RETREAT, RELAX, RENEW, REJUVENATE AT SIERRA ZEN

James Lim

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RETREAT, RELAX, RENEW, REJUVENATE AT SIERRA ZEN

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Newly-renovated Cabin in a Private Setting w/ 3 bedroom, 3 full baths & Hot Tub

Retreat. Relax. Renew. Rejuvenate.

The SierraZen Cabin is located in Arnold, California, Calaveras 'Gold Rush' County.

Take in one deep breath of the fresh mountain air and you will know that Sierra Zen in Arnold is a place that taps into your soul, captures your heart, and elevates your spirit.

Location:

Arnold is just three hours from downtown San Francisco and two hours from the East Bay. Within minutes to Murphys, Sonora, Big Trees Sequoia State Park, Angels Camp, Jamestown, Columbia, Lake Melones, Lake Alpine, Bear Valley Mountain Resort and many others.

Why Stay with Us?

Whether you simply want to get away or spend quality time with friends, as a couple or as a family, the SierraZen Home awaits--a tranquil, mountain escape in the Sierra Nevadas. A newly renovated, retreat-like home that features cozy living room with high ceilings, big picture windows and a fireplace with slate hearth & flooring.

Three (3) Floors - Three (3) Bedrooms - Three (3) Full Baths

Great Layout with separate spaces for privacy even within the cabin.

Two decks, jacuzzi spa and expansive very private backyard.

Can sleep 7 people or up to 9 people with an additional queen inflatable bed.

Board games and DVDs available for use.

Free cable TV, internet and phone land line.

Private driveway far from busy street on a beautiful, nearly ½ acre lot.

Private outdoor parking for up to 4 cars.

Expansive, forest-like backyard.

Sierra Zen Cabin is well-maintained and very clean as the owner is a Hotel Executive of the largest boutique hotel company in California, with over 20 years of experience in the hotel and restaurant industry.

Amenities:

- Serene setting well off the road on a nearly 1/2 acre.

- Gourmet kitchen recently remodeled with center island, granite counters, all brand new appliances

- Slate floors in the main room and kitchen and new carpeting in all areas

- Huge master suite with master bath on upper level with top-of-the-line, queen Sleep Number Adjustable bed, walk-in closet, and picture windows overlooking centuries-old trees

- 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths

- Downstairs is a recreation/family room with own balcony; features Karaoke system, cable tv and DVD player

- Beds to accommodate 7 people (one extra twin bed in the family/recreation room area)

- 300-thread count bed linens

(fresh bed linens and towels are provided)

- Free High-Speed, WiFi Internet-access

- Cable Television

- Specious deck wraps around the front, and the hot tub deck overlooks the seasonal creek and backyard.

- Gas BBQ grill

- Very private, set back from busy streets yet walking distance to shops, coffee and restaurants

- Jacuzzi spa on expansive Redwood deck with breathtaking forest views.

Create memories...at the Sierra Zen Cabin.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
The Sierra Zen cabin truly lives up to its' name. The cabin is well appointed and every detail is carefully looked after and focused on the guest. The cabin is plush and luxurious, in a wonderful mountain setting. The furnishings, bedding and decor are top-notch with a "Sierra mountain" touch. We enjoyed a long weekend with the kids hiking, fishing, playing board games, reading and just relaxing. The setting is ideal for a family escape or romantic getaway. The owners could not do more to make the cabin and stay more perfect. Thank you.
Jun 2012
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James Lim

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I'm happily married and a devoted family man who enjoys dining out and traveling. I'm a hotel executive for the largest boutique hotel company in California and have been in the hotel and travel industry for over 20 years. Thus, we do our very best to provide you with a 4-star, 4-diamond accommodation at Sierra Zen.

I respond to inquiries within 24 hours and I personally enjoy opening our doors in our Sierra Zen cabin to our guests who want to create special memories with their friends, special someone, and families. After all, that's what Sierra Zen is all about--Retreat | Relax | Renew | Rejuvenate. Come visit us soon!

James Lim purchased this house in 2008

It's definitely a 'home away from home,' just a couple of hours away from San Francisco East Bay area.

Whether you simply want to get away or spend quality time with friends, as a couple or as a family, the SierraZen Home awaits--a tranquil, mountain escape in the Sierra Nevadas. A newly renovated, retreat-like home that features cozy living room with high ceilings, big picture windows and a fireplace with slate hearth & flooring.

Take in one deep breath of the fresh mountain air and you will know that Sierra Zen in Arnold is a place that taps into your soul, captures your heart, and elevates your spirit.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Retreat, Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate at SIERRA ZEN
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
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PEACEFUL WEEKEND RETREAT

  • 4 of 5
House is nice and roomy, well equipped. Very quiet setting and easy walk to town for dining, arts and crafts shows, and for us the July 4th Parade. A must vacation rental if the mountains is what you are seeking.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
De Pere, WI.
5

MOUNTAIN RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Very nice family vacation home in the mountains but close to stores and restaurants. Large home with plenty of room. No disappointments. We enjoyed our stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
San Ramon
5

FAMILY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
I came here with my parents and siblings and our kids so the age ranged from 2-90 yrs old. This cabin catered to our whole group as there were board games for kids, the jacuzzi for adults, the movies for teenagers or just catch up on your reading sitting at the hammock. My favorite place is the kitchen and dining as most of our real bonding time was spent there (talking endlessly over a cup of tea or snacking on something). It was very well designed to serve that purpose:-) The cabin is also situated close to nice attractions as recommended by the owners. We went to Big Trees and enjoyed the scenery and the hike. All in all, we had the greatest time! Thanks to the owners who were very prompt in replying to our inquiries and for opening their warm and cozy cabin for renters to enjoy and build memories to treasure. Will recommend this place anytime....
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Retreat, Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate at SIERRA ZEN
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Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
Hayward, CA
5

JACOB'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

Jacob's birthday weekend
  • 5 of 5
Perfect little getway. The house was very neat and clean. Pretty roomy as well. Perfect for hiking. I would like to go back during winter season as i was told it snows in the area.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your positive experience at our cabin.

I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful weekend.
Looking forward to seeing you during the ski season.

All the Best,

James & Cay
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Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
Chatsworth, CA
4

SIERRA ZEN

  • 4 of 5
Great cabin! Roomy and well equipped. Owners are accommodating and helpful. The dining table was rather icky, but I see they have already replaced it! So it's now perfect and worth 5 stars. You won't be sorry if you stay here and enjoy all that Arnold has to offer.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pam, for taking the time to post your review.

Yes, the old dining table was sticky as we tried to restore the table top, but the stain did not dry so well. We decided to replace it with a custom-designed communal table with family and friends' gathering in mind.

Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again soon.

James & Cay
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Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
4

GREAT WEEKEDN GATEWAY

  • 4 of 5
Great weekend gateway
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park
"Hike, breath in pure mountain oxygen and stretch your leg muscles. "
Ironstone
"There are many, many wineries in Murphys. But since you are already in the area, visit their..."
Bear Valley Ski Resort
"Go biking or rock climbing! Bear Valley Ski Resort is not just a winter destination. Check o..."
White Pines Lake
"White Pines Lake, just 10-mins away from Sierra Zen, is a little gem of a lake, offering fis..."
Moaning Cavern Park
"Wanna explore a real cave? Visit Moaning Caverns in nearby Vallecito, CA. Go underground and..."
Car: necessary

Top 15 Things to Visit/Do in Arnold/Calaveras

1. Coming from the SF Bay Area and the East Bay, you will pass by Tracy, CA on 580 East. Check out the outlet stores.

2. In Manteca, stop by for snacks at the Nature’s Corner fruit stand on the right side of the Highway 120 road before turning left on the corner of Jack Tone Road. Aside from the sweet strawberries, the kids loved the huge bag of homemade kettle corn.

3. In Copperopolis, go for ice cream at Cruisers Ice Cream Parlor after refilling your gas tank. There is a nice, clean bathroom there as well as at the Snaps Coffeehouse and Wine Bar. The coffeehouse also has free internet access. They have lip-smacking yummy blended mochas and sandwiches. Beside the coffeehouse is an elegant home goods store called Copper Proper and across the square, Fancy Pans. Hungry? You’ll find a full service Italian restaurant and bar called Panini’s Italian Grill. We had Mother’s Day lunch there last year and it was lovely! Trivia: Most of the stores are owned by retirees from San Ramon, Ruby Hill, Pleasanton and Livermore. This is also a picture perfect location. The town square was patterned after the town in the Back to the Future movie.

4. Play golf at the elegant Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis.

5. In the town of Murphys, eat lunch or dinner at Grounds Restaurant or the Fireside Grill on downtown Main Street. Shop. Get coffee and baked goods at Aria bakery. Walk around and enjoy the quaint downtown. There is also a creek by the parking lot with picnic benches.

6. Go on an easy flat hike and see the thousands-old giant sequoias at the Big Trees State Park. Entrance fee per car is $6.00.

7. For the daring and fearless ones, go white water rafting at the North Fork Stanislaus River! A few days before your trip, schedule a shuttle pick up close to Big Trees State Park, 15 minutes away from the cabin. This shuttle will take you to the white water rafting spot.

8. Or….Pack lots of food for a picnic. (There’ s a Chinese resto, RoundTable Pizza, an 800-calorie-but-oh-so-worth-it Snickers mocha coffee shake at the Bistro Espresso internet cafe, or Big Trees Market grocery all within the same strip mall on Highway 4, close to the cabin.)

Drive about 20 minutes east on scenic highway 4/Ebbett’s Pass towards Bear Valley to Lake Alpine. Rent kayaks or enjoy the beautiful pristine lake. Ebbett’s Pass is closed off during the winter.

9. Wanna explore a real cave? Visit Moaning Caverns in nearby Vallecito, CA. Go underground and descend into the depth equal to the height of the Statue of Liberty on a safe, guided tour. The kids loved it. We’ve done the tour three times. Fun!

When done exploring the cave, go on a heart-thumping zip line ride outside. They also sometimes have a rock climbing wall for kids and big kids who are waiting around for their brave friends to be done with their zip line challenge.

10. Hike 2 miles from the parking spot off the road on Parrot’s Ferry Road in Angel’s Camp and visit the Natural Bridges. Wade in the stream at the mouth of a river cave.

12. Try antique-hunting in downtown of Angel’s Camp. Visit nearby New Lake Melones for fishing, a picnic and water sports. Count as many frog sculptures as you could find. Mark Twain wrote a piece on the “jumping frogs of Calaveras County.” This town adopted the frog as its mascot. They even have annual frog jumping races!

12. Drive to the old town of Sonora and go antique-hunting on Main Street. You will drive by the breathtaking Lake Tulloch on your way there.

13. Visit Columbia State Park, a town reminiscent of the 1800?s Gold Rush era with restaurants, museums, gold panning activities, etc. There is no entrance fee to the town. Check out the old fashioned Nelson’s Candy Kitchen, Brown’s Coffee House and Sweet Saloon for ice cream and Devon’s Bakery (yummy pecan bars and sticky buns!) Most 4th graders in CA go on a field trip here, and many often go back on their own with their families. You can ride a stagecoach, make your own colorful candle and visit an authentic one-room schoolhouse up the hill. And since you are in Gold Country, the kids would love to do gold panning at the Matelot Miner’s Supply for $6.00.

14. If you have relatives who like casinos, there’s something for them, too--Jackson Rancheria Casino.

15. Go biking or rock climbing! Bear Valley Ski Resort is not just a winter destination. Check out their summer activities, and info on trails.

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Arnold House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$259
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$289
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$4,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$239
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$269
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$4,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 21 2014 - Mar 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$269
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$299
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$1,800
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Spring
Mar 2 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$249
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$279
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$1,800
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$269
$1,800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 50
Property Damage Protection 49
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Amenities

Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra twin bed adjacent to the family room, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
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