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Charming Creek Side Studio Near Lakes, Rivers, Downtown

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

New studio in the woods, quiet cozy atmosphere.

Enjoy relaxing on the patio watching the creek flow by.

Queen bed, futon couch folds out to twin bed.

Large shower, full refrigerator, dinette set.

Gas flame stove provides warmth and cozy atmosphere.

Keywords: Located in Historic Gold Country, minutes from Nevada City and Grass Valley this studio offers a peaceful, cozy retreat. Independent fully equipped unit with private patio overlooking wooded creek, parking on site.

This area offers an array of activities to choose from such as music and other festivals, art shows, museums, live theater, wine tasting and tours as well as a variety of interesting shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Outdoor activities nearby include swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and horseback riding.

Near Nevada County Fairgrounds, Center for the Arts, Miner's Foundry, Scott's Flat Lake, Rollins Lake.

More Details

Francis and Nancy Hamilton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Francis and Nancy Hamilton

We have lived here for 32 years and are glad to finally have a venue for sharing our beautiful space.

The Last Resort is a stand alone, private studio apartment, fully equipped, in a creek side setting.

Why Francis and Nancy Hamilton chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We have owned and operated The Last Resort for the past five years and we are delighted with the response to the space. Our goal was to provide private, all-around comfort in a naturally peaceful environment. From the response thus far, we seem to be doing that.

It's our pleasure to share what we have.

What makes this studio unique

Our area is bursting year round with music, art, live theater, gorgeous river and extensive outdoor activities. There is always something to do here. Check out the Chamber of Commerce sights for more info.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a great place! Thank you for sharing it with us".
Jan 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Charming Creek Side Studio Near Lakes, Rivers, Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

A lovely little escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to get out of town for our anniversary but didn't want to go too far. This was a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy Grass Valley/Nevada City. The property is beautiful and heavily wooded and private. The house is the perfect size and has everything you need. It was incredibly clean, lovingly decorated, and very cozy. The owners are fantastic and gave us all the privacy we needed while still being available. We recommend this property wholeheartedly!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return soon. Regards, Nancy and Francis
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Cute and cost effective place to stay in Grass Valley

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed a last minute place to stay in GV while we finish up plans to buy a house. Luckily Francis and Nancy's studio was still available. What a great find. I do a lot of VRBO rentals and the things I appreciate are exactly what Francis and Nancy provided: 1) was immaculate. 2) good condition...this unit was recently renovated and in great shape 3) attention to's the little things like having things labelled, having half and half in the fridge and coffee options on the counter and 4) quiet and privacy. Put that all together with a great rental rate and what more could you want. I would rent again in a second :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with this well equipped studio. The peace is wonderful and you can hear the gently babbling creek just a few yards from the patio. It's well situated for the local towns and attractions. Your hosts are very discrete. In thirteen days they never once intruded. A perfect studio in a perfect location.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first resort when staying in Grass Valley!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the studio! Francis and Nancy were fastidious and attentive hosts and very respectful of our privacy. The studio is clean and very nicely decorated with attention to detail. We loved being surrounded by all the trees and golden silence. We loved the gurgling creek sounds. There's WiFi and good TV cable channels and even a landline for visitors use which was thoughtful because we did not have cell phone reception in the studio. We took advantage of the brochures and flyers provided by Nancy and Francis for local hikes and places to eat. There is a good sized grocery store conveniently located by highway going to the studio. We hated to leave when the time came. We will definitely be returning for another visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My 15 year old daughter and I stayed here while attending the animal film festival in Grass Valley.The owners are very nice and checked on us a couple times to see if we needed anything. We arrived late at night so Nancy was nice enough to put a pink flamingo at the drive way so it was easy for us to find. The place had everything we needed to make a couple meals and find some time to relax. You can hear the babbling creek just outside your window and the patio was very cute and private. I can't wait to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable bed and well stocked kitchen. Pleasant patio. Quiet and private. Lovely to listen to the creek while falling asleep. We will definately hope to return. Convenient to both Grass Valley and Nevada City, as well as Empire Mine State Park for hiking.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

We charge $10.00 extra per night for third person

We require check or cash only prior to stay

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Grass Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large shower, no tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin foldout Futon (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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