Located four miles from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. An artfully appointed interior and building design, a sweeping meadow below the panoramic window, brings you to nature's edge. Simplicity and comfort welcome you to your home away from home.
The natural setting is breathtaking for this private guest cottage deep in Salt Creek Canyon at the foot of Case Mountain. Fitting snugly into the the hillside, the 400 square foot cottage has an open floor plan and was designed and built in 1985 as a special home for the host's Grandma. Grandma's favorite color of blue is found in the dishes, carpets, linens and furniture. A panoramic half-circle window frames the Sierra Nevada Foothills and meadow outside, and provides a magnificent framing for the star-studded night sky and the full moon rise from behind the mountains across the canyon.
A TV, equipped with Dish Network, and a DVD player is found in the living room. A distinctive library of books and magazines are available for thoughtful browsing. Iron and ironing board, flashlight, board games, bathing supplies, hair dryer and other amenities are offered for guests. The cooling system for summer months is a ductless air conditioner which keeps the cottage cool and comfortable, and also heats the cottage in the winter. The cottage has a telephone that allows for unlimited long distance calling (in USA only). Only ATT cell phones work in this area. WIFI via Exede satellite internet access is available (limited data use.)
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, including microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, and all dishes and cooking utensils. Freshly ground French roast coffee, both regular and decaf, and a wide assortment of herbal teas and English teas, along with cream and sugar is provided. There is an outside flower and herb bed at the level of the kitchen window at the sink.
There is a queen-size bed, with down comforter in the bedroom area and a futon sofa in the living room which opens to a full-size bed. Extra bed linens, pillows and blankets are found in a cedar chest in the living room. The bathroom has a tiled step down shower which also doubles as a sit down bath tub. The open floor plan includes partial walls and curtains between the living room and bedroom area.
The outside deck is made from the circular bottom of a large redwood wine vat. A shade umbrella and table with chairs provide an outdoor living space.
Interakcija s gostima
Your host is a collage, multi-media artist and guests can visit her art studio upon request. She is retired nurse who also practices biodynamic craniosacral work. Upon request, she will assist you with suggestions for enjoying the National Park, finding a good restaurant, and sharing information about the flora and fauna of the area.
Guests’ privacy is respected, so the host will not make extensive contact with you unless you need assistance. Guests can use the phone in the cottage to call the host, if needed. Host lives next door in the main house. Helpful tips, including restaurant menus, brochures for local shops and special services and National Park information can be found in a binder on the kitchen table.
The price for the cottage includes the 10% transient occupancy tax, based on a rate of $195 per night for two persons. There is an additional $15 per person per night added for extra persons (maximum four persons allowed.) This excludes the fee assessed by Airbnb for the reservation service provided.
Two night minimum required. Three night minimum for holiday weekends. Four-night minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. When your reservation is confirmed, you will be emailed a PDF file that has a map and directions to the cottage.
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Print out the pdf file with map and directions on it when you receive the confirmation email. You will need the written directions to find the cottage and to know where to park.
Read the guest information binder that will be left open on the kitchen table for you. If you arrive before 9 pm, please call the host and let her know that you have arrived. There is a phone in the living room for guest use. The host's phone number is on the first page of the binder.
Make sure you make yourself at home and enjoy the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills outside your door. The cottage has been set up for your comfort and enjoyment.
Smoking is discouraged and only allowed on outside deck. Guests who smoke are requested to use extreme caution especially during fire season. Please do not bring candles to use in the cottage. Outdoor BBQs are not permitted.
The cottage does not accommodate pets (the owner has cats that are not allowed inside the cottage).
Use energy efficiently and do not leave the heating/air conditioning unit on when you are not in the cottage. Respect the dark skies (for amazing star gazing) by not leaving the porch light on at night.
No daily housekeeping is provided. If you are staying for several days and need trash removed or extra assistance, let the host know. Do not remove linens from bed when you leave.
No additional persons may stay at the cottage who are not included in the reservation. You will be required to leave if you arrive with extra people, with no refund of reservation payment.
Because the cottage is located in a rural mountain setting, WiFi can only be provided by satellite service with a limit for data use. For any use over 1 gb a day, guests will be charged $10 a gb applied to the damage deposit. Guests will be kept informed of their data use during their stay, so that they can adjust their internet use. No movie streaming, video game streaming or uploading and downloading of large files is allowed. Guests will need to be careful with smart phones using the WiFi, as many apps run continuously and can use up large quantities of data.
If you need to do some large file activity via the internet, you can go to the Historical Museum on Highway 198 where they have fast speed DSL with unlimited data use. If the Museum is closed, you can still access the DSL in the parking lot.
I came here as a child in the 50's to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins. We kids would sit in the back of my uncle's pickup truck and drive up to the mountains for special summer days at their cabin. Three Rivers has always drawn me back over the years. I finally moved here in 1977, and have lived in my present home for over 30 years.
The guest cottage is a special service I offer, as I know how important it is for people to connect with nature and slow down from their busy lives (especially to walk among the Big Trees). Over the years I have added special things in the cottage to give comfort, inspiration, and respite for my guests.
Many special moments have happened here. I know there are more to come.