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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This very clean and comfortable cabin has lots to offer. Located on a gentle up slope, makes winter sledding right outside the door fun for the whole family! Only 5 minutes to Big Tree's State Park, close to Bear Valley Ski Resort, Alpine Lake, and the quaint town of Arnold.

Our generous and conscientious caretaker will give you peace of mind in knowing that you'll be well taken care of.

The first level consists of a nice sized famliy room with vaulted ceiling, panoramic windows and sliding glass door leading to the deck, and large stone fireplace (gas). Two comfy couches and two Down-filled chairs will ease your body aches after a full day of skiing, hiking, fishing or maybe you'd just appreciate a nice place to relax and unwind? ~ Within sound distance of the family room is a fully equiped kitchen with all new appliances . Enjoy fresh cooked meals with those you cherish... The kitchen surrounds a welcoming dining table (with extention option to seat 8-10 people). ~ Next to the kitchen is a convenient laundry room and 1/2 bathroom. We also call this the 'mud-room' where we hang coats, store shoes, boots, etc. and power up the handy room- heater, located in the cupboard to dry out wet winter clothing. ~ Also on this level is a master suite with a beautiful view of nature, queen bed, TV, and attached full bathroom with large walk in shower. Perfect for the Grandparents (no stairs).

From the family room, as you adventure to the top of the stairs you will find a small loft with fooseball table which overlooks the family room. ~The 2nd level consists of another master suite with a view of nature to savor, queen bed, TV, and private attached full bathroom with tub/shower. ~ Across the hall is what we call the 'kids room', where you will find a small play area with books and toys, a bunk bed, 2 single beds, an extra single mattress with linens tucked under the bunk, and TV. ~ Across from the 'kids room' is a full bathroom with tub/shower. ~ Down the hall you will find the Recreation Room with breathtaking views of nature and consisting of a comfy couch, big comfy chair with automan, a pool table, wet bar, TV, small stereo with AM/FM and CD player, game/card table, and board games. This room is located over the garage which is wonderful for those who aren't joining the fun in the Rec. Room and prefer peace and relaxation downstairs.

All bedding and linens are new! We also offer extra blankets.

As owners/managers we are happy to offer flexibilty with check in and check out times, among other special needs you may have.

*** note, during the winter snow months Mini-van's have difficulty with the incline of our driveway. Trucks, SUV's, and cars with 4WD, AWD or chains are recommended.***

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: Clean, Family Friendly ,Comfortable, Private Setting, Big Trees, Bear Valley, Dorrington

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017

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 2004

Why The Owner chose Gold Country & High Sierra

We chose the Big Tree's area as our place to purchase a cabin because the area is not over comercialized or populated, beautiful nature surrounds, and it's easy to get to from the Bay Area. As a family we enjoy renting snow-mobiles at Lake Alpine. Also the skiing at Bear Valley Ski Resort is very family friendly and affordable.


Dorrington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - combo bathroom/laundry room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with full bath and shower/tub
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , with full bath and tub/shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , plus full bath with step in shower, on the first level.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There is also an extra single mattress with linens which can be used/moved anywhere in the cabin., Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
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average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
Moraga, Ca

Cozy and spacious home for families

  • 5 of 5

Great place for families. Well stocked kitchen and game room. Owner was responsive to all inquiries and property manager was friendly, helpful and prompt when we needed assistance.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and GREAT location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay up in Big Trees! The house was so clean and it had everything we needed. The owners are the best people EVER to work with and the planning was extremely easy! There are many family friendly restaurants near the house. We enjoyed family meals at the giant dining room table as well. The pool table was also a big hit for both families! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Trees Cabin get away

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the house was very close to town and accessable to Big Trees park. The house accommodated our family and another for a total of 9 people comfortably. The house was furnished with 3 full bedrooms and plenty of room for the kids to play in a separate room.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, comfortable, and well-polished house; very responsive and nice owners

  • 4 of 5

My club went on our officer retreat here, and Julie was very responsive and communicate in terms of setting up our stay her at her house. When we got there, the house was very clean and spacious: a nice kitchen area and large living room, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms and a game room. The Xfinity TV had over 900 options for movies and there were board games, foosball table, and pool table. When we asked for a propane tank for the BBQ grill since the current ones were empty, the caretaker, Mary, came and delivered it right away. The only downside was that the Wifi was fairly slow and unable to support a large group of people -- but that was great for us since people were on their phones less and bonding with each other more! We ended up going a hike on the Arnold Rim Trail to the San Antonio Falls Overlook and then were directed by some friendly runners to the actual San Antonio Falls.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay, CA

Very nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Chinook cabin is a very well kept up and clean property. We enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin has everything you need with lots of space to spread out. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, California

Fabulous Mountain Home in Beautiful Big Trees Village

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this lovely mountain home located in Big Trees Village! We absolutely love any amount of time we spend in the Big Trees area and this home is the perfect place to stay! The cabin is spacious with very nice furnishings, comfortable beds for quiet and peaceful nights of sleep and a great selection of entertainment options: pool table, foosball table, games, puzzles, books, movies and several televisions. We thoroughly enjoy sitting on the deck and watching the squirrels and deer. In our opinion, this mountain home is a little slice of heaven!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $150

To complete the rental process, a signed contract is required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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