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Voted 5 Paws Up-1800 sf mountain home, AC/Heating, Dog Run, Spa. huge deck

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Huge dog run and deck, hot tub and AC

Beautiful new distressed flooring throughout just installed. There are large flat screen TV's, an upgraded huge kitchen and large deck, a gigantic dog run, a hot tub with gorgeous views of the pines and comfortable new beds and furniture...what more could you want for a mountain retreat? This fabulous dog friendly home has been voted 5 paws up! The home has central air conditioning and heating. It has two stories with the master bedroom ( New California King size pillow top bed and 43'' flat screen TV) , and one bath and a spare bedroom on the top floor (New Queen size pillow top bed and 42" wall-mounted flat screen TV). The living area, dining room, and large kitchen are all on the top floor. The living room has a rich sofa and love seat which face the wall-mounted 55' High Definition flat screen TV. It is the epitome of comfort for the family video night or that important football game. The house has a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms (Dec 2014) and a new central air conditioning and heating system. The new floors throughout the home were installed in October 2016. There is a huge deck that wraps around the entire upper floor of the home with a ramp for your pooch to wander safely into the enclosed 6' high chain link fenced dog run. The bottom floor has a large family room with a lazy boy sofa and love seat, laundry room, one bedroom, (Brand new Queen size pillow top bed and 1 bunk-bed) and 1 bath. Stoke up the downstairs wood fireplace while watching TV on another 42' flat screen or playing some pool. The new master king and two queen beds are furnished with plush bedding so you will have the utmost in sleeping enjoyment.

The house is very cozy and the deck is a wonderful place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones while watching the pine trees grow, or just sit in one of the canvas sky chairs with your legs up. relaxing, reading a book or just taking a nap. You will feel like you are floating on a cloud. The large overhang on the deck will keep the sun from your eyes and somehow makes the temperature seem to be just right. The living , dining and kitchen area are open and lead to the upper huge deck. It is a great place to entertain your friends and family. The house is in great shape with newer furniture, (1) 55" flat screen TV (2) 42" flat screen TV, (1) 43" flat screen TV and and new ceiling fans in the living area and bedrooms. There is a private hot tub off the master bedroom and a pool table in the family room. Wi Fi, high speed internet and free long distance calling is provided. The kitchen and both bathrooms were just upgraded (Dec 2014) a new central heating and air conditioning installed (2015) and new distressed floors installed (2016).

Enjoy your day at Alpine Lake fishing or in the winter months skiing or sledding at Bear Valley. The area hosts numerous adventures, including The Big Trees National Forest, Bear Valley music festival, Ironstone Wineries and its series of concerts throughout the summer, the quaint town of Murphy's with its history, small shops and local wine tasting. Drop down into the earth into one of the moaning caves or for the brave go zip lining through the canyon. Visit the town of Columbia, an old gold mining town where your children can pan for gold, check out the old blacksmith or just ride into history on a stagecoach.

Angels camp has its annual Frog Jump extravaganza while Murphys has its annual St. Patty's Day parade and Arnold has a real hometown fourth of July parade down main street followed by a bar-b-que in the park.

Arnold is the perfect 'base camp' for you and your family to enjoy the entire area and all of it offerings.

More Details

Linda Hurd
Member since: 2004
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Linda Hurd

This picture is of my daughter and myself. I grew up in Orinda in the Bay Area and haven't left. I know a good thing when I see it!!

Linda Hurd purchased this house in 1999

Why Linda Hurd chose Arnold

When I was looking for a mountain home, I chose Arnold because of the quaint beautiful area with the friendliest people on earth. The drive to Arnold is fun and non-stressful (unlike Highway 80 to Tahoe) and the area hosts a variety of things to enjoy throughout the year from local concerts in town, to concerts at the winery, to music festivals at Bear Valley, Kajaking in the lake, parades, frog jumps, skiing at Bear Valley, white water rafting trips, golfing and more too numerous to name!

What makes this house unique

The area is so peaceful, one can come from the busy Bay Area and immediately relax. I love the Arnold area. It's a short drive but you feel as if you are in a different world!! While you are in a small mountain town with very tall trees, you still have the convenience of nice restaurants, wineries, and a terrific super market to buy your food. There are numerous areas where you can hike, go to the lake, ski or just hang out and do nothing. There is wireless internet in the home, air conditioning and heating plus the huge dog run which connects to the upper deck is terrific and safe for your pooches to run freely.


Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 8 people allowed Full refund 60 days prior to arrival 50% refund 30-60 days prior to arrival No refunds within 30 days of arrival
  • No dogs allowed on the furniture Wash and dry and put away dishes upon departure Clean bar-b-que
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms are shower over tub. Newly redone with modern glass doors and faucets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 43" flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 42" Flat screen TV
  • (1) King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed (1), Single bed (1) Queen size sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Central air and heating system, (1) 55' High definition flat screen TV, (2) 42: Flat screen TV's and, (1) 43" flat screen TV, Hot tub, child's play area and pool table. A giant dog run attaches to the upper deck via a ramp. The deck is huge and child safe with an nice overhang to keep the sun from hitting you directly. Two sky chairs are provided during the summer months. Remodeled home.


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Voted 5 Paws Up-1800 sf mountain home, AC/Heating, Dog Run, Spa. huge deck
average rating of 4.8550725 based on 69 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful and Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just enjoyed an amazing 5 days in this little piece of heaven. From the luxurious sheets and deliciously comfortable beds to the comfy couches and gorgeous views from the deck, it is very clear that Linda puts great effort into making this a home away from home. Linda was absolutely fabulous- she was extremely responsive in answering questions and she really seems to care that her guests have an enjoyable experience in her home. We’ve stayed in many cabins in Arnold over the years and this is by far our favorite. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you Linda for your graciousness and hospitality; we were honored to be your guests in your lovely home! ❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with everything you need ....

  • 5 of 5

Love our time here with my husband and kids and my sisters family as well we all really enjoyed this cabin the view on the deck is really beautiful beds and pillows are very comfortable we enjoyed our time here and have nothing to complain about a really lovely home to get away from the city and enjoy ourselves we also loved the hot tub kids as well .. everything is fully stocked with everything u need

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and one of the most equipped rentals we've ever stayed in. Owner was very attentive to any questions. Wonderful dog run and the hot tub was a plus! Great memories in a great place!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you for your review. I am very pleased your family had a great time! Come back again!
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Wonderful place to spend time

  • 5 of 5

My 9 year old son and I had a wonderful week at Linda's cabin. It was so much more than I was expecting. It is a beautiful cabin in the perfect location. We brought our Golden Retrievers with us and it had the perfect dog run for them to play in. I have rented other cabins in the area and this cabin is by far the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have rented many of cabins over the years. This was the best one I have ever rented. Very accommodating, heart warming and beautiful. We are already planning our next trip. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to have a beautiful, relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having your family as my guests and I am really pleased you loved it like I do. Please come back again when you can! HAve a great holiday season!
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Perfect for Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

This place has it all. It was clean, plenty of space & updated. We ran out off time to use the amenities. But that’s a reason to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Snowshoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Forest Meadows
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Big Trees State Park, Columbia, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Murphys and Sonora are near by. White Pine Lake is in Arnold which has a small beach and Malones Lake and Lake Alpine are great for fishing. Zip lining for the brave is provided at the caverns between Murphys and Sonora and there are local activities scheduled throughout the year, i.e: St. Patty's Day parade in Murphys, Frog Jump in Angels Camp, Fourth of July Parade, Bear Valley Music Festival in August and concerts at Ironstone Wineries throughout the summer. There are also numerous hiking trails available Columbia is a great old gold mining town between Arnold and Sonora and spending the day watching the fascination on your children's faces while they gold pan is really fun. If it's just the adults, the old 1800's saloon is a real trip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 6.0%

Any three days weekends require a 3 night minimum

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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