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Milfiori, Historic Country Retreat in Murphys

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vacation rental description

Milfiori is a beautifully restored farmhouse built in the mid 1800's.  It is surrounded by serene Provence-like gardens containing century old roses.  The home is spacious and artfully decorated with many period pieces.  It is like stepping back in time from the moment you cross the threshold.

The available accomodation at Milfiori comprises three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.  Each bedroom is completely unique (one has a claw foot tub en-suite) and melds beautifully with the period of the home.  There is a quiet sitting room upstairs, a modern kitchen and a large dining room/sun room overlooking the garden.

Adjacent to the main house is a stone building with heavy metal doors.  In decades past this building served as the bank as well as the village store.  The gun port where the guard stood watch while the strong box was being unloaded from the stage coach can still be seen.

There is a charming caretaker's cotage on the property and a beautiful old barn.  The fields and slopes beyond this show signs of early gold excavation.

Life at Milfiori is restful and unhurried.  Stroll the gardens  (the name means a thousand flowers) or just sit on the porch, read a book and listen to the birds sing. 

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Willi Krauss 209 728 9842

house rental amenities

The house has a modern kitchen, fully stocked with all the pots and pans you need to prepare a gourmet meal.  It has a gas stove, dishwasher and full-size refrigerator.  The house has air conditioning for your comfort in the summer, forced heat in the winter.  To add to the cozy feeling, there is a gas stove in both the dining room and living room.  Each bedroom has a queen sized bed and either a full or half bath. If you must keep in contact, there is internet connection, cable TV and a DVD player.

activities and attractions in Murphys High Sierra/Gold Country

The house is in the heart of Calaveras County's wine growing region.  It is less than 2 miles from the quaint town of Murphys and 18 tasting rooms.  Stop in at any of the unique wineries to meet the owners and learn about their wines.  Each has it's own personality and is well worth the visit.

Murphys is close to several golf courses, lakes and skiing at Bear Valley.  There is river rafting, hiking, fishing and summer concerts.

vacation rental rates

Rates are $250.00/night with a two night minimum.  Holidays require a 3 night minimum.   A $250.00 deposit is required to hold the reservation.  Deposit will be refunded after departure if there is no damage.  There is a $75.00 non-refundable cleaning fee.  Rates do not include hotel tax.

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Top things to do in Murphys
  • Wine tasting
  • Explore the shops
  • Eat at one of the superb restaurants
  • Visit the art galleries
  • Concert at Ironstone Vineyards
Top things to do on a budget
  • Wine tasting
  • Tour the gold-rush towns along Hwy 49
  • Visit the museums
  • Hiking, rafting
  • Read a book on the porch
Top things to do with a family
  • Visit Columbia for an old-west adventure
  • Go gold panning
  • Go on a tour of the caves
  • Hiking at Big Trees State Park
  • Fishing

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Review submitted: June 30, 2014   Date of arrival: June 13, 2014

As others have described, the house is quite lovely! The grounds are beautiful. In fact, the pictures do not do it justice. Too many times the house does not live up to the expectations from the pictures but that was not the case here. The hostess of the house is quite gracious.

It is close to Murphys - but away from the noise. Depending on what you want - could be perfect. When Murphys isn't totally crazy, staying downtown is fun. When it is, you need a break from the noise (like frog jumping weekend).

Highly recommended!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Spring Flowers At Milfiori

Review submitted: May 27, 2014   Date of arrival: March 29, 2014

We stayed at Milfiori with 2 9 year olds boys, they loved the house and yards, there are lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore throughout the house and property. The boys quite liked the pot bellied stove. Our host Willi was charming and helpful. We lucked out and not only got lots of sun, but also fresh powder snow in the mountains. but were able to ski up the highway at Bear Valley Lodge. We didn't have chains so used the Murphys Taxi service to get a Suburban trip up the mountain. We found the house very peaceful and the spring flowers on the property were spectacular. Only thing I could suggest to improve the experience was a croquet set for the huge lawn!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Great for a family

Review submitted: February 4, 2014   Date of arrival: January 24, 2014

Beautiful house, grounds and location. Great for a family stay. Plenty of space so that everyone has some!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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