After several months of watching construction of their new Restaurant, the Watering Hole is now open for business. We are excited to have a new food establishment in Murphys. With 40 Beers on tap and a rotating menu there is something for everyone. Your choice of indoor and outdoor seating. Located on the corner of Big Trees Rd and Creek View Rd makes the Watering Hole a convenient location for Lunch and Dinner. To view their Menu or a list of their current Draft list visit their website here .
If you are Buying or selling in Murphys Ca or have any Real Estate questions call one of our dedicated agents today
The importance of Winterizing your Arnold and Dorrington CA Real Estate
Glen was able to catch up with Aaron Johnson of Johnson Plumbing services to talk about the importance of winterizing your Arnold and Dorrington Ca Real Estate. Winterizing your cabin is key to saving yourself a ton of money and hassle due to frozen pipes. If you find yourself in need of a plumber in the Arnold and Dorrington Ca area. Give Johnson Plumbing service a call 209-292-3766 Free Downloadable Winterizing instructions CLICK HERE
How to Winterize your Cabin
1. Water Heater: Turn off the power to your electric water heater,
or turn your gas water heater control to pilot position.
2. Main Water Valve: Close the main water shut off valve.
3. Cold Water Lines: Open all hose bibs and cold water drain
4. Hot Water Lines: Open the pressure and temperature relief valve
on your water heater. Open any hot water drain valves. (Note:
The pressure and temperature relief valve should have a pipe
connected to it to drain water outside the house).
5. Household Faucets: Open all faucets, turn and shower mixing
valves. Single handle faucets should be left on in the center
position. Dual handle faucets should be opened on both the hot
and cold sides. Three handled tub and shower valves must have
all three controls left open.
6. Toilets: Flush all toilets, holding the handle down until as much
water as possible has been drained from the tank.
7. Dishwasher: Drain your dishwasher line by running the dishwasher
in the fill cycle for approximately 60 seconds.
8. Washing Machine: Drain the washing machine lines by running
the machine in the warm wash cycle for approximately 60 seconds.
9. Antifreeze: Pour 1/4 cup of antifreeze in all drains, including tub
and shower drains. Pour 1/4 cup into toilet tanks and 1/2 cup
It’s the start of a holiday weekend and old man winter has blown In with a Vengeance.
The roads are messy as lots of Folks start out on our Roads to enjoy this holiday. Please remember to drive carefully and pay attention for road hazards both on the Hwy and in the subdivisions.
Here are some of our local companies that can help you out in this snowstorm and throughout the winter months. Most of these vendors are already out working hard for their existing and new customers so be prepared to be patient.
All of us at Better Altitude Properties are wishing you a happy and safe Holiday. Remember if you have any Real Estate needs now or in the future feel free to call on us 209-795-8234.
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Need to get out? Stay warm? Here are some numbers you may need:
Bill Cooper 209-795-5475
Everett Snow Removal 209-795-7410 Arnold area (no Lakemont or Golfcourse side of Meadowmont)
We are experiencing daily calls from clients and residents concerning the cancelation of insurance policies on their homes and cabins. This is mostly due to the recent fire history in California. While the insurance industry shifts their policy underwriting, know that there are options for your consideration. From our resources we have compiled a list of insurance agencies writing new policies in Calaveras county.
Whether it’s advice on the fire insurance situation, local vendors or market conditions, Better Altitude Properties is the community leader for resources and Real Estate guidance. If you are considering selling or if you would simply like to know the value of your home, call us for a Comparative Market Analysis.
We have just learned that our office has been voted 'Best Real Estate Office' for the Lodestar 2018 Best of the Motherlode!! This is our second year in a row and we want to express our sincere gratitude for each of your votes!
As if Calaveras County and the Highway Four Corridor weren't wonderful enough, we are so grateful to be apart of this beautiful community. It is such a blessing to watch our neighborhoods grow and see the delight on each client's face as they become a part of it. This area is truly so special. From Frog Jump to Murphys Open House, Calaveras County is such a rich gem in the Sierra Foothills. We are blessed with so many diverse businesses and recreational activities.
We enjoy participating in local parades and sponsoring events, such as the Brice Station Vineyard's Shakespeare on the Vine and Hermitfest Music Festival. 2018 is sure to be full of many more exciting adventures, and we hope you will join us for the ride.
From all of us here at Better Altitude Properties, thank you again.
Baby, it's cold outside! The holidays are upon us, with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas / New Year to follow shortly.
What to do... What to do...?
Well, on the evening of Friday the 24th of November come on down to Blagen Road in Arnold to catch us at the annual Christmas in White Pines Parade!
*2016 White Pines Parade Float
We're working hard on our float, and we can't wait for you to see it! The parade begins at 7 pm, bring a jacket and a chair!
Busy on the Friday after turkey day? NO WORRIES! Catch us the following Friday, December 1st at the Murphys Open House Parade in downtown Murphys. This parade begins at 5:30, starting at the Murphys Hotel and going along toward Alchemy Cafe. Both of these parades are free to the public, so don your Santa hat and warmest coat and come wave us along!
Other holiday events in the area include the Dorrington tree lighting on Saturday, November 25th at 7 pm at the Dorrington Hotel. Saturday, December 2nd will be the annual Breakfast with Santa buffet brunch at Ironstone Vineyards. Call now to reserve your seat! 209-728-1251
Start your holiday shopping by making a stop at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp on Saturday, November 18th from 10 am - 4 pm to check out the Crafty Chicks Road Show and support some local vendors this season.
The holidays are truly a magical time of year, and we hope to spend them with you in good cheer. Come by our office at 1771 Highway 4 in Arnold for a warm cup of coffee, tea or cider. The more the merrier!
Autumn has arrived in all of its colorful glory, which means it is time to batten down the hatches at your mountain home.
Consider blowing your roof and clearing gutters of debris in preparation for the rain and snow. If your mountain home is your second home, consider also shutting off the water and draining the pipes. To do this you need to open all faucets and spigots, flush all toilets and turn off the main water. Add a cup of antifreeze to the sinks and toilets to prevent pipes bursting. Be sure that your pipes are wrapped and well insulated, burst pipes can lead to a mess of extra expenses. Also, if you know you won't be back for a while, turn off the power to your electric water heater or put propane water heater in the PILOT position.
Stock your cabin with snowmelt and if you are a 'will call' propane customer, reach out to your provider to fill up the tank. Stock your firewood pile and make sure the wood stays as dry as possible, be it under a tarp or carport or in the garage.
If you vacation in the area semi-regularly during the winter months, there are several snow removal companies that you can arrange a contract with, or simply give your provider a heads-up when you need a "one-shot" removal before your arrival. Please feel free to give our office a call for a list of local vendors who offer snow removal for your area. 209-795-8234.
Come celebrate this Fourth of July weekend near Arnold homes at the Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival. Join neighbors and friends and let freedom ring on July 1st and 2nd. Over 40 vendors set up booths beneath the majestic trees. A varied arrangement of arts and crafts and other unique goods are on display. Eye catching pieces of art, pottery, handmade clothes, and jewelry are part of a variety of items showcased. Potters, sculptors, painters and woodworkers eagerly share the magic of their craft with passersby. Samples of gourmet treats are great for snackers. Children living on Calaveras County property are delighted by face and henna painters.
Enjoy Live Music on Public Calaveras County Property
Those strolling the grounds tap to the beat as musicians take to the stage. Sweet bluegrass sounds come from Murphy’s own The Magnolia Rhythm Trio. Afterwards the audience will gasp in awe at the unbelievable feats accomplished by Lynx the Magician & Sword Swallower.
The traditional Ebbett’s Pass Independence Day Parade starts off at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Before grabbing a seat on the parade route hungry tummies can take advantage of a delicious breakfast served by the Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Club. The all you can eat pancake breakfast energizes one and all for a fun filled day.
Located in the heart of downtown Arnold, this year marks the festival’s 45th Anniversary. Easily found on the “park-like” landscape of the Bristols Ranch House Cafe, families create treasured memories each and every year. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.