Little Lodge in the Heart of the Sierra's ~ Blue Lakes Springs Chalet

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a weekend get-away or a whole week of fun!

Vacation in comfort and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the mountains. Little Lodge is quiet, peaceful and clean. Our family cabin comfortably sleeps 6. The main floor has a large fully stocked kitchen, it along with dining area are open to the picturesque living room with stone fireplace/wood-burning stove; there are two bedrooms each with comfortable queen beds and a full bathroom downstairs. Upstairs has a second bathroom with shower, and a master bedroom with king bed and full futon. Entertainment options include: PlayStation II, 2 TVs /DVD, movie library, iPod dock, and plenty of table games. There is also a separate bonus 'cave room' downstairs with foosball and comfy seating.

Relax under the trees or stars on the brand new wrap-around deck right off the main floor complete with gas BBQ grill.

There is forced air heating, washer, dryer and dishwasher.

Arnold is an outdoor lovers paradise! Nestled between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, Arnold is truly the heart of the Sierra.

Big Trees State Park is 3 miles up Hwy 4 and Bear Valley Ski Resort is nearby. Of course there are plenty of snow play hills and snowshoe areas for winter fun and lots of trails to hike or mountain bike.

Play, raft or fish in the Stanislaus River. Go caving at Moaning or Mercer Caverns. Enjoy hiking, kayaking and boating on Lake Alpine or Spicier reservoir. Enjoy the lovely little town of Arnold fro dining or shopping. Historic Murphy's is 15 minutes away with more than eighteen wineries that make up the Calaveras County wine region and produce a variety of award winning wines, there's great shopping, amazing restaurants, art galleries and so much more.

The neighborhood of Blue Lake Springs is a gem in itself featuring: two lakes,swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, bocce and basket ball, playground and supervised kid activities and many green areas. There is also an amphitheater with weekend family movies and campfire area among other features to keep you entertained during the summer.

Our cabin is truly a peaceful retreat and is blessedly unencumbered by the stresses of fast paced city life--in other words--it has NO wi-fi, cable or land lines! :-)
This is not the place to work! Unplug and enjoy the Redwoods and wildlife or listen to the birds. We want you to relax and enjoy this mountain getaway and experience a a little slice of paradise, alone or with the people you love!

Guests bring their own sheets and towels.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1260 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO smoking anywhere on property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed anywhere on property...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Blow Dryers

Other Amenities

  • Guests bring their own sheets and towels. There is NO wifi, cable, or landline at the cabin....moreless


  • Game Room:

    Separate room downstairs has foosball and seating for a cool retreat. (kids under 12 must have adult present)....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of great board games, cards and cribbage...moreless

  • Stereo:

    ipod dock...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air and Woodstove...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking on site for two cars...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Iron and Ironing board...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    also an electric water kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality cookware, slow-cooker, electric griddle, blender...moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    In nearby lakes or Stanislaus River...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bear Valley Ski Resort 25 miles north of Little Lodge...moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


Write a review 5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Oct 29 - Apr 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $100


Bring own towels and sheets. All trash is to be removed by renter to curbside bins. Children ages 5 and up allowed. No smoking or pets. There is no wifi or landline.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sequoia Woods
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Ski Resort
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fly In Lake and Lodge Lake

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Arnold, CA, USA:
We love our little mountain lodge and think you will too. Little Lodge is a peaceful place to get away from work and city life to enjoy the beauty of the Sierras with all it's lakes, trees and trails.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Little Lodge has NO wi-fi, land lines or cable.We enjoy being 'unplugged' from the fast pace of everyday life and find that it really adds to a sense of rejuvenation and restoration of the senses.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Moose Room with Queen bed

    Moose Room with Queen bed

  • Utica Reservoir

    Utica Reservoir

  • Fly-In Lake

    Fly-In Lake

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • King Bedroom --Owl Room

    King Bedroom --Owl Room

  • Full Futon in King Bedroom

    Full Futon in King Bedroom

  • Bear room with Queen bed

    Bear room with Queen bed

  • Lodge Lake

    Lodge Lake

  • Big Trees

    Big Trees

VRBO #594153

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Little Lodge in the Heart of the Sierra's ~ Blue Lakes Springs Chalet

Arnold, CA, USA #594153

3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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