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Fun-Excellent Location! Blue Lake Springs Family Cabin, Walk to Bls Lodge! Wi-Fi

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All that cold snow will melt your heart!

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arnold cabin description

This family friendly vacation home is in a great location and is a fun get-away in all seasons. Call if you have questions (408-828-5019, owner 7am-9pm PST). The cabin used to be rented through Barry Ward Realty, but we are now renting directly via VRBO.

This is a nice family vacation cabin/home that we share with renters on dates when we are not using it. In 2009 we upgraded to granite kitchen counters, and new: sink, faucet, refrigerator, floors, and dishwasher. (Jenn-Air oven/stove is original)
The Cabin is at 4,300 foot elevation in the Blue Lake Springs neighborhood in the town of Arnold, about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from San Francisco or San Jose. The cabin is across the street from the pool/pond at Snow Flake Lodge! And ~30 minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort. This cabin is on one of the first roads plowed and has easy Hwy 4 access to Bear Ski Resort.

“The Dancing Bear at the Lodge” is decorated with many bears. One family counted and reported finding 101 bears! The Cabin backs up to Calaveras Big Trees State Park where kids enjoy playing on the hillside looking for treasures (the perfect pinecone!), hiking and sledding in the winter.
This comfortable, clean and spacious house is family-friendly with many games, movies, books for all ages, and for the little ones, a baby gate (for the stairs), playpen, a highchair, booster seat, stepstool and a baby monitor all available for your use. In addition, you will find free wireless (no extra charge), television, DVD/CD player, VCR, and telephone for calls in the USA.

On the main level there are 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 full bathroom, and a great room - with foosball - open to the remodeled kitchen. The upstairs loft has 2 double beds, a fold-out sofa (if needed) and a 2nd bathroom with a shower. The laundry room is downstairs where you will also find the tire swing to clip on the big tree out front.

In the winter you might get to enjoy building snowmen, snowball fights and sometimes – if you’re lucky - just watching the snow drift down to blanket the deck and trees in pure white. There are snow-parks nearby for sledding, and Bear Valley is a family-friendly resort for downhill and cross-country skiing.

There are endless options for outdoor recreation, such as hiking at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, golf at Sequoia Woods Golf Course, as well as swimming, fishing and kayaking or boating at Lake Alpine, Spicer, Utica and New Melones reservoirs.

With an entrance fee, the Snowflake Lodge (across the street) offers fantastic recreation, including a pond, pool, snack bar, play yard, basketball courts, horse shoes and tennis courts. As a parent, my favorite aspect of the cabin’s location is that we can walk to the lodge in just a few minutes, or watch the older kids walk to the lodge themselves as we relax on our sunny deck and smell the sweet forest.

Proximity to the lodge is very convenient for carrying rafts and pool toys for the kids or going up to the house to get snacks and cocktails to enjoy by the pond. The Lodge also offers children’s entertainment, such as “cubby bear time” with arts, crafts, and stories, bingo, swimming lessons and tennis lessons. In the summer months, you can walk down to the Blue Lake Springs outdoor amphitheater to watch movies with the whole family.

Enjoy the comforts of home while watching your children play in the great room. There are portable speakers for the deck where you can enjoy your meals or gaze at the stars. The house accommodates up to 8 people most comfortably (10 if you use the fold-out sofa bed) and we prefer to rent to families (no youth groups or ski clubs).

There are several nice restaurants in the area, including the private restaurant at the Snowflake Lodge, Sarafina's Italian Kitchen in Arnold (you’ll need reservations for both), and lots of quaint, yummy places in Murphys, a gold-rush era, upscale town where you’ll enjoy shopping and wine-tasting (about 15 minutes away).

There are numerous wineries nearby, including Ironstone Vineyards, which also offers a series of summer concerts in their beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Columbia State Historic Park is not too far away and is a restored old West town right out of the 1800s with gold panning and a unique blend of museums, town tours, live theater plays, shops, restaurants and attractions.

Most of all, we wish you a wonderful stay in the mountains - enjoy!

Keywords: cabin, house, retreat, mountain home, ski, swim

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets. Breaking this rule will result in being fined. Thank you....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Call with inquiries 408-828-5019 in CA, 7am-9pm PST

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Trees out every window on the property...moreless

              • Resort:

                Blue Lake Springs Lodge is across the street. Seasonal heated pool with lifeguards, pond, tennis, shuffle board, kids camp, outdoor movies, etc. Sequoia Woods Golf Course located with BLS....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                There are 6 chairs at the table and 5 stools at the kitchen counter. Additionally, there are two tables on the deck for outdoor seating (8)....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating:

                Forced Air Gas...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

                Free calling within the US (no international calling)...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Free WiFi (Comcast high speed internet)...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Remodeled kitchen with granite counters. New dishwasher, refrigerator. Stove/oven are original...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Jenn-Air stove/oven are original....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Jenn-Air stove/oven are original....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Two tables with 8 chairs plus two Adirondack lounge chairs....moreless

              • Golf:

                Sequoia Woods Golf Course within Blue Lake Springs....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals available at SNAC in Arnold....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Bear Valley Ski Resort (downhill and cross country)...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts across the street at the lodge....moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Heated pool with lifeguards at Blue Lake Springs Lodge (across the street)...moreless

              • Heated Pool
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Holiday
              Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $225
              Summer 2015
              Jun 12 - Jul 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $187
              Fourth of July
              Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $149
              July/Aug 2015
              Jul 6 - Aug 27, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $187
              Labor Day 2015
              Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $149
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $187

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning fee $100
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              If interested, please call owner:

              Roxanne 408-828-5019 (CA PST time)

              Doug 408-761-1518 (CA PST time)

              Cleaning Fee is $100

              Weekly rate = $187/night

              Higher rate for <7 nights

              No "processing fees."


              Cancellation policy:

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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/18/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              For a daily or weekly fee, you can enjoy membership to the Snowflake Lodge Recreation Center within Blue Lake Springs and its private Restaurant and Lodge, children's play ground, heated pool, tennis courts, pond, snack bar and basketball courts. The Lodge offers children's activities such as 'cubby bear time' (arts, crafts and story time), tennis lessons, swimming lessons and bingo. In the summer there are also movies in the outdoor amphitheater for the whole family to enjoy!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: We are a family of four from the south bay who share our time at the Dancing Bear with friends and family as often as possible. If you have questions, call between 7am-9pm: 408-828-5019 or 408-761-1518

              Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
              We chose Arnold for a variety of reasons. Top among these is Arnold's convenient proximity to the Bay Area (3 hour drive). Arnold is a wonderful Sierra playground that is much easier to access than Tahoe. Additionally, the Arnold area has golf, wineries, hiking, skiing and a small town feel where passerbys wave and treat you like an old friend when you walk into the hardware store or bakery. The Blue Lake Springs recreation area seems frozen in time (in a good way). It reminds me of a scene from a by-gone era of a simpler time where people hunted frogs at the pond and played bingo poolside.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              mountain air, mixed with as much (or as little) activity as desired.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • All that cold snow will melt your heart!

                All that cold snow will melt your heart!

              • Great room looking towards kitchen (loft upstairs). Five bar stools at counter.

                Great room looking towards kitchen (loft upstairs). Five bar stools at counter.

              • Recently updated kitchen

                Recently updated kitchen

              • Wood stove and fooz ball table.

                Wood stove and fooz ball table.

              • The Bear Room (queen size)

                The Bear Room (queen size)

              • Bathroom with tub on main level

                Bathroom with tub on main level

              • Upstairs bathroom with shower

                Upstairs bathroom with shower

              • Pool at the Lodge (across the street from the house!)

                Pool at the Lodge (across the street from the house!)

              • Tire swing is in the boot room and ready to clip on the rope for lots of fun!

                Tire swing is in the boot room and ready to clip on the rope for lots of fun!

              • Pond at Blue Lake Springs (just a short walk from the Cabin)

                Pond at Blue Lake Springs (just a short walk from the Cabin)

              • Looking across pond towards the lodge (Cabin is short walk up into those trees)

                Looking across pond towards the lodge (Cabin is short walk up into those trees)

              • Bear Valley Ski Resort

                Bear Valley Ski Resort

              • Dancing Bear at the Lodge on a very snowy day!

                Dancing Bear at the Lodge on a very snowy day!

              • Spacious kitchen

                Spacious kitchen

              • The Reindeer Room (queen size)

                The Reindeer Room (queen size)

              • The loft with 2 double beds and the sofa sleeper at left

                The loft with 2 double beds and the sofa sleeper at left

              • Summer time dinners are on the deck

                Summer time dinners are on the deck

              • Pond is across the street from the cabin

                Pond is across the street from the cabin

              • Utica Reservoir (up scenic Hwy 4)

                Utica Reservoir (up scenic Hwy 4)

              • Sequoia Woods Golf Course is within Blue Lake Springs

                Sequoia Woods Golf Course is within Blue Lake Springs

              • Road at Board's Crossing, stopped for a great hike down the river.

                Road at Board's Crossing, stopped for a great hike down the river.

              VRBO #398046

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $149 - $225 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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