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Classic a-Frame Cabin Updated for a Private Retreat in the Woods.

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, loft, 1 1/2 bathrooms with mountain views.

My cozy cabin has a king-size bed in the bedroom and a double (full-size) bed in the loft. There are two fold out mats for children. The main floor includes a seating area with a wood-burning stove (wood provided), a dining area, kitchen, bedroom and bath. The cabin kitchen is fully equipped with a large butcher block counter. Bathroom downstairs has a shower with window for views out the skylight and a clawfoot tub for long, hot soaks. Granny’s old sideboard holds your linens in the loft, accessed by an oak spiral staircase. Bathroom in the loft has separate toilet room and beautiful copper hand sink.

There is phone and WiFi internet access, a CD player for music, but NO television or cable reception. So bring your laptop for DVDs or begin thinking of what you will say in conversation with your companions, or to yourself as you meditate. An antique cupboard holds cards and old-fashioned board games.

The kitchen has essential cooking utensils, toaster, waffle maker, blender, ice crusher, coffeemaker and coffee grinder, microwave, stove, refrigerator, basic bowls and pans. Dishes and flatware: service for six.

Linens Provided: White sheets and towels. (White robes available for purchase.) Sorry, no washer/dryer or dishwasher. Mi-Wuk Wash n’ Dry has large capacity washers and dryers.

Other Amenities: Limited supply of paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, liquid dishwashing soap, cleaning supplies, new sponge, ziplock bags, foil, saran wrap.

Outdoor Features: Small BBQ; sunny south deck with long distance views has redwood table and benches; cool, shady North deck with view to deer trail has café table with chairs. Less than a quarter mile walk down Muheli and you are into the woods with trails through the forest.

Great meditation retreat, romantic getaway, privacy when your group is renting a large place nearby, or nice accommodation for two couples or a small family. Children welcome; No Pets; Non-Smoking.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Loft: 1 double

    There are two mats for children or to camp out on the deck....moreless

  • Bedroom lives larger with dormer for head room, and has a closet and dresser, chair, suitcase stand. Views are of trees. Loft bedroom has long distance views looking south and views of trees (and often deer) looking north....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Shower with window to see out skylight; Claw foot tub...moreless

  • Loft Bathroom: toilet

    Toilet room in the loft; Copper hand sink in loft area....moreless

  • Custom cabin details preserve the spirit of the cabin before it was updated but provide the convenience of a modern facility. Downstairs bathroom has radiant heated tile flooring. Loft bathroom has baseboard heater under the sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mi-Wuk Village and surrounds provides a good place from which to explore the Highway 108 corridor. If you are inclined to explore within yourself, this cabin is a good venue for that too. The owner can provide you with optional packages such as basic shopping for your arrival, whether retreat, romantic getaway, or small family vacation. Ask owner for details....moreless


  • Books:

    Coffee table books stay at the cabin. Lending library of paperbacks and children's books. Take one, leave one....moreless

  • Games:

    Antique cupboard contains cards and old-fashioned games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD Player/Speakers available with AUX cable for your MP3, I-phone, etc....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Mt. Lewis toward Yosemite...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining area is in the main room near the kitchen and the antique games cupboard. Oak dining table expands to seat six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oversize (for the square foot area) wood stove provides ample heat, but there are baseboard heaters and a wall heater to supplement....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Basic white linens, optional robes for purchase....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The main room has a wood stove, wood supply and looks out the window wall to views of the mountains and trees....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is atop the driveway. There is space for two cars if parked carefully. Alternate parking is arranged in winter snow, provided local roads are plowed....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White towels provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Also coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and flatware service for six. Standard utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen allows the cook(s) to gaze out the window wall while preparing a meal. Stools at the butcher block counter allow others to participate in food preparation and/or converse with the cook(s)....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, liquid dishwashing soap, cleaning supplies, new sponge, ziplock bags, foil, saran wrap, some basic spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bottom drawer freezer means most refrigerator items are at a handy height....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range, including oven with microwave on top....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Sunny south deck has redwood table and benches; North deck has cafe table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small charcoal BBQ in summer...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 33 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $165
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Non-refundable cleaning deposit for linens etc. $100


Three-Day Minimum Independence Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, Christmas and New Year Vacation Period

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Guests are required to sign Short-term Rental Agreement.

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Diamond Jim's
4.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Twain Harte Golf Course
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 108
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Andy's Mountain Grill & Deli
18.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Walking and hiking in the Stanislaus National forest is just down the street and the Mi-Wuk Village provides the basics of restaurants, a bar, a grocery store and a laundromat. Just up Highway 108 for winter activities are Long Barn ice skating, skiing and snowboarding at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and the scenic wonders of the Sierras. Check Tuolumne County Transit for information about the ski bus. In summer, there's hiking, swimming, boating, nighttime campfire events and movies at Pinecrest Lake, golf three miles down the hill at Twain Harte or shopping in antique and specialty stores in any of the several nearby historic towns. Black Oak Casino, operated by the Mi-Wok tribe, provides bowling, restaurants, gambling.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: I am an introvert, an avid reader, a collage fanatic and a fabric artist. This is the first time the A-frame Cabin on Muheli has been offered as a vacation rental. In the late nineties, I began a major remodeling project, seeking to save the essence of the cabin feel (in particular the white-washed knotty pine interior) and to assure the longevity of the structure (including jacking up the cabin to install a new foundation underneath and installing insulation on the outside of the white-washed knotty pine.) For the past three years, I have lived in the woods full-time, using the cabin as my fabric arts studio. I have now moved to Sonora so am close by to assist you if I am needed. I hope you enjoy the cabin as much as I do.

Why the Owner Chose Mi-Wuk Village, CA, USA:
The Gold Country was always a favorite get-a-way, a quick commute from the Bay Area with little snow hassle on Highway 108 on a Sunday night after a weekend in the mountains. For many years my family spent most weekends at the cabin and every Thanksgiving. We invited friends and family for cross-country skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, attended the Columbia and Sonora parades, local live theater performances and other local events like ranger talks, the loggers jamboree, the apple ranch for their pie or a train ride. Our children all took cabin baths together in the claw foot tub. Later, when I moved to Santa Cruz, I used the cabin as a retreat during the summer months when school was out, often staying several weeks.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin sits high above Muheli Road so the views from the south deck are wonderful. The A-frame structure is classic seventies, and I like the feeling of privacy while enjoying the sun coming in the south windows. I can stretch out on the couch and watch the clouds float by or camp out on the deck at night to watch the stars. The village is within walking distance for something needed at the store or a hamburger for lunch, but you will probably want to travel by car to explore the scenic Highway 108 corridor.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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  • Classic A-frame cabin perched for the views

    Classic A-frame cabin perched for the views

  • Main room

    Main room

  • Bedroom with king-size bed

    Bedroom with king-size bed

  • Loft with full-size bed and half bath

    Loft with full-size bed and half bath

  • Native American mortar inherited from my parents

    Native American mortar inherited from my parents

  • North side of the cabin

    North side of the cabin

  • Deer trail on the north side of the property, just outside the door!

    Deer trail on the north side of the property, just outside the door!

  • Muheli Road into the forest (Autumn color)

    Muheli Road into the forest (Autumn color)

  • Pinecrest Lake 15 miles up Highway 108

    Pinecrest Lake 15 miles up Highway 108

  • Unique little mountain village

    Unique little mountain village

  • Winter views from living area

    Winter views from living area

  • Kitchen with large butcher block

    Kitchen with large butcher block

  • Clawfoot tub in bathroom

    Clawfoot tub in bathroom

  • Granite steps from driveway to cabin

    Granite steps from driveway to cabin

  • Native American greeter, formerly from Santa Cruz area

    Native American greeter, formerly from Santa Cruz area

  • Sunset from the south deck

    Sunset from the south deck

  • Muheli Road into the forest

    Muheli Road into the forest

  • Muheli Road (Winter) out into the forest

    Muheli Road (Winter) out into the forest

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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