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What a magical place! We had an amazing time, and David was a fantastic host. The house was clean and comfortable, and the ping pong/movie theater/board games/bonfire pit added an extra dimension of entertainment to the weekend. Dorrington is absolutely beautiful, and offers endless hours of outdoor adventure and activities. We will be back! :)
Glad you two enjoyed yourselves! Love to see you again!
Great cabin . The movie room was a hit for our 2 boys ( 9 & 10). Would highly recommend this to any family.
Thanks, Francois. I hope to see you and your family next year. :-)
Our family had a much needed get away and amazing time at the Sweet Retreat. David was in touch was in touch with us from day 1. His home was lovely and the amenities are awesome, including the 10 inches of snow we got to enjoy during our visit. Our family loved watching movies in the theater, cooking dinner in the wonderful kitchen, playing pool/ping pong and relaxing. David even checked in on us during the snowstorm to make sure we were okay. Thank you David for helping to make our time as a family so enjoyable. We hope to visit again!
David made us feel very welcome. The place is like a home away from home and I would recommend it, extremely comfortable and lots to do both at the cabin and in the surrounding hills. As David says it is an exceptionally fun place to stay.
David was very attentive, recommended trails and wineries even before I asked and was very flexible with our requests. The cabin was amazing! I wish we had more time to enjoy all the cool things you can do in it and in the area. Overall it was the perfect weekend getaway :)
I hope you all return and do some of those cool things! For the area's event calendar, try (website hidden) or search "Calaveras events" followed by the season.
David's cabin was everything we expected and way way more! The photos don't even do it justice! But the best part was how David went the extra mile so many times during the trip! Because of poor planning on my side (and no knowledge of cold weather) I got stuck in the snow! David was so responsive and helpful and even offered to come help, since he wasn't too far from the area. He also went the extra mile with tons of recomendations of sights around the area. Most stunning stay ever!
Thank you! I love that you enjoyed the place so much and the "extra mile" compliment does my heart good. What makes AirBnB such a great thing is the human element. Guests like you make hosting a pure joy. Hope to see you again.
What a gem of a location and comfortable cabin for two couples. Fun to play pool or ping pong. Lounge on the deck and eat and drink wine. Pretty flat backyard for games and great fire pit. Wish we had snow, but Mother Nature controls that. The drive way is steep and definitely not attempted by low torque cars, but the middle parking area wasn't a problem. The movie room is great. All and all, this is a very chill spot for a loungy weekend or week. David was easy to work with and very prompt on responses and takes good care of his home.
The listing description is perfect. The home was beutiful and clean. The owner stays there all the time so we step into his place but it did not feel that there was no room for us but all the contraire, there was space in the refrigerator for our supplies, a guess closet to store our clothes, plenty of towels and linens. He left us coffee and gave us some local olive oil. David was totally conected and was looking after us, making sure we made it allright and we didn not need anything else. The home is incredible with the pool/ping pong table , the grounds with a fire pit, the movie theatre!! During the day we would explore, skiing,wine tasting in Murphy's, hikes... and then we were so much looking forward going back to enjoy the home, cook, relax, and watch a great movie ( you can choose from Netflix, VHS!! or DVD's- and David has an unusual great playlist!) Next time we will go for a summer adventure, with the river just 10 min away!!
My friends and I had an experience that far exceeded our expectations. The house was spacious and well-stocked, and our host was very accommodating. The house amenities were some of our favorite parts of the trip (pool table, ping pong table, home theater, and comfy fireplace). Dorrington and the nearby town Murphys also proved to be a load of fun, and a really rewarding escape from the Bay Area cities. We definitely recommend the Sweet Retreat, and hope to be back soon!
David communicated well and answered all our questions within an hour or two. The listing is accurate. Our kids really enjoyed the movie theater, pool table/ ping pong table and exceptionally fast WiFi. The fire pit was an amazing place to be together to make s'mores and tell stories. The kids (15&17) had fun exploring the lot and building forts. The fireplace upstairs kept us warm all night,too. This is a cabin that accommodated our family really well, we will be renting again soon.
Thank you David for your Sweet Retreat and for a great experience!
These guests were very communicative throughout the whole process.
They did not stay long but were quite respectful as they passed through!
David was communicative, receptive, enthusiastic, and thoughtful.
He even brought tomatoes to share when he arrived...and started the wash before he left!
I hope he will come again.
Beautiful person and great experience. As soon as he walked inn I felt the positive vibe and after that all went very smooth. He is extremely clean I felt like no one stayed at the place:) The place was untouched.
David is always welcome back to my home.
Come on up to the Sweet Retreat....Ebbett's Pass is open. :-)