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Enjoy Hearthstone Chalet Where Mi-Wuk Village Meets the Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Our cozy, yet spacious chalet is located where Mi-Wuk Village meets the Stanislaus National Forest. The chalet is on over half an acre and has three levels with more than 1600 square feet. Mi-Wuk Village is above the snow line, yet only 150 miles from the Bay Area.

The main floor opens into a cathedral ceilinged room that includes the living room, dining room and kitchen. Two sliding glass doors lead out to a large deck with a beautiful view of the forest and the sounds of a stream. This floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. Upstairs is a large loft bedroom with a half bath. Downstairs is a large family room with two futon couches, another full bath and laundry.

The Stanislaus National Forest is Hearthstone’s backyard. Discover great hiking at various difficulty levels or just hang out on the deck and enjoy the view and sounds. The cabin has games, puzzles, and a hammock. Pinecrest Lake, which is 15 minutes away, offers swimming, boat rentals (kayaks, paddle-boats, canoes, sailboats, and motorboats), and great fishing.

The small town of Mi-Wuk Village is one mile away and Twain Harte has great shopping just three and a half miles down the mountain. Enjoy wildflowers in the spring. And in the winter, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is only 15 miles away. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding are nearby.

The cabin easily sleeps 12 people. Each bedroom on the main floor has a queen-size bed. The loft bedroom has a queen-size bed and two twin beds. The two full-size futon couches in the family room make into comfortable beds. Each bed has a warm, down comforter and soft pillows. There are plenty of extra blankets. While we do have linens for your use, we recommend you bring your own sheets and towels so you don’t have to do laundry before you leave.

The well-equipped kitchen is stocked with basic spices, oils, and condiments and has place settings for 12. We have sleds in the winter and iner tubes for the summer. A washer and dryer are in the family room. There is a DVD hooked up to a TV (no cable or sattelite). You can bring movies or rent them at the Twain Harte Market Red Box.

Keywords: Cabin, Mi-Wuk Village, Twain Harte, Pinecrest, Dodge Ridge Ski,

More Details

Margaret Hodder
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Margaret Hodder

Two families own this lovely retreat in the mountains. We go up as often as we can, though not nearly as much as we would like. We all live in Berkeley, CA. One family has two young adults. The other has two elementary school students. They keep us busy.

Margaret Hodder purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Margaret Hodder chose Dodge Ridge

We all love the beauty of the Sierra mountains. We chose to be at the snow line so we would have a lot of Sugar Pines and Cedars, but not too far up the mountain so it would be closer to home. We like that it is only 140 miles from the Bay Area. The cul de sac makes it a calm setting.

What makes this cabin unique

The two sets of large sliding glass doors that lead to a deck with a view only of trees makes the cabin feel so secluded. We love the three levels and the three bathrooms. It means that you can bring up a whole bunch of people and not feel crowded. The location makes it easy to get to stores in Twain Harte or Sonora, and equally easy to get to the Higher Sierras and Pinecrest Lake.


Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Loft Bathroom - toilet
    Family room bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom on main floor - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Family room with bath - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Smaller bedroom on main floor - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (2), Portable Baby Crib (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Sliding glass doors which lead to a lovely deck with the sights and sounds of the forest, TV with VCR and DVD player (bring your own movies or rent them in Mi-Wuk Village), Pots and pans, Cooking Utensils, Place settings for 12, Linens (please wash them before you leave), Games, Puzzles and toys, Tire swing, No smoking indoors


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Enjoy Hearthstone Chalet Where Mi-Wuk Village Meets the Forest
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Cozy Little Cabin

  • 4 of 5

When we first arrived, the power was out due to a storm. But when power was restored, we all enjoyed ourselves a lot. There were 10 of us staying, 7 adults, 3 children. Plenty of games and toys for the girls to keep entertained. Rooms were comfortable, plenty of beds for everyone. One thing though, the TV downstairs didn't work, or did the DVD player, but that being said, we had a lot of games to play and have family time which we all enjoyed. Everyone said they would come back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really had a lot of fun! Great space and a lot of sleeping room!

  • 4 of 5

Great time for the kids! Needs better lighting

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get-away for 50th birthday

  • 5 of 5

For my 50th, my wife and I decided I needed to get away. Into the woods. Somewhere off the beaten path. Somewhere between Southern California (where my family is the remainder of this year) and Northern California (where I am now working). My brother in law suggested a couple of towns on the west side of the Sierras. We both hit on this nice looking and nice sounding place in Mi-Wuk VIllage that could sleep up to 12 (in case others would join our two families). Pictures were nice and the description of the amenities sounded very inviting.

So, I booked the weekend.

My wife and kids got there around 8 PM, and my brother in-law got there around 9:30 P.M....I got in close to 1 A.M. as I was driving in from a banquet in Sonoma County. I was bleary eyed and worn out. I stumbled in through the door to find my wife on the couch. She led me to the bedroom where we would camp out. The bed was cozy. I passed out immediately.

When daylight came, I went out to my car to get my big ice chest and then went back to sleep. I awoke a little later to smells of breakfast being cooked in the kitchen. The kitchen was outfitted with a full measure of pots, pans, dishes, silverware, appliances, you name it! Breakfast was eggs and pancakes and bacon and coffee. Good stuff!

The kids went out and played in the snow. Meanwhile, I explored the house....upstairs in the loft and downstairs, too. Televisions and VCR/DVD players on the downstairs level was a good place for the kids to burn time when they were not outside. Plenty of books and board games and card games were found on the main floor for the rest of us to burn time.

Dinner time came soon enough. I pulled off the long cover on the bar-b-que and found it started up in an instant! We cooked steaks on a low and slow process to allow us to get salad and mash potatoes ready. Great dinner, great zinafande, great desert (two cakes mixed on the counter and baked in the oven).

Alas, Sunday morning came and we had to clean up and clean out.

Oh, too brief a time to spend at this wondrous house in the Mi WUk woods. We all agreed we need to make a return trip someday and spend a week there!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. there was 9 of us and we all had a great time. We didnt want to leave. There were 3 floors which was perfect for us. The downstairs was great for my adult children to have there night time enjoyment after everyone went to bed so it didnt disturb us and also we all enjoyed watching movie dvds together and playing games. The second floor had the kitchen where we all got together for meal time. It was a great getaway that we all needed

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Hearthstone! The surrounding trees are beautiful and the deck was the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing cup of coffee in the morning. The neighborhood was super quiet. The house was very roomy and adequately stocked with everything we could need to make our stay easy and enjoyable. The air hockey table was a huge hit with the kids. The owners were so kind and went above and beyond when they shipped our daughter's new stuffed toy back to us in Texas, which we accidently left behind in the house. We would definitely visit Hearthstone again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

We brought our basketball team here to enjoy our end of summer retreat. We had a great time, very close to Pinecrest Lake and not a bad drive to Yosemite. The girls would love to come back, they had a fun time! We forgot to leave a stone.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 9 2016 - Apr 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Jun 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $105 + Tax
Winterizing fee $35 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

We charge extra over the winter holidays: 200 per night. And most three day weekends are 500 for the rental plus 50 for tax and 100 for a cleaner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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