About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINES, GOOD TIMES!
Enjoy all the best of vacation getaways at the Rocky Hill Retreat! Located in the historic gold rush town of Murphys, CA, this fully furnished, 1600 square foot home is a perfect getaway for friends and families to gather for precious time together - relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoying the gold country. If you need an inspirational place to be productive, the Rocky Hill Retreat is also a unique meeting space for small groups and events.
ALL BRAND NEW!
The Rocky Hill Retreat has recently been reincarnated – everything has been remodeled and renewed to make it a new home, perfect for your relaxing retreat from normal life.
HEART OF THE HOME
The kitchen boasts granite counters and a friendly island, beautiful birch cupboards, and all new appliances. It’s fully stocked for cooking and eating in, when you don’t want to get out of your slippers. Enjoy the flat screen TV and DVR while you cook. The dining room table seats 10 comfortably so everyone can share their stories from the day. And,the panoramic 8 foot sliding glass door invites the view in even when you're not on the patio.
The spacious living room is the hub of entertainment and relaxation. The gas log fireplace keeps you toasty on chilly mornings and adds the glow to the evening fun. Watch the flatscreen TV or a blueray DVD, play games at the poker table, or cuddle up with a good book beside the fire.
BEDS, BATHS, & LAUNDRY
Each bedroom has its own unique flare. The master has a queen sized pine log bed and brings nature in everywhere. Enjoy your coffee on your own patio, just outside your sliding glass door, or enjoy the beautiful view while you linger in bed with your morning TV. The ensuite bathroom gives you a little sanctuary from the rest of your group. The second bedroom takes you back in time with its full sized, 100 year old bed, antique phone, and photos of my great grandparents in Spain. The third bedroom sleeps one or two with its trundle bed, and reminds you that you have more time to relax and slow down – you’re on vacation! An additional queen size, elevated Aerobed is ready for extra guests - great in front of the fireplace!
The two full bathrooms (one inside the master bedroom) each have shower, tub, new fixtures and new vanities for everyone’s needs. The new laundry room will be handy for those enjoying a longer stay.
ENJOY THE VIEW & NEIGHBORHOOD
While the inside of the Rocky Hill Retreat is beautiful, it’s the life outside that reveals true beauty. Enjoy the sunrise over the rocky hills from our comfy patio, or or an afternoon glass of wine as the sun casts a magical glow across the meadow and lands on the hillside. Take a walk through quiet neighborhood streets with unique homes, watch the sun glisten on the grape vines, and enjoy the walking trails through the meadow. ***PLEASE NOTE: Due to the drought and wildfires, we request NO FLAME/no grilling until further notice. Also, be aware there is no play area for kids beyond our brick patio. We ask that you preserve our drought tolerant yard by staying on the patio.***
Stroll 5-10 minutes to Main Street, and walk in the footsteps of famous Mark Twain, Ulysses S Grant, Horatio Alger and notorious Black Bart. Murphys, known as the “Queen of the Sierra” and was named “One of The Top 10 Coolest Towns in America” by Frommers. Main Street is the heart of this gold rush town - it's lined with a variety of great restaurants, unique shops, and more than 18 WINE TASTING ROOMS! Yum!
Steps away from Main Street is the community park. Like a scene from a movie, the gazebo welcomes brides and grooms or live bands, the creek rushes by to the delight of children’s toes, and the barbeque pits host good grill for parties, big and small. Town loves to host several events throughout the year, making Murphys a destination for big celebrations or any relaxing weekend escape from your every day life.
WINES and WEDDINGS are part of the fabric of Murphys! The Rocky Hill Retreat is the perfect wedding home base. The bride and her wedding party can enjoy each other and prepare for the big day with all the comforts of home. Or, make this the family headquarters, a spacious place for family and friends to gather, organize their plans, and tell stories of how the big day unfolded.
Most find all they need for a memorable getaway right here, and never get in the car until they return home. But if you’re looking for adventures, you can find everything from skiing and biking, to world-famous giant sequoias, to boating and golf, to spectacular caverns, to amazing art and horseback riding, all nearby. At 2,000 feet elevation, Murphys climate is perfect all year round – bright springs, warm summers, crisp falls, and a snow dusting or two in the winter (but never have to scoop one shovel!)
The Rocky Hill Retreat is also a great place to hold your team meeting or planning session. Groups do their best thinking when they are in an environment that promotes new perspectives. A professional consultant and facilitator will help design the right process to achieve your goals and can facilitate your meeting so everyone can participate fully. Tools to make your session successful include: flipchart, white board, pens, notepads, printer, projector and screen.
Check out our other home, the RED GATE RETREAT (VRBO #722818). It's just a 5-10 minute walk from the ROCKY HILL RETREAT. Walk to Main Street from each of them. Ask about our Dual Retreat Discount when booking both homes - a great way to accommodate up to 15 retreaters.
WE LOVE RE-TREATERS!
Make the ROCKY HILL RETREAT or the RED GATE RETREAT your favorite getaway, and make it a tradition. We hope to be part of your cherished memories of GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINES, AND GOOD TIMES!
Keywords: single story family home, patio, meadow view, mountain view, neighborhood, walk to town, retreat, meeting space, wine tasting, gold country, weekend getaway, couples, bridesmaids, wedding party
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- May 24, 2018
We're Jeff and Jackie (Alcalde) Marr. We love wine tasting (we like to practice, practice practice...!) We were married at beautiful Ironstone Winery on Grape Stomp weekend, so Murphys has a special place in our hearts. Can you believe that Jeff didn't drink wine before he met Jackie?! Now he loves to tell you about his favorite tasting rooms on Main Street. There is nothing better than a morning walk to breakfast, wine tasting through the mid day, napping in the afternoon, and a nice dinner and play for the evening. Or, maybe just enjoy a morning Bloody Mary at the historic Hotel, play games and relax by the fire! Jeff's a mortgage broker, and Jackie's an organization development consultant and leadership & life coach. (That's why coaching and team planning sessions are a great fit for the Rocky Hill Retreat.) We live in Folsom and love to do mini getaways to Mendocino, Yosemite, and Tahoe. But of course, our favorite getaway is to Murphys! It's hard to find a place where you feel totally at home (but totally away from home!) We hope you come to enjoy the Rocky Hill Retreat, stock up special memories, and make it a cherished tradition to come back again and again!
Jackie purchased this House in 2011
Why Jackie chose Murphys
We've known we wanted to create a place for people to gather for relaxation, and to make great memories. We kept our eyes open for just the right place in Murphys. It had to have a view, and it had to be walking distance to Main Street. The Rocky Hill Retreat finally appeared - a little diamond in the rough until we spent three months polishing her! Murphys was Jackie's home away from home growing up - her sister has been an integral part of the community for more than 40 years. She lives just a couple minutes walk away, and now that we have the Rocky Hill Retreat, we can have her over to OUR place!
What makes this House unique
While there are so many adventurous activities to enjoy nearby (Calaveras Big Trees, Bear Valley, New Melones Reservoir, Mercer Caverns, golfing, horseback riding, Mercer Caverns, zip lines...gosh, the list goes on and on...), we have to admit, we're pretty lazy. We enjoy hanging out in town and talking with the local shop owners and vintners. It's a wonderful community of interesting people, and we like to count ourselves among them. For us, the best weekend includes coffee on our patio (thank goodness the coffee maker can start automatically, so we can slip out of bed onto our patio for sunrise - something we'd never do at home!), hours reading beside our gas stove/fireplace, a game and a good movie. When we need to stretch our legs, we love the short walk to Main Street for great food, fantastic wine, and good chat with our friends.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was a great place to stay. Like home away from home.
House was roomy, great kitchen /Dining room for visiting. Excellent family room with gas fire place. Sleeping for 6 gave us lots of room! We will be back!
Our home is great for allowing family and friends to spread out and enjoy different spaces. So glad your family had a great time! Hope you can get away again soon. ~ jackie
Amazing Girl's weekend
We had 6 ladies for the weekend and the house was perfect. Great location, very clean, and all the amenities. Will stay again!
Amazing girlfriends and amazing house make for an amazing girls' weekend! Hope you can make it for another "retreat" soon! ~ jackie
Great Family Getaway
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Rocky Hill Retreat. We have stayed here before and loved it so much that we came back for a second time. The layout is perfect for family get together with a big open kitchen area and a comfy living room. Great quiet location that is within easy walking distance to the downtown area with all the shops, restaurants and wine tasting.
It was our pleasure to host you and your family again, Kelly! Glad you squeezed in a nice "retreat" by the end of the year. Don't wait a whole year to get away again! ~jackie
Clean, modern, homey, warm and welcoming!! This house is amazing
We came out to the rocky hill retreat for my 30th birthday and it was perfect! The house is nice and clean and well taken care of with everything thought out! They have all the kitchen gadgets to make great meals, they have a roku so you can watch Netflix and prime, they have a great dining area for games and dinners as well as a game and movie collection! They also are located just 5 mins walk from downtown which is amazing! I will definitely come back!!
Happy Birthday, Jessica! Sounds like you had a really great time with friends in our Rocky Hill Retreat! Don't wait a whole year before coming back for another retreat! ~ jackie
Clean, comfortable, great location
We celebrated a friend's 50th birthday with a stay in Murphys. This house was perfect. An easy walk to Main Street and an easy drive to other nearby attractions. The house was clean, comfortable and warm.
So glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration! Don't wait another year before you get another great retreat! ~jackie
This place was perfect for our small work retreat. Everything you need.
Everything was as advertised. Very responsive owner, and the property is beautiful. A short walk to town, and a lovely open space behind the home.
It was our pleasure to host your team, Scotty! When I facilitate executive teams they make more progress when they're in a different and inspiring environment. Glad your team enjoyed Murphys and our Rocky Hill Retreat! ~ jackie
wine tasting, outdoor big-name concerts, country faires, skiing 40 minutes away, 3 golf courses within 20 minutes, Murphys Irish Days, Grape Stomp and Harvest Faire, Frog Jump, art festivals, vintage car shows, melodrama, indoor and outdoor plays, community park with gazebo and rushing creek, gourmet restaurants, gold rush historical sights, amazing caverns, zip line adventure, historic walking tours, cooking classes, vintage holiday open house tour
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Three night minimum for holidays and event weekends, and increased rates may apply. (Valentine's Day, Passport weekend, Irish Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Grape Stomp, Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve). Exceptions for only two night stays on holiday/event weekends may be made for a higher nightly rate. Must be approved prior to booking. Standard cleaning fee is $100. Cleaning fee is $125 for stays between 5 nights - 1 week or quick turnarounds (must be approved prior to booking). Cleaning fee will be negotiated for other scenarios. Additional $75 for gatherings greater than 8 people in the home. Must be approved prior to booking. $25 Cancellation fee for all cancellations. Full refund for cancellations more than 30 days from arrival. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival will be refunded for all nights that we are able to re-book. Ask about discounts for last minute reservations. Ask about our Dual Retreat Discount when you rent the Red Gate Retreat (VRBO #722818) with the Rocky Hill Retreat (VRBO #397794)! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I TALK TO EVERYONE BEFORE ACCEPTING A BOOKING REQUEST. LET'S BOTH TRY TO RESPOND TO VOICE MAIL SO THAT WE CAN PROCESS YOUR BOOKING RIGHT AWAY!