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Art and Nature Lover's Retreat, 15 Min to Sequoia-Kings Canyon

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath cozy cabin for up to 5 guests

Quiet, cozy, inspiring, art-filled: Fivespot is a relaxing destination for a week or weekend. Perfect for couples or small families, enjoy the books, the sauna and outdoor shower, the claw-foot bathtub, the fireplace, and lots of cozy pillows and throws.

Feeling creative? Add something to the chalkboard wall, or stroll to the hilltop behind the cabin and sketch the surrounding foothills. Several painters and writers have already used Fivespot as a personal artistic retreat - you can too!

There's comfort and convenience: a covered stone patio, gas bbq, kitchen with all the trimmings, and lots of outdoor space means you can cook and dine inside or out.

Year-round comfort and fun at Fivespot:

Summer is the high season in the Sierras, for good reason: the sun shines from June through October. Hiking trails are open, wildlife and wildflowers abound. But we locals enjoy the fall, winter, and spring even more: sun gives way to rain and snow, life quiets down, time to rest and renew. Fivespot is perfect for an off-season retreat. The road to the cabin is kept cleared of snow, and the road into the Parks is accessible if you have 4-wheel drive or chains (we can help you with that). The fireplace and sauna keep you cozy; you've got time to think, write, read, or just relax. It's a delightful time of year - please consider a visit!

Winter activities at and around Fivespot:

Winter is never far from Fivespot: at 4000' elevation, we get at least one substantial storm each year. If you are lucky enough to be here at the perfect moment, you can snowshoe right out the back door. But the cabin is also perfectly situated for near-certain winter adventures - it's just a 15 minute drive to the entrance of Kings Canyon National Park, where sequoias are blanketed in deep snow all winter. And Fivespot is located on a well-maintained state road, so getting here is easy. Snow play, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing are these Parks' best winter activities.

More Details

Mahalia LoMele
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mahalia LoMele

We are former New Yorkers (Brooklyn, to be precise) and artists. We moved to Pinehurst in 2003, bought the 1940's cabin next to our home in 2007, renovated it, and opened it as 'fivespot cabin' in 2008. Here's hoping you'll stay at our place next time you come to the Sierras!

Mahalia LoMele purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mahalia LoMele chose Pinehurst

Pinehurst was a flourishing logging community for decades. The Pinehurst Lodge, a short walk from fivespot, is a locally-owned and operated restaurant in a 100-year-old former sawmill.

Cedarbrook, an early-20th century cabin community built by Mennonite families from nearby Reedley around a lovely year round stream, is a 10 minute walk away. Other nearby historical logging sites are Neff's Camp and Millwood.

Today, small cabins used as summer homes, rentals, and by full-time residents, are scattered throughout the forest. Pinehurst's year-round population is around 350.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our three nights at Fivespot. A wonderful place to be. We loved the hummingbirds in the backyard very much.

And after our snow-walk in May, in Kings Canyon N.P., there was that great fireplace.

Thank you for being here
May 2014
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Pinehurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • The bathroom features a custom designed shower, a vintage clawfoot bathtub, and a separate toilet stall with its own hand-washing sink. The outdoor shower is next to the cedar sauna.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfortable sofabed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , loft bed: twin mattress on top, twin futon on floor below
  • The bedroom has a queen sized bed as well as a single loft bed - kids love it! Supported by a tree pole with a safety railing all around, it also has its very own arts and crafts window looking out to the mountain beyond. Below the loft is a single futon on the floor, which can be moved to another room if desired. The bedroom library is eclectic, with an emphasis on classic books. The art on the walls ranges from traditional landscapes to playful minimalism. There's plenty of storage too. The sofabed in the living room is comfortable firm foam - no uncomfortable bar to disturb your sleep.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The cabin is cozy, but the outdoor lounging areas are spacious, so there's plenty of room for everyone. We use only natural, non-toxic cleaners, and all linens are 100% cotton. Although there is another rental cabin next door to fivespot which shares a driveway, the homes are on different elevations and retain their privacy. Owners Bachrun and Mahalia LoMele live in a tiny house behind the rentals and are happy to advise or assist, if necessary.


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Art and Nature Lover's Retreat, 15 Min to Sequoia-Kings Canyon
average rating of 4.9 based on 102 reviews
LA, California


  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just spent New Years in this wonderful cabin. I was a little concerned about booking a cabin in the mountains because I'm a 26-year-old, 100% city girl but this cabin matched every hotel that I have ever stayed in. The cabin had a perfect located with modern decor and appliances. It had the added ammenity of a fabulous sauna. The homeowners were very nice even after I broke a plate and even had cute little extras like microwave popcorn and ever variety of hot tea. We are planning another trip to this cabin and I have told all of my friends about it, WONDERFUL.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2009
  • Stayed: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome retreat

  • 5 of 5

Heart warming and welcoming home with everything you possible need for a weekend out!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is everything that is advertised and more. It is clean, cozy, and adorable!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy retreat

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was cute and cozy. It could use some decluttering. Laundry availability is nice. Owners are receptive. Sheets and blankets didn't feel clean- maybe need to update linens.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweeeet Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed meeting the owners of the cabin and having great talks with them and meeting their cat. Enjoyed the sauna every morning; driving and hiking in King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Restaurant just down the road from the cabin with prime rib specials Friday and Saturday and live band on some weekends. Quiet and beautiful location with a clean and serene cabin to enjoy the fireplace, meals cooked in cabin, reading, grilling steaks on lovely patio area with grill and humming birds.

All basic kitchen supplies for cooking. Comfortable bed. washer and dryer, hair dryer, and hot showers. Swamp Cooler for air conditioning means the windows can be left open and cools the cabin quickly and to your comfort level - loved it.

Bears are in this area but we did not see them this trip but hope to return. Did not get enough of this beautiful location and cabin. The National Parks are awesome.

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your sweet cabin!

Hugs and all the best!

Jim & Suzi

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy comfortable place to stay. The owners Backrun and Mahaila made it very welcoming with flowers

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Kings River
The powerful Kings River tumbles out of the back country through one of America's deepest ca...
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pinehurst Lodge
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Sherwood Forest Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pinehurst Lodge
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hume Lake
Car: necessary

Few vacation cabins are as close to Kings Canyon National Park as Fivespot Cabin. A 15-minute drive to its entrance will bring you to the feet of giant sequoias, and an hour more will take you to the bottom of the breathtaking canyon itself. From there discover prime hiking trails, waterfalls, caves and meadows - all without the crowds of Yosemite.

Sequoia National Park might be at the top of your must-see list too. The entrance is the same as Kings Canyons - 15 minutes from fivespot. Then travel down Generals Highway to trailheads and memorable places such as Redwood Canyon, Lodgepole, Giant Forest, and Moro Rock.

Other Activities: Giant Sequoia Tree Viewing, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for double occupancy. Children under the age of 13 are free; $15 per night for each additional older child or adult. For your comfort, total occupancy is recommended to be no more than 4 adults or no more than 6 adults/children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.