The Heart of the Gold Country
Every detail was considered in restoring our 1930’s cottage to make your stay a lifelong memory. Lush beds with premiere memory foam/gel infused mattresses and luxurious silk-filled comforters. Charm doesn't begin to describe the decor of Chalet Vigne. Carrara marble counter tops in the kitchen add to the timeless feel of the fully equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances. The Keurig Beverage System offers a variety of complimentary coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. After a long day of activities, you can soak in a vintage clawfoot bathtub/shower.
Chalet Vigne is situated at the crossroads of three wine country regions, Amador County Shenandoah Valley, Fairplay Wineries of El Dorado County, and the famous Fiddletown Zinfandel vineyards. Within minutes, you can explore over 50 wineries of the Sierra Foothills. Many award-winning wines are rooted in our wonderful soil that mimics the Mediterranean soil and climate.
Rich in the history of the California Gold Rush era, the area has something for everyone: Wine tasting, incredible restaurants, vintage towns with antique shops, guided gold-mine tours, hiking, cave spelunking, concerts and of course, just enjoying the fantastic scenery.
You have full access to the entire cottage that is beautifully decorated consisting of 2 bedrooms (larger bedroom with one king bed, smaller "Marilyn Monroe" bedroom with one queen bed and bedside tables, once owed by June DiMaggio, niece of Joe DiMaggio. June introduced Marilyn to Joe. (If only those tables could talk!), 1 bath with a vintage soaking clawfoot tub, a large kitchen with a dining area for 6 people, a spacious living room with a sofa, recliners, chaise lounge and a game table. An outdoor seating area around a fire pit is great for sipping wine and chatting. Summer meals can be enjoyed outside at a large picnic table.
River Pines was developed in 1927 as a vacation destination. It is a rural community with narrow winding streets located on the South Fork of the Cosumnes River. Back in the day, small cabins were built as summer homes for folks from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley. Most recently, the area has regained popularity as the cabins are being restored and the area has exploded as a very desirable wine country destination.