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Quaint & Fun Blue Lake Springs Vacation Cabin in Arnold, Ca

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

My Father built the Sopinski Cabin over 30 years ago where my family spent summers, winters & weekends during my growing up years. This wonderful place provided for my brother and me a childhood filled with fun, activity, sports & memories that my family would like to now share with you.

Our cabin is located on a level lot at a 4000 ft elevation in Arnold, CA. We are within minutes from Angel's Camp, Sonora, Murphy's & Bear Valley Ski Resort. With a wrap-around deck surrounded by pines, our cabin provides an ideal spot to enjoy all the Sierra's have to offer without the hassle of too much snow, traffic or isolation. We are walking distance to many activities and only a minute's drive to many more. Our cabin is ideal for families, pets & adults who wish to go, go, go or just relax on the deck. Whatever your vacation's needs, you can find them here at the Sopinski Cabin.

Thank you for your interest in our home and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

The Sopinski Family

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Property Manager
Amy Waterman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Amy Waterman

Hello, my name is Amy Waterman. My father, Ted Sopinski, built our cabin when my brother, Steve, and I were young. We have been spending time in Arnold since we were born and have made it a very important part of our lives. My mom & dad are retired and living in Sonoma County. My brother, Steve lives in Rocklin with his two sons & dog. My husband, Jeff, and I live in Santa Rosa with our daughter, two dogs, three cats, rat & fish. We visit our cabin whenever possible and hope you find it to be a magical place for your family too!

Amy Waterman purchased this house in 1980

Why Amy Waterman chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Before I was born, a salesman asked my father to come to Arnold in order to look at properties. He and his best friend from Lockheed drove up to Arnold with their wives and the salesman. After spending the weekend in Arnold, they knew this was a place they wanted to spend time. My father and his friend purchased a lot together & each bought thier own. They built a large cabin together for our two families where we spent every minute in Arnold we possibly could. After many years, our friends bought a business and moved up. We sold our joint cabin and my father then built the one we have today nearly 30 years ago. We still love Arnold & the surrounding area as much as the day we found it.

What makes this house unique

The most wonderful aspect to Arnold is its peacefulness. It truly feels like a vacation. When at our cabin, we feel as though we are worlds away from the busy, every day life of home. We love the diversity of the area and all it has to offer. The activities are perfect for our family...some of our favorites are hanging out at the pool in the summer time, visiting Columbia State Historic Park on a regular basis & sledding in the winter. Our most favorite activity, however, is relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine working on a puzzle or cross word with the most perfect weather & serenity.


Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bath w/shower/tub. 1 bath w/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Homeowner's Association with access to two swimming lakes, pool, tennis, exercise classes, bingo, dining, ping pong,outdoor movies, basketball, shuffle board, children's activities including crafts and story time, park, teen dances, basketball camp, adult swim, and much more is available to renters with a small daily fee. The cabin is only 20 minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort and Snow Park for downhill skiing, cross country, Alpine, sledding, snow-shoeing & snow-mobiling.


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Quaint & Fun Blue Lake Springs Vacation Cabin in Arnold, Ca
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Very cozy

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday time at the cabin. Very cozy and beautiful views of the trees from all the windows. All is as described. I would recommend it for a cozy, cute place to stay, great for kids, very comfy, the beds are great. Close to fun adventures in Columbia and we went sledding at Bear Valley. Walks in the neighborhood were awesome. Love that you provide linens and pets are welcome. My 9 year old son only recommends a basketball hoop in the driveway:)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! The neighborhood has so much to offer with the community center pool, lakes, fishing and so on. The area is full if great sights such as caverns, the giant sequoias, and lakes. Restaurants are great. Murphy's is right near buy for an easy day of wine tasting, shopping, and fine dining.

The cabin is all that and more. It had everything we needed and more. Plenty of room, the deck is huge, and the kitchen stove is awesome! Cant say enough about the place. I know we will be coming back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jason, I am pleased you and your family enjoyed our cabin. We would love to have you back for a winter experience. Kindly, Amy
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Come stay here!

  • 5 of 5

The Sopinski Cabin was beautifully taken care of, stocked with everything one could need, (including zip loc bags for leftovers!). We were very comfortable there, and it was a lovely place to come "home" to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, etc. The listing was accurate, the photos relect the rental, the property was very clean and well manages, the owner very helpful throughout the whole process, and we would definitely recommend to friends, and even return ourselves. We attended the County Fair complete with jumping frogs, visited caves, wineries, Big Trees State Park, all the small historic towns in the area and had some great onions rings at Snowhoe's Brewery!

Please come stay here, you won't be disapointed !!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ewa, for such a great review. We are so happy that our cabin felt like home to you and was a good "home base" for all the areas activities you took in. Thank you for your nice suggestions, we love to hear our renter's thoughts as we are always striving to improve our guest's stay. We hope to have you back. Kindly, Amy
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San Francisco, CA

The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Finding this property was a blessing. The cabin felt like home from the moment we walked in the door. Comfortable, quiet and equipped with everything you would need or expect to have for your time away. Our two small dogs loved it and the fenced in deck allowed us all to enjoy ourselves without worry. A great place to recharge, get creative, relax and be good to yourself. This cabin is very well managed and maintained and the entire experience couldn't have been made any easier for us. We will definitely stay again as it truly was the escape that our family needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael & Andrew~ Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We couldn't be happier that our cabin allowed you the same experience that we have come to love ourselves. Thank you, as well, for the darling terrarium...what a lovely gesture! We cannot wait to have you back. ~Amy
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San Anselmo, CA

Cozy, comfortable and convenient -- all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

This is our idea of a mountain cabin -- with a little bit of history, real wood paneling, a big fireplace, oversized leather furniture in the living room, a big deck and a great bbq. Amy and family have paid attention to all the little touches, and include linens, which most Blue Lake Springs rentals don't. We have been coming to the area for 18 years and this is one of the best cabins we've rented. Some people might like fancier/bigger/modern houses, but give us something with charm and warmth any day. Kitchen was well equipped and they even left a bottle of wine for us. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kate, for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back!
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  • 5 of 5

Labor Day weekend 2010. Great cabin, easy to find. Our family found the cabin clean, neat and prefect for all of us. We recommend it. Paula

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paula, for the nice review. We are happy you found the cabin to your liking and hope to have you back. ~Amy
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Spalunking...There are several natural caves and gold mines for tours & exploring. One offers a zip line open year round!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Major Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving) Rates: $200/night. Min. stay is 4 nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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