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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, walk to Snowflake Lodge out the back door

Cabin at Blue Lake Springs - Location, Location, Location!


Beautiful family cabin located just steps to the swimming lake at Snowflake Lodge, and the lower tennis courts. Ideal location for families with children. Just a few steps from the back yard to Snowflake Lodge. This is one of only a handful of cabins that border the Blue Lake Springs Recreation facility. Our cabin overlooks the swimming lake, and lower tennis courts. No streets to cross, just 40 steps to the sandy beach! Walk back and forth to the cabin for lunch, toys, etc. Ideal for families with small children. Once you are there you never have to get back in your car again to enjoy swimming, tennis, movie nights, basketball, campfires, craft time...

Our family cabin at Blue Lake Springs in Arnold, California is a 1500 square foot cabin. There are two downstairs bedrooms, one with king bed, the other with a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. Upstairs, in the loft are four twin beds, television and full separate bathroom. A wood porta-crib and high chair are available. Wireless DSL and cable included.

On the main floor is a large living room/dining room. A wonderful large deck overlooks the Snowflake Lodge Lake and lower tennis courts.

The cabin is located off the street and has a large level play area in front.

You are 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 15 minutes from historic towns of Murphy's and Angel's Camp, 5 minutes from Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Blue Lake Springs is perfect for a quiet weekend get-a-way or, better yet, a week’s worth of fun! At 4,300 feet in elevation you have access to skiing, swimming and all water sports, biking, fishing, wine tasting, kayaking, caving, and so much more. Our goal is to provide a place you love so much, you'll return year after year!

Blue Lake Springs Membership.

As a renter in our cabin, you are entitled to full use of the facilities. For a small weekly fee, Blue Lake Springs offers Snowflake Lodge, a full service restaurant. During the summer there is a pool, tennis courts, swimming lake, ping pong, volleyball, shuffleboard, and activities including arts and crafts, outdoor movies, and campfires - all a few steps from the cabin.

Note: This cabin does not have air conditioning.

Note: Lines, towels, bath mats, are NOT provided

Keywords: Cabin, House, Vacation Home

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Cecilia

Blue Lake Springs has been a family tradition since the mid 1970's. My family has owned this cabin for 29 years, and have seen our children and now grandchildren enjoying fishing in the Lodge Lake, swimming in the pool, outdoor movie night, etc.

Cecilia purchased this house in 1989

Why Cecilia chose Arnold

We bought our cabin here after tiring of the long trek to Lake Tahoe, and looking for some place closer to home.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin has direct access to the Blue Lake Springs recreation facilities. This makes it the ideal location for families where easy access makes it fun for the whole family!


Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 2 additional day guests may be on the property at any time.
  • Reservations made through this site require a signed rental agreement by the occupying party.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cabin does not have air conditioning.


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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
San Jose

Nice house, with some issues

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed 3 nights in the house - 2 families with kids. Chose it because of the easy access to the small nearby lake.

The location was perfect, and the house was a bit dated but OK.

The neighborhood is very quiet, and lovely to stroll around.

The little lake (more of a big pond really) was very nice, and perfect for the kids to enjoy playing in the sand and in the water.

The beds were comfortable.

The owner was helpful and quick to respond on communications before our stay.

Reducing one star for cleanliness - overall it was less clean than typical VRBO rentals, and there were some spots, such as under beds, where clearly no cleaning has happened for a long time. Lost items covered in dust and dirt were showing up in a few spots.

And one star for the lack of sheets and towels. The owner spells it out, so nobody should be surprised, but we were all surprised to realize that it's not only personal towels that we needed to bring, but there isn't even a single kitchen or bathroom hand towel, or floor mat. As a result the bathroom floors easily get wet and slippery. After the first kid took a shower, we already had another kid injured by slipping on the wet bathroom floor. Usually there are floor mats or towels, or you can use some extra towel on the floor, but this house had none provided.

This is highly unusual for a VRBO rental to have no sheets and towels. I hope the owner would change that. It would have been a 5 star stay without the issues mentioned above.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for candid review. I could see from your previous reviews that "dust bunnies" are a pet peeve of yours and I have instructed my cleaning service to make a much better effort to "trap" them! Your children managed to find crawl spaces I didn't even know existed, but I will have those cleaned out too... Most cabins in Blue Lake Springs to not provide linen/towel service, unless you go through an rental company, and it is always an extra fee. As you say this is clearly spelled out in our House Information, and repeated in our many emails. We do offer unlimited paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc to make up for this:) Hope you can enjoy Blue Lake Springs in the summer. The Lodge Lake is wonderful for children, and Blue Lake Springs Recreation has great activities for kids, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball, bingo, campfires...your children would love it! Cheers, Cecilia
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Folsom, CA

Comfortable, clean and very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at this well-stocked cabin. Just footsteps from BLS lake, the kids could dig in the sand while we watched them from the deck. My husband utilized the dinner bell hanging from the back window and we could hear him from our lounge chairs while our feet were in the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please email or call for last minute specials!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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