The Knotty Retreat is nestled in the high Sierra mountains, away from the hustle and bustle. The cabin is located in Cold Springs which is 5 minutes away a from Pinecrest Lake, 8 miles from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW CABINS THAT OFFER WIFI !
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Beautiful inviting cabin with 3 decks for lots of entertaining. Fire pit area with entertaining area. All decks are lit up with lights automatically nightly. Inside the cabin their are two bedrooms, loft/ gameroom and one and half bathrooms. Full kitchen with dishes and pans to cook with. We have a stocked Keurig so that you can enjoy a cup of joe or hot coco in the morning on the porch. Large gas barbecue located on the deck. Shower is amazing with great water pressure. Not to mention that the shower head feels like rain. There is a 4 beds total, 2 queen beds in the bedrooms, a full pull out couch in the loft and a leather futon in the first floor living room. The queen beds have 3 inch memory foam topper that make the beds so comfortable. The futon and pull our couch have featherbed to ensure the most restful night. All beds have bamboo sheets, bamboo pillows and down comforters. I have to say we love waking up in these beds. Everyone that has stayed at our cabin makes mention of how rested they feel.
You and your family will have access to all decks and inside cabin.
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If you should have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via AirBNB or by phone. We will provide you with our phone number upon arrival.
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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.
WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW CABINS THAT CAN OFFER WIFI. In an effort to keep the nightly cost at 149.00 in the summer months and 164.00 in the winter months, 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. Keep in mind that in the mountains there is limited access to the Internet. This Wi-Fi option includes checking email, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Instagram, texting or surfing the web. We pay for the wifi per GB and is not unlimited. Please no streaming of movies.
The week of Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday there is a 3 night minimum. New Years, Memorial Day and Labor Day there is a 3 night minimum stay on the weekend.
Our property has two flights of stairs to get to the main level of the cabin. Additionally there is a flight of stairs inside the cabin to get to the loft. Our cabin does not have ramps or wheelchair access.
We do provide a gas barbecue located on the first deck. Keep in mind that we do not maintain the propane. We recommend you bring up an extra propane tank for back up just in case it runs out. Or you can have the existing tank filled at the Cold Springs Market a few blocks away from the cabin.
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 do have a landline available at the cabin to utilize for local calls.
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.
We have a circular paved driveway that you could park three average sized vehicles in the summer and I large SUV or two small vehicles in the winter. 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 2 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 recommend bringing up dry firewood and fire starter sticks to help start a fire in the wood stove. 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. We do have a wood pile that you could utilize at your discretion, however keep in mind that it is wet from the snow.
That Knotty Retreat is a sanctuary for couples, small families and professional seeking relaxation in a peaceful environment. We do not allow more than 8 guests to spend the night. There is a CAMERA by the front door for check- in purposes and to enforce this house rule. If you choose to bring up more guests than allowed, your deposit will not be returned.
Sound travels very easy in this area. Please respect the fellow cabins. Quiet hours enforced at 10pm in this area. If we receive, complaints regarding noise, we will kindly provide you guys a heads up. If the complaints continue your security deposit will be collected.
Please no shoes on carpet. 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. If you are not sure how to operate the stove, We can guide you.
The kerosene heater is located upstairs and pushes out lots of heat. Directions are on the unit.
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!
FIRES-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.
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.
Any type of illegal drug use or excessive drinking will terminate the rental agreement and your deposit will not be returned.
Please strip all beds of sheets and place in the large laundry bag located downstairs upon leaving, as well as towels.
TRASH must be placed in the large trash cans located in the basement ( first deck)upon departure. This is to ensure that animals (BEARS) do not rummage though it to find food. If you have an excess of trash that cannot fit in the two large trash cans provided, you will be responsible for removing the excess trash from the property upon departure.
Please remove ash from wood stove and place in Metal can outside screen door.
Please turn off kerosene heater upstairs and set thermostat to 50°. DO NOT SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT at the risk of freezing pipes.