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Audience view of 8 foot wide screen streaming Netflix movies.Plush seating for 4 plus berth for kids up top. Kids freak for the movie theater. Bad weather insurance too!
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Exceptionally Fun Cabin in Big Trees

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Exceptionally Fun Cabin in Big Trees

Entire cottage
8 guests2 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Super fun, family-friendly "Sweet Retreat" at 5000 feet on very private 1.3 acres with plush movie theater, pool & ping pong. In between Murphys wine tasting and Bear Valley Ski Resort. Under 10 minutes to the Stanislaus River and Big Trees Park. Can be booked with Sweet Retreat II to sleep up to 16.


Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 bunk beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 4 air mattresses

House Rules

No smoking
Pets are allowed
Parties and events are allowed
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad


189 Reviews

James User Profile
August 2015
Fantastic experience at the Sweet Retreat. The whole place was immaculate, the fridge was stocked with food which David allowed us to help ourselves. The cinema room was something very special. David was very friendly and helpful suggesting things for us to do in the area. It w…
Mandy User Profile
April 2015
David made us feel very welcome. The place is like a home away from home and I would recommend it, extremely comfortable and lots to do both at the cabin and in the surrounding hills. As David says it is an exceptionally fun place to stay.
Sarah User Profile
November 2018
Super cute cabin in the woods! My friends and I had a great time at David’s place. Wished we had more time to take advantage of everything the cabin had to offer. Would definitely return!
Ellen User Profile
October 2018
The Sweet Retreat is an amazing home away from home set in a breathtaking pine forest. My husband and I try to get to Dorrington every autumn and spring to visit the giant sequoias and to see the dogwood leaves change/bloom, and David’s Sweet Retreat offers us the perfect home b…
Lucy User Profile
October 2018
My group stayed at David's place for only one night, but we definitely wished we could have stayed longer. After a long day of hiking, it was so nice to relax in the cabin, play pool, and watch movies in the truly awesome movie theater. I especially appreciated that David allowed…
Zeny User Profile
October 2018
Fun place to stay with friends or family. Upper room has a wood burning stove for warmth and ambiance, and a pool table and games for fun.
Jordan User Profile
October 2018
Fun experience

Hosted by David

Dorrington, California, United StatesJoined in July 2012
David User Profile
275 Reviews
David is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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.
Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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