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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Just a short walk to Snowflake Lodge & Lake, this adorable pet-friendly cabin in Blue Lake Springs has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large loft chalet, blending rustic cabin features with modern updates like WiFi, foosball and a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom. There’s plenty of room to dine among the pines on the spacious deck with both a gas and charcoal BBQ and new patio set. The level lot and basketball hoop offer plenty of summertime fun, and when it's cold, stay warm with a wood-burning stove and forced air gas heat.Sheets and towels are not included, blankets & pillows are provided. Linen service available at additional cost. No smoking. No check-ins on Christmas day! Pets are permitted. Maximum 10 guests.

Property Manager
Cedar Creek Realty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 days of bliss and making lots of memories! Love EVERYTHING about the Bears' Lair! Thank you for providing a fully stocked, comfortable and very homey place to stay. We plan on making it a tradition every summer. Cheers!!!
Jul 2011
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Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Warm and cozy home, just watch out for the ants!

  • 4 of 5

Bears Lair was a warm and cozy home for our family's vacation. My young daughter loved the numerous stuffed bears spread throughout the home. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessary pots/pans/utensils, which was great. However, we encountered some carpenter ants in the kitchen. A call to the rental company didn't result in any action being taken during our visit. We enjoyed using the facilities at the nearby Blue Lake Club (included in rental) during our stay. Please note that the zip-line has been taken down; apparently PG&E cut down the trees used for the zip-line.

Overall, a good stay but would have liked to have seen our concerned addressed in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disco bay

Great place to enjoy the winter fun.

  • 5 of 5

We are leaving today and had a great time AGAIN. We have stayed in this cabin numerous times and have never been disappointed. It is large enough for two families Of four, clean and well stocked. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, CA

Very Homey Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent five beautiful days at this cabin, along with our sons and daughter-in-law. We were all very impressed at how quiet and very well shaded the cabin and back deck were. After coming home from a day at the beach, it was nice to BBQ on the cool, private, well-shaded deck. The cabin stayed pretty cool during the hot summer days as well. We brought our own fans, but there were plenty at the cabin to keep the rooms cool. On our last evening, we were taken back by the magnificent thunder storms! Beautiful way to end our stay. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us. It's always nice to create new family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Rocklin, Ca

Wonderful cabin and perfect for kids

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at this warm, cozy and beautiful cabin. This cabin comes with all the comforts of home and so much more. Our kids and their friends had the best time playing basketball, tetherball and loved the swings but the zipline was by far the biggest hit. It's obvious that the owners of this cabin take a lot of pride in it and want their guests to be comfortable and enjoy their stay. We especially enjoyed dinners on the spacious deck and it was so great to be able to take our little dogs with us on our vacation. I can't recommend this cabin enough and we can't wait to come back and stay next summer!! It was the nicest place we have stayed at in Arnold and by far the kids' favorite.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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San Francisco, CA

The Bears' Lair is outsta...

  • 5 of 5

The Bears' Lair is outstanding! Six friends and I rented the cabin for a long weekend, and we enjoyed every moment there. The cabin is pristine, welcoming, and cozy. After hours out in the snow, it was the perfect place to come 'home' to. The kitchen was our favorite part, being spacious and perfectly stocked for cooking our meals together. I have already recommended this cabin to other friends and family! I will certainly go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Louisville, Ky

The Bear's Lair is perfec...

  • 5 of 5

The Bear's Lair is perfection!! We arrived with my husband and myself, our daughter and her husband and our two grandkids to spend three days in Arnold skiing. The cabin's location is perfect and the quiet environment, yet convenient to local stores, works well. We were about 30 minutes away from our favorite hiking spot.

When we entered we felt immediately at home. Clean, inviting, cozy. We started a fire, my husband cooked our first dinner there and surprisingly, all cooking items were well stocked. The living room heated up quickly in the efficient fireplace, the pine smelled so good, and we just hung out loving it.

Upstairs which we referred to as the goldilocks room, is an A framed large room with our master bedroom right off of it. The kids loved it because there were many beds there, and so they and their parents could be all together. My husband and I slept in the Master just off the Goldilocks room so we were a part of the fun...not cut off from it.

The bathroom was clean and everything worked well. Water pressure was excellent. There was nothing better than to awake in the Bear's Lair, take a hot shower and then have great coffee off the back deck all bundled up.

This cabin is a win win for anyone wanting comfort, cleanliness, coziness and charm. We will tell all our friends about this lovely jewel in the woods and hope to return just after Christmas next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Beautiful and great hiking!
Dorrington Hotel
Good atmosphere for a special dinner.
Simple and nice - good hamburgers!
Arnold Chinese Restaurant
I like this for take-out. Huge portions... 2 or 3 of us can eat from one order!
Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
Very popular and usually crowded - recommend a reservation.
Snowshoe Brewing Co
Good family restaurant.
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Bear Valley Cross Country
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Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Lake Springs Rec Center/Snowflake Lodge
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Fly-In Acres Lake
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Cedar Creek Realty
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Big Trees State Park
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Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Valley Cross Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Sequoia Woods Country Club
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White Pines Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Murphys
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Ironstone Vineyards
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New Melones Reservoir

Swings and Basketball hoop in the driveway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • From $126-$288/night
  • US Dollars
  • $596/2 nights
  • $722/3 nights
  • $847/4 nights
  • $973/5 nights
  • $1099/6 nights
  • $1224/7 nights
  • $126/additional night
  • Cleaning/taxes included- Contact for minimum night requirements & holiday rates