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The Family Cabin and the Cozy Retreat

Bringing the extended family?

Get ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and experience a little slice of mountain paradise! Welcome to your new home away from home in the heart of the Sierra Nevada.

Our family and pet-friendly cabins near Arnold are the perfect spot for all-season fun with family and friends. Whether you’re hitting the slopes at Bear Valley, exploring the trails at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, or simply taking in the scenery from the comfort of your own private deck, there’s something for everyone here.

We’re excited to offer two cabins for your stay – the Evergreen Dorrington Chalet and the Evergreen Pinecone Cottage. And if you’ve got a big group, why not rent them both and enjoy the best of both worlds? They’re just across the street from each other, making it easy to enjoy all the amenities of both properties.

At Evergreen, we’re all about having a good time. We’re not fancy, but we’re friendly! We value laughs over luxury and fun over fancy. So if you’re looking for a place where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy all the beauty that the Sierra Nevada has to offer, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve been welcoming visitors since 2019, and we love hearing how much folks enjoy the cabin and the area. So come on up and make yourself at home!

From our family to yours,

Chelsea & Bobby Vaughn

Highlights

Pets Welcome

Avoid Pet Fees when you Book Direct!

17 Guest Max

The Chalet sleeps 11, Pinecone 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.

EV Charging

Book Direct and you get 60 kWh free EV charging

Summer Pool Access

Summer access to the members-only rec center

Fast Wifi 250+ MBps

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

Air Conditioning

The cabins have air conditioning to keep you comfortable.

Reviews

Hundreds of Happy Guests!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Dorrington located?

Dorrington is 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?

Absolutely! In fact, we consider pets to be part of the family, so why would we ask you to leave them behind? 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 choose to 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 middleman? Save up to 15% by booking direct with us. Also, there are no pet fees and free EV charging when you book direct. 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. We may offer you a partial refund if we are able to rebook your cancelled dates, as a courtesy.

Can I trust you?

Yes! 150+ 5-star reviews attest to the quality experience we provide. Also, you can call Chelsea or Bobby on the phone and talk to us!

How do I access the EV charger and what's the cost?

When you book direct, EV charging is free. We charge a nominal fee for those who book through VRBO/Airbnb. Another reason to book direct!

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