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The Fabulous Foothills Hideaway

Vacation Rental

Great Room


- Escape to the Exquisite Fabulous Foothills Hideaway -


Welcome to your dream vacation home, nestled in the northern California foothills near Collins Lake and the picturesque goldmining towns of

Grass Valley and Nevada City.


The Fabulous Foothills Hideaway offers a luxurious experience, designed with the discerning traveler in mind.

Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, this home and its 10-acre surrounding property, promise an unforgettable experience in a place where nature meets luxury.


Located adjacent to a State Wildlife Area, your vacation rental has direct or nearby access to abundant outdoor activities.

Spend your days wildlife viewing, swimming, fishing, kayaking,

hunting or hiking. Venture out to local wineries or embark on historical excursions.


At The Fabulous Foothills Hideaway, we're not just offering a place to stay. We are inviting you to a unique experience, where every detail is designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Book your escape today and surround yourself with a world of beauty, comfort and nature.

Front Entrance


- A Sanctuary of Style and Comfort -

Your vacation home features three elegantly appointed bedrooms, five cozy beds and two spa-inspired bathrooms.


Step inside and discover the open-plan great room, with its inviting fireplace and soaring sloped ceilings, bathed in natural light from expansive windows and skylights. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's delight, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and all the essentials for culinary exploration.


Retire to a tranquil master suite with king bed, a soaking tub and a rain shower.

Two guest bedrooms with twin beds and shared access to the second bathroom, are located on the opposite side of the home, ensuring privacy and comfort for all guests.


A spacious office area adjacent to the living room offers an ideal work-from-home environment.

Revel in breathtaking mountain and valley views from your private or shared decks. The outdoor space includes BBQ facilities and a dining table for meals amid nature.



Complimentary Breakfast Bar 



Enjoy a variety of cereals, dried fruits and jams as well as a selection of coffees, teas and hot chocolate.

Some dairy products, like milk, eggs and butter will be stocked for you in the refrigerator.

Comforts of Home



The kitchen features a Wolf gas stove and a suite of appliances and utensils for hosting memorable meals.

Benefit from the use of a washer and dryer, plush linens and an ergonomic office space.

Stone Fireplace with Woodburning Insert


If you are staying during the chilly season, we encourage you to enjoy the fireplace. A starter package of firewood and kindling will be provided for your use during that time of year.

 Home Entertainment



Enjoy a 65" HDTV with Roku, a DVD player, a ping pong table and a selection of books and board games for evenings of fun.

Landscaped Garden and Fenced Herb/Vegetable Garden


Take time to sit on one of the benches and observe the local wildlife and seasonal migrating songbirds.

Visit the enclosed vegetable garden and sample a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables.





Twin Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City


The twin cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City are picturesque, recognized iconic Gold Rush Era towns. They have a laid back and artistic atmosphere with a tendency to forward-thinking development, outdoor adventure and rich farming traditions. 
Both towns have many historic buildings, including old firehouses, steepled churches and old hotels that once lodged American presidents. Stroll through the downtown areas, visit a state historic park or enjoy some of the scenic trails, sparkling rivers, lakes and a wealth of arts and cultural activities.
These towns feature a number of noted restaurants, focusing on fresh, local and organic foods.
When the sun goes down, nightlife abounds. Enjoy old-fashioned saloons with live entertainment or grab a show at the Center for the Arts.

South Yuba River State Park



This is a park of steep, rugged canyons with stunning scenery and a turquoise green river tumbling between massive granite ledges.
The highlight of this park is the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, the world's longest single-span wood truss covered bridge. It recently re-opened after ten years of reconstruction and can once again be walked through.
Bridgeport Barn is a historic Dutch style barn from the early 1860's that was used for repair of wagons and shelter for visitors passing through the Virginia Turnpike.

Outdoors activities include swimming, bird watching, hiking, fishing and gold panning.




There are several noteworthy wineries in the vicinity, which 

 offer a refreshing change from the more commercialized and less personal wine tasting experiences of larger wine regions. Most wineries are family-owned and operated, have small vineyards and the winemakers themselves are part of the charm, making this a newly sought-after destination for a more personalized and unique wine-tasting experience.

Visit the Placer Wine Trail website to explore your options and plan some fun day trips, or pay a visit to the Renaissance Vineyard and Winery in nearby Oregon House.

Waterfowl Viewing


Before winter takes hold in the Arctic hundreds of thousands of migrating waterfowl travel along the Pacific Flyway from their remote and solitary breeding grounds to spend the winter in California and Mexico.
This area boasts one of the largest seasonal concentrations of Tundra Swans in the Central Valley, as well as a wide variety of other species, including ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets and raptors.

Viewing locations are abundant throughout Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte and Sacramento Counties.

Fishing Opportunities


Collins Lake:

A 1600-acre lake and recreation area with 12 miles of shoreline, nestled in the beautiful California gold country foothills.
Fish: rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish.


Englebright Lake:

An 815-acre reservoir on the Yuba River, impounded by Englebright Dam. The reservoir has 24 miles of shoreline.
Fish: rainbow and brown trout, large and smallmouth bass and Kokanee salmon.


Bullards Bar Reservoir:

 A large reservoir in northeastern Yuba County at an elevation of 2000 feet, with a shoreline of 56 miles.
Fish: Spotted bass, Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Channel catfish, White crappie



Empire Mine State Historic Park:

This 856-acre park sits among the beautifully forested foothills of Grass Valley at an elevation of around 2500 feet.

It is home to one of the largest, richest and longest-operating gold mines in California.
Highlights include the shaft viewing area and the Empire Cottage.

Donner Memorial State Park:

Visiting this park requires a day trip from your vacation rental.
There are opportunities to camp, picnic, hike, bike, snowshoe or play in the scenic waters of Donner Lake.
This is also the location where the Donner Party got stranded in 1846.
The visitor center and Pioneer Monument exhibit the 1840's emigration, the Donner Tragedy and the Chinese railroad builders' stories.


Entry Gate
This was the most amazing getaway. We’ve stayed in five-star hotels, but this place was far better. This upscale house is set in the beautiful hills of Browns Valley and the views are breathtaking. From the large stone fireplace to the ornate woodwork, this house is spectacular. The hosts provided everything we needed for our stay. There are three decks off of the house, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or drinks in the evening.  There is also a fantastic walk-in herb garden on the property that was offered for our use during our stay. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or nice spot for the family, I would 100% recommend this place. We will definitely be returning!

David and Carmen L., Airbnb guests

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