Laughing Brook Cottage
2 Bed - 2 Bath

Available for Events at Rising Star Canine Ranch & Quicksilver Canine


Laughing Brook Cottage is on a gated 10 acre mostly wooded parcel about 10-15 minutes away from Rising Star and about 30 minutes from Quicksilver Canine in Julian. It is also close to numerous restaurants, grocery stores and more.

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It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house which sits across the driveway from the main house and just up the driveway from the agility field. Downstairs is a great room with a full kitchen, one bedroom and full bath with washer/dryer. There is also a futon bed in the great room. Up a spiral staircase is a second bedroom with it's own bath and a small balcony overlooking the grounds. A baby gate is provided to block dogs from the spiral staircase. The cottage has wifi throughout and streaming tv.

NO RV, trailer or camper parking

The gated property is very private. About half is wooded which totally surrounds the open grounds areas. There sevwral small ponds and a creek with offshooting smaller streams. Definitely a place for nature lovers. Plenty of wildlife may be seen here for those who wish to watch. A variety of birds, owls, rabbits, raccoons, possums, skunks, coyotes, fox, groundhog just to name a few. In spring, summer and fall, the sound of frogs in the evening will lull you sleep. And the barred owls are often heard calling to each other with their variety of interesting sounds.

A maximum of 4 people are allowed. You can bring as many dogs as you want! There is a 2 night minimum. However, in 2024, I'm having to add a $50 cleaning surcharge if your stay is only 2 nights.

The agility meadow is NOT included with the cottage rental nor is the swimming pool at the main house.

PRICING: Rates will vary depending on number of people and length of stay. The average is $475 total for 3 nights and 2 people. There is NO pet fee, cleaning fee or tax for a 3 night stay which you would likely pay with AirBnB or VRBO. Please contact me on Facebook Messenger or email for more information.

CANCELLATION POLICY: In 2023, I allowed full refunds for cancellations up to two weeks in advance. This will be place for *most* of the 2024 dates. If it's a big event OR you have a history of cancelling bookings with me, the policy will be set on an individual basis.

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"We stayed at Lynn’s cottage while in town for a local dog competition and it was perfect. Beautiful quiet setting with frogs in the creek, wooded and felt secluded even though it was only about 15 minutes from the competition site. The cottage was very cozy and suited us perfectly. There’s a bedroom upstairs as well as downstairs, but the upstairs bedroom has a spiral staircase for access, so if you’re planning on sharing the cottage with a friend and want to be with your dogs at night, plan on sharing a bed or having one of you sleep on the futon in the living space (that’s what my friend and I did and it worked out great). The space was really set up great for two people and dogs and Lynn was a wonderful host and easy to communicate with. The only downside to writing this review is it may make it harder for us to reserve in the future! I’m looking forward to staying there again and have already booked it!"

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