Retreat to These 10 Incredible Homes Off the Beaten Path Near Sacramento
Every once in awhile, it’s nice to escape the busyness of life and retreat to a relaxing destination far from the heart of the city.
If you don’t already have a relaxing retreat planned to one of these romantic lodges in Northern California, you might consider buying one of your own. There are a number of homes located well beyond the city limits that offer a refreshing dose of privacy, serenity and peace. Plus, many of them enjoy a cozy cabin-esque feel with wood paneling, vintage fireplaces, and trees towering overhead.
Take a look at these incredible homes for sale in Northern California that you may have overlooked during your Sacramento home search. Whether you’re looking for a primary residence, a second vacation home, or a rental opportunity, these homes are certainly worth traveling to.
Cozy South Lake Tahoe Cabin in the Woods
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,152 Square Feet
Address: 1714 Tionontati Street, South Lake Tahoe | Listed By: Gorda Zafari
This beautiful single-story home in South Lake Tahoe is an idyllic cozy getaway in the woods just miles from Heavenly Ski Resort and Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort. The home has been meticulously updated inside and out. We particularly love the kitchen with high-end finishes and the living space with a charming brick wall and wood-burning stove.
Golf Course Home in Woodbridge
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,632 Square Feet
Address: 19199 Pebble Court, Woodbridge | Listed By: DeeDee Riley
This charming home is situated in a gated community at the end of a cul-de-sac overlooking the beautiful Woodbridge Golf Course. It has a refined interior with top-of-the-line finishes and high-end details — like the luxurious master bathroom with beams of light streaming into the tub. Both inside and outside in the professionally landscaped backyard, enjoy scenic golf course views at this idyllic property!
Unique Spanish-Style Home in Walnut Grove
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,800 Square Feet
Address: 1140 2nd Avenue, Walnut Grove | Listed By: Debbie Elliot
This unique 1928 Spanish-style home is located in Walnut Grove, a small river town nestled between Sacramento and Stockton. It features French doors, period details, Moorish columns, barrel ceilings, and pristine wood and tile floors. This has continuously been one of our more popular homes on the market! It’s easy to see why.
Cozy Cabin in Pollock Pines
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,978 Square Feet
Address: 2266 Pinewood Lane, Pollock Pines | Listed By: Debbie De Ryk
We can’t get enough of this stunning property in Pollock Pines. It is situated on 1.88 acres surrounded by a number of towering dogwood trees. The home is freshly painted inside and out, and features a spacious open concept interior with soaring knotty pine ceilings. It boasts an ideal blend of rustic and bright, cheery details, plus lots of natural light.
Pollock Pines Tahoe-Style Home
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,420 Square Feet
Address: 5619 Pennyroyal Drive, Pollock Pines | Listed By: The Marilyn Goff Team + Trent Andra
This Tahoe-style home is a dreamy retreat all year long. One of the more notable spaces is the spacious living room with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and immediate access to a wrap-around deck. The beautiful wooded setting features lush foliage and a seasonal stream running nearby.
Spectacular Property in Placerville
4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,466 Square Feet
Address: 1020 Poverty Hill Drive, Placerville | Listed By: The Marilyn Goff Team + Trent Andra
This enormous home in Placerville is truly a sight to behold. It has a gorgeous vaulted wood beam ceiling, an updated kitchen with newer appliances, wood flooring, a custom master closet, and much more. It even has in-law quarters with a separate entrance, a full bath, and a kitchenette. The property encompasses 1.65 fenced acres, and features a barn with carriage doors, a tool shed, and RV parking.
Home in Placerville With Stunning Views
4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,671 Square Feet
Address: 5430 Buck Mountain Road, Placerville | Listed By: Chuck & Laura Costa
This home is simply remarkable — both inside and out. It has a chef’s kitchen with granite details and spectacular views, a family room with a wet bar and a cozy fireplace, and a huge master suite with a cedar-lined walk-in closet. The deck around the pool and spa was recently replaced, and offers breathtaking views of surrounding landscape. The property also features a three-stall barn, a tack room, and a workshop.
Updated Home in Rescue
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,846 Square Feet
Address: 2410 Rose Springs Lane, Rescue | Listed By: Karen and Paul Catania
This beautifully updated home in the heart of Rescue features stunning Sierra views and a sparkling pool. It has an updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, an oversized family room with a wood-burning stove, and a master retreat with endless views. The home has two additional bedrooms upstairs and a large bonus room, which can be used as an office, guest room or playroom (or all three!).
Horse Property Encompassing 9.5 Acres in Sheridan
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,014 Square Feet
Address: 3985 Karchner Road, Sheridan | Listed By: Rob Baxley
This is a rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind horse property encompassing 9.5 acres in Sheridan. The beautiful updated main house features granite counters, stainless appliances, gorgeous laminate wood floors, fresh paint, stylish fixtures, a stunning mosaic glass fireplace, remodeled bathrooms and more. The separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house has a full kitchen and washer/dryer hookups! Plus, there is a large barn with an attached office, lots of paved parking for trailers, irrigated and fenced pastures, and a seasonal pond.
Yuba City Home With Spacious Living Area
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,911 Square Feet
Address: 2660 Billie Anne Drive, Yuba City | Listed By: Larry Chambers
Nearly an hour north of Sacramento lies this beautiful home, situated in the highly desirable Tierra Buena community in Yuba City. The home boasts a wide open living space with soaring ceilings and a spacious fenced-in yard, providing plenty of space to entertain, both inside and out.
Which relaxing retreat catches your attention?
Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Category Placerville, Real Estate
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.