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PINEHURST

Fivespot was built in the 1940s when logging was a way of life in Pinehurst. Today the cabin is an art-filled retreat just a short drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest.

 

Pinehurst was a flourishing logging community for decades. Pinehurst Lodge, a short walk from fivespot, is a locally-owned and operated restaurant in a 100-year-old sawmill. It continues to be a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike. Other nearby historical logging sites are Neff's Camp and Millwood.

 

A summer vacation destination for locals, Pinehurst attracts San Joaquin Valley residents who take advantage of cooler forest temperatures to get relief from the brutally hot Valley summers. 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 from fivespot.

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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.