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Enchanted Cottage In The Sequoia National Forest/Camp Nelson

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Beautifully Remodeled, This Cabin Has 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, W/ Sofa Bed

Recently remodeled, this cabin has 2 bedrooms upstairs with 1 full bath, sofa bed downstairs in front of the propane fireplace w/ 1/2 bath. Open airy kitchen and dining room, lots of windows for views of the surrounding forest. Kitchen has all new appliances. Living room has flat screen tv with DVD player. Large deck surrounded with canopy of trees and overlooking a creek running through the property. Cozy & charming inside and out, you will leave relaxed and rejuvenated.

One mile walking distance to Giant Sequoias, the breathtaking Tule River, and the Camp Nelson. Less than 1 mile to the heart of Camp Nelson where you can enjoy a great dining experience, beautiful lush green meadows and views of Slate Mountain

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Property Manager
Eric Zacher
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Eric Zacher

We first visited Camp Nelson, the beautiful Tule River, and the giant redwoods of Belknap Campground many years ago. When we returned in 2013, we were thrilled to discover the unchanged peace and beauty of the forest, and were fortunate to find and purchase this Enchanted Clover Cabin. Decorated and furnished for our own family's comfort, it has become one of our favorite destinations and we visit frequently. We are happy to share it with you as well!

Eric Zacher purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Eric Zacher chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

Leave your worries down the mountain and relax in Camp Nelson, the secret gem of the Southern Sierras! Take a step back in time in this charming cabin, built in 1944. Recently renovated, freshly painted and furnished, this cabin has all the modern conveniences of home. On the new front deck, you can barbeque as you enjoy the forest, and watch the deer as they drink from the stream.

Downstairs, the cabin features a bright, newly remodeled and fully stocked kitchen and dining room. A cozy living room with a remote-controlled gas log fireplace is perfect for reading, watching your favorite DVDs on the TV, or just relaxing in front of the fire. The sofa pulls out to a double bed, and the powder room is conveniently situated off the living room.

Upstairs you will find an attractive full bath located between two private, treetop bedrooms, each furnished with comfortable queen beds.

What makes this cabin unique

Zax Clover Creek Cabin is close to the Nelson Tavern and General Store, the 'hub' of the village, only a quick walk from miles of beautiful forest trails. Enjoy a short drive up the mountain to Ponderosa, Dome Rock, and the Trail of 100 Giants.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Enchanted Cottage In The Sequoia National Forest/Camp Nelson
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Great mountain home.

  • 4 of 5

Took our three adult children and dog for four days between Christmas and the new year. This place has it all. Super Camp Nelson location for walking, tasteful decor, easy parking, lots of coat racks, large and well equiped kitchen, beds very warm and cozy and comfortable. It was a far cry from your typical mountain retreat that is furnished with leftovers, this was up to date and well maintained. I would not recommend this for five adults, we managed, but a bit tight. Perfect for two couples, or couple with kids, or a couple of gals for the weekend. Thoughtful pet ammenities were a plus. Be aware that the bedrooms are upstairs and the handrails are very short. Chipped dishes, no cable, short on comfortable seating for more than four in living room, benches not chairs at dining table, a hunt for towels, leftover condiments in fridge with no date, and snow on steps not removed before arrival kept this from getting a five.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband I (from southern Utah) met up with my brother and sister in law (from the Bay Area) for four days of relaxation, hiking, games and visiting ... oh, and eating. We looked at many cabins before we chose the Clover cabin and we certainly made the right choice. This cabin is clean and comfortable and the décor is perfection. My sister in law and I are very fussy housekeepers; it met our standards and that is saying a lot. The decks offer beautiful space to soak up the sun, read and enjoy good conversation. The kitchen is well equipped and large enough for 2-3 people to be working at the same time. Appliances were new and well maintained and we all loved the tiny dishwasher. The bedrooms were more spacious than appear in the photos and the beds offer a most comfortable night's sleep. We were a bit concerned about there only being one full bath, but that turned out to be no problem. The half bath downstairs helped avoid lines for the main bath. The tiny doors several people have mentioned were one of the first things we sought out and they are delightful. We were able to visit with the neighbors across the street as well as those next door, all extremely friendly people who gave us excellent suggestions for hikes and places to see. If you are tired of stress, want to unwind and gear back, but still have the conveniences of home, this is a must do. I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! We just wanted to get out of town for the weekend and Camp Nelson is only a short drive from Bakersfield. The cabin was beautiful (the tiny doors all over simply enchanted me!) and also well stocked with anything we might've forgotten. We were a group of three friends and there was plenty of space for us to relax and have "me-time" as well as lots of seating for when we wanted to come together. The deck out back allowed for much Grey Squirrel watching (I saw one with the HUGEST fluffy tail!!) and BBQ'ing. We spent a lot of our time exploring the area, which is great for hiking. The manager, Cheri, was super helpful and really made getting the cabin at short notice a non issue. I appreciate the time taken in maintaining this cabin for others to share and enjoy. Definitely looking forward to another stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ashley... Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Clover is a special place! Hope to have you back another time! Sincerely, Cheri
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was amazing. It was in a picture perfect setting. Clean and comfortable...well stocked. After losing cell service and driving up the mountain to our cabin, we remembered all the things we forgot. I assured my husband that there was a general store in camp Nelson. Once we arrived at the cabin, our expectations were simply blown away. It was perfect...fireplace was on. When they say pantry items...they mean. They had everything that we had forgotten. We did go to the general store and buy items to replace what we had used. If you go, you must go to the camp Nelson is a beautiful area. We also hiked the Bear Creek trail, and drove on up to Ponderosa and did some hiking there as well. If having no internet freaks you out, I suggest a visit to Pierpoint Tavern. They have wifi, tv, and possibly the best onion rings I've ever had. You can't go wrong with this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Small, cozy, comfortable, quaint, clean, well cared for and tastefully decorated and furnished, this home was perfect for our family Thanksgiving with two adult children and two small dogs. We loved the relaxed and homely feel of the place as a base for hikes, games in the evening, napping and reading, and catching up with each other. The kitchen and dining areas were plenty big enough for us to share in the cooking and serving of our holiday dinner and hearty breakfasts, and the home gave our candlelit turkey meal a hint of Norman Rockwell. Outside temperatures were low and we found that the house can get a bit chilly if left unoccupied for long but the propane fire in the living room throws out a nice heat to gather around. Beds were extremely comfortable, with everyone sleeping like a log. The single bathroom is tiny by modern standards but served its purpose well. When the power went out one evening, the cheerful and friendly Manager drove from her home to our front door to make sure we were okay. That was a nice gesture. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this to those who enjoy a quieter, simple, life; love trees; and can appreciate the owner's finer touches. The house is comfortable enough to hang out in but it also makes a good base for trail lovers to return at the end of each day.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topanga, California

great location

  • 4 of 5

the cabin was very sweet, beds super comfortable, great location for a lot of major sequoia sites, and all in all a perfect cabin for a sequoia getaway,

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Camp Nelson Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $160
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Camp Nelson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath downstairs with toilet & sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms are located upstairs and give you the feeling that you're sleeping in a treehouse! Cozy, comfortable with down comforters, high quality sheets and alternative down pillows, covered in beautiful white chenille bedspreads. Sofa bed downstairs in front of the propane fireplace is full size, is brand new and very comfortable. Sheets, blankets & pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
We are located in the Sequoia National Forest in the historic town of Camp Nelson, within one mile walking distance to view Giant Sequoias and the beautiful Tule River. Only 45 minutes travel to Trail of 100 Giants, and ample hiking & mountain bike trails.

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