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Clean 2bd/2ba cabin close to Bear Valley, Big Trees State Park, Arnold, Murphys

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms/2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) + rec room w/ ping pong/pool table. View of trees

Located in Big Trees Village, Dorrington, this well-kept, charming cabin is located in a quiet area amongst the trees. Bear Valley ski resort is 20 minutes up the road. The cabin has two bedrooms, one queen-size bed and one double. Perfect for accommodating two couples or a small family. Living room has a queen sofa sleeper and a woodburning stove. Downstairs there is a pool/ping pong table, sofa, wood stove, and a full bath. Located within walking distance from the cabin are scenic trails and fireroads with endless views for hiking , mountain biking, or cross country skiing in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Great swimming at Whites Pines Lake in Arnold. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle the crystal clear Utica, Spicer, and Alpine Lakes. Bear Valley Ski Resort, Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Resort and the Bear Valley Music Festival are 20 minutes up the hill on Highway 4. Cabin is 5 miles up from Arnold and about 15 miles from Murphys - gold rush town known for their excellent wines.

Cabin has videos/DVDs, badmitten set, croquet, water toys, snow toys, board games, and childrens toys.

The Stanislaus River is approximately five miles down the road. The day use area has picnic tables, barbecues and provides easy access into the river. Excellent place to have a picnic, fly fish or cool off with a nice swim.

Located close to wineries, lakes, rivers, golfing, caverns, Bear Valley Ski Resort and Stanislaus National Forest.

Keywords: cabin, snow, mountain, arnold, bear valley, ski, stanislaus, river, BBQ, kayak, river, lake, deck, patio, trees, redwoods,

big trees, hiking, fishing, wine tasting, Murphys, Bear Valley, Arnold

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Dorrington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rec room downstairs has pool table/ping pong table. Huge back area is beautiful with lots of trees. The little grocery store 1 mile up the road has free internet, small bar and entertainment on weekends in summer. The Lube Room is a popular local bar/restaurant also just up the road a mile.


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Clean 2bd/2ba cabin close to Bear Valley, Big Trees State Park, Arnold, Murphys
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin, it was very clean and well stocked with lots of pots and pans. Some improvements could include deck furniture and new mattresses and bedding but besides that the location and over all stay was fine. Thank you

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for the kind words and we're happy you enjoyed your stay! The deck chairs and table were in the garage, we hadn't brought them out yet due to the cold weather persisting. They are on the deck now though. We will look into replacing/upgrading bedding. Thanks for the heads-up! Scott & Jewel
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Northern California

Charming Dorrington Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a perfect location. Close to Bear Valley yet near a little town with plenty of restaurants, shops, stores, etc. It has plenty of room in this 2 bedroom cabin that is set up perfectly for a small family or 2 couples. Plenty of snow around cabin for kids and a wonderful deck out back. We can't wait to return to this little Gem we found. Thanks so much for opening up your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merced, CA

Great Cabin and owner!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Game room mad it very enjoyable for our children. We spent Christmas at the cabin and we had everything we needed to cook our Christmas dinner. Scott was a great host and communicated throughout the process. The cabin had many games and movies to watch . Pool table and ping pong was a blast. This is a great cabin for families and friends. Easy to find and close enough to run to town if needed, Also very close to Bear Valley Ski Resort. Roads were cleared quickly after snow which made travel in and out easy. Thanks Scott we had a blast!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family of four!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay with our kids! Very clean house in a great location. Pool table/ping pong table was a hit with the whole family. The house is in close proximity to Bear Valley Ski Resort and lots of sledding as well. Nice neighborhood and neighbors. Owners were very easy to deal with and accommodating. Thanks for a great weekend! We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! We take pride in keeping our place clean and inviting for our visitors coming to this beautiful area.
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Peaceful Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in your lovely home. It was perfect for our family of four (2 adults and 2 kids). Your cabin is very clean and comfortable. The kids enjoyed playing pool and ping pong too. It was so nice to sit in the family room and look out at the trees. Definitely a relaxing get away!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. -Scott & Jewel
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) had a great time! The cabin had everything and then some. It was great to get away from the daily hustle of computers and cell phones. We will be back this summer!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Jewel

Our family enjoys cross country skiing, swimming and hiking. We are a teacher and musician.

Jewel purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Jewel chose Dorrington

Dorrington is nestled in the trees. Driving from the Bay Area is a breeze. It is not crowded (like Tahoe) and the elevation at 5000 feet has just the right amount of snow and perfect temperatures year round.

What makes this cabin unique

We love to cross-country ski and snowshoe in the winter. We can walk or ski right into Calaveras Big Trees State Park via a fire road just up the street. Big Trees State park has miles of trails to explore. In the summer we love to picnic and hike at the Stanislas River. There are many hiking trails near Bear Valley. We also kayak on Alpine lake and swim or fish in Arnold at White Pines Lake. The Dorrington area is very quiet. Our children love the caverns in Murphy's. Murphy's also has excellent restaurants and wine tasting events.


Walking distance to Big Trees State Park, hiking and cross country ski trails. Towns of Murphys and Arnold are down the road with many activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $70

Holiday Rates: $185 per night
6504512920 Scott or Jewel

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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