BBQ deck (with fairy lights in trees)
The Railway Cottage (with AMAZING mountain views)

Departamento o casa entera

6 huéspedes

2 dormitorios

3 camas
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De 2 a 12
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A cute cottage perfect for a weekend getaway or family vacation. Ideal for nature lovers and train enthusiasts. Lots of period features and views of Mount Hough and the Indian Valley from the deck and sun room. Totally renovated in 2016 with Airbnb guests in mind. It has a model railway that that circles the living room and about 6 times a day a real freight train rolls through and blares its horn, its very exciting!

El lugar

The cottage was built in 1926 and totally renovated in 2016. It has many of the original features including the windows, wood floor and antique stoves.

There's a working Lionel model train set in the living room and the bedrooms have train stencils and views of the mountains. We designed it for a family with kids and older folks. It's got an enclosed garden with a sand pit, a wheelchair ramp to the back door and a deck for partying and views.

Disponible para huéspedes

You can access all the whole cottage.

Atención a los huéspedes

If you need any help, give Mat a call, or call into the antique store opposite, Lisa will be happy to give advice on local sites and places to eat.

Otros aspectos destacables

Fun Facts about the Railway Cottage

The cottage was built in 1926 after the Great Fire of Crescent Mills. This fire started in the hotel and destroyed 60 buildings downtown. Locals blamed the owner, Dr Carter, saying it was an insurance job, he claimed he was burning mattresses to kill bed bugs. Carter was chased out of town and never seen again.

The train hoots for a crossing to the old industrial site on the other side of the tracks. The site had timber mills until 1986 - it may reopen as a co-gen site to turn waste timber into electricity. The rail line used to be much busier. On hot days the tracks expand, so they run trains at night.

In the 1990s a gun nut rented the cottage and was once raided and had 30 guns, including a 50 calibre machine gun. We found lots of ammo casings and even a cannon ball. He would spray water at party people in the hotel garden when he didn’t like the noise.

In 2016 we did a major renovation of the building. It was in terrible condition - leaking and rotten everything. The previous renovation was in 1975 - see the wood cladding on the internal walls.

Many of the materials used for the 2016 renovation were recycled:

The rail lines in the garden were dug up from near the ramp of the cottage - there was once a short rail spur to move goods from the railroad to the rear of the store.
The rail ties used to be flowerbeds in the hotel garden.
The river rock to make the flowerbeds used to be a stone patio where the lawn is.
Redwood for the deck and ramp was from an old deck the opposite side of Indian Valley.
The blond cedar planks in the sun room and siding were from the interior of the hotel.
The modern window in the sun room was left over from making the North Star ski resort.
The old window in the laundry was found in the attic of the old barn with the rusty roof.
The gas stove in the kitchen was made in Alabama in the 1930s (I bought it from a guy in Greenville who bought it in the 1980s from someone in Alameda).
The wood stove is a Freedom Stove made and installed in the 1970s by a local craftsman called Woody (in 2016 he dug the trench for the new water and gas lines).
We jacked up the bathroom by about 6”, this changed the shape of the window frame. Notice how the window was built crooked - to reuse we had to correct with a shim.
The mirror cabinet in the bathroom was from a house in SF owned by a TWTR founder.
The loft insulation is made from recycled newspapers.
The model railway was a childhood toy of one of the painters.
The furniture and art and VCR collection are from local yard sales.
All the rusty metal objects on the deck post were found during the renovation - see how many you can identify.

El lugar
Baños: 1
Dormitorios: 2
Camas: 3
Llegada: A partir de las 15:00
Salida: 11:00
Tipo de habitación: Departamento o casa entera
Llegada con acceso libre: Caja de seguridad


Personas adicionales: 5 / noche más de 4 huéspedes
Tarifa de limpieza 40
Depósito de seguridad: 200
Descuento por semana: 20%
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Lugares para dormir
Dormitorio 1
1 cama de matrimonio grande
Dormitorio 2
1 cama de matrimonio grande
Zonas comunes
1 sofá cama

Reglas de la casa
Prohibido fumar
La hora de llegada es a partir de las 15:00

- Only use the wood stove, propane stove and Dearborn gas wall heater after reading the instructions.

- Would prefer if guests took off their outside shoes when inside the cottage.



Cancela hasta 5 días antes de tu viaje y recibe un reembolso completo. Cancela en los 5 días previos a tu viaje y no se te reembolsará la primera noche, pero sí el 50 % del costo del resto de las noches.

Funciones de seguridad
Detector de humo
Detector de monóxido de carbono
Ficha de instrucciones de seguridad
Extintor de incendios

Estancia mínima de 2 noches

10 evaluaciones

Perfil de usuario de Darleen
Julio de 2017
The cottage is perfectly adorable! There is a lovely balance between the original charm of the house and modern conveniences. The view is breath-taking, it is peaceful, and even the train going by adds a little bit of excitement and fun to the stay. The front yard has been landscaped using old railroad ties and has a lovely little front deck to enjoy the view of the valley and mountains. We really felt more like we were at home rather than staying at a vacation home. The cottage naturally feels very cozy and quaint. Mat and Miko are wonderful, hospitable hosts and we would definitely stay again.

Perfil de usuario de Greta
Julio de 2017
The Train Cabin definitely lives up to its name. Placed right next to the railroad tracks, you get to listen to the trains as they drive by (often in the middle of the night). The entire house has a train theme, we had a wonderful time wearing the conductor hat, playing the train whistle and watching the toy train drive around the perimeter of the living room. The host was available once we checked in and was nearby in case we had any issues. Overall the experience staying at the Train Cabin was very comfortable and I would stay again if the need to visit Crescent Mills arises again.

Perfil de usuario de Henry
Julio de 2017
Loved our stay at this place! It was convent to the Pacific Crest Trail where our son and some friends were hiking. Mat and Miko are great hosts!

Perfil de usuario de Jackie
Julio de 2017
Great little cottage for a family or train enthusiasts. We loved how spacious the cottage felt, all the natural lighting, the deck, and all the toys/family games. The bedrooms had darkening shades too. A perfect getaway for a family with young children. The train is fascinating to watch several times a day, but is extremely loud. It is right outside, and came through a few times. My little and I shared the back bedroom and slept right through the nighttime train. My husband in the front bedroom kept the window open and enjoyed the night train. We checked out a festival in Greenville and the museum in Taylorsville. This was a perfect location for a family fun weekend. We would highly recommend it and will probably be back again sometime.

Perfil de usuario de Karen
Julio de 2017
Great communication with Mat.

Perfil de usuario de Mark
Julio de 2017
nice place to hang out, relax & bbq. nice view.

Perfil de usuario de Mike
Junio de 2017
The railway cottage was perfect. Clean, very convenient, & the host were awesome & so down to earth. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Orinda, California, Estados UnidosSe registró en Abril 2015
Perfil de usuario de Mat

I'm originally from England and been in California for 18years. I like traveling and exploring new places and have visited many countries. I met my wife Satoko in Japan and we have 2 kids (one is a ballerina in the UK and the other a high school student in Orinda). I work mostly with high-tech startups and enjoy inventing and thinking through problems. For fun, I fix classic cars (check out my 1969 Datsun Roadster in the garage).

I enjoy Airbnb and meeting people from around the world.

Idiomas: English, 日本語
Índice de respuesta: 92%
Tiempo de respuesta: en menos de una hora

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