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2 bedrooms & large loft -Large living room -Wrap around Deck -Pets Ok -Free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 976 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

Nestled in the mountains, we are surrounded by tall, fragrant pines… perfect for bringing the family together in this spacious yet cozy cabin with huge loft.

There are 2 bedrooms, each with a Queen bed, and a Cal-King bed and 4 Twins in the loft. We have free WiFi, a full kitchen, large living room with comfy couches, wood-burning fireplace, and dining table which seats 6 comfortably (8 if you squeeze in) which is perfect for dining together or playing games with the whole family. Additionally we have 3 stools at the kitchen counter. There is large 50" TVs in both the living room and loft that have hook ups for a laptop or iPad (just plug into the USB cables provided). Additionally, the loft has a DVD player plus many games and puzzles (baby gate available for stairs). The wrap-around deck is brand new, pet- and child-friendly, and has a gas BBQ and tables and chairs so you can enjoy the beautiful surrounding trees.

On a special note, our cleaner uses only green, environmentally-friendly products (without adding cost or sacrificing cleanliness) so we can provide a healthier environment for your family and for the beautiful Sierras you’ve come to experience. The house is also up-to-date with smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector for your family’s protection.


-- “The cabin was roomy and comfortable. The upstairs loft was great for the kids. They had plenty of room to play and watch movies.” ~Shari, Rohnert Park CA

-- “It is very clean and well kept up. The decorations and small touches are very warm and comfortable, lots of cute touches. You'll immediately feel right at home here.” ~Gary, Vallejo CA

-- “This is a great cabin… with open windows allowing plenty of sun light and views [of the surrounding trees]... This must be the best valued cabin in Arnold!' ~Bill, Manteca CA

-- “Terri & Tim were honest & great to deal with… Look forward to going back with friends next year!” ~Eric, Scotts Valley CA

-- “I live in the SF Bay Area and the drive to Arnold is shorter and much less stressful than the drive to Tahoe. This will definitely be our new winter escape and looking forward to going in the other seasons as well.”

~Kingsley, Palo Alto CA

(For more comments, see our Traveler Reviews)


Many guests have said that our video gave them an accurate idea of what our home is like. To see the video, please click the video tab at the top above the picture of our house. Or simply visit our website at ArnoldVacation(dot)com (substitute a real “.” for “(dot)”). You can also scroll down this VRBO page and click our website link (after the large blue 'View Calendar' button but before 'Owner's Profile'). We have a lot of great information on our website - including phone numbers and links to area attractions - and we keep our calendar updated so please feel free to take a look.


For summertime fun, it’s just a short trip (less than ½ mile) down the hill to Fly-In Lake, complete with a small sandy beach and floating raft for swimming and playing (and don’t forget to watch the geese “fly in” at dusk!). Nearby is an 18-hole golf course as well as the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center where your family is welcome to use our Owner’s Pass to enjoy the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball, ping pong, bocce courts, volleyball and outdoor movies shown during the warm summer nights. With our pass, the Rec Center is $8/person or $25/family per day and $45/person or $125/family per week (please call the rec center to confirm the rates: 209-795-2357).

In the winter months, Bear Valley ski resort, just a 25-minute drive to the east, is known as a family-friendly, affordable resort, which offers excellent downhill and cross-country skiing for all skill levels, as well as other popular winter activities such as are sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. (And don't forget mountain biking and hiking in the summer!)

Not to be missed in any season is Big Trees State Park where you can experience the Giant Sequoia Redwoods standing 150 feet tall and 30 feet across. With great nature and hiking trails perfect for all ages, this park is less than a 10-minute drive away and a great opportunity to see some of California’s true gems.

Fishing, boating and other water activities abound in one of the many lakes, streams and rivers including the Stanislaus River, Alpine Lake (our favorite!), Mokelumne River, Bear Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, New Melones Lake, Mosquito Lake, Union & Utica Reservoirs, New Spicer Reservoir and many others.

And don’t forget a visit to the nearby Gold Rush towns of Murphys (quaint downtown with shops & restaurants) and Colombia (preserved 1850’s main street, carriage rides, old-time photos, panning for gold) as well as many award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, three golf courses, or three of the area’s breathtaking caverns (California, Mercer and Moaning) which are open for exploring and tours.

Phone numbers and website links to many of the above attractions are on our website at ArnoldVacation(dot)com - Things To Do In The Area page.

We always enjoy ourselves so much when we’re in this area and know your family will too. Re-connect, have fun, and make yourselves at home!

Keywords: Mountain Home, large wrap-around deck, families, pets, wifi, cabin, trees

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About The Owner

Tim, originally from Santa Rosa and making trips to Arnold since he was a boy, purchased the cabin in 1999 and it quickly became the location for family gatherings and lots of fun all year round. Terri joined the family in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the area as well. Unfortunately we now live in southern California and are unable to get to our “home away from home” as often as we’d like… So we’ve opened it up for friends and family to enjoy. And now we invite our “new friends” from VRBO - you are welcome anytime!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1999

Why The Owner chose Arnold

Fresh air, tall redwoods, hiking, skiing, rivers and lakes, caverns... and great wine tasting in quaint Gold Rush towns. Need we say more!

What makes this cabin unique

Relaxing outdoors on the large deck with trees all around, or inside on the comfy couches with a big fire. Add some hot chocolate or glass of wine... Heaven!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time. Thanks! (from our feedback form)
Jun 2011
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Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 976 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 king , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Portable crib in closet
  • King size beds (1) Cal King, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Xbox with games


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2 bedrooms & large loft -Large living room -Wrap around Deck -Pets Ok -Free WiFi
average rating of 4.674157 based on 90 reviews

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We had everything we needed. It was fun to wake up to snow the last day. Owners were very responsive when I had questions before our stay. The area is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here at this cabin. Great location and it had everything we needed. Will come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Awesome time.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we rented the cabin in the last year. We had a blast both times. Lots of cabin space, well furnished, and very nice. Well be back. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin, but spacious enough for two families. Feels remote but it's close to town. Just perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful and just what we needed for a short family getaway. Everything in the cabin was perfect and cozy with just the right amount of snow outside to play. We bought firewood at ACE because the trunk was empty. The fire warmed the whole cabin and made for a great winter evening.

Thanks again for the amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The cabin was fully stocked (although no towels -- bring your own!), clean, and very comfortable for our family. We had a great time, would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course - Sequoia Woods Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake with sandy beach, swimming raft, fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Recreation Center - pool, tennis, basketball, pingpong, etc.
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Trees Market - large grocery store, deli, organic foods
Nearest Point of Interest
State Park - giant sequoia redwoods (250’ tall, 30’ across)
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake - playground, beach, swimming, BBQ, fishing

Nearby: Fly-In Lake (small lake with sandy beach, swimming, fishing); Community Recreation Center - $8/person or $25/family with owner's pass (pool, tennis, basketball, bocce ball, volleyball, ping pong, outdoor movies); Sequoia Woods 18-hole golf course (open 10 months/year)

Please visit our website for a full list of area attractions, phone numbers and website links.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Damage Deposit $200

$115/night in the Summer (April 1-Oct 31)
$130/night in the Winter (Nov 1 - March 31)

Holiday Rates:
$130 July 3-5, Memorial/Labor Day weekends (Fri-Mon)
$160 Thanksgiving (Wed-Sun) and Christmas/New Years (Dec 16-Jan 3)

$115 Cleaning Fee
($125 for parties over 8 because we have to launder more bed sheets)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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