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Luxurious mountain home ~ Family Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in the Sierra Foothills, 5,500 feet up, between Arnold and Bear Valley Ski Resort. Only 5 minutes from Big Tree's State Park! This highly appointed cabin raises the bar among other local rental listings. It's reserved for those with the most discriminating taste and appreciation. An added bonus is our generous and conscientious caretaker, who will give you peace of mind in knowing that you'll be well taken care of.

This is a three story cabin. The street level consists of the main family room with large picturesque windows, kitchen, half bath with laundry room, and a king size bedroom with full bath. Decking wraps around this entire level. The top level consists of a queen room, 'kids room' with 2 bunks and a queen bed, a full bathroom is shared by these two rooms. Also on this 3rd level is a King master suite with large dual- head step in shower AND a large jacuzzi tub. The lowest level is a recreation room with wet-bar and full size bathroom. This room opens up to the lower deck and access to the yard.

Dorrington (Big Tree's) is a place that calms the soul and allows one to experience life as it was meant to be. Whether you would like to hike among the giant Redwoods at Calaveras State Park, kayak on the majestic Lake Alpine, golf on a beautiful tree lined golf course, ski at Bear Valley's family friendly Ski Resort, play in the snow right outside your door, fish along the Stanislaus River or just gaze at the beautiful scenery from the deck right outside your door. We simply would like to invite you and your family to experience a vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Keywords: Sierra's, Arnold, Bear Valley, Luxury, new, Big Tree's, Dorrington

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About The Owner

We believe that quality family time is one of the most important values in life. Because of this, we wanted to create a home away from home, where we could enjoy each other without daily distractions. This is what brought us to the idea of owning a cabin in Big Tree's. We take much pride in our vacation home and are hoping others will experience the same gratitiude we feel everytime we visit.

This purchase didn't come easy... the seed was planted in our minds when we were first married in 1987. It took many years of hard work before we could afford to create our 'perfect' home away from home. We hope you will remember this with care, as you enjoy your stay.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why The Owner chose Dorrington

We chose the Big Tree's area because it's not commercialized. The people of the area are so friendly and down to earth. Nothing can beat the beauty of the nature that surrounds. We love the area!


Dorrington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
A few things our cabin offers: Rec room with Pin-ball machine, game table, board games, Television, Wet-bar and ping pong table. Opens up to an out-door deck and access to the large un-enclosed yard. Family room encases a massive stone fireplace, lots of comfortable seating, Television and Pacman Game Station. 4 Fully furnished bedrooms with a TV in each room (2 king rooms, 1 queen room, 1 'kids room' with a queen bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. ALL BEDDING, FURNITURE AND KITCHEN SUPPLIES ARE PRACTICALLY BRAND NEW. Perfect large lot to sled in during the winter months! Or enjoy the gentle creek which runs through the side of our lot during the spring months. And nothing beats dining on our large deck in the summer months! * Our wonderful Care-taker is close-by for your needs.


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(45 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious mountain home ~ Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

This is a beautiful and cozy cabin that is in a great location for many activities near the area...

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time renting this cabin from the Natali’s. Their home is absolutely beautiful and is decorated so cute. There is plenty to entertain a family while staying here (from games to a ping pong table to movies). We were happy to have a little bit of snow so my kids could sled down the hill to the side of the cabin. I loved listening to the seasonal creek that meandered down the hill on the other side. I also loved listening to the birds and the frogs outside (Julie emailed us and said that there was a bear looking around our cars in the early morning). Overall- it was a relaxing and wonderful weekend and I will definitely be back to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy family friendly fun cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin with different areas for your entire group. We were able to make a great sledding route right next to the cabin for the kids and adults to enjoy. Plenty to do in the local area as well. Julie, the owner, was very communicative and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is our favorite cabin! We stay here whenever it is available. So spacious. Plenty of room for everyone. We love that it is so close to Bear Valley Ski Resort. Great for kids, especially when you can make a killer sled run along the side of the cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home - perfect for two families

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at this luxury cabin. The kids (both big and small) loved the games and the parents loved having lots of space. The home is comfortable and beautifully appointed. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin with sledding spot right there! Great for many families!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this cabin in the winter time (3 families). We have lucked out both times having snow there. Has a great slope for kids to have fun sledding right there! Home is very clean and nicely decorated. Spacious rooms with lots of beds. Great kitchen that has everything you need. Wonderful care taker checks in with you to make sure all is perfect. Fun video games, ping pong and comfy couches to lounge on! I highly recommend you stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We took 3 families for a 4 day winter vacation. The house had more than enough room and was vey comfortable. The house is well stocked, very clean and the PAC man game was a hit with everyone young and old. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Wine Tasting, White Pines Lake, Ridge hike, Alpine Lake, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Big Trees State Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.