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Spacious, Modern Mountain Retreat Among the Trees"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The perfect place for quiet relaxation, indoor fun and outdoor adventure

HELMS DEEP IS NOW FOR SALE! Contact me if interested in purchasing this gorgeous mountain home.

Spacious 2-story 2,300 square foot updated cabin surrounded by sweet smelling pine trees in the quiet community of Camp Connell in Big Trees Village. Views of the trees from every room. The ultimate private get-away with the convenience of all area attractions just minutes away.


Features a beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, tons of cabinet space, fully stocked with cooking gear and gadgets for the chef at heart. Long granite counter bar seats 4. Large dining area seats 10+. Spacious great room with comfortable sofa seating and gorgeous slate fireplace, flat screen TV with cable (sports, premium channels) and AppleTV. Enjoy views of trees from inside through walls of windows. Or relax on the large deck with a book or a beverage with friends (dining seating for up to 14!). Master bedroom with king bed.


Features large rec room with pool table, Ms. Pac-man, universal arcade game, and dome hockey table. Flat screen TV with full cable (sports, premium channels, etc) and Roku. 2 bunk beds (4 twin mattresses). Lower deck is perfect for a breath of fresh air. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Bedroom with king bed, separate full bathroom (shower/tub). Master suite with attached bathroom (double sinks, shower/tub) with 1 full bed and twin over full bunk bed.


Upstairs master bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2)

Downstairs bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2)

Downstairs bedroom suite: Full bed (sleeps 2), Twin over full bunk bed (sleeps 3)

Downstairs rec room: 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Ample room for overflow sleeping in rec room or on upstairs couches


Access to Big Trees Village Recreation Center with 2 pools, game tables, frisbee golf, tennis and grass areas and fun activities during the Summer.

Located just off of Highway 4, with easy access to Arnold (8 minutes to grocery shopping, local shops, brewery and restaurants), Stanislaus River (10 minutes to swimming, picnicking), Big Trees State Park (3 minutes to hiking and famous giant redwoods), Bear Valley (25 minutes to skiing, outdoor adventures), Lake Alpine (30 minutes to kayaking, fishing), Murphys (25 minutes to wine tasting, brewery, top restaurants, shops, festivals), and Angels Camp (40 minutes to cave exploration, restaurants)

More Details

Suzanne Oehler
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About Suzanne Oehler

A San Jose family in the Tech industry, we enjoy getting away for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and skiing. We love that our cabin is just a beautiful 3 hour drive from the Bay Area.

Suzanne Oehler purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Suzanne Oehler chose Arnold

This is our oasis of calm, an escape from city life and gateway to outdoor adventure. It's a wonderful place to gather families or even have some quality time alone.

What makes this cabin unique

Private setting on 1/2 acre - barely see the neighbors.

2 separate zones of the home (upstairs and downstairs) allow guests to have separate experiences.

Gourmet kitchen with gas stove is perfect for the chef at heart and to cook for big groups.

3-mile Shoshone Drive loop is great for a moderate run.


Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 full bed and twin over full bunk bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spacious, Modern Mountain Retreat Among the Trees
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Pleasanton, California

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely LOVED this property! Suzanne is very responsive and easy to work with. The home is so comfortable, and well stocked with every amenity. My family really enjoyed visiting the Recreation Center/Pool as well. We had 6 adults, a 4-year old and an 11 month old, and there were more than enough beds, linens, etc to accommodate us all. There were snacks and a bottle of wine left out for us when we arrived, and there was a coffee/hot chocolate basket included - that is seriously above and beyond! The game room is an added bonus. We appreciated the layout, as it was very easy to close doors and block areas off so that our 11 month old grandson was contained. The internet worked flawlessly, there were Apple TVs upstairs and down, they have a huge selection of board games to play... definitely something for everyone. My 4 year old grandson is already talking about when we go back, and I have to agree! :-) Thank you Suzanne for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy - your family was awesome. Thanks for taking such great care of "Helms Deep" during your stay. We hope you return! -Suzanne
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Best home I had ever been

  • 5 of 5

I usually don't write any reviews, but I have to say that I was so pleased to stayed here. It is very clean and overstock. Suzanne really care about her guests. Love it I will really recommend it.


  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maribel - Thanks so much for this great review! So happy you enjoyed gathering your family at our Helms Deep cabin!
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San Carlos, CA

Wonderful house with a perfect layout

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is amazing to cook in, location is close to bear and murphys. The owner is incredibly responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Brian. So happy you all enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for treating our cabin so well during your stay!
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Very nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished with almost everything you need. Only one recommendation - tell guests to bring a load of firewood for the fireplace.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clara, Ca

Loved this beautiful home with every amenity!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Helms Deep! Perfect surroundings in the snow. Easy sledding right in the yard. This home has every amenity you might want or need and then some. Can't wait to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, California

Beautiful, perfect cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 3 couples and 2 boys (ages 10 and 11). We all absolutely loved it and already want to book it again! The gourmet kitchen was stocked with many extras (Ziploc bags, foil, etc.,) and anything we needed for cooking (plenty of dishes, pans, spices). The game room downstairs was a huge draw for all of us. We took turns playing pool, fuse ball hockey, pacman and the boys loved sleeping in the bunk beds and having their own TV. We were lucky to have some great snow for the boys to go sledding right on the side of the house. There was plenty of space for us to play games at the kitchen table and plenty of lounge space as well. The decor is very modern, yet cozy with great style! The owner was very easy to reach if we had any questions. She was very helpful with recommendations of favorite places to eat, wine taste and adventure! We have stayed at other cabins in the area, but this is our favorite by far!!! I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carri - Thanks so much for your awesome review. We work hard to have everything anyone might need on hand so our guests can just relax. Thanks for treating our cabin so well. I hope you return! -Suzanne
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Stockton Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Snowshoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sarafina Italian
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Linen service is included in the cleaning fee (bed sheets and towels). Damage deposit covers cost if key is not returned to the lockbox, missing linens or damage beyond wear and tear. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Vacation rental agreement must be signed no later than 2 weeks prior to check-in date.

Must be 25 years or older to rent the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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