This secluded cabin is the perfect base if you want to explore the Sierras. The town of Mi-Wuk is just a 2.5-hour drive from San Francisco and located half-way between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.
This secluded cabin is heaven for (almost) everyone...
It's heaven for you and your significant other if you want to get away from it all (incl. the kids - don't forget grandma's long-standing offer ;- ). Spend some quality time together. Go hiking in woodsy Mi-Wuk or in the Emigrant Wilderness - the number of trails is unlimited. Explore Sonora's colorful Farmer's Market. Go wine-tasting in Murphys. Or just relax at your new-found home which with its abundance of light just exudes peace and tranquility. You really can't find a more romantic getaway!
The cabin can also be heaven for you and your kids. You can swim, rent a boat or just lie on the sandy beach at Pinecrest Lake (free, no membership required). You can go river rafting, skiing at Dodge Ridge, sledding, or ice skating in nearby Long Barn. And there is fast and reliable WiFi, cable TV and a DVD player for when you come home after an activity-packed day and just want to chill.
The cabin can be your own personal retreat if you feel the need to unwind and decompress. When was the last time you were alone? Go hiking, read a book, listen to music and your own thoughts - experience the power of solitude and come home to your family and job entirely refreshed.
The cabin is definitely for everyone in San Francisco who wants to escape the eternal summer fog, see some blue skies instead of layers and layers of grey clouds, and soak up the rejuvenating sun. Yes, there is a real California out there - and it's less than three hours from the city and the trip is shorter and definitely more relaxing than driving to Tahoe.
A note of warning though before you get too carried away and start daydreaming about booking a weekend in this little piece of paradise. You may not want to bring your teenaged children! Mi-Wuk is not South Tahoe, Sonora is not San Francisco. Our son loved coming with us to this area until he was 16 when all of a sudden computer games and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) became all-consuming and "nature" was just a big bore. I give him 10 years until he realizes the foolishess of his ways!
What our son is missing is a two-floor cabin that with its 1300 sq. ft. feels cozy yet spacious. The main floor has cathedral ceilings, a kitchen that is stocked with everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal, a dining area seating six, and a bathroom with shower and tub. There is a washer and dryer and we provide you with plenty of linen and towels.
In the open living room you can enjoy the cozy comfort of a wood-burning stove (wood provided). There are two sofas which turn into comfortable beds. A sliding door leads out to a large wrap-around deck where you can always find a sunny spot and enjoy the incredible views over pine and cedar trees.
A queen-size bed is in the spacious loft. Wake up to the chirping birds or the gentle sounds of the stream running through the property. Yes, this is heaven and you are more than welcome!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
While you're enjoying the beauty of the Sierras we're slaving away in the Bay Area ;-( But if your travels take you to San Francisco or Berkeley before you head to the mountains we'd love to meet over a beer (Peter) or a cup of coffee (Alison).
Just a no-brainer we hope: treat the cabin like your home and make sure that the guests after you will enjoy the place as much as you did!
No smoking, sorry no pets.
Alison and I live in Berkeley and work in San Francisco. We both love the city for its hustle and bustle, diversity and cultural events - and we both can't wait to leave the Bay Area for our peaceful cabin in the Sierras.
So if you're interested in the urban scene or want to get away from it all for a while we may be able to accommodate you ;-)