'Library in the Sky' - Cabin with National Forest Backyard(109 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
Our remarkable Mi-Wuk Village "cabin" (as it's called, though it has 1600 square feet) is 15 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108 in the heart of the Western Sierra Nevada at 4400 foot elevation. Two large bedrooms, plus sprawling downstairs. Visitors complain they have trouble leaving the deck, since the cabin directly borders and dramatically overlooks the Stanislaus National Forest--our 'backyard'.
We've had hundreds of visitors over the past twenty years and six guest books full of their joys and discoveries. The house is very warm, friendly, well-equipped, quirkily aesthetic and clean, but please know that our family and guests use it extensively, so don't expect a pristine showplace home.
The cabin is equipped with outdoors hot tub,wireless broadband, fireplace, washer and dryer, DVD/VCR (basic TV reception!), full kitchen, piano, pingpong table, dartboard, foosball table, a jillion books, guidebooks galore, and lots of kids' and nature art. The house is technically on 2/3 acre but is actually on many thousands of acres since it is perched on a hill bordering and overlooking the national forest. There are unobtrusive neighbors on adjoining side lots but the backyard vista is completely natural... and accessible. There is a wonderful feeling of privacy and solitude. Deer, birds and even, once, a bear have been spotted in our yard!
A 90 minute hike (of some steepness) takes you to a gorgeous nook of the North Fork of the Tuolumne River. Many other mountain treats are available within short car ride. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (and cross-country trails) and Leland Snowplay (sledding) are 13 and 16 miles respectively up the road, with other sledding closer still. The Sierra in summertime offers wonderful fishing, hiking, lake (or pool) swimming, river rafting, bicycling etc. Yosemite is a scenic 90 minute drive from the cabin. There are local tennis and golf facilities easily available too.
Member since: 2005
- Max. occupancy 12
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- spinet piano
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $100
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I am help lead a nonprofit called TechSoup that I started in 1987. Global). My wife is a filmmaker, artist and writer. After 41 years on Potrero Hill, I moved to Lagunitas in 2016. We enjoy the cabin as often as we can. Our favorite activity is hiking the many trails and watching the dogs run free.
Why the Owner Chose Mi-Wuk Village, CA, USA:
In my younger days I backpacked extensively throughout the Sierra. After marriage and spawning, we started renting cabins. We did it so often, we decided it made more sense to try to own one, with the idea of creating our idea of a comfortable, homey and a little quirky place to escape to. We started renting to friends, asking them to take care of it as if it were their own. They did, and made it better, and the idea of creating a high value, share-able retreat where guests were trusted to be responsible, gathered steam.
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Sunset from deck
Hot tub under the stars (photo doesn't do justice to view!)
deck table and view
Wood fireplace with insert and blower. Toasty!
spinnet tuned 7/16
pine tree growing through the deck
old rocking chair will get you!
The Mighty Men of Foosball
Foosball and Piano combo
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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