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Designer Home in Rural Setting Walking Distance to Nevada City

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4).

Our 2 bedroom guest house, with a rural feel, yet only a lovely stroll of less than 3/4 of a mile to the heart of downtown Nevada City, is not just a 'vacation rental'. It is a meticulously maintained 1,100 sf home -- Totally separate, private, sophisticated, quiet, one-of-a-kind, architecturally designed, light filled retreat down a long and private driveway. Honeycomb Ranch is a non-smoking property located in a 'neighborhood' of 4 ranchettes, each 5 acres apart. Please read the reviews to see that our guests consistently tell us they are delighted to discover our unique, peaceful and comfortable guest house. It is the perfect retreat/get-away for a couple or a couple of friends or a small family. The master bedroom is located down the hall and is quite large with a pillowtop kingsize mattress and a sliding glass door opening onto a deck with meadow and forest views. The second bedroom is smaller but has a very comfortable queen size bed, nightstands and a dresser. There is an additional closet in the entry way if hanging space is needed. (See 'Property Details' for additional information.) The furniture in the living room is extremely comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped and the views from every window are beautiful. Just bring your suitcase. Everything else is provided to make your stay relaxing and fun.

Wake up to the sound of birds and end the night on the deck gazing at millions of stars. It is easy to unwind in this special home with its zen-like feel situated on 5 pastoral acres of open meadows, pine, oak and fruit trees, organic gardens and a picturesque old barn. Wonderful, easy country walks from your door abound and hiking is minutes away. Tucked away in a hidden place with such a rural feel, you will be amazed to find what a very short and easy walk it is past beautiful Victorians to the bustling, historic, charming Gold Country downtown of Nevada City. In combination with 'Twin City' Grass Valley, 3 miles away, there is more than an abundance of great restaurants, world class live entertainment, shops, galleries and museums to keep you busy.

If you are parents or grandparents with family living here you want to visit, it is the perfect spot. If you live in San Francisco and want to make a quick getaway out of the fog, it is just a 2 1/2 hour drive. Reno is only an hour and 15 minutes away and Sacramento is just an hour. Easy drives to come to a 'world away'! Anytime is the right time to make your reservations. Nevada County boasts a gorgeous, eastern style Fall with brilliant color everywhere. You don't even have to leave our property to see an unbelievable display of Fall colors. There are huge crafts faires over Thanksgiving weekend and there are classical music festivals in the Fall and throughout the year. Professional theater and our Center for the Arts concerts and events take place year round. In the winter, the towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley both hold street fairs in the month of December prior to Christmas and the towns are decorated to look like something out of a Victorian fairy tale. Winter brings ski-ing and within an hour, you can be at major ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. In the spring, quince, daffodils and everything else is in bloom, frogs are croaking and the river will be flowing. In the summer, you can swim in our magnificent Yuba River, hike, stroll to Farmers Markets, attend music festivals and just enjoy. Weddings abound in our area from Spring through the Fall so if you are part of the wedding party or a guest coming from out of town, make your reservations now. Staying in our guest house instead of a hotel will make the event that much more memorable.

The Yuba River and Nevada City's Scotts Flat Lake are each only 10 minutes away and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe is an hour. Reserve some time now to stay at Honeycomb Ranch in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall before it gets all booked up.

If you like outdoor activities, relaxing, eating gourmet food, theater, musical events including classical music festivals that rival San Francisco and shopping in boutiques, and/or sitting quietly reading a book or meditating while watching birds soaring overhead, you will enjoy staying at Honeycomb Ranch while taking in all that Nevada County has to offer.

Keywords: cottage, guest house, private, countryside,

separate, immaculate, peaceful, light-filled, beautiful grounds, spacious, contemporary, comfortable, quiet, meadows, pine trees, oak trees, sweeping views, barn, weddings,

More Details

Nina Snegg
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2017

About Nina Snegg

Mike, my husband, and I have lived in Nevada City for over 33 years and have raised four children here. We have lived at Honeycomb Ranch for over 22 years. We both love Nevada County and have taken advantage of all the wonderful things that there are to do here including sailing and kayaking on Scotts Flat Lake, cross country skiing, biking, hiking, and attending many of the cultural events on an on-going basis. Having lived here for so long, I can send you in the right direction for anything you would be interested in doing. Both originally from Southern California, we would never want to live anywhere else but here. We travel often but always look forward to coming home. We are pictured here with our dog, Barley, who has become our official VRBO greeter.

Nina Snegg purchased this house in 2002

Why Nina Snegg chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We chose to build a guest house on our property in a totally private spot so our friends and grown family members would have a wonderful place to stay when they came to visit. With our children now all living in other parts of the country, we felt the time was right to make our guest home available to people who are interested in coming to our area.

What makes this house unique

The best part of staying on Honeycomb Ranch is the tranquil feeling, the beauty and rural quality of being here and the closeness to town. Our guest house is a very special place, carefully designed to put your soul at ease. It is very quiet and peaceful and the vistas are beautiful. For us, it serves as a retreat and anyone who comes here and stays in our guest house feels the same way.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nevada City in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2. Smaller room closer to the common area with a slightly lowered wall near the ceiling but with an entry door and complete privacy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(109 traveller reviews)

Designer Home in Rural Setting Walking Distance to Nevada City
average rating of 4.9816513 based on 109 reviews

Wonderful get-away retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely two-bedroom guest house with a beautiful rural setting. Extremely well maintained and very comfortable. Cannot be beat for a visit to the Nevada City area. Also, nice to be able to charge our electric vehicle.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent setting,Uber comfortable, open, light home

  • 5 of 5

This was wonderful...set on a ridge overlooking a valley, Uber comfy,nspacious, gracious, light and airy. We loved it

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property a few times and it's our all-time favorite place to stay. The unit is lovely, clean and in a very quiet setting which feels very private but is only a few minutes from town. The light streaming in the large windows in the morning is lovely, and the sound of birdsong so delightful. It's a country retreat with easy access to town.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so perfect! It was clean, beautiful and the view is outstanding. It was a very peaceful location and close to downtown Nevada City. Great to work with the Snegg's. We would definitely stay here again. What a gem!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was such a lovely place to stay for a couple of days or longer. We enjoyed sitting on the deck both in the daytime, but especially at night when there is a beautiful starry sky. Could even see the Milky Way! The beds were very comfortable and the rooms spacious. Very quiet.

An added bonus is the tool museum in the barn. A very restful vacation destination.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Honeycomb Ranch. The spacious interior perfect in every way, everything is clean and tastefully appointed, with all the conveniences and all the comfort one can need. The house is situated in peaceful, relaxing country setting which is private and beautiful yet only a 5 minute drive to the charming and quaint downtown area of Nevada City. We will definately return every year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Empire Mine State Historic Park
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sacramento, Ca. and Reno Nv.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Nevada City
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nevada County Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Auburn, Ca. plus bus to Nevada City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Scotts Flat Lake, Yuba River
Car: recommended

Nevada City is a gorgeous small town in the Gold Country's Foothills that is a restored Victorian town that has many shops, cultural events, movies, restaurants, festivals and where natural beauty and friendly people abound.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nevada City, California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.9
cleaning fee £50.64 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Additional charges include $90.00 cleaning fee, 10% lodging tax and $150.00 refundable security/damage deposit. First 2 people are $150.00 per night. Additional people with a maximum of 4 all together is $20.00 per night per person extra.

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