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9 Bedrooms & 10 Bathrooms + bonus room 6,000 sq ft sleeps 50 on nearly 1 acre

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Space 6,030 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

New in 2014 upscale cabin with granite, alder & logs Ideal for Family Reunions

'The Heber C' (on 8/10 acre) on Kimball Lane is part of the old Heber C Kimball estate. With 9 Bedrooms & 10 Bathrooms and a large bonus room above the 3 car garage with it's own bath, there is plenty of room for the whole family. There are 2 completely furnished kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, a large wraparound covered deck with a great view of Bear Lake! 2 very spacious Master Bedrooms, one on the main level and another on walk-out basement level. The deck above has an outdoor fireplace for roasting marshmallows when the Fire Marshall says no to open fires. Open pit for fires in the back yard (when permitted). Walk to Pickleville Playhouse for live entertainment. (reservations required) Walk 9/10 mile to the public beach access on the 250 E Loop Road.

MAIN LEVEL*** Master Bedroom with large jetted tub & custom shower. Great Room (Kitchen, Dining, Living) has a full masonry fireplace. BR #2 has 1/2 bath plus there is an extra 1/2 bath in the hall.

UPSTAIRS***BR # 3 & 4 each have a full bath. BR #5 & 6 share a full bath between them.

BONUS ROOM*** Large area above 3 car garage has foosball and air hockey & Large flat screen with DVD. We provide pillows & 36 twin mattresses, BYO bag.

DOWNSTAIRS*** BR # 7 & 8 share a large 3/4 bath with a custom shower. Laundry room. Large full bath. BR # 9 is another spacious Master with a full bath. Step out onto a large shady patio at ground level. BR & Bath # 9 has 3 foot wide doors at the ground level making it wheelchair accessible. Large lawn area is great for family games and feel free to use the horse pasture for softball etc. The horses will move into the other pasture unless you have carrots.

We served a mission for our church in Nauvoo Illinois and we have chosen to use our memoriblia from LDS Church History to decorate our cabin. We hope you will enjoy the sweet spirit we feel there.

More Details

Ellen Maynes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Ellen Maynes

Mel is a retired Mason contractor and has worn his body right out lifting bricks and block for some 50 plus years. Ellen is a licensed general contractor & loves designing & building cabins. We are empty nesters and have served 4 missions for our church. Nauvoo in 2005 - 2007, Martin's Cove 2009, 6th Crossing of the Sweetwater in 2010 and Deseret Land & Livestock in 2011.

We sold our home before we went to Nauvoo and Built a new home when we returned. When we were called to serve at the Handcart sites of Wyoming for 6 months we decided to rent our new home out for family reunions while we were away. We called it 'The Gathering Place' (another cabin, next door that we rent out). When a spec cabin sold in 2012 we decided to build this cabin with nightly rentals in mind. We had listened to our guests at 'The Gathering Place' and decided to add more bathrooms as suggested. 10 might be just a little over the top.

Ellen Maynes purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Ellen Maynes chose Sweetwater

When we were serving in Nauvoo, we learned to love The Early Saints. Ellen learned that Heber C Kimball baptized her G. G. G. Grandpa in England. We served in his home in Nauvoo. When we came home we built on a piece of property that once belonged to Heber C and his family. It just seemed fitting to call our cabin 'The Heber C.'

What makes this cabin unique

The wrap-around porch is shady in the afternoon and protected from the prevailing N.N.W. winds. We love to relax on the deck and enjoy the view of the lake and the agricultural lands below. When you design & build a home with your own blood, sweat & tears you have a greater appreciation for all the details and all that went into it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home! I definatly got some ideas for my own dream home. The facility was great and I appreciated the quality.
Aug 2014
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Sweetwater Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6030 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 50
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tents are not allowed on the lawn. It's a city ordinance. You can set a tent on the deck or patio or inside the garage.
  • There are no hookups for RVs (including electrical cords) If you bring any RV you must park it in the driveway and register it at the city office
  • Quiet hours are from 10:30 PM to 7:00 AM
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , BR #2 on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Hall bath on main level
    Bathroom 4 - combination tub/shower , Bonus Room above garages
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom #3
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , BR # 4
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hall bath between BR # 5 & 6
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Downstairs hall bath between BR # 7 & 8
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs hall bath. split vanity / tub, toilet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Master has 3' wide door for access
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs master with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , main level with 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main level Master with jetted tub, custom shower. Spacious
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs master with full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Shares a hall bath with BR #6
    Bedroom 6 - upstairs bedroom shares a hall bath w/ BR #5
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , downstairs shares a full bath with BR #8
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , downstairs shares a full bath with BR # 7
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master / full bath. 3' wide doors for wheelchair
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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9 Bedrooms & 10 Bathrooms + bonus room 6,000 sq ft sleeps 50 on nearly 1 acre
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Comfortable gathering palce

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property. Plenty of room for our extended family of 19, very comfortable and just like home (only larger!). We enjoyed the snow and skied at nearby Beaver Mountain which was great also. We look forward to coming back someday and gather with the family.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful home. It was wonderful to use for our big family for thanksgiving.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. It was great to work with Ellen. I would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The "everything" house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful property the second weekend in August 2017, and enjoyed every minute we were there. Our hostess made sure our every need was met and exceeded our expectations. Seriously, don't bring any utensils or cooking gear. Everything needed is here! There are even plastic baggies, aluminum foil, etc. She only asks that you start washing your towels the night before you leave. She has two washing machines, and the one upstairs can wash about 10 towels at once. She also asked if we'd help her out by taking off the sheets we used and putting new ones on. She has a lot of sheets and towels. This home has beautiful furnishings and what our family loved was the wraparound front porch. The garage has 6-7 banquet tables in the large garage with ample folding chairs. We set them up on the porch and that's where we ate. We numbered about 40 in all. It was so much fun to eat together! The two kitchens were also handy to have. We traveled about 7 minutes to get to Rondevous Beach. We'd send a scouting party ahead at 7:00 each day to set up "easy ups" and beach umbrellas to hold a place for us. We were one of the first two parties there each day, one being Saturday. The water levels are much higher than usual, so finding a place on the beach was a little more difficult than usual, but we had great spots both days we went to the lake. We couldn't have asked for a better location or better accommodations for our family reunion. We received our full deposit back in full. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful, perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin fit our family very nicely! Everything was clean and the owner, Ellen was fantastic to work with. We loved it here! Super close to pickleville, the golf course, and rendezvous beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you for the chance to make some wonderful memories!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a wonderful family reunion at Bear Lake and this house was perfect for our family! Ellen was wonderful to work with and wanted everything to be just right for us! It was so great to come home after a fun day at the beach and relax! Having all of the bedrooms and bathrooms made it easy for each of us to be ready for the day and to enjoy the evening! Thanks for helping us make some wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of space. Kitchens were wonderful. Big yard made it possible for games and visiting.

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the home. About 50 people stayed and were comforable. Very clean and lots of ability to feed many more. Great yard with lots of room for games of all kinds. I am recommending it to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwy 30
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Beaver Mountain
Car: necessary

Kimball Lane is just off UT State highway 30 at Pickleville Playhouse


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation policy, IF I can re-book your dates I will refund your first 50% paid minus $50 for handling fee. IF I cant fill your dates then you lose the first half and I lose the second half.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund