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Black Bear Cabin In The Stanislaus National Forest.

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 BA Private Cabin On Large Rural Property. Remodeled, Clean And Simple.

Cute, clean 2 BR cabin located in a small residential neighborhood at 5,000 ft. elevation. Easy year round access from Hwy 108 in Long Barn. Property is plowed in winter first thing in the morning.

One BR has a queen, the other has two twin beds. The main room has a full sized quality futon.

Full kitchen with essential cooking and serving items. We supply clean linens, blankets, towels, and pillows. Additional clean towels provided on request. This is a housekeeping cabin and daily cleaning service is not provided.

Owners are in residence on this property in a separate private


PLEASE NOTE: YOSEMITE PARK entrance is 1.5 hours away by car. Add another 15 minutes down to the Valley floor.

We are Earth friendly and appreciate conservation and recycling.

There is a fully fenced yard for child safety or dog enclosure. Dogs must be house trained, well behaved and friendly with other dogs (socialized). All dog dooty should be cleaned up by the dog owner. If your dog sleeps on the bed please bring a dog blanket for them to sleep on.

Ample off street parking for vehicles and small trailers.

Large pond on site for fly casting, or catch and release fishing for small green sunfish.

Adult license is required.

All season sports are nearby and winter cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking are are outside your door. Ice skating is one mile away.

Restaurants and small food stores are a few miles away.

You can reserve seats on the YARTS bus that goes directly into the Yosemite Park and returns later the same day. This bus picks up at the Best Western Motel in Sonora, 20 miles away.

More Details

Judith Magill
Member since: 2016
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2018

About Judith Magill

We are Judith and Michael Magill. We are semi retired and live on this same property near the cabin. We've taken on a huge remodeling project here at the former Sonora Pass Resort. The cabin is completed as is our new home that used to be an old restaurant. A second cabin called the Coyote Cabin is also available as a vacation rental. A third rental is currently under construction and will be completed by Winter 2018.

Judith Magill purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Judith Magill chose Long Barn

This property is beloved by all local residents. It's very attractive and many people have great memories of celebrating family occasions here. Sadly it became rundown over the years and sat empty until we found it. Our plans will bring it up to a high standard of lodging for people who want a dependably attractive, clean and safe place to bring their friends and family. There is great potential here, and we will be continuing remodeling our other potential units over the next couple of years.

One of our former guests wrote a positive review and remarked that we are located on the road. This is true, but the cabin is 220 feet off the road. This access lows us to stay open when other lodgings may have limited access due to snow, ice and steep drives.

What makes this cabin unique

Wild Canadian Geese nest in the Spring and hatching is in mid April usually.

Many bird species.

Plowing snow for access in winter.

Noisy frog lullabies.

Great star gazing.

Skiing and winter sports activities are close by.

Private parking off street

dead end roads for walking dogs or just walking yourself.

Kids are able to ride bikes on our roads provided a parent is near by.

Campfires may be set up when requested but sometimes the fire danger is too high during Summer months.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Long Barn, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The sink is located in the master BR or in the kitchen.
  • The BA is small with a shower stall and a toilet. The sink is located just outside the BR door in the MBR ,or in the kitchen. The BR sink location is a little quirky but it works for everyone.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master BR has a queen bed, 1 chair, 2 tables and a large east facing window. The 2nd BR has 2 twin beds, a dresser and a table. The common area has a full high quality futon. Our rate is based upon 4 persons. Additional persons add $10 PP per night.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We will consider a horse and trailer provided a small corral is brought with you. Clean up is not offered at this time.


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Black Bear Cabin In The Stanislaus National Forest.
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Cute house and lovely onwers, I would recommend it to my friends

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute house with a really good price, not really far away from Yosemite if you drive. Good location to share a good moment with families. Quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review. We hope you return soon for another weekend with family.
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Great area, easy access, lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

Black Bear Cabin was a wonderful getaway from the hubbub; very easy to find with very nice owners. The cabin is sweet and perfect for desiring to disconnect!

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We really appreciate it. It was fun to have you here. Please come back sometime. Judith
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Black Bear Cabin in Long Barn, CA

  • 5 of 5

My mother and grandmother stayed there for the weekend and had a great time. It was very clean and decorated cute. The owner was very helpful answering any of our questions. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michele for the very kind review. We were happy to host your family for the weekend of the wedding. Please think of us again is you ever have need for extra beds. Judith and Michael
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A great place to relax

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was exactly what we were looking for. The cabin was charming and very comfortable. We enjoyed watching the baby goslings and feeding the fish. Hiking trails were in close proximity. Our hostess/host was available to answer any questions we had. We definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane. Thank you for the nice review. If you don't mind, please tell us what we could've done to earn 5 stars. We strive for that rating and want to know what we can do to improve. Thank you. We enjoyed having you. Judith and Michael
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin! So cute and cozy! Kids loved the snow!!! So beautiful. And we couln’t have asked for nicer hosts. Highly recommend this cabin to all!

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. We loved having you guys here. Super special about the gifts from the highway patrol officer. And the snow was incredible. Perfect. Please come back soon. 🐻🐻🐕🐕🐕
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Wonderful cabin in Long Barn!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. It was great to disconnect and spend some true family time together. The hosts were very accommodating, making sure both our dog and baby were taken care of. They plowed the road for us for easy access, which was awesome because there was so much snow! Our dog also LOVED running circles in the fenced in yard. Highly recommended; it’s a good space for families!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. Thank you so much. You guys got the big snow that everyone was hoping for. So glad you loved it. Please come back soon. We loved having you. Judith and plow man Michael
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Modesto, Ca.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mi Wuk Village
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Twain Harte
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Modesto, Ca.
Nearest Motorway
Highway 108 close to our Cabins
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Pinecrest Lake
Car: necessary

We are located rurally but most activities are within 10 miles. Winter sports such as cross country skiing and snowshoeing are right outside the door.

Hiking, biking, can be done here with many trails within walking distance.


There are many popular fishing locations very nearby and our own pond can be used for casting. We ask that hooks are barbless and fish are released unharmed.

Ice skating rink is open through the winter starting on Thanksgiving Day in Long Barn Village.

The local Hospital is @20 miles away in Sonora.

Horseback riding is very popular in this region and there are many trails through the forest. We would consider keeping horses if they have their own portable corral.

Water sports of all kinds are available in many locations nearby in large lakes and reservoirs.

Our cabin is central to all these activities. Access is good all year.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Long Barn, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter holidays 2017
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$15.79
Cleaning C$26.32 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$65.8

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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