|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
A double futon/couch is available in the living room.
There is one bathroom on each floor consisting of a shower, a toilet and a sink.
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 2016 ( Memorial Day - Labor Day) are $8/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.
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
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.
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.
This cabin was very cozy with lots of beds and blankets to keep us warm. Heater was already turned on when we got there and the house stayed warm the entire trip! Also, the location was perfect! Walking distance to town, yet nestled in the woods. We would definitely would back again!
Nelia's cabin was a much-needed stay. She was very friendly and provided us with linens since my family and I did not bring any. We spent a lot of time out on the deck and saw a deer family come around almost everyday! The area is quiet and the house itself is cozy. It does get really hot up in the attic during the day but down below in the main living area is breezy with the fan and windows open. Thank you so much Nelia for letting us stay at your home! Would recommend for anyone wanting to stay near Yosemite!
The hammocks were great. We enjoyed going out to Twain Harte Lake and hiking in the Emigrant Wilderness.
Instructions were very good. Cabin was old but clean. Showers were a little suspect but everything worked and the heat was good.
Loved staying with my daughter for one night at this cabin. I love Native American Flute Music and from the downstairs bedroom by myself, I opened the windows, the beautiful trees and night air, and played my flute music it was beautiful, spiritual, and felt close to God. I also loved the original features of the cabin from the 1950s, very tasteful and wonderful memories of my own childhood. It was clean, study, tasteful, and had an amazing energy that is hard and rare to find. This cabin must have been filled with love for many years. My four grandchildren had so much fun on the hammocks, swings, and hanging out with us on the deck. The BBQ my daughter and her husband cooked for us was amazing. I was concerned as I had never rented a cabin from a private person but the experience was a good one for my daughter, she received her deposit back, and we look forward to another family stay there. Thank you again for a beautiful experience in Twain Harte! Oh if you ever want to sell your cabin I hope you will contact your previous guests first and let us know!
We had a great time here at the cabin, loved the ping pong table and hammocks for the kids. We played board games and dominos all night. Very clean, comfort and cozy with a good location. Wish the community pool was open on the weekend tho but we visited the river and had a good time. We appreciate the hospitality Johnson's
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|