|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
One of a kind escape bungalow in secluded Blue Lake Springs, just on the outskirts of Arnold, Ca. Amazing, one of a kind cottage with beautiful views and ambiance! Outdoor spa and large wrap around deck with breakfast nook make for an amazing relaxing vacation spot!
Located on a secluded drive with a view of Fly In lake, you’ll feel like you are miles away from anyone or anything. Our cabin includes some great modern amenities, while still giving you the feeling that you’re far away from the day to day hustle and bustle of the city.
Decorated in the classic style of the rustic American cabin, our getaway is decorated with knotty pine throughout. The spacious wraparound deck overlooks the lake. The outdoor spa and Brazilian Teak breakfast table (available during the spring & summer) are perfect for enjoying the solitude of the mountains. Listen to the sounds of the ducks and birds while enjoying your favorite beverage as the sun sets over the Sugar Spruce laden hills.
Fly In Lake is directly across the street from the cottage. The gently sloped beach makes for a perfect swimming hole for the kids. During the evenings enjoy a view of the stars while unwinding in the heated spa. Take in the romantic summer sunsets on the deck and enjoy an outdoor meal on the beautiful teakwood dinner table.
Small and cozy, the two bedroom/1 bathroom cabin sleeps a family of four comfortably. The kids room has a bunk bed, and the master bedroom has a California king size bed with a window overlooking the forest and lake.
The kitchen is small but fully equipped, and includes a small stove, fridge, microwave, butcher block and coffee maker.
For those who absolutely must maintain some sense of what’s going on in the real world, the cabin is equipped with wireless internet access, and a wireless Bluetooth Boombox. There is also a flatscreen TV with access to Netflix and Apple TV, as well as basic cable.
THINGS TO DO
Arnold is surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest, Big Tees State Park, the Gold country of Sonora, numerous lakes and rivers, 12 wineries, 3 golf courses, Mercer Caverns and much more.
You will be 5 minutes from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 20 minutes to Stanislaus National Forest, and just 15 minutes from historic towns of Murphy's and Angel's Camp.
Please be aware that while our renters currently have access to Fly In Lake, access to Snowflake Lodge in Blue Lake Springs is not currently available.
HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, camping & backpacking are all at your doorstep in this scenic and vast Stanislaus wilderness area.
WINE TASTING with award winning wineries such as Stevenot Vineyards, Chatom Winery, Hatcher Winery, Black Sheep Vitners, Indian Rock Vineyards, Kautz Ironstone Vineyards, and Milliaire Winery.
SKI/SNOWBOARD at the Sierra's 'best kept secret', Bear Valley Ski Area for downhill, cross country, and ice skating.
FISHING is plentiful in one of the many lakes, streams and rivers including the Stanislaus River, Mokelumne River, Bear Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, New Melones Lake, Alpine Lake, Mosquito Lake, Union & Utica Reservoirs, New Spicer Reservoir and many others.
BOATING and WATER SPORTS at one of many lakes including New Melones, Don Pedro, Hogan, Tulloch, Comanche & more.
CAVING is also available at Moaning Caverns, Mercer Caverns or Cave City.
Its location is perfect for a quiet weekend get-a-way or, better yet, a week’s worth of fun!
AMENITIES: Wood-Burning fireplace (there is plenty of wood available) Full Kitchen, Microwave, linens, Pillows and Towels are provided, Stove, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils, Plates, Cups, Glasses, Flatware, Gas BBQ with side burner. butcher block, small dining table, wifi, Netflix, Apple TV, basic cable and wireless boombox.
Large Trex deck
Wireless internet access
Wireless Bluetooth Boombox
Outdoor dining nook with umbrella (available during the spring/summer only)
Walking distance to Sequoia Woods Golf Course
Call or email for more info.
Regular rates - $185/nt - (Jun- Sept)
Off season rates - $150/night - (Oct-May)
Holiday rates - $185/nt (Presidents Day, MLK Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
Reduced rates available for 5 or more nights.
Maximum of four people per stay.
Additional $100 cleaning fee applies. This fee covers cleaning before and after your stay.
$75 pet fee.
Keywords: ski cottage, cabin, lake, mountain,
The wraparound Trex deck, beautiful breakfast nook and spa overlook Fly In Lake. There is no other location in this area that provides the solitude, views and ambiance that can be enjoyed at the Lakeside Cottage.
Overall the cottage was nice, small but spacious enough for two. Good location for easy access to the mountains for skiing/hiking but also close to Arnold/Murphys as well for a bit of pampering and wine tasting.
The cabin offered everything we needed for the week and was cozy to have a fire going every night. However, a major downside to our stay was no running water on arrival, the water main to the cabin was switched of. We tried to find it but it was already dark on our arrival. We tried to contact the owner several times but no reply, it took nearly a full day before he replied. Not having water is an issue (bathing, cooking etc) but a tardy response knowing that you have guests arriving on a specific day is slack and was not the best start to our vacation.
I would have given the cabin 4 stars as it is well situated but due to lack of response from the owner over the provision of a basic amenity that you would expect to have I think 3 stars is more appropriate.
We were so pleased with our stay at this cabin. The cabin is very clean and comfortable, and while it was only myself and my husband, I would certainly return with my kids as well. We had a very peaceful experience, especially sitting on the deck both in the evenings and mornings. The driveway was initially very interesting to negotiate, but it really wasn't so bad especially with an SUV. A low profile car might have more difficulty. Even though we had no issues, I felt confident that I could reach the owner if needed. While rustic, the cabin was in an ideal location and extremely comfortable. Suggestion: grab a pizza at Snowshoe Brewery and take it back to the cabin. Sit on the deck and enjoy dinner and a few glasses of wine (from a Murphys winery, of course). It was a very memorable weekend and I look forward to visiting again.
Great location near Arnold and Bear Valley. Hot tub was a nice touch on the deck outside. Driveway was a difficult climb, even in dry weather. Cabin has been partially updated on the inside. Kitchen and bathroom have been basically untouched and need updating/remodeling, especially the shower. There's no furnace, so be prepared to make a fire (materials were provided) and use space heaters. It was cozy and a rustic, overall we had a nice weekend.
Lovely 2 bedroom cottage nestled in the woods was an ideal fit for our little family's getaway, with a fully functional kitchen, view of the little lake from the front porch, and proximity to several of the regions attractions, we loved "our little house," as our 2 year old described it. We can't wait to come back again.
Highly recommended for families especially!!
Very quiet and relaxing. Cabin listing was accurate. We were disappointed in the TV size and also the deck could have been swept before our arrival. A must see are the giant sequoias in nearby Calaveras Big Trees state park. Susie's restaurant had really good food and service.
Wine tasting in nearby Murphy's. Bear Valley ski resort is about 30-40 minutes east of the cabin. Excellent hiking throughout the area, including Calaveras State Park. Kayaking, snow skiing and cross country skiing nearby.
This property is not wheelchair accessible.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 29 2015 - Oct 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||Nightly rates for the holidays (Christmas, 4th of July, Labor Day) are $225. Thanksgiving weekend rates are $185/night.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.