All-Wood Sierra Cabin in the Woods Near Arnold/Bear Valley
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mountain House is located at 5,200 feet only minutes from the Stanislaus River, Lake Alpine and the Bear Valley Ski Area. Nestled on a 1/2 acre lot with large cedars and fir trees you in the forest over looking the woods yet only minutes from recreation that includes down hill skiing in the winter, kayaking and canoeing in the summer, swimming and always great hiking.
The peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Mountain House cabin make it a great retreat from the San Francisco Bay Area only 3 hours away off Hwy 4.
There is also the historic gold mining towns of Murphy and Angels Camp only just 20 minutes down the hill and of course the Big Trees State Park with it's towering 1000 year old redwoods.
Come and enjoy a weekend away in the summer or winter for a great retreat back to nature.
Snow parks and Bear Valley ski area: We have easy access to Winter recreation areas. The Bear Valley ski area which includes down hill skiing, cross country and events through the winter is only 16 miles or 20 minutes from our cabin. In addition, there are to Snow Parks monitored by the State of California near by. The Stanuslaus Snow Park, only 15 minutes up Hwy 4, and The Lake Alpine Snow Park. You need to purchase a daily pass and can park your vehicle in plowed parking lot. Cross country, snow shoeing, sledding are available at these two locations.
Summer fun with rivers, lakes and hiking: Our cabin is perfectly located for local recreation at by rivers and lakes. The Stanislaus River is only 15 minutes away, Lake Alpine is 16 miles east past Bear Valley and the wonderful Utica and Spicer Reservoirs that are perfect for kayaking are about an hour away. And for our 6 year old, we go to White Pines Lake near Arnold a great, simple place to be in the afternoon with family just down the road. For hiking the options are endless as you get up into the national forest.
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Member since: 2006
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10
- The bedrooms are down stairs and private. Upstairs their is a very large loft bedroom area that has a queen, two full size beds and a twin bed. There is a separate sleeping area in the loft with a fold out hide-a-bed. The loft has it's own full bathroom, a separate entry to the outside on a small deck and very high all-wood ceilings....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- If you have any questions about accommodations or what to bring please ask. We love families, individuals and couples who love to go up to the mountains and appreciate the natural world of the Sierra's. The biggest amenity we offer is the location, the quite and access to the great outdoors....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
Deck / Patio:
Awesome 30 foot long deck across the back of the house that's 18 feet deep. It's 25 feet up from the ground. The sliding glass doors of the Great Room lead to the deck. Amazing, peaceful view....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $90
- Pet Fee $20
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
$150 - $180 per night
Winter rates vary from $160 to $180 per night. However, rates over the Christmas and New Years periods may vary. Please contact us for a quote.
Summer and Fall rates vary from $150 to $160 per night
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Stanislaus National Forest, Big Trees State Park, Lake Alpine, Utica and Union Reservoirs, Bear Valley Ski Area, Snow Parks, The Dardanelles, Ebbetts Pass, Pacific Crest Trail, Bear Valley Music Festival, Murphy's Musical Theater, Wine Tasting, Angels Camp, Sonora, Jamestown, Moaning Cavern Caves, Winery's, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Swimming Stanislaus River, Fly Fishing, Trout fishing, kayaking, canoeing
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We've co-owned Mountain House our large rustic cabin for 14 years now with two other families that are good friends of ours. We love the Sierras and found our cabin, which is located on a half acre amongst tall cedars and pines, a perfect place for relaxing and as a base camp for swimming with our kids, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and in the Winter, cross country skiing. And of course, it's a perfect place for our dogs, we now have two. We love it up here, hope you can too.
Why the Owner Chose Arnold, CA, USA:
We love the Sierras. And we particularly like the Hwy 4 area near Dorrington and Bear Valley. It's never too crowed as the Lake Tahoe often is. And, it's only a 3 hour drive from the Bay Area. It's easy to get around and spectacular views here. It's also unique, and wonderful up in the mountains where you get all four seasons of weather in a great wooded environment.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We have a large deck facing out into the woods with massive pines. It's totally quiet location, very peaceful. Our cabin's interior has high ceilings that are all wood. The interior is a lot of hand done wood work, wood stove and cosy comfortable feeling. This isn't a fancy place. It's a cabin...lots of wood and great location!
- Primary: +1 5103752700 Best time is after 8 am and before 11 pm
Links to more information:
Mountain House view from the woods, the driveway is up above.
Cabin entry with new deck
Cabin view in the woods with new deck
Cabin in the snow
From the deck, heavy snow
The woods right next to the cabin
Cross country skiing 20 minutes away
Great Room with 24 foot ceilings
Great room and kitchen to right
The wood stove
The second bedroom
New deck in the snow
Out on the deck in the woods
when we had 4 feet of snow!
Stanislaus River the summer, 15 min away
At White Pines Lake 20 minutes from our cabin
Front entrance from the driveway above
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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