USA Northern California California Shaver Lake Listing #42284

Papas Mountain - Shaver Lake, CA

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19 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Dreamy mountain house w/large wood deck & private pool table - Dogs ok!

With plenty of room for the kids to play outside and a wide array of entertaining amenities, Papa's Mountain is that mountain getaway you've been looking for! This family and dog-friendly retreat offers its lucky guests an open floor plan that combines the kitchen, dining area, and living room for even more togetherness with your group. The interior decor is filled with elegant wooden touches here and there, providing that much-desired rural atmosphere. Gather around the gas stove during winter nights and share wholesome moments with your family or friends. The private pool table will add entertainment to the equation–you can host a pool tournament and challenge your friends to a fun time! The kitchen is spacious and has all the amenities you could need to whip up anything, from full-course meals to snacks on-the-go. However, if you'd like to spice things up a little bit more, outside you can find a propane BBQ and the deck is conveniently equipped with an outdoor dining area.

What's nearby:
Downtown Shaver Lake is a short two-mile drive up north where you'll find several dining options, supermarkets, and more! Shaver Lake offers great summer sports, activities, and events along the shores of our lake. Shaver Lake (the lake) is perfect for boating and fishing. Horseback riding along the shores of the lake is an unforgettable activity you can try.

Things to know:
No WiFi available
Full kitchen
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining









On-site activities

Pool table : Private


Gas grill : Private



19 reviews

Elise T. Sep 2022
The kitchen was dirty. We could see glass rings on the counter tops, dirty, floor rugs that in the bathrooms were nasty. There were yellow water rings and dog fur all over the back of the floor rugs. Ripped screen door. They had a small 2 person futon as a couch. It was so dirty that nobody wanted to sit on it. When we arrived i went to put there groceries in the fridge and realized that it was not working. The temp outside was about 88. They couldn’t send a tech out, out 300.00 worth of food went bad.
The beds were disgusting. Broken down. Looked underneath the bed after I had slept on it and was again disgusted. Carpet was filthy and the bed had 2 cement blocks and ripped duct tape holding it up. The bead was broken down in the middle. Needless to say, we all had an uncomfortable time and spent most of our time outside. Waste of money. The entire place was unacceptable
Manager response:
Thank you for visiting and sharing your review with us, Elise. We are sorry for any concerns. Our local team has been working to make improvements. We hope to host you again soon.
Ana V. Jun 2022
There were red stains on the pillows in the upstairs bedroom. Pillows were white and stains facing up so pretty hard to miss. Luckily, we brought our own pillows so i just removed the pillows. I left them facing up so that the cleaning crew would see them (not sure how they didn’t see them the first time) broken closet door upstairs and carpet clearly wasn’t vacuumed because it was very dirty and found trash here and there. Definitely think they could do better with cleaning since we are charged a cleaning fee. Nice outdoor area and pool table was a hit. Everyone loved playing
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Ana! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us despite the cleanliness concerns you encountered. Please know we would have been happy to assist you with the concerns you experienced during your time with us. We have agents available at our guest services line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should you need anything at all. We have passed your feedback along to our local management team to ensure this is used as a learning experience. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you again very soon!
Art C. Apr 2022
Loved it...will stay again ..definitely would recommend!!
Joseph O. Dec 2021
Had a great stay at this cabin. The first day there was an issue with the hot water but they quickly sent someone out to fix it. The house was very clean, The pool table was great and the gas stove was a nice touch as it was very cold up there. Would definitely stay here again.
David G. Dec 2021
Loved the location love what the place had to offer and very secluded and quiet this is actually the second time I've been here this year. Highly recommend it.
Rosamaria S. Oct 2021
Even though the cabin is right off the highway, it was really private as it is surrounded by trees. We took a walk in the "backyard" and was really nice and relaxing. It's a short drive to town. We loved the pool table and the huge deck outside.
Brenda L. Sep 2021
The cabin was nice. Enjoyed the pool table. Liked the openness of the front room and kitchen area.
Ray M. Aug 2021
This home was lovely. Although the home is right off of the main road and only a five min drive away from the shops or the marina by the lake, the tree coverage and long driveway give you a veil of privacy and seclusion that my friends and I greatly appreciated. Also the deck is perfectly spaced for a game of cornhole while outside grilling watching the sunset over the mountains. The inside of the home itself is comfy and accommodating, especially the upstairs carpeting, so soft! Needless to say my friends and I are looking forward to coming back. We come to shaver every year during the summer and this was our first stay in a cabin, now we’re thinking of coming back during the winter months as well. Thank you so much for allowing us into your lovely home!
Robert R. Aug 2021
** warning, I'm good a t complaining. **

Pleasant surprise, big and roomy, not perfect. Kids loved it.
I would stay there again.

It's isolation was a plus, Close to main road makes it easy to get to, but also you can hear the traffic. There's no quiet nights out on the deck.

Great place for kicking back, nice deck and BBQ area. Nice view of the stars at night. Not to far from town.

Surprisingly no steak knives, otherwise Kitchen is well supplied.
Washer and Dryer a plus.

Some maintenance needed, Deck needs a new coat of paint or sealer. Spider webs everywhere inside. Biggest disappointment was that they had plenty of Sliding glass doors for great views, but no screens! We couldn't leave the door open to let in the fresh air at night.
Manager response:
Hello Robert, thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We are pleased to hear you overall enjoyed your stay. We will work with the owner to get pest control to treat the home. We will also order some steak knives for our guests to use. We look forward to hosting you again!
Daisy T. Aug 2021
It’s a beautiful home. I just wished it had a newer/cleaner couch, Since it’s the main area everyone would be more comfortable. It’s pet friendly which was a great bonus. We had a little bear visitor although it was exciting to watch as we rushed inside from the patio. Keep in mind there is 6 entrance to the home so make sure all doors closed. No screens on doors
Rachel S. Jul 2021
The house was not very clean. There were bees everywhere and our kids were stung. However, the location was nice and private. We enjoyed our time there, but definitely did our own cleaning upon arrival. The pool table was definitely nice to have.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear the home was not up to the high standard of cleanliness that we hold ourselves to. Our local manager has addressed this with our housekeeping team. We are disappointed to see that this concern was not reported to us during your stay as we would have been happy to assist. We are also sorry to hear of your children being stung by bees and have requested our local staff look into this to see if anything can be done about it. We hope for the opportunity to host you again in the future.
Victoria P. Jul 2021
This was our second time staying at Papas Mountain. My family & I love how secluded it is.
Sonia M. May 2021
We wanted to enjoy this place, and this review comes from a person who never leaves reviews, but I wish someone would have left an honest review so that we were aware. As of our stay in May 2021: All the bedding, couch, were not clean, they simply threw clean top sheets on top of dirty blankets. The kitchen lacks major cookware and utensils, basic things like wine openers are nowhere to be found, glasses chipped, not enough mugs for at least 6 people. The outside patio table was not cleaned at all, I had to wipe down a thick layer of grease off it before using it. Needs major upgrades and maintenance to qualify for a vacation home within this price range. I highly regret booking this place, I wish the management will make some changes before renting it out again.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your valuable experience with us, Sonia. We are sorry to hear the home was in this condition upon your arrival - please know that this is not the regular standard for our properties. We strive to maintain a standard of excellence in home cleanliness and upkeep for the comfort of our guests, in addition to being readily available to assist in addressing any questions or concerns that might arise. We would have been happy to address any areas in need of additional attention during your stay had we been notified. Our local manager takes this feedback very seriously and has worked diligently to resolve these issues so that we may improve the quality of experiences that we provide for future guests. We hope you will give us a second chance to better serve you in the future.
Brian S. Apr 2021
This cabin was an amazing weekend getaway only an hour away from Fresno. It came stocked with mostly everything you would need, the heating system kept us warm at night, the pool table kept us entertained. The best part is shavers lake isn’t to far with plenty of stores and dining areas if you want to dine out or buy food to eat in. Me and my family will definitely come back for some much needed R&R.
Salvador B. Feb 2021
Real close to main road, easy to get in and out.