Bearcub Chalet* - a Deluxe Mountain Home for All Seasons

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Bearcub Chalet, built in 2001, is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom 'A-frame' mountain home with large recreation room, loft and redwood deck with spa. Situated on a hillside in the midst of tall pines at Blue Lake Springs resort in Arnold (elevation 4000 feet) near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, it is easily accessible by a level driveway even in snow.

The resort's facilities at Snowflake Lodge, which is a two-minute walk from the chalet, include tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. During the summer the pool, snack bar and a lake with a sandy beach are open for a small daily fee.

Outdoor movies and children's supervised arts and crafts programs are available from May to September. On weekends all year round the restaurant offers excellent dining open exclusively to residents and renters of the community. Reservations advised.

We offer special rates in the Fall for concerts at Ironstone Vineyards and fall harvest season. The cabin is only 20 minutes from Murphys, which now boasts many tasting rooms for the wonderful award winning local wineries.

Bear Valley ski resort, 20 miles to the east, is known as a family-friendly, lower-cost resort, which offers excellent downhill and cross country skiing for all skill levels. Other popular winter activities are sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.

Activities in the surrounding national forests include fishing, hiking among ancient redwoods, mountain biking on established trails, rafting on the Stanislaus river and canoeing on crystalline lakes. Among other attractions of the area are the famous Moaning and Mercer Caverns, historic Gold Rush towns, winery tours, several golf courses, as well as swimming, boating, fishing and water skiing on the New Melones reservoir.

Keywords: Mountain Home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Rec Room with pool table/table tennis and foosball. Many board games, electric organ, upright piano...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One step up to front door. Master bedroom and bathroom on main floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Two bunks: Double bottom, twin top; two twins....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofabed...moreless

  • Rec Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofabed...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofabed...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) In the bunk room, Sofa Sleepers (2) Loft and rec room have queen sofa beds, Bunk Beds (1) 2 bunk beds, one lower one is a double...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Rare opportunity to never drive on vacation. 2 min walk to Snowflake Lodge with pool, swimming lake, ping pong tables, tennis & basketball & bocce ball court, kid play structure and swing, free evening movies in summer, and restaurant (which is open on weekends only)....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Wide variety of board games, puzzles, cards etc...moreless

  • Music Library:

    iPod/iPhone compatible in Living Room (bring own aux cable for stereo) and Rec Room. Classical, jazz and rock CDs available....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free Netflix and Roku....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Upstairs in loft, downstairs in rec room...moreless

  • Toys:

    Dollhouse, legos, etc....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large adult and kid library of videos and DVDs in upstairs loft and downstairs rec room. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Forest view with Snowflake Lodge just below cabin...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Available for small additional charge in case of heatwave...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Streaming video via 2 Roku boxes...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for 4 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wireless available...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove:

    Large supply of dry wood...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Through Executive Decision. Ask owners...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and Espresso...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Bring your own paper products...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch dishwasher in 2011....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge with ice and cold water dispenser in 2011....moreless

  • Stove:

    New gas stove and oven in 2015....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Large upper and lower decks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large upper and lower decks with 2 tables and spa...moreless

  • Golf:

    Sequoia Woods 1/2 mile away in Blue Lake Springs resort area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely grove of young Cedar trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis propane grill in 2014...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Snowflake Lodge. Day use fees apply....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Snowflake Lodge open May-Sept with pool, swimming lake and tennis courts...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
Jun 10 - Sep 5, 2016
6 night min stay
$1,925 $7,000
Fall Off Peak
Sep 6 - Dec 15, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,250 $4,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning & Linens $175
  • Spa clean & maint $25
  • Refundable Security Dep $250


Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year rates are higher and 3 nt min stay. Please contact us for details.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sequoia Woods
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 4
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sarafina's Italian Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Alpine & Nordic Resorts

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We live on the Peninsula and are happy that Hwy 205 through Tracy has finally been widened.

Why the Owner Chose Arnold, CA, USA:
We liked the year round activities. Bear Valley and Arnold have a much quieter feel compared to Lake Tahoe. The town of Murphys keeps getting better and better and there are many wineries in the area as well.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love being able to walk down to the pool and lake at Snow Flake resort. We also enjoy the convenience of the restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights. Tennis courts are almost always available. We kayak and White Pines Lake is only 10 mins away, and Utica, Union and Spicer reservoirs are less than an hour from our cabin. It is great to be at 4,000 feet elevation as the heavy snow storms usually do not affect us at this level. We are close to Arnold (Sarafina's is the great new restaurant in town) and Murphys is a short trip down the hill.

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  • Deluxe Home Built in 2001

    Deluxe Home Built in 2001

  • Master bedroom with King bed, shower, jacuzzi tub, double sinks

    Master bedroom with King bed, shower, jacuzzi tub, double sinks

  • Bunk room with 1 double, 3 twins, closet, dresser

    Bunk room with 1 double, 3 twins, closet, dresser

  • Level driveway, plenty of parking, covered entryway

    Level driveway, plenty of parking, covered entryway

  • Snowflake Pool, Tennis Courts and Blue Lake Springs Lake are 2 min walk

    Snowflake Pool, Tennis Courts and Blue Lake Springs Lake are 2 min walk

  • Welcome to Bear Valley!

    Welcome to Bear Valley!

  • Open Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen on Main Floor

    Open Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen on Main Floor

  • Loft with Sofabed, Love Seat, TV/DVD/VCR

    Loft with Sofabed, Love Seat, TV/DVD/VCR

  • Queen bedroom, dresser, closets

    Queen bedroom, dresser, closets

  • Large Deck with great views of trees - BBQ, Spa, Table with umbrella

    Large Deck with great views of trees - BBQ, Spa, Table with umbrella

  • Blue Lake Springs beach

    Blue Lake Springs beach

  • Hot Tub Year Round, Rain or Snow!

    Hot Tub Year Round, Rain or Snow!

VRBO #135925

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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*Bearcub Chalet* - a Deluxe Mountain Home for All Seasons

Arnold, CA, USA #135925

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