It's a wonderful place to sit on the deck and watch the stars spinning in infinity, or hike right from the driveway down into the Stanislaus Forest, undisturbed by anything except the wind.
About 10 minutes away from Pinecrest Lake, our 'cabin' is really an open, bright 1900 sq ft home, with all the comforts:
Three bedrooms (two upstairs, one downstairs), and a loft with two single beds
Large outdoor deck with a view into the forest
Three bathrooms, instant-on hot water
Full kitchen (gas stove, electric oven), pots/pans, dishwasher, microwave, coffee makers - drip and Keurig, rice maker, muffin tins, blender, ice cream maker & more...
High-efficiency double pane windows, skylights, vaulted ceiling
Central heating and air, Jøtul wood burning stove in living room
Large plasma TV with 7.1 surround sound, DVD player, antenna with local broadcast TV
DVDs, CDs, and a stocked bookcase
Full laundry area with washer/dryer
Dyson 'Animal' Vacuum
Nintendo Wii and games, including Rock Band instruments
Third bathroom with shower
Third bedroom, with large closet, bunk bed & queen bed.
Our home is in the Cold Springs area (in Tuolumne county - not the Cold Springs near Placerville), in the 'Peter Pam' (sic) subdivision. That puts it about 5-10 minutes from Strawberry and Pinecrest lake. Elevation is about 5600 feet.