Morton Family Cabin
 
 
 
 
Property Details
Property Type: Cabin
Bed/Bath: 4/3.00
Sleeps: 8
Pets: Yes
Smoking: No
Rental Rates:

$199 - $275 per night

$1,365 - $1,883 per week

$4,740 - $6,730 per month

 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description
ALL CABINS HAVE A STANDARD REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT, A HOUSEKEEPING CHARGE AND 6% CALAVERAS COUNTY TAX IN ADDITION TO THE RENT. 3 Night Minimum; Dec 16 - Jan 3. Cottage style cabin with easy access driveway that is nearly level to the front porch and entry. Lots of privacy with many bright windows that frame views of the forest and sunset colors. Open plan main level has light pine interior wood, locally milled log accents, and large river rock fireplace with heavy cedar log mantle. Pine cabinets throughout. Kitchen is located at the heart of activities with a big oak countertop island for food prep and additional seating. Table area has a unique log slab snack bar with additional stools at the window. 46 inch HD tv in living room. Recreation room includes TV, air hockey game, table with board games, and a stereo with iPod input. Bedrooms and bathrooms are arranged to be essentially 3 master suites, with queen-sized beds, and another bedroom with two twin beds. Outdoor living area adjacent to main level has cobble stone type surface with wooden outdoor furniture and a charcoal BBQ. This is an ideal getaway cabin for several couples or an extended family. NO SMOKING. Also has membership to Big Trees Recreation Center. WELL BEHAVED DOGS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL, additional fee applies. Now featuring high speed internet and Verizon cell reception!

Bedding Configuration: 3 Queen, 2 Twin

Pets: Dogs Allowed

Additional Features:
* Business: Internet Access-Wireless, 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, Wineries
* Entertainment: Cable Television, Foosball, Television
* Geographic: Big Trees Area, Exceptional Views, Near Lake
* Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, W & D
* Living: Blankets, Pillows, Ironing Board, Pet Friendly, Washer & Dryer, Wireless Internet, Dishwasher, Charcoal BBQ, air hockey, Gas Fireplace, Wi-Fi, DVD player, VCR Player, Microwave, Linens not included
* Outdoor: BBQ Grill, Boating, Caverns, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hiking Trails, Jet Ski Rental, Near Big Trees State Park, Recreation Center, Shared Swimming Pool, Sight-Seeing, Skiing, Snowmobile Rental, Swimming, Tennis, Wineries
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Owner/Manager last updated on 09/27/2014

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Amenities
Amenities
  • ·High-Speed Internet
  • ·Full Kitchen
Appliances
  • ·Coffee Maker
  • ·Dishwasher
  • ·DVD Player
  • ·Microwave
  • ·Oven
  • ·Refrigerator
  • ·Stereo
  • ·Toaster
  • ·VCR Player
Activites
  • ·Boating
  • ·Fishing
  • ·Golf
  • ·Hiking
  • ·River
  • ·Skiing
  • ·Swimming
  • ·Tennis
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Another Fun Vacation
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014
This is our 7th year at the Morton Cabin. We all feel like it has become our second home. Very well stocked with anything you could want. Nature's beauty cannot be beat!

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Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc.
The Morton Cabin certainly is a guest favorite. Lots of extras, a beautiful setting, and a beautiful interior make it a very special retreat.
 
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Great family cabin
Donna P. from forest knolls, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in February, 2014
We've been staying at this cabin several years in a row now. It's a great place for the whole family.
 
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We had an exceptional time, cabin is very nice and accommodating.
Lori S. from San Jose, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2013
Rental experience was as well exceptional. Linnea Sword is amazing. She was extremely helpful in suggesting the right rental property for our needs. She went above and beyond to make sure our experience was the best. Extremely responsive and efficient!!!

Property Manager Response:
Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc.
Thank you for your review and kind words! We do our best to make each guest's stay a fun, enjoyable, and memorable experience. We hope you'll come visit us again soon!
 
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morton house sumer
Ewen S. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in August, 2013
great size, air-hockey table so useful for keeping the 4-yr olds entertained.
 
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Peaceful Home Away From Home
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in August, 2013
Fully equipped home. Grandchildren love the Rec Center ages ranging from 15 to 3 year old twins. Lots to do to keep everyone happy.
 
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Spacious, clean and comfy family-friendly house
A guest from Alameda, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2013
The house had a nice flow, allowing the kids and adults to move around comfortably. The main floor was especially inviting and encouraged great conversational seating (large island with chairs, as well as long dining table with benches). I couldn't get the guys off the leather recliner in the living room because it was so comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and had a ton of entertainment to chose from for the family. Kids loved the air hockey table and watched movies provided by owners. Very clean and neat- not overly decorated and had a log cabin feel on the inside! Would be perfect if there was a deck or larger area for eating or hanging out outside.The outdoor sitting area is in front of the house by the driveway, while we would have enjoyed a backyard view of the surrounding trees.
 
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Great Family Retreat
donna p. from Forest Knoll, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in February, 2013
This cabin was great for 2 families with kids. The kitchen had everything we needed and there was plenty of room for us to eat together. The kids loved the games and the teenaged girls loved their own space downstairs. We can't wait to return next year.
 
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Winter Wonderland
Martha H. from Oakland, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in January, 2013
The cabin is lovely and in a beautiful location. The kids enjoyed sledding right outside. Our only difficulty was putting on chains to get up the road leading to the property.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals
a practice run at putting on chains before coming to the sierras is a good idea.
 
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Best snow day ever!
Sara S. from Oakland, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in December, 2012
The Morton Family Cabin is a beautiful place to stay. It is spacious, yet also very cozy! We loved every minute and never wanted to leave.
 
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Great house, prop mgmt company just ok
A guest from REDWOOD CITY, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in December, 2012
This is a great house with a nice open layout. It has big windows with forest views as well as a private sledding hill! The upstairs needs baseboards and wine glasses would be nice, but generally this is a great house. Unfortunately we had an issue with the driveway not being plowed, so be careful.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals
driveway is plowed depending on snow fall. If ever a problem please call our office and we will gladly get the plow service out to take care of the problem.
 
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Nice cabin
A guest from Modesto, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in November, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at the Morton cabin. We were very thankful that we were allowed to bring our pets. The cabin is very beautiful and well cared for. There are a few things that didn't work out so well for us because we have small children in our family. First, the only bathrooms are on the 2nd floor and in the basement. This can be difficult for small children. Also, sound really carries throughout the cabin, making sleep difficult at times. All in all, its a very nice place.
 
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Repeated stay in Morton Cabin
A guest from San Bruno, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2012
The cabin works great for our family. The layout gives privacy when needed. The location is removed from the main roads and there is plenty of safe areas for the kids to play outside.
 
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Peaceful Redwood Castle
Dawn S. from Sonora, California recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012
Magnificent home in a peaceful setting. Clean, child/family oriented. Within 5 min. of downtown shopping, dining yet close to fishing, swimming, Big Trees, etc.Could not have been better.
 
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Another Great Visit to the Big Trees
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012
Another year of a warm, very well equipped home were we all were able to relax and really unwind. The Big Trees is my second favorite spot with the ocean being number one.
 
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Great get away
A guest from Nipomo, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2012
This was a great family cabin for congregating around the kitchen and living room. We love to play games and this was perfect.
 
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Great location, easy access
A guest from San Jose, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2012
Cute cabin, close to Arnold but secluded enough so you can escape from civilization. Noisy fan but otherwise generally good.
 
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A great Valentine's Day get-away
A guest from Valley Springs, California recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in February, 2012
This cabin looks small from the outside but it's really quite roomy, clean and cozy. The fireplace is beautiful! We loved it there and almost felt it was a waste just the two of us staying there. It sleeps 8 in separate bedrooms - would be fun to go back up with a group but we'd go back either way.
 
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Morton cabin
Alex L. from Moraga, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2011
It was great!
 
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The most memorable vacation!!!
Karen I. from Los Gatos, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in November, 2011
We spent 4 days at the cabin for Thanksgiving weekend. Just fabulous. The home was ready when I got there...heat, lights...very welcoming. Nice area and great customer service. We had the best time!!! Thank you.
 
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very pleased
Darrell R. from Oakdale, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2011
Will rent again, thank you..wine glasses would have been nice
 
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Cabin is very well equipped particularly the kitchen.
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2011
 
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A guest from Fremont, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in July, 2011
 
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Our stay at the Morton Cabin
A guest from Hayward, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2011
No real big items just some irritating things to mention. The Weber was not very clean and the tools to clean the grill were very dirty. It would have been nice to have a bathroom on the main level.We did have ants invading the kitchen which made it annoying. The house fan helped cool the place somewhat but air conditioning would have been better. One last thing, not having cell service and not being able to dial out except for local calls was frustrating. Overall not bad the place was roomy and was able to room a fair amount of people. Lots of selections of games to play was nice.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals
Unfortunately, we cannot add a bathroom to the main floor of this cabin. The cooler mountain weather makes air conditioning something that is rarely needed in the summer months. The nights cool off considerably with very few hot days/nights to endure. We do not have long distance calling from our cabins, this becomes too costly for our owners. Many of our guests use calling cards during their stay. The rental office does offer free internet use to our guests as well as long distance calling should calls need to be made. This is a cabin enjoyed by many new and returning guests.
 
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Let us know when the For Sale sign goes up! Wouldn't change a thing! The house just works for our family. Love the fact that
A guest from San Bruno, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in April, 2011
 
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Great! We'll come again!
A guest from Albany, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in March, 2011
It would be nice to have Wi-Fi
 
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Wonderful Winter Retreat
A guest from Alviso, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in February, 2011
The cabin is beautiful. And the location was superb for our family get together. The hillside location made a perfect sledding run for the kids right outside the door -- and they didn't have far to go to warm up when they got cold.

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Great cabin!
 
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Excellent remtal!
A guest from Oakland, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2010
 
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Wonderful stay!
A guest from Moraga, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2010
 
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This is a perfect house for 2 families
A guest from Moss Beach, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in September, 2010
We had a great time and this is a perfect house for 2 families. That said, there was an extremely foul odor predominately in the lower level. Also, the bathroom downstairs was not completely cleaned.
 
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Our Summer Visit
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2010
There was a strong unpleasant odor downstairs which we couldn't figure out.
 
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This is a cheerful house with lots of windows. We were kept warm throughout the house by a single gas fireplace with a thermosta
A guest from Millbrae, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in February, 2010
kitchen items we brought with us
 
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Would be nice if you had a note as to how to enter the form above and how to "fill it out".
Reviewed by: Colleen L. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in February, 2010
The thermostat in the lower level seemed to have only two settings -- on and off. If left on, the place became a sauna; off, it got cold. Although the house was extremely well equipped, it did have somewhat of an unfinished feeling -- no baseboards, painted sub-flororing for example.Overall, however, we found the house quite comfortable.

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Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals
Some portions of cabins are not perfect, but the greater portion of this cabin makes up for the unfinished sections of the basement. This is a great cabin
 
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Morton Family Cabin
A guest from Modesto, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in January, 2010
Was a beautiful cabin with great views! I was hesitant about a "fake" fireplace prior to going but was soo nice when we got there to be able to turn the switch and have a fire! Would definitely stay in this cabin again. Those who slept in the basement/ downstairs area wanted to make sure I mention the crazy amount of spiders! Don't know that anything can really be done about that though.... it is the mountains!
 
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Nice and Clear environment ---> Pretty new house
Yong T. from Saratoga, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in December, 2009
 
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We have been coming to this area for the last 25 years and this is the best equipped home. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in August, 2009
I have never rented another home which was as well stocked in the kitchen. There were ants on the sink which we think we eradicated. A bigger problem may be the carpenter ants we saw in the upstairs front small bedroom going into the bathroom across the hall. I realize these can be quite a problem in the mountains. We love the rec area! Grandchildren all went swimming and enjoyed the water polo!
 
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A guest from Walnut Creek, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 9 days in July, 2009
 
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Great location, but cabin was in poor conditions for the price.
A guest from Roseville, CA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 3 days in January, 2009
Duck tape chairs, dog hair through out, and dirty restroom downstairs was the most frustrating part of the cabin. Overall great location the kitchen size is great!

Property Manager Response:
This client liked the home with the few exceptions to this home. The couch has been replace with a new leather sofa. Sierra Vacation Rentals will always respond to clients who call us with problems. We answer calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
 
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Alyce V. from Jamestown, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in November, 2008
Great cabin,however, without carpet noise travels throughout, feels like hollow walls when it comes to noise.
 
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Excellent Home Away From Home
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in August, 2008
The kitchen is supplied with anything you could possible want, which is a big plus. Very comfortable!
 
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A guest from Oakdale, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2008
Only 1 issue that we had, our map provided to us had the correct address on it but the highlighted section showing how to get to the property was directed to the wrong location. It was getting dark so It was a little frustrating at first till we figured it out, as far as the cabin it was great, just need a nice patio area with better furniture so we can enjoy the outdoors more.
 
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Great time
A guest from Sunnyvale, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in February, 2008
We've rented from Big Trees Vacation Rentals for years and have always had a great experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful and we've enjoyed staying in a variety of properties, the Morton Cabin no exception. Highly recommend for families!
 
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We enjoyed the Morton Family cabin
Janet H. from Lodi, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in December, 2007
It was clean, convenient and comfortable. Big Trees Realty personnel was very nice and helpful.
 
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GREAT VACATION, but unprepared
A guest from Rocklin, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in August, 2007
First, the house was beautiful and comfortable and we loved the location. The check-in/check-out times are a bit ridiculous. We rent vacation homes several times a year and usually the check-in/check-out times let you actually enjoy the house those days. With this house, we felt it was WAY overpriced for the little amount of time it was available to us on the check-in/check-out days. So, we requested an early check-in time and a later check-out time(otherwise we would have stayed somwhere else). The representative on the phone was very nice and accomodating. She changed our times and sent us our revised contract with the new times very quickly. But when we arrived, the staff in the office was unprepared, and not very helpful and didn't want to honor the revised times. We showed the contract and received the keys, but the staff at this point was not very nice. When we arrived at the house, there was a big bag of garbage in the kitchen and all the bathrooms were very dirty.
 
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Great Place To Stay!!
A guest from Morgan Hill, California recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in August, 2007
The Morton Cabin was a wonderful get away for me and my family. I grew up going to Big Trees with my parents and it is a great place to visit and my kids are begging to go back again as we had so much fun. We had ALL the luxuries of home and yet we were in a beautiful peaceful location. I would recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to stay in a secluded yet driving distance from everything!!!

Thanks Again for such a great experience!!
 
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Outstanding rental
Joan S. from Concord, Ca. recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2007
We hit a hot spell and it would have been helpful to have shades in the family room to help keep things cool.
 
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