We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travelers have booked this property

The Sweet Retreat: Nicer & Easier Than Tahoe

Interior Collage
Interior Collage
8' Wide Theater Screen with Surround Sound and plush seating for 4. Berth seating for kids too.
Reclining Plush Theater Seats
Fire Pit with Log Seating for 13
Dining for 8 plus Sitting for 4
Living Room (partial view)
Kitchen & Pantry
Deck Dining for 4
Watercolor Exterior
Upstairs Bath
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2 (Bunk Beds not shown)
Hang your coat on a tree
Fun Driveway in Winter
Nearby Stanislaus River
Tree Lights
Dining for 8
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Cabin -
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...
Read more
Listing #FKN2388810
About the Owner
David S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:33%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
Primarily by email, text or phone.
This rental has no reviews yet
Be the first to write a review
Write a ReviewBe one of the first to review
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • 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 Bunk
    1 Sofa
    2 Queens
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Select the number of guests
Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $75 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $200 / stay - Deposit
Hide Rates
About the neighborhood
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...
Car recommended
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.
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.
How can I contact the owner?
Initially, you may contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.
How will the owner contact me?
This owner will contact you via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox.
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
You can send another message via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.
How do I pay?
For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.
Is my payment insured in any way?
Yes. Payments made via the TripAdvisor inbox are covered by our Payment Protection.
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests