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Winter's Camp: Cabin w/ Lake Privileges, Walk to Town, & Air Conditioning!

Twain Harte, CA, USA
  • Cabin814 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Twain Harte classic summer cabin with enormous deck & Wi-fi

We're looking forward to this summer and our Opening Day for 2017 will be in May. The lake will be open to the public on May 27th. Bring on the lemonade!

We are excited to announce that AIR CONDITIONING IS GETTING INSTALLED ON 6/7/17! We have listened to the feedback we've received from our guests and will be installing air conditioners for this summer in each bedroom and the main great room. We know this will be a wonderful addition to the property and can't wait to share this new amenity with our guests.

Winter’s Camp is a charming and cozy cabin tucked into the pines in the center of Twain Harte, with modern touches and access to Twain Harte Lake. It’s the perfect escape for families looking for a relaxing stay in a quaint Sierra town that time forgot (in a good way).

The cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can comfortably sleep eight. There is a master bedroom on the far end with a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom. A second bedroom features a full-size bed plus twin bunk beds – perfect for the family. The spacious living room has a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace (that is just for show. There is ample space to huddle around a vintage board game, relax with a book or enjoy movie night with family and friends.

Winter’s Camp has been in our family for decades. It was recently handed down a generation and given a modern refresh. All the bed and bath linens are fresh, comfortable and actually match! There is speedy wireless internet access – with a strong signal throughout the house and front deck. The living room has a 42” Sony TV in case you’ve reached pine tree and sunshine overload. The connected Roku box will let you queue up a movie from your Netflix, Amazon or Hulu account. Note: there is no standard cable TV service.

The kitchen is well-stocked with the cookware and tools you need to pull together a family feast (sharp knives, solid cookware and a cocktail shaker in case of emergency). There is fresh, new table service for eight. Enjoy meals inside when the air is cool or take advantage of the huge deck out front for dining al fresco.

Speaking of that deck: you’ll spend more time here than any other place during your stay. Perfect for relaxing, having a drink and coming up with grand plans that you’ll never get around to because you’re so content right where you are. Seriously, it’s a great deck.

Your rental comes with lake privileges, granting you access to Twain Harte Lake for your entire group. Relax on the sandy shore, take a swim in the cool water on a hot day or make your way across the lake the “The Rock” where the big kids hang out and dare each other to throw backflips off the diving board. Don’t forget to hit the Snack Shack for soft serve ice cream.

There is so much more to say, but we’ll let the pictures do some of the talking as well. The owner manages the property and lives locally if you need any help during your stay. If you have questions about Winter’s Camp, please email us. For more information about Winter’s Camp and great ideas for day trips and activities during your trip, Enjoy your stay!

Planning to rent multiple cabins? Winter’s Camp is just two doors down from Casa Bella (VRBO 269321).


Bill Salsig and Jody Pritchard

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Bill Salsig and Jody Pritchard

Winter's Camp (known in our family as 'The Cabin') has been the hub of our summer vacations since the mid-80's. In 2009 Bill (pictured with his mother Natalie and granddaughter) 'retired' from the US Forest Service and moved to Twain Harte where he now lives full time. Bill has continued his love of engineering and still inspects trail bridges on the Stanislaus National Forest. Bill also serves on the Twain Harte Lake Association Board of Directors. In 2013 he purchased the cabin from his mother and spent a year renovating the cabin with the help of his daughter Jody. Jody is a professional lighting designer in San Francisco and helps Bill with the rental management and online presence of Winter's Camp.

Bill Salsig and Jody Pritchard purchased this Cabin in 2013

Why Bill Salsig and Jody Pritchard chose Twain Harte

Why Winter in Summer? For five generations the name 'Winter' has been handed down through the first sons in our family. The youngest is now just 7. Winter's Camp has been a place where generations of our family reconnect, play, and relax together during hot summer days. So many hours have been spent reading on the deck, lounging at The Lake, and swapping stories. As a kid Jody always wanted to vacation somewhere else, but now as an adult with her own family, she loves the smell of the pine trees when they drive into Twain Harte and her children constantly ask when they get to go back.

What makes this Cabin unique

Summers at Winter's Camp are the perfect answer to the cold Bay Area fog. We have invested in the property to provide fun Mid-Century modern design and creature comforts for the next generations to come. We look forward to sharing our little slice of summer haven with you and the people you care about.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Brand new bed, dresser, closet, LED reading lights
      • The Sleeping Porch
        1 double, 1 bunk bed, New bedding, dresser, likely space for travel crib
      • Living Room Sofa Bed
        1 queen, All new bedding. Consider an Aerobed on the porch - fun!


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Master Bath
          toilet, shower
        • Guest Bath
          toilet, shower


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      As of 6/7/17 each bedroom and the great room will have an in-wall air conditioner.
                    • Fireplace
                      For looks only. Waiting on some maintenance later in 2014
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      6 mbs high speed wireless internet. Deck is covered too.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Space for 2-3 cars. Covered parking for one.
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls only.
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Place settings for 8. Everything new for 2014.
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Small, electric
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Small, electric
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              With the extension seats 8, but it's a snug fit. Children's booster seat provided.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Sony DVD Blu-ray Player
                                • Games
                                  Vintage board games
                                • Television
                                  DVD Blu-Ray player accesses your Netflix & Hulu accounts. HDMI cable provided for your devices to output directly to TV
                                • Toys


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      690sf of pure bliss. Bigger than an SF apartment.
                                    • Golf
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      22' Webber Charcoal grill with chimney starter
                                    • Tennis


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Both entry points include stairs. 3 stairs from the carport and 9 from the driveway. Both include railings for those needing assistance, but a wheelchair will not be possible.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          20 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Amazing Family getaway

                                                          Bridgette E.

                                                          We had such a relaxing time staying at the Winter's Camp cabin. It was the perfect spot for our family of 5! The kitchen had all the essentials, there were family games to play, the T.V. was easy to operate and had great instructions. But our favorite part was deck. The picnic table area was so cute, we enjoyed eating outside. It was so inviting, we highly recommend this cabin and will be back in the near future.

                                                          Charming Cabin

                                                          Melinda A.

                                                          My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Twain Harte. The cabin is a great mixture of mid-century and rustic charm. A lot of thought and detail in all the decorations and added amenities: vintage games and magazines; charming stuffed animals; creative lighting and comfortable beds. Easy short walk to town and lake access, too. We would love to go back!

                                                          Enjoyed our stay tremendously and will back soon!

                                                          Ekaterina W.San Carlos, CA

                                                          The cabin is very well equipped and located near downtown. We had two families with two 5 year old boys. All had a blast! Both days walked downtown and ended up listening to live music and dancing. Lake is very kid-friendly but can get crowded on the weekend.

                                                          The only thing we would enjoy better is a earlier check in and one hour later check out .

                                                          marlan b.

                                                          Everything you could possibility think of was there -

                                                          Earlier check in and a little later check out would be better for our family though - that may stop us from renting here again - it was so perfect other wise we loved the huge deck - we never turned on the tv -

                                                          Great cabin! central location, clean and cozy & family friendly

                                                          Amy R.

                                                          Fantastic Cabin and lovely owners.. The cabin is centrally located, a 2 minute walk to the village and a short drive to the lake (we also walked)

                                                          The cabin is very well equipped, clean and modernized but has a vintage rustic charm. We loved our trip and cant wait to return.

                                                          Beautiful, well equipped home with responsive and kind property owners!

                                                          Stacey H.

                                                          Bill and his daughter, Jody were very helpful from the moment we booked their beautiful home. Bill stopped by shortly after we arrived to drop off a bottle of wine and snacks for the kids. He told us about things to do in the area as well as the History of the place. The property worked out perfect for our group; 3 adults and 3 children - the kids loved the deck and the toys/games on the property. The kitchen had everything we needed to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything was spotless, we can't wait to go back. The only disappointment was the local pool was not open which of course had nothing to do with the property. The lake was beautiful though they are quite strict (no personal food or drinks at the lake and anything bought at snack shack must be consumed within the "eating area," not where all you're towels etc. are).


                                                          Twain Harte, CA, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed 10% Tuolumne County Occupancy Tax $8 per person per day Lake entry fee (new 2016 rates per the Lake Board)

                                                          20 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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