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Beautiful Sierra Chalet. Family & Pet Friendly. Book Now for Winter Season!

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New Year's Day 2009. We woke up to a winter wonderland & 3 feet of snow!

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Arnold cabin description

Fall and winter are great times to enjoy all of the wonderful activities in the Sierras. From our beautiful cabin, you can hike for miles in the forest below our property. The Stanislaus River, Lake Alpine, the Pacific Crest Trail and access to the high Sierras is a quick drive, as is our beautiful members-only rec center (summer only).

Everything is ready for your stay from the comfy beds to the level driveway that makes unloading supplies a breeze and parking the boat easy! Approximately 10 stairs lead from the level driveway to the house, making entry possible for those with limited abilities. Perfect for two families, there are two master bedrooms (one on the main floor and one upstairs) and a children's room. Our guests come year after year to enjoy hiking the nearby Pacific Crest Trail, boating at Lake Alpine or picnicking at Calaveras Big Trees. No matter the weather, our cabin is always comfy with ceiling fans to cool the house on warm nights and central heat if the temperature turns chilly.
Click on our Cabin at Big Trees Village website below for a more complete description & additional photos, as well as more information about the activities at the Rec Center and the Bear Valley/Arnold area.

Three bedrooms, 2 baths with loft, the cabin is newly painted with gleaming hardwood floors and new carpeting. Upstairs are two bedrooms (the children's room & master bedroom), a bath and the loft. Downstairs is a second master and bathroom. The queen master bedrooms have locally handmade pine log beds. The children's room has one twin & a bunk bed. A brand new double sleeper futon couch and fold out futon floor mat for the loft allow extra bedding for guests. A port-a-crib is provided for our youngest guests.

The dining room table is large and seats 10 for dinner. Our fully equipped kitchen makes cooking that holiday meal a delight. The cabin is beautifully decorated with charming handmade quilts adorning the walls. A new living room couch and new comfy leather recliner are our latest additions (as of 8/14) to make your visit all of the more enjoyable. Our deck, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, looks over miles of forest and has brand new teak furniture. including rocking chairs and a fabulous large gas grill.

The cabin is surrounded by majestic trees. Nearby the beautiful Big Trees Village recreation center has two fully life guarded pools, a barbecue and picnic area, playground equipment, tennis and basketball courts, a snack bar, evening activities and daily swim lessons. It is a quick drive from the house.

It is not unusual for us to get as much as 5 feet of snow in winter and 80 degree days in the summer. For your convenience, our level driveway is kept plowed all winter. Highway 4 is always kept open and chain control usually occurs far beyond our cabin. The roads in Camp Connell/Dorrington are kept plowed so getting in and out of the house is easy.

Activities abound in the Arnold area. Winter activities include downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. Summer activities include playing or fly fishing in the Stanislaus River, kayaking at Lake Alpine, hiking the Sierras, gold panning at nearby Colombia State Park, all minutes away from our beautiful cabin. Visiting the spectacular Giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees is an adventure for the kids & adults in all seasons. Wine tasting or caving in nearby Murphy’s is fun, as well.

Located in Camp Connell, near Arnold, at 5500 ft. elevation, our lovely chalet has a view of miles of forest. Cross country skiing or hiking in the famous high country of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is a short 20 minute drive. It is not unusual to see fox, coyote, rabbits, raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, bear, and many species of birds from the house. Very little light pollution allows for spectacular star gazing while listening for the serenade of the local coyote family.







Keywords: Arnold cabin, Sierra cabin, Dorrington cabin, Big Trees Village, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Calaveras Big Trees, Bear Valley resort, Lake Alpine, Sierra Nevada house,

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Downstairs master with bathroom close by...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upstairs master bedroom, bathroom close by...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

            upstairs with one single & a bunk, next to 2nd master & loft...moreless

          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double futon couch & two floor futons, Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Forced Air Furnace, Ceiling Fans, Horseshoes, Games, Book Library, Summer Recreation Center with Two Pools & free swimming lessons, Ping Pong, Movie Nights, Barbeque, Play Structures, Organized water polo, tennis....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Brand new flat screen...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Festivals
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking:

                        Level driveway with space for a boat or a total of three cars....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        level flat driveway, plowed in winter. Entry to the house is just off of the driveway....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone:

                        Please bring a calling card for long distance calls....moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        beautiful new teak outdoor furniture - table, six chairs & a bench. Two teak rockers....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            children's wading pool & large rec pool with some lap swim hours & free lessons. Organized water games on a regular basis. Lifeguard at all times. Pool area is lovely, spotless & has a great snackbar & lawn area....moreless

                           

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                          2 night min stay
                          $187

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                          Rates are subject to change without notice & until confirmed. Holiday bookings (4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years) are a minimum of 3 days. Rates are slightly higher for those dates. Contact us for the exact daily charge.


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                          Location

                          The spectacular Calaveras Big Trees State Park with amazing Giant Sequoias is a 10 minute drive. Lake Alpine and Bear Valley Resort is east on Highway 4, 20 minutes from the house. Access to the Pacific Crest Trail and other hiking trails is within a short drive. Spicer, Union & Utica Reservoirs are close by as is access to the Stanislaus River at Boards Crossing. The newly opened Arnold Rim Trail is 15 minutes away. Biking, hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, skiing, paddle board rental and motor boating are within minutes of the house. The rec center is beautiful and kept spotlessly clean. Our cabin has it all!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: A Sunday afternoon birthday celebration kayaking at lovely Utica Reservoir. Bald eagles and osprey soared overhead as our dog swam nearby the kayak. Eagles are commonly seen at Utica & Union Reservoirs. Osprey are frequent visitors to the Stanislaus & high mountain lakes.

                          Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
                          We fell in love with the Sierra Nevada Mountains backpacking as students. It took us years to find a perfect house in the perfect area - and this is it! Quiet and peaceful, a short drive from the Bay Area without the traffic problems and hustle-bustle of Lake Tahoe or Sonora.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Year round recreation, swimming, fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, all from a beautiful home base. The Stanislaus River is very near by (see map) where we spend many afternoons cooling off picnicing, swimming & rafting.. In winter we crosscountry ski, snowshoe, and sled right at the house. There is a trail just below us for easy forest access. It is not unusual for us to have 3-5 feet of snow at the house so the winter sports are just as fabulous as the summer activities!


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                          • New Year's Day 2009. We woke up to a winter wonderland & 3 feet of snow!

                            New Year's Day 2009. We woke up to a winter wonderland & 3 feet of snow!

                          • Easy access to our cabin from Highway 4, a few blocks away.

                            Easy access to our cabin from Highway 4, a few blocks away.

                          • Comfortable new furniture & charming decor in the living room.

                            Comfortable new furniture & charming decor in the living room.

                          • New couch and new leather recliner were added in 8/2014.

                            New couch and new leather recliner were added in 8/2014.

                          • Large Dining Room table, perfect for family gatherings, or a game in the evening

                            Large Dining Room table, perfect for family gatherings, or a game in the evening

                          • Upstairs loft leading to two bedrooms and bath.

                            Upstairs loft leading to two bedrooms and bath.

                          • Looking down from the loft.

                            Looking down from the loft.

                          • Master Bedroom 1 - Upstairs

                            Master Bedroom 1 - Upstairs

                          • Enjoy morning coffee on the deck in our teak rocking chairs.

                            Enjoy morning coffee on the deck in our teak rocking chairs.

                          • Our substantial high btu gas grill makes barbecuing a pleasure.

                            Our substantial high btu gas grill makes barbecuing a pleasure.

                          • Snow shoeing to our neighbor's cabin after a blizzard.

                            Snow shoeing to our neighbor's cabin after a blizzard.

                          • 8 stairs lead from level driveway to first floor of house allowing easy access.

                            8 stairs lead from level driveway to first floor of house allowing easy access.

                          • The level driveway & a great plow service makes access to the house a breeze.

                            The level driveway & a great plow service makes access to the house a breeze.

                          • Downstairs living room furnishings

                            Downstairs living room furnishings

                          • Convenient kitchen with many new appliances.

                            Convenient kitchen with many new appliances.

                          • View of forest from loft.

                            View of forest from loft.

                          • New futon full sized sleeper in loft.

                            New futon full sized sleeper in loft.

                          • Downstairs master bedroom with handmade log bed.

                            Downstairs master bedroom with handmade log bed.

                          • Upstairs - Children's Bedroom

                            Upstairs - Children's Bedroom

                          • Our sledding hill.  No need to pile the kids in the car & come back soaking wet!

                            Our sledding hill. No need to pile the kids in the car & come back soaking wet!

                          • Rec Center - 2 pools, tennis court, play ground & free swim lessons all summer!

                            Rec Center - 2 pools, tennis court, play ground & free swim lessons all summer!

                          VRBO #240929

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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                          Sleeps 10

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