Twain Harte Vacation Rentals - Lake Member, Free Wifi, Hd TV, Walk to Town/Lake

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Twain Harte Lodging - Dodge Ridge Lodging - 22 Miles From Dodge Ridge


Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Free Wifi – Twain Harte Lake Access – Four Bedroom/ Two Bath – Sleeps 8 Comfortably, Sleeps 10 With Sofa Bed – Big Screen HD Cable TV – Large Driveway – Yosemite – Dodge Ridge Ski Area – No Smoking

This vacation rental cabin in Twain Harte, CA has been in our family for generations & we’ve been renting for over a decade. It was one of the first homes built in the Twain Harte area, and we've worked to preserve the knotty pine and the traditional style elements that have always made it feel like a warm, rustic welcome to the California Gold Country, even as we've kept the kitchen appliances, furniture, and decorations updated for modern tastes and needs.

Our Twain Harte lodging comfortably fits eight to ten people; however, we've rented it out for Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Girl Scout camp-outs, family reunions, wedding parties, church groups, and retreats. These groups have covered the driveway and deck with tents and filled the cozy, generously sized living room with people in sleeping bags, so there's no need to be afraid that your party can't stay comfortably in this cabin even if you're bringing plenty of people along.

We provide blankets and pillows, along with the first roll of toilet paper and paper towels. There are no complimentary sheets, pillow cases, towels, shampoo/conditioner, or other personal hygiene products, leaving plenty of room for your favorite soaps, shampoos, and a set of sheets that you can customize for your own comfort.

This cabin has four bedrooms, along with a queen-size pull out sofa in the living room for adventurous children and unexpected guests. Room One, which is at the front of the cabin, has one queen bed; Room Two offers two twin beds and is located in the back of the cabin. Room Three is a loft bedroom that's ideal for kids, boasting two twin beds, a small TV, and access through a steep ladder that keeps the loft feeling like a secret hideaway. Keep watch on your kids in Room Four, which includes one queen bed, a small TV, the ladder to the loft, and its own door to the side deck. Note: This room is used to access the loft, so you lose a bit of privacy.

There are two full bathrooms in this spacious vacation rental, one of which is accessible from the house. The second bathroom is in the basement, which requires going outside and under the deck, but makes washing up when you've just returned from a long day of exploration much easier. Both bathrooms have a toilet, shower, and sink, and the basement bathroom has a complimentary washer and dryer, though neither bathroom is equipped with a bathtub. The tankless water heater gives you endless hot water for your showers, but please try to keep your showers short, so that you can help your temporary neighbors in Tuolumne County fight California's current drought.

The living room features a stereo system for your music, and a 47-inch big screen HD TV with a DVD player, VCR, and Comcast cable to keep you up to date on all your favorite shows. You'll also have access to free, high speed Comcast Wi-Fi throughout the house. The cabin's land line offers unlimited free calling to local numbers and businesses; for long distance or toll calls, you'll have to use your cell phone.

The paved driveway has plenty of space for all the vehicles you'll bring, whether you drive to Twain Harte in multiple cars or SUVs or take your trailer, a short RV, or a boat on vacation with you.

There is no air-conditioning installed; instead, we can offer you a variety of ways to bring the natural, pine-scented mountain breezes into every corner of the cabin, including two ceiling fans in the living room and a selection of portable fans for the rest of the house.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the basic cooking utensils, silverware, plates, cups, toaster, coffee pot, refrigerator, microwave oven, blender, garbage disposal, high chair, and soap you'll need. Just bring your own food to cook on the gas stove, your own coffee, tea, or cocoa to brew before going out for the day or staying in for a long, luxurious evening, or some charcoal and fluid for the charcoal BBQ waiting out on the spacious deck.

There is no dishwasher, but if you're washing up your daily dishes at the sink when dusk falls, you may notice that some of the local deer, birds, and squirrels are coming out just behind the deck to pay you a visit. If you give them some cracked corn and peanuts, you may be able to charm them into coming by every evening to liven up your dish-washing routine!


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    1 Queen Bed...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    1 Queen Pull Out Sofa Bed In The Family Room....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 Twin Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 Twin Beds - One small TV - This Is The Loft. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    One Queen Bed - TV in this room - Outside Door Access...moreless

  • Bedroom Three (The Loft) Only Has Access Thru Bedroom 4. So You Lose A Bit Of Privacy. Kids Love The Loft. The Loft Has Steep Stairs. Think Ladder....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This is in main home area....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This is in the basement area. Laundry is in here....moreless

  • Two bathrooms. Both have a shower, sink and toilet. Bathroom 2 is accessed thru the back of the house, it's in the basement and you can only access it from outside. It's where the laundry machine is....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    47 inch HD TV in family room and two of the bedroom have smaller TV's. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are members of the fabulous Twain Harte Lake. It's a quick walk from the cabin....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    Golf course is one block behind us....moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    We have a large picnic table outside as well....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No A/C - Ceiling Fans Only...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Free use of Comcast high speed WIFI internet. Bring your laptop and Cat 5 cable....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Free Use...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Older computer...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating:

    Fireplace & Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bring Sheets, Pillow Cases ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking:

    Room for 8 - 10 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large open driveway...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free Incoming calls, Use a calling card for long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring Shower Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Free Use...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Comcast High Speed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Purchase Your Own Wood at Store. Ceiling Fans, Central heating....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen. Lots of cooking utensils. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Adult golf course is town as well as pee wee golf for the kids...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal ...moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    We have tennis courts in town available to rent. Bring your own equipment...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Membership to Twain Harte Lake & Pool use in town....moreless



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from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 - Apr 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$999 $2,500
May 1 - Sep 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,385 $5,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$875 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Twain Harte Market

    "Great place to buy your grocery's in town. Lot's of local and unique products. If you'd rath..."

  • The Rock of Twain Harte

    "One of my favorite places to eat or have a beer in Twain Harte."

  • Black Oak Casino

    "If gambling is your thing, don't miss Black Oak. They also have bands play on weekends, have..."

  • Twain Harte Miniature Golf

    "No stay is complete without a round of Mini Golf. Open in the summer time only."

  • Pizza Factory

    "If you like pizza, stop on by. They have all the different types of pizza you could want. TV..."

  • Dodge Ridge Ski Resort

    "At just a bit over 20 miles away, if you love to hit the slopes check out Dodge Ridge"

  • Yosemite National Park

    "I love visiting this park & go as often as I can. Each season changes the park dramatically...."

  • Pinecrest Lake

    "I love Pinecrest lake. At the lake you can go on a hike around the lake, go fishing, bring y..."

  • Twain Harte Lake

    "This is a private members only lake. If you visit my cabin, you can get access. Very nice ma..."

  • Twain Harte Golf Course

    "Great place to shoot a few rounds of golf. They just opened a new place to eat on the course. "

  • Columbia State Historic Park

    "Great old town that is relatively unchanged since the 1800's and gold rush era. Think wild w..."

  • Leland High Sierra Snow Play

    "This is a great place to bring the kids. It's right off the highway where you can bring or r..."

  • Regal Cinemas Sonora Stadium 10 Movie Theater

    "So much to do in the area while on your holiday. A movie would not be my first choice, but i..."

  • Yosemite Falls

    "I love the falls. One of my favorite spots. Especially in the winter time; when it's snowing..."

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Columbia Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Twain Harte The Rock
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Twain Harte Gold Club
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
108 / 120
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Twain Harte The Rock
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dodge Ridge Ski Area - Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Twain Harte Lake

Car: Recommended


This cabin gives you easy access to Twain Harte Lake, which offers breathtaking views of Tuolumne County and a secluded slice of paradise where you can lounge on the beach, splash around in fresh, sparkling water, play ping-pong, volleyball, or shuffleboard while you dry off. If you can't swim, you can watch everyone else from shore while you enjoy something savory or sweet from the newly remodeled snack shack, stay inside for one of the bingo games held onsite, read a book, or take the plunge and let one of the local swim instructors teach you to tackle the water safely.

During the summer, you and your family, friends, and guests can take a ten minute walk to Eproson Park, which has playgrounds for kids and toddlers, a skate park for daredevils of all ages, and a variety of concerts and movies on the weekends. There's also a full, 18-hole miniature golf course in town if you're looking for a fun afternoon with the family, and a 9-hole golf course where fully grown golf players can get a few rounds of practice.

If you're lucky enough to visit our vacation rental in the Sierra Nevada Foothills during the winter, you can take advantage of the lush, powder-swept slopes at Dodge Ridge Ski Area (Dodge Ridge Ski Resort), sled down the soft hills at Leland Snowplay in Pinecrest, practice your spins, twirls, and other ice skating moves at Long Barn, or just watch the snow fall while drinking a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and enjoying a freshly built blaze in the fireplace, or the cozy warmth of the cabin's central heating. We don't supply firewood, but feel free to bring as much with you as you need. You can also take a five minute drive and stop by the Twain Harte Market to stock up on cold drinks during the summer months, buy the ingredients you need for winter meals, or take your taste buds on a world tour with the free beer and wine tastings there every Saturday.


The nearby town of Sonora offers a number of convenient stores like Wal-Mart & Safeway, warm, friendly restaurants like Gus' Steakhouse & Sports Lounge and The Peppery Bar and Grill, and a busy downtown that has a movie theater (Regal Sonora Stadium 10) and two live theaters; Stage 3 Theatre & Sierra Repertory Theatre. Farther down the road, there's the town of Columbia, with attractions including historic Columbia State Park where you can pan for gold, take an old-fashioned family portrait, sample locally made candy or sarsaparilla made at the Jack Douglass Saloon, and take a stagecoach ride through the trails that pioneers of the California Gold Rush created over a century ago. There are also opportunities for gambling near Twain Harte, including the popular bingo games at Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown and the mix of family-friendly play areas like arcade games and bowling, sophisticated entertainment, sports bar, buffets, live bands, comedy shows and high-stakes gaming at Black Oak Casino in Sonora.

For more adventurous travelers, there are whitewater rafting packages available through the expert guides at Zephyr Whitewater Rafting; you can also visit Moaning Caverns, where you can rappel past layers of darkness into glittering, gem-lined caverns or race past your friends on zip-lines that let you fly up to 40 MPH for ¼ of a mile.

Yosemite National Park is only two hours away, giving you the opportunity to spend a day exploring the scenic heights of Half Dome's hiking trails, watching the Tuolumne River dart playfully through peaceful Tuolumne Meadows, or taking in the titanic majesty of Bridalveil Falls and the giant sequoias. Other areas in Yosemite you might want to see include; Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Valley View, Lembert Dome, Tunnel View, Cathedral Peak, Glacier Point, Vernal Falls, Mariposa Grove or Nevada Falls. If you can't get enough of the water, be sure to check out some of the spectacular recreational lakes scattered between Twain Harte and Yosemite; Pinecrest Lake, which is only 23 minutes away, even offers outdoor movies to help you wind down after a busy day of fishing, boating, and floating lazily through a sunny California afternoon. Other nearby lakes include New Melones Lake, Lake Tulloch, Lyons Lake, and Lake Don Pedro.


Check-in is done via email. Once your reservation has been confirmed, we'll email a welcome packet that includes information about your stay in Twain Harte.

Check-in is at 3:00pm. Check-out is at 11:00am. If you arrive early or need to check out later, please ask about our extended check-in and check-out options.


Our mission at Twain Harte Cabin Rentals is to provide exceptional service and high quality lodging, so that you can make spectacular memories with your family.

We hope you enjoy your stay in our Twain Harte cabin, and we hope you'll talk to us the next time you're looking for Twain Harte vacation rentals!

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Been vacationing in Twain Harte, CA ever since I was a baby. Same with my mom and her dad... We love this place, and I know you will too!

Why the Owner Chose Twain Harte:
This is the place we had been renting from another owner for years. He decided it was time to sell and we couldn't help ourselves. We HAD to buy it!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This was one of the very first cabins ever built in Twain Harte. The original owner built it himself with trees cut down in the area.

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    Twain Harte Lodging - Dodge Ridge Lodging - 22 Miles From Dodge Ridge

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    Room One

  • Room Two

    Room Two

  • Room Three Loft. Kids Love This Room. Only Access Thru Room Four

    Room Three Loft. Kids Love This Room. Only Access Thru Room Four

  • Twain Harte Arch

    Twain Harte Arch

  • Lake Beardsley - Plent of great fishing here!

    Lake Beardsley - Plent of great fishing here!

  • Twain Harte Bedroom - Room Four

    Twain Harte Bedroom - Room Four

  • Room One

    Room One

  • Room Two

    Room Two

  • Twain Harte Cabin Back Porch

    Twain Harte Cabin Back Porch

  • Here's a Pic of Our Members Only Lake...Yosemite National Park Lodging Rental

    Here's a Pic of Our Members Only Lake...Yosemite National Park Lodging Rental

  • Twain Harte Mini Golf

    Twain Harte Mini Golf

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