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One bedroom cabin on 450 acre Historic gold country cattle ranch

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Permit# 403

Beautiful vintage cabin overlooking meadow where horses graze. One bedroom with Queen bed. Antique twin iron bed and couch in living room.One bathroom with shower and pedestal sink.Pine floors throughout. This cabin has a large kitchen with electric range, refrigerator, and sink where of course, dishes are washed by hand. Linen and bamboo bedding and down duvet. VCR with old western movies provided. 5 minutes to Columbia state park, 10 minutes to Sonora, 1 hour to the High Sierra and 1 hour and 30 min to Yosemite Park entrance. Walk back in time and experience rustic simple living. Quiet except for livestock noise and cow dogs barking. Limited cell service and no internet.

Marianne wright
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017


Columbia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and pedestal sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


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One bedroom cabin on 450 acre Historic gold country cattle ranch
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Our favorite place in California

  • 5 of 5

We love the ranch! This was our second time at the cabin and plan to make it an annual trip. My 5 year old son loves the goats, especially Little Goat. Even my pug smiles and enjoys being out there. It is secluded and peaceful for adults but also fun for kids. I like that there's a full kitchen. Don't expect a luxury suite; it is rustic but comfortable. Marianne is warm and welcoming and gives helpful tips.

You can find good restaurants in Sonora. Columbia, an old mining town, is also close. There are fun things for kids there and a tea house for the grown-ups (they allow dogs). There are several lakes within an hour. We go to Pinecrest. You can rent boats and fish there. They also have a beach. If you're looking for a memorable vacation with your kids, this is the place. Thank you, Marianne, for opening your ranch to guests. It is a special place. My son and I created many wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to unplug

  • 4 of 5

If you're not looking for friendly owner, dog, goats and horses this place isn't for you.

Oh yeah did I mention peace and quiet without light pollution for beautiful star lit sky and a back to basics rustic cabin.

I live in the busy city and work at could arguably be the busiest place in the country right now, so away from it all is exactly what I wanted, and needed.

This will probably make my 5 star next time we visit (my wife insists we go back) as I only stayed at the cabin and didn't take advantage of the beautiful I49 drive that we used to enjoy so much when we lived in northern Nevada

Visiting the small mining towns north of Columbia all the way up I49 to Sutters Mill is in our to do list next time around.

Thanks again Marianne

Joe & Madeline

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic ranch cabin in rolling hills

  • 4 of 5

If simplicity and peace is what you're looking for, this little cabin on the ranch has it. No frills, just the basics (and no distractions) in a rustic cabin about 10 minutes from Sonora, CA. We based out this cabin for day trips into the Sierra mountains. Our son loved meeting the farm animals. Wish we could have had more time to chat with our friendly host, Michelle, and enjoy the sounds of the ranch.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed briefly experiencing life on a ranch

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and cozy cabin. Friendly dog and funny goats with a view of roaming cattle from the window.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Rustic and Charming

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Marianne's place for 2 nights and fell in love. First, she was very helpful when we had questions for us and we felt very comfortable on her property. She was kind enough to even let us stay even though she had a big sale going on that weekend. The cabin is super cute and both beds are very comfortable. Bathroom was impeccably clean and with great soaps and towels. There is a long gravel road to get back to the cabin, but as long as you drive slow, its not a problem and not very long. The outdoor space has a table and chairs and its gorgeous to sit out there and watch the stars at night. The location couldn't be more perfect....close to Columbia and Murphy's as well as Angel's Camp. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rustic Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to getaway and enjoy true peacefulness! I had a fantastic relaxing and quiet 2 days there. Perfectly furnished in true rustic decor, this cabin will provide all the comfort you need. The animals are all friendly and Marianne made a great hostess! The outdoors views and great starlit sky at night make this a very calm and peaceful place! Definitely will return soon!

Thank you!


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia state historic park is 5 min from cabin. Pinecrest lake ,Kennedy meadows resort are great places up highway 108, One hour away. Murphy's has great wine tasting and restaurants, Sonora has great shopping( antique stores , gift and clothing boutiques.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Directions: take hwy 49 north out of Sonora,go 2 miles then right on Shaws Flat road, 1 mile then left on Horseshoe bend road, take until narrows down, will go over cattle guard, turn left at 3 mail boxes on gravel drive( 9915 and 9925 horseshoe bend road. Go one mile on gravel road to end and cabin is last building on the right.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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