About the property
- Cabin1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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 MEMBER
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 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.
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The cabin was comfortable and peaceful. Is in a good location close to town.
We enjoyed our time at the cabin in Twain Harte. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The lake is a good place. It was clean even in the off season. The town atmosphere was great.
We just came back from our weekend in Twain Harte. This cabin worked out beautifully for our family! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. ps the kids loved to rope swing!!!
Cute and cozy as expected
The cabin was perfect for my fiance, me and our two small dogs. Nelia was super responsive and gave genuine replies to all my questions and concerns. You really feel like you are in nature as we woke up to deer every morning and were surrounded by trees. The house provided everything we needed and what it didnt have we were aware of before we went. I would highly recommend this cabin for a nice getaway that is among the trees and close to fun outdoor activities.
Great to hear you enjoyed the cabin and surroundings.
Great family cabin! Perfect for our needs!
We had the pleasure of renting this small family cabin. It is perfect for a large family. It can fit more than one family, but the upstairs sleeping quarters and bathroom is more of a loft style, with an open door, so just something to consider when renting. This cabin is a bit more rustic than others we looked at (2 prong wall plugs), and in the main living room area lighting was a little dark/limited. We were here during a major snow storm, with a power outtage, and couldn't locate enough materials to start a fire (no paper, firestarter logs or small kindling). Plenty of wood logs and lighters though. The heating system was fantastic and kept the cabin nice and toasty so we were able to withstand the loss of heat during the power outtage. Furniture was comfy, wifi was strong and enabled my wife to work, and we enjoyed the lack of cable TV (they do provide Roku service). It gave us a chance to unplug and unwind. All in all I'd recommend this cabin to others (and recommend some upgrades on lighting to the owners) but our stay was wonderful and the owners were great to work with. Also, for future renters, the driveway really only fits 2 cars as it is small and "u" shaped around a bunch of trees. And this was a pet friendly rental! Highlight of the visit was seeing so many deer, including ones playing right outside the window next to the cabin!!
Thank you for the review. Great information for us and renters. Lighting and kindling I can and will deal with. We always appreciate the feedback.
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.
I had a very nice and relaxing time at the cabin. Wonderful place to go and hang out for the weekend
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.