About the property
- House3540 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
6 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16 MAX
If interested in adding The Cottage, DO NOT select the "Request To Book" option. Please FIRST select "ASK OWNER A QUESTION" or call me at 650-454-0162.
NO MORE than 16 guests allowed on the property.
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A fantastic mountain home surrounded by tall forests: two homes proudly stand on this flat 3-acre lot with plenty of room for outdoor fun. (You cannot find a multiple area flat lot or a large lawn in other properties in the area.) Historic 100+ year-old apple trees on the large lawn add to the charm of this property. The main house has 4 bedrooms upstairs with 2 full bathrooms, plus a 1/2 bath and sleeping den downstairs, which acts as the 5th bedroom. The Cottage has sleeping for four, a full bathroom and a large fully-equipped kitchen. The Cottage is an "ADD ON" for an additional fee of $150 per night and is not rented separately. Both houses are furnished with lots of new decor.
The Mountain House (2706 sq ft): sleeps 12 max.
3 new California Kings with new comforter sets
2 Extra Long Twins with new comforter sets
1 new Bunk bed with two new Twins and new comforter sets
1 new Queen hide-a-bed with new comforter set
2 Full bathrooms, both with tubs and showers and 1 half bath
The Cottage (834 sq ft): sleeps 4 max. The Cottage is an "ADD ON" for an additional fee of $150 per night and is not rented separately.
1 Queen with new comforter set
1 new Bunk bed (twin size)
Full bathroom, tub and shower
When you drive on to this spacious and peaceful setting you immediately feel at home. Plenty of parking for 5 or 6 cars on level ground.
The Mountain House is about 25 years old - however, it feels like new with all of the many new updates, including--but not limited to--decor, furnishings, paint, appliances, fixtures, flooring, fire pit, 81' bocce ball court and more. All appliances and electronics are state-of-the-art: WiFi (limited), Direct TV Satellite (including sports package), 2 Blu-ray players. Three new Smart TV's in the main house: the living room - 60" with Surround Sound; master bedroom - 50"; and kitchen - 27". The glass french doors in the foyer lead into the main living space. The dining table has seating for 8. The bar high custom-made wine barrel table in the kitchen area seats 8 and is also perfect for playing cards! Dual ovens in the kitchen: one gas, one electric. Just off the kitchen is a laundry area and a 1/2 bath. The living room is large and comfortable. The den, just off the living room, is equipped with a new queen hide-a-bed and shelves/cabinets/hooks for clothing. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms, a master bathroom and another full bath.
The Cottage is a VERY large open studio living space with a 60" Smart TV with Surround Sound, Direct TV, and a Blu-ray player; very colorful and super comfy Bob Timberlake sofas, sleeping for four. One full bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. The Cottage is an "ADD ON" for an additional fee of $150 per night and is not rented separately.
Large decks surround both the house and the cottage and a brand new 8-burner propane barbecue is there for your enjoyment. There is an 81' bocce ball court, badminton, croquet, wiffleball, horseshoes, and ping pong, basketball hoop and fire pit for s'mores!
You MUST see to believe the great amenities these rentals can afford you and your family and guests.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Cathy Burket
Mark and Cathy Burket, their three sons and daughter-in-law, all love the peaceful beauty of the Sierra Mountains. The Burket's have been blessed to have the opportunity to have a home in Twain Harte, Ca. They have enjoyed many years of exploring the area where Mark Twain and Bret Harte, two famous American authors, gathered their inspiration, and they believe the beauty of the gold country is truly California at its best.
Cathy Burket purchased this House in 2015
Why Cathy Burket chose Mi-Wuk Village
The Mountain House is close to several lakes - Pinecrest, Don Pedro, Lake Tulloch, Lake McClure and New Melones Lake. These lakes offer all water activities, fishing, and party boat rentals, kayak rental, etc. Experience adventure rafting down the Stanislaus River! Pinecrest has an awesome outdoor amphitheater in the summer where first run movies are shown. Also close by are the historic towns of Jamestown, Columbia State Park, Sonora, Murphys, Big Trees. In Sonora you can enjoy everything from pizza to Thai Cuisine, as well as shopping Sonora's historic South Washington Street. Remember to stop for wine tasting, antiquing or have fun riding the #3 train that was in the movie "Back To The Future" in Jamestown! Or, spend the day over in Murphys wine tasting and take in a concert at the amazing outdoor IronStone Vineyards concert venue where top artists perform! Dodge Ridge Ski Area and Leland Snow Play are about 20 miles east and provides for all sorts of snow activities. Also about 20 miles away are the Moaning Caverns - beautiful caverns lined with gemstones. Have fun panning for gold, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or wine tasting, all while surrounded by gorgeous scenery. And don't forget about Yosemite National Park--about 60 miles away--considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are several golf courses in the area - Mountain Springs in Sonora (15 minutes). Copperopolis in Saddle Creek (25 minutes) or Green Horn Creek in Angels Camp (30 minutes). Or play the charming nine hole course in downtown Twain Harte - only 5 minutes away. Sierra Repertory Theater provides professional stage productions at its theaters in Columbia and East Sonora. Like to gamble? Black Oak Casino is a 20-minute drive south to Tuolumne City.
What makes this House unique
A very private retreat nestled immediately next to the Stanislaus Forest surrounded by natural beauty. We have made this a place you will want to return to again and again. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. " John Muir
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house and property were so beautiful! Perfect for our girls weekend.
Where do I start... from the pristine property, to the cozy fireplace, to the well-stocked kitchen, this house really exceeded our expectations. The house had everything we needed for our cozy winter weekend and the host thought of everything to make our experience easy. They laid out towels, labeled all the important remotes and lights (I'm terrible with tech and this really helped), and shared a list of local restaurants and events we could attend. I would definitely stay here again!
Extremely comfortable and spacious cabin LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
We booked this cabin and cottage for a family gathering and had an absolute blast. Cathy was extremely hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Cathy was just a phone call away if we needed anything! The cabin and cottage are extremely comfortable and spacious. We loved playing basketball, volleyball, and ping pong. Inside we enjoyed the cozy fireplace and placed lots of board game and watched movies. It was just a very comfortable spacious place and we will definitely be back!
Amazing Retreat, such a beautiful and well equipped location!
This was out 3rd time to this location for our winter retreat. Not only is it beautiful, but every time we go, we notice more game equipment, and amenities are being added on. The owner obviously takes a lot of pride in her home and is actively working to always make it better. This house has everything from comfortable relaxation, to outdoor games like football, basketball, ping pong, etc. We are already looking forward to net years retreat. I HIGHLY recommend this location to anyone wanting to spend a couple days in a beautiful home, but still wants there to be plenty of things to do. I would give a 6 star rating if i cold! See you next year!
Another great weekend away in Cathy’s beautiful cabin! I can’t say enough wonderful things about this home! It is incredibly organized, clean, spacious, and breathtakingly beautiful! We have rented twice now and plan to return every year! Thank you again!
Beautiful & Immaculate Home/Property
We spent MLK weekend at this beautiful property. We rented both the main house and the cottage. We were four families - 8 adults and 7 kids and the house/cottage provided ample space for all of us. We were planning on going to nearby Dodge Ridge to ski but unfortunately there was no snow. Instead we checked out the quaint town of Twain Harte, went to Colombia State Park and hung out a lot at the house. Honestly there was no reason to leave the property...it had everything you would ever want and more! We had fun cooking and eating in the large, well appointed kitchen; watching videos from their expansive dvd library in front of a roaring fire; playing board games from their game library; playing outdoor games from their well stocked general store; and roasting marshmallows over the outside fire pit. We were all amazed and impressed at how well maintained the house and property were...you can tell the owners take great pride in it! It was an amazing place to spend a long weekend away!
A great location for a family gathering
The property is beautiful and historic, with trees all around and facilities to keep everyone entertained. There isn't anything out of place, the owner and the service people, keep the place very clean and organized. Perhaps if you were looking for something more relaxed and "funky" this would not be for you- the expectations and level of order are top notch.
The grounds are beautiful and the Bocce court was perfect; we enjoyed playing games and relaxing outside, as well as using the the ample kitchen for our family gathering.
Cathy was a good communicator and her house is beautiful!
Tall pines and an idyllic mountain lake have drawn people to Twain Harte from the earliest days. Before golf courses, summer homes and dinner houses were Twain Harte’s landmarks, the Mi-Wuk Indians called home a lakeside camp near Twain Harte Lake’s popular “Rock”. (“The Rock” as residents call a sweeping expanse of granite near the Twain Harte Lake Dam, is the area’s oldest landmark). There the Indians built houses or “oochums” from limbs of trees and bark and wove fine baskets from the willows that grew in the damp places. But in nearby Columbia, Sonora and Jamestown, the discovery of gold in 1849 was drawing white men to the foothills by the thousands. When the easy gold was exhausted, then came the lumbermen and the ranchers bent on tapping the area’s other riches its forests and grazing lands. Apple and Pear orchards, cattle ranches and later, lumber mills began springing up around the Indian enclave at “The Rock”. In 1861, the U.S. Congress authorized construction of a road to run from the foot of Twain Harte Grade over Sonora Pass, connecting the growing commercial center of Sonora with the boom mining town of Aurora. A contractor named J. B. Carter was paid $400,000 to build the road, but when the sum proved inadequate, another company with private finances completed the construction. Two toll gates were put in to defray expenses, one at Twain Harte and one at Sugar Pine. Alfred Fuller, an Ohioan who came to the area during the 1850’s, took a Mi-Wuk wife and lived near “The Rock” on what was then the Calder Ranch, was hired to operate the Twain Harte Toll Gate of the Sonora-Mono Toll Rd. He continued in that job until the 1890’s when the county took over maintenance of the road. In 1862, Patrick Williams acquired 540 acres of land, including the meadow where the Twain Harte Golf Course is now located. Williams planted apple and pear orchards, ran a few head of cattle and maintained a watering place for the freight wagons bound for the east slop mines. Williams water trough was located where El Dorado Savings Bank is today. Williams’ son, John D. Williams, inherited the ranch at his father’s death, but in 1923 sold out to Keturah C. Wood. Wood subdivided the area in 1924 and and built Twain Harte Lodge Realty (a.k.a Twain Harte Development Company and Twain Harte Realty), naming it after two famous Mother Lode authors, Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Twain Harte is belived to be the first private recreational subdivision in the Sierra Nevada according to Carlo DeFerrari, county historian. Earlier, the U.S. Forest Service had in 1916 and 1917 subdivided the area around Strawberry Lake (now Pinecrest) and sold lots and leases to permittees, he said. Twain Harte Lodge Realty was organized in 1925 to sell stock in the development. In 1926, Albert L. Nevins and Dr. E. Turner bought into the Twain Harte Development Co. Wood retained only a 40 acre piece that came to be known as Lilac Terrace. Nevins and Turner energetically pulled together plans for the subdivision. They started Twain Harte Dam during the summer of 1927 but ran short of funds. Edward M. Marquis agreed to to put up the money needed to complete the dam. But when the company failed to pay off the note in 1934, Marquis foreclosed and took over the company, changing the name to Twain Harte Realty. By that time, Twain Harte, was a thriving summer colony. Cabin sites, available for a modest $100 and up sold steadily. Turner and Nevins constructed imposing homes on the hill near the present-day site of the Twain Harte Market. The first school in the area had been located before the turn of the century at the nearby Centrecamp millsite, one of many millsites operated by the Tuolumne County Water Co., while it was constructing the open ditch water system operated by the County today. The first Twain Harte School opened in 1928 in a schoolhouse moved in from the nearby mining town of Confidence to a site near the Williams ranch house. Nearly all community activities centered around the subdivision clubhouse located near where the Twain Harte Fire Station stands today. The clubhouse doubled as meeting hall, social hall and church for all denominations. Marquis added a lodge, then a bar, then a modest hotel. The wooden arch, today the town’s trademark, was built in 1933. Ray Eproson, who bought the Twain Harte Grocery in 1930, allowed the development company to construct a golf course in the Twain Harte Meadow exacting as his share a rent of $1 a year. The golf course became popular with well-known personalities of the day, including Mario Giannini, Late president of the Bank of America. In 1943, Nevins and Eproson bought out the Marquis holdings, which included the subdivision, a hotel, service station and some outbuildings. In 1947, they sold the hotel to Joch Rocca who operated the establishment until it burned to the ground in 1953. A new lodge was built in 1958 and on December 11, 2002 burned to the ground and was never rebuilt.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Cottage rental is an "Add On" for an additional fee of $150 per night. This 834 sq ft spacious Studio sleeps 4 in queen bed and twin bunk bed. Cottage cleaning is an additional $75. Rates for The Mountain House Property are subject to change without notice prior to a confirmed booking. The Owner will supply one (1) pair of sheets per bed, one (1) set of bath towels per renter, two (2) rolls of Toilet Paper per bathroom, one (1) roll of Paper Towels per kitchen, basic soaps for cleaning. The Renter will provide beach towels and all necessary toilet paper for the rest of their stay.