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'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mi-Wuk Village cabin description

Please click on "Travelers' Reviews" button at the top of this page to see my guests' unedited comments on their stay.

Our remarkable Mi-Wuk Village "cabin" (as it's called, though it has 1600 square feet) is 15 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108 in the heart of the Western Sierra Nevada at 4400 foot elevation. Two large bedrooms, plus sprawling downstairs. Visitors complain they have trouble leaving the deck, since the cabin directly borders and dramatically overlooks the Stanislaus National Forest--our 'backyard'.

We've had hundreds of visitors over the past ten years and five guest books full of their joys and discoveries. Please see the Comments Section of this VRBO site. The house is very warm, friendly, well-equipped, quirkily aesthetic and clean, but please know that our family and guests use it extensively, so don't expect a pristine showplace home.

The cabin is equipped with outdoors hot tub,wireless broadband, fireplace, washer and dryer, DVD/VCR (no TV reception!), full kitchen, piano, pingpong table, dartboard, foosball table, a jillion books, guidebooks galore, and lots of kids' and nature art. The house is technically on 2/3 acre but is actually on many thousands of acres since it is perched on a hill bordering and overlooking the national forest. There are unobtrusive neighbors on adjoining side lots but the backyard vista is completely natural... and accessible. There is a wonderful feeling of privacy and solitude. Deer, birds and even, once, a bear have been spotted in our yard!

A 90 minute hike (of some steepness) takes you to a gorgeous nook of the North Fork of the Tuolumne River. Many other mountain treats are available within short car ride. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (and cross-country trails) and Leland Snowplay (sledding) are 13 and 16 miles respectively up the road, with other sledding closer still. The Sierra in summertime offers wonderful fishing, hiking, lake (or pool) swimming, river rafting, bicycling etc. Yosemite is a scenic 90 minute drive from the cabin. There are local tennis and golf facilities easily available too.

Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Our kids spent a lot of their younger years at the cabin and their videos, games, and books remain, plus Foosball, dartboard, and ping-pong....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • spinet piano

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                large library of kid friendly videos...moreless

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

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    guests have complained about inability to leave the deck and carry out their previous plans......moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        The Stanislaus National Forest *is* the backyard. We are perched on a hillside above it. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hunting
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Skiing
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Restaurants
                      • Tennis
                      • Rafting
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 68 traveler reviews
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                      Rates for up to 4 guests, *including* 10% Tuolumne County Occupancy Tax,
                      are $145 a night for Monday-Thursday and $180 a night for
                      Friday-Sunday and for Holidays. For each guest beyond four, please add $8 per
                      person per night. 
                      Cleaning is $100 additional, but a self-cleaning option is offered.
                      A discount of 10% is offered for stays of 6 nights or longer.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
                      Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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                      Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About the owner: I am a nonprofit administrator (TechSoup Global) and my wife is a filmmaker, artist and writer. We live in SF and enjoy the cabin as often as we can. Our favorite activity is hiking the many trails and watching the dogs run free.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mi-Wuk Village:
                      In my younger days I backpacked extensively throughout the Sierra and, once married and with spawn, we started renting cabins. We did it so often, we decided it made more sense to try to own one, with the idea of creating our idea of a comfortable, homey and a little quirky place to escape to. We started renting to friends, asking them to take care of it as if it were their own. They did, and made it better, and the idea of creating a high value, share-able retreat where guests were trusted to be responsible, gathered steam.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: English
                       

                      Photos

                      • sweet cabin

                        sweet cabin

                      • Snowhouse

                        Snowhouse

                      • Sunset from deck

                        Sunset from deck

                      • Foosball and Piano combo

                        Foosball and Piano combo

                      • master bedromm

                        master bedromm

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • deck trees and picnic table

                        deck trees and picnic table

                      • Woodsy Cabin

                        Woodsy Cabin

                      • Hot tub under the stars (photo doesn't do justice to view!)

                        Hot tub under the stars (photo doesn't do justice to view!)

                      • View from deck of national forest

                        View from deck of national forest

                      • kitchen

                        kitchen

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • kids' room

                        kids' room

                      VRBO #66633

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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