Away From it All @ 5000 ft in the Sierras


Entire cabin hosted by David

8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Super fun, family-friendly "Sweet Retreat" at 5000 feet on 1.3 acres with plush movie theater, pool & ping pong table. Under 10 minutes to the Stanislaus River (swimming holes!) and Big Trees Park. Summer: Bocce, basketball, and Frisbee/Disc Golf course are adjacent to the property--a 2 minute walk through the 1 acre back yard. Remote feel yet minutes to groceries and restaurants. Summer pool privileges available for 30+ days stays.

Near Arnold, In between Murphys and Bear Valley.

The space
Inside: This cabin in Big Trees Village includes a theater with an 8' wide screen with surround sound and plush seating, a pool & ping pong table, and fast wireless throughout. The theater also has a built in microwave and small refrigerator. Bring popcorn and drinks! Movie watching fun!

Bedroom 1 has a queen bed, guest armoire, and streaming movies. The 2nd bedroom has one queen bed and bunk beds, sleeping 4. A pull out queen sleeper sofa is also available in the living room. Sleeps 6 in beds assuming 2 sleepers in each queen, and one each in bunk beds. The sleeper sofa accommodates an additional 2.

Bocce, basketball, picnic grounds, and a kiddie-play area are a two minute walk through the trees to the Big Trees Recreation Center. Swimming pools only in summer.

Soap, shampoo, towels, hair dryer, and bedding, are supplied. Also on hand: BBQ grill (bring your coals), drip coffee maker (bring grounds), pots, pans, utensils, spices, and a variety of flavored teas.

8 minutes to the Stanislaus River Sourgrass Recreation area and whitewater rafting. 9 minutes to jaw-dropping huge trees at Big Trees State Park. Murphy's wine tasting and many lakes are 30 minute drives.

Cars lacking 4-, or all-wheel drive should park at the top of the driveway year round, as should all vehicles during winter months.

Kids adore the theater. More than one young child has asked their parents during their stay if the family could live at the Sweet Retreat full time. :-)

Sitting on the back deck dwarfed by super tall pines, one guest remarked: "it feels like luxury camping here." Yes, the feel is remote and secluded, yet groceries, gas, and restaurants are just a few minutes away.

Winter Notes: One family wrote "Thank you for our best Christmas ever" highlighting being able to watch their kids sled the steep driveway from the comfort of the wood-stove-heated living room.

What's fun for some families isn't for others: Families with children who have to be carried should carefully check weather conditions before renting in the winter: carrying a child on the steep driveway in icy conditions is no fun and not advised.

Rates are based on a party of 1-4, with additional guests @ $35.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 bunk beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 235 reviews


Where you’ll be

Dorrington, California, United States

As the cabin can't be easily seen from the street and is on 1.3 acres the feeling is more "private" than "neighborhood." The nearby recreation center, open only in summer, is both super convenient yet far enough away to preserve privacy.

Hosted by David

  1. Joined in July 2012
  • 499 Reviews
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I find sharing my homes and nature's bounty in this part of the Sierras tremendously rewarding. Lifelong musician, furniture maker, designer-remodeler, photographer, food and wine enthusiast looking for adventure and interesting people.


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During your stay

The host lives offsite 30 minutes away. Live interaction by special request.

David is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £146

Cancellation policy

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