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Fabulous 2-Family Mountain Vacation Home Near Shaver Lake

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12) - 5 minutes to lake, 25 min to skiing

Please do review the video guided tour -- Spacious, warm, quiet, elegant 3,000 sq ft Mountain Vacation Home with hewn Cedar log siding and stone fireplace, Gazebo Spa, Game area with pingpong and slate billiards table - perfect for families of 12 guests. An ADA wheel chair ramp in Garage makes it a snap to bring food/luggage to the main floor. Strict about guest count and total occupants.

The home is Fully equipped with incredible kitchen, gas range, convection oven, queen or king hand made log beds Fireplace with Heatolater, large spa, wifi, wrap around decks, 2 huge driveways, 2 door garage, and an easy walk to town. Linen, towels included. Perfect High Sierra Mountain experience -- relaxing, adventures, or exercise all 4 seasons of the year. Nearby restaurants, electric boat rentals, all-season vehicle rentals, horseback riding give everyone in your family lots of choices. In the winter you can do serious sledding on the hill behind our cabin or steep hill 5 minutes away. When its not snowy you can walk or bike the cabin roads to a secluded and pristine part of Shaver Lake - completely surrounded by tall evergreens.

This log and stone Mountain Lodge features beautiful hard wood floors, durable and soft leather furniture, picture windows, sparse elegance, and panoramic view of cedar trees. Drive to the main floor. Store your gear in the garage or entry way for quick access. Big screen HDTV with terrific Satellite service, and local telephone access. We do have a security camera at each entrance. No viewing of cameras is done during guest stay. We find that the camera discourages people from being tempted to intrude when no one is present, nor take guest belongings including trailered boats after hours.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Jim Clark
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, some German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Jim Clark

I'm a retired college prof and my wife has couple more years to go. We have 4 kids. Our younger son helps manage this rental. Our family loves being in the mountains with tress and alpine lakes - and experiencing it with family. Shaver is the best. This sparsely elegant vacation home with hewn cedar log siding, and wide-cut hardwood floors allows guests to totally relax in an expansive mountain home where you instantly relax.. At 5,000 feet, you will enjoy be nestled among giant cedar trees, watching snowfall or basking on the expansive deck. Interestingly, the separate 2 upstairs wings allow you get-away time to read or sleep!. Shaver Lake is a pristine alpine waterway that's not a jet boat haven. But totally fun for tubing, swimming, paddling, or fishing. China Peak is 30 minutes away, with 2,000 feet of vertical rise for skiing. Town is 1/2 mile walk, and fun to snow shoe. Good Deli Sandwiches, beer, and espresso shops. You will be shocked by the quality of our large HDTV screen w Satellite service.

Our home and the community give you special benefits of a group vacation at Mammoth or Tahoe, at a fraction of the cost for family lodging, summertime water amenities, or wintertime snow sports. Sledding is great right on the back side of our property!

Shaver is a warm, laid-back community, not unlike our childhood towns. But the incredibly diverse high elevation terrain at Shaver allows you and your kids to experience snow skiing only minutes away, or trek get into fresh snow with cross country skis, snow shoes, or vehicles. You can also freely water ski,, tack hard in a dinghy sailboat, paddle a kayak in a secluded waterway, spot deer on a hiking trail, sip wine on an electric party boat, or push back from a scrumptious dinner at a a community restaurant. You too will love Shaver Lake. Welcome from our family to yours.

Jim Clark purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Jim Clark chose Shaver Lake

2 entrances [one with 16' wheel chair ramp] and the other with heat mats for easy stair climb during winter snow. Diversity, and Affordability. Within a few hours of San Francisco or Los Angeles, your family and friends can enjoy affordable all-season recreational amenities in a pristine alpine setting, Shaver Lake. Maybe the best kept mountain secret in California. This luxurious mountain lodge is spacious, rustic, fully-equipped, Wi-Fi connected, and perfect for one family or two. We wanted to be able to bring our kid's friends with us on a vacation adventure and have found Shaver to be the perfect spot - fun, safe, adventurous, and relaxing.

What makes this cabin unique

What makes Shaver Lake and this cabin unique is that it has all the important amenities of Tahoe or Mammoth, but priced affordably for thrifty family budgets. At this spacious vacation home you can completely relax in fine comfort when indoors and experience high adventure outdoors: sledding on this property, or nearby hiking, biking, snow skiing, water skiing, sailing, sculling, fishing, ATV.

If you have a maximum of 8 guests in your party, the rental prices are discounted 20% and one of the upstairs wings will be closed. You will still enjoy all of our amenities.


Shaver Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • at all times, no: smoking, pets, excess guests or visitors, left messes, furnace, lights up when away, doors unlocked, left waste beyond bin limit
  • Please read Guest Manual
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 tub/showers, 1 walk-in, large counter spaces, 2 sinks, not ADA approved
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Hand made beds with terrific mattresses and bedding, Leather couches are comfortable for napping. When 8 or fewer guests the rental is discounted 20%, and the south wing is closed, reducing 6 bedrooms to four, and two bathrooms.
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Security system for all entrances. Large HD flat screen with terrific satellite service


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(40 traveler reviews)

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Fabulous 2-Family Mountain Vacation Home Near Shaver Lake
average rating of 4.575 based on 40 reviews

Great Family Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and well thought out for our multiple family Thanksgiving gathering. There was plenty of space for group meal prep, dining, playing games and just being together. The kitchen and bathroom updates added to our comfort. It's close to the lake marinas, the town, restaurants and shops as well as walking in the immediate neighborhood. We loved staying here and will definitely return. Thanks, Mr. Clark, for being so helpful and so thorough as we planned our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a sincere pleasure having you stay at our home. Jim
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December 2017 Family 4 day stay

  • 2 of 5

on a scale from 1 to 5 we would rate it a as 2 and choose not to stay there again

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Usually information helps. We have no idea RE the basis for such a low rating: - no snow when staying over for Christmas? - water main was off when they arrived - turned on immediately? - said they could not arrive 4 hours early because prev guests were leaving? - have incredibly good FS tv reception but do not allow resetting tv for DVR? - ask guests to bring own paper products? If not intending to provide useful information for us to improve our home, at a minimum they could provide a basis for future prospective guests to decide
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Wonderful cabin to stay in

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 had a great time at the cabin. The layout of the home is perfect for our family. Lots of room for people to play games and relax. I especially loved the hot tub. Mr. Clark was quick to respond to any questions and was very attentive to us during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresno, CA

The cabin is beautiful and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate cabin with plenty of room for the whole family! The location is perfect, and the views are beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home away from home for all. The younger kids and the older ones loved the house and all the fun amenities. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly when we had questions. This house made our vacation very special. Thank you Jim !

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time, big house and very clean! Owner was quick to respond with any questions we had!

  • 4 of 5

Property was nice and everything worked, had to buy gas for BBQ and supplies for house(paper towels, toilet paper) that we wernt expecting, but it was in the information given to us prior to our arrival, we just had read through the manual. We enjoyed our stay overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Flat Top Mountain
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
China Peak
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Shaver Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
China Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Giant Sequoia Trees at Nelder Grover
Nearest Point of Interest
Swim, launch or rent power boat at Shaver Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Dine, Shop, Relax in the town of Shaver
Nearest Point of Interest
Walk to Lake on Cabin Backroads
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Water Slide or Rock Diving at Dinkey Creek
Car: necessary

Great sledding on the property, modest priced water/snow skiing nearby, golf, stand up paddle boarding, rowing [sculling], snowshoes, x-country skiing, sledding on-site, ATV


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

sheets and towels $100
Spa $30
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200

For groups of 8 guests, the rates are 20% cheaper, as one upstairs wing of the home is closed, providing 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms instead of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

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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