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5-Star Rated, renovated cabin with upscale amenities and A/C - Blue Lake Springs

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 139 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1500 square foot fully remodeled Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large private deck

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NOTE: Previous guests may contact us to book directly through our website to avoid paying the booking fees charged by this site. Just search your email or google for The Lazy Bear Lodge Blue Lake Springs.

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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, five-star reviewed, fully renovated Blue Lake Springs chalet. Close hiking, fishing, skiing and the famous Blue Lake Springs rec center. Enjoy three nearby lakes and abundant hiking trails or take a short drive to Big Trees state park. The Lazy Bear Lodge is your base camp for outdoor adventure.

Amenities:

* High-speed Internet with secure Wifi

* For Kids: Crib, High chair, pack-n-play, step-stools, night lights, books, toys, games.

* Central Heat/Air Conditioning & Wood Stove

* Large private deck with BBQ

* Fully remodeled and updated

* 65" 4K LED TV in front bedroom

* Flat Screen HD TV's with Satellite, Netflix, Amazon Video

* Sleeping accommodations for up to four adults and four kids

* Optional linen service available, otherwise guests provide their own sheets and towels.

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 Kitchenaid appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs.

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, 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.

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 Four (4) adults, Four (4) children.

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, Free Wifi

More Details

Owner
Karen and Mark Honer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Karen and Mark Honer

We live in Mountain View with our two children and have owned our cabin since 2008.

Karen and Mark Honer purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Karen and Mark Honer chose Gold Country / High Sierra

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.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is cozy with many high-tech upgrades such as flat panel TV's, USB chargers in kitchen and bedrooms, universal remotes for TV's and Air conditioning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Note: Guest booked and reviewed through Airbnb.



This was our first experience with airbnb and it was fantastic. the home was clean and well equipped. directions for how to operate everything was simple to follow. the email communication leading up to our trip was useful too. the home was gorgeous, nestled deep in the popular blue lake springs development. the home offered all the creature comforts, including comforts for the kids!



What Leila loved about your listing:

we loved the updated, comfortable home. everything was clean and well maintained. we also enjoyed the fully equipped wifi and tv/dvd feature. our boys loved the bunk beds and tv in their room. the patio furniture was comfortable and a great place to read in the morning and evenings
Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Jackson Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
JJ's Dive Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sequia Wood Golf Club
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Jamestown
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sequia Woods Country Club
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Lodge Lake
Car: necessary

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.

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.

Amenities

Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must read and sign rental agreement within 48 hours or booking will be cancelled.
  • Maximum occupancy is limited to eight (8) persons overnight; and ten (10) total persons during the day. No parties, gatherings or events allowed.
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed anywhere on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
  • Two bedrooms downstairs plus loft. Loft is set back but open to downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Netflix on-demand movies (free), DirecTV On-Demand Video (Free), Amazon Prime Video, Surround Sound system.

Reviews

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5

Fantastic cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the Lazy Bear Lodge with our three daughters and had a fabulous week. The cabin had everything we could have asked for. Air conditioning was a must during the hot summer and it worked very well. The kitchen is fully equipped, beds comfortable, plenty of toys for the kids and a lovely deck with comfy outdoor furniture. The bathrooms are spacious enough, clean and have good water pressure in the shower. We all enjoyed the streaming Netflix and Pandora as well. We spent time at the recreation center (a 5 minute drive), Big Trees Park, Murphys and Lake Alpine. Communication with the owners was excellent and they were quick to answer any questions prior to and during our stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional home in Arnold/Blue Lake Springs

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed several weekends during the 2015-2016 ski season and felt so at ease in Mark and Karen's lovely home. The Lazy Bear Lodge provides the comforts of home in a well stocked, smartly laid out retreat in the Sierras. The owners, Karen and Mark, are responsive and delightful to rent from. The place is a dream for families with children. Looking forward to being able to stay there in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful child friendly high end cabin in the woods with swimming lake and pool nearby

  • 5 of 5

Lazy Bear Lodge is the find of a lifetime for a family with an under five child. It is also a dream for Children from 6 and beyond. Children have age appropriate toys and games to choose from. The baby has a portacrib and a highchair as well as there being a safety gate for the stairs to the loft.

The lodge is open and airy for summer relaxation. The air conditioning was so great for a hot Sierra summer day. Silent and quick.

All the appliances are high end like new and the bathrooms are tile, fresh and clean. The beds are very comfortable including the bunk beds. My daughter slept in with her daughter and claimed her bed was better than mine.

There is a floor to loft window in the living area looking out on the woods which gives the whole house the feeling of being away from everything.

We 5 stayed at Lazy Bear for a week and never heard any neighbors. Just the Jay's and the wind in the pines. We cooked and played and never turned on the TV. Only the great wifi reception tempted the hooked in the family.

The hosts were impressive in their attention to detail, keeping us informed and suggesting activities. But between the deck, the swimming lakes, the crafts at the pool, the paper air planes off the back and the sleepy mountain air we were plenty occupied.

However at their strong suggestion we did drive up to Calavaras Big Trees. Amazing. The 5 yr old was as impressed and enchanted as the adults. We went twice!

To sum up. Reserve, put your money down, pack up just your personal items and go! There is a washer/dryer and a good grocery near by so don't bring the kitchen sink. All you need for a wonderful week in the Mts is your desire for safe family fun in the forest and a stay at Lazy Bear Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great rental for families with young children

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend at the cabin. Was the perfect set up for two families. Each family has a 4 and 7 year old, and the kids loved the bunk room, the amazing toy selection, and movie selection on Netflix and Amazon. As my 4 year old said, "This house has everything. Even a night light!"

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation Home for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 came to Lazy Bear Lodge for a winter getaway, and we didn't want to leave! The home was immaculately clean, beautiful remodeled, tastefully decorated, and extremely cozy. The owner, Mark, was extremely responsive and friendly. We absolutely cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday among the "big trees" at Lazy Bear Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lazy Bear Lodge was delightful. The house was perfect, with a huge expanse of windows looking out on "big trees" in the heart of the Sierras. We arrived to find a charmingly decorated home with a lit Christmas tree and firewood for cozy evenings together. As Christmas eve brought a foot of snow for our white Christmas, the kitchen had everything necessary for preparing our holiday feast. The rooms were spacious; the beds comfortable; and we had a family Christmas with our new grandchild that we will always remember!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are based on occupancy of four people (including children 0-18 years). Additional guests are $10/night each. Rentals seven nights and longer do not pay the weekend rate.

Optional Linen service available for $100, please notify us at time of booking if you would like linens provided.

Contact us for ski lease and discounts for longer-term rentals, and seasonal discounts.

We limit our occupancy to a maximum of four (4) adults and four (4) children. Please read the sample rental agreement prior to booking. A signed rental agreement must be received within 72 hours of booking or reservation will be cancelled at our discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund