Desert/Mountain Retreat
My Family had a very nice stay at Cari Puggioni 's home in Mountain Center, California. Cari was very accommodating as we worked on the booking. Even sending me additional pictures of the property when we requested them. We booked the "whole house" for 5 nights.This allowed us access to the kitchen, living/dining room and 2 guest rooms that share a bathroom. The host stayed offsite so we had complete privacy. We were able to bring our pets which was fantastic and a huge cost savings for us. The home has a lovely, large fireplace which we thoroughly enjoyed. The open, modern kitchen was my haven. The bedrooms are small but comfortable and warm. The outdoor property is rustic but very picturesque.The hot tub, which would have been a nice touch on those cold desert nights for star watching, is not setup. However, the scenery and surrounding mountains and starry night skies are magical. Cari was always just a text away if we had questions, including "Is an outdoor bonfire ok?". (Which it was!:)). The only non-positives were that we didn't have access to the owner's washer and dryer during our stay, the hot tub as mentioned and due to our daily trips to town to watch our son's basketball tournament, the drive on Hwy 74 that winds through a very narrow mountain pass and takes you on an unpaved road for 2+ miles to the house. Otherwise we found this little gem of a home a true retreat for my son, my husband and our pets and would highly recommend it to friends for a peaceful, remote, back to nature with all-the-comforts-of-home, getaway.

January 2017
Hiking  Fishing  Nearby Desert Resort Cities and National Parks Family Friendly
Hiking Fishing Nearby Desert Resort Cities and National Parks Family Friendly
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