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Luxury in the Sierras with Hot Tub - Stunning Getaway - 4 bedrooms/2 full baths

Mi-Wuk Village, CA, USA
  • House2530 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4BR/2BA Sierra Vacation House & NEWLY remodeled bathroom

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.

House Highlights:

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)

Area Information:

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

• Murphys

• Sonora

• Jamestown

• Columbia

• Yosemite

• 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



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About Marilyn

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

Why Marilyn chose Mi-Wuk Village

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)

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Upstairs solid mahogany Sleigh Bed
        1 queen, Gorgeous views. Private deck with bistro seating!
      • 'Kid's Room'
        2 twin/ single, This room includes a game table for children
      • Cal-King Room
        1 king, Amazingly comfortable cal-king bed
      • Game Room sleeping quarters
        1 sleep sofa /futon, One leather sleeper sofa, sleeps 2
      • First floor bedroom
        1 queen, Amazing views & features its own deck and bistro seating
      • • FOUR very private bedrooms -- • 1 master bedroom with Cal-King bed • 1 room with Queen solid-wood sleigh bed (with separate balcony) • 1 room with log-style Queen bed (with separate balcony) • 1 room with two Single beds • 2 full bathrooms, including showers and separate sunken bathtubs (simply beautiful) GAME ROOM/loft, sleeps two on pull-out leather sofa. Separate key entrance (additional fee of $25 per night to use it).


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • First level
        toilet, tub, shower, Separate shower and sunken tubs where children can 'swim'
      • Second level
        toilet, tub, shower, Separate shower and sunken tubs where children can 'swim'
      • Two large and impeccably clean bathrooms each with a shower and huge sunken tubs! One parent said their children loved to 'swim' in them!

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air conditioning, please read the guest manual for directions
                    • Elevator
                      Elevator for wood, groceries, luggage, etc.
                    • Fireplace
                      Long-burning almond wood always provided!
                    • Garage
                      Attached garage and detached as well -- plenty of parking for several automobiles
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Internet
                      FREE WiFi: High-speed wireless Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Including dryer sheets
                    • Linens Provided
                      NOW FREE of charge
                    • Living Room
                      Spacious open-concept great room
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking
                    • Telephone
                      Telephone # provided to guests
                    • Towels Provided
                      NOW FREE of charge
                    • Washing Machine
                      Including laundry detergent
                    • Wood Stove
                      Long-burning almond wood always provided
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee Maker & Tea Pot (coffee and tea are always provided for FREE)
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Huge amount of dishes and utensils: stoneware and Pottery Barn and/or Crate & Barrel brands
                        • Dishwasher
                          Kenmore Elite, stainless steel-front
                        • Kitchen
                          Expansive kitchen with everything you will need to create wonderful meals. Enormous amount of counter space. Homeowner has cooked here with four others without bumping into one another. Very fun!
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double-ovens, who doesn't love double-ovens?
                        • Pantry Items
                          Olive oil, canola oil, all the spices you would have in your own kitchen and so much more!
                        • Refrigerator
                          New Samsung (November 2014) side-by-side
                        • Stove
                          Gas cook top
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster Oven


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Many books for all ages
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-ray players
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  NEW Game Room! Many games including an amazing arcade-style foosball table, sleeps 2 on leather sofa bed, 55' HDTV, game console, and small refrigerator.
                                • Games
                                  Lots of board games and an awesome arcade-style Foosball table in the game room.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Comcast/Xfinity HD -- with all premium movie channels: HBO, Showtime, AND Sports Package! NEW FOR 2015 -- HOME Security System --
                                • Television
                                  Two huge HDTVs, one in the Game Room -- Netflix available when you log-in with your own account.
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                  Wii console in the game room -- please bring your own games
                                • Video Library
                                  150+ Blu-ray/DVDs for all ages


                                    • Balcony
                                      3 decks/balconies on the property
                                    • Boat
                                      Pinecrest Lake
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      3 decks! 1 enormous deck that seats well over 12 people 2 decks from guests rooms which include bistro seating
                                    • Golf
                                      Twain Harte Public Golf Course
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Pinecrest Lake
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large propane grill for your enjoyment, propane always provided.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Dodgeridge Ski Resort
                                    • Tennis
                                      In Twain Harte
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Don Pedro Lake, Lake Tulloch, Pinecrest Lake


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Twain Harte Community pool just 3 miles down the road
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Gorgeous Hot Springs hot tub. We get so many compliments on it. We maintain all the levels. Just relax and enjoy it. There's nothing like a soak under the stars and evergreen trees.


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • caves
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Kennedy Meadows a 45 minute drive away for hiking, fishing & horseback riding. Pinecrest Lake offers boating, swimming & fishing. Calaveras Big Trees State Park was discovered by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. It became an instant tourist Attraction and a state park in 1931. See these beautiful mammoth wondrous giants in their beautiful natural environment. Moaning Cavern Adventure Park holds the largest vertical chamber in a public cavern in California. Jackson is home to the historic steam locomotives at Railtown 1897. Columbia State Historic Park in Columbia, has stagecoach rides, blacksmith forge, the famous Nelson Family Candy Store & Factory, horseback riding and you can even pan for gold. Pinecrest Lake offers boating, swimming & fishing. Calaveras Big Trees State Park was discovered by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. It became an instant tourist attraction and a state park in 1931. See these beautiful mammoth wondrous giants in their beautiful natural environment. Moaning Cavern Adventu

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  26 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The home was quaint and lovely. Fit our family perfectly. All of the beds were so comfortable!

                                                                  Caelli K.

                                                                  We loved the wood burning fireplace in the living room, made the home nice and warm. All of the bedrooms were a great size and very nice. My family loved the game room to play video games. The hot tub was super hot and relaxing. Would stay again!

                                                                  Well maintained cabin with all amenities for a great vacation

                                                                  Jakub G.Walnut Creek, CA

                                                                  This property is very well maintained. Has a beautiful living space and a large kitchen. We traveled with 6 adults and 4 kids (2 babies). House features 3 large bedrooms and 1 additional bedroom/play room for kids with 2 twin beds. The hot tub was hot and we were able to take a dip with no issues. (I do wish it was a bit larger as it fits 4 people only). I will want to rent this property again in the future.

                                                                  Definitely Want To Come Back!!!

                                                                  Lauren A.

                                                                  The inside of the home is AMAZING and has such a warm, welcoming, homey feel to it. Kitchen is fully loaded with dishes, pots/pans & cooking utensils. Bathrooms are very modern and there was plenty of hot water to fill up the tubs & for both showers to be running at the same time. Make sure to drink your coffee on the deck and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Try out the hot tub if you can. Make sure and read the green binder as it has useful information.

                                                                  All in all, it is an amazing getaway spot that takes you away from a busy work week. I would highly recommend it if you find yourself getting worn out the of the same routing and want to wake up to a Sierra scenery with an occasional family of deers! I am definitely coming back to enjoy what every season has to offer.

                                                                  Weekend getaway

                                                                  Bruce N.

                                                                  The "Cabin" was everything and more that we were looking for. The location is a perfect break for someone like me who spends most of my time in the asphalt jungle. Although the dwelling is amidst the beautiful Sierra Mountains, the cabin is very modern and roomy. With Wi Fi, laundry options, game room, and sheer spaciousness we couldn't have been more pleased. Near lakes and rivers (i fish also) I was able to take a short drive to popular fishing locations as well. I will definitely visit again and also let our friends know about this hidden jewel. Thanks much for a great stay.


                                                                  Wonderful stay!!

                                                                  Savinder S.

                                                                  The Sierra Mountain House exceeded our expectations as the pictures don't do it justice. Our family enjoyed this property and the surrounding area so much. You should reserve this property for your family/friends as we enjoyed it and plan to visit again. It was a perfect get away for our family and so close to everything we enjoy.

                                                                  This was a fabulous house! Very well stocked and beautifully decorated.

                                                                  Patricia S.

                                                                  The downstairs bathroom was a dream to use. The showers were great. The kids enjoyed the two large tubs and the game room. They were in the game room all the time. There was an abundance of board games to choose from in the living room too. The kitchen was a joy to cook in with everything you needed. The dumb waiter was very helpful for luggage and groceries. The downstairs queen bed needs to be replaced. It sagged and squeaked so that it was difficult to get a good nights rest. In that bedroom there were only a few hangers and no drawers making it difficult to unpack.It would have been helpful to know ahead of time about the extremely steep driveway that was difficult to maneuver in a truck, but it helped to have a lower garage for our second vehicle. Mostly, we absolutely loved this property!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Patricia,

                                                                  We really appreciate your review and feedback so we will be replacing the mattress in the downstairs bedroom next week, as we always want to ensure that guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay. Also, we will include more hangers in the downstairs closet.

                                                                  We are so happy to learn you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the property in such great order. We would gladly welcome you and your family to stay again.

                                                                  Best wishes to you and yours,

                                                                  Marilyn and Eric


                                                                  Mi-Wuk Village, CA, USA

                                                                  AREA INFORMATION 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. :-) FREE Wifi 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! More TESTIMONIALS: '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

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee

                                                                  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

                                                                  26 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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