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Sharon Gray

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon Gray (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Classic A-frame cabin updated for a private retreat in the woods.
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
Oakland CA
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Little Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is actually pretty spacious, and really well-appointed! Wherever you turn, every piece of interior is finished nicely and with a lot of attention to detail. The location is quiet but only 3 minutes to the highway. Very private feeling, the large deck is great to spend your days and nights on.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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I didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time renting a cabin on this site and I was very nervous. Even though Sharon was super nice from the beginning I wasn't sure what to expect. I was relieved when we arrived...better than I ever expected! I have no complaints we had everything we needed. Of course the teenagers complained about no wifi and I immediately wished that we had left them behind. I felt right at home and I was very sad when we were packing up to leave. We actually left early because of those pesky teenagers. They wanted to leave the day before! My 9 year old was content though. We brought our laptops which helped to entertain the kids in the evening. But if you have teenagers that are not really into nature as these aren't leave them at home if you can! This is the perfect place for a getaway alone, with a couple of friends or a companion. Its super cozy, weather was great and the view from the deck is gorgeous. The deck was actually my favorite place to be. There is a lovely trail close by that I made sure to enjoy every day. We saw several deer around the cabin even as close as the front deck right in front of the door! I was so comfortable here that I didn't miss home once!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful cabin in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Love this quaint cabin in a beautiful rustic setting! The owner has carefully provided everything we needed, and a few things we never would have thought of! The property is well maintained and super clean, and the views from the deck are spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Peaceful, Beautiful, Well-Appointed, Well-Lit!

  • 5 of 5

First, the house. This little A-frame home is very special. Sharon Gray has taken thoughtful care with every inch of it. It is whimsical and practical at the same time. Sophisticated, but still cabiny. It has most everything one would need, without being cluttered. Gray's gorgeous textile collage is placed around the cabin, and there is always a pillow or a blanket nearby if you need one. Also, there is a lot of good detailed literature about the area, alongside a good supply of high-quality paperbacks (you can take one, leave one!). So many things to appreciate about this place, from the peaceful deck to the gorgeous claw-foot bath/cushy-terry-cloth-robe experience. But the thing I most appreciated about it? Two words: GREAT. LIGHTING. Everywhere you go in this nest, and for anything you need to do, there is a well-placed, high quality light for you. This goes a very long way with me!

Next, our stay. My husband, two children, and I had a relaxing 3-night stay here near the end of March. It hadn't snowed in a while, so there was no snow around the cabin (though there were deer who grazed through in the mornings), but we popped up the very quiet, non-trafficky 108 to Strawberry and other slopes to carve our own sledding routes and we had a ball. The rest of the time, we enjoyed games and reading and resting inside and around the cabin. Sharon was easily available by phone and kindly helpful with a couple of questions I had. We would love to come back and explore during any season. It's a pretty magical place.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 15 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Nov 18 2016 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$155
Fri,Sat
 

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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Amenities

Mi-Wuk Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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