About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1900 Sf/ 3BR/ 2.5 Baths Plus A Den, Sleeps 11-16
We have lots of room for family and friends to gather and create lasting memories. Each bedroom can fit a family. The master bedroom w/bath has a CAL King Bed and a futon. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and 2 twins (bunk). The third BR has 3 twins and a full size bed (2 bunks). Our den has a double size pull out couch and our living room has 1 queen size fold out couch with an air mattress for comfort.
The kitchen is modern, fully stocked with gadgets to match all your cooking needs, including a slow-cooker, toaster oven, and microwave. In the summer, enjoy central air conditioning/heat (new) the deck and BBQ.
For in-home entertainment, we have a Foosball game, ping pong table, 3 new flat screen TV's, 2 DVD players, WIFI, Wii system and lots of board games. Don't want to cook? Venture out to our local restaurants, Sarafina's Italian Kitchen, Snowshoe Brewery, Simply Delicious and Susie's Cafe.
If you like tasting wines, shopping and outdoor adventures like exploring caves, ziplining, hiking, fishing and biking the Arnold area has it all. In the winter, have fun skiing or sledding in Bear Valley or nearby sledding hills. In the spring, fall and summer go hiking in the Big Trees National Park to enjoy the magistry of the Giant Sequoia Trees. We are located right near the Stanislaus National Forest, Alpine Lake and the Sierras for all kinds of mountain fun. You can use the facilities at Blue Lake Springs (guest fees apply) to enjoy tennis, lake swimming and fishing and activities for the children.
Bring your friends, families and your dog. Make traditions and memories. We would love to share our home with you.
Mary Jane Kiefer
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Mary Jane Kiefer
Mike and Mary Jane Kiefer live in Walnut Creek CA. Mike is a scientist and Mary Jane is a Public Health Nutritionist. We have 2 children--married with children. When we found out we were having a 3rd grandson, we wanted to have a cabin in the mountains for them to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Life gets even better, we have a 4th grandchild--a beautiful little girl.
Mary Jane Kiefer purchased this House in 2013
Why Mary Jane Kiefer chose Arnold
We enjoyed Blue Lake Springs and the Arnold area when our kids were growing up--and want the memories and traditions to continue. It has central air and heat.
What makes this House unique
We love this property because it is easy, clean, modern and fun. We drive up on a Friday nite, drive into the 2 car garage and feel at home in the mountains with all the comforts of home. It now has central heat/airconditioning.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, well maintained home
All the comforts of home and great for kids. We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you!
Spacious and very comfortable!
Had a big group for my graduate school program retreat, space for everyone with nobody feeling cramped. Close to recreational spots and easy to find with the directions! Would recommend
Family Christmas vacation
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Lodge like decor, games and TVs for the kids! They had a blast playing ping pong and fooseball. Plenty of sleeping areas for 14 of us. Every kind of cooking utilities and dinnerware. Although we did not get the white Christmas we were hoping for, it was just a short drive up the hill for the grandkids to enjoy their first snow. Peaceful beautiful cozy home that I would highly recommend to anyone!
Thanks so much!
Great cabin, clean and well equipped
We rent a cabin every year for Thanksgiving. This was a great cabin for the family. It was updated with nice furniture, TV's, etc. compared to most that we've rented. It was very clean and conformable with a well equipped kitchen.
The houses surrounding the property were fairly close, but we were lucky and most seemed empty for the holiday week.
It had a nice assortment of games and movies, and quite a few baby toys if you have young children (we didn't).
There were 2 living room areas with TV's, which was great for watching movies while football was on :-)
We were very happy, for the price and the amenities it was great.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Perfect home! Absolutely immaculate and very cozy!
Thinking of making this one an annual trip! This home is beautiful! We were so impressed with how squeaky clean and cozy this home was. Perfect for a big family trip or even a getaway with friends. We stayed there in October (gorgeous fall weather). We had 10 people (5 were kids) and we slept very comfortably. Having a nice grocery store and some restaurants within a few miles from us was super convenient! We were able to fish at White Pines Lake which was maybe 5 miles away, and spent another day at Big Trees State Park, which was even closer to us. For us, it was what I call glamping. Spending the day doing camping stuff, and getting to go back to a beautiful home to shower, sleep and eat. Not to mention that it's stocked full of games and toys! The ping pong table was definitely a hit! It's just the perfect home to vacation at. We will definitely be booking this one again!
Thanks so much.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. Very spacious and relaxing home
Enjoy Blue Lake Springs Fun and Activities. Beautiful mountain and forest retreat. Also have fun exploring caves, zip lining, the gold country, shopping, hiking at the Big Trees National Forest or in the mountains, fishing at local lakes or mountain streams, swimming and relaxing. We are members of Blue Lake Springs. Guests have access (a nominal fee applies) to Snowflake Lodge that offers a private swimming pool, basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, ping pong and two private lakes. The driveway is level, so winter access is easy.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No refunds for cancellations. Please get traveler's insurance. If you have more than 10 guests, I need to charge an extra $25.00 for cleaning.