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Winter Way Cabin with Hot Tub in Pinecrest

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Private vacation cabin near Pinecrest Lake and Dodge Ridge Ski Area, in the central California Sierras. If you are looking for a home away from home in a peaceful forest setting, here it is. This vacation rental is owned and personally operated by former Pinecrest resort owners, in the lodging business for over 10 years. Our Winter Way cabin in Strawberry is set in a peaceful forest surrounded by trees, hiking trails, the S. Fork Stanislaus river and Strawberry meadow, with a cabin neighbor on only one side. Sit and relax on the large deck overlooking the river, walk down and throw a line in the river for a morning of fishing, or just sit and soak in the Hot Tub.

Top things to do in Pinecrest: : * Pinecrest Lake swimming, fishing, boating * Dodge Ridge Ski Area * Fishing * Horseback Riding * Hiking

Top things to do on a budget:: * Pinecrest Lake swimming, fishing * Fishing * Hiking * Biking * Scenic Drives

Top things to do with a family:: * Pinecrest Lake swimming, fishing, boating * Dodge Ridge Ski Area * Fishing * Horseback Riding * Hiking

More Details

High Sierra Cabins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the cabin so much we would like to live here!
Jan 2016
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Strawberry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Hallway/Loft Area - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fully-equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher, cable TV with DVD and VHS, wood-burning stove, central heat, all linens provided (including extra blankets and pillows), outdoor Hot Tub, pet friendly. Cabin sleeps up to 8 people in 3+ bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with Queen Bed in each, 1 bedroom with Double Bed, upstairs hallway/loft area with Bunk Bed (2 Twins). There are 2 full bathrooms with large showers but no bathtubs (8 sets of towels provided for use at cabins only -- not to be taken to river or lake).

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Winter Way Cabin with Hot Tub in Pinecrest
average rating of 4.804878 based on 51 reviews

Best time of the year

  • 5 of 5

This is always the best time of the year for my family and I. This year was no different, had a great time in the snow with the kids. First day we arrived there was a fire already lit for use. Awesome! Cabin was very clean, except the inside of the over was a little dirty (burnt pizza). We turned the self cleaning on and in a few hour it look great. This is the 3rd time my family and I have stayed here and I can't wait for the next time. AWESOME TIME!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and glad you had a good time! Sorry about the oven. I do admit that it is a point avoidance with me, as I do not like the chemicals (for medical reasons) and I know someone who lost their home to a house fire started by a self-cleaning oven. So, I clean it only when I feel it is definitely beyond acceptable, which may be a bit more lenient than the perception of others allows. Perhaps I should make a point of enlisting a second opinion, so I appreciate your feedback.
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Fun at the Winter Way

  • 5 of 5

Dear Winter Way Owners,

The pictures do not do the cabin justice, being a life long wood worker and building designer I was impressed with all the details of the interior of the place. The wedges in the door trim as well as the different color stains used caught my eye gave me joy every time I gazed at them. We appreciated the fact that the cabin was pet friendly. Not many cabins will take pygmy goats. Again, our apologies for the upholstery. Who would have thought two small goats could eat all that furniture in so little time?

The hot tub was lovely. A great way to relax after cleaning up the cabin after the a fore mentioned goats.

We also enjoyed the outdoor deck. In hind site, I shouldn't have shown the teenagers the snow door in the railing. They thought it was a good idea to ride your beautiful 6 burner range down the the snowy slope behind the cabin. Please rest assured, the teens were made to put the range back and were chastised severely. It does no good to yell at the goats however.

We hope to stay at your wonderful cabin again!

All the best,

The Nelsons

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacay

  • 4 of 5

Besides the lack of snow driving up, we were so excited to find snow on (our very near) this property. My kids preferred sledding here then going to Dodge Ridge maybe 5 (short) miles away. My selfish winter self was bummed but thoroughly enjoyed making those family sledding memories- in our backyard!

The upstairs shower didn't work, the dish washer wasn't really working and it had what we called "mountain Ants" was truly home away from home! Can't wait to go again

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time despite the issues our cabin was unfortunately experiencing at the time. Yes, we simultaneously discovered that the upstairs shower had started leaking into the kitchen below, and the motherboard on the dishwasher went out (second time in a couple of years, so we think the mountain power fluctuations may be damaging the equipment and have installed a power protector at the plug). Both of these issues have been taken care of. The ants are regular spring visitors as the snow melts but disappear once pest control can again begin their normal schedule and everything dries out. They are a nuisance but fortunately don't overrun the place. Will be happy to see you again!
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Great place for a calm and technology free retreat!

  • 4 of 5

The whole family had a blast! The house is comfortable with good bedding, a nice kitchen and dining area. We loved being so close to nature with the sound of the river flowing down below.

We would without doubt be back next year!

Dodge ridge is an awesome ski resort, kids friendly! Perfect for young skiers and enjoyable for the most experienced!

Love love love!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Such a relaxing stay, this cabin makes you feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

Reservations and communication leading up to our stay was very simple and easy. The cabin itself makes you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. The owners have thought about just about everything, so there is no need to bring anything except food and drink. I will definitely be staying here again and recommending it to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you got some R&R time with your family at our cabin. See you again!
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

I never give anything 5 stars. This is the exception. Beautiful cabin with plenty of space around you. The Hot tub with outdoor furnace was fantastically relaxing. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are very honored to have earned a five-star review from you! We do focus on trying to make everyone's stay comfortable and enjoyable as we believe that vacation time is very important. We are always trying to learn and reassess from reviews and through comparison when we travel. So happy to have you feedback and to learn that we hit the mark with you!
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 108
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Area

Two Miles from Pinecrest Lake, six Miles from Dodge Ridge Ski Area. The area abounds in outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ATV enjoyment or simple scenic touring. Day trips can include cavern tours, a visit to historic Columbia, antiquing, a drive over Sonora pass to Bodie ghost town, wine tasting in Sonora or Murphys, or fun and games at Black Oak Casino.

Other Activities: Boating


Rates & Availability

Strawberry Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SpringA 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
SpringB 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall2 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter1 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLKing 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. Taxes subject to change at any time. Reservation bookings through HomeAway, VRBO or are preferred, but please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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