The Knotty Retreat is nestled in the high Sierra mountains, away from the hustle and bustle. The cabin is located in Cold Springs, Ca five minutes away a from Pinecrest Lake and 15 min from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. We want your stay at the Knotty Retreat to be stress free so we have provided all the comforts of home so that you don't have to pack as much for your stay. Our cabin has two rooms with queen beds, a loft with a full pull out couch and a futon located in the downstairs livingroom that transforms into a bed with a feather bed topper. All beds have freshly washed linens, down comforters, bamboo pillows and 3 inch memory foam Mattress topper to ensure a peaceful nights sleep. The cabin offers a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils. In the winter months enjoy sledding in front of the property or a day at the slopes. In the summer months enjoy a day at the lake swimming, fishing, paddle boating and more. In the evenings you can enjoy a glass of wine on the porch surrounded by outside patio lighting. Enjoy the wood stove or make a fire in the fire pit outside. In the loft we have a movie library with 200 dvd’s, air hockey table and board games for the kids to enjoy. In the winter our roads are snow plowed daily that creates easy access to the cabin.
**Additional Information about the cabin**
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.
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 ARE ONE OF THE FEW CABINS THAT CAN OFFER WIFI. In an effort to keep the nightly cost at 149.00/164.00, 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.
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 are at the property during a snowstorm you would utilize the shovel to shovel off the deck. We have also provided 1 bucket of Ice melt. Once the deck is shoveled you would sprinkle the Ice melt on the deck. This will help with keeping the stairs and deck clear. you can purchase additional Ice melt at the Ace Hardware store in Twain Harte
We have a circular paved driveway that you could park three average sized vehicles on. 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 3 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 do not provide the firewood. There are several stores on the highway that sell bundles of firewood for your convenience. 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.
**House Rules **
Please treat our home as you would your own.
Winter snow months we STRONGLY encourage you to always carry chains. 4 wheel Drive recommended
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. Fire must be monitored at ALL time.
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 bear proof trash can at the front of the property. please ensure the lid is latched securely upon departure. Trash pick up is 6am Monday mornings. if your reservation is on a Monday, we kindly ask you to pull the trash can down to the street.
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.