|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Nestled in the mountains, we are surrounded by tall, fragrant pines… perfect for bringing the family together in this spacious yet cozy cabin with huge loft.
There are 2 bedrooms, each with a Queen bed, and a Cal-King bed and 4 Twins in the loft. The loft also has a separate video/Xbox area plus many games and puzzles and is a great place to keep kids of all ages entertained (baby gate available for stairs). We have free WiFi, a full kitchen, large living room with comfy couches, wood-burning fireplace, and dining table (with leaf) which is perfect for dining together or playing games with the whole family. The wrap-around deck is brand new, pet- and child-friendly, and has a gas BBQ and tables and chairs so you can enjoy the beautiful surrounding trees.
On a special note, our cleaner uses only green, environmentally-friendly products (without adding cost or sacrificing cleanliness) so we can provide a healthier environment for your family and for the beautiful Sierras you’ve come to experience. The house is also up-to-date with smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector for your family’s protection.
WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID:
-- “The cabin was roomy and comfortable. The upstairs loft was great for the kids. They had plenty of room to play and watch movies.” ~Shari, Rohnert Park CA
-- “It is very clean and well kept up. The decorations and small touches are very warm and comfortable, lots of cute touches. You'll immediately feel right at home here.” ~Gary, Vallejo CA
-- “This is a great cabin… with open windows allowing plenty of sun light and views [of the surrounding trees]... This must be the best valued cabin in Arnold!' ~Bill, Manteca CA
-- “Terri & Tim were honest & great to deal with… Look forward to going back with friends next year!” ~Eric, Scotts Valley CA
-- “I live in the SF Bay Area and the drive to Arnold is shorter and much less stressful than the drive to Tahoe. This will definitely be our new winter escape and looking forward to going in the other seasons as well.”
~Kingsley, Palo Alto CA
(For more comments, see our Traveler Reviews)
VIDEO AND WEBSITE:
Many guests have said that our video gave them an accurate idea of what our home is like. To see the video, please click the video tab at the top above the picture of our house. Or simply visit our website at ArnoldVacation(dot)com (substitute a real “.” for “(dot)”). You can also scroll down this VRBO page and click our website link (after the large blue 'View Calendar' button but before 'Owner's Profile'). We have a lot of great information on our website - including phone numbers and links to area attractions - and we keep our calendar updated so please feel free to take a look.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:
For summertime fun, it’s just a short trip (less than ½ mile) down the hill to Fly-In Lake, complete with a small sandy beach and floating raft for swimming and playing (and don’t forget to watch the geese “fly in” at dusk!). Nearby is an 18-hole golf course as well as the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center where your family is welcome to use our Owner’s Pass to enjoy the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball, ping pong, bocce courts, volleyball and outdoor movies shown during the warm summer nights. With our pass, the Rec Center is $8/person or $25/family per day and $45/person or $125/family per week.
In the winter months, Bear Valley ski resort, just a 25-minute drive to the east, is known as a family-friendly, affordable resort, which offers excellent downhill and cross-country skiing for all skill levels, as well as other popular winter activities such as are sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. (And don't forget mountain biking and hiking in the summer!)
Not to be missed in any season is Big Trees State Park where you can experience the Giant Sequoia Redwoods standing 150 feet tall and 30 feet across. With great nature and hiking trails perfect for all ages, this park is less than a 10-minute drive away and a great opportunity to see some of California’s true gems.
Fishing, boating and other water activities abound in one of the many lakes, streams and rivers including the Stanislaus River, Alpine Lake (our favorite!), Mokelumne River, Bear Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, New Melones Lake, Mosquito Lake, Union & Utica Reservoirs, New Spicer Reservoir and many others.
And don’t forget a visit to the nearby Gold Rush towns of Murphys (quaint downtown with shops & restaurants) and Colombia (preserved 1850’s main street, carriage rides, old-time photos, panning for gold) as well as many award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, three golf courses, or three of the area’s breathtaking caverns (California, Mercer and Moaning) which are open for exploring and tours.
Phone numbers and website links to many of the above attractions are on our website at ArnoldVacation(dot)com - Things To Do In The Area page.
We always enjoy ourselves so much when we’re in this area and know your family will too. Re-connect, have fun, and make yourselves at home!
Keywords: Mountain Home, large wrap-around deck, families, pets, wifi, cabin, trees
Tim, originally from Santa Rosa and making trips to Arnold since he was a boy, purchased the cabin in 1999 and it quickly became the location for family gatherings and lots of fun all year round. Terri joined the family in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the area as well. Unfortunately we now live in southern California and are unable to get to our “home away from home” as often as we’d like… So we’ve opened it up for friends and family to enjoy. And now we invite our “new friends” from VRBO - you are welcome anytime!
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1999
Fresh air, tall redwoods, hiking, skiing, rivers and lakes, caverns... and great wine tasting in quaint Gold Rush towns. Need we say more!
Relaxing outdoors on the large deck with trees all around, or inside on the comfy couches with a big fire. Add some hot chocolate or glass of wine... Heaven!
I was looking for a reasonably priced cabin to go explore the Arnold area with my kids and this cabin fit the bill perfectly. It had plenty of sleeping accommodations and could have held 3 times the people we had present. It was reasonably priced and had wifi to boot. It was also not hard to find given the directions to it, and was a central place to be able to head out to Columbia for gold panning, three different cave systems, Lake Alpline (which was our favorite) and also big trees state park which had some nice hikes as well as stanislaus river access which was also fun for us. If you have kids and enjoy the outdoors this is the place to go for Arnold!
My husband and I stayed for the weekend and enjoyed Big Trees State Park and a festival in Murphys.
Of course ~~ wine tasting to boot. Great spot for a get away. The cabin was easy to get to and had
everyting we needed for a relaxing stay.
Great Cabin, very cozy on a rainy weekend. Lots of places to visit. The reason for the 4 stars rather than 5 is that when the kids arrived to get into the cabin, they were not informed by the owner that the lockbox was broken and that there was another elsewhere. Kids had no code, nor did I. They had to wait in the freezing cold (in there car) for over 2 hours until they could reach me and I waited for the owner, Terri, to call me back to get the new code. I tried getting the code online, but the website wouldn't allow me to access the code. A bit of a rough beginning, but they had a great time after getting in. Thank You!
We had a great time at Uncle Timmy's cabin. Very well kept and cozy. All was exactly as advertised. My family enjoyed the cabin very much. There was plenty of room for all of us (10 total plus my pooch) without feeling like we were on top of each other. Terri (owner) was very responsive and super nice. She answered all of my questions leading up to our trip. Cabin is in a great location, close to many local attractions. We made it up near Lake Alpine for snow play with the kids, and took a hike at Big Trees State Park. It was a great time! We look forward to renting this cabin again in the future for more family adventures.
I had such a great experience here with friends. Owners were great and house was cozy and just what I was looking for. I would definitely request this cabin again next year.
Loved getting away right before Thanksgiving to enjoy the mountains. We had 4 adults and 5 kids and there was plenty of room for all. The cabin is exactly the way it is described. Everything was clean and well taken care of. We loved exploring Mercer Caverns and hiking in Big Trees State Park. We will definitely rent again!
Nearby: Fly-In Lake (small lake with sandy beach, swimming, fishing); Community Recreation Center - $8/person or $25/family with owner's pass (pool, tennis, basketball, bocce ball, volleyball, ping pong, outdoor movies); Sequoia Woods 18-hole golf course (open 10 months/year)
Please visit our website (www.ArnoldVacation.com) for a full list of area attractions, phone numbers and website links.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125 July 3-5, Memorial/Labor Day weekends (Fri-Mon)
$150 Thanksgiving (Wed-Sun) and Christmas/New Years (Dec 16-Jan 3)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.