This classic mountain cabin, which we have named "Mt. Elwell," is located at the edge of the northern Sierra Nevada's Mohawk Valley. Mt. Elwell is one of a cluster of cabins that were part of the Penman Peak Lumber Company established in the mid-1920's. We are 1 hour west from Reno, 50 miles north of Truckee, and 2.5 hours from the Sacramento area. With nearly a mile of the National Wild and Scenic River, the Middle Fork of the Feather winds through our forty acres and can be viewed from the private back deck. The river can be accessed in minutes by an intermediate trail directly from the cabin, by dirt road, and by vehicle for those less ambulatory. Make sure to bring your fishing pole, as this stretch of the river is known for its action! Located along scenic Highway 70, the property is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land and to add a nostalgic reminder of our industrial age in transition, the Western Pacific railway snakes along the river the length of the property. This is a great place to unplug, unwind and relax. There is no need to bring bottled water. The property boasts untreated mountain well water! Fill your water bottles before you depart.
The cabin and property are available for vacations, suitable for family reunions, and also a unique retreat and workshop location. We have a 30' yurt and ceremonial circle which can accommodate up to 50 people. Folding chairs and tables are available. There is also an additional cabin available, which is perfect for 2, but can sleep up to 4 guests (queen bed and double futon couch). Talk to us for more information.
Bedrooms & Baths:
The master bedroom has walls of windows over-looking the mountain landscape. It has a double bed and shares a bathroom complete with antique clawfoot bathtub. The adjoining bedroom is furnished with two twin beds. The third bedroom also has two twin beds and a private bathroom with shower. The parlor has a daybed which can be used as a twin, or folds out to a king-size bed. There are comfortable tri-fold mats available if needed for extra guests (bring your sleeping bags!).
The large open and airy kitchen has a decorative antique kitchen woodstove, electric range and oven, dishwasher, microwave and a standard refrigerator. It is well stocked with dishes, utensils, coffee maker and pots and pans. There is a small kitchen table that seats 5 and a dining room that easily accommodates 10. We also have folding tables and chairs and have easily hosted a crowd of 20+ for Thanksgiving. There is also a Weber gas barbeque available on the front patio.
Pets: Friendly pets are welcome. There is a flat fee $40 additional charge for each pet, which is payable upon your arrival. Please advise in advance if you are bringing your pet(s)We like to limit dogs to 2.
The property sports trails for hiking and snowshoeing, with wonderful views of the river and mountain peaks. Nature study, swimming, fishing and camping are favorite activities. A riverside trail is currently being created, with Adirondack chairs placed along the way for riverside relaxing. One of our viewing sites has a fire pit for your use.
The property is surrounded by U. S. Forest Service land and to add a nostalgic reminder of our industrial age in transition, the Western Pacific railway snakes along the river the length of the property.
In Blairsden-Graeagle, only minutes away, there is the local brewery (The Brewing Lair), a small country grocery store (Graeagle Market), shops, bakery, wine tasting (Indian Peak Vineyards), yoga studio (Trails Within), restaurants, golfing range, pee wee golf, horseback riding, golf courses, and the Mill Pond for family swimming. Sierra Hot Springs, considered a sacred healing place by indigenous people, is about twenty-five minutes away in Sierraville. Beautiful historic Plumas Eureka State Park is minutes away providing additional recreational opportunities. Enchanting glacial carved mountain peaks, lakes and waterfalls adorn the backcountry offering hiking, snowshoeing, both road and mountain-biking, skiing and deep nature immersion year around. The Lakes Basin Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, fishing and hiking. A network of over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area, and the Pacific Crest trail can be easily reached from the trail system.
A full sized grocery store and more restaurants are located in Quincy which is thirty minutes west on Hwy 70, and also in Portola, fifteen minutes north-east. Portola is well-known for beautiful Lake Davis (one of California's best trophy rainbow fisheries) , the Feather River, Portola's Western Pacific Railroad Museum, James Beckwourth Historical Museum, and the Historical William's House Museum.+ More