Fairy Tale Cottage -Dog Friendly, Disc Golf Course



5位, 2間臥室, 3張床, 1間衛浴
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SOMEWHERE SPECIAL! Fairy Tale Cottage is situated in the lovely twin hamlets of Alta and Dutch Flat. This is Gold Country & the I-80 gateway to the High Sierra. Close to Colfax & Rollins Lake to the West & Immigrant Gap, Truckee, Ski Resorts of SugarBowl & Boreal to the East. You’ll love my place because it's a 1,000 sq ft. house with charming details (wood fireplace, deep soaker tub) in a beautiful forested acreage with easy 3/4 mile access to I-80, at 3,500’ elevation. Kids and Dog friendly!

THE COTTAGE is nicely nestled between both hamlets. Walk or drive east to Alta’s town center (about 1/4 mile) where there is a convenience store and/or walk or drive west to the charming historic town of Dutch Flat which is a delight to visit.

I built this home with friends and family in 2002. Much of my own forest wood has been incorporated into the dwellings. This was truly a labor of love. The cottage is filled with personal art from myself, friends and family. The wrought iron work and special exterior clothesline come from a previous home in Australia. I have lived in various places internationally, yet, this remains, my favorite place in the whole wide world (smiling).... I hope you will find this property as special as I do.

INSIDE- The cottage has a large master bedroom with a desk and nice recliner for working or relaxing. Wi-Fi is AT&T excellent and great for on-line courses or distance learning , communications, or multi-purpose or business zooming. There is a king size bed with plenty of room for a baby bed (crib) or cot. The never ending backyard of forest gives a feeling of escape and privacy. The upstairs room, which is aptly called the "tree house loft" has 2 full size beds. This house is perfect for two couples or a familly, (a couple with 2 or 3 children). The cottage is fully equipped, just bring yourselves. All bedding and towels are supplied. Kitchen has cookware, dishes, utensils and even some non-perishable food items if you are hungry or need a snack. The house has a central heating furnace plus a wood fireplace to keep you cosy and warm (wood supplied). There is a closet filled with extra linens (sheets, blankets, towels, etc.) Bathroom has bath salts, bubble bath, shampoo, soap, etc. Everything touchable is cleaned and sanitzed between guests. I clean the house myself which takes from 4 to 6 hours to satisfy to my standards and commitment to cleanliness.

The house/cottage is set/situated in the middle of the property of 3.5 acres. There are trails throughout the forest, to walk/hike upon and plenty of forest to explore. There is also a fenced yard for your dog to enjoy. I love sharing this property and welcome you wholeheartedly!

ON and AROUND the COTTAGE - The cottage is situated on a few acres (3.5), of a beautiful conifer (evergreen) forest filled with Pine, Cedar, Fir, Manzanita, Madrone and Oak Trees. There are WALKING TRAILS throughout the property, a 9 BASKET DISC GOLF course for your enjoyment, and a CAMPFIRE PIT with seating area. The property is very private and you can rarely or barely see sight of a neighbor’s home. It is truly nestled into the forest. There are forest trails throughout the property for your enjoyment. Across the street, from the private winding drive way, there is easy and lovely access to trails and walks that run alongside the irrigation creeks (canals)... which are definitely serene and enchanting.

The CLIMATE and forest is referred to as a “Mediterranean Style Mountain Forest” with long warm dry summers and wet winters filled with rain and snow.

WILDLIFE - There is wildlife in abundance. A family of deer call this home plus numerous other forest creatures that are non-threatening. In summer, you might see bears. What a treat that is!

For SWIMMING and WATER PLAY - In summer, the Dutch Flat swimming pool is a wonderful and refreshing local attraction. It is a large walk-in pool set amongst tall conifers in a forest park setting offering picnic tables, a volleyball court, and lifeguards to watch over you and your young ones. It is a mere 1/2 mile walk or ride from the cottage. This is an absolute gem to discover and enjoy on warm summer days.

For SNOW PLAY - In winter, the summit Ski Resorts are 30-ish miles away. With a quick 3/4 mile entry onto I-80 then 30 miles to the resorts, it can be a quick (weather permitting), and absolutely beautiful drive to Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge, Boreal, and Soda Springs Ski Resorts. For winter Ski Resort Towns, Truckee and Lake Tahoe Towns are filled with Resort atmosphere and ambience. You’ll find Restaurants, bars, and shopping a-plenty. For sledding, try the Nyack off Ramp 10 miles east along I-80 or Kingvale further east or Donner Ski Ranch which is off the Norden/Soda Springs exit. All three of these places have snow parks with fees attached..... or better yet, if we have snow during your stay, feel free to use my sleds and enjoy the sledding hills on the property.

For DINING - I highly recommend the “Monte Vista” Restaurant which is located right off the Dutch Flat exit along I-80 about 2 miles from the cottage. It is open for dinners only and they strongly advise having a reservation made for weekends. The food is delicious and the venue is a rustic log building and very special. It is truly a treat. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, try the “Rustic Table” Restaurant which is off the Immigrant Gap exit 11-12 miles east along I-80. They have a very impressive specialty coffee barista bar as well as good food, beautiful grounds outside with an outdoor patio and a staff that try wonderfully hard to please. Due to the present covid related precautions, these restaurants may or may not be operating at this time. Otherwise, Colfax, is 10 miles to the West and has many eateries as well as a grocery market.

For SIGHTSEEING and day excursions - To enjoy the history and flavor of the gold rush era, consider visiting “Nevada City and Grass Valley” about 20 plus miles away. (Take I-80 west to Colfax, then hwy 174 towards Grass Valley). Auburn Old Town is historically interesting and just 25 miles west along I-80. Colfax, which I consider our Hub, is a charming small town, just 10 minutes west.

For HIKING - Try the “Emigrant Gap” area, offering many great top-of-the Sierra trails such as “Grouse Ridge”. “Euchre Bar” trailhead in Alta is an advanced hike with steep elevation changes to and from the American River. A simple visit to the parking lot trailhead gives a spectacular view of the high Sierra.

For BOATING, FISHING and LAKE PLAY - Alta and Dutch Flat are situated between the Bear and American Rivers. There are Mountain lakes and reservoirs a-plenty. Rollins Lake, about 6-7 miles west along I-80 is a fun recreational Lake for swimming, boating and picnics. They also have boat rentaclean









This is “Gold Rush” country. The entire area was hydraulically mined in the 1850’s and onwards. The soil is iron rich red, laden with white quartz which is often associated with gold. You will notice the white quartz rock throughout the property.

After the “Gold Rush”, this exact property became the SAWMILLfor the area. When I first purchased the property it was filled with historic treasures and even an old settlers cabin.

Across the street is an IRRIGATION CANAL that brings/delivers our mountain snow melt water to the Central Valley. I like to think that we are contributing to the wonderful life sustaining food that our Central Valley grows forAmerica.

Living here in Alta/Dutch Flat is such a pleasure. We have beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, great air, and wildlife. Living along the I-80 corridor we have superb access to the Sierra Nevada Resorts of Truckee and Lake Tahoe, easy access to Reno, Nevada, and equally easy access to Sacramento and the Bay Area.

This is a rural hamlet of acreages. There are a couple of conveniences stores, churches, community centers, a school, fire department, gas station, a forest pool, a local cafe, a fine dining restaurant, etc.....


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