Christened after namesake, Melissa Crow (bride to longtime Castella-man, Brian Theriot). This vacation nest is one of two cabins tucked away in the pristine woods, adjacent to Cabins #1-#3. Mel’s place captures the love for the region and a patriotic toast to America with the Crow Family’s heritage dating back to the Korean War and Vietnam War heroics of Purple Heart(s) winner, Captain Ed Crow. This cottage is a part of the famous Rat Pack Hideout where Cottage #4 and #5 can combine as a result of Frank Sinatra demanding a door be cut to join the cottages.

Feature list

  • Fully furnished, complete kitchen, linens, kitchen utensils, appliances
  • DirecTV, color flat screen with DVD Player
  • Sleeps 4 with master bedroom and full size sofa bed in living room; Master bedroom with patio door
  • Complete Kitchen with sunroof and armoire
  • Lovely shower and bathroom
  • Antique furnished cottage with wood stove and library
  • Lovely living room with the famous Sinatra door
  • Private Patio with BBQ

Cottage Description

Cottage #4 is very unique with an antique library and massive wood stove. This cottage is a part of the famous Rat Pack and Sinatra hideaway. Jilly Rizzo the longtime Sinatra friend found the cottages and selected cottages #4 and #5 as the perfect retreat for the Rat Pack coming up from playing at the CalNeve Room. Sinatra demanded an adjoining door be cut in the stone walls.


Summer & Holiday Room Rates

$135 – 1 night;
$125 – 2 night
$115 – 3 night;
$105 – 4th and 5th night;
Week rate – $575;
Capacity 4;
$5 per person after 2;
Plus 10% tax:
Cleaning fee – $50 one time fee


Room Rates

$125 – 1 night:
$115 – 2 night;
$105 – 3 night;
$95 – 4 night;
Week rate – $525;
Plus 10% tax,
Cleaning fee – $50 one time fee

Week rates are a great deal for each cottage plus enjoy our rates beyond one night.

Mel’s Retreat and Theriot’s Lair can open with a middle door to a larger cottage with two kitchens, two televisions, and can sleep 6 easy.


Rates for the Mel’s Retreat and Theriot’s Lair
(Combination With Adjoining Door Open)

$160 – 1 night;
$150 – 2 night;
$140 – 3 night;
$130 – 4th and 5th night;
Week rate – $715
Cleaning fee – $75 one time fee

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