nevada City, overlooking Tahoe National Forest Lands.

It provides a cozy space for a romantic get away but also is large enough for two families, in-laws or a friends outing.

Owl Lodge offers peace and privacy and outdoor beauty for guests seeking time in nature, while just 2 minutes drive (10 minute bike ride and 20 minute walk) from historic Nevada City's theater, local shops, and gourmet restaurants. The views from the Lodge's extensive decks are of magnificent trees and wild life.

Owl Lodge borders on a wonderful hiking trail that follows along the Nevada County Irrigation channel (a man-made stream). Have a warm cup of coffee/tea and walk just 30 feet from your back door to access the trail which dons beautiful wildflowers in the Spring.

In addition, there are many other wonderful activities to partake in all year round and seasonally including the following:skiing, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, etc.

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort is just 45 minutes away, an amazing mountain-bike trail entrance that goes for 120 miles is just half a mile away. Five vineyards are less than 30 minutes from Owl Lodge and the “magical,” “sun-hugged,” “granite-lined” Yuba River is just seven miles away. The South Fork of the Yuba offers trout fishing, Class V kayaking, and summer lounging as it flows through a granite gorge in the Sierra foothills. But there’s culture, too “Nevada City has all the outdoorsy stuff but also some seriously rooted heart and soul.” The Nevada Theater, where Mark Twain read in the 1860s, still features monthly plays. In July, the 150-year-old town closes two blocks to cars and lets artisans take over with booths selling wine, craft cheeses, and local veggies.

Star-gazing -- Enjoy our telescope and view the stars from our large deck. Owl Lodge offers one of the best views of the night time sky in the area.

Fireplace and Wood Burning Stove

There is nothing like a huge fire to get the chill out and provide a cozy atmosphere. Owl Lodge has a large wrap around fireplace in the living room and a wood wood stove in the large master bedroom/family room.

Family Fun and Games

We have an assortment of games and puzzles for the whole family at Owl Lodge. So when you return after an active day of skiing, hiking, rafting, or fishing, you can enjoy a game of chess, monopoly.

The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento). Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round.

Possibilities for You & Owl Lodge. . ..

A Family GetAway

Owl Lodge is excellent for families seeking a getaway that offers them a happy, fun and welcoming place to be together and an excellent 'base camp' for outdoor adventures like skiing, hiking, swimming, fishing and sightseeing.

A Writers Retreat

Because of the serenity and peace that the house offers -- as well as the inspiring view -- Owl Lodge is an excellent place for writers that are seeking a quite and inspirational place to do their writing. Owl Lodge offers writers desks for this very purpose. Too focused on writing to want to stop and make a meal -- you can pop out and be downtown in less than 2 minutes to enjoy one of Nevada City's excellent restaurants.

Nature Outdoor Enthusiast

Come enjoy all that this beautiful outdoors has to offer by way of hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, skiing - you name it - with your family or friends.

But Wait -- More things to See and Do

Granite Chief Wilderness straddles the Sierra Nevada crest and is especially scenic with rugged granite cliffs, alpine meadows, and dense pockets of fir. It includes the headwaters of the North Fork American Wild River. Snow is often found year round with elevations ranging from 6,000 to 9,000 ft. The Pacific Crest Trails bisects the Wilderness.

North Fork American Wild River was Congressionally designated in 1978 as a Wild river. Many non-motorized trails extend into the steep canyon from both the north and south rims. Often the western most trails are accessible during late fall or spring when much of the Forest is snow covered. This is a beautiful river to explore.

Placer Big Trees grove is the most northerly stand of naturally occurring Giant Sequoias, Sequoiadendron giganteum, and is found 22 miles east of Foresthill overlooking the Middle Fork American River. This area has been designated as a Botanical Special Interest Area by the Forest Service. The trees have been a popular tourist attraction since the 1800's and each bears the name of a prominent American.

Kayaking and Rafting

Nevada City is considered the central hub of the West Coast for water sports enthusiasts of all types. Known as a world-class white water destination with an abundance of class-1 through class-5 offerings, downtown Nevada City is a short drive from the South Yuba, American, Bear and the south and middle sections of the North Fork of the Yuba river. Nevada City is in close proximity to the Sierra Nevada range which also offers an unlimited supply of pristine mountain lakes for recreational calm-water kayaking and canoeing

Panning for Gold

If you know where to look, it’s not hard to find gold in Nevada County rivers.

Some of the most accessible gold panning locations are on the South Yuba River at Bridgeport, Edwards Crossing and Washington, and on the Middle Yuba River at Oregon Creek. These are public stretches of river so you don’t have to worry about claimjumping.

Golfing

Golfers enjoy two public courses and three semiprivate golf courses in the general Grass Valley-Nevada City area. Local courses are open year-around.

Lakes

Bullards Bar was rated by Water Ski Magazine as one of the best recreational lakes in the United States. Emerald Cove Marina offers state of the art rental ski boats, patio cruisers, and fishing boats. While on land, Bullards Bar Recreation area provides for hiking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and camping.

Mountain Biking

For mountain bike riders, Nevada County is a year-round playground. Lush forests, rivers and lakes provide the backdrop for a pleasant cruise or a healthy cycling workout.

Reno and Gambling

If gambling is your thing -- Reno is just one hour and fifteen minutes away.

RATES - Rates for Owl Lodge are $189 per night for a two night minimum. We do ask for a cleaning fee of $95 and a refundable security fee of $150 along with a insurance of $69. The county also requires a tax of 10% on our rental.

For more than 4 people - an additional $19 per person per night is added to the rates.

We are pet friendly and ask for a pet deposit of $149.

NOTE: the Lodge was built in the 1960s and many of the furnishings (except the beds - which are brand new) are “classic” and the condition of the Lodge will reflect that it’s a charming, older building. Most people love it (like we do). If you tend to like luxury accommodations and everything brand new – this is not the place for you- there are other much more expensive rentals available.

Driveway and Parking

The Lodge is at the top of the long drive – (which is one reason it has 

such a great view) - the gravel drive gets steep near the top - most front wheel drive cars have no trouble. There is parking on the property at the midpoint of the drive for rear wheel drive. In snow conditions – 4WDS only are recommended to access the top.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Catriona

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We met in Philadelphia. We moved to California over twelve years ago and love it here.

Catriona purchased this lodge in 2012

One thing I love about the Lodge - is that the view is so inspiring and its so peaceful - its a great place to write:) I also love that it is great for entertaining on the large deck right by the kitchen - or in the living room with those floor to ceiling windows, large fireplace and awesome views. Owl Lodge also serves as a retreat center for non-profit retreats and nature outings. To learn more about this contact the owners.

We fell in love with the Lodge because one just feels 'happy' and content being here. We love that its close to hiking, swimming, skiing and all sorts of outdoor adventures. We also love the fact that it is just minutes from downtown Nevada City and near so many great stores and restaurants.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Nevada City Gold Country / High Sierra
Scarsdale
5

Westchester New York Visitors

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
I spent a week at this wonderful, restful, warmly decorated house in Tahoe with my family and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lodge was immaculate and the beds were extremely comfortable. In addition to the lovely grounds, the view was absolutely spectacular! I would highly recommend this rental for people looking for a place to really unwind, visit and shop the adorable town close to the house, and for a romantic experience. (There's a beautiful fireplace too!(. The owner of the lodge was extremely accommodating and lovely to work with in arranging our stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nevada City Gold Country / High Sierra
San Francisco
5

Best Vacation Spot in the Region

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We loved staying at Owl Lodge since it is a beautiful and peaceful property located right next to this great hike beside a stream:). Yet the Lodge is so close to downtown Nevada City - and Grass Valley you can be there in 2 minutes by car (I am sure biking or walking is also easy). The location is also just 15 minutes from the Yuba River, and lots of outdoor adventures. The Lodge has a cozy, homey feel to it - but also offers a lot of privacy. We will be back
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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perfect get-away in Nevada City

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This lodge was a perfect get-away in Nevada City. Conveniently located to Nevada City's charming downtown while also being quite and remote. The deck is amazing and the fire place makes for a cozy evening.
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Great Retreat Close to Town

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Four of us (one couple and two others) stayed here in late September. It was a business trip to Nevada City but we wanted a little get away as well. This house was in a perfect location, very close to town, but felt away from it all with a great view. Lots of living space, fantastic deck. It would be nice if there was another shower. One shower for four adults is tough. There is a second bathroom but only a tub. Also, it could really use a grill. Maybe I missed it? With that deck and view, we needed a grill!!! FYI, we had a Jeep, but the driveway is not suited for small cars. I would rent it again on my next trip. The owner is very nice and attentive. I recommend the cabin for a getaway close to town.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was great to have these guests who left the Lodge in great condition and I am glad it was a good location for their business trip and close to town. We certainly hope they return:)
There are two bathrooms (one tub one shower) as some guests do prefer a tub as well as a shower. We are considering adding a third bathroom with a shower too as that seems like a good idea and helpful for guests.
We used to have a grill left out for people to use on the deck but after the Rim Fire and the many other fires in the region, the drought like conditions, and the high fire alert in the area when these guests stayed - we put the grill away and actually encouraged guests Not to cook outside. Owl Lodge is right on the edge of the forest (Tahoe National Forest lands) and has many trees on the property. If conditions improve and the rains come, and the fire alert goes to safe - we will allow guests to once again grill on the deck. Hopefully next Spring..
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Nevada City Gold Country / High Sierra
Norfolk UK
4

Peaceful location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Comfortable and spacious lodge in large plot just outside town. Lovely outside seating areas. Good wifi, Air conditioning/heating. Helpful owner.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad the guests had a good stay. The wifi was recently added and has been working well for many guests. The gazebo was also added to have additional outdoor seating.
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Sacramento Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Colfax Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
49
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Yuba River, or Scotts Flat Lake (10 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Fiev Mile Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nevada County Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Friar Tucks Plus 15 more
Car: necessary

Downhill Skiing and Cross Country Skiing

Sugar Bowl (45 minutes away)!

Owl Lodge is close enough to be atop a world-class mountain in less than an hour. The closest ski resorts are 45 minutes east on Donner Summit. Here you'll find Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs, Boreal Mountain Resort and Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort. Another 15 minutes will take you to Northstar, Tahoe-Donner, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Steep Hollow.

If you enjoy cross country skiing - a nearby cross-country ski trail system marked by the Nordic Skiers of Nevada County, is located on Highway 20 just past the Alpha-Omega rest stop just 18 miles east of Owl Lodge.

Kayaking and Rafting

Nevada City is considered the central hub of the West Coast for water sports enthusiasts of all types. Known as a world-class white water destination with an abundance of class-1 through class-5 offerings, downtown Owl Lodge is a short drive from the South Yuba, American, Bear and the south and middle sections of the North Fork of the Yuba river. Nevada City is in close proximity to the Sierra Nevada range which also offers an unlimited supply of pristine mountain lakes for recreational calm-water kayaking and canoeing

Panning for Gold

If you know where to look, it's not hard to find gold in Nevada County rivers. Some of the most accessible gold panning locations are on the South Yuba River at Bridgeport, Edwards Crossing and Washington, and on the Middle Yuba River at Oregon Creek. These are public stretches of river so you don't have to worry about claimjumping.

Vineyards and Wine Tasting

Enjoy the areas local wine and easily visit half a dozen vineyards less than 30 minutes from Owl Lodge and Nevada City.

Swimming, Fishing and Rafting the Yuba River

The Yuba is a 'magical,' 'sun-hugged,' 'granite-lined' River just 10 minutes from Owl Lodge north of town. The South Fork of the Yuba offers trout fishing, Class V kayaking, and summer lounging as it flows through a granite gorge in the Sierra foothills. The river also offers excellent swimming options in season.

BEST SWIMMING HOLE: 'Cliff jumps, nudist beaches, family-friendly sandbars--there are oodles of options' on the South Fork of the Yuba. But if you want to combine a hike with a swim, we recommend the two-mile Independence Trail from Highway 49 to Rush Creek, where you can dive off granite cliffs. Just 10 minutes from Owl Lodge is one of the very best swimming spots.

Hiking

Guests can enjoy the hiking trail that runs along a manmade stream right from the backdoor. In addition, one of the largest park trails Pioneer trail is easily accessible just .6 miles from the Lodge. There is also parking available for cars and the first leg of the hike through a beautiful stately forest goes for 22 miles to a pristine and private lake. This trail is also excellent for mountain bikers and horse back riding.

Mountain Biking

In addition to the trail mentioned above -- for mountain-bike enthusiasts -- there is 120 miles of singletrack within a 20-minute drive into Tahoe National Forest. For mountain bike riders, Nevada County is a year-round playground. Lush forests, rivers and lakes provide the backdrop for a pleasant cruise or a healthy cycling workout.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is also available on the Pioneer trail (mentioned above) which is extensive and offers plenty of room to roam and explore.

Golfing

Golfers enjoy two public courses and three semiprivate golf courses in the general Grass Valley-Nevada City area. Local courses are open year-around.

Lakes

Bullards Bar (30 minutes away) was rated by Water Ski Magazine as one of the best recreational lakes in the United States. Emerald Cove Marina offers state of the art rental ski boats, patio cruisers, and fishing boats. While on land, Bullards Bar Recreation area provides for hiking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and camping.

Scotts Flat Lake Reservoir is just 15 minutes away where you can spend the day fishing or enjoy the water sports which include swimming, boating and water skiing. Fishing for the fighting rainbow trout is excellent and Small and Large Mouth Black Bass, Brown Trout and Kokonee are abundant.

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Availability & Rates

Nevada City Lodge Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Fourth of July
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 6 2014
$215
3 nights
 
 
Labor day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$215
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$215
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
$215
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$179
$1,323
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $149.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $90.00
Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Owl Lodge is a Non-Smoking Lodge.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Nevada City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Bathroom with shower on main floor by Laundry room Second bathroom upstairs with tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom By LIving Room - 2 twin/ single , Cute Bedroom with Two Twin Beds - and two separate closets -
    Master Bedroom/Family Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Bedroom/Or Family Room with Wood Stove
    Middle Bedroom Full Bed & Electric Fire and Large Bookcase - 1 queen , Nice Sized Full Bed - Watch the Fire from Bed
    Sleeping Loft w/ bathroom - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Looks Over Living Room - Right Next to Bathroom
    Cottage - 1 twin/ single , Adorable cottage w/views suitable for 1
  • Master Bedroom with Wood Stove can also can serve as a 'family room' with games, tv, dart board, etc. This room has its own wood burning stove and is private and away from main living room etc.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
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