Oak Nest Cottage is a quiet retreat on 5 wooded acres. The tidy cottage is clean and simple and measures 600 sq. feet. The cottage includes a kitchenette, bathroom w/ a shower, deck, carport and a loft bedroom. It is comfortably romantic for 2 and safe & affordable for one.
Make this secluded cabin your private, adventure destination. Oak Nest Cottage is perfect for those who yearn for a peaceful retreat. This hidden cottage is at a comfortable distance from the host's home. This woodland setting is ideal for writers & meditators, star gazers and for anyone who wants to unplug from a busy lifestyle. Naturalists will love this property as it abutts to a wilderness corridor. Song birds and raptors nest in the canopy above the cabin. Wild turkey and deer wander about. Fox, rabbit and bob cat make stealth appearances.
The kitchenette has a gas stove/oven with four burners and a refrigerator built for two. Our deep well supplies clear delicious spring water. The cupboards will cover your basic needs: plates, coffee maker, grinder, utensils, etc. The bathroom consists of a stall shower, toilet, soap and clean towels are provided.
The loft bedroom is like a cozy nest, with a double bed (smaller than a queen size) and soft pillows. The glossy bamboo floors are warm and inviting. A comfortable sleep awaits you in between our winter warm flannel sheets. In summer enjoy cool sheets and the hum of the air conditioner.
Sonora enjoys 4 distinct seasons, each offering a plethora of opportunities for fun.
Winter 2016: Winter sports are not far, at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Downhill and cross country skiing at affordable prices. As of January all lifts are open! It's about a 40 minute drive, including a stop at Alicia's Sugar Shack. A Dodge Ridge shuttle also runs daily from downtown Sonora. Magical Yosemite offers year round adventures: summer backpacking, autumn colors, spring waterfalls and nothing tops warming in front of the fireplace at the Ahwannee's on a winter cold afternoon. As of January, Yosemite waterfalls are gorgeous!
The area offers Autumn grape harvests, summer farmer's market and downtown music. We have access to rivers, wilderness trails and caves. Take your bike for a ride on our pastoral back country roads, if you are up for the challenge follow the Amgen 2013 bike race route.The public golf course (Phoenix Lake Golf Course) is just down the road. A hiking trail is just outside your door.
We are less than 20 minutes from historic downtown Sonora, where you will find great dining, fun shopping, antiquing and yoga. Sonora boasts two wonderful theatre companies and several playhouses.
We are less than 20 minutes from the best casino in the gold country, Black Oak Casino. Black Oak is a venue for great live and free music.
We are close to Columbia State Park. Murphy's is an upscale gem in the Sierra Foothills, known for it's wine tasting and dining adventures.
Location Details: The entry gates to Yosemite are 1.5 hour away(URL HIDDEN)Downtown Sonora is 17 minutes away(URL HIDDEN)The final mile to our house is a narrow ascending pave(URL HIDDEN) road with pot holes.
We have a one night stay minimum and doggie day care service upon arrangement. We are a proud supporter of TCCA (Tuolumne County Cannabis Association).
The guest house and surrounding area is all yours, enjoy.
Please let us know how we can make your stay more enjoyable.
Interaction with guests
Foremost we respect your privacy. And also foremost we want you to be happy and comfortable. Feel free to come visit us and don't hesitate to ask for anything.
Other things to note
Before you Book please note:
If you are traveling with a dog, please let us know before you book, one dog limit only.
We are 1.5 hour drive from the Yosemite Entrance.
We are 15-20 minutes from downtown Sonora.
The last 1/4 mile to the cottage is a paved, but steep road.
Sometimes in the cottage a spider, a lizard, hopefully not- but sometimes a field mouse will make an appearance: we keep the cottage very clean, but sometimes it interfaces with nature- we do not use pesticides or insecticides.
Verizon and Sprint phones work here AT & T does not. We have wireless internet, it's not always perfect.
We will issue you a gate opener upon arrival. The cost of a lost gate opener will be deducted from the $95. security deposit held by AIRBNB.
Our cottage is for one or two adults. We do not allow extra guests.
No cigarette smoking in the cabin. If you do smoke, smoke outside. Please be careful, dispose of butts responsibly and don't let smoke waft into the cabin. Summers are crispy dry here, be careful.
Be happy we are cannabis friendly.
Dog Rules: Dogs rule! We are pet friendly , ONE canine child only (two, possibly negotiable, you must contact us). Clean & flea less. Not necessary to pick up the poop outside, unless it's in eyes view of the cottage. We require canine moms and pops to vacuum upon departure. No trace of fur or hair left behind. We do not allow pets on bedding or couch. Recent experiences have forced us to not allow dogs home alone. We are happy, when available, to babysit your canine kid, for a reasonable fee. We reserve the right to deduct payment from your deposit for not vacuuming.
I look forward to hosting your time here in Sonora. The foothills have been my home for more than a decade. My interests include kayaking, summer hiking, backpacking and Yoga. I own and operate the Yoga Loft Sonora, a yoga studio located in historic downtown.
I will share my love of the foothills with you; I know all places natural and wild. I have recommendations to share for great dining and wining. I have had wonderful experiences as both an Airbnb host and guest. It's a great way to travel, to meet new friends, and feel connected to the local communities and the world.
I look forward to sharing my little corner of the globe with you.
Hope to meet you soon.