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Spacious 5 BR Mountain Home For Large Families Or Groups

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

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Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Downstairs #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Great for big family gathering

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto CA

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin, great owner!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, open and spacious. Great for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, CA

We had a wonderful time at the cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group and the cabin was perfect. Very easy to communicate with owner through email. Lots of stuff for kids to do! Short walk to a sledding hill. Wonderful burgers at The Lube Room. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ben Studer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 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 Arnold

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


Calaveras Big Trees State Park
"Absolutely amazing redwood sequoias with a family-friendly 1 1/2 mile loop, as well as longe..."
Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
"Some of the best Italian food I've tasted! If you're going to go, be sure to make a reservat..."
Twisted Oak Winery
Natural Bridge
"Cool river that goes through a cave. Swim through if you dare! ;)"
Bear Valley Ski Resort
"Great skiing and family friendly mountain"
arnold rim trail
"Awesome mountain biking. Total of 17 mile loop with fantastic views"
Lake Alpine
"Beautiful in summer or winter. In the winter, you can walk across the lake. In the summer, h..."
Stanislaus River
"Lots of great places to go down to the river. Our favorite is Boards Crossing in Dorrington"
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Snowshoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sequoia Woods
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.