$28 dollars per person/night!! Whether you have a large family, belong to a social or recreational group, or celebrating a holiday/event, this dorm-style lodge provides the perfect location and amenities. Approximately 5,400 square feet of open living space with beamed ceilings, a commercial kitchen, a spacious dining area, 8 bedrooms, and a recreation room downstairs, this lodge may just be your ticket! Add a large parking lot with easy access off Hwy 4, just minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort(15 miles) and a variety of recreational options. Imagine the possibilities! 24 bunk beds(6bedrooms) plus two queen beds(1 bedroom). Sleeps 28 comfortably. Additional rental agreement signature required. This quote is for 24 guests. Over 24 guests, $30 per person/per night.
8 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 30
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Relaxing and spacious
We loved our stay! Our visit in April was the perfect weather. Warm inside with fresh cool air outside. The big kitchen was a plus and very spacious. All the essentials are there but only one small cutting board. The shower rooms had two glass doors which were semi see through and one curtain room. There is a separate room with another shower room too. Bill was very helpful all weekend. Thank you so much! We do expect to return!
Fantastic! Wonderful experience.
Large, spacious, fun!
Our group of 33 (adults and kids) stayed for a weekend and had a wonderful time at the lodge. There was plenty of room to move around. The massive kitchen and dining table were put to good use. The kids had fun playing with the snow around the house and as if that was not enough, we drove to a snow park about 15 minutes away for even more fun. The weekend was filled with good food, fun games and intimate conversations among friends. We do have some suggestions for improvements: 1) Installing pull-out faucets in the kitchen sink...We found bending over the deep sink to do dishes for a long time could really hurt our backs ..2) Hanging curtains outside shower doors to give more privacy to the communal bathroom...3) Make the game room more inviting with better lighting and carpet...Water leaked in from outside while we were there... These were minor issues and did not stop us from having a great time.....As a bonus, the scenic drive on highway 4 to the rental was absolutely gorgeous and spirit-calming....Overall, truly a memorable weekend.
we took a group of kids up to have a great time it was comfortable the place was heated by a wood furnace the grounds keepee bill showed up multiple times during the day and night to keep it heated was amazing. the place was secluded the only negatives was the projector was not working and its about 20 feet away from a cal trans station sonthe light are on all night, but once you fell asleep you didnt even notice. i will definitely be back.
Fun family trip!
The location is great, close enough to Arnold (markets, gas, rent snow boots in case you left that one bag at home!) and only 25min drive up to bear valley ski resort. The house is much larger than pictured, the rooms are very spacious with closets and sinks. TV area is very comfortable enough space to watch movies at night. The tree showers are all in one bath, so you need to take turns, but you can write your schedule everyday on the board right outside. The dinning table is massive, we enjoy wonderful meals, everybody sitting at the same time specially Thanks Giving dinner. We most loved the kitchen, all stainless steel restaurant style! One enormous fridge and if that wasn't enough, there are 2 extra normal size fridges for beverages and snacks, there is a six burner stove and we absolutely loved the griddle: bacon and pancakes for all in no time, warming tortillas for "taco night": easy!
We appreciated property manager (Billy) daily trips to check on us, answer questions and even crack some jokes for the kids, he kept the wood heater running well to keep us toasty warm inside (it was around 40F outside). We even found the lodge nicely decorated for the holidays, such a neat detail.
This place is very functional, nothing fancy but just right for large groups. Our family oriented trip was a big success, dedicating our days to explore the woods (Big trees state park and hike along the Stanislaus River) and play in the snow (Bear valley) and then get back 'home' to eat, play, drink, laugh, even dance to loud salsa music!
Suggestions for the owner:
Install blinds on the theater area windows for day time entertaining (some people in our group is not very outdoorsy and rather stay and watch TV!)
More kitchen utensils like large spoons, ladles and spatulas, that was the only "struggle" while cooking.
Suggestions for groups:
Bring kitchen towels to dry hands and dishes while cooking.
Clorox wipes are good to sanitize surfaces, beds and leather couches specially if you have little ones, we found the lodge a bit dusty.
Elements lodge, thank you for the great memories!
Just like being at camp
We stayed at Elements Lodge with a large group of friends- six families that all had one or two kids, most of whom were toddlers. After reading the other reviews I would say they are very on point. This place is basic, nothing fancy but very functional. Like being at sleep away camp when you were young or exactly as they describe, like being in a dorm. As long as you have the mind set that you are going to be "glamping" you will not be disappointed.
We loved that each of the bedrooms had a sink in them. Also the large table and kitchen were great for making meals for a crowd. The kids loved the theatre area as did the men when it came time for Sunday morning football! The downstairs space was great for hanging out during the day. We brought a few sets or boards to play bean bags and it worked great to set them up in the driveway and have the kids play in the rec room. We wish the downstairs had been connected to the upstairs, especially with a lot of littles so we could at least hear when someone woke up for a nap but we made it work.
Things we wish we would have known/realized:
There are no window coverings. Again like camp. But naps were essential for our group and it made it difficult for some. Next time we would bring a sheet or something to put up.
The only outdoor space of this rental is what you see in the one exterior photo. The 3 sliding doors open into the rec room, but aside from that most of the outdoor space is the driveway.
Along with that, the Cal Trans yard is directly behind the house. While it didn't matter that the view form half the bedrooms was a Cal Trans Yard, it means there is very little property behind the house. If we were to stay in the winter when there is snow I would want to know when the yard is active. If trucks come in and out at all hours, it might be hard to sleep.
There were only 6 bedrooms, not 7. One room was under construction and luckily we had one family unable to attend at the last minute so each of our 6 families had a room.
The staff was attentive and met us onsite. Our group had a great time overall and asked to go back!