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New and Beautiful Lodge theme decor with comfortable Log Furniture

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

You will find our vacation rental cabin, in a established community of homes, our lot is secluded with trees from other homes. We have a gate that will give you added security, for your vehicles, snowmobiles,sm trailer etc. Easy access to Hwy 4, and lots of parking for multi cars, or trailer with boat or canoes.

This vacation rental home in Gold Country & High Sierra, Arnold/Hathaway Pines is has a short drive way to house and parking area. Not steep, easy loading and unloading, and only 2 steps to porch and main level.

Our vacation rental home has many area attractions:

Rafting-Every Spring, May to July, twenty eight miles of this state designated 'Wild & Scenic River' are suitable for rafting and kayaking.

Located in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range- The High Sierra is best known for it's majestic peaks, world-class Bear Valley ski resort and giant sequoias. A premier year-round destination, the area is also home to old western towns, alpine lakes, cultural festivals, and outdoor adventures.

We are near Alpine County has numerous trails and roads located on public lands open to OHV use. Popular areas include the

So much to see in this beautiful place with big trees. Big Trees National Park, just 6 miles up,

Mercer, and Moening Caverns to explore with the kids. Columbia State Gold miners town, just 20 miles down from our place. Stagecoach rides are a must when you visit the town.

Zip line anyone! just on the road back from Columbia State Park. That why we love the area. So much to enjoy and see and SO CLOSE.



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Rick and Lois Carlson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Rick and Lois Carlson

Hello We are Rick and Lois Carlson. We are happy to share our new and beautiful house/cabin/retreat center with you. We have been busy working for many weeks, furnishing and decorating our vacation home. My husband and I own a electrical business, and I worked as a nurse for many years, and raised our 3 sons. Now we are at pre-retirement age and so enjoy take a quick drive and up to the cabin. We love the mountains, and my husband and sons enjoy fishing and hunting. We tent camped most of our lives, so this cabin the 'Gold Country' is so exciting for us. We plan to make wonderful long lasting memories with our Children and their families

Rick and Lois Carlson purchased this house in 2009

Why Rick and Lois Carlson chose Hathaway Pines

We love the area, and what it has to offer. You feel you are close to no one, at the cabin, but convenience of going out for a local events, exploring from hiking to kayaking, or shopping Murphys or Arnold. I still amazing how many different events, sites to see, shopping a cute shops and all the Hwy 4, minutes, and several miles to get to.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin just 5 miles up the Hwy 4 from Murphys (Iron Stone winery). Just 30 minutes to BEAR VALLEY SKI RESORT, 15 miles to CAMP CONNELL SLEDDING HILL. Every season brings new and different areas to explore. The 5 caverns are amazing, and are close to close by. Our cabin we have just furnished with log furniture, new comfortable, recliners and couches around a large plasma tv.

Our Gourmet kitchen has granite corner tops, stainless steel appliances, and every thing from a family fest to quiet breakfast of homemade waffles, and coffee. You are welcome to use the cupboard of spices, and staples. Condiments, are in the refrigerator, (one less thing to buy). The living area has a large oak explainable table, with 6 chairs, and 2 6 ft folding tables together in area next to sitting area for scrapping, extra dining, or removed for area play area for children. The older children will love the foosball, air hockey, and ping pong tables in the garage with a propane stand up heater to give them hours of enjoyment. We have a large L shaped work bench for husband who want to bring THEIR hobbies to work on. You will find in each room a TV some with DVD, VHS (tape Library) for your enjoyment.

For some of you that are looking for a cabin, that has easy access. Our home has a solid slight sloped walkway to front porch with just 2 steps. The main level has living room,dining,kitchen,and a master(king) bedroom with and bathroom.

Best of everything for you to enjoy with your friends and family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you,so much for helping make our Dream Cabin, possible for friends, family, and all of our retreater, and vacation rental FRIENDS. FEEL FREE TO PUT YOUR EXPERIENCES ABOUT YOUR STAY, COMMENTS THAT OTHERS CAN



Rick and Lois Carlson
Nov 2009
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Hathaway Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat screen DVD player, Snow load Aspen log furniture
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pine cone room, with Hickory log furniture and plasma TV/dvd
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , fishing room, Full size bed, and bunk, plus single TV DVD
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft at top of stairs, has full size futon/ thick mattress
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New comfy spring futon, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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New and Beautiful Lodge theme decor with comfortable Log Furniture
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

New, Lodge themed decor, Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Our Quilting group of 6 ladies spent 4 days stitch way. Lots of room on the large table and dining table. We had a glorious modern kitchen with upgrades. Coffee and condiments.

for the guests. Crock-pot, blender. and we liked the waffle iron.

Loved the house set back from neighbors and large parking area for turn round on property.

Thank The quilters from Stockton

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello I'm so happy that you enjoyed yourself, at our "vacation Hideaway" It is a wonderful home to share with family and take your friends for a get-a--way. We like to stock our kitchen for it to feel just like home. Everything you need to complete quick meals. We would love to have you stay again whenever you planning on coming up our way. Holidays contact us 7 months ahead to assure your desired dates. Sincerely Rick and Lois Carlson (209)369-8031
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Amazing Cabin, Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My group used this cabin back in May 2015. Rick and Lois were so kind and easy to work with; we communicated by both phone and email. Their instructions were easy to follow and once we were in the cabin, we were so pleased with how clean, beautiful, and well-stocked it was. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the different spaces (kitchen, living room, and garage/play room). The beds were very comfy! I grew up visiting in the area, so we went to the Columbia Historical Park and the Redwood trees. Everything was great and I can't wait to go back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and charming house with great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great time at this wonderful house. The pictures don't do it justice! The kitchen is updated, and the rooms are decorated in a rustic style throughout. Our kids called it "The best house they've ever stayed in." The bunk beds and game-room-garage were their favorites. The high-ceiling living room with gas stove, and spacious kitchen were mine :).

The location is perfect. We were right below the snow line, but it was an easy drive to the snow parks and a great day of sledding. The house is only a couple minutes from the highway, but feels like it is secluded.

We are looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Weekend to Get Away from it All

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this lovely lodge. From start to finish, everything was handled professionally.

Location couldn't be more convenient as it was only a 5 minute drive to snow. Being under the snow line made it easily accessible without dealing with chains and slow traffic. This location beats Tahoe in my book! Only 2 hour drive from East Bay Area vs. the 5+ hours we encounter coming home on a Sunday.

The lodge itself is clean, tastefully decorated with every convenience you need. The gas stove fireplace kept us cozy. Kitchen is stocked, the game room was a hit with the kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing White Christmas for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to the cabin on Christmas Eve, and since we are originally from Florida my kids have never seen an actual snow fall. When we arrived, the snow was falling and there was 2-3 feet of snow on the ground. We didn’t even unpack our things and immediately started playing and sledding in the snow right in the back yard! Once we did get into the cabin we were pleasantly surprised at how welcoming and clean everything was. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us and all the extra blankets and pillows we needed. The fireplace was used the whole time and was the best part of the cabin.

Everything that was listed and described in the ad was very accurate and the pictures do not really do it justice. The cabin was clean, roomy and had all the dishes and cooking utensils you would need. We did use the standup heater in the garage and played a fun family game of ping pong. The cabin driveway was a bit steep and we needed to be very careful once the ice started forming, but it was cleared and plowed twice during our stay which made and driving much easier.

We had a very enjoyable time for Christmas, got to visit Big Trees National Park and also borrowed the sleds and found a fun spot off the highway to sled. The kids also made a few sled paths of their own right in the back yard and spent hours outside sledding. I would definitely recommend this cabin to all my family and friends and truly enjoyed visiting the nearby towns of Avery and Arnold, they were quaint and had all the shopping and restaurants you could ask for. We had an amazing time and have a lot of new memories and photos to remember for a long time. Thank you Lois and Rick.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A super clean and well-stocked cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived back from our trip to this cabin, so here's a brief review:

It was super clean and well maintained. The owners obviously are careful and detail oriented people.

It had everything we needed. They provided towels, linens, and even hair dryers and curling iron and straightener! I literally never thought of anything they hadn't provided!

It is a cozy and comfortable cabin. The potbelly stove makes the family room a nice place to be. All the beds and furniture and items are quality and comfy.

There were different stations for people to hang out: family room TV area (a nice new flat screen), adjacent to that was a large craft table area, around the corner was the dining room and kitchen, upstairs was a smallish loft that kids could hang out in, the detached garage had a full sized ping pong table and two small air hockey tables. There was also a small foosball game.

The area is beautiful. The big windows allow you to enjoy the scenery. We even saw a deer walk by! It does back up to the highway, but it really didn't affect our stay. You can't really see it well from the house and I don't remember hearing any noise from the inside and it wasn't a distraction when outdoors.

Some things to consider:

We had 8 people (all teens and adults) and it was just right. I think 9 would be snug unless there are smaller children who can share the futon or the larger bunk bed.

They have several movies there -- lots of Disney and a few more adult movies such as Terminal or Love and War. If you want to watch movies there and you've seen a lot of common movies, consider supplementing with some of your own or renting some.

I would definitely recommend this cabin and would consider renting it again. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Emily for your delightful review. We had so much time finding lodge décor and comfortable items for the cabin. We want our guest to feel at home, hair dryer to waffle maker. I have a container in closet for those who need bandage or forgot their toothbrush. Glad your stay was the memorable and hope you will be with us again. Sincerely Rick and Lois Carlson
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
smf sacramento, co
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
4 miles up to Arnold , Murphys down 6 miles
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Due to a allergy free environment, please no pets, or smoking. The house has 3 bedrooms, the VRBO states 4 bedroom because of full size futon in loft area. There is sofa sleeper, and lots of space for air beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.