RIFUGIO DI MONTAGNA - NOW WITH 3 KING-SIZE BEDS!

Pam Picchi

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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RIFUGIO DI MONTAGNA - NOW WITH 3 KING-SIZE BEDS!

Cold Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-11

RIFUGIO DI MONTAGNA IS ITALIAN FOR 'MOUNTAIN REFUGE' ~ Our refuge in the Dodge Ridge/Pinecrest area at 5,300 ft elevation is the perfect place for you and your family and friends to spend together in a unique combination of brand new construction infused with traditional memorabilia.

THE PINECREST TRADITION BEGAN WITH GRANDPA AND GRANDMA ~ This 2,200 square foot mountain home was lovingly constructed in 2007 as a place to recharge and relax, and is located on a quiet street in Cold Springs. Having grown up with grandparents who owned a cabin in the area for many years, this home was built after thoughtful planning and much creativity to use and enjoy some of the furnishings that were located in the old cabin. Rifugio di Montagna was actually designed 'around' the grand old dining room table which can seat up to 12 and is the focal point of the home.

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF RIFUGIO ~ The slate floors and granite countertops of the interior are combined with the natural colors of the outdoors making for a warm and cozy refuge for your mind and spirit. The living areas were specifically made to be the largest rooms in the cabin and to flow together. The spacious kitchen has an island and a breakfast bar which opens to the dining room, which in turn is connected to the 24' high ceilinged Great Room. The Master Suite is also located on this floor and has it's own entry AND A KING SIZE BED. You will feel as though you are showering outside under a waterfall in the oversized, full slate shower in the Master Bathroom.

The loft upstairs with the double futon overlooks the Great Room and is flanked by two bedrooms, BOTH OF WHICH HAVE KING-SIZE MATTRESSES. (No more arguing over who has to take the 'little' bed!!!) There is also a full bathroom on this floor with a tub/shower combo. All of the beds are fitted with 500 and 400 thread.

The 560 square foot front deck wraps around three sides of the house, bringing the outdoors right to your feet. And who wants to eat indoors when the perfect Summer weather calls you outside to dine on our custom-made, bar height picnic table? As an alternative, sit out on the back deck which offers a view of the landscaped area and the undeveloped forest beyond. In the Winter you will be glad you've chosen to rent a newly-constructed, well-insulated cabin with double-paned windows plus two sources of warmth - the fireplace and central heat.

THE PINECREST/DODGE RIDGE AREA CAN BE YOUR TRADITION, TOO! ~ Or, maybe it already is and you want to make wonderful new memories at Rifugio! There are many fabulous things to do in the area - great family skiing/snowboarding at Dodge Ridge and sledding at High Sierra Snowplay in the Winter, and in the Summer, the great fishing, hiking, and boating choices are endless.

We've prepared a book at the cabin - just for you - which lists all of the wonderful things to do/places to see, with Rifugio as your home base. Come ~ relax, refresh and recharge ~ experience Rifugio di Montagna for yourself!

Check In 3:00 P.M.; Check Out 11:00 A.M.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Pam Picchi

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Rifugio Di Montagna - Now with 3 King-Size Beds!
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Rifugio Di Montagna - Now with 3 King-Size Beds!
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+1 209 9574049
Cold Springs Dodge Ridge
5

PERFECT FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Pam and Paul were so easy to work with. Pam was like chatting with a friend. Quick to respond to emails, provided lots of details/recommendations and even left a cute welcome basket tailored to the kids. We had specific need for one large room for kids to sit together and have leadership discussions, roomy kitchen for kids to cook in teams without others getting in the way and 3 baths. They were very accommodating and wiling to work with us. We had a full house of teens but were able to move about with ease. Cabin had everything. Shelves and drawers were all labeled to make it easy to put things away. We opted to clean cabin ourselves, list provided made it so easy to get it all done for next guest to arrive. The large dining table and seats along kitchen counter were perfect for our large group. There was a nice TV, lots of movies and internet was dial up but moved pretty quick. There were some pretty good books in master bedroom closet too. Neighborhood was very quiet and pretty. Pinecrest Lake was literally minutes away. It would have been nice to have lake within walking distance but this location was so nice it didn't matter. Kids went on hike around lake and had a great time. Store and shops had everything you would need if you forgot something. Perfect for when you discover no one packed the butter. lol The personal items/touches in cabin made us feel like we were at our own home. Make sure you read the history about the pictures on the walls, its on the clipboard on coat rack. We hope to make this our cabin every year.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cold Springs Dodge Ridge
5

SUMMER GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
A group of adults rented it for a week in August 2013. The first few days were wonderful with swimming and star gazing. The house is cozy and user friendly. Then came the forest fire and we had to leave early. Paul and Pam were super understanding and concerned about our safety. Some of us returned in October for a short "do over" and loved being there in the fall. Don't bring any kitchen products as it is well stocked with utensils and a great big grill on the deck.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cold Springs Dodge Ridge
5

WONDERFUL VACATION GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time! Home was clean and inviting with many homey touches. The kitchen had everything you could need to cook with and tons of space. The Counter seating was perfect for our kids.

Great selection of DVDs that pleased the group and there was plenty of table space for games and puzzles.
The king beds with soft bedding were especially welcome after a long day of skiing. The handy fold up cots were also great to have. Towels were fluffy and fresh and the bathrooms were immacculate. The heater was super warm and even with all the windows and high ceilings, we felt cozy.

We loved the close proximity to Dodge Ridge (about 20 minutes) and the kids loved exploring in the surrounding woods.

Other than a minor issue with the dryer, we couldn't have been more pleased with the home, the communication with the owners and the thoughtful touches Paul and Pam provided to make their home a wonderful getaway. Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cold Springs Dodge Ridge
5

VERY MODERN AND NICE!

  • 5 of 5
Family of 5 with 3 young kids, we had such a great time at Rifugio. We came up on a Friday and the snow was coming down. We played outside in the snow on the side of the house, it the first time the kids got to see snow fall. The rest of the weekend it rained, but it was no problem for us. It was actually enjoyable to not leave, the cabin was so comfortable yet modern. It was nice to see the rain coming down and us being inside the nice cozy cabin. The living room has very high ceilings with a lot of windows which keeps the cabin light and airy. We played hide and seek, watched movies, played board games and Yahtzee on the very big and long dining room table. Kitchen is stocked with cooking, baking, etc equipment. There is a Keurig coffee maker as well as a regular coffee maker. The owners Paul and Pam were great to work with and they even left a gift basket waiting for us in the kitchen when we arrived. They have a garbage service, which is nice because we have been to a few cabins where we have to take all our garbage with us which is not fun. We have already booked the cabin again to enjoy with extended family, there is plenty of room for a bigger party. We are crossing our fingers that there is more snow. One thing to be aware of is the steep stair climb to get up to the cabin, which wasn't really an issue for us because we didn't go anywhere, but making a lot of trips up and down with stuff can be a "good work out". Not that big a deal though because majority of cabins have steep climbs because your in the mountains. Overall, our experience was amazing. Best cabin we've been to and can't wait to go back!!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cold Springs Dodge Ridge
5

BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY ASPECT!

  • 5 of 5
My wife asked me early last year what I would like to do for my birthday in August. I could not answer her, it was too far out to begin thinking about it then. She went to VRBO and found this IDYLLIC cabin in the mountains, sent me the link and asked about inviting some special friends to join us for TEN nights. She set up the deal once we had confirmations from our group. The excitement began to build right then. A few emails from Pam and Paul with encouraging details of what we were to expect came to our inbox telling us about the cabin in detail. I can say without a doubt that the owners have thought of everything. All we needed to bring was our own food, drinks, clothing and personal things. The showers were outfitted with nice shampoo's, soaps, towels and every other thing imaginable. As semi professional chefs my wife and I were nervous about the kitchen, be sure about it: Paul and Pam have brought high quality pots and pans and knives with a good sharpening steel, plates galore, glasses from plastic to fancy gold rimmed glass, coffee pot ready, many platters and an amazing collection of other utensils. You really do not need to bring anything at all! We have rented many cabins for many years and have never found such a comfortable experience. The wall of plates in the dining room is a treasure, Paul's Grandparents found them in their world travels, it made our dining experience so much fun, and to see the picture of the two in the center was just lovely. The living room is very well outfitted too. A large sofa welcomes a lot of family, tables at the ready for puzzles and games too! Three really nice bedrooms with king size beds and soft sheets with plenty of blankets to boot. The deck(s), well, how perfect to find a big picnic table, of course it was perfect. Comfy chairs and a fabulous BBQ that uses either gas orbriquets! All in all we had an absolutely wonderful time. Even when the smoke from the horrid Rim Fire made us leave a few days early, but not before Pam told us that we would be well cared for, Paul generously offered us three make up nights that we are looking forward to using this coming fall. Now that is kindness, but really the owners of this cabin are true FRIENDS! We will be returning many times in the future to enjoy this special cabin in the woods. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have and will. It was spotless! Swimming in the lake divine.............
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cold Springs Dodge Ridge
Oakdale
5

OWNERS ARE AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
I booked Rifugio Di Montagna for my husbands 40th birthday Sept 6-8. Pam and Paul were so easy to deal with and made booking so easy and affordable. Unfortunately due to the California Rim Fire we had to cancel our booking. I was so upset because I had a fabulous weekend planned or my husbands special day. When they offered me alternate dates to come back at a later time I again was upset I had to turn them down due to the fact that I'm about to have my first baby. This weekend getaway was going to be our last family trip before our little girl arrives. Without hesitation they gave me a full refund. Im so grateful to Pam and Paul for going above and beyond to make me a happy customer. I definitely will book in the future once our little one is travel bound. I think in this day and age it's hard to find not only good customer service, but people with compassion and understanding when things don't go according to plan.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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30 min. E of Sonora;10 min. to Pinecrest & 15 to Dodge Ridge.

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Availability & Rates

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Cold Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 2 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Off season
Sep 2 2014 - Dec 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $225-$250/nt - $1300-$1500/wk
Winter rates ~ Dec 16, 2014 thru April 15, 2015 ....... $250/night $1500/week.
Summer rates ~ May 26, 2014 thru Sept. 2, 2014 ....... $250/night $1500/week.
Off-season ~ Apr 16 thru May 25th & Sept. 3 thru Dec. 15 $225/nite $1300/week.
Three Night Minimum Stay Holiday Weekends & during months of June, July & August.
Security Deposit (Refundable) - $200 due within
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Amenities

Cold Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Dialup Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Additional Sleeping area - loft . Twin Single Bed - 2 deluxe aero beds. Covertible bed - 1. Crib - 1.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • rafting
  • golf
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