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Re: Kid-friendly cabin near a lake May 2003
There are several lake towns up near Sonora that provide great, lowkey, kid-friendly vacation lodging. We spend a week in Twain Harte most years, which has a ''private'' lake (you need to make sure you get a cabin with lake privileges). The lake has a roped off swimming area for little ones, and a couple floating rafts for bigger kids (and grownups) to swim to. There's a wonderful grocery store in town, along with some okay restaurants. And the historic town of Columbia is only 30 minutes away for a very fun day trip. For Twain Harte lodging info, go to Up the road from Twain Harte is Strawberry and Pinecrest. I know they have rentals also. Karen

The Rivers Resort in Strawberry, CA is about a mile or less away from Pinecrest Lake resort. You should call soon as people reserve their cabins a year ahead. We have stayed in cabin #2 and #3? in front of the river. They are both great cabins, #2 has river view with 2 nice bathrooms, #3 is in front of the river, but it only has one bathroom. We have stayed with 4-6 people in the past and they both have worked fine. Their number is 209-965-3278. We just cancelled our week of June 14th-21st (Cabin #2) as I'm due to have my second child in August. We highly recommend the resort which has a swiming pool, the strawberry store right next to it and a restaurant across the street. If you're not familiar with this area, Strawberry is right up from Twain Heart. During the winter is a ski resort. The weather is wonderful during the summer! VY