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Twain Harte Vacation At Its Best! Lake Privileges, Central Location!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Neslted in the Pines, a five minute stroll to downtown Twain Harte, this charming cabin offers the perfect place to simply relax or plan one of many activities available. With its English cottage style furnishings and prime location this cabin provides room to build lasting memories.

The bright and spacious living room offers comfortable seating where you can watch movies, play games or simply relax with a book in the cozy bay window.

The country kitchen has a rustic pine table seating 8 and is fully equipped. Both bedrooms are furnished with comfy Queen size beds. For additional lodging the cabin offers an adorable loft with two single beds. A favorite with kids!

The sunny front deck nestled amongst tall pines and equipped with a barbeque, firepit and comfortable seating is the perfect spot for entertaining or simply putting up your feet. The private backyard has two Chase lounges in the shade of a century old oak tree.

During the warmer weather, activities such as swimming, floating carelessly on a raft, hiking 'The Rock' or simply enjoying digging your toes in the sand are all possible at the Twain Harte Lake. (YOU HAVE LAKE PRIVILEGES.)

If you prefer to stay dry, you can enjoy a fabulous round of golf at the Twain Harte public golf course or use the public tennis courts. One of our family favorites is the pee-wee 9 hole course for the less experienced golfer. If shopping is your sport there are several boutiques just a five minute walk away from the cabin. On the weekends the town offers free concerts and movie nights in the park.

During the cold season activities such as skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort only 20 miles away. If you prefer ice skating the Long Barn Rink is just up the road. Our family has many fond memories of sledding and tubing in Pinecrest and Strawberry snowparks. For those who prefer indoor activities Black Oak Casino offers good food and fun for the whole family, or simply enjoy the cabin with its fireplace and well equipped library.

This cabin is the perfect starting point to many destinations such as:

-Twain Harte Lake (1mile)

-Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (20 miles)

-Pinecrest Lake (18 miles)

-Strawberry (20 miles)

-Explore gold country in the town of Columbia (17 miles)

-Yosemite (85 miles)

-Visit Mountain Wineries

-Black Oak Casino (6 miles)

-Moaning Caverns (25 miles)

-Sonora (12 miles)

More Details

Frances Coutts
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Frances Coutts

Our hectic family life in Silicon Valley made choosing a vacation home where we could get together and build precious memories extremely important.

Frances Coutts purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Frances Coutts chose Gold Country & High Sierra

Rather than a second home we wanted a cozy cabin and we fell in love with this cabin!

What makes this cabin unique

Its perfect location in the heart of Twain Harte and the beautiful surrounding trees make this cabin a gem!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very enjoyable stay!!!
Jun 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Twain Harte Vacation At Its Best! Lake Privileges, Central Location!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 20 reviews

A place where memories are made!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! The town of Twain Harte didn't even matter all that much. The home was all we needed!

We brought our 2 children (ages 4 and 1.5) and we had a blast. The accommodations were cozy, the house was an actual home (which someone visibly put a lot of love into creating) and it was great for hide and go seek to boot! Lots of memories were made during our stay.... I dont have a bad thing to say about this spot and I would go again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Looked just like the pictures and we were not disappointed about a single thing! Spend our late evenings hanging out by the fire pit out front and mornings drinking our coffee in the back courtyard. This was the perfect place for our quiet weekend getaway and included lake privledges (where we spend the bulk of both days)! Great location and looking forward to planning another trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Auburn, CA

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Twain Harte. The cabin was in a great location, walking distance to town. We really enjoyed sitting on the front deck. Inside the cabin was nice and clean. Large living area and kitchen. Enjoyed early morning walks for coffee and walking downtown for a little pee wee golf in the evening. We would recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Carmel, CA

Always a great experience

  • 5 of 5

As usual, loved our stay at this accomodating, comfortable and beautifully located cabin. We've been coming here for a couple of years now. Each and everytime we are satisfied with our stay. Ownership and caretaker are top notch and always acommodating. Till next summer!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very nice - comfy and cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Cabin was perfect. Very open, clean and cozy

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Modesto, CA

Cozy Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I loved this place. The house is hard to find if driving at night so make sure to check in during the day. We arrived at 4:30pm due to traffic on Friday, once we got there we passed the house 2x. The driveway is pretty big but steep as mentioned by other renters. When we finally got there we had a hard time with the Masterlock and neither one of us ever used one before. I called Frances and she picked up right away and tried to help on the other end, still couldn’t get the lock open, so she called Patrick to come help us, he was at the cabin no more than 3 mins after I hung up with Frances. After Patrick showed us how to open the lock we felt like idiots, it was so simple, it pulls forward after you input the correct codes and press down the black lever on the left. He made sure we were okay came in and asked if we needed anything. He was the sweetest man we met up there.

This cabin had such a big living room, front patio and back yard. Please read the rules carefully when entering the house, because in that basket there are all sorts of different tourist places and activities to do which helped us a lot. We really didn’t utilized the cabin too much, we only used the front bedroom, bathroom, fridge and microwave since we were always out and about exploring Twain Harte. Keep in mind if linens needs to be provided, it comes as an extra cost $30-40, which is not bad, but my boyfriend and I always bring our own linens when we travel so we didn’t have a problem.

First night we went to Black Oak Casino which was only a 12 minute drive from the cabin. The roads were really dark at night so drive with caution. The restaurants, shops and bars were 10 minute walk from the cabin. My boyfriend loved the restaurants there, we had breakfast at Eproson House, looks small outside but really big inside, they give big portions for the price and the food was great. For dinner we tried China House, we were skeptic at first thinking it might not be authentic Chinese food but boy were we wrong. China House give big portions and the food was delicious. In Twain Harte, we received nothing more than great small town hospitality, which was why my boyfriend tipped big, you can never find great service like that in the city. The trip was only for two this time around but we discussed that the next time we book were coming with more people so we can take advantage of the big space the cabin offers.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Twain Harte, Gold Country and High Sierra, California, USA (Twain Harte is located 12 miles East of the Town of Sonora and 20 miles from the Dodge Rdige Ski Resort and Pinecrest Lake.)


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Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Twain Harte Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Adult size single beds in the loft (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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