This was the answer to the 3am hullabaloo involving the dog barking that I briefly heard.
And this was about the third sentence after "good morning, did you sleep well?" that was spoken by Natalie the morning after I stayed at her beautiful cottage in Fall River Mills, California. I found this cottage using airbnb.com, a personal favorite I resort to whenever possible.
The fact that Natalie was my host and yes indeed the chicken deaths were unfortunate, I felt like I had been part of the family for less than 24 hours while staying in their vintage cottage. The history was alluded to in the guest book when one person wrote "we enjoyed speaking with you to learn the history of your cottage." The building was constructed and used by Natalie's great great grandfather as his dentist office. Years later, a woman named Mott had lived their for 30 years and babysat all the children in the valley for which my host was one. Present day, this self-contained place is a spot for weary travelers like myself to seek refuge for a night or several instead of camping or the limited lodging options in that area.
|view from the kitchen at the end of the day|
|nearby Burney Falls State Park ~ worth a stop just for the waterfall!|
|inviting cottage with green grass in a fenced yard|