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The Lodge near Pinecrest and Dodge Ridge

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 in beds)

COZY UP TO THE FIREPLACE WITH MORNING COFFEE or with an Irish Coffee after a long fun filled day.


But if you must check in we do have internet access.

A large kitchen, fully equiped down to the napkins and a even larger diningroom for family gatherings. The living room surrounds the fireplace and a game table sits under the big picture windows. It'a 2100sq ft of forest views.


A lot of thought went into the lay out of the upstairs, it's open and airy but really warm and inviting and because the livingroom is upstairs you feel like you are in the trees. Located downstairs are 4 ample sized bedrooms and two full baths. The bedrooms are naturally cooler downstairs and better for sleeping.

But it's the peace and quiet that sets this area of the Sierra Mountains apart. If you have never been to Pinecrest you need to come. 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' was filmed near by in Kennedy Meadows. In fact, as a little boy my father gave the starring actress, Ingrid Bergman, a ride around the lake in his boat. She paid him a whole quarter and he was thrilled.

Those who have stayed at the cabin tell us their kids and grandkids ask them 'when are we going to our cabin in the trees again?'.

We want you to relax, rest and enjoy the quiet but for those of you who are more adventurous, hiking, boating, fishing (they stock the lake w/ fish for you to catch) sailing and sunbathing are all near by at Pinecrest Lake during the summer. Kennedy Meadows offers horseback riding and fine rib dinner. Twain Hart Golf Course is just 15 minutes down the hill and in the winter Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is just 15 minutes up the hill. Go sledding at Leland Meadows, cross country skiing at Dodge Ridge and ice skating in Long Barn, all are close by. You can also just enjoy watching it snow outside from the comfort of the cabin but make sure you build at least one snowman before you leave and just outside off the terrace is the perfect slope for sledding.

At the end of the day you will be in front of the fireplace before you know it. The 4 bedrooms w/ luxurious down comforters and soft sheets and pillows offer you a restful sleep. We hope your stay is memorable.

Check in time is 3:00P.M. and check out time is no later than 11:00A.M. Damage deposit of $300 required.

Noise: This is a peaceful, quiet residential neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors. This is not a 'Party House'. If our neighbors are disrupted you will be asked to leave.

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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Rochelle

Tom and I (Rochelle) grew up camping at Pinecrest Lake as kids. Camping with family and friends at Pinecrest Lake was our most favorite vacation. We would swim and hike all day long and at night we took flashlights and popcorn and went to the movies under the stars showing at the lake. Later when we were supposed to be asleep we would play tricks on our sisters making noises like a bear outside of their tents. It was all great fun. In 1999 we had the opportunity to purchase what looks very much like a Lodge. We jumped at the chance and have since enjoyed many family weekends at the cabin.

Rochelle purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Rochelle chose Cold Springs

When you have as many childhood memories as our children do at Pinecrest Lake there is no other place we want to be. About 1/2 hour into the drive up the hill we can feel life's busy (ness) fall away and we start to decompress. Everyone sleeps a little later and spends more time just talking over a cup of coffee. Now that our children are grown it's the perfect place to unwind and spend time with them in a familiar place.

What makes this cabin unique

We love to start the day with morning coffee on the deck and plan the day. We are a very active family so we generally head out and spend the day hiking, boating or fishing. The idea of reading on the terrace would be great but we always think we might be missing out on something fun. We end the day with wine and dinner on the terrace watching for shooting stars or head over to Mia's for an amazing Italian meal. Back at the cabin it's nice to have 4 private bedrooms. We generally put all the little kids in one room. They are still trying to scare their sisters with bear noises.


Cold Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , (1) Twin bunk bed and (1) twin over full bunkbed
  • Bedroom #1 Queen sized bed with a new mattress. Bedroom #2 Double Bed and a Twin Bedroom #3 Queen sized bed with a new mattress. Bedroom #4 (1) Twin bunk bed plus Twin over full bunk bed. Baby (1) Small Pak n Play also avaliable.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
In the kitchen we supply the napkins and paper towels. In the bath we supply the TP and a blow dryer if you forgot yours. Just a few things so you don't have to bring everything but the kitchen sink.


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The Lodge near Pinecrest and Dodge Ridge
average rating of 4.915254 based on 59 reviews

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We went up for the thanksgiving holiday. Grandparents, kid, grandkids, in total 6 adults and 3 kids. The kitchen is big and has a wonderfully large table. The out door deck and patio area are a wonderful plus, both equipt with tables and chairs. The bedrooms slept us all comfortably. We also used the provided pack n play, high chair, and baby gate for the top of the stairs.

Overall it was a success and we hope to be back once there is snow.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family place. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Here for my son's wedding at nearby Camp Blue and not wanting to camp, I rented the Vermeulen's cabin for four nights for myself and some family members. It turned out to be an excellent choice. The place is spacious, comfy, clean, and very well appointed with four bedrooms with good beds and high-quality linens, that sleep up to 12 (including the pak and play for our 16 month old granddaughter). The cabin has everything you need for a great stay including a well-equipped large kitchen with even a gas range top which I prefer. Other amenities we enjoyed include a large dining table, air conditioning (much needed over Labor Day weekend), a full size washer and dryer, barbecue grill, outside decks and sitting areas, and internet connectivity. A bathroom on the main (upper floor) would have been handy, but we were fine with the two downstairs. The setting is tranquil and scenic. All in all a perfect place to stay if you are visiting the Pinecrest area, and reasonably priced too. Thank you so much, Rochelle!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Perfect place for our family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was a perfect place for our family of 4 adults and 2 children. There were plenty of beds and plenty of places to sit and lounge inside as well as on the patios. The kitchen was well stocked and had more than enough dishes and utensils for our family of 7. The cookware and appliances (especially the gas stove!) were new and we appreciated having a gas grill outside for barbequing. It was peaceful and quiet and also centrally located so we could get to the Lake and fishing streams within minutes. Thank you, Rochelle! We are already planning a trip for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soquei. CA

Excellent this is our favorite rental in Pinecrest.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion at the cabin. It is very well-equipped and is always immaculate when we arrive. We love the setting and it is very comfortable. I highly recommend it. Perfect for family get together's.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, CA

Great mountain cabin

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice and well stocked cabin near Pinecrest Lake. Our family of 6 adults and 3 kids enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor spaces. The cabin is very clean and comfortable. The only downside was any activity upstairs was creaky and loud downstairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay at the cabin !

  • 5 of 5

Cabin amenities are fantastic , great area, comfortable and beautiful inside and out . Great dining areas and kitchen. So peaceful yet very close to attractions like Pinecrest, even Black Oak.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Pinecrest Lake


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Clean cabin/wash sheets $175
Tax Rate 10.0%

All major Holidays require a 3 night minimum except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years which require a 4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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