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From $110/nt! Great Reviews -Great for Families -Pets Ok -Wifi

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Surrounded by pine trees, we are at 4500 ft in the Blue Lake Springs area.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Arnold cabin description

Nestled in the mountains, we are surrounded by tall, fragrant pines… perfect for bringing the family together in this spacious yet cozy cabin with huge loft.

There are 2 bedrooms, each with a Queen bed, and a Cal-King bed and 4 Twins in the loft. The loft also has a separate video/Xbox area plus many games and puzzles and is a great place to keep kids of all ages entertained (baby gate available for stairs). We have free WiFi, a full kitchen, large living room with comfy couches, wood-burning fireplace, and dining table (with leaf) which is perfect for dining together or playing games with the whole family. The wrap-around deck is brand new, pet- and child-friendly, and has a gas BBQ and tables and chairs so you can enjoy the beautiful surrounding trees.

On a special note, our cleaner uses only green, environmentally-friendly products (without adding cost or sacrificing cleanliness) so we can provide a healthier environment for your family and for the beautiful Sierras you’ve come to experience. The house is also up-to-date with smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector for your family’s protection.


WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID:
-- “The cabin was roomy and comfortable. The upstairs loft was great for the kids. They had plenty of room to play and watch movies.” ~Shari, Rohnert Park CA
-- “It is very clean and well kept up. The decorations and small touches are very warm and comfortable, lots of cute touches. You'll immediately feel right at home here.” ~Gary, Vallejo CA
-- “This is a great cabin… with open windows allowing plenty of sun light and views [of the surrounding trees]... This must be the best valued cabin in Arnold!' ~Bill, Manteca CA
-- “Terri & Tim were honest & great to deal with… Look forward to going back with friends next year!” ~Eric, Scotts Valley CA
-- “I live in the SF Bay Area and the drive to Arnold is shorter and much less stressful than the drive to Tahoe. This will definitely be our new winter escape and looking forward to going in the other seasons as well.”
~Kingsley, Palo Alto CA

(For more comments, see our Traveler Reviews)


VIDEO AND WEBSITE:
Many guests have said that our video gave them an accurate idea of what our home is like. To see the video, please click the video tab at the top above the picture of our house. Or simply visit our website at ArnoldVacation(dot)com (substitute a real “.” for “(dot)”). You can also scroll down this VRBO page and click our website link (after the large blue 'View Calendar' button but before 'Owner's Profile'). We have a lot of great information on our website - including phone numbers and links to area attractions - and we keep our calendar updated so please feel free to take a look.


THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:
For summertime fun, it’s just a short trip (less than ½ mile) down the hill to Fly-In Lake, complete with a small sandy beach and floating raft for swimming and playing (and don’t forget to watch the geese “fly in” at dusk!). Nearby is an 18-hole golf course as well as the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center where your family is welcome to use our Owner’s Pass to enjoy the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball, ping pong, bocce courts, volleyball and outdoor movies shown during the warm summer nights. With our pass, the Rec Center is $8/person or $25/family per day and $45/person or $125/family per week.

In the winter months, Bear Valley ski resort, just a 25-minute drive to the east, is known as a family-friendly, affordable resort, which offers excellent downhill and cross-country skiing for all skill levels, as well as other popular winter activities such as are sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. (And don't forget mountain biking and hiking in the summer!)

Not to be missed in any season is Big Trees State Park where you can experience the Giant Sequoia Redwoods standing 150 feet tall and 30 feet across. With great nature and hiking trails perfect for all ages, this park is less than a 10-minute drive away and a great opportunity to see some of California’s true gems.

Fishing, boating and other water activities abound in one of the many lakes, streams and rivers including the Stanislaus River, Alpine Lake (our favorite!), Mokelumne River, Bear Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, New Melones Lake, Mosquito Lake, Union & Utica Reservoirs, New Spicer Reservoir and many others.

And don’t forget a visit to the nearby Gold Rush towns of Murphys (quaint downtown with shops & restaurants) and Colombia (preserved 1850’s main street, carriage rides, old-time photos, panning for gold) as well as many award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, three golf courses, or three of the area’s breathtaking caverns (California, Mercer and Moaning) which are open for exploring and tours.

Phone numbers and website links to many of the above attractions are on our website at ArnoldVacation(dot)com - Things To Do In The Area page.

We always enjoy ourselves so much when we’re in this area and know your family will too. Re-connect, have fun, and make yourselves at home!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 976 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Loft: 1 king, 4 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Portable crib in closet...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Cal King, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Built-in day bed / seating...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Xbox with games

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            All sheets provided. Please bring your own bath and kitchen towels....moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Wood Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Large, fully-enclosed, pet and child friendly deck. Wraps around 2 sides of house. Always has some shade....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.8
                              from 48 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $125
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $110

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $100
                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Holiday Rates:

                              $125 July 3-5, Memorial/Labor Day weekends (Fri-Mon)

                              $150 Thanksgiving (Wed-Sun) and Christmas/New Years (Dec 16-Jan 3)


                              Cancellation policy:

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


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                              Location

                              Nearby: Fly-In Lake (small lake with sandy beach, swimming, fishing); Community Recreation Center - $8/person or $25/family with owner's pass (pool, tennis, basketball, bocce ball, volleyball, ping pong, outdoor movies); Sequoia Woods 18-hole golf course (open 10 months/year)

                              Please visit our website (www.ArnoldVacation.com) for a full list of area attractions, phone numbers and website links.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1999

                              About the owner: Tim, originally from Santa Rosa and making trips to Arnold since he was a boy, purchased the cabin in 1999 and it quickly became the location for family gatherings and lots of fun all year round. Terri joined the family in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the area as well. Unfortunately we now live in southern California and are unable to get to our “home away from home” as often as we’d like… So we’ve opened it up for friends and family to enjoy. And now we invite our “new friends” from VRBO - you are welcome anytime!

                              Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
                              Fresh air, tall redwoods, hiking, skiing, rivers and lakes, caverns... and great wine tasting in quaint Gold Rush towns. Need we say more!

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              Relaxing outdoors on the large deck with trees all around, or inside on the comfy couches with a big fire. Add some hot chocolate or glass of wine... Heaven!


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Surrounded by pine trees, we are at 4500 ft in the Blue Lake Springs area.

                                Surrounded by pine trees, we are at 4500 ft in the Blue Lake Springs area.

                              • Kitchen is open to Living Room and Dining area - additional seating at counter.

                                Kitchen is open to Living Room and Dining area - additional seating at counter.

                              • Dining Area - expandable table with leaf

                                Dining Area - expandable table with leaf

                              • Deck has two sets of tables and chairs and a gas BBQ grill

                                Deck has two sets of tables and chairs and a gas BBQ grill

                              • Queen Bedroom #2 - has TV and DVD player

                                Queen Bedroom #2 - has TV and DVD player

                              • Large Loft has Cal-King bed and 4 Twin beds

                                Large Loft has Cal-King bed and 4 Twin beds

                              • Driveway entrance to 'Uncle Timmy's Cabin'

                                Driveway entrance to 'Uncle Timmy's Cabin'

                              • Terri and Tim fishing on the beautiful Stanislaus River

                                Terri and Tim fishing on the beautiful Stanislaus River

                              • Our niece and nephew at Fly-In Lake (just down the hill - about a 1/2 mile walk)

                                Our niece and nephew at Fly-In Lake (just down the hill - about a 1/2 mile walk)

                              • Terri and Tim's sister, Molly at Big Trees State Park

                                Terri and Tim's sister, Molly at Big Trees State Park

                              • Mercer Caverns in Murphys

                                Mercer Caverns in Murphys

                              • Terri and Tim at Columbia State Park - Gold Rush town

                                Terri and Tim at Columbia State Park - Gold Rush town

                              • Cozy Living Room w/ large, comfy couches. Wood-burning fireplace w/ gas lighter.

                                Cozy Living Room w/ large, comfy couches. Wood-burning fireplace w/ gas lighter.

                              • Full Kitchen - dishwasher, microwave, toaster. blender, coffee maker, and more!

                                Full Kitchen - dishwasher, microwave, toaster. blender, coffee maker, and more!

                              • New child-friendly deck

                                New child-friendly deck

                              • Queen Bedroom #1 - has portable baby crib in closet

                                Queen Bedroom #1 - has portable baby crib in closet

                              • Full bath on main floor, 1/2 bath in Loft

                                Full bath on main floor, 1/2 bath in Loft

                              • Loft - TV area w/ DVD player, Xbox w/ games. Also board games, puzzles, & books.

                                Loft - TV area w/ DVD player, Xbox w/ games. Also board games, puzzles, & books.

                              • Our Cabin in the Snow

                                Our Cabin in the Snow

                              • Hike to the 'Top of the World'

                                Hike to the 'Top of the World'

                              • Terri and her parents atBig Trees State Park - just 3.5 miles away and a Must-Se

                                Terri and her parents atBig Trees State Park - just 3.5 miles away and a Must-Se

                              • Beautiful Lake Alpine - about 25 minutes drive up Hwy 4.  Can rent boats here.

                                Beautiful Lake Alpine - about 25 minutes drive up Hwy 4. Can rent boats here.

                              • Panning for Gold

                                Panning for Gold

                              • Our family at the at the Stanislaus River... Happy Days!

                                Our family at the at the Stanislaus River... Happy Days!

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                              $110 - $125 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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                              From $110/nt! Great Reviews -Great for Families -Pets Ok -WiFi

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