ALL-WOOD SIERRA CABIN IN THE WOODS NEAR ARNOLD/BEAR VALLEY

Steven Donaldson

Speaks french, german, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

ALL-WOOD SIERRA CABIN IN THE WOODS NEAR ARNOLD/BEAR VALLEY

Dorrington Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, large loft with 4 bed, 2 full bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, sleeps 12

Mountain House is located at 5,200 feet only minutes from the Stanislaus River, Lake Alpine and the Bear Valley Ski Area. Nestled on a 1/2 acre lot with large cedars and fir trees you in the forest over looking the woods yet only minutes from recreation that includes down hill skiing in the winter, kayaking and canoeing in the summer, swimming and always great hiking.

The peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Mountain House cabin make it a great retreat from the San Francisco Bay Area only 3 hours away off Hwy 4.

There is also the historic gold mining towns of Murphy and Angels Camp only just 20 minutes down the hill and of course the Big Trees State Park with it's towering 1000 year old redwoods.

Come and enjoy a weekend away in the summer or winter for a great retreat back to nature.

Snow parks and Bear Valley ski area: We have easy access to Winter recreation areas. The Bear Valley ski area which includes down hill skiing, cross country and events through the winter is only 16 miles or 20 minutes from our cabin. In addition, there are to Snow Parks monitored by the State of California near by. The Stanuslaus Snow Park, only 15 minutes up Hwy 4, and The Lake Alpine Snow Park. You need to purchase a daily pass and can park your vehicle in plowed parking lot. Cross country, snow shoeing, sledding are available at these two locations.

Summer fun with rivers, lakes and hiking: Our cabin is perfectly located for local recreation at by rivers and lakes. The Stanislaus River is only 15 minutes away, Lake Alpine is 16 miles east past Bear Valley and the wonderful Utica and Spicer Reservoirs that are perfect for kayaking are about an hour away. And for our 6 year old, we go to White Pines Lake near Arnold a great, simple place to be in the afternoon with family just down the road. For hiking the options are endless as you get up into the national forest.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is the most amazing place. We have 4 feet of snow right outside the door. Just amazing winter wonderland and in April! With the kids running down to the sled run that they made we hardly need to go anywhere. We have the fire stoked up in the wood stove so we're set.



Glad you have lots of cooking equipment, pans pots. We made some great soups and stews



Thanks for the great place we love it!
Apr 2011
  • 1 of 5

Steven Donaldson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks french, german, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number

We own Mountain House our large rustic cabin for 14 years now. We purchased it with two other families that are good friends of ours. We love the Sierras and found our cabin, which is located on a half acre amongst tall cedars and pines, a perfect place for relaxing and as a base camp for swimming with our kids, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and in the Winter, cross country skiing. And of course, it's a perfect place for our dogs, we now have two. We love it up here, hope you can too.

Steven Donaldson purchased this cabin in 1999

We love the Sierras. And we particularly like the Hwy 4 area near Dorrington and Bear Valley. It's never too crowed as the Lake Tahoe often is. And, it's only a 3 hour drive from the Bay Area. It's easy to get around and spectacular views here. It's also unique, and wonderful up in the mountains where you get all four seasons of weather in a great wooded environment.

Large deck facing out into the woods with massive pines. Totally quiet location, very peaceful. It's a cabin...lots of wood and great location.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

Write a Review
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
business
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157989
+1 510 375-2700
Dorrington Gold Country / High Sierra
5

We had a really wonderful time at the cabin!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I really enjoyed our time at the cabin. The loft is HUGE and our 3 kids had a wonderful time playing up there. The stove worked wonderfully well to keep the cabin warm and cozy. The cabin instructions were very clear and helpful. The cabin is convenient and close enough to the ski resort and town. We home to stay here again soon. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157989
+1 510 375-2700
Dorrington Gold Country / High Sierra
4

Great trip!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this cabin over Labor Day Weekend. The cabin was very roomy, we really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen was fully stocked, and the open floor plan was great for family dinner gatherings. Big Trees State Park is just a short drive away with great hiking options among some of the largest sequoias! The owner was very easy to work with, and responded to all inquiries and questions in a timely manner, we would definitely recommend the cabin.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We love our cabin and it's location. It's a homey wonderful place in the woods. Thanks for you comments!
business
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157989
+1 510 375-2700
Dorrington Gold Country / High Sierra
Pleasant Hill
5

Weekend in the Snow

  • 5 of 5
What a great weekend we had up in your cabin. There was so much snow and it was very quiet and beautiful. The kids loved playing right outside the door. Our dog loved the snow a lot and we were so happy he came with us. The house was clean and simple and very comfortable. The kids loved the loft and the bike tire mirror.
Thanks for making everything such an easy process!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157989
+1 510 375-2700
Dorrington Gold Country / High Sierra
Los Angeles
5

Exellent location!

  • 5 of 5
we spent 7 nights with family in July. Everybody loved it! Great location, kids did not want to leave. Its quiet and beautiful around the cabin. We spent evenings siting outside on the deck. Close to many wonderful day activities. Owner was so helpful to give us some links and ideas for day trips. The cabin is spacious and cozy. Will definitely come back and recommend to my friends. Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157989
+1 510 375-2700
Dorrington Gold Country / High Sierra
San Francisco
5

Perfect, Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Simple cabin with a great, open layout. Perfect for groups to lounge and relax. And we were happy to have our dogs join us too!

We visited in June, and spent a lot of time swimming and hiking nearby (10 minute drive down to the river, but countless spots along the 4). I would like to return during the winter as it would be great place for snow activities: the cabin sits on a perfect hillside for sledding, and it is close to Bear Valley.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
business
All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157989
+1 510 375-2700
Dorrington Gold Country / High Sierra
United States
5

What a great cabin and a great location

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to get away with a real experience of being in the woods in a truly rustic cabin. We really lucked out. This place is so nice. It's very basic but it has everything we need and easily accommodated both our families and 4 kids. The deck is just terrific. Sitting out there looking into the woods couldn't be better. We actually went on hikes right from the cabin as well. Terrific, highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
156 Miles
San Francisco
Car: necessary

Stanislaus National Forest, Big Trees State Park, Lake Alpine, Utica and Union Reservoirs, Bear Valley Ski Area, Snow Parks, The Dardanelles, Ebbetts Pass, Pacific Crest Trail, Bear Valley Music Festival, Murphy's Musical Theater, Wine Tasting, Angels Camp, Sonora, Jamestown, Moaning Cavern Caves, Winery's, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Swimming Stanislaus River, Fly Fishing, Trout fishing, kayaking, canoeing

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Dorrington Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring - Summer
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$925
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Fri,Sat
$750
$1,800
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,000
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $90
Notes $150 - $180 per night
Winter rates vary from $160 to $180 per night. However, rates over the Christmas and New Years periods may vary. Please contact us for a quote.
Summer and Fall rates vary from $150 to $160 per night

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Dorrington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , laundry in bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Sky light and high ceiling
  • Bathroom down stairs also has washer and dryer. Upstairs bathroom has a sky light and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , has dresser and side table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , has dresser and side table
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft has separate sleeping area for sleep sofa
  • The bedrooms are down stairs and private. Upstairs their is a very large loft area that has a queen, two full size beds and a twin bed. There is a separate sleeping area in the loft with a fold out hide-a-bed. The loft has it's own full bathroom, a separate entry to the outside on a small deck and very high all-wood ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
If you have any questions about accommodations or what to bring please ask.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Email Owner Contact Me