Your Pet-Friendly Family Cabin in Big Trees

“You’re not just a renter — you’re our guest!”

Enjoy the Chalet, Pinecone Cottage, or Both!

Welcome to your home away from home in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. This idyllic mountain community near Arnold and Big Trees State Park will be your base camp for all-season fun.  Less than three hours from the Bay Area, your family and friends will discover our cozy and inviting pet-friendly cabins among the trees in Dorrington, CA.  

Take in the winter majesty on the slopes at Bear Valley, and in warmer months enjoy the lakes (Lake Alpine, Utica & Union Reservoirs, etc.), explore the trails at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, picnic along North Fork Stanislaus river, or simply unwind away from the Bay Area grind for a few days on the deck with a book from our lending library.


We are thrilled to welcome you (and your furry friends) to either the Evergreen Dorrington Chalet or the Evergreen Pinecone Cottage — two cabins across the street from each other! Have a larger group? You can rent them both as a combined property and enjoy the amenities of both properties that complement each other so nicely!

We have been welcoming visitors since 2019 and we love to hear how much folks enjoy the cabin and the area. If you value LAUGHS over luxury, and FUN over fancy, then Evergreen is your new home away from home!

From our family to yours,

Chelsea & Bobby Vaughn

Highlights

Pets Welcome

Avoid Pet Fees when you Book Direct!

No Booking fees

Why pay fees to Airbnb and VRBO? Book Direct and save

17 Guest Max

The Evergreen Chalet sleeps up to 11, Pinecone Cottage sleeps 6; Combo sleeps 17

Summer Pool Access

During Summer season guests have access to the members-only rec center

30 Min to Bear Valley

Short drive to skiing, sledding, mountain biking, and more

hot tub (pinecone cottage)

4-Person Hot Tub

Personal Attention from owners

As owners, we run everything ourselves, and don't subcontract your experience to a corporate property management company

Free Pass to Big Trees State Park

You will have use of our car pass to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, about 5 minutes away

Fast Wifi 250+ MBps

Need to get some work done? Fast internet will keep you online

Pets Welcome

Avoid Pet Fees when you Book Direct!

17 Guest Max

The Evergreen Chalet sleeps 11, Pinecone Cottage sleeps 6; Combo sleeps 17

Hot tub - pinecone cottage

Enjoy 4-person hot tub at Pinecone

GAME ROOM - aT THE CHALET

A separate game room includes TV, Air Hockey, Foosball, etc.

No Booking fees

Book Direct and save - Why pay fees to Airbnb and VRBO?

Free Pass to Big Trees State Park

You will have use of our car pass to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, about 5 minutes away

Fast Wifi 250+ MBps

Need to get some work done? Fast internet will keep you online

40 Min to Bear Valley

Short drive to skiing, sledding, mountain biking, and more

Reviews

Hundreds of Happy Guests!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Dorrington located?

Dorrington a small mountain community in Calaveras County, just 10 minutes up the mountain from Arnold.  Dorrington is an easy 2.5 to 3 hour drive from the Bay Area.

Are you a pet friendly cabin?

YES. You are welcome to bring along up to two well-behaved, house-trained dogs. We charge $100 per pet fee, but waive it for direct bookings! 

In winter, what are some things to do in Dorrington?

When the weather is cold and wintry, it's time for snow fun! Bear Valley Ski Area and Bear Valley Cross Country Skiing (40 min) are great options for outdoor adventuring.
For more low-key fun, head to either Spicer or Alpine Sno-Parks (20 & 30 min), or snow play at Calaveras Big Trees State Park (5 min).
We usually have plenty of sleds and saucers available for guests.

Does it snow in Dorrington?

Yes, it definitely snows in Dorrington. For the most part, winter rain in Arnold means snow in Dorrington! We get 2-3 times as much snow as Arnold, but not nearly as much as Bear Valley, which is only about 40 minutes away.

When does it snow in Dorrington?

Of course, every year is different, but the snow season can start as early as December. Snowfall in Dorrington typically ramps up in January and February. Levels tend to peak in March and then taper off in April. 
These are the tendencies, but you can never predict Mother Nature!

What are driving times from the cabins to attractions?

From the cabins (approx):

Big Trees Calaveras State Park: 5 min

White Pines Lake: 10 min

Arnold Rim Trail Head: 10 min

Spicer Sno-Park: 20 min

Murphys: 25 min

Lake Alpine: 30 min

Bear Valley Ski Resort: 30 min

Moaning Caverns: 35 min

Columbia State Historic Park: 45 min

Are these high end luxury homes where I need to be afraid of the kids touching things?

NO. These are a family friendly cabins where you can relax and make yourselves at home!

Are you an "Airbnb?"

No. Even though we list our cabin on Airbnb and VRBO, those companies do not provide any of the amenities or hospitality that guests value at Evergreen.
You might book through those websites, but we consider you our guest, not Airbnb or VRBO’s guest. 

Why should I BOOK DIRECT with you?

You are our guest, so why include the middle man? Save at least 15% by booking direct with us. Booking direct is a win-win for the owner and the guest! It's amazing how much guests pay those companies -- the cool kids book direct!

Do I need to pay all at once?

NO. Upon booking, you will be charged 50% of the total booking.  You will be charged the remaining balance 14 days before your arrival.

What is your cancellation policy?

CANCELLATION POLICY
You will receive a full refund if cancellation occurs more than 14 days before arrival; No refunds within 14 days of arrival.

Can I trust you?

Yes! 150+ 5-star reviews attest to the quality experience we provide. We are also independently certified by I-PRAC, a short-term rental verification program.  You can register your stay with I-PRAC and they would refund any money you paid to us in the event of fraud on our part. Obviously, we are not fraudsters, but it is an added layer of protection for YOU. Also, you can call us on the phone and talk to us!

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Always cheaper here than on Airbnb & VRBO!
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Instant Booking & Inquiries

Stay in Arnold is a group of owners who also offer direct bookings and take pride in the guest experience just like we do!