COVID 19 UPDATE: We are currently closed in January for the Governor's Stay At Home order. We are taking reservations for February and beyond, but please be aware that a reservation may be canceled (with a refund) due to state regulations. We will be keeping close contact with you as things unfold. Thank you for understanding.
Snowhite is great for a relaxing getaway for couples, small groups or large families. The 1800 square foot open floor-plan means no one feels left out. The covered deck increases the living space in the summer even more with cozy couches to lounge on while looking out at the beautiful trees. Families - there is lots for the kids to explore inside when it's time to relax so don't worry about the lack of electronics. The third bedroom is huge and we decided not to load it with beds so it can be used as our family room. It has a closet full of games and toys, it's own tv and a kids video library. The house is located a small development with little traffic, especially mid-week. The Peter Pam area is adjacent to the Stanislaus National Forest so there are open spaces walking distance from the house to explore and hike. Check out our trip book for a little map of trailheads.
The cabin is located in a small quiet division called Peter Pam. Easy access to highway 108 makes it a quick trip to anywhere you want to go. Mia's restaurant is just a few minutes drive for a great traditional dinner, or watch them spin your pizza and catch up on sports. It's just 5 miles from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and the Pinecrest Lake area. Twain Harte, which is 10 minutes down the hill, offers local charm, a golf course, restaurants, a playground, mini-golf and a community swimming pool. There are lots of rivers and lakes to explore, hiking, horseback riding, and even ice skating in the winter. Check out our day trip guide in the cabin for our favorite "locals only" spots.
Internet: The house does have "high speed" wifi, however, the only service available in the area is satellite on a data plan. It is not meant to be able to stream movies or gaming, but as a way to communicate with the outside world, which is hard to do this high up the mountain. Checking the internet and browsing the web work well. If you must have more, I advise staying in MiWuk or lower on the mountain. I thought I would clarify this because I see complaints on other home reviews in the area.
Driveway: Our driveway is plowed in the winter and the walkway is covered. There is plenty of level parking just steps from the house and steps from the road. Easy in and out for quick start to the slopes.
Extra guests: This is a large home. We advertise it as 8-9 guests because we haven't stacked it with beds and prefer not to. It can accommodate another 2-3 people on the sofa bed in the living area and the floor space in the playroom. There are 2-3 extra crib mattresses that little kids can sleep on. Should you need linens and bedding for extra guests, please make sure to declare them. The cleaning company charges additionally for each load of laundry and only leaves the appropriate amount of towels and linens for expected guests.
Allergy Friendly: Hardwood floors, honeycomb blinds, washable carpet squares and few nick-nacks give the house a clean, breathable feel. We also have an electric air purifier on the upper floor should you need it.
Playroom toys: There really is something for all age groups. Large train set, zhu zhu pets with large buildable track, bin of K'nex, play kitchen, dollhouses, dress up, puzzles, games for all ages and baby toys.
Yard: The yard is level with a very slight downslope. Easy for building snow forts and snowmen. The kids often try to make a little sledding slope down through the trees. It's fun, but safe enough because they can't really get much speed if they stay in our yard.
Decks: There is a covered deck off the main floor. There is currently a swing and a hammock swing attached to the ceiling for the kids to play on. In the summer we add two couches for relaxing.
Weather: While we always hope for positive weather conditions for our guests, but cannot refund due to conditions you may see as unfavorable - including lack of snow or a possible heat wave.
Blackouts are a common experience in the mountains as well. Our home has water, heating and a stovetop that runs on propane. We provide candles as well. Bringing a few flashlights is recommended, as it's been impossible to keep them in the cabin for guests - they get misplaced and the batteries tend to run out when you need them.