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Sugar Pine Cabin, Summer is quickly booking!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Nestled amongst the pines and cedars of the Sierras, our mountain home is the perfect place for a vacation any time of the year. Located in Sugar Pine, California, off Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), it is minutes from the historical gold rush communities of Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, and Twain Harte. Beautiful Pinecrest Lake and the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort are just a short drive away, and Yosemite is close enough for a day-trip.

Our cabin is truly a home away from home. It is a spacious tri-level home, located on a quiet cul de sac, amid two-hundred foot tall pine and cedar trees. Guests have access to Sugar Pine Lake, a private lake that is only a three minute walk from the cabin.

Our goal is to provide discriminating travelers with a clean, comfortable retreat in which to reside while they ski, hike, swim, boat, fish, or simply relax. We have taken great care to create an inviting getaway for our guests. Although we call it our cabin, it is actually a fully furnished and tastefully decorated mountain home. We are proud of our family-oriented vacation cabin and invite you to vacation at Sugar Pine Cabin.

For additional information look for SugarPineCabin.

This cabin has access to a private lake included. The lake has a swimming beach, dive platform and fishing areas. The lake is a three minute walk from the cabin. The lake is fenced and gated, and access is via card lock.

As the vast majority of our guests bring their linens/towels or launder ours, we provide the option for opting out of the laundry service. In such cases, the cleaning fee will be $100. This will cover basic cleaning of the cabin and is done as a cost saving measure for the guests. Sugar Pine Cabin has adequate linens and towels for your use should you wish to use them. The "laundry service" option includes preparing the ten beds prior to your arrival, and the laundering of linens and towels for up to 14 guests following departure. The additional cost is the actual expense, $150.

By default, the VRBO system will include the laundry service within the quote you are provided. If you do not desire the laundry service, please include a short message in any inquiry or your request to book and we will send you an amended quote. There are rare occasions (generally for last minute bookings and around holidays) the laundry service may not be available.

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When making a booking request or inquiry please include the following information: an acknowledgement of the linen service or a request to omit the service and handle your own laundry, the number of guests in your group as well as the age range, the purpose of trip, e.g. family reunion, business meeting, birthday celebration, ski trip, etc., and your city of residence. Requests to book without correspondence will be declined.

More Details

Eric Karla
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

About Eric Karla

We've been married since 1992 and are previous residents of San Jose and San Juan Bautista. We currently live in Foresthill, CA.

Eric Karla purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Eric Karla chose Twain Harte

We've visited the Sonora Pass area since childhood. We frequently rented cabins in the Mi Wuk and Twain Harte area until we bought our own. We hope you will love this place as much as we do.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is our second home. It is our only real estate investment outside the home we live in and it is not operated by a property management company. As such, we are constantly making improvements and have an interest in keeping the cabin in excellent condition. We hope that you will also find our place to be appealing and care for it as if it is your second home. This is a wonderful place for family reunions, a ski weekend getaway, or a place to spend a week in the summer time. If you are looking for a place to hold a frat party in, this is the wrong cabin. However, if you are looking for a place to return year after year to make memories with friends and family, you will find that Sugar Pine Cabin is one of the best.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Twain Harte, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located downstairs adjacent to bedroom and living area.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off master bedroom and kitchen, main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - Located off the dining room on the main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main floor (master) - 1 king , Bedroom with an attached full bath.
    Ground floor (2 queens) - 2 queen , Downstairs with attached living area and full bath.
    Loft kids room - 6 twin/ single , HDTV, game inputs, DVD. Outside access via catwalk.
    Loft with a queen - 1 queen , Loft bedroom with a view.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
In addition to the amenities listed above, this cabin has smoke detectors in each bedroom and living area. Each floor is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector and multiple fire extinguishers. There is ground-level access to each floor.


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average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews
San Carlos, CA

Low key and so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for access to the larger Twain Harte lake when I found this gem of a place. There is lake access, but it's for Sugar Pine Lake - a mere skip and large jump from the cabin and it was so perfect for our group. Quiet and relaxing. Small enough that we felt comfortable for the kids to be in the lake jumping on and off the platform and secluded enough that we only shared the beach with 4-6 families max. The cabin is located NE of Twain Harte proper. The cabin suited my group's needs perfectly - from the 6 twin beds in the attic area to the classic video games and air hockey table in the basement, we had everything we needed within the cabin to keep us occupied. There was also just enough space outside where kids can throw around a baseball. The owner, Eric, was extremely accommodating and answered questions and requests immediately via text. You can tell he really wants to make your stay enjoyable and is constantly requesting your feedback on how to make things better. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel, CA

Had a great week! Relaxing mountain cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion in the cabin last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! It definitely has a "cabin" feel with forest in the back yard and deer sightings a couple of times on the property. We loved the little lake just a short walk away. Bring something to float on for a thoroughly relaxing experience! Our family is the outdoor type, but I was surprised how often we gravitated down to the arcade room for some fun competition. The cabin was clean, and everyone said that their beds were comfortable. Everything we needed to cook for a crowd was available including 2 coffee pots to accommodate our caffeine and decaf preferences at the same time. The owner, Eric, did a great job communicating with us and making sure that everything was going well. Neighbors were friendly, too.

If you're expecting a luxury hotel with granite counter tops, this is not the place to come. If you want a relaxing, comfortable, and peaceful place to vacation with access to amazing outdoor activities, I definitely recommend this. That being said, let me tell you a few gems that we experienced while we were there... We drove up to Pine Crest Lake (probably about 20-25 minute drive from the cabin) and spent several hours hiking around the lake. There's a nice beach and picnic area, too, if you're not into the hiking. It's a beautiful area that reminded me a lot of Tahoe. We also went to Big Trees (an hour drive from the cabin). The North Grove of the park is impressive, I'm sure, but we drove down to the less travelled South Grove and had a great day of hiking while viewing some amazing trees (up to 25 feet diameter). A third adventure I would highly recommend is the Natural Bridges trail (about half way to Big Trees or 30 min from the cabin). The trail is about 1 mile long and takes you to a stream that goes through a cave. Bring your floaties so that you can float into the cave! What a treat! And a stop in the old gold mining town of Columbia for ice cream on the way home topped the day off.

Eric Karla and "Sugar Pine Cabin" have their own site on the internet which I found to be very helpful when planning my trip. If you're interested in renting this cabin, I recommend checking it out for additional information before making a decision.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect set up for us

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our family. Perfect set up. Close lakes and convenient stores. The game room was a hit for our family.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family was ecstatic when we entered. The Cabin was beautiful and everything went smoothly. We are a large family of 13 and everyone was comfortable in their rooms and bed. The game room was a hit with the kids, allowing all of the adults to enjoy themselves as well (although I do recommend having children supervision, as children can get rowdy). The adults in our family also did enjoy the game room, especially the oldie but goodie PacMan. The lake was wonderful and very well maintained, a short walk and child safe (we had 7). The neighbors were friendly. Any question we had during the trip were quickly answered and taken care of with ease. Our family will definitely be back. I have nothing but good to say, this place exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with an awesome arcade!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our multi-generational family get away! Everyone had a great time relaxing, enjoying the views, arcade games and board game closest.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Argyle, TX

Property as described!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable property - beautiful neighborhood - close walk to Sugar Shack for breakfast. The property is stocked with necessary items. All remote controls are labeled. Lots of notes around the house to answer the question you are just about to ask. Clearly, the owners have put alot of time and effort into making this property comfortable and easy for their guests to enjoy the stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Diamond Jim's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Twain Harte
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
SR-108 (Sonora Pass)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alicia's Sugar Shack
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sugar Pine Lake
Car: recommended

Access to a nearby Sugar Pine Lake (private), wine tasting, ice skating, State parks. Ten minutes from Black Oak Casino. Twenty Minutes from Dodge Ridge and Pinecrest.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Twain Harte, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$395.1
Laundry service C$197.55 + Tax
Cleaning C$131.7 + Tax

Minimum stays: 2 nights during Winter and Summer seasons (Fri/Sat/Suns only), 1 night off season (Spring and fall)
3 nights New Year (Holiday Rate)
3 nights Martin Luther King Day Weekend (Regular Rate)
3 nights Washington's Birthday (Regular Rate)
3 nights Easter Weekend (Regular Rate)
3 nights Memorial Day Weekend (Holiday Rate)
3 nights Labor Day Weekend (Holiday Rate)
3 nights Thanksgiving (Holiday Rate)
4 nights Christmas (Holiday Rate)

Holidays are $265 a night. Holiday rates apply to Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years only.

If paying by credit card, the name of the cardholder shall be the lessee or co-lessee. The is required to return a signed rental agreement, application, occupant list and a copy of government identification to complete the transaction. There are no exceptions to providing identification unless you are a returning guest.

Violations of over-occupancy will result in immediate eviction without refund.

As stated in the description, linens and towels are separated from the cleaning fee and the laundry service is an additional $150. As a cost saving measure, guests may decline the service and bring their own bedding, towels etc. Sugar Pine Cabin also has adequate linens and towels available for use if the laundry service is declined, but they must be laundered and put away prior to the guest's departure. Laundry service includes preparation of ten beds prior to guest arrival and laundering of linens and towels for up to fourteen guests upon vacancy.

By default VRBO will add all options to quotes they provide travelers making an inquiry. Should you desire a quote without the laundry fee included, please ask and I will make the adjustment. Please note that Tuolumne County Occupancy taxes and the VRBO service fee are applied to rent as well as services provided. As such, omitting the laundry fee will in turn reduce the aforementioned tax and fee.

Please include your choice in any booking request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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