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Serene Bigelow Strawberry Cabin...5600' elevation!! Pinecrest Lake 3 miles!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Located just six-tenths of a mile off Highway 108 on Old Strawberry Road, we are three miles to Pinecrest Lake, six miles to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, away from all highway noise, and at an elevation of 5600 feet.

In the summer, you are three miles from the lake and away from the lake campground's noise and campfire smoke. You can walk to the river (about two miles so a good walk); minutes to good fishing, horseback riding, trailheads, bike trails and all Pinecrest Lake has to offer: swimming, boat rentals, even party boats....a real mountain retreat.

The living room area has a 13-foot-high ceiling with skylights, all knotty pine with hardwood floors. The beautiful wood-burning, rock fireplace features LOPI wood stove insert, and a log mantel. The fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and gas stove is open to the living room and dining area, combining as the 'great room' with oriental rugs and leather couches satellite television. The deck is off the living room with a gas grill.

The first-floor bedroom, just down the hall from the full bath, is so sweet with wainscoted knotty pine walls, full closet, queen-size bed, and beautiful, peaceful wooded views. There are two bedrooms upstairs. The first has a queen-size beds, knotty-pine and nothing to see but trees!! We call the third bedroom THE BUNKHOUSE mainly because of its size.

It has two twin-size beds and two queen-size beds. The second dish-television with DVD/VCR player is here - a good hang out space with plenty of closet room as well. Both of these upstairs bedrooms are off the hall from the second bath with shower and tub.

There is no internet access at the cabin so you will need to use data.


When it snows, the driveway will be unusable for cars, with parking at the road. The parking pad at the road is plowed. It is a VERY SHORT WALK to the cabin from your car, but even so, you may need to shovel some snow a few times during your visit, and you will definitely need boots to get in: 'the price of a winter wonderland I guess.'

The land is spacious enough that the kids will have a lot of fun in the snow right off the deck.

This is where you come if you want snow and all it has to offer.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

Why The Owner chose Strawberry

We have come to this area for over 30 years. Our big love is hiking the Emigrant Wilderness. We live in Berkeley and have always felt so fortunate to be so close to this beautiful High Sierra area. Summers at Pinecrest lake, walking around it (5 miles), watching the kids grow up. Of course, skiing at Dodge is a HUGE attraction for us. It is so children friendly and offers a challenge for advanced skiers and boarders as well; it's hard to go home. Strawberry is right there, and we never dare dream we would find a mountain home that we would love like we do this beautiful cabin.

It has been wonderful, over the years, to share our cabin with so many regular guests. Thank you!!

Vivian and David Bigelow

What makes this cabin unique

In the winter, when it snows, you ar able to sled right on the property so the little ones can take a break to come in, has been wonderful. It is so quiet up here, walking to the river, though a good walk, is beautiful. It is a lot of fun having a ping pong table and foosball table. Well-insulated, beat the summer heat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vivian and David,

Thank you for a lovely place gather our family, and celebrate the Fourth of July.

We had such a wonderful time. We make new memories of visiting Pinecrest lake, the river up from the cabin, and just spending quality time on the porch and the cabin itself.

It's like staying in a mini lodge, you have decorated it perfectly. We had the best time and plan to return. We are giving away the tent!!!!!!

From Concord and Berkeley
Jul 2017
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Strawberry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main-level with shower; upstairs bedroom with shower and tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main-level bedroom near bathroom with shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with bathroom in hall...tub and shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Satellite 2 TVs, 2 DVD players, 2 full baths with 2 showers, and a bathtub, Garage(unuseable in the winter), Foosball and PING-PONG available all year by popular demand, NO boats provided. Gas barbecue on the deck, No Smoking in the cabin or garage.


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Serene Bigelow Strawberry Cabin...5600' elevation!! Pinecrest Lake 3 miles!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Bigelow Strawberry cabin! The place is well appointed, with comfortable furniture, an attached garage, plenty of kitchen space for cooking, and a lovely deck with BBQ! Rooms were clean and beds were plentiful. It rained quite a bit while we were up there, but we didn't mind staying in at all! The cabin was even by a great trail that comes up to Old Strawberry Road, and of course the river is down the road a bit. It was a fantastic vacation and we hope to come back sometime in the future. The Bigelows were also a pleasure to work with to get everything in order for our vacation. I highly recommend this cabin to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie for the wonderful review. We were so happy your family reunion was so enjoyed in spite of the rain. Welcome back anytime. Vivian and David
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this beautiful cabin March 2012 during their Spring Break. Lucky for us, there was snow on the ground, in fact, quite a bit of it. We enjoyed the wonderful furnishings of the cabin along with the snow play that we had outside of the cabin. My kids had a blast and so did the adults. We had a such a great time, I hope to return again this year.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Lovely Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay at this cabin. Took the whole family, my folks, my husband and our 2 year old, my brother and his wife. There was plenty of room for all of us. The cabin was beautifully furnished, fully equipped and felt like our second home from the moment we arrived. Very peaceful surroundings. The weather was gorgeous. It was a very short drive to the lake, and to the amenities of Strawberry. We played some ping pong, read, watched movies, swam, sat on the deck, went for long walks: A perfect summer vacation. Vivian, the owner, is a wonderful host. Cannot recommend this cabin enough! We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We got a rave review about you too from our cleaning service. It is always gratifying to hear people had a good time at our cabin. You are certainly welcome back any time. Thank you again, Vivian and David
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Sacramento and SFO (about 2 1/2 hours each)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Steam Donkey
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Twain Harte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Hwy 108
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pinecrest Lake
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, rental boats available in the summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security $200
Cleaning $120

Holidays: $265 nightly
Minimum stay of 4 nights.
The rates for ALL NIGHTS are for a maximum of 8 people.
Over 8 people: $10 per night per person over 8; $50 a week per person over 8 people.
Dates are not held until the $300 deposit is received.
Rates subject to change before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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