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Sequoia National Forest Adjacent Ponderosa Guest Cabin

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Property type cabin


About the property

Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Dog Sledding, Snowmobile

This is a guest room separate from the main house known here in Ponderosa as 'The Aspen Ark'. Since it faces a large meadow surrounded by Aspen Pines.

This is an unusual architectural masterpiece built in the 70`s, then known as 'The Bear Cave'

The room is not a cabin but is a very private guest hotel room adjacent to the main house. There is a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge and coffee maker.

A step above camping with a full size bathroom, giant shower, nice king size bed and sofa. Dishes and utensils are available in the room.

Very private since the viewing areas are on the opposite side of the property

looking into the Sequoia National Forest.

Located at the top of the Sequoia National Forest near Quaking Aspen Meadow and Peppermint Creek Campground, this retreat is only 3 1/2 hours from Los Angeles. This is a mountain meadow guest house and unlike other properties in the area is available all year. Activities include Cross Country Sking ( with rentals available) Dog Sledding, Sledding, Snowmobiling, ATV, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting and Mountain Biking the famous Nelson Trail and Freeman Grove Trail. I pick up riders downhill in Camp Nelson. This is a guest house cabin located adjacent to the owners home at the end of a culdesac with forest access on three sides. Very private with access to Needles Lookout just behind the property, Freeman Grove, Dome rock, Peppermint Creek and The Golden Trout Wilderness!

Forest access from three sides and private trail will lead you to all the great trails for all winter and summer sports.

Must sign rental agreement prior to arrival

More Details

Leah Walton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

Wheel chair accessible room. .


Ponderosa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
Must sign rental agreement


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Sequoia National Forest Adjacent Ponderosa Guest Cabin
average rating of 4.571429 based on 35 reviews
Houston, Singapore, Aberdeen, Bakersfield

A night in the forest of giant trees

  • 3 of 5

Exactly as described. Quaint, quiet, and surrounded by nature. A few nice adds would be guest soap/shampoo, at least one window which only pens for fresh air, and some paper towels/tissues and extra toilet paper. Overall a fun stay in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, IA, USA

Comfortable stay close to the big trees

  • 4 of 5

The stay was ok, and we were glad we made the choice. For just one room, it was quite comfortable. We were able to make ourselves a few easy meals, and loved having our morning hot coffee. A couple of things would have made it nicer for us - two chairs to sit in other than the sofa, and a bit more light. Reading was difficult in the evening. A nice plus was the night view straight overhead from the road - fantastic display of the starry sky - and we saw 3 meteorites.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great room for two with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The property owner was easy to work with. The room was neat and clean. It was equipped with a mini fridge, toaster oven, coffee pot and micro wave. Bed was comfortable as well as the pillows. Wall furnace provided plenty of heat although It was a little difficult to did the sweet spot on the thermostat.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay if you are looking to explore the Western Divide Highway and hikes nearby. It's clean, quiet, and has everything you could need while traveling. Leah was a great host-hope to return soon

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recently-built guest cabin is like a large, comfortable motel room.

  • 5 of 5

Located on the edge of the charming Ponderosa subdivision adjacent to seemingly endless, high-altitude alpine meadows and forests, this cabin is ideal for hikers, mountain bikers and nature enthusiasts.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable guest house

  • 5 of 5

Leah was a doll! We went the weekend of March 25-27 and found ourselves in this beautiful forest covered in snow! the room was comfortable, warm and big. i really love the fact that she doesn't have a TV in there, makes a couples trip that much more interesting. Thanks again Leah!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ponderosa Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
The North Road
Car: necessary

Dog Sledding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $50

Must sign rental agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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