Your Family Cabins in Big Trees

“Fun over Fancy!”

You have found the perfect Arnold vacation rental cabin for your sunny or snowy getaway! After a less than three hour drive from the Bay Area, your family and friends will discover our simple and inviting cabins among the trees in Dorrington, CA.  Dorrington is right in the heart of the action. You can ski Bear Valley, enjoy the lakes (Lake Alpine, Utica & Union Reservoirs, etc.), take in nature at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, hike dozens of local trails, or simply unwind away from the Bay Area grind for a few days and just chill in a comfortable cabin.

We are thrilled to offer you either the Evergreen Chalet or the Evergreen Pinecone Cottage — two Dorrington cabins right accross the street from each other!  Have a larger group? You can rent them both as a combined property and have plenty of room!  How cool is that?


We have been welcoming travelers since 2019 and have really had a blast vicariously enjoying the memories that people create here.

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


6-11 Guest Max

No Bookng fees

Summer Pool Access

30 Min to Bear Valley

30 Min to Bear Valley

Dogs Welcome

Fast Wifi 150+ MBps

The dining table was perfect for board games, the couch was comfy with blankets to snuggle under and enjoy one of the books from the library. Thank you so much for an amazing get away! – March 2022


Evergreen is beautiful and comfortable. The setting is serene with lovely big windows looking out on woods. The owners have thought of everything! August 2020

The game room with ping pong and Wii are separate from the house and so the kids could be having a ball without disturbing the peace in the main house! – November 2021


My boys loved the game room above the garage…it was like their own private place! – January 2022


The game room is perfect for the kids to have their own place to play. All the kids are asking if we can come back and stay longer next time. – February 2022

Things to Get Excited About

Game Room

  • Table for cards or puzzles
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Foosball
  • PacMan Arcade Game
  • Smart TV with Roku
  • Wii Console with Just Dance, Mario and Sonic London 2012, etc
  • Older PlayStation 3 with a few games: Madden 16, FIFA 16

Sleeping Spaces

  • Bedroom – One King bed
  • Bedroom – One Queen bed
  • Upstairs open loft (no door)
  • Two Queen beds
  • One Twin bed
  • One Full size FUTON

Fun Extras!

  • AC & Central Heat
  • Two Kayaks
  • Free EV charger
  • Easy Flat Driveway PLOWED all winter
  • FAST WIFI (150+Mbps)
  • Xfinity cable TV
  • Netflix, Prime, Disney+, HBOMax, ESPN+
  • Board games and books
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Dorrington?

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

What are some warm weather activities closeby?

When the weather is warm enjoy the wonderful lakes! White Pines Lake (10 min) , Lake Alpine (30 min), and Spicer Reservoir (1 hour), and Utica/Union Reservoirs (1 hour).

Can we bring our pets?

YES. You are welcome to bring along up to two well-behaved, house-trained dogs. We charge $100 per pet fee. 

Do you provide outdoor recreational equipment?

YES. In the summer we provide access to our two kayaks (and car rack), two adult bicylcles, and one inflatable paddle board.  In the winter we give you access to our sleds and two pairs of show shoes.  

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.

Is this "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. Guests might book through those companies, but we consider you our guest, not Airbnb or VRBO’s guest. 

What are driving times from Evergreen to attractions?

From Evergreen (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

Is this one of those high end luxury homes where I need to be afraid of the kids touching things?

NO. This is a family friendly cabin where you can relax and make yourselves at home!

What is your cancellation policy?

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

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.

Okay, Are you legit?

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

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