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

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
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'LIBRARY IN THE SKY' - CABIN WITH NATIONAL FOREST BACKYARD

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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 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.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 65 reviews
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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
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Mi-Wuk Village Dodge Ridge
Arroyo Grande
5

Good Place to get Away from it all

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Cabin was as advertised. Quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Great hikes right outside the door. Everything we needed to cook and clean up after hiking was available; the cabin was well furnished. The hot tub was great after a long hike! Would like to go again and spend a little more time.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
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Mi-Wuk Village Dodge Ridge
4

Silence is golden!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The home was cozy and comfortable- felt like we'd been there 100 times even though it was our first. Surrounded in silence... at night enjoyed beautiful star-gazing from the hot tub amongst the trees.
Felt like home.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66633vb
Mi-Wuk Village Dodge Ridge
5

What more can you ask for?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Like I said, what more can you ask for?! My wife and 2 small children just spent an incredible 3-day weekend at the Library in the Sky... everything we needed from firewood to a well stocked kitchen to bed time books for our 1 and 3 year old. And all along the way, Daniel, our host, was communicative and accommodating, even letting us change our mind at the last moment to take advantage of the cleaning service. And location, location, location... close to towns, the forest (out the back door), and Dodge Ridge for snow sports. We'll be back!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
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Mi-Wuk Village Dodge Ridge
5

family get away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Had a great stay perfect peacful spot with a hot tub. The owner daniel was great help easy to get a hold of. Well stay again forsure
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard
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Mi-Wuk Village Dodge Ridge
5

Peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My wife and I rented the cabin over MLK Day 2014--it was us and our little dog. The cabin is great, and it's location is wonderful.

There's an amazing view of the Stanislaus National Forest off the back of the house (where you have a high deck up above, and a hot tub below!). It's near the end of a cul-de-sac so there's not a lot of traffic, and the home is set back from and below the street so it really feels secluded. It's near some nice trails that wind through the pine trees all around.

The cabin is rustic--the interior has a throw-back 70's look to it--which suited us just fine! We like that it feels like stepping back in time a little bit. That said it's stocked with anything you might need--it's got a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, two good sized bedrooms (one "master" and one for the kids), a nice dining room table (where we worked on a jigsaw puzzle the whole time!), and a living room with a futon, TV, foosball table, and piano. Oh, the water pressure is great BTW. If you don't bring your own, there are plenty of books, games, and movies up there (including darts and a Ping-Pong table).

The hot tub is the scene-stealer, though. Great view of the valley during the day, and great stargazing at night! We were prunes by the end of the trip! A close second is the back deck, which is huge and has two giant pine trees running right through it--it was a great place to read a book, watch the birds, and wait for the deer to walk by (which they do every morning). There's also a gas grill which works beautifully, and a Weber that we didn't use.

I can't say enough positive things about it. We'll be going back for sure.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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

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Availability & Rates

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $140/nt, tax included
  • US Dollars
  • Rates for up to 4 guests, *including* 10% Tuolumne County Occupancy Tax,
  • are $145 a night for Monday-Thursday and $180 a night for
  • Friday-Sunday and for Holidays. For each guest beyond four, please add $8 per
  • person per night.
  • Cleaning is $100 additional, but a self-cleaning option is offered.
  • A discount of 10% is offered for stays of 6 nights or longer.

Amenities

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

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