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Classic Cabin In Arnold

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Classic Cabin with access to skiing, hiking, biking, lakes, fishing

From its original knotty pine walls, to its large wood-burning stove, to the giant pine trees towering overhead, this is not a condo in the mountains -- this is a classic, cozy, old-world cabin on a large wooded lot, but equipped with modern conveniences.

• 30 miles from Bear Valley Ski Resort; also great cross-country skiing and sledding nearby.

• Large wood-burning stove and gas wall heater to keep you cozy in winter and ceiling fans to keep you cool in summer.

• Enjoy the picnic table under the trees, relaxing in the hammock and playing horseshoes in the backyard.

• Fantastic hiking and mountain biking nearby - Big Trees State Park and the Arnold Rim Trail are just up the road.

• 5 minutes from White Pines Lake for relaxing at a sandy lakeshore, fishing and picnicking. There is also a nice children's playground.

• Short walk to Snowshoe Brewing Company, a well-stocked grocery store and a great coffee shop with WiFi.

• Short drive to Murphy's great restaurants, shops and wine tasting.

• Conveniences include: 42" LED TV and DVD player (lots of DVD's for kids and parents) iPod/phone jack for music, full kitchen (oven/stove, microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffee maker).

• We like to go to the mountains to "unplug and relax" so we do NOT have Wifi at the cabin. If you need to get your fix there's great coffee and complementary Wifi just across the road at the coffee shop

• NO PETS; NO SMOKING of any kind on the property

• Sleeps 6 guests. You BRING YOUR OWN LINENS AND TOWELS so we can keep the rates and cleaning fees reasonable

• Check-in is 3:00pm and check-out is noon; we can accommodate early/late check-in/out depending on availability.

More Details

Colm Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Colm Kennedy

The cabin has been in our family since the 1970's. We continue to update it with modern conveniences but always try to maintain its classic charm.

Colm Kennedy purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Colm Kennedy chose Gold Country & High Sierra

In the winter, there's skiing and sledding. In the summer, there's the river, hiking, and biking. There's always something to do in Arnold.

What makes this cabin unique

The Kennedy Cabin was built in 1954 and represents a typical California cabin of that era -- from its original knotty pine walls, to its large wood-burning stove, to the giant pine trees towering overhead. With its cozy feel, hammock between the pines and collection of books, games and the DVDs, our hope is that you will be as relaxed and comfortable as we are when we're at the cabin.


Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Guests to bring towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guests to bring linens for bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guests to bring linens for bed
  • There are 2 bedrooms, plus in the living room there is a queen-size American Leather Comfort Sleeper and a single daybed (with a single trundle bed underneath). The Comfort Sleeper is a very comfortable platform sleeper sofa (no bars or springs). Guests to bring own linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
- There is no AC at the cabin but we do have ceiling fans or standing fans in all rooms - There is no Wifi at the cabin but the coffee shop across the street has Wifi available for customers


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Classic Cabin In Arnold
average rating of 4.862069 based on 58 reviews
Concord, CA

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. Comfortable and classic. Ideal spot to come back to after a day of skiing.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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well thought out

  • 5 of 5

convenient location and very well thought out cabin, thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with the family at this cozy cabin! It had everything we needed, was quiet, and close to the snow. We enjoyed our short nature walks to a few restaurants and the grocery store that were literally around the "corner". Set up in the cabin was great, enough to sleep up to 8 people. The fire place and the games and toys for the kids were the best! We had a blast playing the wooden marble game with the kids! We even did a little baking. In the end we all wished we could stay longer... hopefully there will be a next time!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three loved our getaway vacation at the Kennedy Cabin. We enjoyed the woodstove in the living room, cooking meals in the well-stocked kitchen and watching movies from the big movie collection available. The owner's provided all the information we needed to enjoy our stay and responded to questions quickly. They also let us use their sleds and snowshoes -which we really appreciated. Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, CA

Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas weekend at this cabin and enjoyed the stay there. There was basically everything we needed there to provide a pleasant stay. It had snowed the first night and the daytime temperature hovered in the low 30s, but the cabin stayed warm. Having the wood-burning stove and chopped wood beside the stove was very nice; and even though it helped keep the cabin warm, it stayed warm in there even without the stove.

They are several board games and playing cards for entertainment. There's also an LED TV mounted on the wall, iPod, DVD player, and stereo receiver. As of this writing, there's no cable TV or internet service, but there are a lot of DVDs for both adults and kids. There's also a bluetooth receiver, so if you have any media downloaded on your mobile device, you can stream them to the receiver.

A lot of thought went into the cabin, from the kindle wood being set up in the wood-burning stove for our arrival, to the folded ends of the toilet tissue. While staying there, you get the impression that the owners care a lot about their guests.

All in all, it's a comfortable and relaxing cabin and within easy walking distance of restaurants and a supermarket.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Wonderful, as always.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the Kennedy Cabin multiple times now and hope to keep returning each year. Colm's cabin is cute, cozy, clean, and very comfortable. This year, we noticed a few upgrades such as a new rug, a few new chairs, and new pots/pans (which is hard to come by in a rental...). The wood-burning fire is always the highlight; I cherish my time here to read and drink wine by its warmth. Colm is easy to communicate with via email or text and is extremely responsive. He's also flexible with check in/check out times making staying here a breeze.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Arnold Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 2 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

- Reservation cancellations made 14 days prior to arrival date, will receive a full refund. If cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to arrival date, and we’re unable to re-rent the cabin, the full amount paid will be forfeited.
- Holidays: Please inquire about Holiday rates and minimum duration for New Years, Martin Luther King, Presidents' Weekends, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Calaveras County now demands that all VRBO properties charge a 6% occupancy tax for all stays less that 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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