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Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!

Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 25, 2014
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Escape to the Sierras for a relaxing mountain getaway with family and friends. You’ll find all the comforts of home and more in this luxurious, fully renovated Blue Lake Springs chalet. We offer online booking through VRBO. Get the convenience of online booking with the assurance of a local caretaker.

Amenities:

This fully equipped cabin has WiFi, Satellite TV, Netflix, Amazon video and plenty of toys, games and puzzles to keep you and your family entertained. The central forced air heat and a wood stove will keep you comfortable in winter months; and air conditioning will cool you down in the summer months. The over-sized private deck has a gas BBQ and plenty of outdoor seating. All of our porches, decks and railings have been rebuilt to 2010 standards to keep your little ones safe.

The Lazy Bear Lodge has been completely renovated with all new fixtures, flooring, windows, cabinets, appliances, furnace, water heater, and beds to create a light, bright and airy space. This cabin offers great mountain style along with modern conveniences including a fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms, quality furnishings, and all stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances. Our kitchen has high-end features such as pull out shelving, quiet close drawers and cabinet doors, a large farm sink, Silestone counter tops, a tile mosaic back splash and hand scraped hardwood floors. The stove features a glass cooktop, a convection oven and a warming drawer. The refrigerator features cold filtered water and an icemaker. The powerful microwave oven doubles as a convection oven for all your baking needs. The kitchen is fully equipped with a food processor, coffee maker, blenders and plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils.

The great room features soaring ceilings, a wood stove with a tall rock hearth, and a beautiful set of wood windows for a grand view of the forest. Cabin has a high-capacity front-loading washer and dryer for your convenience. Both bathrooms were recently remodeled and include heated fog-less mirrors, ultra-quiet vent fans, and heated towel bars.

The Lazy Bear Lodge is equipped with High-Speed Cable Internet with WiFi and has an Ethernet connection in the kitchen as well. Our Wifi is secured with a login page to prevent neighbors from slowing down the connection. Telephone service with local and long distance calling anywhere in the US.

Accommodations:

We are ideally set up for families with children. For sleeping accommodations, there are two downstairs bedrooms and a loft. The front bedroom and loft are equipped with premium California King pillow-top beds. The back bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. A full sized folding crib and Pack-n-play are provided for the little ones. All beds have waterproof mattress and pillow covers.

Kid Stuff:

The cabin is outfitted with all the important baby/kid items including a full size folding crib, bed rails, portable high chair/booster seat, Pack n’ Play sleeper, baby gate, and kid-friendly toys, books, games, dishware, silverware, and cups. All tubs and showers have been upgraded with temperature control valves to prevent scalding.

Entertainment:

Entertainment options include three flat panel HDTV’s. All TV’s have Roku streaming media devices with Netflix, Amazon Prime video and many other streaming channels.

The Family room has a 1080P Flat Panel HDTV with Blu-ray Disc, DirecTV with DVR, and Surround Sound. Home Automation system with menu driven remote allows for easy control of all audio/video functions. The bunkroom also has a DVD/VCR, and a library of DVD videos.

There are plenty of board games, books, puzzles, DVD movies and toys to keep the kids entertained. We have all the classics from Monopoly, Bingo, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Scrabble, Cranium, Pictionary, Racko and many more. Upstairs you will find a small library that includes many novels and cookbooks.

Attractions:

Situated on a quiet street in the highly desirable Blue Lake Springs area, you can expect summertime fun at Snowflake Lodge recreation facilities from Memorial Day through Labor Day (guest fees apply). The recreation facilities include the Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, a large heated pool and kiddie pool, snack bar, playground two private lakes as well as tennis, volleyball, Ping-Pong, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball, Frisbee golf and outdoor movies on summer evenings.

Blue Lake Springs Recreation Facilities Guest Fees (2014):

Individual - $8 daily, $45 weekly

Family - $25 daily, $125 weekly

Arnold is centrally located on the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway for easy access to skiing, snowboarding and sledding in the winter. We are located near Bear Valley Ski Resort, which is a fabulous less crowded alternative to the Tahoe resorts, and a much easier drive.

For the adventurous there are many outdoor activities to enjoy including hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. See huge sequoia redwoods at Big Trees Sate Park or visit Moaning Caverns to explore underground caves, try a thrilling zip line or go panning for gold. Practice your golf game at one of the challenging local courses. There are also many charming shops and fabulous restaurants and wine tasting rooms in downtown Murphys.

The cabin is situated just 10 min from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Stanislaus National Forest, 15 minutes from the historic gold rush towns of Murphys and Angels Camp, and 30 minutes from the historic gold rush town of Columbia.

What to Bring:

Guests will need to bring California King and twin size sheets and bath towels. Optional linen and towel service is available for a $100 fee. All beds have pillows, blankets and comforters.

Policies:

No smoking, no pets or animals, Maximum occupancy of Eight (8) persons.

Keywords: lodge, cabin, chalet, Blue Lake Springs, Arnold, Bear Valley, ski, snowboarding, Big Trees, Sierra, mountain getaway, snow, retreat, Murphys, Calaveras County, wine country, baby friendly, kid friendly, pet free, animal free

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We enjoy staying in our cabin with our 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter. Our cabin is child friendly, very cozy and relaxing.

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Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p250297vb
+1 -(650) 479-4350
Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
Burlingame
5

Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5
My family, including 3 young adult daughters, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge. Yes, there are games and all other kinds of fun things for little children but it is so comfortable for older children as well. The deck is absolutely the best part of the cabin. It is never directly in the sun so it is accessible for morning coffee and afternoon wine or cocktails. Fabulous kitchen as well with anything extra you may need. We will be coming back again!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p250297vb
+1 -(650) 479-4350
Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
Orinda, CA
5

Fantastic cabin

  • 5 of 5
My kids and I had an amazing time staying staying in Lazy Bear Lodge. The cabin was beautiful and clean, all the necessary directions were clearly laid out for us, and the communication with the hosts was easy and prompt. We loved the deck and the kitchen, and my kids loved that there were toys for them, and a tire swing. Having spent many many summers in Blue Lake, I can say this one was my favorite!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p250297vb
+1 -(650) 479-4350
Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
5

Wonderful retreat in the woods!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful cabin and amazing hosts! The cabin was a perfect family retreat - our boys loved the bunk beds, the toys, the board games, the swing under the house... The hosts were amazingly attentive and helpful with our little nuances. Beautiful location, far enough away from the lake to not hear the noise, but an easy drive to everything you'd want to do. Can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p250297vb
+1 -(650) 479-4350
Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
san francisco ca
5

Gorgeous cabin

  • 5 of 5
My family spent the week at this great cabin. It's very nicely renovated with awesome wifi updates. The location was perfect. Blue Lake Springs / Snowflake Lodge were super fun. We went every day, often to swim after hiking and boating the surrounding Forests and lakes. We felt lucky to be there. Bravo to Karen and Mark, and to the folks who run Snowflake Lodge.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p250297vb
+1 -(650) 479-4350
Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
Bay Area`
5

Loved your "Home"!

Loved your "Home"!
  • 5 of 5
Our triplet boys loved the "Lazy Bear Lodge" so much that they begged us to buy it so that we could always come back here. The house is set up as a home & not like your normal rental. Everything is set up to welcome you and make your stay relaxing and easy. The outside deck has a lovely gathering area with couches which enabled us to have wonderful family chats while looking at the stars. Our kiddos also loved the swing that hangs underneath the house.

We spent most of our time at Fly in Lake within the BLS property as it was less crowded and it turns out that we did not need/desire the BLS pool/tennis facilities as the lake was all the kids could talk about. They met many new friends at the lake.

We also went to Columbia State Park to pan for Gold and see the historical buildings. It is about 30 minutes away and well worth it for anyone with kids old enough to know about the Gold Rush and pan for Gold. We had a hard time getting the kids to leave the gold pan area as they were sure they were going to strike it rich. 8-)

The owner was also very helpful in answering our pre-trip questions quickly.

Our group included 3 adults and 4 kids (ages 10 & 11)
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Renovated Cabin in Blue Lake - Perfect for Families, Wifi, AC, Gorgeous!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p250297vb
+1 -(650) 479-4350
Arnold Gold Country / High Sierra
5

Excellent Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four (two children under the age of 7) very much enjoyed our stay at the "Lazy Bear Lodge". The cabin must have recently undergone a tasteful, clean remodel, yet it still maintained a cozy, cabin-in-the-woods feel (bear decor, wood burning stove, etc). All necessary modern amenities were available (wi-fi, streaming media, etc) and it was perfectly laid-out for a family with young children, including a room with two bunk beds. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Location

From the Owner

Blue Lake Springs is like Tahoe was 30+ years ago. It's only a 3 hour drive from the Bay Area but it seems like it's a world away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Columbia Airport at 16 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sequoia Woods country Club at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Sequoia Woods at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Jamestown at 38 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 4 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sequoia Woods Country Club at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Bear Valley Ski Are at 25 Miles Nearest Beach : Snowflake Lodge at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Arnold is centrally located on the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway for easy access to skiing, snowboarding and sledding in the winter. We are located near Bear Valley Ski Resort, which is a fabulous less crowded alternative to the Tahoe resorts, and a much easier drive.

For the adventurous there are many outdoor activities to enjoy including hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. See huge sequoia redwoods at Big Trees Sate Park or visit Moaning Caverns to explore underground caves, try a thrilling zip line or go panning for gold. Practice your golf game at one of the challenging local courses. There are also many charming shops and fabulous restaurants and wine tasting rooms in downtown Murphys.

The cabin is situated just 10 min from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Stanislaus National Forest, 15 minutes from the historic gold rush towns of Murphys and Angels Camp, and 30 minutes from the historic gold rush town of Columbia.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$260
From
$280
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter Break
Feb 9 2015 - Feb 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 23 2015 - Mar 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat
 
 
Ski Season
Mar 9 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
4th of July
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$260
From
$280
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Cleaning Service $100

We keep our rates simple and easy to understand with no hidden charges, processing fees or tax. Rentals seven nights and longer do not pay the weekend rate. Contact us for ski lease and long-term summer rental rates.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

Situated on a quiet street in the highly desirable Blue Lake Springs area, you can expect summertime fun at Snowflake Lodge recreation facilities from Memorial Day through Labor Day (guest fees apply). The recreation facilities include the Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, a large heated pool and kiddie pool, snack bar, playground two private lakes as well as tennis, volleyball, Ping-Pong, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball, Frisbee golf and outdoor movies on summer evenings.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled with new fixtures and cabinets and feature temperature control valves in showers and tubs. Bathrooms feature heated fog free mirrors and heated towel bars. Panasonic quiet fan/heater/light/nightlights.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
  • We are ideally set up for families with children. For sleeping accommodations, there are two downstairs bedrooms and a loft. The front bedroom and loft are equipped with premium California King pillow-top beds. The back bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. A full sized folding crib and Pack-n-play are provided for the little ones (Please bring crib sheets if planning to use crib). All beds have waterproof mattress and pillow covers.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Netflix on-demand movies (free), DirecTV On-Demand Video (Free), Amazon Prime Video, Surround Sound system.
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