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Classic A-frame cabin updated for a private retreat in the woods.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, loft, 1 1/2 bathrooms with mountain views.

My cozy cabin has a king-size bed in the bedroom and a double (full-size) bed in the loft. There are two fold out mats for children. The main floor includes a seating area with a wood-burning stove (wood provided), a dining area, kitchen, bedroom and bath. The cabin kitchen is fully equipped with a large butcher block counter. Bathroom downstairs has a shower with window for views out the skylight and a clawfoot tub for long, hot soaks. Granny’s old sideboard holds your linens in the loft, accessed by an oak spiral staircase. Bathroom in the loft has separate toilet room and beautiful copper hand sink.

There is phone and WiFi internet access, a CD player for music, but NO television or cable reception. So bring your laptop for DVDs or begin thinking of what you will say in conversation with your companions, or to yourself as you meditate. An antique cupboard holds cards and old-fashioned board games.

The kitchen has essential cooking utensils, toaster, waffle maker, blender, ice crusher, coffeemaker and coffee grinder, microwave, stove, refrigerator, basic bowls and pans. Dishes and flatware: service for six.

Linens Provided: White sheets and towels. (White robes available for purchase.) Sorry, no washer/dryer or dishwasher. Mi-Wuk Wash n’ Dry has large capacity washers and dryers.

Other Amenities: Limited supply of paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, liquid dishwashing soap, cleaning supplies, new sponge, ziplock bags, foil, saran wrap.

Outdoor Features: Small BBQ; sunny south deck with long distance views has redwood table and benches; cool, shady North deck with view to deer trail has café table with chairs. Less than a quarter mile walk down Muheli and you are into the woods with trails through the forest.

Great meditation retreat, romantic getaway, privacy when your group is renting a large place nearby, or nice accommodation for two couples or a small family. Children welcome; No Pets; Non-Smoking.

More Details

Sharon Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017

About Sharon Gray

I am an introvert, an avid reader, a collage fanatic and a fabric artist. This is the first time the A-frame Cabin on Muheli has been offered as a vacation rental. In the late nineties, I began a major remodeling project, seeking to save the essence of the cabin feel (in particular the white-washed knotty pine interior) and to assure the longevity of the structure (including jacking up the cabin to install a new foundation underneath and installing insulation on the outside of the white-washed knotty pine.) For the past three years, I have lived in the woods full-time, using the cabin as my fabric arts studio. I have now moved to Sonora so am close by to assist you if I am needed. I hope you enjoy the cabin as much as I do.

Sharon Gray purchased this cabin in 1983

Why Sharon Gray chose Dodge Ridge

The Gold Country was always a favorite get-a-way, a quick commute from the Bay Area with little snow hassle on Highway 108 on a Sunday night after a weekend in the mountains. For many years my family spent most weekends at the cabin and every Thanksgiving. We invited friends and family for cross-country skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, attended the Columbia and Sonora parades, local live theater performances and other local events like ranger talks, the loggers jamboree, the apple ranch for their pie or a train ride. Our children all took cabin baths together in the claw foot tub. Later, when I moved to Santa Cruz, I used the cabin as a retreat during the summer months when school was out, often staying several weeks.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits high above Muheli Road so the views from the south deck are wonderful. The A-frame structure is classic seventies, and I like the feeling of privacy while enjoying the sun coming in the south windows. I can stretch out on the couch and watch the clouds float by or camp out on the deck at night to watch the stars. The village is within walking distance for something needed at the store or a hamburger for lunch, but you will probably want to travel by car to explore the scenic Highway 108 corridor.


Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Shower with window to see out skylight; Claw foot tub
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , Toilet room in the loft; Copper hand sink in loft area.
  • Custom cabin details preserve the spirit of the cabin before it was updated but provide the convenience of a modern facility. Downstairs bathroom has radiant heated tile flooring. Loft bathroom has baseboard heater under the sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Loft - 1 double , There are two mats for children or to camp out on the deck.
  • Bedroom lives larger with dormer for head room, and has a closet and dresser, chair, suitcase stand. Views are of trees. Loft bedroom has long distance views looking south and views of trees (and often deer) looking north.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Mi-Wuk Village and surrounds provides a good place from which to explore the Highway 108 corridor. If you are inclined to explore within yourself, this cabin is a good venue for that too. The owner can provide you with optional packages such as basic shopping for your arrival, whether retreat, romantic getaway, or small family vacation. Ask owner for details.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Classic A-frame cabin updated for a private retreat in the woods.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5
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Beautiful and serene. Lovely attention to detail makes it feel special. Cozy yet well appointed. A visual delight.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The driveway knocks the rating down. It is steep and I can see how it would be a problem in bad weat

  • 4 of 5
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We came for solitude and nature and this was a good base for those.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lovely Mountain Cabin

  • 4 of 5
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We loved this peaceful and serene mountain cabin. Beautiful refurbished while keeping it's cabin feel. All the wonderful historical items, photos and books gave us a glimpse of the community's past. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and using the deck reclining chairs to view the night sky. The only draw back for us was the downstairs king bed. The person against the wall had to climb over and wake the other if you have to get out of bed at night. Otherwise we loved this well equipped cabin with warmed tile floors.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

House with a great view

  • 4 of 5
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The house was small, but open to the deck and views which were beautiful. We enjoyed eating on the deck and watching the sunrise and sunsets. This was a real plus to the experience. The house was clean and for the most part had all that we needed. The kitchen is stocked, but cooking should be simple. There is one private bedroom with other bed in a loft, so open. The plus with the loft is that there is a bathroom so that the person is not walking downstairs in the middle of the night. There is a hiking trail near by which is nice but would use with caution as it is used by ATVs. The house is very near many beautiful hikes in the National park and the lake (more commercial but some nice parts). We went as far as the Sonora pass and hiked the area which was great. Sharon, the host, was great, very responsive to our questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland CA

We have stayed at this cabin and have enjoyed the experience every time. We recommend staying here.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Overall experience was great. We have stayed at this cabin several times, and each time has been great.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Little Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
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Wow! Our stay could't have been better. It was exactly what I was looking for. The area is quiet and beautiful without being too far away from family activities. The cabin is very nicely done and has plenty of character. I felt like we were at a friend's place for the weekend. Sharon's attention to detail is fabulous. She really think of everything. Also, we were surprised to find a general store within walking distance. The kids loved looking at the stars and watching deer go by the cabin. We also spent a day at Pinecrest Lake. Oh yeah, and a little trip in the morning to The Sugar Shack is just what the soul doctor ordered.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Diamond Jim's
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Twain Harte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Highway 108
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Andy's Mountain Grill & Deli
Nearest Ski
18.2 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Walking and hiking in the Stanislaus National forest is just down the street and the Mi-Wuk Village provides the basics of restaurants, a bar, a grocery store and a laundromat. Just up Highway 108 for winter activities are Long Barn ice skating, skiing and snowboarding at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and the scenic wonders of the Sierras. Check Tuolumne County Transit for information about the ski bus. In summer, there's hiking, swimming, boating, nighttime campfire events and movies at Pinecrest Lake, golf three miles down the hill at Twain Harte or shopping in antique and specialty stores in any of the several nearby historic towns. Black Oak Casino, operated by the Mi-Wok tribe, provides bowling, restaurants, gambling.


Rates & Availability

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 18 2016 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning deposit for linens etc. $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Three-Day Minimum Independence Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, Christmas and New Year Vacation Period
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Guests are required to sign Short-term Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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