ALL CABINS HAVE A STANDARD $300 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT, A HOUSEKEEPING CHARGE AND 6% COUNTY TAX IN ADDITION TO THE RENT. 3 Night Minimum During Holiday Periods. (Tree Fort) RECENTLY UPDATED! Upgrades include wireless internet, a brand new sectional leather sofa, new tile flooring in the kitchen and downstairs bathroom, a new stove top/range, and a new flat screen t.v. and dvd/vcr combo. Bathrooms remodeled in 2016. This very clean home exudes "cottage in the woods" feeling with 4 bedrooms , 2 baths, a recreation room with wet bar, pool table, and couch, 2 TVs & 3 VCRs, a wood burning stove and central heat. Level access with parking for 4-5 cars in the driveway. Outside deck has patio furniture with gas/propane bbq (summer only), horseshoe pit, washer/dryer, cable, library of movies, lots of snow toys and room to play in the backyard 6-8. 2 bedrooms are located on the main level and each have a queen bed. The third bedroom is located upstairs and also has a queen. There is a pullout sleeper in the rec room that sleeps 2 more. ****NO PETS****NO SMOKING****
Bedding Configuration: 3 Queen
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Shopping * Convenience: Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Restaurants/cafes, Shopping * Culture: Calaveras County Frog Jump, Casinos, Plays and concerts, Theatre, Wineries * Entertainment: Cable Television, Central Heat, Pool table, Television, VCR, Wood Burning Stove * Family: Golf, Library, Movie Theatre * Geographic: Big Trees Area, Near Lake, Near River * Kitchen: Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, W & D, Keurig * Living: Blankets, Pillows, central heat, Washer & Dryer, Wireless Internet, wood burning stove, Dishwasher, Charcoal BBQ, Propane BBQ, pool table, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, DVD player, VCR Player, Washer & Dryer, Microwave, horseshoe pit, Games and Puzzles, Linens not included , Board Games, Wi-Fi * Outdoor: BBQ Grill, Biking, Boating, Caverns, Deck, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Garbage Collection, Gas Grill, Near Big Trees State Park, Near County Fair Grounds, Near New Melones Lake, Skiing, Snowmobile Rental, Swimming, Wineries
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A Mountain Treasure
Wendy S. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2017 We have been renting mountain houses in the Bear Valley for 35 years, and have experienced many different homes. But, this Tree Fort has been one of the best homes yet. It was cozy,and warm. The kitchen was so well furnished with good quality utensils, pots and pans down to a whisk and electric beaters and a spatula!! Very easy for a crowd to prep and share the kitchen at one time. The main floor bedrooms were decorated so beautifully: the Bear room and the Owl room. Awesome. Upstairs was very nice, as well. Just so you know the beds down are doubles, not queens. A very easy driveway and entrance. Great for us seniors. A great find. We will rent again.We had so much fun snowshoeing at the top, snow play with our grandson and , of course, Calaveras Big Trees, and wineries. So much to do!
Christine M. from Clayton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2016 Big Trees Real Estate was a pleasure to work with, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Hicks Tree Fort cabin. Loved the updated bathrooms, game room, and comfy/plentiful family room seating.
Guiselle L. V. from Fremont, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2016 My husband and I stayed at the Hick Tree Fort CaBIN For 3 days. We completely enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of the cabin. It was completely furnished with everything we would need for our stay!
Erin J. from Redwood City, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2016 We had a great visit in Dorrington at the Hicks Tree Fort. The people at Sierra Vacation Rentals were great and we appreciated their quick response when we had questions. The house was perfect for a family get-away with one other family. We both have young children and the kids loved playing in the upstairs "pool room" and we appreciated that they had a place of their own to keep the noise level down. :) Note for families with babies...the downstairs bedrooms are small, but the one upstairs was bigger so we had room to put a pack n' play out for our baby. The house was well-appointed and had things we didn't expect. We brought ziploc bags, plastic wrap, sponges, dish towels, laundry detergent but found they were already well stocked at the house. We did a lot of cooking and there was every type of pan and pot needed. Despite the fact that the house probably had all the original furnishings in the bathrooms and kitchen cabinets, it was super clean and all the bedding and dishes seemed brand new and clean. One extra bonus was the next door neighbor. He saw we were trying to build sled runs for the little kids with the minimal snow available. He made an awesome run from his driveway to ours by driving his truck over the snow bank on the side of the road to flatten it and make a run. The only thing I'd like for our next visit would be that we could leave a last load of dishes in the dishwasher for the cleaning crew to put away. Not a big deal, but it was harder to get out of the house needing to hand wash and dry all the final dishes. Also, it would be great if the cleaning crew could do an occasional date check on the food that has been left behind over time and throw out the expired items. Overall, we had an incredible time and loved the house, the neighborhood and the surrounding area. This was out first time to this area and really enjoyed it! It was so much easier to get into than Tahoe and seemed less chaotic, especially on a holiday weekend.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Hicks Tree Fort. The owners take wonderful care of the home and though it is older, there have been new upgrades such as new furniture, new flooring in the downstairs bathroom and kitchen, a new flat screen internet, and more. Bathroom renovations are being done later this year. The house is in a fantastic neighborhood and we are glad you were able to experience the kindness of locals during your stay. The cleaning crew does endeavor to check and throw out old and expired food items, but often times will leave condiments as they are left there by the property owners. The cabin does have a new dishwasher so hand washing the dishes should not have been necessary, though we sincerely appreciate you doing so and following the tenant check list prior to your departure. We hope to see you again in the future!
A guest from Moraga, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2014 We stayed three nights at Hicks Tree Fort in December. We loved the location in BRV, our favorite. It was central but not too busy for walks. The cabin was small but made excellent use of the space - perfect for our family of 4. There was plenty of heat and hot water and the kitchen was exceptionally well equipped - they even had a garlic press along with anything else you could need - we cooked every meal because we lived hanging out n the canine. The only complaint was the kitchen was not as clean as I would like. Some dishes has dirt naked on after going through the dishwasher and the original cabinets hadn't been deep cleaned and were a little sticky and had dirt in the crevices. I am fine with vintage but over time the dirt gets in and more maintenance is needed.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. This is a well loved cabin by many of our guests. This cabin has had many new upgrades over the last month. We do ask that if there is anything found that is a problem that our guests call our office. We would have gladly had sent someone out to address any issue you may have had. We hope you come back and enjoy the sierras again.
Jennifer B. from Foster City, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2014 This cabin was great, I love the den/game room for the kids, and the kitchen had everything you could need. The wifi allowed us to not be too far from civilization while still enjoying our vacation. We will definitely be staying here again. Be careful on the front stairs, though. They are extremely steep and slippery in the wet snow
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. The Hicks Tree Fort is a truly charming rental that exudes that "cottage in the woods" feeling. It has been recently upgraded with new furniture, including a large leather sectional sofa, tv, new tile flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms, and wireless internet. The owners plan on making even more upgrades this year. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay there. The wet bar and pool table are wonderful to enjoy on cold, stormy days. During the summer the horeshoe pit is quite popular. Unfortunately, at elevations of 5,000 feet, stairs and entrance ways can become slippery despite efforts to de-ice, even if they are flat. Though the front stairs are somewhat steep, there are only about 5 steps leading up to the front door. Always use caution at high elevations during cold temperatures and snow storms. Again, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!
Michelle M. from Bakersfield, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2014 First off the property management team is awesome. The cabin was roomy, clean, and comfortable. Would have liked it to be a bit more secluded but definitely had our space. The kids were a bit sad there was no wifi however the adults were very happy about this. I would definitely recommend this property and you can't beat the price.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. So glad these guests enjoyed their stay! Though the cabin is located in a residential area, the houses are well spaced and many houses are not occupied year round. It is a wonderful place to visit, summer, spring, fall, or winter!
A guest from Mountain View, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2013 I absolutely love the cabin, it is very comfortable and cozy. The playroom with pool and mini soccer is a great benefit for children and adults also. The management was perfect. We rented this cabin for several years and plan to return here again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time in the HicksBerg cabin. Not all cabins offer internet service. All amenities are listed in the cabin descriptions as well as the amenities page for each individual property.
Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!
A guest from Berkeley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2013 This is a nice cabin to rent for kids with a pool and foosball table upstairs. The only downside is that the living room is dark - but I think that is true for most of the houses in the area as they are all in the woods.
Samar H. from Petaluma, California recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2012 We spent New Years weekend here and it was a great time! Very clean, lovely home. We were able to find everything we needed. The only thing was that we were given the wrong key so we had to drive back to the office and get the right key. That was a hassle since it was so icy everywhere that it was hard to get in and out of our driveway. We wasted over an hour. Make sure you have the right key! Otherwise, it was great! No other houses super close so we had privacy. Lots of fun for playing in the snow around the house.
George G. from Menlo Park, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2012 We had a splendid snow storm during 4/11-13: about three feet on the road down to Lake Alpine. Fortunately a snowmobile had come through. We went up to the saddle, looking down on Duck Lake, then left along the ridge about a mile to do some telemarks. The cabin was our favorite, funky and clean. Two recommendations: something needed on the bath tub bottom so that we WILL NOT SLIP AND FALL while showering. Two: explicit directions for using the DVD. Other than that, really a fine cabin for relaxing.
Well layed out for a family with upstairs rec room.
A guest from Sacramento, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2011 Lots of movies & games provided. Good quiet location. PS if u cant find the washer & dryer they're in the garage. Comfortable beds.
A guest from Mountain View, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2011 My friends and I spent Christmas time in this cozy house. It was a great place to go. All windows look to the big trees. There is a very quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, and you smell the pine trees and redwoods. Recommend it to those who enjoy a village style house. The kitchen is all equiped. Our teenage kids had fun playing pool in a play room. There is also a great set of games for all family. A lot of family movies, too.
Sally H. from Brentwood, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2011 The staff was non-responsive once the house was paid for, directions were incorrect and the house was in disrepair. I will be renting/purchasing from another company.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals During these guests stay we never heard once from them if there were problems? We are available 24 hrs. a day if there are any problems and do not ignore issues or concerns that occur. We have a emergency number available for our renters to call should they need our assistance at anytime. Our goal is to provide a wonderful stay for our guests so they return again. This is a great cabin, not sure what despair they encountered during their stay???
Heidi M. from Stockton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2011 The property was great for my family. We were told there was a washer and dryer at the cabin but could not find one. The keys we were given did not open the garage where we believe the dryer was. Overall a great stay though...we will be back!