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Classic Cabin In Arnold

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

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 Arnold

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • 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 Air Conditioning 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


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Classic Cabin In Arnold
average rating of 4.857143 based on 70 reviews

Great cabin and location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The cabin is cozy and has all the amenities needed. The location is perfect, walking distance to the store and other businesses. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, secluded by trees but not far from town.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin, plenty of room, secluded in trees, but very near the grocery store. We enjoyed our stay and the owner is very responsive with emails and any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, CA

Great place to bring kids!

  • 4 of 5

I didn’t give it five stars because it is not all fancy like 5-star hotel but it had just about everything we needed for our family. We have two young kids that like to explore nature and snow ski. We did both during our stay. Close (walking distance) to stores and places to eat. Appreciate the little extras in the home. Every time we come back to the area, we will try to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I SO enjoyed my stay at the Kennedy Cabin! The house is stocked with just about everything you need and more, making for a really great place to relax and unwind. The hosts make the process simple and stress-free which is always a plus, and the area felt very safe. I also enjoyed the convenience of being so close to groceries/amenities (walking distance, just across the street!), but in the quaint town of Arnold, this in no way takes away from feeling like you are in the mountains. I will definitely try to stay here in the future should I ever be back out that way again and highly recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend. It was great to be so close to shopping and café and yet set apart. All amenities were included. We loved the area and loved the cabin. Thanks much.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, AZ


  • 5 of 5

From the very start, Colm and Stephanie were wonderful. The information sent was very helpful. The cabin was immaculate and very comfortable. Colm and Stephanie did not miss a thing. Wonderful selection of movies, books, games and music. A folder filled with local information and menus, very helpful. I was in the travel business for over 40 years and over those years I looked at accommodations through my client's eyes and would determine why I would recommend a property. Old habits die hard and I still look at accommodations the same way. I can honestly say I would highly recommend the Kennedy Cabin to anyone who asked to stay in or around Arnold. As I mentioned before, the cabin was absolutely immaculate and well equipped. What I felt was that Colm and Stephanie really want you to feel at home .....they succeeded!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $150

- 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.
- Note: Calaveras County now requires that all vacation rental properties charge a 6% occupancy tax for stays less that 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.