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Luxurious mountain home ~ Family Friendly

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Camp Connell Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in the Sierra Foothills, 5,500 feet up, between Arnold and Bear Valley Ski Resort. Only 5 minutes from Big Tree's State Park! This highly appointed cabin raises the bar among other local rental listings. It's reserved for those with the most discriminating taste and appreciation. An added bonus is our generous and conscientious caretaker, who will give you peace of mind in knowing that you'll be well taken care of.

This is a three story cabin. The street level consists of the main family room with large picturesque windows, kitchen, half bath with laundry room, and a king size bedroom with full bath. Decking wraps around this entire level. The top level consists of a queen room, 'kids room' with 2 bunks and a queen bed, a full bathroom is shared by these two rooms. Also on this 3rd level is a King master suite with large dual- head step in shower AND a large jacuzzi tub. The lowest level is a recreation room with wet-bar and full size bathroom. This room opens up to the lower deck and access to the yard.

Dorrington (Big Tree's) is a place that calms the soul and allows one to experience life as it was meant to be. Whether you would like to hike among the giant Redwoods at Calaveras State Park, kayak on the majestic Lake Alpine, golf on a beautiful tree lined golf course, ski at Bear Valley's family friendly Ski Resort, play in the snow right outside your door, fish along the Stanislaus River or just gaze at the beautiful scenery from the deck right outside your door. We simply would like to invite you and your family to experience a vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Keywords: Sierra's, Arnold, Bear Valley, Luxury, new, Big Tree's, Dorrington

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About The Owner

We believe that quality family time is one of the most important values in life. Because of this, we wanted to create a home away from home, where we could enjoy each other without daily distractions. This is what brought us to the idea of owning a cabin in Big Tree's. We take much pride in our vacation home and are hoping others will experience the same gratitiude we feel everytime we visit.

This purchase didn't come easy... the seed was planted in our minds when we were first married in 1987. It took many years of hard work before we could afford to create our 'perfect' home away from home. We hope you will remember this with care, as you enjoy your stay.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why The Owner chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We chose the Big Tree's area because it's not commercialized. The people of the area are so friendly and down to earth. Nothing can beat the beauty of the nature that surrounds. We love the area!


based on 27 traveler reviews

Luxurious mountain home ~ Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Super family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend at your cabin with our 1-year old daughter, my parents, and my brother's family, which includes three kids under the age of 8. The house was perfect. Lots of space, and lots of fun things to do with kids of all ages. My nieces LOVED the pinball machine and ping pong table. We bbq'd one night and sat on the back patio, which was perfect. We drove up to Alpine Lake one of the days, so the cabin is in a great location. Overall, wonderful weekend. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very nice house with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and large and in fact pictures don't do it justice. 3 bedrooms had attached bathroom so it was great for us, everyone got a separate bathroom to use. Kitchen had everything we needed. Highly recommend this property.


  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is the best cabin in Big Trees. We love spending time with family and friends at this cabin. It is close to Bear Valley for skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. The cabin has a game room with lots to do if you like staying in doors or for fun evenings. We will surly stay in this cabin again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA

Wonderful Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families (4 adults and 4 children) stay at this luxurious mountain cabin in the Bear Valley area. We were so happy to see some snowfall this time and enjoyed playing in the snow beside the house. The cabin was very spacious and could easily accommodate another family. The kids loved staying in the bunk room. The caretaker was available via phone to answer questions during our stay. The house was neat, clean and tidy. The kitchen was stocked with appliances and everything you need to make dinner at home- the big slow cooker came in handy. The Bear Valley ski resort was about 20 min drive up the mountain. At the end of the day, we were able to relax by the fireplace, play games, watch movies. The Ms. Pac Man/Galaga and pinball were a nostalgic treat for grown ups too. We've stayed in this lovely cabin a few times and hope to return next year. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, what a beautiful luxury cabin. Family friendly and great owner.

  • 5 of 5

A must stay for anyone going to the snow. Bear Valley and beyond was such a blast and less then 30 min drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was clean, and well appointed. Situated in Dorrington and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the driveway we knew we had found the perfect spot for our winter holiday family vacation. The home was warm, beautifully appointed, comfortable and offered ample space for our family to spread out and at the same time come together for meals, games and just relaxing and enjoying each other. The location in Dorrington is perfect for those that want to play in the snow, those that want to enjoy all that Murphy's has to offer and those that simply want to relax and read a book by the fireplace. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen spacious and well equipped and the owners most accommodating. We will be back

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wine Tasting, White Pines Lake, Ridge hike, Alpine Lake, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Big Trees State Park


Rates & Availability

Camp Connell 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 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125

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Camp Connell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
A few things our 8 year old cabin offers:: Rec room with Pin-ball machine, game table, board games, Television, Wet-bar and ping pong table. Opens up to an out-door deck and access to the large un-enclosed yard. Family room encases a massive stone fireplace, lots of comfortable seating, Television and Pacman Game Station. 4 Fully furnished bedrooms with a TV in each room (2 king rooms, 1 queen room, 1 'kids room' with a queen bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. ALL BEDDING, FURNITURE AND KITCHEN SUPPLIES ARE PRACTICALLY BRAND NEW. Perfect large lot to sled in during the winter months! Or enjoy the gentle creek which runs through the side of our lot during the spring months. And nothing beats dining on our large deck in the summer months! * Our wonderful Care-taker is close-by for your needs.

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