2016 sq. ft. cabin decorated with lots of moose and bears decor for a rustic look. Pool table and shuffle board are great entertainment, in addition to a 7.1 surround sound system for watching movies. The cabin has wireless internet. A Weber propane gas BBQ is provided for outdoor cooking. There is a large front deck with chairs and tables for outdoor relaxation. There is a VOIP phone so you can call unlimited minutes anywhere in the country. We provide all the sheets, towels, pots, pans, washer/dryer and every other amenity you are used to at home - just bring your suitcase and toiletries, and we'll take care of the rest. We even provide near daily dear sightings - right out the window! Maximum number of people is 8.
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Close To The Main Marina
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 18, 2019
I bought this cabin in 1999, and it was a little bit of a fixer upper at the time. Since then, it has been a labor of love to re-do the bathrooms, kitchen, windows, deck and decorate my place to feel very much like what I envision a lodge to look like - it even has a set of real moose antlers brought to me by a friend from Alaska. Each bedroom has it's own unique theme. I am a Canadian and this place is my way of feeling like I'm back home. I work in Silicon Valley and live in the bay area, and this is my families get away place. I plan to retire in this home down the road. It has been a wonderful place to create memories for my kids and my family. I truly believe Pine Mountain Lake is the best kept secret in the Sierras.
Doug purchased this Cabin in 1999
Why Doug chose Groveland
Years ago I used to organize a guys fishing trip and we traveled through Groveland each time on the way to the lake. At first I didn't even know PML was here, but I took a house building class,and the instructor talked about building a home here. Then I got interested. I wanted a place that was close enough to the bay area that I could drive up to on a Friday night after work, and had lots of things to do since my kids were young then - PML fit the bill and I started looking. I looked at many homes, but the second I entered this cabin, I turned to the realtor and said 'this is the one'. It had green shag carpeting and a harvest yellow kitchen, but it had great bones and all those things have now been replaced.
What makes this Cabin unique
The main living area of the home has wooden paneling and large exposed beams with wooden tongue in groove ceilings throughout. It is a relatively large cabin (2100 ft.) yet has a warm and cozy feel with the floor to ceiling rock fireplace. As you look around you will notice new details every day. Many of the decorations have a story behind them.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We were two families with a total of 8 people and the cabin was perfect with lots of space for everyone. Kitchen has all and more than you need, all the rooms have their own fun decor and personality. Wonderful location with deer visiting every morning an evening, Pine Mountain Lake for a swim and Groveland, with the Mar Val grocery market and the Iron Door Saloon, near by. Doug the owner is very responsive and accommodation. We had a wonderful stay!
Fantastic mountain lodge cabin!
We loved our stay at this cabin! It had everything we needed and even more with the pool table and shuffleboard table. We had some great family "pool tournaments" after spending the day in Yosemite. Our main reason for staying here was to visit Yosemite. You can spend just about the same amount of money to be 12 miles closer, but all you get is a hotel room. Staying here was really the best of both worlds. The lake is a short 5 min walk away and was quite refreshing after spending the day hiking. We also spent some time at the pool which is a short drive away. We're already looking at coming back next year. I would definitely recommend this cabin!
Mountain Cabin Review
We had a marvelous time in your cabin. I wish I could have stayed longer. Everything was as expected and clean. It was a nice base for our adventures in Yosemite.
Thank you for opening up your home to me and my guest.
Wonderful cabin right by the lake!
We (3 couples) had a great time at Doug's cabin! It's in a very convenient location, just a few minutes walk from the lake. The interior is comfortable and cozy with some fun amenities (pool table, shuffleboard). Doug was easy to communicate with and provided lots of recommendations for what to do in the area before we arrived. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Pine Mountain Lake
The property was well advertised, with many activities available people of all interests. Doug was very quick getting back to me when I had questions. This is a great area if you want to visit Yosemite or there are even 2 hikes before Yosemite (Carlon Falls and Rainbow Pool) that are great for the whole family.
Great home in PML!
We loved our stay at Doug's cabin. Great location to the lake, shopping and hiking. The cabin had almost everything we needed. Doug the owner was great at communicating with us. Kiddos loved the game room for evening fun. We will definitely be going back! Thanks Doug!
Pine Mountain Lake is a wonderful gated community in the Sierra foothills. There are numerous amenities including a golf course, lake, small airport, equestrian center, tennis courts, all close to Yosemite. The main marina is only a five minute walk from the cabin, and it has a beach, volleyball, small sail boat rentals, brand new beach side restaurant and picnic tables - tons to do! The town of Groveland is a small charming town with great shops and places to eat, and the famous Iron Door Saloon where you can try your luck at putting a dollar bill on the ceiling-ask the bartender. Live music and dancing Saturday nights! The country club restaurant has great food and a bar with a wonderful view overlooking the golf course and wooded mountains. Sunday brunch on the patio is a favorite.
There is a grocery store at the corner of highway 120 and Ferretti Road - it is smaller that the city versions, but has everything.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The front gate charges a weekly entrance fee of $30 per vehicle. I strongly prefer a check - I am charged a 3% credit card fee which I do not charge for, but for foreign credit cards they charge me a 6% transaction fee and another 3% again when I return the deposit, so I charge an extra $10 per day if this method is used. Cancellation-All money paid will be refunded, if written notice given 21+ days in advance of arrival date. For less than 21 days before arrival, money will be fully refunded if the home is rented again to cover the period of your reserved dates. If a partial rental time is all that can be filled, then a prorated amount of the rent only will be retained.