Rustic Sierra Cabin near Bear Valley

View of Mountian House with new deck
View of Mountian House with new deckCabin entry and side deckLarge beams and wood ceilingsNew deck overlooking woodswood stove along with central heatHeavy snow in the winterOur Canoe on Utika LakeAt the Stanislaus RiverDinning area
2 Reviews

From $53 / night

1723 Shoshone Dr, Dorrington, CA 95223
Rustic Sierra Cabin near Bear Valley
3 bedrooms
10 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cabin
Per night: $130 - $180
Per week: $725 - $925
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Dorrington vacation cabin rental
Rent this secluded cabin nestled under towering cedar and fir trees. Up in the Sierra at over 5,000 feet, you'll be only minutes from rivers, lakes, skiing, canoeing, golfing or just plain relaxing out on the deck. This 2-bedroom + loft, 2-bath cabin with its large sleeping loft can comfortably accommodate up to ten people. Enjoy the towering A-frame pine ceiling while sitting by the fire or go out for long walks in the nearby woods. It's only about 3 hours from the Bay Area with easy access from Highway 4.

With a weekday rental fee as low as $140 per night and $160 for weekend nights (slightly higher for holidays and during the ski season; see the Availability page), it's a very affordable way to enjoy all of what California's spectacular Sierra has to offer.

Steven Donaldson

Area Information
The Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierras surrounds this area with tall cedar and fir trees covering the landscape. The small town hamlet of Dorrington and the well known Camp Connell Country Store are the few near by places off State Highway 4 which connects this area to the San Joaquin Valley and the Bay Area below. A 20 minute drive from our cabin is the well known ski area of Bear Valley with has lifts operating from Thanksgiving through Memorial Day. We are also near snow parks for other wintertime recreation such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Only minutes down the road from our cabin is the North Fork of the Stanislaus River which winds majestically through the deep canyon providing excellent trout fishing in the Spring and Fall. There are also several excellent hiking mountain bike trails throughout this area.

It's a wonderful place to go year round with snow usually down to the 5,000 ft level from November through May and wonderfully warm summers in the mid-80's from June through September. And there are numerous lakes to swim in to cool off including Lake Alpine just up the Hwy 4 past Bear Valley, Uttica and Union Reservoirs which are upcountry in a beautiful granite basins formed in the last ice age.

And for an easy place for kids to swim there's always White Pines lake with it 's sandy beach near the town of Arnold about 6 miles down the road from our cabin.

Whatever you choose to do it's a great sierra retreat area year round for fun or relaxation.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Steven Donaldson

Steven Donaldson

Steven Donaldson

  • About:

    I'm an outdoors type guy and love the mountains. I've camped, hiked and kayaked throughout this area of the Sierras. Our cabin is a rustic all- wood cabin with a beautiful setting and near everything outdoors.

    We rent this cabin to folks but mostly it's our family cabin so we can all enjoy being ...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 20 2016 Apr 30 2017 $160 $180 $925 $1,800 2 Nights
May 01 2017 Jun 30 2017 $130 $160 $725 $1,700 2 Nights
Jul 01 2017 Nov 19 2017 $150 $170 $745 $1,600 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: We request a $200 refundable deposit for all rentals that is refunded to the renter within two weeks after departure.
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $90 for local fees and maintenance

Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Dorrington, California

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2 reviews
Llewellyn Diez

No response from inquiry

Llewellyn Diez

San Jose, ca

No response from inquiry

February 26, 2013

We did not stay here because we never got a response to our initial email inquiry

Steven Donaldson

Owner's reply:

I am sorry we did not receive your request.


Great rental


oakland, ca

Great rental

February 24, 2010

Clean, well equipped. We would go back

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Thanks for such a great place to stay. We didn't know that you had such enormous trees right outside your deck. It's so quite up here to. We enjoyed going for hikes and sitting by the fire in the evening.


Jay, Mountain View, CA

Thanks for the use of your Mountain House Cabin. It was so peaceful and well -appointed (wok and teapot are rare!). We would be interested in coming back aroudn New Years. We'll call you whe the time draws closer.


Jeannie, Berkeley, CA

Just wanted to say thanks for letting us tay at your place in the Sierras (Aug 10-12). We had an amazing time.

Andreas, Valhalla, NY

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