Mill Creek Retreat


Entire cottage hosted by Teresa & Elisabeth

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Tucked away at the base of the Warner Mountains in Surprise Valley, this pet-friendly cottage is nestled in the pines alongside Mill Creek in Lake City, CA.

The bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, sleeps 2 and opens out to a roomy deck for listening to the creek. The comfortable living room provides a futon for additional sleeping. The bright, airy dining room seats 2 and opens out onto the deck for wide mountain views. The kitchen includes cookware, dishes, silverware, microwave, and coffeemaker.

The space
Mill Creek Retreat in Lake City is located in Surprise Valley - California’s “Last Frontier”. Lake City is a quiet, small town with a population of about 100 people. Nestled up against the Warner Mountains, Mill Creek Retreat feels private and remote. This property, set back about 150 feet from Main Street, has an abundance of trees, seasonal flowers and fruit, old rock walls, and the beautiful Mill Creek running right through it.

The house is cozy, with an open and airy feeling on the inside. The custom-built redwood deck provides more seating and room for relaxing outdoors. From the deck there are countless paths for exploring, as well as a unique steel bridge that crosses the creek to an old orchard.

Originally built around 100 years ago, the Guest Apartment was once the main dwelling on the property. In the 1970s the much larger Main House was added on. The two homes are divided by a wall now, which separates them into two independent dwellings. The Main House is often rented out to visiting friends and family, although it will not be occupied while a Retreat guest is booked.

We strive to provide a safe and quiet environment for our Guest Apartment clients. Our Main House renters and visitors are chosen based on their careful consideration of our Retreat rules.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Lake City, California, United States

Lake City has quiet neighbors. Especially in the cemetery! We have the most beautifully-kept, tranquil, historic hillside cemetery you’ve ever seen. And when you venture up there, be on the lookout for panoramic valley views that stretch for miles. You may even be treated to a rainbow.

Our property sits alongside the opening of Lake City Canyon. Follow the dirt road up into the wild and scenic canyon by foot or by car. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended, all year-round. A few hardy cyclists have been known to enjoy this canyon road. The road leads over the Warner Mountains, but is not passable during the winter.

The streets in Lake City are well-paved for bicycling. There are no bike lanes, but the traffic is very light. Watch out for some of the innocent-looking inclines - they’ll give you a surprising workout!

With an elevation of 4600 ft., Lake City offers a variety of weather to enjoy. You can choose snow in the winter for sledding or snowshoeing, when our temperatures can range between -15 and 50 degrees. Or, choose our summers full of sunshine, which have been known to get over 100 degrees in July and August. Usually we are treated to a brief season of thunderstorms in the late summer, and these are legendary in their beauty.

Hosted by Teresa & Elisabeth

  1. Joined in June 2017
  • 76 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Our family welcomes you to stay at Mill Creek Retreat on your next trip! We are sisters-in-law who have lived in Lake City since 1990, raising our families and enjoying the beautiful countryside. We hope our guests will thoroughly enjoy the wonder and uniqueness of this cozy getaway!
Our family welcomes you to stay at Mill Creek Retreat on your next trip! We are sisters-in-law who have lived in Lake City since 1990, raising our families and enjoying the beautif…

During your stay

Your host does not live on the property, but is available by email.

Teresa & Elisabeth is a Superhost

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

Cancellation policy