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Family friendly mountain cabin 20 minutes from Kings Canyon north entrance

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, full kitchen, sleeps 8, large porch w/darts & ping pong, internet

A classic mountain cabin, shaded by tall pines, and with a covered front porch. Queen bedroom with separate entrance, inner bedroom with bunks and sofa bed can sleep 2 adults, 2 children, living room has queen sofa bed, and a hassock that makes into a twin bed, dvd player and monitor, fully equipped kitchen, and remodeled bathroom (shower). Pine paneled through much of house. Small garden, porch great for kids to play. All remodeled recently and kid friendly. Owners live next door, and can advise where to go in the parks and what nearby activities families will enjoy. The cabin is set up for 7 adults plus one or two children on the small sofa bed in the bunk bedroom. No washer & dryer at the cabin but are available next door.


Owner
Sulfiati and Sharif Harris
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Sulfiati and Sharif Harris

Mr. and Mrs. Harris live next door to the cabin. Mr. Harris is a retired realtor, and Mrs. Harris runs the after school program at the local K-8 school. In the summer she runs Camp Badger (see http://www.campbadger.com) . We moved to this area about 14 years ago and love the quiet, small country town atmosphere. We can tell you what places to go up in the parks and around in this area, and will be easily available to respond to any needs you might have. Our daughter and family recently lived in this cabin. It has just been completely remodeled, with all new floors (kid friendly vinyl plank that looks like wood), new bathroom fixtures, etc. The cabin was built in 1938 and is authentic, with redwood shake siding, unfinished tree trunks supporting the porch, old-fashioned glass doorknobs, and lots of pine paneling.

Sulfiati and Sharif Harris purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Sulfiati and Sharif Harris chose Pinehurst

Staying in this cabin is like going back to a simpler time. It is decorated in a way that is authentic to an old-time cabin in the mountains. Even the china, glasses and kitchen tools are authentic to an earlier era. You will know you are in the mountains of California.....not in a standard motel that could be anywhere.

What makes this cabin unique

The large,cool front porch is a great place to relax and listen to the frogs at night, also wonderful for soaking up kid energy with the ping pong table and darts. We have a collection of board games in the cabin, and also a large monitor with a dvd player and a modest collection of dvd's the family will enjoy.

Amenities

Pinehurst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New fixtures, pine paneled, plenty of storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Twin bunkbeds, and sleep sofa opens for 1-2 small children
  • Bedroom 1: Queen bed, three-drawer chest. Chair/rocker with hassock.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • spelunking
Notes:
This area used to be settled by Native Americans from the valley in the summer time. There are rocks on our property that have 17 grinding holes for grinding acorns into a kind of flour which was then made into bread.

Reviews

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Family friendly mountain cabin 20 minutes from Kings Canyon north entrance
average rating of 4.6769233 based on 130 reviews
5

Great location for visiting national parks

  • 5 of 5

Location is great. 20 minutes to the Grant Grove entrance. This cabin is rustic. Cabin was a good size for a family of four. My kids loved the bunk bed. Note you have to go through the "kids" room to get to the queen bed room. My kids are heavy sleepers so it wasn't an issue. Kitchen had the basics to cook a simple meal. Bathroom shower is super small but fine for just staying for a few days. We loved the property. It has a pond and great areas for our kids to explore. My kids also loved the neighbor's farm animals. The kids could spend all day playing outside the cabin. Host stopped by to check on us. Very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. We were looking to unplug and go rustic and this was perfect. I can imagine if someone came with internet, phone and TV as necessities for their vacation they may not enjoy this as much as we did. If you are looking for quality family time this is the place. We loved how close the park was, the amazing drive up to the cabin (felt like driving in the Shire from Lord of the Rings), the dart board, and the wonderful owners. Highly recommend coming in via Dry Creek and hogback roads from the south at least once. Don’t be in a hurry, the drive is enchanting.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Rustic but charming stay close to the parks!

  • 4 of 5

The hosts are very kind- great communication before and during our stay. The cabin is rustic, but has everything we needed. The beds are nice, comfortable and clean. The road to the cabin is really windy- but all the roads in the area are!! Great location, we enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! It was just as it was shown in the pictures, with even better views then we expected. It seems the owner has thought of everything, she had games, DVD's plenty of extra blankets and space heaters. The wood stove was a great source of heat, as it was snowing from time to time this past weekend. We went up to Kings Canyon Park, which was about a 20 minute drive from the cabin, it was nice to stay somewhere so close. Only downfall of this location is that there is very limited food options nearby, so just make sure you pack lots of food before you go up.

The cabin was clean, and stocked with most everything you can think of that you would need, plus more. The owner was very responsive to any inquiries we had, and was super friendly and informative. She came by to teach us how to use the wood stove on the first night and to see if there was anything we needed.

I would definitely recommend this cabin to any families that want to explore the Kings Canyon parks, or if you just want to get away and relax. We had snow on Sunday morning and it was a beautiful view, didn't want to leave! We will probably try to book this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Mixed bag

  • 3 of 5

There were some pros and cons to our stay.

Pros:

The hosts were incredibly sweet people and were very accommodating.

The proximity to the park was great.

There were activities to do on the property when we got home in the evenings.

Our first night there, the sky was really clear and it was amazing for star gazing and listening to the frogs in the pond.

They had the stove setup and ready to go.

Cons:

The bedroom situation was odd... the master bedroom access requires you to go through the bunkbed room (unless you are coming in from outside)... probably fine for a family with children, but was odd going with a group of adults.

We spotted a mouse a couple times in the living area and had some mouse poo to deal with. and didn't trust leaving out any kind of food (even packaged) on the counters or anything.

Be careful with the bathroom door. The knob was loose so it would not open from the inside.

We couldn't get the wifi to work at all, even in the master bedroom. We ended up being fine, didn't have to have wifi... the point was to get away, but just wanted to let others know since it was a main selling feature in the listing.

Watch your head going in and out of the property. The patio roof is low and if you are not paying attention you can hit your head on it.

The cabin (especially in the bathroom) had a lot of cobwebs.

The bathroom says it was remodeled... not sure the condition it was in before, but it was a little rough.

I know I sound negative, but overall the stay was fine. We had a great time on our trip... I think if your expectations are in line, this cabin could be great for you... based on the 4.5 stars, I was expecting a little more and as a group, we were underwhelmed. The goal of my review is not to tear this place down, but for fellow travelers to see and align their expectations with reality. it's a rustic, quirky, mountain cabin with some issues, but the owners are lovely folks and you are a short drive from Kings Canyon. It was fine for what it was, but the rating of the property itself set an expectation that it doesn't live up to.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review and for letting us know what needs to be attended to. I am happy for people to see the pros and cons of the cabin. The bathroom doorknob has already been fixed, and I have gotten after the cobwebs & the mouse evidence in that one area. I am sorry the WiFi didn't work for you - others have been able to use it - I will check it out. About the structure of the building - this is an authentic mountain cabin, built in 1938, and we have felt to honor that. The bathroom has been remodeled but to make it truly modern would be a major building project. The photo on the listing is honest and shows that it is small. The same goes for the low roof on the porch. We have hoped that the amenities of ping-pong, darts, board games, dvd player, a large yard and proximity to the Parks would compensate for this to make it a good place for a family getaway..
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5

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

Very close to the park entrance and very welcoming host. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Sequioa National Park crystal cave
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Fresno Yosemite Intl.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pinehurst Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pinehurst Lodge

Our cabin is 20 minutes from the north entrance to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, an hour east of Fresno, California. We have a map with great places to go in the parks in the photo gallery on our listing. The Grants Grove visitor center is in the parks about 10 minutes from the entrance. They have a restaurant, museum, general store and post office, and it is a short drive to the General Grant tree.

If you go further up that road, which is a continuation of Hwy 180 you will drive along the canyon and eventually descend the canyon and drive along the Kings River. You will go by Boyden Caverns, where you can stop and take a 40 minute tour. There is a gift shop, and then a climb up into the entrance.

Continue up Hwy 180 and you will come to Grizzly Falls, just off the road on the left. A very tall waterfall with a picnic area and restrooms...a great place to stop for a break. There is another visitor's center, Cedar Grove, after that off the road on the left.

Continue on about 10 miles and you will come to a favorite place, Zumwaldt Meadows. Park in the lot (there are restrooms there), and then walk along the river to the right and you will come to a bridge across the river and a wonderful rocky beach where you can wade and swim in the river. There is a loop trail which takes you through a meadow, and around and up along the rocks, and back to the beach.

Back down at the entrance to the Parks: If you turn right at the entrance to the Parks you will go down to Sequoia National Parks. This will lead you first to the back entrance to Hume Lake beach, great for swimming in the summer, and then to the trailheads for various hikes. Further down you will go by the General Sherman Tree, and then to Lodgepole Visitor Center, which has a museum, large shop, and restaurant, and is adjacent to the trailhead to Tokopah Falls. Past this is the road to Moro Rock and then to Crystal Cave. Further along you will eventually come out into the town of Three Rivers.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $79
Pet Fee $30

Generally, check in time is 3:00 and check out time is 12:00. We may make exceptions in some cases...please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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