Dean Way Chalet - Spacious & Family-Friendly in Blue Lake Springs(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Dean Way Chalet - Spacious & Family-Friendly in Blue Lake Springs
The chalet has 4 bedrooms, PLUS a loft, PLUS a full lower level with rec room, sleeper sofa, and ping pong room! You can comfortably sleep 12-13 bodies in beds!
Bear Valley ski resort is only 25 minutes away from the cabin! In both winter and summer, it's a fabulous, family-friendly alternative to busy Tahoe resorts, and a MUCH easier drive! Outside this special cabin, in summer you are steps away from two lakes with beaches, as well as access to all the fabulous recreation that Blue Lake Springs has to offer. Tennis, basketball, swimming pools, shuffleboard, organized kids' activities, bingo nights, outdoor movies, playground, volleyball, Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, and more! Not to mention nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park and numerous golf courses. In winter there is snow all around the cabin and numerous sno-parks, cross country skiing trails, and of course, Bear Valley!
Of course, you don't have to leave the chalet at all to have a wonderful vacation in the mountains. The possibilities are endless -- you can enjoy a barbeque on the spacious deck and admire the tall trees surrounding the cabin, you can play in the snow all around the cabin during winter (sleds are provided), you can make a fire and play games inside (puzzles, games, and firewood are provided too), or you can swing on the authentic chair lift swing hanging from the deck. Our guests tell us that simply hanging out at the cabin is always a highlight of their vacations!
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Member since: 2012
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $225
Our rates include all taxes and fees, including cleaning fees. The complete rate schedule is below:
2 Nights: $549.19
3 Nights: $688.64
4 Nights: $828.10
5 Nights: $967.55
6 Nights: $1107.00
7 Nights: $1246.46
Rates during some time periods, such as holidays, may be higher. Please contact us for a quote for your specific dates.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The Dean Way Chalet in Arnold is an easy 165-mile drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, and a 30-minute drive from both Lake Alpine and Bear Valley's Summer Music Festival, winter skiing and snowboarding playgrounds. Golf can be found at nearby Forest Meadows or the local Sequoia Woods Country Club. The Blue Lake Springs Recreation facilities, easily walkable from the Dean Way Chalet, feature a restaurant, club house, swimming pool, snack bar, tennis courts, ping pong, shuffle board, basketball, volleyball, playground, free kids' camps, inexpensive tennis and swimming lessons, outdoor movies, inner-tube water polo for the kids, and two private fresh-water lakes. At the Dean Way Chalet, you will have full guest privileges at all these facilities. In town, White Pines Lake offers freshwater lake swimming and fishing, and there is also a logging museum located at the entrance to a hiking trail.
Ironstone Winery in Murphys (about a 15-minute drive from the Dean Way Chalet) has a summer concert series and wonderful other events. Numerous other wineries, cute shops, day spas, and tasty restaurants make for a wonderful day or evening in Murphys.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park is approximately two miles uphill from the Dean Way Chalet on Route 4 from the Blue Lake Springs turnoff. Columbia State Park, a restored western gold-rush town the entire family can enjoy, and Jamestown's Railroad Museum are convenient drives from Arnold as well. There is boating and fishing on New Melones Reservoir in Angels Camp; and plenty of other places for lake and stream fishing, swimming, bicycling, hiking, cavern exploring (spelunking), painting, photography, horseback riding, ziplining, panning for gold, wine tasting and motor touring.
The Dean Way Chalet has off-street parking for 3+ cars, and plenty of room for your bikes, rafts, skis and other items for a great vacation in the mountains!
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are two families from the Bay Area who own this vacation rental together. We have owned the cabin since 2007, and we have spent every year making improvements and updating things so that our guests have great experiences. We also enjoy the cabin with our (5 total) children when it is not rented out. There is so much to do in Arnold, and our cabin makes for an easy, special getaway. The kids love the ping pong and in winter, the sledding right outside. In summer, we spend a lot of time floating on the lakes!
- Primary: 510.386.6288
The Dean Way Chalet
Comfortable and spacious family room
Ping pong room
Downstairs rec room with pellet stove, sleeper sofa and foosball table
Two sets of bunk beds - perfect for the kids!
Down comforters keep you warm in winter
One set of bunk beds, and two twins in this room
Enjoy the spacious deck
Family room with wood-burning stove
Ski chalet touches
Downstairs rec room with pellet stove, sleeper sofa and foosball table
Master bedroom with king bed
Beautiful high ceilings in upstairs rooms
View of the bunk bed
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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