One Bedroom, One Bath Cottage, Walk To All That Sutter Street Has To Offer.
About Maureen Picarella
We love old town Folsom! This picture was our 30th anniversary photo, taken at a favorite spot on the American River, just steps from our home and the cottage. As a working couple, we know how hard it is to fit in quality time...living in this area gives us the opportunity to be active with our family/dogs, get out to dinner, shop and enjoy all of the events the Historic District has to offer. All without ever getting in our car. Maureen has spent over 30 years working in the field of property management. Remodeling this cottage and making it comfortable for our guests came naturally! We look forward to meeting each of you and hope you feel as at home!
Maureen Picarella purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Maureen Picarella chose Folsom
Yes, you can stay in a hotel nearby...but why, when you can spend time in this comfortable, modern cottage? As close as you can get to the action in old town Folsom, yet so peaceful and quiet when you're ready to relax.
What makes this Cottage unique
Quiet, private location, yet a few minutes walk away from everything the Historic District has to offer. Owners on site, very responsive to questions or concerns that may come up.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A little cottage, tucked away...
We decided to get away for a few days and discover the cycling community around Folsom, hearing much about the bike paths and the installation of the new Johnny Cash trail. It was our anniversary and we have some family in Rocklin but don't like imposing, nor enjoy hotels.
The cottage is situated behind the house, with a patio. Plenty of shade, peace and quiet, and accessible by foot to the downtown Folsom and the bike trails.
The property owner left us with clear instructions, but accessible if ever needed. We never even met, but felt like they were very approachable and very nice people.
The cottage is lovely - comfortable and very well cared for. They put their own imprint on the place and had just about anything and everything you could think of - towels, coffee, cold water, you name it ... even a complete binder of what to do in the area and some clear instructions of the cottage.
The neighbors are friendly and so are the owners pets - which I only spotted Nala. If it was not so hot, I think they all would have been more social.
The area has a lot to offer - there is a museum at the Prison and outdoor concerts. We were able to meet family for dinner in El Dorado Hills, while getting to listen to the symphony, and walking through the Town Center.
Dining in the Downtown Folsom is great - visit the Chicago Fire, they have a gluten free crust with goat cheese, olives, spinach, and mushrooms that was delicious. We also enjoyed (twice!) the Sutter Street Grill for breakfast. My husband enjoyed their sausage gravy, while I splurged on the bacon and an omlette of mushrooms, spinach, avocado, and feta. The Sutter St Taqueria is also worth a mention - a lot of food and spicy salsa...but we found Messy's Tacos & Treats in Loomis.... I would not only say that Messy's is legit but operating at a higher level.
Thanks Maureen and family - we hope to return!
Wow, thanks so much! We’re thrilled you enjoyed the cottage, and really appreciate the shout out to our local businesses! Historic Folsom is definitely a special place.
Great Location and Stay!
We had a fun time at this beautiful location! Great location, hosts, home, and we look forward to returning in the future!
Great retreat !
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!
This perfect cottage has it all! Well stocked, clean, comfortable and is located in the perfect location being just a few blocks to all the fabulous and fun things to do and see in Historic Folsom. In addition to visiting all the great shops and restaurants downtown, we enjoyed the Folsom Zoo/Sanctuary, the Art Center, and the Farmer’s Market. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our extended stay here, the spool, furry friends, deck and bbq! Maureen has added all the perfect little touches and has thought of everything one might need right down to fresh ice in the ice maker! (Much appreciated on a hot summer day). Thank you Maureen for making our stay Perfect! and for accommodating our need for extra days.
Mary and Gavin W.
Cottage location perfect
The property was wonderful. The location is the best because it is within very easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, biking and walking trails, parks and Lake Natoma. The place was immaculate and very well stocked with everything we needed. It was so nice that we could bring our dog. She enjoyed swimming in Lake Natoma. We will definitely return. What a great place!!
So happy you enjoyed the cottage and the historic district. Such a great spot! Hope to see you again.
Can I give 10 stars?
The location is the best part - cute downtown, lake access, bike/hike trails ONE BLOCK away! So many little touches that made traveling easier - a lint brush, right when I needed it! Even though it was hot, the town is covered with mature trees, making walking comfortable into the 90s. And then you could come home to the air conditioning if you overdid it. Thank you, Maureen, for sharing your cottage with us!
Thank you for the nice review. We’re so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the neighborhood. And thank you for the avocados and strawberries! Hope to host you again.
Centrally located to Sutter street shopping, restaurants and activities. Walk to the American River Recreation trail for walking, or biking. Folsom Lake is a short 10 minute drive away.
Walk to Folsom's Light Rail station...convenient access to Folsom Premium Outlets and downtown Sacramento from this stop.
Ski some of Lake Tahoe's premier resorts, only a 1 - 1/2 hour drive away from Folsom. Summertime activities are endless, within the Folsom Lake recreation area, as well as the Sierra Nevada foothills.
This location has it all!!!