Evergreen Pinecone Cottage • Hot Tub • Firepit, Espresso, Couples Love It!

1250 ft² Cabin


3 bedrooms
6 guests max.
1250 ft²
2 bathrooms


Washing machine
Air conditioning
No smoking
Hot tub
Coffee machine
Leisure activities
DVD player
Mountain view
Suitable for events
Queen-size bed
Books available
Video games
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen
EV charging station

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out

What's nearby

2 bedrooms
1 large double bed
1 bedroom
2 twin beds
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms

Pinecone Cottage is an inviting cabin set in a wooded area in the quiet community of Dorrington -- a perfect year-round destination. Visiting Big Trees State Park? Use our pass and one car goes for free!

We provide our guests seasonal access to the Big Trees Village recreation center and swimming pool at no extra cost. The center is about half a mile from the cabin and is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Note: the pool is closed some Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so plan accordingly.

Looking for public lakes? White Pines Lake is a 10-minute drive away, and Lake Alpine is about 40 minutes away!

CENTRAL HEAT* and the PELLET STOVE will keep your family nice and warm in the winter!

The intimate LIVING ROOM area is a lovely place to spend evenings having a snack or beverage, chatting with friends and family, or relaxing in front of the Smart TV. The DINING ROOM table seats six.

The KITCHEN has a dishwasher, microwave, gas range, and oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and is equipped with plenty of pots and pans, dishes, silverware, and accessories.

SLEEPING SPACES:: (sleeps six)

Ground Floor
* Bedroom #1 - One Queen bed.
* Bedroom #2 - One Queen bed.

* Small open LOFT (not a separate room with a door)
* One Trundle Day Bed with 2 twin mattresses

BATHROOMS: 2 full bathrooms (upstairs and downstairs).

FOR COFFEE LOVERS – We provide locally roasted coffee from Gold Country Roasters in Murphys. Brew it your way with either:

* Espresso Machine (Breville Barista Express) - we provide the beans; you bring the milk
* Drip Coffee
* French Press
* Keurig Machine

Other things you will LOVE:

* Four-person HOT TUB - relax under the stars!
* EV charger available (Level 2 J1772 plug) - see fees below.
* Inflatable standup paddle board
* FAST WIFI (250+Mbps) - Stream Away!
* Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ , HBOMax, ESPN+ INCLUDED
* Nintendo Switch game console with Mario Kart, etc.
* Whole House Generator to keep the lights on during power outages.
* Board games and books (especially kids' books).

* FLAT Driveway, with plenty of parking (2-3 cars). We keep it PLOWED all winter, but in a big storm, you may have to clear doorways yourselves with available shovels.
We do not live locally but are available by phone, email, or through the app. Our wonderful cleaner is available on-location for immediate needs.

You are welcome to bring along up to two well-behaved, house-trained dogs. We charge a flat $125 for up to two pets. Please describe your furry friends and their behavior/personality when you book!

* Immediately after booking you will receive a link to a separate Rental Agreement from Evergreen Dorrington Chalet. This agreement must be e-signed within 48 hours for the booking to take effect.
* We may require a separate security deposit credit card hold of $250, released within 5 days after check-out. Your submission of the rental agreement is a requirement of Evergreen Dorrington Chalet, separate from any requirements of this listing site.

For your convenience, we have installed a bear box with both a trash and recycling can. Trash day is every MONDAY morning and recycling is picked up every other MONDAY.

We installed the bear box in the hopes that you won't have to take your trash out with you. But we obviously can't guarantee that the cans will be empty when you arrive. At checkout, please take any trash that does not fit in the bear box with you to the local dump. There is a convenient free trash dump on your way out of town in Avery (more directions/instructions provided after booking).

If you choose to leave overflow trash INSIDE THE CABIN, we will charge a $150 trash removal fee because we will have to pay someone to take it to the dump. If all of your trash fits in the bear box, there will be no charge.

We charge $0.50/kWh for charging. Depending on your booking platform we will either charge the credit card we have on file or request the payment through the app after checkout.

No refunds for storms, poor regional air quality, or weather-related outages (Comcast, PG&E, etc).

In the winter we strongly encourage you to drive a 4-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) vehicle and/or be experienced with tire chains.
We encourage you to stay informed as best you can about weather forecasts and any planned electric utility outages. The cabin has an automatic generator to supply power to the house during a power outage.

The generator will not, however, maintain broadband internet or cable television if the Comcast substations go down due to a widespread power outage. We may have an emergency internet workaround, but that is not guaranteed. We do the best we can to provide you with full amenities, but rural mountain life has its challenges!

We encourage you to consider purchasing a separate low-cost travel insurance policy that can provide you coverage for last-minute cancellations. As part of the Evergreen Dorrington booking process, we offer you the option to purchase trip insurance from a 3rd party provider.

Please note: cell phone reception is limited in the Arnold/Dorrington area. VERIZON (and its partners like Tracfone, and Xfinity Mobile) tends to be the only provider that works.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 18 years old

House rules
Smoking not allowed
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

3246 Kenshaw Way

95223 Dorrington, CA, United States

"Our family of 3 plus little dog had a fantastic stay at the Pinecone Cottage. We loved the jacuzzi after long days of skiing. We loved that the kitchen had all of the cooking utensils, pots, pans, and appliances we needed for meals. The WiFi was reliable, and we had access to many streaming services and movies. The beds were comfortable! The towels were plentiful! The driveway was plowed each morning! Chelsea and Bobby are thoughtful hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
Reviewed on 03/02/2023
"Overall great trip. The lodge was clean and well maintained. The hot tub was a highlight. In addition, Bobby provided amazing customer service when we bumped into a local issue with PG&E cutting off power in the neighborhood. We would definitely come back."
Reviewed on 02/20/2023
"We had a lovely stay at Pinecone Cottage and couldn’t have been happier. The cute cabin had everything we needed and the kitchen was very well stocked. The beds were comfy and we appreciated the little touches like the phone chargers and how everything was clearly labeled. They even have a digital house manual that helps explains the house very clearly. The location was also perfect, since we spent a lot of time at the local lakes and the Lube Room! Chelsea was very attentive to our needs and was a great host. We look forward to coming back in the winter and enjoying some snow fun, too!"
Reviewed on 12/12/2022
"We enjoyed our time at the cabin very much and found it comfortable, clean, and spacious for our needs. The neighborhood is blissfully quiet. The kitchen was well stocked. Our favorite gathering place was the backyard deck where we would unwind from a day of swimming, hiking, and kayaking. We have zero complaints and the reservation was painless."
Reviewed on 12/09/2022
"The Pinecone Cottage is truly special. It’s clean, well decorated, has a really cozy lay out and a kitchen with plenty of cooking items. The espresso machine is a real treat. The hot tub is such a fun experience as well. As always the owners of these special homes think of everything. They are very responsive and helpful if needed. We look forward to another stay at Pinecone Cottage."
Reviewed on 12/03/2022
"Very clean and well equipped cabin. We had a great time and would definitely return. Host is friendly and responsive. Very nice forest neighborhood."
Reviewed on 12/03/2022
"Amazing stay at an awesome spot! House had everything we needed and then some. Loved the coffee bar with the variety of syrups- what a surprise! Really appreciated the website for the house that had all the details we would need in one place- including recommendations for restaurants. The pass to Big Trees was also a bonus that was unexpected and came in useful. Hot tub was state of the art and added that touch of luxury to our mountain escape. Beds were comfortable, house was clean and the back deck was an amazing place to relax and recharge. We can’t wait to come back!"
Reviewed on 12/01/2022
Dorrington, Calaveras County, United States
Dorrington, California