Enjoy a private and cozy cottage for two in the beautiful wine country of Calaveras county.
The cottage is located in historic Douglas Flat, just one mile from the charming downtown of Murphys. The cottage was originally built in the 1960's as the post office for Douglas Flat and is a separate building at Harmon Gardens. The cottage has all the amenities you'll need to enjoy dining on the patio or in the cottage, including coffee pot and coffee for your first days' morning brew. Also, table setting for two, refrigerator, microwave and flat screen tv. Free Wi-Fi that works in our hills, thanks to ATT finally getting it right! And a super comfy new Queen sized bed. The shower has great water pressure and perfect height for all those tall folks. And the best part of the cottage, it's private and quiet yet only a mile to busy and hip Murphys.
Enjoy your morning coffee from the cottage deck or stone patio, watching the ever present hummingbirds sipping flower nectar. Or, stroll through the gardens with a glass of wine and enjoy the water ponds. If you're an artist, bring your easel for plein-air painting in the garden. There is always something in bloom or ready for picking at Harmon Gardens.
Nearby Murphys was named the best small town getaway by Budget Vacation Magazine, with plenty of free or nearly free outdoor activities in the area. Downtown Murphys also boasts over a dozen wine tasting rooms and great restaurants.
Enjoy the many vineyards that compliment the beautiful hills in the area or walk to 2 wineries in Douglas Flat. Travel up Highway 4 a short distance to Big Trees State Park for a fantastic outdoor hike and picnic. Bear Valley skiing is less than an hour away. Ironstone Vineyards summer concerts are just over the hill from the cottage and a new folk music artist venue is Twisted Oak Winery just 2 miles away. Awesome outdoor under the sky venue with reasonable ticket prices!
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Private Get-Away Garden Cottage for Two Murphys, California
Additional Location Information
Just one mile from the charming downtown of Murphys, Ca., the cottage in Douglas Flat, Ca. is located on the old historic Main Street. Along Main Street you'll find the 1850 pioneer school house and the stone building that once was a Wells Fargo gold depository. Directly across the street is the local organic garden where you'll find fresh produce for sale at the Outer Aisle market in Douglas Flat. There are also 3 winers in Douglas Flat; two withing walking distance from the cottage.
Murphys boasts more than a dozen wine tasting rooms, great restaurants and coffee shops, small boutique retail shops, art galleries and historic buildings. The park in Murphys has an old fashioned charm to it with a gazebo, always flowing creek, picnic tables, BBQ and restrooms. Nearby there are two caverns to explore and for the more adventurous, Moaning Cavern includes repelling into the cave. Two of the best state parks are just 20 minutes away; Big Trees and Columbia. And skiing in Bear Valley is less than an hour away. Lake Apline in the summer has great outdoor activities including kaying and boat rentals, hiking, picnic and restroom facilities. Just over the hill from the cottage is Ironstone winery, the largest and beautifully landscaped winery in the county. Summer concerts are held in their outdoor amphitheater.
The garden cottage has off street parking, next to the cottage. There is limited public transportation.
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