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Luxurious Mountain Cabin! Clean~Family Friendly~ Close to Big Tree's State Park

Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2015
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Luxurious Mountain Cabin! Clean~Family Friendly~ Close to Big Tree's State Park

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Camp Connell Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in the Sierra Foothills, 5,500 feet up, between Arnold and Bear Valley Ski Resort. Only 5 minutes from Big Tree's State Park! This highly appointed cabin raises the bar among other local rental listings. It's reserved for those with the most discriminating taste and appreciation. An added bonus is our generous and conscientious caretaker, who will give you peace of mind in knowing that you'll be well taken care of.

This is a three story cabin. The street level consists of the main family room with large picturesque windows, kitchen, half bath with laundry room, and a king size bedroom with full bath. Decking wraps around this entire level. The top level consists of a queen room, 'kids room' with 2 bunks and a queen bed, a full bathroom is shared by these two rooms. Also on this 3rd level is a King master suite with large dual- head step in shower AND a large jacuzzi tub. The lowest level is a recreation room with wet-bar and full size bathroom. This room opens up to the lower deck and access to the yard.

We are members of the popular Big Tree's Recreation Center. Usage is available for your enjoyment during the summer months.

Dorrington (Big Tree's) is a place that calms the soul and allows one to experience life as it was meant to be. Whether you would like to hike among the giant Redwoods at Calaveras State Park, kayak on the majestic Lake Alpine, golf on a beautiful tree lined golf course, ski at Bear Valley's family friendly Ski Resort, play in the snow right outside your door, fish along the Stanislaus River or just gaze at the beautiful scenery from the deck right outside your door. We simply would like to invite you and your family to experience a vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Keywords: Sierra's, Arnold, Bear Valley, Luxury, new, Big Tree's, Dorrington

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2015

About The Owner

We believe that quality family time is one of the most important values in life. Because of this, we wanted to create a home away from home, where we could enjoy each other without daily distractions. This is what brought us to the idea of owning a cabin in Big Tree's. We take much pride in our vacation home and are hoping others will experience the same gratitiude we feel everytime we visit.

This purchase didn't come easy... the seed was planted in our minds when we were first married in 1987. It took many years of hard work before we could afford to create our 'perfect' home away from home. We hope you will remember this with care, as you enjoy your stay.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why The Owner chose Camp Connell

We chose the Big Tree's area because it's not commercialized. The people of the area are so friendly and down to earth. Nothing can beat the beauty of the nature that surrounds. We love the area!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Mountain Cabin! Clean~Family Friendly~ Close to Big Tree's State Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Modesto, CA
5

Spacious Comfy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cabin with spacious living areas and decks. A very welcoming atmosphere when we arrived made us feel immediately at home. We were looking for a place with a usable kitchen, and this one was well-stocked for our needs. We enjoyed the ping-pong table & other games. Great for a stay-in vacation. It would be a nice place to come back to from hiking or skiing nearby. Owner (Julie) was very helpful and caretaker (Mary) keeps the cabin beautifully.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Can't wait to come back!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a DREAM. It is absolutely immaculate. Very spacious and perfect for kids. It is close to the town of Arnold and the Big Trees park. We loved the cozy, homey feel. The owner was easy to work with and the house itself was nicer than we even expected. Everything is new and it really feels like a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Mateo, Ca
5

7 Day Stay in Big Trees, California

  • 5 of 5

Our family liked this house very much. It would accommodate all of (12 plus a toddler). The owner was very helpful, on time and helped us in the outcome. Unfortunately we two parents had to leave early because of illness, but our grown children and grandchildren stayed and enjoyed it very much. The caretakers were very helpful and brought extra supplies which were needed. I would certainly recommend this home to a large family. We have vacationed in this area for many years.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
California
5

5 Star

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying there with two other families, and we had a second great time. The house location is perfect location near the Bear Valley ski resort, but not to far that it is easy to get to in any weather. The hill next to the house is great for sleding and snow fort building. Video games, ping pong, and board games in the house make evenings great. Truly an awesome place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

You have to visit this location - beautiful, new, clean and WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first weekend in 2013, and this place is marvelous!

Three levels means kids and parents are separate-able! The lowest level has a game room to envy - ping pong, pinball (although it was not working for some reason), board games, chess and a full TV/DVD.

Great place to banish the kids to, while the parents are on the main floor (kitchen, full family room with fireplace, large TV, DVD, and one of the larger bedrooms, and a storage cabinet with TONS of DVD's in it to watch movies from). This level also has a full wrap around deck with views to mesmerize into,

The upper floor has three bedrooms and the master suite with the dueling shower heads (really nice) and a jacuzzi tub. The only thing is all 12 of us had to spread out our shower/baths, since apparently the water heater is a little small and hot water would run out.

Full laundry also helps, but here's the best part - being on a hill, we snow-sledded everyday, just outside the garage! WARNING - even if you have 4 wheel drive, and especially if you don't, bring CHAINS if you go anywhere near winter.

LOVE this place and will be back!

And just today: Security Deposit refunded in FULL! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rakesh, Thank you for your very kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed our place and hope to have you return again. You were wonderful renters who obviously treated our place as if it was your own home, with respect :) In response to the water heater situation... our water heater is of average size. When a large group is trying to take showers all at the same time, as with any standard water heater, the hot water is limited. We may be able to solve this problem by turning up the heat of the water heater. I am just reluctant to do this because I'm afraid someone could scald themselves if not careful. So happy that you all had a wonderful time! ~ Julie :)
Ripon, CA
5

Nancy

  • 5 of 5

Our experience in this cabin can be summed up by the words of our 7 year old grandson, within the first five minutes of our being there: "This is my best vacation ever!" We could easily enjoy the big trees at Calaveras State Park one day, and the refreshing waters in Lake Alpine the next. The cabin was roomy enough for our family of 10, and had everything that we possibly needed. We so welcomed the thoughtfulness of Mary, the caretaker. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Wine Tasting, White Pines Lake, Ridge hike, Alpine Lake, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Big Trees State Park

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Camp Connell Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Notes Standard is $300.00 per night - 2 night minimum stay
Book 6 nights and get a 7th night for free!
$375.00 per night Holiday rate - minimum 3 night stay
(1st 3 nights holiday rate, every night added with regular rate).
Payment made by personal check only. 50% down to hold reservation and final balance due 30 days prior to stay.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Camp Connell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
A few things our 8 year old cabin offers:: Rec room with Pin-ball machine, game table, board games, Television, Wet-bar and ping pong table. Opens up to an out-door deck and access to the large un-enclosed yard. Family room encases a massive stone fireplace, lots of comfortable seating, Television and Pacman Game Station. 4 Fully furnished bedrooms with a TV in each room (2 king rooms, 1 queen room, 1 'kids room' with a queen bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. ALL BEDDING, FURNITURE AND KITCHEN SUPPLIES ARE PRACTICALLY BRAND NEW. Perfect large lot to sled in during the winter months! Or enjoy the gentle creek which runs through the side of our lot during the spring months. And nothing beats dining on our large deck in the summer months! * Our wonderful Care-taker is close-by for your needs.

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