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The Roost -Where Families & Friends Gather-One of Twain Harte's finest

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Twain Harte House Rental Photos and Description

The Roost is a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home. The house is beautifully furnished with top of line appliances, portable air conditioning, ceiling fans, wi-ifi, pottery barn bedding, furniture, etc. And yes we do have lake privileges!

Cuddle up next to the beautiful fireplace with one of the many board games, books, etc.

The Roost is a fully furnished home with two queen, one full and two twin beds. In the fully-equipped kitchen you will find everything you could ever need to prepare a special family feast including two ovens.

Downstairs enjoy the game room which has bumper pool, ping pong table, poker table, board games galore, popcorn cart, bar area, etc.

Outside on the massive deck you will find a BBQ with 2 patio tables & chairs, chaise lounge chairs and other deck furniture. We have a basketball hoop, Kettler ping pong table and darts outside for your evening enjoyment.

The Roost is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown (many shops and restaurants, golf, tennis, swimming pool, pee-wee golf, skate park, local park where they have movies, concerts, and farmers market during the summer).

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I have been coming to Twain Harte since I was a child with my parents and brothers, then when I had children every summer I would bring them up to Twain Harte to enjoy swimming, hiking, bingo at the lake, movies in the redwoods, etc. After 40 years I finally was able to purchase a home in Twain Harte. Now every year we have a family reunion at The Roost and we love to celebrate birthdays and holidays here too. Hopefully this cabin will be passed down from generation to generation for years of memories.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Gold Country / High Sierra

This property has been fully renovated and has top of line furnishing (Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, etc). Perfect for holiday dinners since we have two ovens. The massive deck is great for entertaining and enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, or just soaking up the sun on one of our lounge chairs. Kids will not be bored as there is a basketball hoop, darts, numerous board games, bumper pool etc. Adults have everything from numerous televisions, blue ray/DVD player, Wifi, poker table, antique bar, popcorn cart, etc.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin has membership to two private lakes. We are not responsible for lake closures. Lakes are typically open from the end of May until the beginning of September. We are conveniently located, within walking distance to downtown, Twain Harte Lake, pee wee golf, local swimming pool, skate park, numerous restaurants, golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, park, grocery store, etc. We are only a five minute drive to Black Oak Casino for gambling, bowling, dining, dancing and restaurants. There are numerous wineries and lakes in the area. Dodge Ridge is close for your skiing needs and Leland High Sierra snowplay is a short drive up the hill. During the winter you are a 5 minutes drive to the ice skating rink. We are approximately an hour and fifteen minutes from Yosemite. There are many local places of interest to visit like Railtown 1897, Columbia State Park, Carson Hill, Sierra Glen Ranch (pick summer fruits or cut down a Christmas Tree), Chicken Ranch Bingo and Casino and more. Many lakes for water skiing, tubing and fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin is beautiful.It was very clean,very comfortable,great for the kids & the adults.It felt very cozy,not over the top so you were stressed over kids sitting on the couch.We had kids from 9-13 & they loved it.We felt comfortable sleeping with the windows open (which I normally don't feel comfortable doing in a cabin),great location-we walked many times into town & getting places was very easy.Not far from Pinecrest.Tammy is so great to talk to & give you any info you need.I actually feel like I have made a new friend.We had another cabin booked & found out a week before that it had been double booked.Tammy saved us with her rental & was very patient with me (I'm still learning how these rental sites work),if we had any problems she was quick to help. I highly recommend renting The Roost,I'm also referring my friends to the cabin.Thanks again Tammy! We give the cabin another 5 Star review.
Jun 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
The Roost -Where Families & Friends Gather-One of Twain Harte's finest
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 38 reviews

The Roost

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Twain Harte, but it won't be my last! We were so lucky to find The Roost for our rental, it was perfect for our family. It was Father's Day weekend, and also my birthday and it was so nice to find fresh baked cookies and a birthday card waiting for us. Tammy was so nice to deal with, and her attention to detail was evident in her home, as it was beautiful. My grandchildren loved going to the lake, and caught their limit in trout. It was such a fun weekend, and we look forward to returning soon! Thank you Tammy for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, We are so happy you had a wonderful birthday and Father's Day weekend at The Roost. This is exactly why I purchased the cabin so that I could have family parties and functions there. So happy you enjoyed the cabin and we can't wait to have you back again. You should come up during the winter as it is just as beautiful then.
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Inviting and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The Interior of the Roost was nicely decorated and spacious. The man cave downstairs was perfect for the teenagers to hang out and play pingpong.

Comfy beds, couch and ample room to eat as a family.

Bathrooms were updated and 8 women getting ready was very helpful.

The basement Tiffany room was our favorite however it was very cold and unfortunately no one could sleep there.

Kitchen stocked with many amenities but could use an updated stove as the burners took a long time to warm up.

We loved our stay and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

The Roost Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is gorgeous as soon as you open the door, you get that warmth cozy feeling. Yes, the place looks just like the pics and beautiful decorations. My kids loved it went straight to the game room. Unfortunately we were hoping for snow in town which would have made it a white Xmas but it didn't snow. Regardless, our stay was lovely. Thank you Tammy!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria so glad you and your family enjoyed the cabin for the Christmas holiday. So sorry that it didn't snow during your stay. There is snow just a few miles up the road and as my prior tenant loved going to Leland High Sierra Snow Play and the Ice Skating rink. We really love having clients like you and hope to see you again during the summer for some fishing, hiking and wine tasting.
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Irvine, CA

Perfect House and Vacation, Amazing Service

  • 5 of 5

I used to come up to Twain Harte with my family when I was younger so I thought it would be nice to bring my significant other up here so he could experience Twain Harte. This cabin was by far the best one I've ever stayed in in all my trips up here. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and homey--the Rooster theme was quaint and charming and the entire house looked like it was designed by an interior decorator; the Christmas lights outside were a gorgeous accent and the tree inside was stunning. The Twain Harte community is so warm and nice and the cabin is literally a minute walk to the heart of town, and close proximity to all of my childhood favorites--Leland Snow PlayArea, Columbia, etc. I'll definitely be using this house again when I come up in the summer (Twain Harte Lake, mini golf, fishing--I can't wait)!

The owner, Tammy, was so kind and easy to work with. She was incredibly prompt when responding to any inquiries and had amazing customer service. And you can tell she really cares that everyone who visits has an amazing time up here. Would strongly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay and that it brought back many fond memories. We love helping our customers whether it is finding fishing spots, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, salons, places to dine, help ordering a cake for a party, picnic spots, etc. We are here to help make your stay memorable. Thank you for your repeat business we loved having you back.
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our extended family to Twain Harte for the first time in July. The Roost was a great place to stay. The location was great and we walked into town for ice cream everyday. We spent the evenings grilling out and sitting on the porch. Most importantly it was SUPER clean. We are all very particular about this and we were not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, So glad you and your family enjoyed our cabin. I agree that our location is perfect for evening walks into town. I hear the new ice cream parlor is a hit....ask about the secret menu next year. It was great talking with you yesterday and I am glad we can now add you to our list of repeat customers. Looking forward to seeing you next summer.
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Twain Harte and surrounding area. The house was just as described and as shown in pictures: clean, well maintained and beautiful! You can tell Tammy takes great pride in her home. The kitchen had everything you could need and more. During our stay I emailed Tammy twice with two quick questions and both times she responded right away (even though she was on vacation herself). Last year we stayed in Twain Harte for a week as well but on the other side of the freeway. I much prefer it here as it is so close to town. Just a 5 minute walk to 'music in the park' and 'movie nights' and felt very comfortable letting my 14yr old son and his friend walk and ride bikes to town and the park area alone. The deck outside is great and to our surprise there was a sink outside on the side deck for cleaning the fish we caught. There is so much to do in the surrounding area. Very peaceful and quiet on the deck at night. So quiet that a HUGE deer hung out for about 30 mins one night within 5ft of the property. We would definitely stay here again and even though I have only stayed at one other place in Twain Harte my guess is that as the description says: The Roost is one of the finest in Twain Harte.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen so glad you, your family and friends enjoyed the cabin. I have stayed in many cabins in town over the last 40 years and I know what the rental agencies and other private homes offer so we have made sure we have what other properties lack to make your stay comfortable. I to feel comfortable letting my boys ride their bikes, skateboard, or walk into town to go to the lake, tennis court or to get ice cream at the new ice cream parlor. We hope to add you next year to our other repeat customers that love The Roost! I have added some notes for you and other tenants about the area. Being a small community it doesn’t take long to locate all of its main recreational activities: Twain Harte Golf Course, Twain Harte Miniature Golf, the local swimming pool, tennis courts, and Eproson Park featuring a skate park and playground, as well as family movies on Friday nights and concerts on Saturday nights. Some of the local restaurants feature live music on Saturday nights as well. On the outskirts of town, off Middle Camp Road, is a great 18-hole Frisbee golf course, a water ditch (great for fishing and walking) the old railroad grade leading to Lyons Reservoir (perfect for a family bike ride), and the South Fork of the Stanislaus River (which is full of great Swimming Holes). Down the hill from town on Tuolumne Road is the quaint town of Tuolumne where you will find more parks, a great museum, a public pool, a youth center, a walking trail along the historic West Side Railroad Grade and the Black Oak Casino (which offers fine dining, bowling and an arcade for the kids). Heading up the hill the next attraction is Lyons Reservoir, which doesn’t allow swimming, but has great fishing as well as biking and hiking trail options. Pinecrest Lake is a great place to hike and swim as well as watch outdoor movies under the stars. There are plenty of places to swim, fish, hike and picnic at Herring Creek Reservoir, Beardsley Reservoir and along the main fork of the Stanislaus River and at Kennedy Meadows Resort (where horse ride tours are available). Don't ford to visit the Calaveras Big Trees, Columbia States Park, Yosemite, or one of the many wineries in our mountain paradise. In fact, with all the hiking trails, swimming holes, mountain biking paths, four-wheeling terrain, boating/kayaking/paddle-boarding lakes, climbing-rocks, fishing spots, etc., you may need to extend your vacation next year.
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
in town
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
in town
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
in town
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
in town
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Dodge Ridge


Rates & Availability

Twain Harte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas - 4 night minimum
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday Rates are higher and require a 3-7 night stay. To keep our rates down we prefer you pay by e-check, cash or check. Rates paid with a credit card are 2.9% higher to cover the processing fees. There is a $25 fee for any eChecks that are returned for having insufficient funds.

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Twain Harte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle Bed - downstairs - Full Size Futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) Full Size Futon Bed Deluxe Queen Blow Up Mattress Available, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Membership to private lake which is open from the holiday in May thru the holiday in September. Not responsible for lake closure. No pets are allowed.

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