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Luxury Cabin in the Center of Wine Country; 50+ Wineries within a 10 Mile Radius

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,165 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury Retreat Bordering Both Amador & El Dorado Wine Countries


Welcome to the Hillcrest Cabin, a luxury, hillside retreat situated along the picturesque Shenandoah Wine Trail. We are located in the quaint and quirky village of River Pines, which is conveniently centered amongst two world-class wine regions: The Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, and the Fairplay AVA of El Dorado County. The nearest winery is only one mile down the road, and there are more than 50 wineries within a 10 mile radius to enjoy! The neighborhood was originally built in the 1920’s as a vacation resort, but has since become a popular community for retirees. Visitors will enjoy the same regional activities the locals do including: wine tasting, hiking, boating, fishing, cavern tours, and sightseeing at the many Gold Rush era sites and historic towns.

Our family purchased this unique property in 2013 and began renovating it from the top down. Special property features include: new central heat and air, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, and updated fixtures throughout. Guests will appreciate the home’s stylish amenities and furnishings including king size beds, luxury linens, plus attractive artwork and accessories. The cabin also offers a fully remodeled and stocked kitchen with new shaker cabinets, quartz counters and GE slate appliances. The designer bathrooms were fully re-built offering a clean and modern aesthetic. We also offer our guests a brand new 50” HDTV with a bluetooth sound system. Enjoy one of DirecTV’s best entertainment packages featuring SonicTap Music, plus all of the HBO channels!

The cabin sits on a hillside double-lot dotted with tall oaks, pine trees and interesting rock outcroppings. Perched in the treetops, you’ll feel a sense of serenity and privacy, even with neighbors nearby. The property offers a spacious outdoor area dedicated for picnics, campfires and good conversation. There's also an outdoor balcony featuring an infrared Charbroil gas grill that guests can use for outdoor cooking.

We are proud to be a pet friendly vacation rental. Guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved and well-groomed canine companions (sorry, no cats). An additional fee applies per pet, and helps us cover the added expense of hosting four legged guests. We have dog beds onsite as well as food and water bowls. Please note that our property is not fenced, so our cabin is best suited for dogs that will not wander or stray. We do provide an outdoor stake with extended tethers so your pups can roam safely and enjoy some outdoor time with you.

Thanks so much for visiting our property profile. We hope that you’ll join us soon and make our vacation rental your new home away from home! Sincerely, The Juarez-More Family – Shelley, Jason, Carissa, Michael & Chelsea

**Last-minute discounted rates will be automatically applied and are valid for new bookings only. Standard rates are $135/night (Mon - Thu) and $215/night (Fri - Sun)

More Details

Carissa More (& Family)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Carissa More (& Family)

Family owned cabin by three couples. This is our family's second home. We are Realtors and professional property rehabbers. This property is one of our proudest remodels, and we are happy to share it with other travelers and wine lovers.

Carissa More (& Family) purchased this house in 2013

Why Carissa More (& Family) chose River Pines

We love wine and we love the Sierra Foothills Gold Country! It's California's historic wine country with some of the oldest producing vines. Even beyond wine tasting there are so many sightseeing and recreational opportunities to enjoy in the region.

What makes this house unique

The closest winery, Sobon Estate, is only a 1 minute drive from our cabin! Keep driving beyond and you'll find dozens of world class vineyards and tasting rooms all within a 15 mile radius. Aside from wine tasting, the rugged beauty of the Sierra Foothills also beckons hikers, rafters, cyclists, and history buffs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in River Pines in Amador County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1165 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathrooms are fully remodeled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Size Pull Out Bed
  • 2 King Size Beds, Plus a Pull-Out Sofa with Queen Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private chauffeur/designated driver services available for additional fee; inquire with owner for more details.


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Luxury Cabin in the Center of Wine Country; 50+ Wineries within a 10 Mile Radius
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews

Quiet, comfortable, well stocked cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed your cabin for 5 days. Quiet neighborhood with easy access to everything. Cabin was well equipped & felt very comfortable. We cooked all meals here and found the kitchen well stocked with utensils & basic spices. Only draw back was the number of dogs that run loose. But we managed to avoid contact with our dog.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5-star service!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cabin for an anniversary getaway. We found the layout to be perfect, warm, inviting and nicely appointed. The space was very clean and tidy. Unfortunately, we had an issue with the water heater not working which the owners immediately addressed. They were extremely responsive and ultimately went as far as providing us another one of their rentals, which was above and beyond our expectations. We would gladly stay at either of these homes in the future. Many thanks again to the owners for a beautiful anniversary getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Paula, CA

Lovely Home in Gold Country

  • 5 of 5

Hillcrest Cabin Review

My wife and I had an enjoyable four-day stay at Hillcrest Cabin during Thanksgiving week 2017, our second visit there.

Hillcrest Cabin is more a small home, with all the comforts thereof, if not more so. It is well appointed and tastefully furnished, with modern appliances and an entertainment system. It is very comfortable and well maintained, with responsive owners.

The location is ideal for exploring the Gold Country Shenandoah Valley, Fairplay and Pleasant Valley wine regions, particularly if you are a red wine aficionado. Gold rush-era California history is all around as well and the roads were uncrowded during our visit.

We definitely will return here. Five stars from us.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

I live just 30 minutes from here, but needed a place to stay close to our son's wedding at a local winery. I had always wanted to spend some time in lovely River Pines - so this was my chance! I chose this for the location - but I found that the interior of the cottage was perfect also. Very clean, well laid out, comfortable, a "fresh" feeling for everything - we couldn't have asked for anything more perfect. I had friends from Nevada staying with me, and they were also impressed.

This is a lovely setting, with sun filtering through the trees, quiet and peaceful.

I highly recommend this home - we wished that we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aptos, California

Comfy Country Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our Girls Getaway at the Hillcrest Cabin near Plymouth. It was perfect for our needs. Not too far from Placerville and Apple Hill. Close to all of the wineries in Fair Play. Nicely decorated and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, California

Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Modern, clean and comfortable very well maintained cabin in a woodsy setting. Have stayed here three times now and every visit has been delightful! Great location---close to main road but quiet. Wineries are a short drive away. This place has a really good feel to it. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Wine Tasting, Bocce Ball


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.77
Pet Fee £18.05
Damage Deposit £216.63

* Pet Fee is $25 per pet, per stay

* Friends and family please inquire with us direct for special packages

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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