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Peaceful Mountain Cabin

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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Quiet private getaway tucked in the Sierra Foothills, surrounded by tall sugar pine trees. 2 BRs with queen size beds, spacious loft, wood burning fireplace. 3 miles from Big Tree State Park, 30 miles to Bear Valley Ski Resort and Lake Alpine.
We are located in the mid-sierras, between lake tahoe and yosemite. Both are about 2-1/2 hour drive and each way is a beautiful scenic drive. The mid-sierras is an in-between, off the beaten path destination with great nature getaway without the crowd.

The space

A truly peaceful gateway with no internet access and very limited cellular coverage.

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole house and toys in the shed. 2 closets with our personal items are off limits.

Interaction with guests

We live in San Francisco so will not be available in person. We provide detailed instructions for the house prior to your arrival and we are also available by phone.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £38
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 10AM

Between November and March, please leave heat on "low" upon leaving. Pls. take out all garbage with you.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Sabrina User Profile
August 2017
We had a great weekend here and enjoyed hiking in both the North and South Groves of Calaveras State Park. The hammock was a family favorite, and though the forecast had super high temperatures it stayed comfortable for us with open windows and fans. The kitchen had all the cooking utensils and supplies we needed. Thanks Polly for a great weekend!

Jonathan User Profile
July 2017
Quiet, comfortable, off the main road, well stocked for a weekend away!

Brandon User Profile
July 2017
This place was fantastic and exactly what we were looking for in a quiet weekend in the mountains. Polly's cabin is a tremendous value, with a lot of space, a great layout and is well-equipped for a secluded getaway of any length. We spent most of our time lounging on the back deck, listening to music and trading off between the hammock and rockers. The kitchen (LOVE the old Wedgewood-style stove) was awesome for convivial meal prep and we grilled outside on the Weber every night. We took advantage of the free pass to Calaveras, which is only like 10 minutes away, but did not get to the private lake. Less dextrous folks might want to consider staying downstairs as the stairs going up can be tricky, especially half-asleep at night (which I found out). Staying here during summer, the upstairs got unbearably hot, but downstairs stayed nice and cool, so we switched rooms after a night. Do note that it's required that you pack out your trash. We hadn't prepared for that, and finding an a dumpster in town was a challenge. We fell in love with the Arnold area. Polly's cabin is really fantastic and we will definitely plan on staying here again!
Polly User Profile
Response from Polly:
Sorry for the misunderstanding about packing out the trash. The trash can be packed out OR left in the large garbage can provided in the wood shed. It's not required that you pack out the trash. Otherwise, thanks for the positive feedback!!
July 2017

Jesse User Profile
July 2017
The location and amenities of this cabin are great; however, if you plan to arrive at night, be aware that the drive and property are very dark. My wife and I were a bit skittish as well due to the windows being opened and finding an exterior door unlocked. The cabin also smelled a bit musty and wasn't nearly as clean as we would have liked as several other reviewers mentioned. I wouldn't discourage someone from staying here, but I also would probably encourage you to look at other options first. Thanks.

Jon User Profile
June 2017
The house was great. The weather was a lot hotter than last year. We could have used a couple of box fans to assist the ceiling fans. Otherwise we had another wonderful stay?

Kristin User Profile
June 2017
Perfect getaway place, comfortable, private and equipped with anything you need. We got wifi through Verizon,also. Lake was enjoyable also for the day.

Jonathan User Profile
May 2017
This cabin is the real deal. The hosts have provided access to everything you might need for a weekend in the mountains. The quiet woods were so refreshing for us city folks, and the house was very comfortable. Both queen beds were top quality and the furnishings, floors and appliances were upscale cabin quality. We loved the classic gas stove/range and cooked a few meals successfully. We enjoyed the sound system and Weber grill and evenings around the picnic table. We will make a return visit nest time we are in the area. Recommended highly.

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San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Polly User Profile

Bob and I moved into our house in 2013 and we are excited to have an apartment upstairs that we can share with visitors and local folks needing temporary extra space. We love our house and the neighborhood.
We share our house with our hound/lab dog, Landon. He is friendly and sweet and stays in our house and uses the back yard with supervision.

Since discovering Airbnb, that's pretty much the only way we travel now. Such a great experience in getting a true local feel for a place.
Bob is a high school English teacher and I am chef.

Languages: 中文, 한국어
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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