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Winter Way Cabin with Hot Tub in Pinecrest

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Private vacation cabin near Pinecrest Lake and Dodge Ridge Ski Area, in the central California Sierras. If you are looking for a home away from home in a peaceful forest setting, here it is. This vacation rental is owned and personally operated by former Pinecrest resort owners, in the lodging business for over 10 years. Our Winter Way cabin in Strawberry is set in a peaceful forest surrounded by trees, hiking trails, the S. Fork Stanislaus river and Strawberry meadow, with a cabin neighbor on only one side. Sit and relax on the large deck overlooking the river, walk down and throw a line in the river for a morning of fishing, or just sit and soak in the Hot Tub.

Top things to do in Pinecrest: : * Pinecrest Lake swimming, fishing, boating * Dodge Ridge Ski Area * Fishing * Horseback Riding * Hiking

Top things to do on a budget:: * Pinecrest Lake swimming, fishing * Fishing * Hiking * Biking * Scenic Drives

Top things to do with a family:: * Pinecrest Lake swimming, fishing, boating * Dodge Ridge Ski Area * Fishing * Horseback Riding * Hiking

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Strawberry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Hallway/Loft Area - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fully-equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher, cable TV with DVD and VHS, wood-burning stove, central heat, all linens provided (including extra blankets and pillows), outdoor Hot Tub, pet friendly. Cabin sleeps up to 8 people in 3+ bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with Queen Bed in each, 1 bedroom with Double Bed, upstairs hallway/loft area with Bunk Bed (2 Twins). There are 2 full bathrooms with large showers but no bathtubs (8 sets of towels provided for use at cabins only -- not to be taken to river or lake).


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Winter Way Cabin with Hot Tub in Pinecrest
average rating of 4.7 based on 103 reviews

Another Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home from another great stay at the Winter Way Cabin. As always, it was clean, had all the amenities, and was nice and quiet. We primarily visit Pinecrest to fish so it's nice to be able to cook and take a hot shower everyday. We've been staying at the Winter Way cabin for a few years now and we've always had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, and so happy that you had another great stay and have made Winter Way a home-away-from-home! "See" you next year!
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Not much snow this year, but a great cabin with great owners. Love this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our snowless ski trip!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us rent your adorable cabin!! It was perfect for our Christmas ski trip! Even though there was no snow to ski or even sled on, we had a great time! The cabin was cozy and well kept, and I wish my kitchen was equipped with all the amenities the cabin does! The kids loved the hot tub, and the neighborhood to hike around and play laser tag! The way the cabin is laid out was perfect for our family and friends! It felt very much like being in a friend's home! We went Ice skating a couple of times in Long Barn, and just enjoyed hanging out and playing games and relaxing in the wonderful atmosphere! thank you again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the cabin and had a good time! Thank you very much for writing a detailed review to let others know about your experience. Most guests are faced with possibly coming to find no expected snow, so it is very helpful for them that you have provided ideas for other ways to have an enjoyable time. Thanks again!
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Great Cabin! Quiet, Beautiful, Central Heat, Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful kitchen, the Hot Tub was wonderful. Really loved just sitting on the deck reading and enjoying the peace and quiet. Central Heat in a cabin can often be a rare thing and that made the stay very relaxing and comfortable. Would love to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we'd love to have you! Thanks for your review!
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Another great stay at the Winter way Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is great and close to Dodge Ridge. We were not very lucky and there was no snow when we got up there. The snow park a few miles away and hiking around the neighborhood and around the Pinecrest lake were a good compromise to skiing.

The cabin is comfortable and located in a very quiet neighborhood! The hot tub look a bit old but still does its job :).

Our hosts were as usual very nice and responsive!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your stay and taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear that you still enjoyed our area without the snow you hoped would come.
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to the mountains and to Leland High Sierra snow play area. Cabin was clean, warm, roomy, has well stocked kitchen and a huge property that leads down to river and a hiking trail along the river. Minor point—bath towels were a little thin and worn and a couple of the extra blankets had holes. These are minor quibbles.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our cabin and location. Normally sledding is possible immediately behind the cabin, but we have been unfortunately short on snow this season. There is some on the horizon, however! I just bought new blankets fort the beds and these were in place for your stay, so I am guessing the spare blankets are the ones to which you refer. Yes, some of these have burn holes, either from being outside near campfires, to close to the wood stove when door opened, or possibly form someone smoking who shouldn't be. I'm shopping for towels again, as you noticed that we are in need, and which is always a struggle to find affordable towels that hold up to the heavy use at the cabin (hopefully a dark color that doesn't show dirt and the makeup stains). Take Care!
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the cabin so much we would like to live here!
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 108
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Area

Two Miles from Pinecrest Lake, six Miles from Dodge Ridge Ski Area. The area abounds in outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ATV enjoyment or simple scenic touring. Day trips can include cavern tours, a visit to historic Columbia, antiquing, a drive over Sonora pass to Bodie ghost town, wine tasting in Sonora or Murphys, or fun and games at Black Oak Casino.

Other Activities: Boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. Taxes subject to change at any time. Reservation bookings through HomeAway, VRBO or are preferred, but please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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