Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Lakeside Cottage-Blue Lake Springs, across street from Fly In Lake w/outdoor spa

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4), outdoor spa and large deck

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 (shower only) cabin sleeps a family of four comfortably. The kids room has a bunk bed with 2 full size beds. The master bedroom has a Queen 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.


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.

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 include:

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. Outdoor dining table along with lounge chairs and outdoor coffee table.

Outdoor Spa

Large Trex deck


Wireless internet access

Wireless Bluetooth Boombox

Deck lounge chairs

Outdoor dining nook with umbrella (available during the spring/summer only)

Walking distance to Sequoia Woods Golf Course

Call or email for more info.

Peak season Regular rates - $195/nt - (Jun- Sept)

Off season rates - $150/night - (Oct-May)

Holiday rates - $225/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.

No pets allowed at the property. Any evidence of pets will result in an additional $250 fee

Keywords: ski cottage, cabin, lake, mountain,

More Details

Scott C. Munos
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Scott C. Munos

I'm a white collar professional , father of two who loves to travel both for work and pleasure. I use VRBO extensively, as both a traveler and a host. I pride myself on taking very good care of my property, and also ensuring that I am available to my guests anytime they need me.

I survey all of my guests, in an effort to not only ensure that I understand what they enjoyed most about their visit, but also how I can improve their experience at the cottage.

Scott C. Munos purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Scott C. Munos chose Arnold

I purchased the Lakeside Cottage in 2006. Over the years, I've tried to give the place the feel of a secluded, tahoe style lodge.

I have several guests who return every year, from as far away as Spain. I try to continually improve the Cottage so as to ensure a great experience for my guests.

There is no other property in the area that can match the view, ambiance and secluded nature of the Lakeside Cottage.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

The Outdoor deck furniture provides for a great view of the surrounding scenery and gorgeous sunsets!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was great and just what we were looking for!
Oct 2010
  • 1 of 4


Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 2 double , bunk bed with Double mattresses in guest room
  • (1) Queen size bed, Bunk Beds (1) Kids bunk beds with 2 double mattresses. Plenty of kids toys for the little ones to play with.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Large Trex deck with covered breakfast nook overlooking Fly In Lake.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

73% Complete
18% Complete
5% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
Lakeside Cottage-Blue Lake Springs, across street from Fly In Lake w/outdoor spa
average rating of 4.631579 based on 42 reviews
San Francisco

Quaint Cabin in Arnold

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was a perfect way to spend New Years. We had some great peaceful evenings enjoying the tranquility of Arnold in the hot tub out on the deck. The fireplace ensured that we had the full "cabin in the woods" experience. I enjoyed chopping wood from the stocked shed to keep our fire going. Even though the cabin was a bit smaller than we originally thought, it's size made it easy to keep the place nice and warm. We used the bluetooth speaker extensively, it was a really nice touch. Cooking was a little tricky as some of the text on the stove knobs were illegible from use. Other than that, it was a great place to spend a few days away from the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Darling rustic cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

What a darling cabin in the woods. Every need has been thought of by the owners and the peace and quiet is wonderful. Beautiful family get away! Only catch for late fall, the lake is empty. Didn’t take away from our fun though.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Peace & Happiness

  • 5 of 5

An amazing cabin in the woods. Clean & comfortable! We felt like we were the only ones out here as many of the other cabins around us were empty! Hot tub was awesome! Had a little issues with it but text Scott he got right back to us and it was up and running in about an hour. Also had 3 cute visitors at about 2:30 am - found 2 little bears trying to get into the hot tub and another just rolling around on the deck! Thanks for a cute little show! If you need to escape city life and enjoy fresh air & peace of mind - this is the place! We will be booking again will not be able to stay away from this little gem! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We had a great time, despite the heat.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was just as described, and suited us well. The heat was unusual, so our daughters ended up sleeping in the living room. During the day, we had plenty of fun places to go and beat the heat. And the deck was lovely in the mornings and evenings, which was what sold us on this cabin in the first place. The only real issue we had was the driveway. We almost thought we weren't going to be able to get over the hump in our front-wheel drive sedan. The only way we finally did it was to pull into the parking spot of the neighboring cabin and then back up the hill. If someone had been parked there, we would have been out of luck. So even in the summertime, an all-wheel drive SUV is your best bet.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Location was wonderful and we had a lot of fun. Many hikes, wine tasting in Murphys and lots of wildlife including a river otter in the lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great getaway for family

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay over memorial day

Access to swim and float in Flyin lake a nice bonus

Cabin was very clean inside

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
Moaning Cavern
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Sequoia Woods Country Club
Snowshoe Brewing Co
White Pines Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sequioa Woods Country Club
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sequioa Woods Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sarafina's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Bear Valley
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Nightly rates for the holidays (Christmas, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving) are $225.
$50 cancellation processing fee applies for all cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties