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Welcome to Watty's Cedar Haven!

Cedar Haven is a family-owned, three story cabin located in Strawberry, California. The cabin was originally built by Hank Watty with help from his family and freinds. He and his wife MJ eventually retired there and called it home year-round. Hank spent every summer expanding and improving his paradise in the Sierras with recycled materials and found objects from his explorations of the region. He built it so he could entertain his children and his grandchildren - as well as anyone else that happened by around cocktail hour.

Hank and MJ have both passed away, but their legacy lives on in this beautiful property. The property is now managed by his son and daughter, Steve Watty and Fran Hutchings. Together, with help from the rest of the extended Watty clan, they maintain and improve on the work Hank completed. The cabin has recently received new siding, a new walkway between the front and side porch as well as an expanded bathroom with a full bath and shower to help accomodate the ever-expanding number of great-grandchildren that visit year round.

The cabin is still filled with Hank's various hiking books, trail maps, photo journals and other family memorabilia. You may find yourself flipping through a historical account of the local Sugar Pine Railway and come across one of Hank's scribbled notes about a new trail idea. This is just part of the charm of Watty's Cedar Haven. We encourage you to relax by the fire on a cold winter night after a day of skiing or soak up the sun on the side porch on a warm summer day. Maybe you can challenge your friends to a game of horseshoes or take a hike down to the creek and dip your feet in the cold Sierra snow-melt waters. Whenever and however you decide to relax, you'll be doing it in the spirit and comfort of Hank Watty's Cedar Haven!

Cedar Haven is available for rent almost all year round. We have done our best to provide any information you might need to plan your stay in the beautiful California Sierras. So feel free to look around the website and let us know if you have any questions or would like to book a reservation. If you do stay as a guest at Watty's Cedar Haven, be sure to pick a small corner of the signing wall and leave your mark so you can always remember the first time you stayed with us.

Thanks for visiting!

The Watty Family