Twain Harte Homes and Cabins for Sale

Breath of Fresh Air

Thinking of owning a mountain home or cabin? Why not explore Twain Harte, California or its surrounding areas? Read on for more information.

How it started…

Long before gold was discovered in California the MiWok Indians lived near what is now Twain Harte Lake.They built houses made from cedar bark. Today, there are still many cabins surrounding Twain Harte Lake that were build in the 1930s and 40s, as well as many newer homes where some folks live year round.

During the the Gold Rush period, Twain Harte was the site of flume-and-ditch building to supply water needed to wash the dirt and gravel to yield gold. This system still exists and supplies the county from Lyons Reservoir.

At the turn into the twentieth century, the Sugar Pine Railway was built through Twain Harte. This railway carried logs from the high country to the sawmill in Standard.

Later the area was developed as a resort. It was named Twain Harte Lodge in the after the famous authors Mark Twain and Bret Harte, who had lived in the general area. The first version of the well-known Twain Harte “Arch” was built in the 1930s as was the golf course. Now over time, this has become a community with several thousand permanent residents.

Twain Harte now.

It doesn’t get any better than Twain Harte!  The perfect place to retire or own that mountain cabin you’ve always dreamed of.  Just minutes to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Pinecrest Lake, Sonora Pass and more! A perfect location for full time residency or a second home.

If you’ve never visited this area, you will undoubtedly want to include this little community in your travel plans. The problem is, you won’t want to leave. With its year round recreation opportunities and central location, this is the place to be!


Things to do in Twain Harte.

The fun never ends!

This community offers several dining options ranging from fine dining to casual burgers and cafes. Throughout the summer months families enjoy miniature golf and concerts or movies under the starts in the park. Picturesque Twain Harte Golf Course is located on the edge of town. No golf carts here. Just a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the mountain air! Many of the cabins include memberships to Twain Harte Lake where families can go in the summer months to frolic in the water, sunbath, and just relax. During the winter months, snow play and skiing is just minutes up the road.

Vacation or Full Time.

Whether you are considering a vacation home for your personal use or as a vacation rental, or maybe you are considering relocating, this is a great option. It is very centrally located and is a good place to go if you enjoy all four seasons. Summers are warm, but not hot. Winters are cool but not arctic. There will be snow, but not unmanageable. The Dogwood trees mixed in with the Pines and Oaks are beautiful in the spring and fall giving blooms in the spring and vibrant colors in the fall. It really doesn’t get much better!

barbarabarendregtHS   Barbara L. Barendregt, Broker/Owner

Contact me directly at 209-770-6626

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