|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
There are places where forest and water meet in such close proximity that one would swear that nature herself was a travel agent. A four-season getaway destination!
NEW for 2017: Home security system.
***UPDATE Jan. 2017. Please note: We have had two recent guests in January that did not treat our home as we would treat their home if we were their guests. They broke things, damaged oven, markers on quilts; then denied the damages to the insurance so we are unable to recover damages. We will need to evaluate guests to ensure they are respectful of our home. We hope you understand. Thank you!***
VERY PRIVATE: Homes in this area are not back-to-back as you will find in other areas in Twain Harte, Sonora, etc.
Truly stunning home with 4 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms including large sunken tubs, indoor mud room (laundry area).
Gorgeous and impeccably maintained Sierra Mountain Home! Just minutes from Twain Harte and Pinecrest Lake (where you will enjoy FREE access), Leland Snow Park and ski at Dodge Ridge.
Yes, there are many other cabins available for a bargain price, however, you will understand the value once you view the images and read what our previous guests have shared about The Sierra Mountain House and their experiences -- you're sure to create memories of your own at this amazing cabin/home.
PLEASE NOTE: Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am.
Sleeps 8 very comfortably - 10 with the NEW GAME ROOM ($25/per night FEE) see below) -- all rooms are very private with one bed per room (with the exception of the twin beds in one room)
EXCLUSIVE: First and only hot tub advertised in the area!
• FOUR very private bedrooms --
• 1 master bedroom with Cal-King bed
• 1 room with Queen, solid wood, sleigh bed (with separate outdoor balcony, including new bistro set)
• 1 room with log-style Queen bed on the first floor (with separate outdoor balcony, including new bistro set)
• 1 room with two Twin beds
• 2 full bathrooms, including separate showers and separate sunken bathtubs (simply beautiful - children enjoy 'swimming in them' and adults find them incredibly relaxing)
• 1 Luxurious Hot Tub under the evergreen trees and nightly stars
• Fully-equipped kitchen with four-burner range and double full-size ovens, microwave, coffee maker, Belgian waffle maker, spices galore, crock pot, Samsung side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, dishes (even for children), cookware, stemware, flatware, new counter-top convection oven, and a multitude of pantry items -- trust that all that you need is here for you to create amazing meals -- a previous guest shared it's a 'chef's dream kitchen.'
• Incredibly organized cabin
• Spa-like linens (most are Ralph Lauren linens throughout)
• Dumb waiter 'elevator' to easily transport groceries and wood from the garage -- you'll love it the first time you try it!
• Wood-burning, cast iron stove in great room (long-burning almond wood always provided)
• All bedrooms include a foldable laundry hamper and brand-new ceiling fans
• Every room has an amazing view of the lush redwood, cedar, and pine trees that envelope the entire property (including the bathrooms!)
• Large selection of board games and books (for all ages)
• Two flat-screen HDTVs, Blu-Ray, DVR and Comcast cable (one of the TVs is in the new game room), and free WiFi!
• 150+ Blu-Ray/DVD collection for your viewing enjoyment
• TV in great room has all premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime, etc. AND Sports Package!)
• Very tastefully decorated with a mix of antiques from Ellicott City, MD and new decor (Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel)
• Enormous deck over 500 sq ft, ample seating for 12+ including commissioned, handmade, redwood picnic table and an adorable smaller version for children. Use the stainless steel propane grill to create wonderful meals amongst the gorgeousness of evergreen trees surrounding the property. The deck is beautifully illuminated for evening dining, as well.
Additional information about the home/cabin: All interior walls are tongue and groove pine (unlike many of the faux wood paneling you will find in other rentals). Tall beam & purlin ceilings. All cabinets were custom-made locally with knotty pine wood. Porcelain tile in the kitchen, as well as in bathrooms.
***Dogs are welcome, with prior approval***
$30/per pet/night (less than boarding your beloved dog)
The Sierras are known for the multitude of outdoor activities. There are acres of untamed wilderness in this part of California and plenty of ways to enjoy it. The Sierra Nevada hills are stunningly beautiful and we never tire of exploring the area!
When you visit, don't forget there are many memorable events in the area for you to enjoy -- anything from a frog jumping contest, local outdoor art and wine festivals, outdoor concerts and movies under the stars Twain Harte & Pinecrest Lake). You will want to visit local, state and National Parks since they are all within a picturesque drive from The Sierra Mountain House.
A Sierra Mountain House Guidebook is provided for you, once you check-in.
There are numerous rugged and scenic places to enjoy backpacking, picnics, horseback riding, kayaking nature walks on trails, mountain biking, fishing and some extreme whitewater rafting.
Have a relaxing day at one of the dozen lakes, in a fishing boat, kayak, or cut through the water on water skis! OR, just get the much needed rest & relaxation you so deserve and enjoy the tranquility and quiet of surroundings The Sierra Mountain House has to offer you.
The Sierras have an unbeatable combination of breathtaking scenery, thrilling activities, and relaxing hideaways to explore.
• The Stanislaus National Forest (blocks away)
• Twain Harte
• FREE access to Pinecrest Lake for all...and so much more!
About PINECREST LAKE: Enjoy fishing, many kinds of boating, a sandy beach with swimming, plenty of seating to enjoy a picnic (we a cooler you can borrow). It has a tiny, quaint town with a general store, post office, sports/fishing tackle shop, espresso bar, a restaurant/bar, bicycle rentals, and an art gallery.
You will be surrounded by the beauty of the evergreen forests with a variety of beautiful cedar, redwood and pine trees as you enjoy your stay at The Sierra Mountain House. Photography opportunities await you as you will have a chance to observe local wildlife such as deer, squirrels, and a wide variety of birds.
$125 (standard rate) cleaning fee - the cabin is professionally cleaned with environmentally-safe products. Most cabin owners charge you for this, when it's just the homeowners cleaning their own cabins. We're happy to provide our cleaning service's name and number. We love her professionalism!
*Linen service is gladly provided at no additional charge!
*HOT TUB FEE: $50 for a weekend stay (We will provide the combination/key once you've expressed your interest/paid for enjoying your relaxation...there's nothing like a hot tub soak under the evergreen trees and stars).
*GAME ROOM FEE: $25/night
*PET FEE: $30/per night
$59 property protection fee is added to your reservation.
This is truly an amazing cabin, you will love it as much as our previous guests have shared.
We take every additional step to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations.
Looking forward to your stay!
The Sierra Mountain House
I'm a California native, high-tech professional employed at Fortune 100 companies including: eBay/PayPal, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Visa.
Marilyn purchased this house in 2011
I fell in LOVE with this home (after visiting dozens of properties in the area, including Sonora, Twain Harte and Pinecrest) the moment I walked in and saw the beautiful picture window in the living room and all the amazing, authentic woodwork throughout the home I knew I just had to purchase it. I never even opened the kitchen cabinets! Trust me, I'm very picky and you've never quite seen a home/cabin like this -- if you have, let me know, I want to rent it, too. (smile)
EXCLUSIVE: First and only hot tub in the area! Amazing views of the lush redwood, cedar and pine trees from every-single-room. This home is very private in an abundant natural setting.
The house was a bit challenging to find in the dark and with snow/ice on the ground we had to put on chains just to get into the lower driveway. If at all possible arrive in the day light. The house was well stocked, warm and comfortable for a couple of families to share. We appreciated being able to bring our dog along. What seemed like a wonderful weekend ended after we got back home when the homeowner sent a message that the house cleaners reported extensive damage and that she would send photos later. The photos never came just a notice from the insurance company that a claim was filed for a broken oven, a damaged quilt and a stove knob that needed replacement. What? We left the house is the same state we found it, following all the instructions that the homeowner left. Being a home owner myself, I respect other peoples homes and had there been any accidental damage, I would have owned up to it. The homeowner made it very clear that everything was photographed in the home because of past renters taking things. If I had known then what I know now, I would have photographed everything upon arrival to protect myself. It is such a shame, we were looking forward to making this an annual trip. If you go, please make sure to document everything upon arrival to avoid dishonest repercussion.
Overall great stay and easy location to find. The driveway is a little steep and daunting, especially when it's snowing. Furnishings are a little worn, carpeting downstairs needs replacing. Bedrooms and baths are updated and very comfortable welcoming, with great care given to your comforts. A few more linens/bedding/blankets should be supplied, but overall well worth the stay. Comfortable and relaxing.
Eric and Marilyn's home in Mi-Wuk Village was delightful. It's a perfect getaway spot for a family vacation. The house is very clean, nicely decorated and fully stocked. Marilyn responded promptly to our questions. The location is convenient to the gold country and Pinecrest Lake and is in a very peaceful setting. Both the Twain Harte Market and the Saturday Sonora Farmers' Market are excellent. Highly recommended!
This property is one of my favorites in the Pinecrest area. We brought 4 of our grandchildren here for our annual "grandkid trip". They loved their rooms, the deck, the hot tub, they thought the dumb waiter was very cool! The house was clean, the beds and pillows were so comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped! We enjoyed fishing and hanging out at the lake and the pizza at Mia's was yummy, as usual. We had a great time and will definitely be back! Thanks, Marilyn and Eric, for sharing your home.
The house was spacious but cozy. We had four adults, three teenagers and a two year old. There was enough room for people to do their own thing (work on a puzzle, watch a movie on an iPad, play a board game and read) but intimate enough that we felt we were together as a family. This was one of the few places where we didn't feel like we needed to clean everything before using them. The owners were very accommodating and available by phone or text to help with questions. We'll be back.
Our party of 4 adults and 4 kids had a wonderful time here. The house was just as advertised--very clean, wonderfully decorated and had every amenity that we required. It had an overall homelike feel and we all felt comfortable right away. The hot tub and game room were personal favorites of the kids, and the adults and kids really enjoyed spending time as a happy group in the main room/kitchen area. There was a great hill for sledding nearby and it only took about 25 minutes to get to Dodge Ridge for a day of skiing. The grocery store in nearby Twain Harte was about 10 minutes away and perfect for getting all our food and treat needs.
The owner was very responsive and helpful leading up to our trip. She couldn't have been more gracious. We would all recommend this property to friends and hope to go back ourselves.
The Sierras are known for the multitude of outdoor activities. There are acres of untamed wilderness in this part of California and plenty of ways to enjoy it. The Sierra Nevada mountains are stunningly beautiful and we do not tire of exploring them!
Brand-new 40" Ultra HD Smart TV in the great room with full swivel mount, Sports Package and too many channels to mention, Netflix, Amazon Video, etc. Apple TV, too. We know some aren't interested in a TV, but my husband thought I should mention it. :-)
BEAUTIFUL HOT TUB (see pictures)
FREE GAME ROOM (see pictures)
When you visit don't forget there are many memorable events to entertain -- anything from a frog jumping contest, local outdoor art and wine festivals, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars. You will want to visit local, state and National Parks (Yosemite), we are located on the border of the Stanilaus Forest, plan to visit Calaveras Big Trees, since they are all within a picturesque drive from The Sierra Mountain House.
There are numerous rugged and scenic places to enjoy backpacking, nature walks on trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and some extreme whitewater rafting.
Have a relaxing day at one of the dozen lakes, in a fishing boat, kayak, or cut through the water on water skis!
'Our stay at The Sierra Mountain House Getaway was fantastic! The spacious cabin easily accommodated 6 adults and 2 children. Every room of the house was beautifully decorated and well stocked with everything we needed. The cabin owner was very attentive, answered all of my emails in a very timely manner, and made sure everything at the cabin was to our liking. I can't wait to go back in the summer!!!' Lu, January 2013
'WOW! What an amazing vacation. It was a dream winter getaway and the owner was incredible! We would definitely go again! Marilyn went above and beyond the call of duty and did so many little things to make us feel welcome and special. She was always available to answer questions and give guidance. We could not have asked for more!' Chris, Christmas week 2012
'My wife and I rented the house for the Thanksgiving along with 2 other couples. The place is absolutely perfect to rest and spend some relaxing time. The place was really comfortable for everyone of us and the way the house as build helps on interacting and spending all the time together. Cabin owner was amazing, she responded all the messages really quickly and even bought a roasting pan for us to cook the Turkey! Definitely recommend to book this house! One of my best experiences so far!' Victor, November 2012
'I came to stay at the Sierra Mountain Resort for my birthday. What an AMAZING place to stay. It's quiet, cozy, has everything you could want for a mountain get-away. The grill, sunken tubs, modern kitchen, and TONS of kitchen supplies made for a VERY comfortable living situation for those who don't want to 'rough it.' My friends and I drove to Travertine Hot Springs which was about 2 hours away (through the beautiful Sierra Mountains) which was SO FUN. It was lovely returning to the cabin after a long day and cozying up next to the wood-burning fireplace and relaxing. The host was a dream to work with, always responding when I needed something and making us feel like SHE was the lucky one having us stay. I would say WE were definitely the lucky ones. AH-MAZING place. Go. Go now! Why are you still reading this? GOOOOO!' Jessica, November 2012
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
HOT TUB fee: $50 It covers the cost to maintain it and the high cost of energy.
GAME ROOM fee: $25/per night: Newly refurbished "loft/game room" fresh paint, new flooring, new ceiling fan, new recessed lighting and sleeps two on leather sofa sleeper, flat screen TV with BluRay, Netflix via Wii console, Foosball table, board games and more!
LINEN fee: $0