|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest|
|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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