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Spacious, Modern Mountain Retreat Among the Trees

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The perfect place for quiet relaxation, indoor fun and outdoor adventure

Spacious 2-story 2,300 square foot updated cabin surrounded by sweet smelling pine trees in the quiet community of Camp Connell in Big Trees Village. Views of the trees from every room. The ultimate private get-away with the convenience of all area attractions just minutes away.


Features a beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, tons of cabinet space, fully stocked with cooking gear and gadgets for the chef at heart. Long granite counter bar seats 4. Large dining area seats 10+. Spacious great room with comfortable sofa seating and gorgeous slate fireplace, flat screen TV with cable (sports, premium channels) and AppleTV. Enjoy views of trees from inside through walls of windows. Or relax on the large deck with a book or a beverage with friends (dining seating for up to 14!). Master bedroom with king bed.


Features large rec room with pool table, Ms. Pac-man, universal arcade game, and dome hockey table. Flat screen TV with full cable (sports, premium channels, etc) and Roku. 2 bunk beds (4 twin mattresses). Lower deck is perfect for a breath of fresh air. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Bedroom with king bed, separate full bathroom (shower/tub). Master suite with attached bathroom (double sinks, shower/tub) with 1 full bed and twin over full bunk bed.


Upstairs master bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2)

Downstairs bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2)

Downstairs bedroom suite: Full bed (sleeps 2), Twin over full bunk bed (sleeps 3)

Downstairs rec room: 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Ample room for overflow sleeping in rec room or on upstairs couches


Access to Big Trees Village Recreation Center with 2 pools, game tables, frisbee golf, tennis and grass areas and fun activities during the Summer.

Located just off of Highway 4, with easy access to Arnold (8 minutes to grocery shopping, local shops, brewery and restaurants), Stanislaus River (10 minutes to swimming, picnicking), Big Trees State Park (3 minutes to hiking and famous giant redwoods), Bear Valley (25 minutes to skiing, outdoor adventures), Lake Alpine (30 minutes to kayaking, fishing), Murphys (25 minutes to wine tasting, brewery, top restaurants, shops, festivals), and Angels Camp (40 minutes to cave exploration, restaurants)

More Details

Suzanne Oehler
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Suzanne Oehler

A San Jose family in the Tech industry, we enjoy getting away for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and skiing. We love that our cabin is just a beautiful 3 hour drive from the Bay Area.

Suzanne Oehler purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Suzanne Oehler chose California

This is our oasis of calm, an escape from city life and gateway to outdoor adventure. It's a wonderful place to gather families or even have some quality time alone.

What makes this cabin unique

Private setting on 1/2 acre - barely see the neighbors.

2 separate zones of the home (upstairs and downstairs) allow guests to have separate experiences.

Gourmet kitchen with gas stove is perfect for the chef at heart and to cook for big groups.

3-mile Shoshone Drive loop is great for a moderate run.


Camp Connell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 full bed and twin over full bunk bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Modern Mountain Retreat Among the Trees
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
San Carlos, CA

Wonderful house with a perfect layout

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is amazing to cook in, location is close to bear and murphys. The owner is incredibly responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Brian. So happy you all enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for treating our cabin so well during your stay!
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Very nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished with almost everything you need. Only one recommendation - tell guests to bring a load of firewood for the fireplace.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this beautiful home with every amenity!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Helms Deep! Perfect surroundings in the snow. Easy sledding right in the yard. This home has every amenity you might want or need and then some. Can't wait to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, California

Beautiful, perfect cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 3 couples and 2 boys (ages 10 and 11). We all absolutely loved it and already want to book it again! The gourmet kitchen was stocked with many extras (Ziploc bags, foil, etc.,) and anything we needed for cooking (plenty of dishes, pans, spices). The game room downstairs was a huge draw for all of us. We took turns playing pool, fuse ball hockey, pacman and the boys loved sleeping in the bunk beds and having their own TV. We were lucky to have some great snow for the boys to go sledding right on the side of the house. There was plenty of space for us to play games at the kitchen table and plenty of lounge space as well. The decor is very modern, yet cozy with great style! The owner was very easy to reach if we had any questions. She was very helpful with recommendations of favorite places to eat, wine taste and adventure! We have stayed at other cabins in the area, but this is our favorite by far!!! I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carri - Thanks so much for your awesome review. We work hard to have everything anyone might need on hand so our guests can just relax. Thanks for treating our cabin so well. I hope you return! -Suzanne
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Great place to stay! Couldn't have asked for a better cabin to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

Overall the trip and stay was great.. a total of 3 couples and our kids took a snow trip for the super bowl weekend, we never had to leave the cabin, there was arcades for the kids, pool table, tv's and plenty of more entertainment. The cabin was completely stocked up the owner really makes you feel at home.. Had a great experience and most likely will stay here again..

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris - Thanks for our great review. So glad the weekend worked out well and that you had the desired Super Bowl viewing experience :) Really appreciate your taking great care of our place. -Suzanne
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Amazing property...perfect for our family gathering!!

  • 5 of 5

Helm's Deep was a great place for our family gathering during the holidays. There were plenty of rooms and amenities. Suzanne thought of every detail to make this house feel like "home." She even made herself accessible during our Christmas stay! Kids were not only entertained by the variety of games in the downstairs rec room, the snow (we were lucky to receive) offered lots of outdoor fun! The upstairs open concept made the living room/dining room area spacious, yet cozy. Thanks for making this a memorable trip for our family! We hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thao, Thanks for your great review! We've been blessed with some snow this winter. Looking forward to another big snow front coming in tomorrow! Happy New Year! Suzanne
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Stockton Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Snowshoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sarafina Italian
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Camp Connell Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning fee $150 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Linen service is included in the cleaning fee (bed sheets and towels). Damage deposit covers cost if key is not returned to the lockbox, missing linens or damage beyond wear and tear. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Vacation rental agreement must be signed no later than 2 weeks prior to check-in date.

Must be 25 years or older to rent the property.

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.
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