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About Merrynook

Merrynook was built in the 1930s as a restaurant (serving chicken!) when logging was a way of life in Pinehurst, California, in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills. Today Merrynook is an art-filled garden cabin just a short drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest.​ Bachrun and Mahalia LoMele own and manage the cabin, and its sister cabin next door, fivespot. They have been vacation hosts in Pinehurst since 2008.

Pinehurst was a flourishing logging community for decades. The Pinehurst Lodge, a short walk from Merrynook, is a locally-owned and operated restaurant in a 100-year-old former sawmill. It continues to be a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike. 


Cedarbrook, an early-20th century cabin community built by Mennonite families from nearby Reedley around a lovely year round stream, is a 10 minute walk away. Other nearby historical logging sites are Neff's Camp and Millwood. 

Today, small cabins used as summer homes, rentals, and by full-time residents, are scattered throughout the forest. Pinehurst's year-round population is around 350.

mugs hanging from a shelf, tchotchkes, pictures on a wall, books
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