House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
We're Jeff and Jackie (Alcalde) Marr. We love wine tasting (we like to practice, practice practice...!) We were married at beautiful Ironstone Winery on Grape Stomp weekend, so Murphys has a special place in our hearts. Can you believe that Jeff didn't drink wine before he met Jackie?! Now he loves to tell you about his favorite tasting rooms on Main Street. There is nothing better than a morning walk to breakfast, wine tasting through the mid day, napping in the afternoon, and a nice dinner and play for the evening. Or, maybe just enjoy a morning Bloody Mary at the historic Hotel, play games and relax by the fire! Jeff's a mortgage broker, and Jackie's an organization development consultant and leadership & life coach. (That's why coaching and team planning sessions are a great fit for the Rocky Hill Retreat.) We live in Folsom and love to do mini getaways to Mendocino, Yosemite, and Tahoe. But of course, our favorite getaway is to Murphys! It's hard to find a place where you feel totally at home (but totally away from home!) We hope you come to enjoy the Rocky Hill Retreat, stock up special memories, and make it a cherished tradition to come back again and again!
Jackie purchased this House in 2011
Why Jackie chose Murphys
We've known we wanted to create a place for people to gather for relaxation, and to make great memories. We kept our eyes open for just the right place in Murphys. It had to have a view, and it had to be walking distance to Main Street. The Rocky Hill Retreat finally appeared - a little diamond in the rough until we spent three months polishing her! Murphys was Jackie's home away from home growing up - her sister has been an integral part of the community for more than 40 years. She lives just a couple minutes walk away, and now that we have the Rocky Hill Retreat, we can have her over to OUR place!
What makes this House unique
While there are so many adventurous activities to enjoy nearby (Calaveras Big Trees, Bear Valley, New Melones Reservoir, Mercer Caverns, golfing, horseback riding, Mercer Caverns, zip lines...gosh, the list goes on and on...), we have to admit, we're pretty lazy. We enjoy hanging out in town and talking with the local shop owners and vintners. It's a wonderful community of interesting people, and we like to count ourselves among them. For us, the best weekend includes coffee on our patio (thank goodness the coffee maker can start automatically, so we can slip out of bed onto our patio for sunrise - something we'd never do at home!), hours reading beside our gas stove/fireplace, a game and a good movie. When we need to stretch our legs, we love the short walk to Main Street for great food, fantastic wine, and good chat with our friends.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fantastic house and location
Great time, great location, great property
Golden Girls turn 60!
3 of us celebrated our 60th birthdays at this beautiful retreat. The home is lovely and the neighborhood is very nice and quiet. The walk into town was easy and enjoyable. It allowed us to do some wine tasting and partying at the pub with no worries of driving. We made sure to spend some quality time enjoying the retreat as well. Morning coffee and mimosas on the back patio were very peaceful. We are planning to make this an annual get away.
Here's to a great year ahead, and your return next year! (But you don't have to wait that long!) Happy Birthday to all of you! ~ jackie
Quiet Retreat in Murphys
What a wonderful stay at Jackie’s home in Murphy’s. The place was immaculate and very well organized.
This house is conveniently located, a short walk to downtown Murphy’s and quiet. Would highly recommend!
What a nice compliment for our housekeeper, Laura. I've passed along your feedback. She takes great pride in her efforts, and we're lucky to have her! Come again soon! ~jackie
Nice play to stay and walk to town!
Very clean, well stocked and close proximity to Main Street. Beds were comfortable and everyone had plenty of room. The kitchen was awesome. Everything you need to make a delicious meal, and a nice table to sit around for family dinners. We really enjoyed walking to town (very close walk). Jackie was a wonderful host and very accommodating!
Music to my ears, Kiersten! So happy everyone enjoyed a great stay. Come again soon! ~ jackie
Great house- close to town
Well stocked and well thought out rental. There is a nice view from the backyard of the hills. I liked that there was not a house right behind. Beds are comfy! I loved the fireplace and the kitchen for hanging out. The house was super clean and well stocked for cooking. It is an easy walk to downtown and a very pleasant and quiet neighborhood.
We would definitely rent again.
So glad everyone had a good time! We love our view too! ~ jackie
Great house, great location
Perfect house for our little get away to Murphy's. Real close to all the activity in downtown Murphy's and perfect location for a day trip up to Bear Valley to play in the snow. House is well equipped, and feels homey. Great experience
I'm happy our home felt homey for you and your family, Raffi! Glad you enjoyed! ~ jackie
wine tasting, outdoor big-name concerts, country faires, skiing 40 minutes away, 3 golf courses within 20 minutes, Murphys Irish Days, Grape Stomp and Harvest Faire, Frog Jump, art festivals, vintage car shows, melodrama, indoor and outdoor plays, community park with gazebo and rushing creek, gourmet restaurants, gold rush historical sights, amazing caverns, zip line adventure, historic walking tours, cooking classes, vintage holiday open house tour