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Luxurious 3-Level Pinewood Cabin Nestled in the Pines of the Sierras

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Arnold chalet description

We’re ready to share a little piece of paradise with you.

Be sure to check out the quick, 3-minute video tour of the cabin by clicking on the 'Video' tab. For many additional photos of the chalet in use and its history, click the link for 'more information' just below the rate card.

Relax and make our place yours for the length of time you wish to stay. And we’d like you to experience the holidays with your family and friends amongst the redwoods, attend weekend concerts at the local wineries, take a walk with your dogs up the hill right alongside, ski on the slopes of Bear Valley, visit some of the nearby caves, walk amongst the Sequoias at Big Trees State Park, and shop or wine taste in the quaint town of Murphys.

And when you return to this chalet in the woods, you can relax on the deck and look out into the forest, listen to the birds, have a glass of wine or hot cocoa, read a good book, or just sit in the quietude.

We want you to build lasting memories with your loved ones, including the four-legged ones, just as we have done over the years. Your chalet will sleep 12 people comfortably, enough for 2-3 families. Your group will certainly enjoy the deck in the warm weather for barbeques and for sitting around the gas fire pit during the cooler weather.

Cooking a meal in our well-equipped spacious hickory cabinet kitchen while listening to music from our Bose stereo system -- equipped with wireless music streaming from your iTunes library (or directly from your iPod or other device) -- will be another enjoyable activity for your large gathering. However, if you want to leave the cooking behind, there are several wonderful restaurants within a 2 mile radius. Snowshoe Brewery, Sarafina’s Italian Restaurant, Simply Delicious, and Susie’s Café are our favorites. You will not be disappointed.

We want your children to enjoy themselves as well, without the worries of accidents or mishaps. The lower level entertainment room serves this purpose well. It is equipped with board games, puzzles, xBox 360 with games, an ample DVD selection that can be watched on a large screen HDTV. This room also has 2 futons that convert into comfortable queen sized beds and there is floor space for sleeping bags -- a great choice for a kid slumber party!

And please, don’t be left behind due to unfinished work that needs to be done. You are equipped with wifi, printer, desk, and other office essentials. Your office in the Sierras is located in the loft area, so while you are at your desk, you can look out the window and enjoy the Redwood trees or listen to the birds. Nice!

We want your mountain getaway to be an experience that will stay with you for a long while, an experience that will bring you back again and again to revisit your favorite restaurant, to enjoy “your new piece of paradise” in a different season, to share with more of your loved ones.

Relax and enjoy.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chalet
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            primary renter must be 25 or older...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            two pets maximum...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            outside on the deck only, ashtrays provided....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 6-14

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Loft + Den


          • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) main level guest bedroom and lower level guest room; and two queen size futons in lower level entertainment room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one in the loft and one on the main level...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Gas Fire Pit, Hiking Trail, Cabin situated in a cul-de-sac, Picnic Table on the Deck, Library of many interesting books including Time/Life styled photo books...moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Extensive CD collection and two iPods with hundreds of songs on each of them, for use with the Bose Stereo....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                basic and expanded basic cable, HDTV...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Game Console:

                xBox 360 w wireless controller...moreless

              • Video Games:

                auto racing, football, first person shooter, etc....moreless

              • Video Library:

                dozens of popular movies old and current...moreless


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


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Broadband Access:

                    12 megabit cable...moreless

                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    w/ thermostat and also a supplemental gas wall furnace to assist with the initial warmup during the winter...moreless

                  • Gas Heating
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas wall heater...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Area
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    the unit is situated at the end of a cul-de-sak...moreless

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Study Room
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    including wireless music streaming...moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

                    will provide contact information for catering and bar tending...moreless

                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    countertops are 100% 2' butcher block for large cooking preparation...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Herbs, spices, cooking oils, flour, etc....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    covers 2 of the 4 sides of the cabin and includes a teak furnished area surrounding a gas fire pit, as well as a picnic table off the kitchen that sits 8-10...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      Write a review 5
                      from 62 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $200 $225
                      Fri, Sat

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning $100
                      • Tax Rate 6%


                      - Be sure and check the many 5-star reviews, and the short video tour.

                      - There is a 3-night minimum stay when a holiday is involved, as well as a per-stay surcharge for holidays that ranges from $50 for the minor ones, up to $100 for Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving. Please inquire for specifics.

                      - Prior to actual confirmation and booking, prices, terms and conditions are subject to change

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                      • Calaveras Big Trees State Park

                        "Nice moderate loop hike through very big tress. It's all flat, not too long, so ideal for th..."

                      • Lake Alpine

                        "Great drive up the hill, perhaps 20 minutes or so, nice frigid water, beautiful alpine scene..."

                      • White Pines Lake

                        "Very close to the cabin, about 5 minutes away. Nice sandy beach area with sand. Swimming, su..."

                      • 1852 Restaurant

                      • Sequoia Woods Country Club

                      • Arnold Chinese Restaurant

                        "Your standard Obligatory Chinese Restaurant ever small town must have. The food is actually ..."

                      • Sarafina's Italian Kitchen

                        "The best restaurant in Arnold and surrounding area, and a very good Italian restaurant by an..."

                      • Bristol's Ranch House Cafe

                        "Solid cafe food, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner."

                      • Round Table Pizza

                        "Just like every other one, but it's very close to the cabin."

                      • Hughes Video Box Office

                        "Typical local video rental store close by."

                      • Subway

                        "Just like every other one, close by in the shopping center."

                      • Simply Delicious Cafe

                        "Top notch cafe serving breakfast & lunch."

                      • Susie's Diner

                        "Great diner food in a 50's hot rod theme. Susie, the owner operator is an ex-diner waitress ..."

                      • Dorrington Hotel & Restaurant

                      • Snowshoe Brewing Company

                        "Good brew, decent pub food, big screen TV for popular sporting events."

                      • Sequoia Woods Country Club

                        "Fine dining in a country club, golf setting."

                      • Bear Ridge Restaurant & Pub

                      • Sarafina's Italian Kitchen

                        "The best restaurant in Arnold and surrounding area, and a very good Italian restaurant by an..."

                      • Giant Burger

                        "Great classic, independent burger joint done as they should be done. Burgers, dogs, fries, r..."

                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Snowshoe Brewery
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Sequoia Woods Country Club
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 4
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Simply Delicious Cafe
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Bear Valley Ski

                      Car: Necessary

                      Much Wine Tasting, Ironstone Concert Venue, Hiking, Gold Country Tours & Museums, The Town of Murphys, Antique Shops, Sonora California, Columbia California


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: My wife Beatrice and I finally married in 2001 at the age of 40 and 41, respectively, the first time for each of us. Beatrice is a school teacher and I'm a writer and entrepreneur. She had a number of school teacher friends with vacation homes. most of them, in Arnold, CA. She set her sites on getting one and we finally did. If you've looked at the supplemental photos at the added link provided then you will see that this cabin holds a special place in our lives and has a history. After a 1 1/2 year dispute with the seller, we finally acquired the property in early 2002 only to experience a fire only six weeks later. The rebuild took nearly two years. We intend to do more international traveling in the years to come and so recently decided to begin sharing with others -- and their friends, families and pets -- the same wonderful experience we've had over the last 10 years.

                      Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
                      We live in the south of the San Francisco Bay Area and unlike places like Tahoe or Napa, Arnold is accessible in under a 3 hour drive. This makes a 2-night weekend truly doable.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                      We discovered over time all that there is to see and do here. Mostly, we like to just enjoy the cabin itself as it's designed for that, the nice Big Trees market being only five minutes away and we love to relax with drinks and cook, and we love to invite friends and family. But there is so much to do. We can go up the mountain 20 minutes and enjoy Bear Valley, the High Sierra, numerous lakes and streams or, we can go down the mountain 15 minutes and enjoy the historic gold town of Murphys with its many antique shops and wine tasting rooms. We can go to Sonora, Angels Camp, Columbia, or find a hiking trail. We can go to the actual vineyards. We can see top artists and groups from the 60s to present, entertaining at the Ironstone Vineyards amphitheater 15 minutes away in Murphys. In the beginning we thought we were buying a getaway vacation home and in the end, discovered we've bought into a wonderful package that has only gotten better and better over the years.

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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Exterior view

                        Exterior view

                      • Dinner on the Deck

                        Dinner on the Deck

                      • Seating Room View from the Loft with one Convertible Sofa

                        Seating Room View from the Loft with one Convertible Sofa

                      • Padded Teak Furniture on the Deck, Surrounding a Gas Fire Pit

                        Padded Teak Furniture on the Deck, Surrounding a Gas Fire Pit

                      • Upper Level King Master Bedroom

                        Upper Level King Master Bedroom

                      • Lower Level Queen Bed Guest Room

                        Lower Level Queen Bed Guest Room

                      • Lower Level Entertainment Room

                        Lower Level Entertainment Room

                      • The Loft with Convertible Sofa and the Libray

                        The Loft with Convertible Sofa and the Libray

                      • Pet friendly

                        Pet friendly

                      • The loft area

                        The loft area

                      • View of the Great Room from the Loft

                        View of the Great Room from the Loft

                      • Hickory Cabinets and Butcher Block Counter Tops

                        Hickory Cabinets and Butcher Block Counter Tops

                      • Picnic Table Seats 8-10

                        Picnic Table Seats 8-10

                      • The Great Room from the Main Entry

                        The Great Room from the Main Entry

                      • Main Level Queen Bed Guest Room

                        Main Level Queen Bed Guest Room

                      • View from the Kitchen Past the Rustic Dining Table through the Main Entrance

                        View from the Kitchen Past the Rustic Dining Table through the Main Entrance

                      • Lower Level Entertainment Room with two Queen Futons

                        Lower Level Entertainment Room with two Queen Futons

                      • The Study with Widescreen Monitor for your Notebook and Printer

                        The Study with Widescreen Monitor for your Notebook and Printer

                      • Dinner on the deck

                        Dinner on the deck

                      • Dining table

                        Dining table

                      VRBO #364767

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                      $200 - $225 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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