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Luxury Cabin in the Center of Wine Country; 50+ Wineries within a 10 Mile Radius

River Pines, CA, USA
  • House1165 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Luxury Retreat Bordering Both Amador & El Dorado Wine Countries


Welcome to the Hillcrest Cabin, a luxury, hillside retreat situated along the picturesque Shenandoah Wine Trail. We are located in the quaint and quirky village of River Pines, which is conveniently centered amongst two world-class wine regions: The Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, and the Fairplay AVA of El Dorado County. The nearest winery is only one mile down the road, and there are more than 50 wineries within a 10 mile radius to enjoy! The neighborhood was originally built in the 1920’s as a vacation resort, but has since become a popular community for retirees. Visitors will enjoy the same regional activities the locals do including: wine tasting, hiking, boating, fishing, cavern tours, and sightseeing at the many Gold Rush era sites and historic towns.

Our family purchased this unique property in 2013 and began renovating it from the top down. Special property features include: new central heat and air, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, and updated fixtures throughout. Guests will appreciate the home’s stylish amenities and furnishings including king size beds, luxury linens, plus attractive artwork and accessories. The cabin also offers a fully remodeled and stocked kitchen with new shaker cabinets, quartz counters and GE slate appliances. The designer bathrooms were fully re-built offering a clean and modern aesthetic. We also offer our guests a brand new 50” HDTV with a bluetooth sound system. Enjoy one of DirecTV’s best entertainment packages featuring SonicTap Music, plus all of the HBO channels!

The cabin sits on a hillside double-lot dotted with tall oaks, pine trees and interesting rock outcroppings. Perched in the treetops, you’ll feel a sense of serenity and privacy, even with neighbors nearby. The property offers a spacious outdoor area dedicated for picnics, campfires and good conversation. There's also an outdoor balcony featuring an infrared Charbroil gas grill that guests can use for outdoor cooking.

We are proud to be a pet friendly vacation rental. Guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved and well-groomed canine companions (sorry, no cats). An additional fee applies per pet, and helps us cover the added expense of hosting four legged guests. We have dog beds onsite as well as food and water bowls. Please note that our property is not fenced, so our cabin is best suited for dogs that will not wander or stray. We do provide an outdoor stake with extended tethers so your pups can roam safely and enjoy some outdoor time with you.

Thanks so much for visiting our property profile. We hope that you’ll join us soon and make our vacation rental your new home away from home! Sincerely, The Juarez-More Family – Shelley, Jason, Carissa, Michael & Chelsea

**Last-minute discounted rates will be automatically applied and are valid for new bookings only. Standard rates are $135/night (Mon - Thu) and $215/night (Fri - Sun)


Carissa More (& Family)

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About Carissa More (& Family)

Family owned cabin by three couples. This is our family's second home. We are Realtors and professional property rehabbers. This property is one of our proudest remodels, and we are happy to share it with other travelers and wine lovers.

Carissa More (& Family) purchased this House in 2013

Why Carissa More (& Family) chose River Pines

We love wine and we love the Sierra Foothills Gold Country! It's California's historic wine country with some of the oldest producing vines. Even beyond wine tasting there are so many sightseeing and recreational opportunities to enjoy in the region.

What makes this House unique

The closest winery, Sobon Estate, is only a 1 minute drive from our cabin! Keep driving beyond and you'll find dozens of world class vineyards and tasting rooms all within a 15 mile radius. Aside from wine tasting, the rugged beauty of the Sierra Foothills also beckons hikers, rafters, cyclists, and history buffs.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Living Area
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Size Pull Out Bed
      • 2 King Size Beds, Plus a Pull-Out Sofa with Queen Bed


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • Bathrooms are fully remodeled


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Historic
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                • Fireplace
                  Outdoor fire pit only (must check county burn line prior to using)
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                  4 Cars; Uncovered
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Fully Stocked
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Shaker cabinets, quartz counters, GE slate appliances
                    • Microwave
                      Microwave/vent hood combo
                    • Pantry Items
                      Limited pantry items provided
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full size refrigerator with water and ice maker
                    • Stove
                      Propane gas range
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Formal dining area inside, plus an outdoor picnic table for 6
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              DirecTV with all the HBO channels
                            • Stereo
                              Satellite music channels, with Bluetooth sound speaker
                            • Television
                            • Video Library
                              View "List" in our DirecTV DVR player


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Picnic Area and Fire Pit Terrace
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Charbroil Infrared Grill


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Community Pool in Downtown Plymouth

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Chauffeur
                                            • Concierge


                                                • festivals
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Private chauffeur/designated driver services available for additional fee; inquire with owner for more details.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: Noon

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  43 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Quaint Bungalow with plenty of space

                                                                  Jeffrey M.

                                                                  We stayed in the Hillcrest house the first weekend in March and enjoyed 99% of it. Six ad..ults were able to enjoy 3 days/2 nights and never step on each other's toes. The space is created in a way that makes socializing a priority. Nice decorations and PLENTY of dishes (and good pans). That area is so beautiful and full of things to do. Just wish it had not rained most of the time as we didn't get to enjoy the firepit. Maybe next time.

                                                                  Cozy wine country retreat

                                                                  Vienna B.Martinez, ca

                                                                  We've stayed here several times and always have a wonderful experience. Clean, comfortable, and has everything you need. A quick drive to so many wineries and Amador brewing. We will be back!

                                                                  Quiet, comfortable, well stocked cabin.

                                                                  Cheryl S.

                                                                  Enjoyed your cabin for 5 days. Quiet neighborhood with easy access to everything. Cabin was well equipped & felt very comfortable. We cooked all meals here and found the kitchen well stocked with utensils & basic spices. Only draw back was the number of dogs that run loose. But we managed to avoid contact with our dog.

                                                                  5-star service!

                                                                  BurtUnited States

                                                                  My wife and I rented this cabin for an anniversary getaway. We found the layout to be perfect, warm, inviting and nicely appointed. The space was very clean and tidy. Unfortunately, we had an issue with the water heater not working which the owners immediately addressed. They were extremely responsive and ultimately went as far as providing us another one of their rentals, which was above and beyond our expectations. We would gladly stay at either of these homes in the future. Many thanks again to the owners for a beautiful anniversary getaway.

                                                                  Lovely Home in Gold Country

                                                                  Hillcrest Cabin Review

                                                                  My wife and I had an enjoyable four-day stay at Hillcrest Cabin during Thanksgiving week 2017, our second visit there.

                                                                  Hillcrest Cabin is more a small home, with all the comforts thereof, if not more so. It is well appointed and tastefully furnished, with modern appliances and an entertainment system. It is very comfortable and well maintained, with responsive owners.

                                                                  The location is ideal for exploring the Gold Country Shenandoah Valley, Fairplay and Pleasant Valley wine regions, particularly if you are a red wine aficionado. Gold rush-era California history is all around as well and the roads were uncrowded during our visit.

                                                                  We definitely will return here. Five stars from us.

                                                                  Just a perfect place

                                                                  Kathy O.-

                                                                  I live just 30 minutes from here, but needed a place to stay close to our son's wedding at a local winery. I had always wanted to spend some time in lovely River Pines - so this was my chance! I chose this for the location - but I found that the interior of the cottage was perfect also. Very clean, well laid out, comfortable, a "fresh" feeling for everything - we couldn't have asked for anything more perfect. I had friends from Nevada staying with me, and they were also impressed.

                                                                  This is a lovely setting, with sun filtering through the trees, quiet and peaceful.

                                                                  I highly recommend this home - we wished that we could have stayed longer!


                                                                  River Pines, CA, USA

                                                                  Wine Tasting, Bocce Ball


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  * Pet Fee is $25 per pet, per stay; please indicate number of pets * Friends and family please inquire with us direct for special packages

                                                                  43 Reviews
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