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Notice the gentle slope, perfect for sledding! There's also a level area to play


Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of the contract signer is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with full bath and shower/tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    with full bath and tub/shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    plus full bath with step in shower, on the first level....moreless

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Contact owner to view more photo's and get more information on this property....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    Small selection of CD's...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) Expanded Comcast Cable service DVD Player in Living Room, VCR in Rec Room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small selection of DVD's and VHS Video's...moreless


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and bed linens provided. Please bring your own towels....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:


  • Parking Off Street:

    There is enough parking for 2 or 3 cars at the top of the driveway. The driveway is long and slightly steep, in the winter months you must have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    With all new appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 2 - Jul 7, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning fee $120


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Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Ski Resort

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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: 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.

Why Arnold, CA, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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  • Notice the gentle slope, perfect for sledding! There's also a level area to play

    Notice the gentle slope, perfect for sledding! There's also a level area to play

  • Fully equiped kitchen with all newer appliances and dinnerware

    Fully equiped kitchen with all newer appliances and dinnerware

  • Recreation room

    Recreation room

  • Upstairs master suite with attached full bathroom

    Upstairs master suite with attached full bathroom

  • 3 generations enjoying the first snow in fall at Big Trees State Park

    3 generations enjoying the first snow in fall at Big Trees State Park

  • Cozy gas fireplace

    Cozy gas fireplace

  • Large 'kids room' with play area (not seen in photo).

    Large 'kids room' with play area (not seen in photo).

  • Downstairs master suite with attached full bath

    Downstairs master suite with attached full bath

  • Summer time

    Summer time

  • The family room

    The family room

VRBO #388926

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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