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Luxurious 3-Level Pinewood Cabin Nestled in the Pines of the Sierras

Richard Nikoley

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Richard Nikoley

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Luxurious 3-Level Pinewood Cabin Nestled in the Pines of the Sierras

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Arnold Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Pine Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14)

We’re ready to share a little piece of paradise with you.

Be sure to check out the quick, 3-minute video tour of the cabin by clicking on the 'Video' tab. For many additional photos of the chalet in use and its history, click the link for 'more information' just below the rate card.

Relax and make our place yours for the length of time you wish to stay. And we’d like you to experience the holidays with your family and friends amongst the redwoods, attend weekend concerts at the local wineries, take a walk with your dogs up the hill right alongside, ski on the slopes of Bear Valley, visit some of the nearby caves, walk amongst the Sequoias at Big Trees State Park, and shop or wine taste in the quaint town of Murphys.

And when you return to this chalet in the woods, you can relax on the deck and look out into the forest, listen to the birds, have a glass of wine or hot cocoa, read a good book, or just sit in the quietude.

We want you to build lasting memories with your loved ones, including the four-legged ones, just as we have done over the years. Your chalet will sleep 12 people comfortably, enough for 2-3 families. Your group will certainly enjoy the deck in the warm weather for barbeques and for sitting around the gas fire pit during the cooler weather.

Cooking a meal in our well-equipped spacious hickory cabinet kitchen while listening to music from our Bose stereo system -- equipped with wireless music streaming from your iTunes library (or directly from your iPod or other device) -- will be another enjoyable activity for your large gathering. However, if you want to leave the cooking behind, there are several wonderful restaurants within a 2 mile radius. Snowshoe Brewery, Sarafina’s Italian Restaurant, Simply Delicious, and Susie’s Café are our favorites. You will not be disappointed.

We want your children to enjoy themselves as well, without the worries of accidents or mishaps. The lower level entertainment room serves this purpose well. It is equipped with board games, puzzles, xBox 360 with games, an ample DVD selection that can be watched on a large screen HDTV. This room also has 2 futons that convert into comfortable queen sized beds and there is floor space for sleeping bags -- a great choice for a kid slumber party!

And please, don’t be left behind due to unfinished work that needs to be done. You are equipped with wifi, printer, desk, and other office essentials. Your office in the Sierras is located in the loft area, so while you are at your desk, you can look out the window and enjoy the Redwood trees or listen to the birds. Nice!

We want your mountain getaway to be an experience that will stay with you for a long while, an experience that will bring you back again and again to revisit your favorite restaurant, to enjoy “your new piece of paradise” in a different season, to share with more of your loved ones.

Relax and enjoy.

Keywords: cabin, chalet, vacation home, clearstory, clerestory, getaway, mountain lodge, arnold, california, ski vacation, wine tasting

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Richard Nikoley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Richard Nikoley

My wife Beatrice and I finally married in 2001 at the age of 40 and 41, respectively, the first time for each of us. Beatrice is a school teacher and I'm a writer and entrepreneur.

She had a number of school teacher friends with vacation homes. most of them, in Arnold, CA. She set her sites on getting one and we finally did.

If you've looked at the supplemental photos at the added link provided then you will see that this cabin holds a special place in our lives and has a history. After a 1 1/2 year dispute with the seller, we finally acquired the property in early 2002 only to experience a fire only six weeks later. The rebuild took nearly two years.

We intend to do more international traveling in the years to come and so recently decided to begin sharing with others -- and their friends, families and pets -- the same wonderful experience we've had over the last 10 years.

Richard Nikoley purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Richard Nikoley chose Arnold

We live in the south of the San Francisco Bay Area and unlike places like Tahoe or Napa, Arnold is accessible in under a 3 hour drive. This makes a 2-night weekend truly doable.

What makes this cabin unique

We discovered over time all that there is to see and do here. Mostly, we like to just enjoy the cabin itself as it's designed for that, the nice Big Trees market being only five minutes away and we love to relax with drinks and cook, and we love to invite friends and family.

But there is so much to do. We can go up the mountain 20 minutes and enjoy Bear Valley, the High Sierra, numerous lakes and streams or, we can go down the mountain 15 minutes and enjoy the historic gold town of Murphys with its many antique shops and wine tasting rooms.

We can go to Sonora, Angels Camp, Columbia, or find a hiking trail. We can go to the actual vineyards. We can see top artists and groups from the 60s to present, entertaining at the Ironstone Vineyards amphitheater 15 minutes away in Murphys.

In the beginning we thought we were buying a getaway vacation home and in the end, discovered we've bought into a wonderful package that has only gotten better and better over the years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for all your help. We enjoyed our stay in the house and loved it to bits. We will definitely want to rent it again for the future as we are regular visitors to BV resort. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for letting us rent the house and compliment you for keeping the house so clean and well stocked that it made our stay even more pleasant. The kids absolutely loved the game room with the XBOX and tons of board games. The adults loved the whole ambiance...
Mar 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 68 traveler reviews

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Luxurious 3-Level Pinewood Cabin Nestled in the Pines of the Sierras
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 70 reviews
5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great set up, especially for multi-family gatherings. The house is well appointed, with thoughtful touches. Great for kids.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

This cabin always exceeds our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third and definately not our last stay at Richards cabin. It is the ideal getaway venue for the following reasons, not in particular order:

1. Richard is a breeze and a delight to do business with in every way - easy going, professional, communicative, helpful, thorough, kind.

2. The space has everything needed for a multiple family gathering - beds, linens, open floor plan, flat driveway, games, coziness, fully stocked kitchen, great location close to downtown, easy drive to big trees and bv, great music system, outdoor space from deck to fire pit to woods to explore.

3. Price is unbeatable for what you get.

4. Ease of interaction and the process - from getting in to the cabin to check out, it's a breeze with Richard.

We had 5 families and 14 folks total and it was spacious enough for all of us. We had group meals, and game time and smores outside and night walks under the stars. We love coming to Richards and will be back again and again. As one family said, can we book this every year until eternity? I'm not sure VRBO is set up for that but you get the sentiment. Rent this space!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous Family Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying here!! We had six adults and 5 children, each person had a comfy bed and our own space to spread out and relax. It was pouring rain this weekend, but we had no problem enjoying the area. We did Mercer Caverns and hiked at Calaveras Big Trees. We had hot chocolate and built puzzles by the fire. Thanks for opening your home to others. It was the perfect space for our family to get away!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area, CA
5

Getaway weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything and more. Came to enjoy a snow weekend with some friends and we had a blast! 30 mins from Bear Valley Ski Resort and minutes away from great food and nature hikes! Rich made the reservation process easy and I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
winton ca
5

vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Me and da family we had a blast in dis cabin it has everything we we're dere for 3 nights 4 days it was nice

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Menlo Park, CA
5

Skiing holiday with kids

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 families rented this place for a 2 night stay. We found the place well stocked and had a great time there. The heating system worked really well and the cozy fireplace area was a delight to relax next to.

A special thanks to Richard for going out of his way to return a down jacket that we forgot at the cabin. A few hours after we sent him an email, he hand delivered it our friend's home in the bay area!! It was very smooth dealing with him and I highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a vacation near Bear Valley.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Snowshoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sequoia Woods Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Simply Delicious Cafe
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bear Valley Ski
Car: necessary

Much Wine Tasting, Ironstone Concert Venue, Hiking, Gold Country Tours & Museums, The Town of Murphys, Antique Shops, Sonora California, Columbia California

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Arnold Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
Christmas Day
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Cleaning $100.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes - Be sure and check the many 5-star reviews, and the short video tour.

- There is a 3-night minimum stay when a holiday is involved, as well as a per-stay surcharge for holidays that ranges from $50 for the minor ones, up to $100 for Christmas, New Years, July 4th, and Thanksgiving. Please inquire for specifics.

- Prior to actual confirmation and booking, prices, terms and conditions are subject to change

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) main level guest bedroom and lower level guest room; and two queen size futons in lower level entertainment room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one in the loft and one on the main level
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gas Fire Pit, Hiking Trail, Cabin situated in a cul-de-sac, Picnic Table on the Deck, Library of many interesting books including Time/Life styled photo books

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