The Little Yellow Cottage- Adorable! Best Location in Town!

The Little Yellow Cottage- Adorable! Best Location in Town!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Whether looking to have a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation,

the Little Yellow Cottage is ideal. It is located in

the quaint Goldrush town of Murphys.

The Yellow Cottage is perfectly located. It is on a quiet street,

just a few minute walk from the historic downtown area. Only 100

yards away is quaint town park. The park is complete with a

beautiful gazebo that overlooks the Murphys Creek, a playground for

children, and picnic areas for barbequing. Directly across the

street from the cottage is the Murphys Playhouse Theatre where plays as well

as local musicians can be seen on the weekends.

While sitting on the front porch you can watch the horse-drawn

carriage pass by or you can relax in privacy of the high-fenced,

back yard. The master bedroom has high ceilings and a bay

window which overlooks the front garden. The front bedroom has a

beautiful antique, oak bed which is covered with a colorful quilt,

making the room feel cozy and cheerful. The room overlooks the front

yard and has a bathroom located just around the corner, complete

with a claw-footed bathtub.

From the living room you can see the backyard garden area. It is

centered by an old apple tree covered in ivy. The apple tree shades

the yard in the summertime, making it a perfect area for outside

dining on the back gazebo, and it provides abundant fruit in the

Fall to pick for a homemade apple pie. The kitchen has all the

amenities need for cooking and a small dining area.

You will be pleased with your stay at this cozy country home!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Little Yellow Cottage! We celebrated our first anniversary here and brought our pups! Had lots of wine and amazing food. We will be back! xoxo
Oct 2010
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The Little Yellow Cottage- Adorable! Best Location in Town!
Murphys Gold Country / High Sierra
Merced, CA USA

The Respite Cottage

  • 5 of 5
I traveled with my family to Murphys and the Little Yellow Cottage was storybook ready for us. I have since stayed there twice. We walked to the bakery each morning for cocoa and coffee and the children loved the park and went swimming in the creek.The town is so clean and friendly. My adult children and my grandchildren are returning again in July with me.Can't wait.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

There are a wide variety of activities around the Murphys area.

-WINERIES- There are several wineries located in and aroundMurphys. Perhaps the most well known is Ironstone Vineyards.There are also four tasting rooms downtown Murphys that are within walking distance of the cottage.

-COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK- 20 minute drive. This rustic town is

still preserved in nearly its original state from the Gold Rush

Era. While wandering down main street visitors can easily imagine

what the town would have been like over 100 years ago. There are

several activities to suit interests of many kinds. There are horse drawn carriages, guided pony rides, gold panning, blacksmith demonstrations, musicians entertaining along the walkways, a theater and the Nelson Candy Kitchen which makes irresistable treats of every imaginable kind!

-BIG TREES STATE PARK- 15 minute drive. Big Trees is a great place

for summer picnics or winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The giant sequoias are some of the largest trees found in the world. There are several walking loops, through the

grove as well as a museum/visitors center.

-NEW MELONES RESERVOIR- 15 minute drive. The reservoir is great for

boating activities as well as swimming. There are also several

bicycle paths, ranging from beginning to advanced levels that wind

through the area.

-BEAR VALLEY SKI AREA- 40 minute drive. Bear Valley is the nearest

ski resort. It offers 11 ski lifts for downhill skiing and

snowboarding as well as 65 km. of groomed trails for crosscountry


-SHOPPING- Downtown Murphys is only a few minutes walk away. There

are numerous stores and restaurants within walking distance.

-CAVERNS- Calaveras County is home to three different caverns that

offer guided tours. Mercer Cavern (10 minute drive) has a 45 minute

walking tour which descends into the cave the equivalent of 16

stories. Moaning Cavern (15 minute drive) offers guided walking

tours as well as repelling. California Caverns (35 minute drive)

has a variety of different tours for different levels of enthusiasts.

-HIKING- The nearby Stanislaus National Forest has numerous hiking

trails. New Melones Reservoir has miles to explore as well.

-FISHING- There are many mountain streams and rivers in the area as

well as high sierra lakes. The Murphys Creek just a two minute walk

away is stocked with trout twice a year.

-LAKES- New Melones Reservoir is a favorite for water activities.

White Pines Lake (20 minute drive) is a great place for a family day

of picnicking and swimming. There area also many high Sierra lake

that are great for kayaking and canoeing, within a one hour drive.


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Updated: Sep 9, 2014

Rental rates

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

  • January 1st- March 31st:
    Weekends/Holiday $150/night
    Midweek $140/night
    Weekly $860/week (Stay six nights, get one night FREE!)

    April 1st- December 31st:
    Weekends/Holiday $160/night
    Midweek $150/night
    Weekly $920/week (Stay six nights, get one FREE!)

    Special rates available for extended visits.

    Prices do not include tax or nonrefundable $40 cleaning fee.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure


  • pets considered


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • -2 Bedroom / 2 Bath -Complete kitchen -linens provided -three queen beds (including sofa bed in living room) -tv/vcr -phone -wireless high speed internet -washer/dryer -games for children -bbq -private backyard garden area -private backyard with gazebo -gas wall insert/ evaporative cooler/ window air conditioners -dog yard
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