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Spacious 5 BR Mountain Home For Large Families Or Groups

Arnold, CA, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Family-friendly house comfortably sleeps 14

Located in the Big Trees area, this Arnold/Dorrington house comfortably sleeps 14. There are 4 downstairs bedrooms, all with a queen bed (rooms are all equal sized) plus a 5th bedroom in the loft with 2 queen beds and 2 twins (bunk bed style). Stocked with fun games (upstairs loft area with Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball) for the kids and a large common area downstairs, you can host a large group without feeling cramped. In the winter, this is the closest stop to Bear Valley and in the summer, you're minutes away from the Stanislaus River and Big Trees State Park and a short drive to Murphys (wine tasting, caving and more). We have a welcome book at the cabin highlighting activities in the area, as well as some fun ideas for in the cabin. Hope you enjoy your stay! (For families, this house has been 'baby-proofed' with safety gates, high chairs (x2), toys and pack-n-play (x2) available).

For summer and holidays, we typically require at least a 3-night minimum but feel free to inquire about 2-nights and we'll let you know.


Ben Studer

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 26, 2018
About Ben Studer

We wanted a house up in the mountains to bring our family to over the years. We're excited about hosting friends and family and making lots of memories!

Ben Studer purchased this House in 2013

Why Ben Studer chose Dorrington

We love the layout of this house, although we spend most of the time on the back deck in the summer. While it's right off the highway, it feels secluded (and there's no road noise) and provides a great spot close to skiing, Stanislaus River and all kinds of activities

What makes this House unique

Lots of room! 4 equal sized bedrooms (so no fighting over who gets which one) as well as a loft bedroom upstairs with two queen beds and two twin loft beds


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bear Room
        1 queen
      • Moose Room
        1 queen
      • Fish Room
        1 queen
      • Deer Room
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Loft Room
        2 bunk bed, 2 bunk beds, each with queens on bottom, twins on top.
      • All the bedrooms on the bottom floor are equal size (about 13x13) with a queen bed, dresser, and good sized closets


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Downstairs #1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Downstairs #2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Loft Upstairs Bathroom

        Location Type

          • Rural
            Set in the trees yet only 1/4 mile off Highway 4


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Linens provided at additional cost
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Xfinity 50 Mbps internet connection with WiFi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels provided at additional cost
                      • Washing Machine
                        We try to keep laundry detergent stocked but cannot guarantee.
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                            standard coffee maker + keurig
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            We try to keep some basics stocked - common spices, condiments, dish soap, hand soap etc. but cannot guarantee. We also provide some paper towels, trash bags and toilet paper to get you started.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Xfinity cable package
                                  • Books
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    Foosball table, ping pong table and air hockey
                                  • Games
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Stereo
                                    iPod stereo
                                  • Television
                                    55' HD Samsung TV (3D)
                                  • Toys
                                    Lots of kids toys
                                  • Video Games
                                    Wii upstairs
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Not easily accessible in the winter
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Not available in the winter


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • ski lift privileges
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            20 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Nice accomodations and plenty of entertainment

                                                            Joey C.

                                                            We liked the layout of this home with two queen bedrooms and a bathroom on one end, and similarly the same on the other. The upstairs area with 2 sets of bunks and the play area (air hocky, ping pong, tv, young children's sets) worked great to keep kids entertained at a distance where people preferring a little less noise could hang in the lower floor. The owner was very responsive and polite and we would come again to this property. Thanks for a smooth stay!

                                                            Great for big family gathering

                                                            Naomi M.

                                                            This was an ideal place for our multi-generational family getaway. The ping pong, air hockey and foosball in the loft kept kids (as well as parents and grandparents) entertained while the big, stocked kitchen allowed us to make meals for everyone. Close to Big Trees and not far from Murphys, there was plenty to do. Thank you!

                                                            Great Experience

                                                            Zach W.

                                                            We spent 3 nights here, and wish we had stayed longer. The owner was exceptionally communicative and accommodating. The cabin was perfect for us (8 adults and 6 children aged 1-14). The layout was comfortable and facilitated spending time together. We were traveling each day to Yosemite; my kids requested that we cut on day in the park short so they could spend more time playing at the house! We hope to return soon.

                                                            Great house!

                                                            natalia g.Palo Alto CA

                                                            We were a group of three families, there were bed for everybody and even comfortable sofas to nap during the day. It was really easy to get to the house even when darK. The kitchen had all we needed and more! Toys for the kids and snow to play outside. I would really recommend it! Owner was very nice and let us check in early and check out late since the house was empty.

                                                            Great cabin, great owner!

                                                            Adrienne R.

                                                            We visited during the winter with a group of 12 (6 adults and 6 kids) and had a wonderful time! The cabin is perfect for a large group- plenty of space for everyone and the kids LOVED the upstairs playroom. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need. The cabin is conveniently located off highway 4 and plenty of driveway space for our 3 SUVs. Finally, the owner is absolutely wonderful! Full of great tips, very responsive and accommodating. Would definitely recommend staying here!

                                                            Clean, open and spacious. Great for large groups.

                                                            Charles W.

                                                            Was everything the description and pictures said it was. Well stocked and clean. Stayed in the entire time and never felt cramped with multiple couples. Will definately go back and recommend to anyone. Well stocked for kids which was excellent as we had with us a 1 and 3 year old.


                                                            Arnold, CA, USA

                                                            Some of our favorite area attractions: Big Trees State Park, Lake Alpine, Murphys (for wine tasting), Moaning Caverns for rappelling, Arnold Rim Trail (for mtn biking), Natural Bridge Caverns (for caving) and Stanislaus River (for lounging)


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            Rental rates do not included $150 for cleaning fees. Let us know if you have any special requests for pricing or dates and we'll be as flexible as possible

                                                            20 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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