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USA Northern California California Dorrington Listing #33776

Bluebird House - Dorrington, CA

8 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 1 dog max  (17 lb weight limit)  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options:

  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

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Self-service

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Dog-friendly home w/forest views, walk to Snowshoe Lake - community Rec. Center!

Charming and comfortable home with lots of natural light throughout the home. Great for children and dog-friendly. Wireless internet, Comcast cable TV with HD channels available. The spacious great room has a wood-burning stove, dining table, window seat for reading and lots of natural light. The adjacent TV/game room has a propane stove, 50" flat screen 4K HD TV with an HD DVD player with a selection of movies. Guests may also stream to the TV through a wi-fi connected device. In the TV/game room the sofa also doubles as a Queen sofa bed as needed. Washer/dryer, and half bath also on the main floor. Large deck with patio furniture and propane BBQ for outside seasonal dining (BBQ is stored & not available in winter). There is a professional Horseshoe pit for fun outside. Three bedrooms -- main level master bedroom with queen bed, two upstairs bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with a double bed and bunk beds. Level lot provides easy winter access.

What's nearby:
Located in Dorrington, along California scenic Hwy 4. Situated at 5,000 feet, you can experience each season at its best, spring dogwood blooms, warm summers, dramatic fall foliage, postcard winter scenes. Short drive from Big Trees State Park and the Stanislaus River, which features excellent fishing. 25 mins. from Bear Valley Ski Resort and Lake Alpine. This cabin is half a mile from Big Trees Recreation Center available for summer guest use (guest fees apply for pool use). Check out facilities & activities at http://bigtreesvillage.org/recreation-center/.

Things to know:
Full kitchen w/dishwasher
Free WiFi
Dogs welcome (2 medium-sized dogs max). Renters with dogs, please pick up after your dogs. We advise you to bring waste bags and dispose of waste in the on-street trash bin inside the bear-proof enclosure.
Guests can pay the $8 to enjoy the facilities in the Big Trees Village

Guests who have "Wi-Fi Calling" enabled on their smartphones will be able to use their phones to call or text if within range of the Bluebird House wi-fi network. The supplied cabin phone may be used for local or emergency calls only.
Dear guest, please note that smoking (indoors or outdoors) is absolutely forbidden indoors and outdoors.

The Big Trees Village Recreation Center has closed off all amenities to guests (residents only) due to local restrictions and regulations.

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Common areas

Game room

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Gas fireplace

Space heater

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD library

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Playground

Disc golf

Horseshoes

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Board games

Ping-pong table

Pool table : Private

Tennis court : Shared

Volleyball court

Basketball court : Shared

Children's pool

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Deck

Shared Charcoal Grill

8 reviews

Sara F. Nov 2020
We had a nice time at the Bluebird house. Great to go for hikes.
If you like to cook, it is not super well stocked, so you may want to bring your own cooking utensils.
It was a good size to have two families for 4 days and it has a wonderful deck where the kids spent a long time.
Fran C. Sep 2020
We had a nice stay. It was so convenient to Calaveras Big Trees. Spacious and comfy.
Ann M. Sep 2020
Well stocked and had plenty of comfortable furniture both inside and out on the deck.
Dave and Carol G. Sep 2020
This is a great central location to visit Calaveras Big Trees, Alpine Lake, and explore the wineries in Murphys. The deck is great for dining and the quiet neighborhood is perfect for relaxing and listening to the chickarees and birds. Lovely decor, a great kitchen set up and even a fun horseshoe game. There is also a well stocked DVD selection and a book library. We had a very relaxing stay and very much appreciated that we could bring our dogs!
Rusty G. Jul 2020
This is exactly what we needed to escape the chaos of 2020. The Bluebird House was cozy and comfortable, close to many hiking trails and attractions, but secluded for some peace and quiet. We had a great time. Can't wait to get back there.
Patty N. Jul 2020
Bluebird House has become a tradition and it's a great place to relax and just enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings. The house, the deck, the amenities, and the neighborhood are all just perfect for our purposes. The owners are very hospitable and accommodating.
Julia R. Jun 2020
We loved the large outdoor deck with plenty of chairs and a gate so that our dog could safely be outdoors and not run off. Spent a fair amount of time there listening to the birds and the wind blowing through the trees. So relaxing. We even saw a fox run through the neighbor's yard.

It was great having the tv in a separate room for the kids to watch their shows. It felt like there was plenty of room to spread out. Seating was comfortable all around except the dining chairs, which felt very wobbly and could have used a tightening. Also, it would have been useful to have a note posted somewhere, that garbage day was on Mondays.

The kitchen was best for one person to work in due to space limitation. We found most things we needed already stocked, but a larger cutting board would have been nice to have. We stayed there 9 nights and ran out of paper towels and had to get our own. We didn't bother trying to contact Vacasa for them, since their hold times are hours long and didn't want to waste precious vacation time. Would have liked to have had all paper products better stocked for longer visits since toilet paper ran dangerously low and there was no facial tissue to be found either. We also got down to our last garbage bag and would have appreciated a larger supply for our longer stay. The stove burner elements were also wobbly and didn't appear to fit quite right causing some pan/pot leaning.

Unfortunately, the beds were very hard for all of us. My husband had the most difficult time and found his way to the couch several nights since the downstairs bed was so uncomfortable. The downstairs bathroom sink close to the kitchen was very clogged and hardly drained at all. Spent way more time than I would have liked waiting for toothpaste water to drain and to rinse out the sink repeatedly. They did provide some small toiletries, but didn't try since we had our own.

Overall the space felt clean and mostly taken care, but could have used a few maintenance things addressed plus new mattresses.

Recommend taking a walk down to the small lake, which was quite beautiful.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your home. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for bringing some items to our attention that may need some TLC. I have forwarded your feedback to the local staff so they can work to improve the house for future guests. Please know that our guest services team is available 24 hours a day to assist should any concerns arise during your visit. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
Andrew B. Mar 2020
Had a great time at the Bluebird House! Very nice stay at this warm and inviting cabin. Nice layout, flat lot, nice deck, tv/movies... a great place to stay for a mountain getaway.