The Sweet Retreat: Nicer & Easier Than Tahoe

From $295 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Cabin

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. Netflix and Amazon movies on demand via Apple TV and Roku. Play your iTunes collection on the deck and kitchen-dining-living area downstairs.

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The Sweet Retreat: Nicer & Easier Than Tahoe
Dorrington, California

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Please note this "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.

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 trees, and along rivers, creeks, and several lakes. Historic Columbia is about a 30 minute drive crossing New Melones Reservoir. Winter yields abundant cross country trails and we have 3 pairs of free snowshoes for your use. Bear Valley Ski Resort is a 30 minute beautiful drive up to its 8000 foot elevation.

Luxury abounds in spas and some Murphy's shops, wineries and restaurants. But having a great time on a budget is very possible with the abundance of free, nature-oriented activities.

More About This Location

Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

What's Nearby

Tennis courts nearby, Golf course on-site or within 15 minute walk, Fishing nearby

Nearest shops, 15 miles

Getting There

Car is essential


Last updated on August 21, 2014
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Rental fees

  • Cleaning fee | $75 per stay
  • Tax rate | 10% of rent
  • Damage deposit | $100
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Optional fees

  • Pet | $100


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Central heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Children's pool
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Toaster
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove or Oven
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Dining Area
Onsite Equipment
  • Canoe
  • 12 Dining chairs
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 1500 square feet

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