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Gold Medal Bakery on Site - Ecogreen Certified - Creek Access

Cazadero, CA, USA
  • Cottage850 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This cabin sleeps 4 in two simple and cozy rooms each with a queen size bed. The full kitchen is open to the living room, where a fireplace will warm all your cares away. We provide wood for your first fire. You are welcome to bring your own firewood and the Cazadero General Store has bundles of firewood for sale one mile up the road. :-) ($6/bundle or two for $10)

This cottage is located just next to the grounds of the award-winning Raymond’s Bakery. While you are here, you are welcome to enjoy a sun-filled afternoon in the garden, take a dip in the Austin Creek swimming hole, play boccie ball relax under the gazebo, or nap under the apple tree. In the evenings you can partake in an old-fashioned camp fire

Our bakery is open Friday with local musicians playing on Friday evenings for our Community Pizza, Beer & Wine Night. We open at 5 pm and the band plays from 6 until around 9. We do close the bakery from early November through mid-January to give our awesome staff a break for the holidays.

Wander around our gardens and the creek! The redwoods are truly majestic! The oldest one on our property is over 1,200 years old!.

Our cottages allow you to get away from it all! Or stay connected with our free wifi.

Want to explore the area? Check out the Russian River Chamber of Commerce website to find out what’s happening in the area. Within a 20-minute drive you can explore the Pacific Coast, Russian River Wineries, Armstrong Woods State Preserve, Northwood Golf Course or canoeing & kayaking on the Russian River.

We are located 20 minute from Guerneville, 40 minutes from Sebastopol, 50 minutes from Santa Rosa and 90 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

For larger groups of up to 17 persons, book Paradise Grove Cottage together with Creekside Cottage, Gravenstein Cottage, Elim Cottage, Baker's Loft – all located on the grounds near the bakery.


Mark Weiss

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About Mark Weiss

Fifteen years ago I fell in love with an abandoned restaurant with four tired cottages on three acres of wild blackberries and old growth redwoods on Austin Creek. It has been an exhausting/exhilarating labor of love that has enriched our lives in more ways than I ever imagined. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have!

Mark Weiss purchased this Cottage in 2002

Why Mark Weiss chose Cazadero

I spent nine years walking past this cottage and dreaming of living there someday. Imagining having a cup of coffee on the front deck in the morning with the gentle babble of the creek for company. When it finally came up for sale, we bent over backward to be able to make my family's dream come true. We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our dream.

What makes this Cottage unique

I own and am the primary baker at Raymond's Bakery Bed & Breakfast just a three-minute walk around the redwoods. So be ready for some gold-medal baked goodies to welcome you to our corner of paradise. We can also share the secrets of a few swimming holes and where to find the best skipping stones. The cottage is directly across from the creek. You can hear the babbling from the bedroom windows as you fall asleep.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Two bedrooms with queen beds


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Rural
                1200 year old redwood grove near bakery
              • Water View
                Creek right across from cottage
              • Waterfront
                Nestled Along Austin Creek


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Living Room
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Free Long Distance
                            Comcast Telephone with FREE long distance
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove
                            Wood stove set in original fireplace
                          • Free Wifi


                              • Microwave
                              • Catering Available
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area


                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        HD Comcast with On Demand, HBO & Encore
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                      • VCR
                                      • Video Library
                                        DVDs available from B&B host at Raymond's Bakery. Rentals also available at the General Store, one mile up the road.


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Gazebo
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • Additional amenities available at corner Raymond's Bakery Bed & Breakfast including free WiFi and extra linens

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                19 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Sarah G.Oakland CA

                                                                Had a great time at Mark's place. What a lovely host, and what a sweet family! Really cozy and the food was amazing.

                                                                great place to stay right on Austin Creek

                                                                KenSanta Cruz, California, USA

                                                                2 comfortable bedrooms, decent kitchen in a clean and pleasant cottage just across the drive from Austin Creek. Good swimming holes abound, and the scenery is spectacular. Don't miss the Friday evening pizza and beer nights, with live music. We have stayed here 4 years in a row, and always look forward to it!


                                                                Seon R.

                                                                This was our 3rd visit and absolutely love coming here. Mark, the owner, is the best host and also an amazing baker. Delicious bread, pastries and pizza. Wil be back!!

                                                                Remote, comfortable, and exactly what we wanted

                                                                Alex N.Chicago, IL

                                                                While we didn't get to meet Mark, we did get to experience his reputable hospitality (he dropped off breakfast, a new lamp, and freshly roasted coffee) and enjoy the wonderful cottage. We knew ahead of time the bakery wasn't going to be open, and wanted a spot between Sonoma and the coast so we could choose either direction as we liked. Highly recommended for the amenities, location (if you want remote!), and friendliness of the host. Will definitely visit Cazadero and Mark's properties again!

                                                                Beautiful cottages, incredible setting, friendly staff, wonderful pastries and pizza

                                                                Paul W.

                                                                Our second stay at Elim Grove Cottages and it did not disappoint. You can't beat the setting in Cazadero underneath the majestic redwoods and alongside Austin Creek. Quiet, serene, beautiful and relaxing. The cottages are what I would expect in the Russian River area and have the right amount of necessities and comforts to keep you relaxed during your stay. The adjoining bakery is sinful and the pastries that come out of there on the weekend are amazing. Friday night is Community Pizza night and they do not disappoint. Incredibly yummy, well prices drinks and a great atmosphere are all present and our entire family enjoyed themselves tremendously.

                                                                Elim Grove, Gold Medal Bakery is a gem and we will be back without question. Thank you to Raymond and Patti for always going the extra mile to make their guests feel welcome.

                                                                Cozy, rustic and easy.

                                                                Michael E.

                                                                My family of four stayed in the larger cabin and could not be happier. Clean and rustic, our two bed bungalow was off the road and provided convenient access to the creek and bakery while being extremely private. Arrive Friday early evening for music, pizza, and wine bar. The bakery was open early both Saturday and Sunday making breakfast treats and coffee. A great launching pad for checking out the coast, river, or town. Not a snooty spa — for those looking for a local vibe. We'll be back.


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