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Little Lodge in the Heart of the Sierra's ~ Blue Lakes Springs Chalet

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arnold chalet description

Enjoy a weekend get-away or a whole week of fun!

Vacation in comfort and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the mountains. Little Lodge is quiet, peaceful and clean. Our family cabin comfortably sleeps 6. The main floor has a large fully stocked kitchen, it along with dining area are open to the picturesque living room with stone fireplace/wood-burning stove; there are two bedrooms each with comfortable queen beds and a full bathroom downstairs. Upstairs has a second bathroom with shower, and a master bedroom with king bed and full futon. Entertainment options include: PlayStation II, 2 TVs /DVD, movie library, iPod dock, and plenty of table games. There is also a separate bonus 'cave room' downstairs with foosball and comfy seating.

Relax under the trees or stars on the wrap-around deck right off the main floor complete with gas BBQ grill.

There is forced air heating, washer, dryer and dishwasher.

Arnold is an outdoor lovers paradise! Nestled between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, Arnold is truly the heart of the Sierra.

Big Trees State Park is 3 miles up Hwy 4 and Bear Valley Ski Resort is nearby. Of course there are plenty of snow play hills and snowshoe areas for winter fun and lots of trails to hike or mountain bike.

Play, raft or fish in the Stanislaus River. Go caving at Moaning or Mercer Caverns. Enjoy hiking, kayaking and boating on Lake Alpine or Spicier reservoir. Enjoy the lovely little town of Arnold fro dining or shopping. Historic Murphy's is 15 minutes away with more than eighteen wineries that make up the Calaveras County wine region and produce a variety of award winning wines, there's great shopping, amazing restaurants, art galleries and so much more.

The neighborhood of Blue Lake Springs is a gem in itself featuring: two lakes,swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, bocce and basket ball, playground and supervised kid activities and many green areas. There is also an amphitheater with weekend family movies and campfire area among other features to keep you entertained during the summer.

Our cabin is truly a peaceful retreat and is blessedly unencumbered by the stresses of fast paced city life--in other words--it is free of wi-fi, cable or land lines! :-)
This is not the place to work! Unpulg and enjoy the Redwoods and wildlife or listen to the birds. We want you to relax and enjoy this mountain getaway and experience a a little slice of paradise, alone or with the people you love!


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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1260 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Blow Dryers


          • Game Room:

            Separate room downstairs has foosball and seating for a cool retreat. (kids under 12 must have adult present)....moreless

          • Games:

            Lots of great board games, cards and cribbage...moreless

          • Television


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


          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseshoes
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Forced Air and Woodstove...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room:

            Parking on site for two cars...moreless

          • Parking
          • Washing Machine:

            Iron and Ironing board...moreless

          • Wood Stove


          • Coffee Maker:

            also an electric water kettle...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Quality cookware, slow-cooker, electric griddle, rice cooker, blender...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Large user friendly kitchen. Slow-cooker, Rice-cooker, Electric-griddle, Blender, Mixer, Air-popper, Bake-ware and BBQ tools....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:



          • Kayak / Canoe:

            In nearby lakes or Stanislaus River...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Bear Valley Ski Resort 25 miles north of Little Lodge...moreless

          • Tennis

          Pool / Spa

          • Communal Pool
          • Heated Pool


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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Nov 25 - Mar 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2015
          3 night min stay
          Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
          5 night min stay

          flat fee
          Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015
          4 night min stay

          flat fee
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $1,050 $2,850
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Cleaning Fee $80
          • Taxes Included


          Bring own towels and sheets. All trash is to be removed by renter to refuse site on the way back down highway 4 in Avery (5 miles from the house)

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          Last updated: 12/20/2014
          Check availability
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          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates


          25 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Bear Valley Ski Resort
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Fly In Lake and Lodge Lake

          Car: Necessary


          Owner info

          Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
          We love our little mountain lodge and think you will too. Little Lodge is a peaceful place to get away from work and city life to enjoy the beauty of the Sierras with all it's lakes, trees and trails.

          The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
          Little Lodge is free of wi-fi, land lines and cable.We enjoy being 'unplugged' from the fast pace of everyday life and find that it really adds to a sense of rejuvenation and restoration of the senses.

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          Speaks: english



          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • King Bedroom --Owl Room

            King Bedroom --Owl Room

          • Full Futon in King Bedroom

            Full Futon in King Bedroom

          • Big Trees

            Big Trees

          • Lodge Lake

            Lodge Lake

          • Dining Area

            Dining Area

          • Moose Room with Queen bed

            Moose Room with Queen bed

          • Bear room with Queen bed

            Bear room with Queen bed

          • Utica Reservoir

            Utica Reservoir

          • Fly-In Lake

            Fly-In Lake

          VRBO #594153

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

          $180 - $225 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

          View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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          Arnold #594153

          3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 7

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