THE NORSE HUS IS A LARGE MOUNTAIN HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, THAT SLEEPS 14.
About Roger Ravenstad
I have been coming to Twain Harte since I was 5 years old when my parents bought their first cabin here. The Norse Hus is my second cabin and was not intended as a rental at first. My family and I enjoy the cabin year round. We are avid skiers and hikers. I am also a semi-professional photographer and the cabin has many of my local work decorating the walls.
Roger Ravenstad purchased this House in 2002
Why Roger Ravenstad chose Twain Harte
We were captivated by this property because it is a larger lot with 100's of trees giving a very secluded and private setting. The Brentwood Park area of Twain Harte is much quieter than central Twain Harte, but is only 1.5 mile walk to town.
What makes this House unique
The large deck wraps around three sides of the cabin so you can always find a sunny or shady spot, whatever you prefer. The house is huge on Twain Harte standards and works very well for multiple families with children. The downstairs has a large family room, which is great for kids, while the upstairs has multiple living spaces, so everyone can find peace or activity within the house.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Lots of games and a large family room downstairs.Lots of games and a large family room downstairs.
Pets allowed - We are welcome to one dog, property is not fenced.We are welcome to one dog, property is not fenced.
No parties/events - This is a house and not appropriate for eventsThis is a house and not appropriate for events
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for family and kids!!
We loved our stay. The place was clean and very well organized. Things are clearly marked. The kids had a great time and had plenty of space to play. We will definitely be back!.
Harinder, Thank you, and we hope to see you back again soon.
Nors Hus was the perfect home away from home. It was comfortable, stocked with games for all ages, and centrally located to hiking trails and access to snow. All three generations in our group had a wonderful time!
Thanks Susan, Glad you enjoyed the Norse Hus!
Cozy house in the trees
Great house! Accommodated our group with ease. Would definitely recommend this house, as we will probably end up renting from them again.
Thank you Catherine!
Pictures don't do justice! it's beautiful and the owner is very great at communicating. We had a big group and the house was perfect because there's plenty of room for everybody to feel comfortable and move around without feeling crowded.
The only complaint I have is quiet time is 10pm, everyday we followed the house rules to the T but, of course the "neighbors" weren't too happy with the loud music we were playing, Why have the speakers on the outside deck, if this is an issue?
The approach from a not so friendly neighbor to my kids as they were playing games on the deck should not have happened cause I got a call and a text from the owner to turn down the music, all I have to say is He's Lucky my husband or cousins were NOT outside when he decided to do a walk by with his Rude Remarks.
We've been to Twaine Harte 4 years in a row, stayed at multiple cabins, do the same type of family gatherings, loud music, family enjoying each others company and we've never had a complain but, I know it's not the owners fault, thank you again for letting us enjoy your beautiful home and if your a big crowd, this is the Perfect Home for you.
I'm so glad the Norse Hus was able to accommodate your group and that you had a great time. Thank you for following our basic rules, it's always appreciated.
5th year in the books!
A 5th year of a great stay at Nors Hus has been etched in the books. Our group thoroughly enjoys going there for our annual marriage group get together.
The owner is always updating and improving this home. This year we saw the Shlage lock system which was so easy and no need to carry a key. Secondly noticed a few new decor pieces and brand new toilets! :).
I'd say the only thing missing is access to a local lake, but know this is not a possibility at this time.
Roger, it's such a pleasure to stay at your place each year.
Blessings to you!
Veronica, it’s so nice to have you back again. It’s also nice that you notice the improvements we make each year. Look forward to seeing you and your group next year.
Great property. Great space enjoyed by our 9 member family and small dog
The Ravenstaad Norse Hus is lovely and it's obvious the owners cherish it dearly. The layout was perfect for our large multiple family vacation over Thanksgiving and they were willing to let us bring our dog along. The kitchen was very well equipped. The beds were comfortable. Everything was very clean. The owner's Norwegian family roots were prevalent throughout and made everyone decide Norway is on their bucket list. We would definitely return to the Norse Hus.
Sue, I'm glad you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Norse Hus. If you ever make it to Norway, let me know and I'd be happy to give you some tips!
LOCAL WINTER ACTIVITIES:
Twenty miles to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Leland Meadows sledding hill, and Snow Park (snowmobiles). Ice skating in Long Barn.
LOCAL SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
Free swimming at beautiful Pinecrest Lake (20 minutes up the road), Kennedy Meadows (horse back riding), Emigrant Wilderness and Stanislaus Forest hiking, Stanislaus River swimming and hiking, Tuolumne River (river rafting),
New Melones(water ski lake), outdoor movies at Pinecrest Lake, tons of hiking and biking everywhere for family and for challenge. Thee is a Community Pool in
downtown Twain Harte for reasonable rates.
ACTIVITIES ANY TIME OF YEAR:
Fourteen miles to Sonora, six miles to Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne City (with bowling alley and arcade for the whole family!). Also, Historic Columbia, Jamestown, Railtown train museum, and Saddle Creek and Mountain Springs championship golf courses. Twain Harte has a nine hole pitch and put golf course downtown. There is a 10 screen movie theater in Sonora. Twain Harte features two fine dining restaurants and multiple family restaurant choices.
The Norse Hus Cabin has brochures for most of the local recreation, shopping and sightseeing opportunities.