Get away from the buzz to the peace and beauty of California Hot Springs in the Sequoia National Forest. This cozy, charming cabin is on a creek amongst oak, pine, fur and cedar trees. Just 3 hours from Los Angeles.
This 700 square foot cabin is cozy and charming. It is peaceful with a lovely view. The wood stove is central to the downstairs living area; the furnishings include a queen size sofa bed, comfy overstuffed swivel chair, cabinet with a wide variety of games, TV with VCR, and a desk. There is a heater/AC unit on the wall that adequately conditions the whole cabin. The upstairs loft has a queen size bed and a dressing/closet area. The kitchen is pleasant and fully stocked with a stove, fridge, toaster-over, coffee maker (with a permanent filter), blender, pots/pans/dishes/etc. Outside, a deck looks out onto the creek that borders the property, and a ½ acre of pine, fur, cedar and oak trees.
For those who are electronically sensitive, you will love my cabin! No cell reception, Wi-Fi, cordless phones, smart meters or other equipment with RF. For all others, enjoy being unplugged. Take a vacation from all those gadgets and find out how wonderfully peaceful it is.
The entire cabin is available except one shelf in the kitchen and a cubbyhole upstairs, both marked “Private”. I have some salt, pepper, and a few other herbs/spices for your use, as well as some teas. There is a cabinet in the living area that is filled with cards and board games, many kid friendly, including such classics as Scrabble, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuits and Life. I currently have a VCR player that is connected to the TV, and some tapes to use with it. (No live TV.) There is also a set of speakers with an input to plug into computers, iPods, etc.
Interaction with guests
While I live up at California Hot Springs part time, if you are there, then I am probably in Los Angeles, my other home, where you can reach me by phone if need be. But I have neighbors who keep an eye on my place and who can help you in an emergency. (My and their phone numbers are on an information sheet in the cabin.) And, while it is a very rural area, I am at the end of a private street that has quite a few houses. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. For access, there are keys in a lock box near the entry. Guests are sent the current box code for a self-check in.
Other things to note
•Price is for up to 4 people (no more than 4 allowed) and includes 10% county occupancy tax. There is a 2 night minimum.
•I supply wood for the wood stove; bed pillows, blankets, and comforters; basic supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, bar soap, shampoo). You will need to bring pillowcases, sheets, and towels.
•There is no cell phone reception up on the mountain. I do have a land line at the cabin.
•The keys are available at the entry, stored in a lock box. I will give you the current combination after your reservation is confirmed.
•You'll find a binder on the entertainment unit, next to the TV, with complete instructions on opening & closing the cabin and emergency information.
•No smoking in the house. If smoking outside, be very careful to kill butts. My cabin is in a high risk wild fire area.
•No pets. (Warning for those with allergies: My cat is my companion when I'm at the cabin. While she won't be there when you are, and I clean up well, total removal of all cat dander is not possible.)
•Please respect and maintain the quiet peacefulness of the neighborhood.
•You need to take your trash & recyclables with you.
•DO NOT USE THE FIRE PIT. There are restrictions on outdoor burning due to the fact that the cabin is in a wild fire hazard zone.