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In secluded, forested Big Trees Village. Free use of Recreation Center (Summer, Mem. Day & and Labor Day Weekends) with two outdoor Pools, ping pong, snack bar, basket ball etc.. Beautiful, newer, very clean, and refurnished natural wood Chalet with vaulted ceilings and large forest view windows. On large quiet corner wooded lot (cul-de-sac) with level driveway just a couple of blocks from an access trail into Calaveras Big Trees State Park (walk, jog, bike, or ski in). Short drive to the Stanislaus River either at Boards Crossing or in Big Trees Park. CLOSE TO BEAR VALLEY SKI AREA and PERFECT FOR SUMMER SIERRA RECREATION.
Address: 1124 Kiowa Court
Great Place for adults and kids (Foosball and second TV/Video in loft). Secluded deck among the firs and pine trees with a charcoal barbecue, table, and chairs provide for relaxing afternoons. The town of Arnold is four miles to the West provides local area restaurants, shopping, antiques, and coffee shops. Summer use of local recreation center with pools (two), tennis courts shuffleboard, horseshoes, playground, picnic and barbecue area, and snack bar are included at no extra cost during summer. Many summer recreational activities from Lakes, Rivers, Boating, Wine tasting, Caves, Antiques, Historic Gold towns, Fishing, Hiking and much more.
Lots of activities for kids of all ages. Foosball, horseshoes, separate TV/ DVD player for the kids upstairs. Free access to Recreation center in summer with two pools. Rivers, Lakes and Snow Park nearby....moreless
The upstairs bedroom with to twins and a queen bed has its own full bathroom. The downstairs two bedrooms share one full bathroom. The showerheads are high for tall people in both bathrooms...moreless
Kid Friendly : Lots of activities for kids of all ages. Foosball, horseshoes, separate TV/ DVD player for the kids upstairs. Free access to Recreation center in summer with two pools. Rivers, Lakes and Snow Park nearby.
Fully stocked kitchen and large dining area make indoor meals comfortable for eight adults, cooking utensils washer and dryer are provided, Cable Television, Large, new, 27 inch screen TV, radio, CD, and gas stove fireplace in the living room area for adult or family relaxation, In the loft you'll find a second TV with VCR and FOOSBALL game to accommodate the children, Pool (shared at recreation center in summer to Aug 21 and Labor Day Weekend), No Smoking and No Pets. It is really clean, beautiful and comfortable....moreless
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Foosball and TV with VCR in the Loft or the kids....moreless
We have a few videos, maybe 10. HOWEVER, we have LOTS of BOARD GAMES, BOOKS and PUZZLES that the entire family can play together and enjoy each others' company....moreless
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We are in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 5000 feet. We often have snow in the winter right at the cabin. ...moreless
We have a isolated FOREST environment on a large corner lot on a VERY QUIET cul-du-sac. Plenty of room for the kids to play around on outside. The roads are deserted making them great for biking, hiking or walking the dog. You can walk into Calaverous Big Trees State Park on a trail between two house about 1/4 mile up the street. There is endless hiking here....moreless
Beautify redwood deck with BBQ, table, swing in gorgeous forest....moreless
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Large wooden elevated Deck off the main living area. Has picnic table, bench swing, deck chairs and BBQ for summer use. We are a large corner lot on a VERY QUIET cul-du-sac. We have almost no traffic and no road noise....moreless
COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA FEES - SUMMER ONLY
Two outdoor pools in forested area, shuffleboard, ping pong, snack bar, tennis, basketball, swim lessons, evening movies for kids outdoors, water-polo, etc....moreless
Fall Discounted Sep 8 - Nov 23, 2015 2 night min stay
$155 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter Nov 24 - Dec 17, 2015 2 night min stay
$210 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
X-mas, New Years Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016 3 night min stay
Martin Luther King Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2016 3 night min stay
Presidents weekend Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2016 3 night min stay
Spring Discounted Apr 6 - May 26, 2016 2 night min stay
$150 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day May 27 - May 30, 2016 3 night min stay
Late Spring May 31 - Jun 15, 2016 2 night min stay
$160 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2016 Jun 16 - Sep 1, 2016 2 night min stay
$235 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$220 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
2 nights=$460, 3 nights =$625, 4=$785, 5=$945, Each additional night = $140-150;
No Smoking, No Pets.
Martin Luther King, Presidents, July 4th, Memorial, Labor Day Weekend - add 20%
X-MAS & NEW YEARS- add 25% (3 night min). Dec 20th to Jan 6
Thanksgiving - no additional fee
Payment by check through the US mail. 50% of actual rental fee at reservation and all remaining fees by 30 days before arrival.
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We are 1000 feet higher elevation and 4 miles up the hill from Arnold CA in Big Trees Village or Dorrington, (1124 Kiowa Court).We get more snow in the winter than Arnold and are 10 minutes closer to Bear Valley ski resort, Calaverous Redwood State Park, lake Alpine, Lake Utica and Spicer Reservoir and the kids Snow Park. Our development is right above the Stanislaus River and has easy summer access right from the development. Because we are higher than Arnold we often get snow that sticks around for a long time when Arnold has slush or rain. In the summer the elevation keeps the temperature from getting too hot. Big Trees Village is quieter, more forested, larger more private lots and in general a more peaceful area tin which to o hike, walk around the neighborhood or vacation. Our large lot is on an extremely quiet corner just across the street from homes that boarder Big Trees State Redwood Park. Arnold is not too far away for shopping and going out to dinner but just far enough (10 minutes) to feel that you are not vacationing in the city.
All year round, walk among the giant Sequoias in Big Trees National Park, In the winter ski Bear Valley, California's most family-oriented ski resort, Cross Country ski snowshoe or sled at Bear Valley Recreation area, through Calaveras Big Trees State Park, or in the many wilderness areas of the Stanislaus National Forest, In the summer enjoy the renowned California Gold Country wineries and museums, A hikers paradise, Excellent, close access to Stanislaus River at two locations, Golfing available in Arnold and nearby Blue Lake Springs, Historic Murphys and Columbia Gold Mining Towns are just down the hill, Enjoy National Parks and Recreation areas, lake and river fishing, the rugged Stanislaus River, magical Lake Alpine in the high Sierras, boating and unlimited hiking or biking at your back door, Explore nearby Mercer Caverns or Moaning Caves for a unique adventure, Boating and skiing at New Melones Lake
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: As a young person I dreamed of living in the Sierra Nevadas. During the college summer break of the year I turned 21 I found a summer job in Murphys on a ranch. Later that summer I worked my way up to registrar and book-keeper at the Murphies hotel and volunteered at the local veterinary clinic. It was an idealic summer and I planned to return after I finished college. Several years later my girlfriend (Rebecca whom I married) and I began rented a cabin in the Arnold area and invited a group of about 10 of our friends for winter break. That became a tradition which lasted for about 15 years. Rebecca and I are veterinarians living in Santa Barbara.
Why the Owner Chose Arnold: Rebecca and I continued coming to this area every summer, staying at Cal Berkeley family camp near Strawberry Lake for about 12 years when our children were young. When the kids got older we decided to buy a cabin. We wanted to be near the beautiful Big Trees at Calaverous State Park, close to the Stanislaus River, high enough to get some snow during the winter and close enough to easily drive to Bear Valley Ski Resort in the winter. Big Trees Village was the perfect location and its large, quite, heavily forested lots were just what we were looking for. We are retiring this year and hope to finially be able to fill that childhood dream of Living in the Sierras, at least for part of the year.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Five miles closer to Sking than Arnold. More likely in the winter to have nice quality snow at the cabin than lower down in Arnold (1000 ft lower). At 5000 feet elevation has a cooler more comfortable summer climate. Much more forested, more wildlife and secluded than the housing around Arnold. Closer to Stanislaus River access, Lakes, Redwood State Park, and hiking than the Arnold area. All around a nicer place to hang out in nature. Great walks right in the neighborhood.