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Dean Way Chalet - Spacious & Family-Friendly in Blue Lake Springs

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Last updated: 06/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arnold cabin description

The Dean Way Chalet is a large and inviting cabin with three spacious levels in which you can spread out and enjoy. The chalet is set smack in the middle of the Sierras, and is surrounded by beautiful big trees all year round! The cabin is located in Blue Lake Springs in Arnold, California, and is waiting for you and your friends and family!

The chalet has 4 bedrooms, PLUS a loft, PLUS a full lower level with rec room, sleeper sofa, and ping pong room! You can comfortably sleep 13 bodies in beds, and then some!

Bear Valley ski resort is only 25 minutes away from the cabin! In both winter and summer, it's a fabulous, family-friendly alternative to busy Tahoe resorts, and a MUCH easier drive! Outside this special cabin, in summer you are steps away from two lakes with beaches, as well as access to all the fabulous recreation that Blue Lake Springs has to offer. Tennis, basketball, swimming pools, shuffleboard, organized kids' activities, bingo nights, outdoor movies, playground, volleyball, Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, and more! Not to mention nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park and numerous golf courses. In winter there is snow all around the cabin and numerous sno-parks, cross country skiing trails, and of course, Bear Valley!

Of course, you don't have to leave the chalet at all to have a wonderful vacation in the mountains. The possibilities are endless -- you can enjoy a barbeque on the spacious deck and admire the tall trees surrounding the cabin, you can play in the snow all around the cabin during winter (sleds are provided), you can make a fire and play games inside (puzzles, games, and firewood are provided too), or you can swing on the authentic chair lift swing hanging from the deck. Our guests tell us that simply hanging out at the cabin is always a highlight of their vacations!

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

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          • Loft + Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • There are mattress pads, blankets and pillows on the beds. Guests bring their own sheets. Sheets can be provided at an additional cost. Ask for details! A pack and play is also available at the cabin. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens are not included in the regular rate, but can be provided at additional cost. Just ask!...moreless

          • Wood Stove
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Living Room

          Entertainment

          • Video Library
          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books
          • Toys

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The Dean Way Chalet is located in the Sierras, right in the midst of the trees....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Playground
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Sledding
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Basketball Court
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 14 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $270
                  $1,236

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Our rates include all taxes and fees, including cleaning fees. The complete rate schedule is below:

                  2 Nights: $539.19

                  3 Nights: $678.64

                  4 Nights: $818.10

                  5 Nights: $957.55

                  6 Nights: $1097.00

                  7 Nights: $1236.46

                  Please contact us for info about holiday rates, which are slightly more.


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                  Last updated: 06/20/2014
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                  Location

                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 4
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Blue Lake Springs beaches
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bear Valley
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sequoia Woods
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Snowflake Lodge

                  The Dean Way Chalet in Arnold is an easy 165-mile drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, and a 30-minute drive from both Lake Alpine and Bear Valley's Summer Music Festival, winter skiing and snowboarding playgrounds. Golf can be found at nearby Forest Meadows or the local Sequoia Woods Country Club. The Blue Lake Springs Recreation facilities, easily walkable from the Dean Way Chalet, feature a restaurant, club house, swimming pool, snack bar, tennis courts, ping pong, shuffle board, basketball, volleyball, playground, free kids' camps, inexpensive tennis and swimming lessons, outdoor movies, inner-tube water polo for the kids, and two private fresh-water lakes. At the Dean Way Chalet, you will have full guest privileges at all these facilities. In town, White Pines Lake offers freshwater lake swimming and fishing, and there is also a logging museum located at the entrance to a hiking trail.

                  Ironstone Winery in Murphys (about a 15-minute drive from the Dean Way Chalet) has a summer concert series and wonderful other events. Numerous other wineries, cute shops, day spas, and tasty restaurants make for a wonderful day or evening in Murphys.

                  Calaveras Big Trees State Park is approximately two miles uphill from the Dean Way Chalet on Route 4 from the Blue Lake Springs turnoff. Columbia State Park, a restored western gold-rush town the entire family can enjoy, and Jamestown's Railroad Museum are convenient drives from Arnold as well. There is boating and fishing on New Melones Reservoir in Angels Camp; and plenty of other places for lake and stream fishing, swimming, bicycling, hiking, cavern exploring (spelunking), painting, photography, horseback riding, ziplining, panning for gold, wine tasting and motor touring.

                  The Dean Way Chalet has off-street parking for 3+ cars, and plenty of room for your bikes, rafts, skis and other items for a great vacation in the mountains!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We are two families from the Bay Area that own this vacation rental together. We have owned the cabin since 2007, and we have spent every year making improvements and updating things so that our guests have great experiences. We also enjoy the cabin with our (5 total) children when it is not rented out. There is so much to do in Arnold, and our cabin makes for an easy, special getaway. The kids love the ping pong and in winter, the sledding right outside. In summer, we spend a lot of time floating on the lakes!


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • The Dean Way Chalet

                    The Dean Way Chalet

                  • Family room with wood-burning stove

                    Family room with wood-burning stove

                  • Comfortable and spacious family room

                    Comfortable and spacious family room

                  • Ski chalet touches

                    Ski chalet touches

                  • Master bedroom with king bed

                    Master bedroom with king bed

                  • Bedroom with queen bed

                    Bedroom with queen bed

                  • Enjoy the spacious deck

                    Enjoy the spacious deck

                  • Well-equipped kitchen

                    Well-equipped kitchen

                  • Ping pong room

                    Ping pong room

                  • Downstairs rec room with sleeper sofa

                    Downstairs rec room with sleeper sofa

                  • Two sets of bunk beds - perfect for the kids!

                    Two sets of bunk beds - perfect for the kids!

                  • Bedroom with three twin beds

                    Bedroom with three twin beds

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, October 20, 2013

                  $270 per night (USD)
                  14

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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