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Family Cabin - Quiet Location - Large Private Deck - Lake Member

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

The cabin is located on a very quiet stretch of Mark Twain Dr., adjacent to a wooded lot which belongs to the property, providing a very private setting. The treed area adjacent to the cabin features a seating area with hammocks and chairs providing a shaded setting for reading, relaxing and unwinding. The spacious private deck is surrounded by black oaks, ponderosa and sugar pines and both young and mature cedars and is equipped with a propane barbecue, picnic table, assorted utility tables, lounge chairs and shade umbrellas.

The living room features a large stone fireplace with an efficient wood burning insert and the raised hearth is surrounded by several couches, providing a cozy place to hang out in the cooler seasons.

The bedroom on the main floor has one queen size bed and private access to the main floor bathroom. This bathroom is also accessible from the main living area.

The large, semi-private bedroom upstairs has one double and two single beds. There is a sleeping deck off of this bedroom and folding futon sleeping mats are stored in racks above the windows.

A double futon/couch is available in the living room.

There are two bathrooms, one on each floor consisting of a shower, a toilet and a sink on the main floor and a full bathtub/shower, toilet and sink upstairs.

There is an outdoor shower at the back of the cabin, easily accessible from the main deck.

There is a washer and dryer located in the basement and there is also a clothesline available.


Twain Harte Lake is a private lake which renters of our cabin will have access to.

The daily fees for 2017 ( Memorial Day - Labor Day) are $6/per person 3 years and older/per day.

In addition, there are lots of swimming options in the area which are free or have a small ($5 per vehicle) day-use fee which we would be happy to recommend.

More Details

Property Manager
Nelia Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nelia Johnson

My sister and I grew up in Berkeley where our father taught engineering at the University 0f California. We began coming up to Twain Harte in the early fifties during summer vacation from school to escape the fog of the Bay Area. We rented at first but soon fell in love with Twain Harte's laid back lifestyle and in 1957 our parents decided to buy property and build our own place. We spent much of our childhood and adolescence at the cabin, skiing at Dodge Ridge in the winter and enjoying the endless summers swimming at Twain Harte lake, hanging out with friends and enjoying the many activities available in the area. We both eventually moved to Canada, married and had children but returned to Twain Harte each summer with the kids and now they are coming to Twain Harte with their children.

Nelia Johnson purchased this cabin in 1957

Why Nelia Johnson chose Twain Harte

The cabin has been in the family since 1957 and has been a huge and very influential part of our childhood and continues to be our family oasis now into the fourth-generation.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is located on a very quiet street on a large lot which provides lots of privacy. We love to sit out on the deck in the early morning and watch the local wildlife begin their day. There are wildlife feeders in several places providing us a close-up look at the many varieties of squirrels and birds and it is fairly common to see deer in the meadow just beyond the deck. We have maintained a small library of books about the natural environment of the Sierras and Gold Rush history, which is available to guests.


Twain Harte Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Family Cabin - Quiet Location - Large Private Deck - Lake Member
average rating of 4.537037 based on 54 reviews

Cozy rustic cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We've found our Twain Harte go to place. We've stayed in several places, this is the best.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Quiet location

  • 4 of 5

I’d advise arriving in daylight hours if you are unfamiliar with the area. We arrived after sunset and it is very dark and street signs aren’t always well lit. Cabin was fine for our needs. Unfortunately for us we had planned for a snow trip but Mother Nature said ‘ not this trip’ so we had to go looking for other activities and since it was winter the lake wasn’t an option. We had a good time and the cabin met all our needs—nothing fancy but very functional. Nelia, the owner, was very helpful in answering all of my questions. She was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Girls Trip

  • 5 of 5

I had a very nice and relaxing time at the cabin. Wonderful place to go and hang out for the weekend

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, quiet and comfortable. We plan to make our fall visit here a tradition.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family vacation home and has the feel of a place well lived in and enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and charming cabin

  • 4 of 5

I cam here for my birthday weekend with a group of friends. Everyone loved the quaint cabin; it felt like I was back in the cabin I spent summers in when I was a kid. The cabin had pretty much everything we needed for the weekend. Nelia was very helpful with recommending local spots and we ended up doing a beautiful hike around Pinecrest Lake, about 30 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very homey

  • 4 of 5

Just as described, thank you for the visit. We had a lovely time

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Modesto California
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Twain Harte Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 108
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in downtown Twain Harte
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Twain Harte lake
Car: necessary

Twain Harte is the perfect jumping off place for exploring the historic gold rush country.

Downhill and to the west you will find:

Sonora with it's historic downtown and weekly farmers market.

Jamestown and the Steam Train Museum.

Columbia Historic State Park for gold panning, stagecoach rides and live theatre.

The town of Murphy's with its many vineyards and tasting rooms.

It is a two hour drive to the magical Yosemite Valley with its many attractions.

Up the highway and to the east is the entrance to the High Sierra including Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge ski resort,

numerous lakes, rivers,and hiking trails.

You can obtain information about fishing and hiking at the Mi-Wuk or Pinecrest Ranger Stations.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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