Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Carolyn Miller
We are a retired couple--a native Californian and transplanted Floridian. We enjoy traveling ourselves and also enjoy providing a happy experience for the travelers who visit our mountain home. We enjoy cooking and think our mountain kitchen reflects that interest. In the photo, we're hiking in the woods behind our cabin, along a creek that runs to the north fork of the Tuolumne River.
Carolyn Miller purchased this Cabin in 1988
Why Carolyn Miller chose Long Barn
We have been visiting the Pinecrest area for over twenty-five years and love its peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere and scenic beauty and interest. Away from the heavy traffic and crowds of Tahoe and Yosemite, but close enough for a visit, this lovely part of the Sierra provides all of the activities that people come to the mountains for. Sonora Pass was the earliest route over the Sierra and is one of the highest and most scenic.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our mountain home was custom built to modern standards in 1988. Among other things, the outside walls were built with 2" x 6"s, instead of the standard 2" x 4"s, allowing for 50 per cent more insulation and strength, which makes the house easy to keep warm and cozy in winter and cooler in summer. We live on the coast and love to visit the mountains, so we feel we have the best of both worlds. Our house has been well taken care of. It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed.
Children allowed - Common sense oversight please.Common sense oversight please.
Pets allowed - Dogs not to be left alone in house.Dogs not to be left alone in house.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Everything was as expected. The house was great.
Great time - everything was as expected.
This place was perfect! It was odd to bring the sheets and towels and there was little to no internet connectivity or cell service, but that was a known going into it. What a pleasure to be off the grid! It snowed and the family enjoyed sledding and the unique childhood experience of shoveling snow.
While the beds were firm and we couldn't get a fire going in the working in the wood burning stove. The "cabin" had everything else we needed.
Peace and quiet; serenity.
Just to clarify, our cabin is at 5,500 feet in the Sierras, and we have Hughesnet satellite internet. We have 10 GB/month, and after that is used it slows down but is still available. Cell phone reception varies with your provider. Verizon is the most reliable.
We had such a great time at this cabin. It snowed the while time we were here. The wood burning stove kept us warm. The kitchen had everything we needed to warm up out Thanksgiving dinner. And the pool table room was great.
Fantastic comfy spot with a courteous & communicative host!
We had a great time, bringing some young children for their first experience in the Sierras. The house was surprisingly toddler-friendly with soft carpet and a big open living room for play (just supervise near those steps and such). We loved playing games with the adults at the dining room table, and we cooked several delicious meals - we never had any trouble finding cook tools, plateware, etc. This kitchen is nicely stocked!
We wound up needing only small things like dish soap, and having Cold Springs Market right up the road made that very trivial. We love the area and this was a great spot to stay.
Note that the road into the development is pretty steep: if I came in winter I'd be very prepared for serious traction challenges.
Thank you, Miller family! We hope to return someday soon.
Pinecrest Lake is your swimming and boating destination. Outdoor movies are shown in the summer. The business area there has a store, restaurant and post office. There are many hiking trails and self-guided nature trails in the area. Information and maps are available at the Summit Ranger Station. Donnell Vista is a beautiful viewpoint about 21 miles east on Hwy. 108, which continues to Sonora Pass at just under 10,000 feet and on to the eastern Sierra (closed by snow in winter). A skating rink is open at Long Barn in the winter. There are antique shops in Jamestown and Sonora as well as in other towns along Hwy. 49. The Black Oak Casino is located at Tuolumne City.