Monthly Archives: June 2016

Garden Scenes in the Foothills around Grass Valley

Too hot to garden today!  Thought I share a few local garden scenes to make you smile while you wilt in the heat , or when you come back from your escape to a cool body of water today. These 5 photos were all taken at the same place… does anyone recognize the location?IMG_3746 IMG_3733 IMG_3728  IMG_3725 IMG_3719


hint….its not Grass Valley….

If you’d like to come stay with us at Spring Hill Cottage in grass valley – let us know!

Girls night out…Weekend Pool and Slumber Party

master bedroom 5

Remember when you and your friends spent the whole night talking, dancing, snacking and laughing?  Mom made you all pancakes for breakfast? You can recapture that feeling of relaxed bonding with friends at Spring Hill Cottage. Grass Valley’s own pool and garden retreat location. The out door grill will be perfect for a midnight BBQ. When it gets cold you can move inside for movies, hot cocoa and a fire in the fireplace.   In the morning you can make pancakes in the  well appointed kitchen.


kids in pool at night

kids in pool at night

Summer Cottage evening swim party  vacation cottage pool  Casual Pool Gathering at Vacation Rental

see us on VRBO

Zen of Mining in Grass Valley

Zen of Mining Stuff

The Zen of the mining experience? I’m sure the miners did not feel it but years later the image is meditative

Mining equipment on display at North Star Mine

Mining equipment on display at North Star Mine

Zen Mining Structure

Consider the Meditative Gold in this perfectly Zen Mining Structure

These structures are scattered around Grass Valley and Nevada City, and close to Spring Hill Cottage, a privately owned vacation rental property located between the two communities.

Pool deck with flowers a

Pool deck with flowers around  – very early in the spring – in 2 months  everything will be bursting with life