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

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

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 cabin in 2007

Why Mahalia LoMele chose Kings Canyon

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. It continues to be a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike.

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 Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • 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:
  • Massage
  • 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 owners Bachrun and Mahalia LoMele live next door to the property and share a driveway, the cabins are on different elevations and retain their privacy. The LoMele's are happy to advise or assist, if necessary.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Art and Nature Lover's Retreat, 15 Min to Sequoia-Kings Canyon
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 96 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: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy Cabin near Kings Canyon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for a few days over the Winter break. It was absolutely delightful - a perfect home away from home, with an endless array of thoughtful touches to make our stay more comfortable (think Peets coffee beans, electric coffee grinder, Dr Teals bubble bath and you get the idea...). The owners had even left a ready-to-go fire in the hearth, with the kindling just waiting to be lit at the end of a day spent hiking in the mountains....

The cabin is pretty far from amenities so be sure to have what you need when you start climbing the windy roads up ..and up...but the beauty of the journey just adds to the sense of arriving at somewhere pretty darn special. I would keep this one to myself but that would be plain mean. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with many amenities. Lots of artistic touches. Hosts were friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Fivespot is a wonderful place to stay for touring King's Canyon. The property is very clean and comfortable and both the front and back porch were perfect for relaxing. It was so nice having access to a washer and dryer as your clothes are dusty from hiking. The kitchen was functional and had everything you needed to prepare meals...which we did during our entire stay. Mahalia was quick to respond to my emails and checking in and out was a breeze. If you are planning on preparing your own meals, you need to bring your own food. No grocery stores nearby. We only stayed 3 nights, but wish it could have been longer.

King's Canyon is sure and hike the Mist Falls trail.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely worth the stay in such a unique place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights while visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and our stay at the Fivespot was perfect. We enjoyed relaxing on the patio with cat, relaxing in the sauna, walking the short distance to the Pinehurst lodge for dinner, and cooking dinners in the very well stocked kitchen. The place is incredibly unique, which you can tell from the posted photos. I loved it, though if this isn't really your style, at least you know before you commit to staying there. Also, be prepared for a VERY winding road down to Pinehurst, though it is not that bad (~5 miles) once you get used to taking it fairly slow. There isn't much in the near vicinity except the Pinehurst lodge, so be prepared to bring some groceries. All in all, the Fivespot house was exactly what we were hoping for and we are so happy to have stayed there.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and easy access to the park

  • 5 of 5

Owners have put a lot of TLC into the cabin. Very comfortable for a couple or 4 people.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Pinehurst Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
December 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter holidays 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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.

Up to 500MB of internet service (wi-fi) per day is offered free of charge; additional data may be purchased for $15/GB.

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.
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