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Bigelow Strawberry Cabin...3 Miles to Pinecest Lake; Only 6 Miles to Dodge Skiin

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Strawberry cabin description

Located just six-tenths of a mile off Highway 108 on Old Strawberry Road, we are three miles to Pinecrest Lake, six miles to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, away from all highway noise, and at an elevation of 5600 feet.

In the summer, you are three miles from the lake and away from the lake campground's noise and campfire smoke. You can walk to the river (about a mile so a good walk); minutes to good fishing, horseback riding, trailheads, bike trails and all Pinecrest Lake has to offer: swimming, boat rentals, even party boats....a real mountain retreat.

The main living area has a 13-foot-high ceiling with skylights, all knotty pine with hardwood floors. The beautiful wood-burning, rock fireplace features LOPI woodstove insert, and a quarter-log mantel. The fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and gas stove is open to the living room and dining area, combining as the 'great room' with oriental rugs and leather couches and Directv-television. The deck is off the living room with a charcoal barbecue.

The first-floor bedroom, just down the hall from the full bath, is so sweet with wainscoted knotty pine walls, full closet, queen-size bed, and beautiful, peaceful wooded views. There are two bedrooms upstairs. The first has a queen-size beds, knotty-pine and nothing to see but trees!! We call the third bedroom THE BUNKHOUSE mainly because of its size.

It has two twin-size beds and two queen-size beds. The second dish-television with DVD/VCR player is here - a good hang out space with plenty of closet room as well. Both of these upstairs bedrooms are off the hall from the second bath with shower and tub.


We supply blankets and pillows; BRING YOUR OWN: SHEETS, PILLOWCASES, BATHROOOM AND KITCHEN TOWELS, TOILETRES, CHARCOAL AND CALLING CARD.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations made prior to 30 days before the reservation date are fully refundable less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations before a holiday are fully refundable minus $25 cancellation fee when made prior to 60 days before a holiday.

Guests canceling fewer than 30 days (60 days for holidays) in advance will be responsible for the basic cabin rental fee (no extra person fees, no cleaning fees) if the cabin cannot be rented. If the cabin does rent, there is a $25 cancellation fee only, and it can be used as credit towards your next stay if within one year of your cancellation.

During the snow season, the driveway will be unuseable for cars, with parking at the road. The parking pad at the road is plowed. It is a VERY SHORT WALK to the cabin from your car, but even so, you may need to shovel some snow a few times during your visit, and you will definitely need boots to get in: 'the price of a winter wonderland I guess.'

This is where you come if you want snow and all it has to offer.

The land is spacious enough that the kids will have a lot of fun in the snow right off the deck.



Keywords: Mountain Cabin

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • Elevator : 5600'

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the cabin or the garage....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Main-level bedroom near bathroom with shower....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upstairs with bathroom in hall...tub and shower....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            8 people can comfortably sit at the dining table with additional people at the counter. There is an additional leaf for the dining table in the hall closet....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is part of the great room with eating bar and table; granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and fully-equipped....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            coffee-maker, blender, small food processor, toaster....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas cooking stove....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            When it is snowing, the parking is at the road on a parking pad that is plowed and has room for 2-3 cars....moreless

          • Garage:

            Foosball and Ping-Pong are in the garage. It can be used in the summer....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood-burning fireplace has an insert....moreless

          • Heating:

            Forced-air gas furnace....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Satellite 2 TVs, 2 DVD players, 2 full baths with 2 showers, and a bathtub, Garage(unuseable in the winter), Foosball and PING-PONG available all year by popular demand, NO boats provided. Charcoal barbeque on the deck, No Smoking in the cabin or garage....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Directv-televisions are located in the upstairs bedroom and living room....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Directv...moreless

              • Video Library
              • Foosball
              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Does not have long distance without a phone card. Verizon works here for sure. It is 3G extended connection for devices and phones....moreless

              • Internet:

                There is no wi-fi, but it gets 3G extended on most smart phones....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Skiing and snowboarding at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort....6 miles from the cabin....moreless

              • Golf:

                Golfing in Twain Harte....15 miles down the mountain....moreless

              Theme

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

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Ice Skating
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Golf
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Snowboarding
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Rafting
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Dec 18 - Apr 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,400
              OFF-SEASON
              Apr 3 - Jun 10, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $200
              $1,200
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,400

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $100
              • Refundable Security $200
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Fourth of July, Christmas, and New Years: $265 nightly

              Minimum stay of 4 nights.

              The rates for ALL NIGHTS are for a maximum of 8 people.

              Over 8 people: $10 per night per person over 8; $50 a week per person over 8 people.

              Dates are not held until the $300 deposit is received.

              Rates subject to change before booking.


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              Last updated: 09/09/2014
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              Location

              140 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Sacramento and SFO (about 2 1/2 hours each)
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 108
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Pinecrest Lake
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Stone Donkey
              6 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
              18 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Twain Harte Golf Course
              1.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Mia's

              Car: Necessary

              Snowshoeing, rental boats available in the summer.

               

              Owner info

              Why the Owner Chose Strawberry:
              We have come to this area for over 30 years. Our big love is hiking the Emigrant Wilderness. We live in Berkeley and have always felt so fortunate to be so close to this beautiful High Sierra area. Summers at Pinecrest lake, walking around it (5 miles), watching the kids grow up. Of course, skiing at Dodge is a HUGE attraction for us. It is so children friendly and offers a challenge for advanced skiers and boarders as well; it's hard to go home. Strawberry is right there, and we never dare dream we would find a mountain home that we would love like we do this beautiful cabin. It has been wonderful, over the years, to share our cabin with so many regular guests. Thank you!! Vivian and David Bigelow

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              In the winter, being able to sled right on the property so the little ones could take a break to come in, has been wonderful. It is so quiet up here, walking to the river, though a good walk, is beautiful. It is a lot of fun having a ping pong table and foosball table. (I will update this when I go home and have more time to think.)


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Woodstove and forced-air, gas furnace.

                Woodstove and forced-air, gas furnace.

              • View from the kitchen.

                View from the kitchen.

              • Upstairs...we call it the bunk room.  Three twin beds, a queen bed, and sofa bed

                Upstairs...we call it the bunk room. Three twin beds, a queen bed, and sofa bed

              • Upstairs bedroom with two queen beds...trees so beautiful up here!

                Upstairs bedroom with two queen beds...trees so beautiful up here!

              • Vivian on a walk around Pinecrest Lake..5 miles, go early when it is cooler.

                Vivian on a walk around Pinecrest Lake..5 miles, go early when it is cooler.

              • Peaceful cabin with foosball and ping-pong.

                Peaceful cabin with foosball and ping-pong.

              • Sledding at our cabin..look our Naomi!

                Sledding at our cabin..look our Naomi!

              • Dodge Ridge Ski Resort now with a T-bar...only 6 miles from cabin.

                Dodge Ridge Ski Resort now with a T-bar...only 6 miles from cabin.

              • Main-level Bedroom with Queen-size bed.....serene setting!

                Main-level Bedroom with Queen-size bed.....serene setting!

              • Other end of bunk-room bedroom.

                Other end of bunk-room bedroom.

              • Pinecrest Lake in the summer.  Rent a boat, bring your lunch, take a hike.

                Pinecrest Lake in the summer. Rent a boat, bring your lunch, take a hike.

              • Our Weber BBQ.

                Our Weber BBQ.

              • The walk from the car to the deck, viewed from the kitchen window... not bad.

                The walk from the car to the deck, viewed from the kitchen window... not bad.

              • Backyard from living room window.

                Backyard from living room window.

              • Building an igloo on the deck.  We have the form to do...feel free to try it!!

                Building an igloo on the deck. We have the form to do...feel free to try it!!

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              This listing was first published here in 2004.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

              $200 - $225 per night (USD)
              2

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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