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'LIBRARY IN THE SKY' - CABIN WITH NATIONAL FOREST BACKYARD

Owner

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015
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'LIBRARY IN THE SKY' - CABIN WITH NATIONAL FOREST BACKYARD

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Please click on "Travelers' Reviews" button at the top of this page to see my guests' unedited comments on their stay.

Our remarkable Mi-Wuk Village "cabin" (as it's called, though it has 1600 square feet) is 15 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108 in the heart of the Western Sierra Nevada at 4400 foot elevation. Two large bedrooms, plus sprawling downstairs. Visitors complain they have trouble leaving the deck, since the cabin directly borders and dramatically overlooks the Stanislaus National Forest--our 'backyard'.

We've had hundreds of visitors over the past ten years and five guest books full of their joys and discoveries. Please see the Comments Section of this VRBO site. The house is very warm, friendly, well-equipped, quirkily aesthetic and clean, but please know that our family and guests use it extensively, so don't expect a pristine showplace home.

The cabin is equipped with outdoors hot tub,wireless broadband, fireplace, washer and dryer, DVD/VCR (no TV reception!), full kitchen, piano, pingpong table, dartboard, foosball table, a jillion books, guidebooks galore, and lots of kids' and nature art. The house is technically on 2/3 acre but is actually on many thousands of acres since it is perched on a hill bordering and overlooking the national forest. There are unobtrusive neighbors on adjoining side lots but the backyard vista is completely natural... and accessible. There is a wonderful feeling of privacy and solitude. Deer, birds and even, once, a bear have been spotted in our yard!

A 90 minute hike (of some steepness) takes you to a gorgeous nook of the North Fork of the Tuolumne River. Many other mountain treats are available within short car ride. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (and cross-country trails) and Leland Snowplay (sledding) are 13 and 16 miles respectively up the road, with other sledding closer still. The Sierra in summertime offers wonderful fishing, hiking, lake (or pool) swimming, river rafting, bicycling etc. Yosemite is a scenic 90 minute drive from the cabin. There are local tennis and golf facilities easily available too.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015

About The Owner

I am a nonprofit administrator (TechSoup Global) and my wife is a filmmaker, artist and writer. We live in SF and enjoy the cabin as often as we can. Our favorite activity is hiking the many trails and watching the dogs run free.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1995

Why The Owner chose Mi-Wuk Village

In my younger days I backpacked extensively throughout the Sierra and, once married and with spawn, we started renting cabins. We did it so often, we decided it made more sense to try to own one, with the idea of creating our idea of a comfortable, homey and a little quirky place to escape to. We started renting to friends, asking them to take care of it as if it were their own. They did, and made it better, and the idea of creating a high value, share-able retreat where guests were trusted to be responsible, gathered steam.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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 77 traveler reviews

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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
average rating of 4.987013 based on 77 reviews
San Mateo, Ca
5

Family snow day

  • 5 of 5

Our family had another great time at the cabin, as always it's peaceful and a great chance to reconnect with nature. We happened to time our trip perfectly and got snow on our first night. After making the short drive up to Pinecrest lake, we played in the snow and hiked around the lake. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco
5

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We chose the cabin for the magnificent location and dog-friendliness for a holiday weekend - and it was perfect! Especially sitting in the hot tub in the dark watching shooting stars, eating meals on the outdoor deck, and the incredible hikes. We spent some much needed family time together, and we are definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely cabin. It had a fully stocked kitchen and as the name would imply, plenty of books and other fun things to occupy our time. The foosball table was a hit and the deck was just beautiful. If you like to hike, the national forest is right nearby and very relaxing to explore.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
El Sobrante, CA
5

Mountain serenity at its best

  • 5 of 5

We just love, love, love staying at this house. It is, without a doubt, one of the best locations in Mi-Wuk Village if you love wilderness views and peaceful, serene times. We have stayed here many, many times over at least a 15 year period and we never tire of it. It feels like OUR second home. We have visited fall, winter and spring and have enjoyed experiencing the area in every season we've tried. The hiking in the area is just spectacular and never crowded. Once we started coming to this area and to this house specifically, we stopped going to Tahoe. It's much faster to get here from the SF Bay Area, there are no crowds and this house is great.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Anselmo CA usa
5

Fabulous location and sweet digs too!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED this spot! This 'cabin' has everything you'd need including specacular views of the Stanislaus National Forest from the wrap-around deck. We stayed in the summer which was lovely but it would undoubtedly be a dreamy winter get-away spot as well. I loved the fact that this location was central to the granite splendor of the high country as well as to other small Gold Country towns. A great value, kind, helpful folks to deal with and dog friendly too. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area
5

Great House in a Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a relaxed, lived-in place--like slipping into your favorite old t-shirt on a day when you know you have nothing to do and all day to do it. The deck, with its view of the Stanislaus National Forest, is the best of all. We ate out there, we slept out there, we played insanely complicated board games out there...

You can drive up into some of the most beautiful mountains--Kennedy Meadows is less than an hour away. More rivers, rocks, boulders, swimming holes, fish, and cold emerald green water than you can shake a stick at. Our hosts were very helpful, very kind and very generous. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for rest, relaxation, beauty and peace. Adventure is just out the door if you want it...

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
National Forest

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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$145
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes For reservations, prior to 30 days in advance of rental, $200 deposit is due. Within 30 days of rental, full fee is due. I refund in full for any reason, up to 30 days before. After that, I refund only if I can re-rent the dates. Payment can be made via Paypal or, prior to 30 days, by personal check.
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Amenities

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
spinet piano

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