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.


All Rates Are Subject to Change

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

24 Hour Reservations

  • 949-632-4650
  • 530-235-4496

Cash or Checks (paid to Theriot Trust)

We also do month to month rentals

Call owner Brian Theriot direct 949-632-4650