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Spacious lodge in deep woods, multi-family retreat, wireless Internet, play pool

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Granite Ridge Cabin Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, Sleeps 20+

This beautifully maintained home is very roomy as was designed for large groups. It comfortably accommodates groups up to 20 in a homey atmosphere for a family, church ministry, club or other retreat. With 2 king beds, 5 queen beds, 5 full beds, 7 twin beds and three roll-away, there are so many options for sleeping arrangements that you can arrange your group easily.

Nestled deep in the majestic western Sierras (but easily accessible by road) our 4,000 square foot retreat with its spacious kitchen, 4.5 baths, 8-12 person bunkroom (bottom bunks are full-size beds), 3 big master bedrooms (one with extra futon bed/couch and mini-fridge), living room, den and well equipped meeting room (or extra large bedroom), man-cave with full size pool table and surround sound hi-res TV, this retreat has an atmosphere of quiet and comfort.

Fall, spring and summer guests enjoy spring skiing, hundreds of miles of hiking and bike trails (one even passes through our backyard), popular 4 wheel drive roads, rock climbing, backpacking, guided horse tours, world class freshwater fishing (lake and stream, stocked and native), natural hot springs, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, wake boarding, water skiing, boating (rentals available) and nature viewing.

Winter Guests enjoy spectacular downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and sledding.

The "Queen's" bedroom is easily converted to a meeting room with worktables and chairs to seat up to 24 people. It has a sink and lots of electrical outlets for any activity; it is used for computer retreats, sewing workshops, business retreats and craft workshops. Upstairs and garage are handicap accessible, with a bathroom & shower for wheelchair access. The Man Cave offers a place to just hang out and make noise without bothering anyone else.

The constant on-demand water heater never runs out of hot water so even with a houseful of guests you have plenty! Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, all cooking gear, and a table seating 12 at a time.

This cabin does NOT have air conditioning, but Shaver Lake is rarely uncomfortably hot. Opening windows at night, then closing them in the morning can keep the house cooler.

Things you will love about this cabin: the beds are made up for you so you don't have to put sheets on when you arrive! The layout provides lots of seating arrangements and places for smaller groups to gather, so you can accommodate a large group and still have privacy for breakout groups, making it perfect for large families. There is a hiking trail off the back of the property, so you can hike most seasons (or snow shoe during the winter months) without driving anywhere. This is a very quiet neighborhood so you can really enjoy nature without seeing a lot of people; deer, coyote, raccoons and other creatures amble across the property all day and night. The roads and the driveway are cleared by a snow plow, so you won't be stuck in a large storm. There is a large deck to hang out on and enjoy the woods.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Owner

I love the Sierras! Hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing, horseback riding--all this and more! My favorite place in the world is Shaver Lake. I love to draw and paint, breathe the fresh piney air, and spend as much time as I can in Shaver Lake.

Owner purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Owner chose Shaver Lake

After visiting the Shaver Lake area nearly every summer since 1969, my husband and I purchased a bare lot and built our house. I designed it and drew the blueprints and my brother did most of the construction (though I built the deck with the help of my sister and several women friends.) All the photos and artwork in the house are mine. I do the "decorating" and maintain the house, while my husband Dave maintains the yard and helps with the Spring and Winter cleans. I designed the house to be comfortable for large groups of people, with plenty of meeting and sitting areas, lots of sleeping options, and nice views from the various rooms.

What makes this cabin unique

You'll love the master bedrooms (get away from it all) and the Man Cave (have a party!) You will find the hiking trail that crosses near the bottom of the property a lot of fun--you can hike or snow shoe for many miles without crossing a road. It's so quiet and peaceful in the mountains you will have a chance to really unwind and relax. Unlike most other rentals in Shaver Lake, we provide made up beds for you so you don't have to do this yourself.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Spacious lodge in deep woods, multi-family retreat, wireless Internet, play pool
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Fabulous Weekend, Amazing Cabin, Perfect for a Large Group of multiple Families!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and wished it was longer. We ended up having our whole family able to make it, a total of 10 adults and 8 kids, ranging from ages 2 to 72. I have to say, it slept everyone very comfortably. The write-up states that the cabin is deep in the woods and we almost avoided it because of this, however it is close to everything yet you feel deep away from everything. The deck in the back was ideal. We were able to watch the kids play all day adventuring around the cabin and into the woods. We were hoping for snow but the kids made like there was. They hunted for snow and brought it back and packed it into some of the hills around the cabin and sledded basically on wet dirt. I have to say, if there was snow this would be the PERFECT cabin to have fun sledding around. Plenty of great runs and you can watch the kids from the huge deck area. We enjoyed playing board games on the outside deck as well as around the large table in the dining area. We enjoyed having a fire in the fire pit out back. The bunk house was amazing, the kids loved it. The bunk room was ideal for our kids who ranged from 8-16 years old. The bedrooms for the adults were perfect as well, since two of them had extra futon beds we were able to have our smaller ones sleep with us, ages 2-4 but could have even slept adults they were full size futons. We had fun adventuring on the trails out back and even took one into town to get a little treat for the kiddos (a bit of a long hike but we needed it). We've ALL already discussed our next trip and it has this cabin as our first choice!!! You won't be disappointed if you rent it. Hope this write-up helps paint of picture of great family memories that for us will last a life time!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space for large gathering

  • 5 of 5

House and amenities were great. Well laid out with plenty of large areas to congregate. Super quiet neighborhood and nestled among a lot of extremely nice homes. Great space for 2 people, or 20 people.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Well kept home. Good quiet location with easy access to walking trails. Not far from town and lake. For the money I dont think we could have found a comparable home that met our needs for such a large group. The kitchen was outfitted nicely. The home is comfortably furnished. Check in and Check out was effortless.

Since we went in early August the heat at night was a bit much as the description says no AC so we brought fans which seemed to help.

Owner is responsive to communications and property manager was friendly.

Our group says Thank You

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all!! Plus its just a few minute drive to shaver lake. The house is very well kept and comfortable for large groups! Great neighborhood and extremely peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect place for a reunion!!!

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a week at the Natal Granite Retreat with three other families for a reunion. We had such a wonderful time, and the cabin was perfect for our four families! We all felt there was plenty of private space, but also enough room for us all to be together. The large dining table became a gathering place, the man-cave was a favorite spot for kids, and the backyard porch and hammocks were a welcome retreat. Although large, the home was warm and inviting and well equipped. Having a washer and dryer was also greatly appreciated. Just a heads up, bring your own bathroom supplies (toilet paper, soap, shampoo, etc) and be prepared to drop off the trash down the street at the management companies dumpster (which was on the way to the lake, so no big deal).

Shaver Lake was also amazing!! We had no idea there was such a beautiful lake just a few hours north of where we live. The water was perfect, the trees amazing, and everyone at the marina was very helpful and friendly. We spent time boating the lake, swimming, hiking, etc. We got to see lots of deer, a few eagles nests, and really enjoyed the clean fresh air and perfect weather.

We hope to be back soon. Upon our departure all four families mentioned that we would like to make the Natal home an annual destination.

Clark & Christie

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay at for a big great of people. There's also plenty of space no one had to sleep on the floor which was great. The house itself was beautiful the neighborhood, and the surroundings. Definitely a place I would rebook in the future everyone had a good time and the owners were great at responding and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
47.5 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Int'l Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 168
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
China Peak/Sierra Summit Ski Resort
Car: necessary

45 Min from Fresno, 5 hrs from LA, 4 hrs from Central Coast. And it's an easy 45 minute drive from Fresno. The town of Shaver Lake, with great restaurants, gift shops, and laid-back friendly proprietors is just 5 minutes up the road.

Within a pleasant 45 minute drive are 3 more large lakes, a wonderful redwood forest, 3 snow parks, a ski resort, and so much more. Shaver Lake is a year-round playground!

Other Activities: Rock climbing, Kayaking Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife viewing

Ski: China Peak offers skiing offers affordable family packages and learn-to-ski, learn-to-snowboard classes. They also have summer music concerts, mountain biking and other activities.


Rates & Availability

Granite Ridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 31 2018 - Jun 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/linen Fee $395
Booking Fee $110
Insurance (optional) $79

Your reservation cannot be held until you make a payment. You can either have a $1,000 security deposit held, or purchase the optional Damage Protection for $79. This protection covers accidental damage, including accidental pet damage. Any intentional damage is not covered and you will be liable for such damages. It also covers your rental amount if cancelled due to a doctor-verified illness.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Granite Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Custom tile throughout
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 4 double , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • With 2 king beds, 4 queen beds, 5 full beds, 7 twin beds and three roll-away, there are so many options for sleeping arrangements that you can arrange your group easily.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
8 foot pool table, Large Screen TV and surround sound, BluRay, Hiking trail across bottom of the property, Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations), Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations), pets welcome, baby supplies included (portable crib/play pens, high chairs, booster seats, safety gates, strollers)

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