Accomodates up to 18 guests in tranquil refined comfort
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Family Friendly, no parties allowed.
PETS ARE ONLY ALLOWED IF PRIOR PERMISSION IS GIVEN
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No children allowed at the pond without adult supervision. No children under 8 allowed on the large trampoline in the pond without a life vest.
LOUD TALKING AND MUSIC INSIDE AFTER 10:30pm. Check in may be bumped to 3pm, check out may be moved to 10am for quick turnaround.
Failure to follow house rules or irresponsible use of the property will result in immediate cancellation, no refund, and removal from the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place for a quiet getaway
Great place, with great hospitality.
Had the best family NYE at this house. We have lots of cooks in my family and the kitchen was perfect! Fully stocked and plenty of space with separate freezer. The kids ran around the grounds all day. My horse loving daughter feed the donkeys and horses apples & carrots. Don was amazing letting the kids groom the donkeys. We all loved this house. We want to come back in the summer. 😊
Fourth Fabulous Year at The Ranch
Five stars! Fourth Thanksgiving at The Ranch
Close to Bay Area for leisurely drive and one hour from Sacramento airport, for those flying in. The large Great Room with fireplace and several seating areas allows a large group to be together, yet not at all crowded. Fully loaded, open kitchen makes communal cooking fun and easy. Large dining table plus two foldup ones in storage provides seating for eighteen. The beautiful setting in the Sierra foothills, the affable mayordomo Don, and the building, although quirky with its one-bathroom for the main house (it works for us), are fabulous. We were 11 adults and five children plus dogs, and we each enjoyed ourselves in this fourth Thanksgiving at The Ranch. Thank you Don!
Tonia and Herb
Amazing Ranch getaway
We had a wonderful time at the ranch. Don, the onsite property manager, made check-in very easy and was available for questions or help before and during the trip.
We went during a PG&E power shutdown but were largely unaffected thanks to the main house and master being on a generator. The power came back the second day we were there.
We had family ranging from 4-to-90 and the property earned rave reviews from everyone. At the peak, there were 18 of us, but there is so much room, it never felt crowded. We spent time playing basketball and tennis on the Sport Court, swimming, zip-lining, boating and fishing at the swimming pond, visiting with the horses and handing out at the firepit where this is a great grill setup.
The home is easily accessible with plenty of parking. It is also nearby to convenience and grocery stores.
The pictures of the property are accurate, although it's somehow more impressive when you're there. If you're looking for a getaway for a large group, I highly recommend booking.
This property is gorgeous and all the amenities made for a fantastic weekend. The kitchen is fully loaded and the home is wonderfully maintained. Communication with the property manager was easy and helpful. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing stay with a large group.
Lab Retreat Haven
This is our second time hosting our annual lab retreat at Rausser Ranch. Once again it was beautiful and exceeded all our expectations. Don is so accommodating and the property is simply perfect. All the extra bells and whistles you could want (like a panini press, full sized toiletries, and even pool-noodles) are stocked and available to guests. We cannot wait until next year!
The Sierra Foothills and surrounding mountains in Northern California range from 800 feet to over 9,000 feet. With numerous rivers, lakes, mountains and meadows they are a natural attraction for snow skiers, water skiers, fishermen, kayakers, houseboaters, sailboaters, hikers, mountain bikers, road bikers, and everybody who enjoys the great outdoors, whatever the season. Those who enjoy civilization will find a unique variety. The history and culture of the are are intriguing, the beauty entrancing.
Spring: Expect some rain and showers but also days warming into the high-seventies, with lots of greening and flowers both cultivated and wild. You’ll experience general feelings of optimism and renewal and have the urge to wear cotton garments again, maybe even in pastel colors. High Sierra lumberjack shirts in pastels are not recommended.
Summer: It gets warm to very warm, downright hot at times, but it’s also just what you need to convince yourself to take a day to go to your favorite spot on the Yuba River. Of course gardens grow greatly- tomatoes ripen like eager martyrs and fruit is as sweet as if Norman Rockwell had personally rendered it. Hillside vineyards are turning into what makes a winemaker smile and you will never have to wear a sweater to your Fourth-of-July Picnic (I’m talking to you, coast people). Think sun hats and iced beverages.
Fall: Warm afternoons follow cool mornings where you might catch the scent of cedar smoke as someone lights their fireplace for the first time in months. Stroll around Nevada City and environs for the kind of fall color to get excited about- golden leaves and golden light and maybe even some golden silence- it is calmer now. It may rain but probably not until November, when it’s welcome. “Indian Summer” often comes in October and can be experienced anytime up to Thanksgiving, when it would be too ironic to occur.
Winter: It will snow, but only when you really need it to. This could be for your ski day or a white Christmas or the day you want to not be able to make it in to work. Mostly it will rain to replenish or be cool-to-cold. But not the kind of cold that keeps you from doing things. There are even days in late Winter that masquerade as Spring. Cabin fever is little-known in these parts. Endless gray weather seldom goes unbroken.
Grass Valley has a classic gold rush era downtown, revolving around Main and Mill Streets. Well-kept historic buildings abound, guaranteed to engage anyone from the serious architecture fan to the casual observer. Add in terrific shops and restaurants, the historic Holbrooke Hotel and the visually delightful art deco Del Oro Theatre and you have one of the most memorable small towns anywhere. And with the ambitious calendar of street fairs and public events in Grass Valley, you’d really have to work at it to not have fun here.
Nevada City a town with a lot of character and a lot of characters. Study a little history and it becomes clear that this is not just a recent development. Stroll down Broad Street and it’s easy to imagine how life felt in 1875 or 1925. You won’t find better historic buildings anywhere, including amazing art deco takes on what a court house and city hall should look like. Great restaurants, great shops, great events, great atmosphere- that’s Nevada City. One visit and you’ll find yourself daydreaming about living here.
Can we agree that everyone likes to hear a good story, especially from another time? Comparing your life and times with those of others comes pretty naturally to people; after all, curiosity and language are two of the best things about being human! And the Sierra Nevada's have great human stories to tell. Almost everyone knows at least a bit about the California Gold Rush, which was pivotal in our history, but are you curious to dig deeper? What is this connection to Cornwall, England all about? Or perhaps you are interested in the culture of the first people who lived here, Native Americans known as the Nisenan. Or maybe you are an architecture fan who wants to examine every style from Gold Rush Cabin to Art Deco Commercial to Modern Eco-Home. We have resources for every curiosity and we promise not to judge you if so simply must know the real story about the wicked ways of Lola Montez. Along the way you may even discover a pretty interesting group of people, from world-class chefs and artists to fascinating business innovators, living here today. Isn’t it about time for Nevada County?