Stay in the most precious mini cabin on a pond. It has a wood~burning stove, that heats the place like a sauna should. It is used as both a sauna and sweet bunkhouse-summer cabin. Bring your own bedding but you have access to a thin, comfy, dbl mattress that can be up in the little loft or on the benches down low. There is no power, so bring your headlamps and battery opera
Stay in the most precious mini cabin on a pond. It has a wood~burning stove, that heats the place like a sauna should. It is used as both a sauna and sweet bunkhouse-summer cabin. Bring your own bedding but you have access to a thin, comfy, dbl mattress that can be up in the little loft or on the benches down low. There is no power, so bring your headlamps and battery operated candles for the best glamping experience.
If you bring more than 2 people, they will need tents and bedding and can find a place outside of the cabin to set up. You could fit someone in loft and below, but I think it would be more comfortable with a tent.
Expect to hear frogs, birdsong and animals. Depending on when you visit there may be blackberries, apples, cherry plums or pears to fill your belly with. You can also swim, lounge or fish on the pond and maybe catch dinner. As of Aug. '19 the ramp to get you out onto the floating dock & boat is currently broken on one side and a bit treacherous. If you are fearless, agile and willing to take the risk for the adventure, it is possible. (Use at your own risk)
There are many colors of dragonflies dancing all over the water, hummingbirds flitting about and cattails growing abundantly around the edge.
The cabin has a little deck for relaxing, reading and unwinding from the spin of the world. There is a constant sound of falling water as it tumbles into the pond nearby.
You may hear the neighbors who have their house across the pond thru the trees but you wont likely see them. They also have farm animals and dogs, so please have your dog on a leash or voice commanded. If your dog likes to attack things, this isn't the place for you. Overall this Frolic land is nourishing, and peaceful.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
BYOB... there's lots of gravel roads and NID ditches to ride.
I have a lil kayak, a paddle boat, a free~ floating dock. chose your adventure.
If you have the gear, I have a pond and a boat.
The neighbors have beautiful horses... there is the slight chance i could arrange something for you if you are experienced.
In the lovely large pond.
There are sooo many birds and creatures that call Frolic their home. There is even a bear that visits the orchard in the fall t...Read more
Natural features you'll find at CedarSong Sanctuary Cabin on a pond in California.
A lovely combination of Oaks, Pines and Manzanita, Along with a wild, overgrown apple/pear orchard near the pond.
4 acre pond/ lake-- same thing right?? it's lovely for paddling a boat around, fishing or swimming~ if you don't mind a lil lak...Read more
THere's a level area at the top of the property and it slopes down to a beautiful 4 acre pond with a sauna on it.
Prairie, meadow, or plain
It's not called frolic meadows for nothing. There is a lovely grassy meadow with overgrown orchard, blackberries and wildflowers.
River, stream or creek
There is a creek that runs down the property line and feeds the lovely pond.
The pond is the best swimming hole. The others on the creek are fairly overgrown with blackberries.
There's a couple lil ones along the creek. They ad a lovely falling water sound but aren't really for swimming in.
There is a lovely swampy area that is an old pond.... It generously hosts wildlife and stores water. I wish beavers would move ...Read more
It's more of a huge food garden with a greenhouse and orchards.
The driveway is gravel, with some bumpy & steep patches. If you are a cautious driver or have a super low clearance car this ma...Read more
The vibe at CedarSong Sanctuary Cabin on a pond
Places to see near Frolic Gatherin'Ground
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Great host, great little cabin!
We'll be back!
The cabin is small and can be cramped, but that's what you'd expect since it doubles as a sauna. It was big enough for my partner and I to play board games after it got dark, so we didn't mind.
If you want to drive all the way down to the cabin you'll want a four wheel drive vehicle, especially during the wet months. Otherwise, you can just park about 50 meters away up a small hill. The area is rural and very quiet; there were no noises other than the stream. There are neighbors nearby, so don't plan on having a loud party, but they're far enough off that we felt private and secluded.
The cabin seems fairly new, and the host is still making improvements. The wood stove inside gets it very warm; we opened windows even though it was below freezing and snowing. I recommend opening the attic window and keeping the fire low. We did find a couple spiders, but if that's a problem maybe AirBnB is a better choice for you.
The host is incredibly friendly and gracious. She left us plenty of firewood and a hatchet as well as water.
Thanks for a wonderful trip!
The host is awesome. The site is beautiful but a few hours in and we realized that there were these large ants, weird bugs with a red head, and spiders inside the cabin. They were able to get through crevices. By the time we woke up, we were covered in bug bites.
We let the host know and she did say that she would spend a night there to determine if what we were saying is true.
Wondrous pondside getaway
We spent 3 nights at this beautiful location. It all comes down to what you’re looking for. We wanted submersion & privacy. The little cabin is perfect for two people & would be too small for three. The deck overlooks the pond. On a nice day you can spend hours reclining with a book or the like & let the energy of the place fill you with peace. The cabin itself is a clever structure with comfort & some convenience but the area surrounding is rustic & overgrown.
We brought a Single propane burner which we used right on the deck to cook our meals. Everything was perfect for us.
The surrounding area has lots to offer with nearby Seven Trails hike, Rollins lake beach, Nevada City, Colfax.
We were lucky to stumble across CedarSong. Each day there was serene & happy.
Amazing hidden getaway!
CedarSong Cabin is great, overlooking the lake with a little waterfall next to it, so serene. The cabin is small but very comfortable, lots of places to store items. The host was fantastic and really good directions. We will definitely come back.
Calming retreat by the pond
This was the sweetest little cabin on a beautiful pond. We visited in the middle on winter and it seems like this property would be a perfect place to see the changing of the seasons.
The cabin was next to a small stream that ran into the larger pond. The sounds of the water trickling by and the birds singing made for an amazingly relaxing escape. We spent most of our time out on the deck relaxing but there were great hiking trails and the closest town was picturesque. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Cozy little cabin in the woods
The site was simple and remote just like we wanted. There are neighbors but they are far enough away and quiet so you dont really notice unless they drive down the main road. We did meet some curious pups that decided to investigate the strangers on our last morning (very nice, they just walked around sniffing everything).
The cabin was nice and cozy, we didn't have any issues with bugs on the inside either. The wood burning heater for the sauna building (the cabin is used for this as well) heats very effectively, make sure to crack a window though if you use it.
The road to get to the property is partially gravel/dirt so if it is rainy or snowing, be warned. There is a steep gravel hill that would need 4x4 if it was snowing or muddy. My Camry was able to do it no problem in the drier conditions.
It’s eerily quiet at night and the stars are nice and bright. It’s also incredibly dark since the nearby houses have minimal external lighting, definitely bring along some headlamps if you plan to walk around. There is a lovely little stream that drains into the pond that provides a nice ambient soundtrack at all times.
Matia was super friendly and came down to greet us after we arrived. She provided some extra firewood for the heater and brought down the fire pit for us to use (the area was cold and wet so fire risk was super low ymmv depending on time of year). She described the property and gave us a little tour, answering any questions we had. The restroom consists of nature for #1 and a seat and compost bucket for #2. This property is more for those that want to disconnect with minimal levels of creature comforts. A cozy roof is about the extent.
All in all, it was exactly what we wanted and would consider coming back again.