A Hidden Cottage Nestled in a Secluded Area in the Sequoia National Forest

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Hidden Cottage


Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nestled in the Sequoia National Forest, this delightful hidden cottage is a perfect respite from the heat of the Central Valley and the hustle, bustle of the city. Outside you'll enjoy a large open deck with outdoor charcoal barbecue and lots of room to lounge, read and relax. Inside is beautifully remodeled with knotty pine walls & ceilings, wood-look vinyl flooring. Kitchen is quaint with electric GE stove, GE refrigerator, lots of light with knotty pine countertops and cabinets. Downstairs has one bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, with a pull down queen-size murphy bed in livingroom, flat screen TV for viewing DVD's and wall furnace for cozy cooler evenings. Upstairs has a pull down staircase opening to a knotty pine ceiling and floor loft with two built-in full-size beds with plenty of windows for viewing the forest. This cabin now has wifi available as well as a telephone. Cabin is walking distance to Belknap Campground and the Tule River where you will enjoy strolling along the river and standing inside of Giant Sequoias for perfect photo opportunities. Fishing on the Tule River is also a great past-time in Camp Nelson. You also are within walking distance to Camp Nelson which has Nelson's Tavern for great dining, Camp Nelson General Store, a hardware store and a laundromat. The historic Camp Nelson Lodge is across the street and a great place to visit and take in the views.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet friendly......moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 murphy bed


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Loft bedroom with 2 full-size beds...moreless

  • Downstairs is a queen size murphy bed that pulls out of the wall (picture and all) right over the sofa in the living room. Upstairs is a loft with two full size beds. There is no bathroom upstairs. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Only bathroom in the cabin is downstairs off livingroom...moreless

  • Located downstairs off of livingroom.

Other Amenities

  • Located in the Sequoia National Forest, not the Sequoia National Park. Camp Nelson is 3 hours away from the Park....moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort:

    Pierpoint Springs Resort is just 1/2 mile down the road on Highway 190 with dining, small store, post office and bar....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Camp Nelson is a small historic logging town with lots of interesting history of the hearty people who lived here and history of the Yolkut Indians....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has a queen size murphy bed that pulls down from wall in living room right over the sofa. Very comfortable and cozy....moreless

  • Parking:

    Flat parking with lots of turn around room....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline is now available for emergency and local calls only. Phone number will be given out upon confirmation of a booking....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $145
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 10%

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Island
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 190

Car: Necessary

Trail of 100 Giants - 45 minutes away

Amos Alonzo Stagg Tree - 20 minutes away

Giant Sequoia Groves - all over

Dome Rock - 7800 foot elevation - 20 minutes away - A must see!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Danny and Sherry Rhoten are the proud owners of 2 vacation rentals in Camp Nelson. Danny retired in 1996 from Southern California Edison (SCE) after 30 years of service. A few years later, he started his own company 'Rhoten Technical Services' and has been doing consulting work for the engineering department for SCE almost continually from 1999 until the present. Sherry presently is and has been a Special Education teacher for the Porterville Unified School District for many years. She is the head of a program for pre-school autistic children where she uses her masters degree in Special Education and is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. We have 5 grown children and 13 grandchildren. Years ago, when our children were in elementary and high school we hosted over the years 19 foreign exchange students. When Sherry was 9 years old, she and her family moved from Bakersfield to Camp Nelson where her father, being a building contractor, was hired to build the additions to the Camp Nelson Lodge and build the motel. They liked it so much that they built a new house in Camp Nelson for themselves and stayed on. Sherry grew up here and only left when she left for college. We moved back to Camp Nelson in 2003 and love living here full-time.

Why Camp Nelson, CA, USA:
When the property near our home came up for auction it included 3 lots and this cabin. We fell in love with the location and seclusion and decided to put in a bid. Our bid was accepted and we were thrilled! We had the cabin remodeled the next year and love the master craftsmanship that went into the design and construction of our little cabin. We know when you walk in you will understand what we mean and become enchanted with its charm as well!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This adorable cozy mountain cabin is located on a secluded road in the beautiful Sequoia National Monument. Completely remodeled from head to toe featuring a loft with 2 double beds and a Queen size Murphy bed downstairs, sleeps 6. Open floor plan. After an exciting day of sightseeing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, or boating, relax with your flat screen TV and DVD player or enjoy some peace and quiet time on the new spacious deck, hidden below a canopy of trees. For the cook, have a go at the antique electric stove and antique refrigerator, both of which work like they were new or use the charcoal burning BBQ on the deck for nice hamburger or steak dinner. For the chilly nights there is a wall furnace supplying the heat. Located on private road, it lends itself to peaceful seclusion. A perfect romantic hideaway.

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Speaks: english



  • Hidden Cottage

    Hidden Cottage

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Living Room with Queen-size Murphy bed

    Living Room with Queen-size Murphy bed

  • Upstairs Loft with 2 Full-size beds

    Upstairs Loft with 2 Full-size beds

VRBO #626411

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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A Hidden Cottage nestled in a secluded area in the Sequoia National Forest

Camp Nelson, CA, USA #626411

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