The full kitchenThe dining nook makes you feel like you're eating in a treehouse
The Studio
Hosted by Chris
Chris is the host.Chris is a superhost.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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The Studio is what we call it because for many years it was an art studio, a space for creative energy to flow. It's actually a full apartment with kitchen, bath, laundry. It's nestled in the trees in a quiet neighborhood on the Stanislaus River. I can't host pets.

Guest access

Guests have full access to the Studio. There are two private entrances, both require navigating a flight of stairs. Parking on the property is limited to two cars maximum, one car is highly preferred. It snows here occasionally.

Interaction with guests

I live on the property and am available most weekends and evenings, some weekdays. I would love to come over and chat if you invite me into "your" space!

Other things to note

There is so much to do around here! Wine tasting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, caves, rivers, live music, gold rush history, art galleries, and more. Local special attractions include Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Bear Valley Ski Area, Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Area, Moaning Cavern, Mercer Caverns, the gold rush towns of Murphys and Angels Camp, and awesome hikes from 20 minutes to days right out the front door.


Extra people £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £39
Security Deposit £78
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

My family lives on the property and close to the Studio. This is not a party rental, please respect the quiet atmosphere of the neighborhood. Unfortunately I cannot host guests with pets; no dogs allowed. The maximum occupancy of four people needs to be strictly maintained; please no more than four at any time.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - Two cat sitting live on the property but do not have access to the Studio.
Some spaces are shared - Can only accommodate two cars, one is highly preferred


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

63 Reviews

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Sergio User Profile
July 2017
Chris's "Studio" in Hathaway pines is really lovely. The area is fantastic, extremely close to beautiful walks, especially in the Big Trees park. Chris is very helpful and generous with suggestions for things to do in the area. The space itself is spacious, with a well-equipped kitchen.

Pam User Profile
June 2017
A real gem. The studio is very comfortable, set in beautiful woodland, with fantastic hikes nearby. Murphys was great to visit and we learnt so much during this, our first visit to the States. Chris was extremely helpful and made our stay happy and exciting.

Jon & Becky User Profile
August 2016
We loved staying here, tucked away in the woods in a beautiful part of the world. Chris was a great host, and the Studio had everything we needed, with a well-equipped kitchen. Everyone in the area was really friendly too. Thanks Chris, we wished we had stayed a bit longer.

Kathryn User Profile
May 2016
Chris was a great host and his property was just right for our needs. Comfortable and airy, and a great place to travel from to see Big Trees and the fantastic hike/climb of Pinecrest.

Bob User Profile
October 2017
Chris is a wonderful host and the studio is super nice an comfortable...we felt like we were home...and the peace and serenity of the place is unbelievable. So quiet! We would definitely return if back in the area. Thanks, Chris!

Ben User Profile
September 2017
highly recommended for a weekend in the woods.

Ann User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. We were perfectly located to visit Murphys as well as Big Trees State Park. We really enjoyed the area.

Murphys, California, United StatesJoined in August 2015
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.

I have no expectations, only hopes and dreams.

I choose to live a simple life in the mountains, and want to open a comfortable space here in my corner of the Central Sierra to friends and acquaintances. I enjoy stepping out my front door, into the forest and down to the Stanislaus River where I can walk for days and not see another soul. I also enjoy the skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking available locally, as well as the art, wine and music.

A stay here will plant you among the oaks and pines with a view of the forest and garden. There will be visits from the wild turkeys, deer, the house cats, foxes, coyotes, and the occasional bear or mountain lion. It's a peaceful, quiet neighborhood.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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