The Knotty Retreat is nestled in the high Sierra mountains, away from the hustle and bustle. The cabin is located in Cold Springs, Ca five minutes away a from Pinecrest Lake and 15 min from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. We want your stay at the Knotty Retreat to be stress free so we have provided all the comforts of home so that you don't have to pack as much for your stay. Our cabin has two rooms with queen beds, a loft with a full pull out couch and a futon located in the downstairs livingroom that transforms into a bed with a feather bed topper. All beds have freshly washed linens, down comforters, bamboo pillows and 3 inch memory foam Mattress topper to ensure a peaceful nights sleep. The cabin offers a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils. In the winter months enjoy sledding in front of the property or a day at the slopes. In the summer months enjoy a day at the lake swimming, fishing, paddle boating and more. In the evenings you can enjoy a glass of wine on the porch surrounded by outside patio lighting. Enjoy the wood stove or make a fire in the fire pit outside. In the loft we have a movie library with 200 dvd’s, air hockey table and board games for the kids to enjoy. In the winter our roads are snow plowed daily that creates easy access to the cabin.
Additional Information about the cabin
IF YOUR STAY IS CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER OR IF THE CABIN IS NOT ACCESSIBLE DUE TO HEAVY SNOW, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU 24 HOURS BEFORE CHECK IN TO RESCHEDULE YOUR STAY OR ISSUE YOU A REFUND.
Currently, Verizon is the only cell carrier that works in that area. If you have other cell service please print instructions before you head up to the property. Also another way to get accurate directions to the cabin is the put the address in maps app on your phone before you start your trip. Once you lose reception in the city of Longbarn the maps app will still be able to bring you right to the property without reception. If arriving at night our cabin is completely lit up with white Christmas lights to help show your way.
WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW CABINS THAT CAN OFFER WIFI. In an effort to keep the nightly cost at 149.00, you have the option to purchase WI-FI through us for those who want it. If you would like to have internet access, we offer it at an additional cost of $10.00 a day, 40.00 max.
We do have a landline available at the cabin to utilize for local calls.
In winter months we have found that it is helpful to bring kitty litter or sand in your vehicle. Just in case you get stuck in the snow. You utilize the kitty litter to create traction between your tire and the snow.
We have provided two shovels at the property one on the lower deck and one on the top deck. If you were at the property during a snowstorm you would utilize the shovel to shovel off the deck. We have also provided snow melt ice that is in a red bucket on the shoe rack inside the cabin. Once the deck is shoveled you would sprinkle the snowmelt on the deck. This will help with keeping the stairs and deck clear.
Parking We have a circular paved driveway that you could park three average sized vehicles on. In the winter months if it is snowing you will be required to park on the driveway and not the road. This is to ensure that the snowplow vehicles are able to plow the road daily around 3 PM. This might require shoveling snow on driveway to access a parking spot. We want to make sure you don't receive a hefty ticket from city.
In the winter months we provide the firewood and three fire starter sticks to help start a fire in the woodstove. If you are not familiar with making a fire we recommend that you bring up extra kindling. That could be fire starter sticks , old magazines or newspaper.
Please treat our home as you would your own.
Winter snow months you will need 4 wheel drive and carry chairs.
All trash should be in the garbage can with a lid to ensure that animals (BEARS) do not rummage though it to find food. MUST PLACE ALL TRASH IN THE BASEMENT WHERE THE LAUNDRY IS LOCATED upon Departure.
Our cabin has a septic tank. PLEASE ONLY TOLIET PAPER FLUSHED FOWN THE TOILET. Please no feminine products or baby wipes flushed. Our septic tank thanks you!
Please strip all beds of sheets and place in the large laundry bag located downstairs upon leaving, as well as towels.
Please remove your shoes before entering into the cabin. The area can be wet and muddy and the carpets are easily stained.
To conserve energy In the winter, please utilize the wood burning stove. We will provide wood. If you are not sure how to operate the stove, We can guild you. The kerosene heater is located upstairs and pushes out lots of heat. Directions are on the unit.
No fires in fire pit and Wood stove in high fire season. Outside fires only designated fire pit area. Bucket of water needs to smother fire nightly to avoid the chance of spreading a fire within the community.
We are a recycling household, if you can place all plastics, cans and glass in the green garbage bin outside the front door that would be greatly appreciated.
Please keep in mind that we have neighbors that live here full time. The noise ordinance for this county is 10pm. Please be respectful. Also, please no sledding on our neighbors property. Our property is okay :).
No pets. If pets are brought up to the cabin, your deposit will not be returned.
No smoking- This is a non smoking property. If smoking is detected in the house, your deposit will not be returned.
No drugs- Your deposit will not be returned, if we have knowledge of drug use.+ More