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The Sweet Retreat: Nicer & Easier Than Tahoe

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Dorrington, Calaveras County, California
Situated among 150' pines at 5000 feet in the Sierras between Murphy's and Bear Valley, the Sweet Retreat has a splendid movie theater with 8' screen and plush seating, a pool table, well equipped kitchen, and super fast Internet/wifi. Referring to the view and sense of seclusion from the back deck, one guest called it 'luxury camping.'

Bedroom one has a queen; the other has a queen plus bunk beds. A pull out sleeper queen sofa provides space for 2 more adults, for 8 total nominal spots. We've accommodated up to 16 with air mattresses. Netflix and Amazon movies on demand via Apple TV and Roku. Play your iTunes collection on the deck and kitchen-dining-living area downstairs.

Clean, peaceful, eye-pleasing but un-fussy lodging next to a fire pit with seating for 13.

The Stanislaus River and Big Trees Park are bo...
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Listing #FKN2388810
About the Owner
David S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:33%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
Primarily by email, text or phone.
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Sofa
    1 Bunk
    2 Queens
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  • Cleaning fee: £57 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £153 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Please note the 'sleeps 12' description applies only to warm weather bookings as it combines a cabin that sleeps 8 and a very large tipi tent that sleeps 4-8. The tipi is not up in cold weather. 2 Queen air mattresses sleep an additional 4 on request.

Dorrington is at 5000 feet, right between the Murphy's wine region and Bear Valley Resort adjacent to The Stanislaus River gorge and Big Trees State Park. The nationally recognized Ebbett's Pass Scenic Byway gets you there from the Bay Area in way less time than driving to Tahoe without that area's notorious traffic jams. Plenty of onsite parking but be advised the newly paved steep driveway is for 4 wheel/all-wheel drive vehicles only.

A hikers paradise awaits under the majesty of some of the planet's biggest t...
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How to get there
From Angels Camp, CA take Rt 4 through Murphys and Arnold to Dorrington's Sierra Parkway. At the SECOND occurrence of Shoshone (when traveling DOWN hill,) turn left. At 'T' turn right. 3 telephone poles on right you'll see the Sweet Retreat sign at 3373 Chumash Circle.
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