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Craig Mullins

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Twain Harte Vacation Rentals - Lake Member, Free WIFI, HD TV, Walk To Town/Lake

39 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Twain Harte Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, Twain Harte Lake Member (Sleeps 10-16)

Free Wifi – Twain Harte Lake Access – Four Bedroom/ Two Bath – Sleeps 8 Comfortably, Sleeps 10 With Sofa Bed – Big Screen HD Cable TV – Large Driveway – Yosemite – Dodge Ridge Ski Area – No Smoking

This vacation rental cabin in Twain Harte, CA has been in our family for generations & we’ve been renting for over a decade. It was one of the first homes built in the Twain Harte area, and we've worked to preserve the knotty pine and the traditional style elements that have always made it feel like a warm, rustic welcome to the California Gold Country, even as we've kept the kitchen appliances, furniture, and decorations updated for modern tastes and needs.

Our Twain Harte lodging comfortably fits eight to ten people; however, we've rented it out for Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Girl Scout camp-outs, family reunions, wedding parties, church groups, and retreats. These groups have covered the driveway and deck with tents and filled the cozy, generously sized living room with people in sleeping bags, so there's no need to be afraid that your party can't stay comfortably in this cabin even if you're bringing plenty of people along.

We provide blankets and pillows, along with the first roll of toilet paper and paper towels. There are no complimentary sheets, pillow cases, towels, shampoo/conditioner, or other personal hygiene products, leaving plenty of room for your favorite soaps, shampoos, and a set of sheets that you can customize for your own comfort.

BEDROOMS:

This cabin has four bedrooms, along with a queen-size pull out sofa in the living room for adventurous children and unexpected guests. Room One, which is at the front of the cabin, has one queen bed; Room Two offers two twin beds and is located in the back of the cabin. Room Three is a loft bedroom that's ideal for kids, boasting two twin beds, a small TV, and access through a steep ladder that keeps the loft feeling like a secret hideaway. Keep watch on your kids in Room Four, which includes one queen bed, a small TV, the ladder to the loft, and its own door to the side deck. Note: This room is used to access the loft, so you lose a bit of privacy.

BATHROOMS:

There are two full bathrooms in this spacious vacation rental, one of which is accessible from the house. The second bathroom is in the basement, which requires going outside and under the deck, but makes washing up when you've just returned from a long day of exploration much easier. Both bathrooms have a toilet, shower, and sink, and the basement bathroom has a complimentary washer and dryer, though neither bathroom is equipped with a bathtub. The tankless water heater gives you endless hot water for your showers, but please try to keep your showers short, so that you can help your temporary neighbors in Tuolumne County fight California's current drought.

OTHER AMENITIES:

The living room features a stereo system for your music, and a 47-inch big screen HD TV with a DVD player, VCR, and Comcast cable to keep you up to date on all your favorite shows. You'll also have access to free, high speed Comcast Wi-Fi throughout the house. The cabin's land line offers unlimited free calling to local numbers and businesses; for long distance or toll calls, you'll have to use your cell phone.

The paved driveway has plenty of space for all the vehicles you'll bring, whether you drive to Twain Harte in multiple cars or SUVs or take your trailer, a short RV, or a boat on vacation with you.

There is no air-conditioning installed; instead, we can offer you a variety of ways to bring the natural, pine-scented mountain breezes into every corner of the cabin, including two ceiling fans in the living room and a selection of portable fans for the rest of the house.

KITCHEN:

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the basic cooking utensils, silverware, plates, cups, toaster, coffee pot, refrigerator, microwave oven, blender, garbage disposal, high chair, and soap you'll need. Just bring your own food to cook on the gas stove, your own coffee, tea, or cocoa to brew before going out for the day or staying in for a long, luxurious evening, or some charcoal and fluid for the charcoal BBQ waiting out on the spacious deck.

There is no dishwasher, but if you're washing up your daily dishes at the sink when dusk falls, you may notice that some of the local deer, birds, and squirrels are coming out just behind the deck to pay you a visit. If you give them some cracked corn and peanuts, you may be able to charm them into coming by every evening to liven up your dish-washing routine!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Craig Mullins (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Craig Mullins

Been vacationing in Twain Harte, CA ever since I was a baby. Same with my mom and her dad... We love this place, and I know you will too!

Craig Mullins purchased this cabin in 1988

Why Craig Mullins chose Gold Country / High Sierra

This is the place we had been renting from another owner for years. He decided it was time to sell and we couldn't help ourselves. We HAD to buy it!

What makes this cabin unique

This was one of the very first cabins ever built in Twain Harte. The original owner built it himself with trees cut down in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect Thanksgiving here in Twain Harte. Kitchen was well stalked to do all my cooking. Kids had a blast.
Nov 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 39 traveler reviews

Twain Harte Vacation Rentals - Lake Member, Free WIFI, HD TV, Walk To Town/Lake
average rating of 4.769231 based on 40 reviews
Livermore, CA
5

Great Place To Fish & Hunt

  • 5 of 5

The Twain Harte Cabin was great. Better then expected. Would definitely recommend a friend vacation there!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
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4

Good!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our two weeks in Twain Harte! We especially enjoyed the knotty pine interior of the cabin and the large driveway that could accommodate multiple vehicles.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm so happy our family could make such a memorable trip for your group!
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5

Great destination for a group!

  • 5 of 5

We came here on a group retreat and it was a great destination to have it! The house was well-maintained and there were a perfect amount of amenities to keep us satisfied for the duration of our stay. The area was spacious and big enough to fit our large group of 13 people. Within the vicinity of the house, there were many activities to do such as hiking or going to the lake. In addition, the shops in the town were within walking distance. The owner was helpful and offered suggestions of activities to do within the area as well. I would definitely recommend this, and consider coming back for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm so happy our family could make such a memorable trip for your group!
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5

Great, comfy cabin with just enough amenities! Clean, well kept and friendly owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our Girl Scout troop (5 adults and 5 girls) chose to visit Mercer Caverns, Columbia and Twain Harte as our end of year outing and opted to rent a cabin instead of camping or hotels. This house was perfect for us! The natural beauty surrounding the property and the clean comfort of the house! Our girls enjoyed the loft room for hanging out, while the adults enjoyed all the comfy couches. We were able to watch our end of year slideshow on the TV screen (which was a treat given we usually have to use a projector and a sheet/screen). We cooked in for both dinner and breakfast and enjoyed our end of year ceremony in the backyard. Great place to stay for a group (such as ours), but I will certainly look to return with my family, as well!! We opted to bring sleeping bags instead of sheets, and there were plenty of soft places to lay our heads. I truly appreciated the friendly communciation with the owners, they were super responsive to messages sent with our various questions leading up to the trip, and to our last moment questions when on property. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanx so much for your review. Glad our property was great for your group and I hope the memories last a lifetime! :)
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5

peaceful, clean and vzry cozy. Great water pressure, easy to conserve.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, Carolyn and I were greeeted by a family of deer, birds and very husky, grey squirrels. We traveled around Yosemite, Jamestown, Columbia and various other gold rush towns. The cabin gave us a very comfortable place to relax, enjoy and listen to music over the incredible sound system provided. But the quiet of the neighborhood was something

we dont get too much of in the suberbs we live in day to day.

We love it up there and will likely want to rent this place again!

Sincerely,

Erik and Carolyn

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the amazing review. So happy you were able to enjoy our animal friends and take a break form city life for a few days. Look forward to having your group again!
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Newark, CA, USA
5

Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

A clean, well kept property in a wonderful location with everything you need!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanx Mike! Loved having your group.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Columbia Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Twain Harte The Rock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Twain Harte Gold Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
108 / 120
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Twain Harte The Rock
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Area - Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Twain Harte Lake
Car: recommended

THINGS TO DO IN TWAIN HARTE:

This cabin gives you easy access to Twain Harte Lake, which offers breathtaking views of Tuolumne County and a secluded slice of paradise where you can lounge on the beach, splash around in fresh, sparkling water, play ping-pong, volleyball, or shuffleboard while you dry off. If you can't swim, you can watch everyone else from shore while you enjoy something savory or sweet from the newly remodeled snack shack, stay inside for one of the bingo games held onsite, read a book, or take the plunge and let one of the local swim instructors teach you to tackle the water safely.

During the summer, you and your family, friends, and guests can take a ten minute walk to Eproson Park, which has playgrounds for kids and toddlers, a skate park for daredevils of all ages, and a variety of concerts and movies on the weekends. There's also a full, 18-hole miniature golf course in town if you're looking for a fun afternoon with the family, and a 9-hole golf course where fully grown golf players can get a few rounds of practice.

If you're lucky enough to visit our vacation rental in the Sierra Nevada Foothills during the winter, you can take advantage of the lush, powder-swept slopes at Dodge Ridge Ski Area (Dodge Ridge Ski Resort), sled down the soft hills at Leland Snowplay in Pinecrest, practice your spins, twirls, and other ice skating moves at Long Barn, or just watch the snow fall while drinking a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and enjoying a freshly built blaze in the fireplace, or the cozy warmth of the cabin's central heating. We don't supply firewood, but feel free to bring as much with you as you need. You can also take a five minute drive and stop by the Twain Harte Market to stock up on cold drinks during the summer months, buy the ingredients you need for winter meals, or take your taste buds on a world tour with the free beer and wine tastings there every Saturday.

THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE TWAIN HARTE:

The nearby town of Sonora offers a number of convenient stores like Wal-Mart & Safeway, warm, friendly restaurants like Gus' Steakhouse & Sports Lounge and The Peppery Bar and Grill, and a busy downtown that has a movie theater (Regal Sonora Stadium 10) and two live theaters; Stage 3 Theatre & Sierra Repertory Theatre. Farther down the road, there's the town of Columbia, with attractions including historic Columbia State Park where you can pan for gold, take an old-fashioned family portrait, sample locally made candy or sarsaparilla made at the Jack Douglass Saloon, and take a stagecoach ride through the trails that pioneers of the California Gold Rush created over a century ago. There are also opportunities for gambling near Twain Harte, including the popular bingo games at Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown and the mix of family-friendly play areas like arcade games and bowling, sophisticated entertainment, sports bar, buffets, live bands, comedy shows and high-stakes gaming at Black Oak Casino in Sonora.

For more adventurous travelers, there are whitewater rafting packages available through the expert guides at Zephyr Whitewater Rafting; you can also visit Moaning Caverns, where you can rappel past layers of darkness into glittering, gem-lined caverns or race past your friends on zip-lines that let you fly up to 40 MPH for ¼ of a mile.

Yosemite National Park is only two hours away, giving you the opportunity to spend a day exploring the scenic heights of Half Dome's hiking trails, watching the Tuolumne River dart playfully through peaceful Tuolumne Meadows, or taking in the titanic majesty of Bridalveil Falls and the giant sequoias. Other areas in Yosemite you might want to see include; Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Valley View, Lembert Dome, Tunnel View, Cathedral Peak, Glacier Point, Vernal Falls, Mariposa Grove or Nevada Falls. If you can't get enough of the water, be sure to check out some of the spectacular recreational lakes scattered between Twain Harte and Yosemite; Pinecrest Lake, which is only 23 minutes away, even offers outdoor movies to help you wind down after a busy day of fishing, boating, and floating lazily through a sunny California afternoon. Other nearby lakes include New Melones Lake, Lake Tulloch, Lyons Lake, and Lake Don Pedro.

CHECK-IN PROCESS:

Check-in is done via email. Once your reservation has been confirmed, we'll email a welcome packet that includes information about your stay in Twain Harte.

Check-in is at 3:00pm. Check-out is at 11:00am. If you arrive early or need to check out later, please ask about our extended check-in and check-out options.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our mission at Twain Harte Cabin Rentals is to provide exceptional service and high quality lodging, so that you can make spectacular memories with your family.

We hope you enjoy your stay in our Twain Harte cabin, and we hope you'll talk to us the next time you're looking for Twain Harte vacation rentals!

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Rates & Availability

Twain Harte Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Sep 11 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$999
$2,500
 
 
Mid Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
$999
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
$875
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Twain Harte Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is in main home area.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is in the basement area. Laundry is in here.
  • Two bathrooms. Both have a shower, sink and toilet. Bathroom 2 is accessed thru the back of the house, it's in the basement and you can only access it from outside. It's where the laundry machine is.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 Queen Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 Queen Pull Out Sofa Bed In The Family Room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds - One small TV - This Is The Loft.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , One Queen Bed - TV in this room - Outside Door Access
  • Bedroom Three (The Loft) Only Has Access Thru Bedroom 4. So You Lose A Bit Of Privacy. Kids Love The Loft. The Loft Has Steep Stairs. Think Ladder.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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