I was born in Portola and raised with my brothers and sister on the property where Grandpa's Cabin is located. I have been married to a great guy for 37 years, have two 'perfect' kids, and two very special granddaughters.
Why the Owner Chose Portola: After my parents passed away my husband and I decided to purchase the family home and remodel the vacation rental that my mom started many years ago.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: While staying at Grandpa's Cabin you have the benefit of close access to Highway 70, easy, very close, access to the popular bike/walking path along the Feather River into town (an easy ride or walk for anyone), a front seat view of the trains passing by on the other side of the river, a very short drive to the Railroad Museum in town, and the benefits of having the Feather River run through the property. Your privacy fence is the only fence between you and the river, so you, the kids and dogs have the benefit of exploring the river with no boundaries. A motel room, bed and breakfast, campsite, or RV park will never measure up to what you can have at Grandpa's Cabin!
'Bear-themed' Grandpa Buzzard's Cabin sits on our family property which was purchased by our parents over 60 years ago. The main home on the property was constructed from lumber our parent's salvaged from dismantling Walker Mine north of where Lake Davis currently sits.
Our young father also built Grandpa's Cabin from salvaged lumber in the 1950's for his father, 'Grandpa', so that he could live with the family but still have his own private area. The cabin has been moved over the years, and has been remodeled, though we kept the original wood flooring.
If this cabin could only speak, you would be quite entertained by what it could tell you! It was not only our grandfather's home but over the years it has served as a guest house, month-to-month rental, used by one of my brother's to play cards in with his teenage friends, kept our missing dog safe until we noticed his head popping up and down in the window, was home to various family members, and was also home to the LDS missionaries for a time. Grandpa Buzzard's Cabin's patio includes rock work that Grandpa did while he was living here.
Now Grandpa's Cabin will serve our customers as a great get-away and convenient place to begin all your adventures in Plumas County.
Grandpa's Cabin is clean and furnished with pretty much everything you need, including kitchen, satellite flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, deck with table and chairs, covered parking, fenced yard/patio with gas BBQ, picnic table, hammock, porch swing, and two places to build camp fires. (All the wood you want provided.) I am provide all bedding and towels, but I am no longer making the beds.
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom. Queen size bed, sleeps 2. Very thick comfy memory foam bed, small recliner
Bathrooms: 1 Full Bathroom. Shower, toilet, sink.
Huge fenced private patio and yard, gas BBQ, fire ring, and free-standing fire pit, 2 tables, chairs, private hammock, and porch swing
Price: $95 per night. Minimum 2 nights.
The Buzzard's Loft Apartment is an awesome one bedroom second level apartment with deck overlooking the Feather River, just outside of town. Landing bridge through the pine trees leads to the apartment. Has a very comfortable thick memory foam bed for your enjoyment and relaxation, and two Satellite flat-screen TVs. Also, free Wi-Fi available. The Buzzard's Loft is part of our old family home built by our parents over 60 years ago from lumber they salvaged as young adults dismantling Walker Mine, which was located north of Lake Davis.
***Newly finished (September 26, 2014) beautiful terrace for your enjoyment. Includes huge custom-built bench, above ground fire pit, picnic tables, chairs, sitting walls, and newly planted miniature, partially fenced, grove. Enjoy this beautiful terrace, which overlooks the Feather River with a view of Mount Elwell in the distance.***
The Buzzard's Roost Vacation Rentals sit on the Feather River; a great place for kids and dogs to explore. There are no fences between you and the river, so you have the ability to roam wherever you want!
If you're a train buff, the railroad tracks are up on the hill across the river. You have front row seats to watch the excitement that the trains bring to this area. As kids we grew up watching the trains and waving to them. The Railroad Museum is just a short drive into town.
Very easy access from the top of the driveway to the bike/walking path that leads into town. It is an easy walk or ride for anyone.
The Buzzard's Loft Apartment is clean and furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay. ***July 15, 2014 I lowered the nightly rate by $29. I provide all the bedding (sheets, blankets, bedspread, pillows) and towels, but my customers make the beds***
The Buzzard's Roost Vacation Rentals are conveniently located, giving easy access to the many desirable destinations in this area while offering you the privacy and relaxation that you just can't get in a motel room, bed and breakfast, campsite, or RV space. We also have a very cute cabin available see #314548, and new for 2014 The Buzzard's House #562206, which is absolutely wonderful! Contact us for details.
Yay! The Buzzard's House is finally ready for you to rent! This rental is absolutely wonderful! Master bedroom, overlooking the Feather River, wainscot on walls, one beautiful log queen bed with matching night stands, satellite TV, awesome railroad and mining photography by our son, LaRell; 2nd bedroom, cedar walls and ceiling, has one beautiful log queen bed with matching night stands, a single bed, satellite TV, and a crib; Railroad and Johnsville photography by LaRell. Absolutely gorgeous custom-made counters in kitchen, dining room, and bathroom, built by Paul from wood slabs he milled himself from a tree fallen on our Quincy property. Tiled dining room is finished with antique barn boards on the walls and antique hand hewn barn beams across the ceiling. Also, custom-made bar stools for the dining room created by a friend using small cedar trees for the legs! ***New March, 2015: Large custom-made cedar dining table with 4 chairs, and also 1/2 bathroom added to this rental. Logging pictures in dining room are pencil drawn prints (look like photos) created by a local artist, and logging photography by our son. Tiled full-size kitchen, complete with full-size electric range, microwave, etc.; bathroom with tiled shower, designed by Glenda with extra large bench (Under the shower, where it belongs! :o) --), footrest for shaving or washing legs, and cubby holes for soap, shampoo, etc., tiled floor; Large carpeted living room with view of river, terrace and mountains. has 2 comfortable futons and rocker/recliner; #1 sun room, also with view of terrace, river and mountains, has two log rocking chairs and foosball game; #2 sun room also has view of terrace, river, and mountains, and has very long bench with new (spring 2015) custom made thick pad; very lovely, very private/secluded front yard with gas BBQ, porch swing and hammock; huge terrace with fire pit and seating overlooking the river with view of the mountain and passing trains. We have 4 new picnic tables to add to the three we already have; haven't decided exactly where they will go, but you can definitely use them. You will not be sorry if you rent the Buzzard's House. The original 'Buzzards' enjoyed this home for nearly 60 years, and now it's available for you to find the same peace they enjoyed here. Very personal and relaxing environment! ***07/15/14 reduced rent $29/night, you make the beds***