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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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traveler reviews for this murphys house rental

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

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


SOLD on returning again

Review submitted: November 16, 2013   Date of arrival: October 3, 2013

My girlfriends and I returned for a second year in a row to Milfiori and it was a wonderful homecoming. We were in Murphys to enjoy the grape stomp weekend but the highlight for us was the house and just hanging out at the house to relax, catch up with one another, and enjoy the property. The wrap around porch is lovely to sit on in the morning with coffee and in the afternoon with wine!!

The house is very clean and well taken care of. There is plenty of space and lots of room to spread out in and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking.

The quaint town of Murphys is just 1 mile away and there are lovely tasting rooms and some cute boutique shops.

We've already booked for next year and once again, we are treating ourselves to staying 3 nights since we think that two won't really be enough!!

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Murphys, Milfiori is a gem of a find!!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Simply Lovely

Review submitted: February 28, 2013   Date of arrival: July 27, 2012

We were immediately taken by the sense of calm and beauty of this property. the house had a charm about it that is indescribable until you step foot inside. We were transported away from the hustle and bustle of city life and by the end of the weekend, we didn't want to leave. I've been looking for an excuse to come back ever since!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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