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Spacious 5 BR Mountain Home For Large Families Or Groups

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 241 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Family-friendly house comfortably sleeps 14

Located in the Big Trees area, this Arnold/Dorrington house comfortably sleeps 14. There are 4 downstairs bedrooms, all with a queen bed (rooms are all equal sized) plus a 5th bedroom in the loft with 2 queen beds and 2 twins (bunk bed style). Stocked with fun games (upstairs loft area with Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball) for the kids and a large common area downstairs, you can host a large group without feeling cramped. In the winter, this is the closest stop to Bear Valley and in the summer, you're minutes away from the Stanislaus River and Big Trees State Park and a short drive to Murphys (wine tasting, caving and more). We have a welcome book at the cabin highlighting activities in the area, as well as some fun ideas for in the cabin. Hope you enjoy your stay! (For families, this house has been 'baby-proofed' with safety gates, high chairs (x2), toys and pack-n-play (x2) available).


Owner
Ben Studer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Ben Studer

We wanted a house up in the mountains to bring our family to over the years. We're excited about hosting friends and family and making lots of memories!

Ben Studer purchased this house in 2013

Why Ben Studer chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We love the layout of this house, although we spend most of the time on the back deck in the summer. While it's right off the highway, it feels secluded (and there's no road noise) and provides a great spot close to skiing, Stanislaus River and all kinds of activities

What makes this house unique

Lots of room! 4 equal sized bedrooms (so no fighting over who gets which one) as well as a loft bedroom upstairs with two queen beds and two twin loft beds

Amenities

Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Downstairs #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bear Room - 1 queen
    Moose Room - 1 queen
    Fish Room - 1 queen
    Deer Room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Loft Room - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds, each with queens on bottom, twins on top.
  • All the bedrooms on the bottom floor are equal size (about 13x13) with a queen bed, dresser, and good sized closets
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Palo Alto CA
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three families, there were bed for everybody and even comfortable sofas to nap during the day. It was really easy to get to the house even when darK. The kitchen had all we needed and more! Toys for the kids and snow to play outside. I would really recommend it! Owner was very nice and let us check in early and check out late since the house was empty.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cabin, great owner!

  • 5 of 5

We visited during the winter with a group of 12 (6 adults and 6 kids) and had a wonderful time! The cabin is perfect for a large group- plenty of space for everyone and the kids LOVED the upstairs playroom. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need. The cabin is conveniently located off highway 4 and plenty of driveway space for our 3 SUVs. Finally, the owner is absolutely wonderful! Full of great tips, very responsive and accommodating. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, open and spacious. Great for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Was everything the description and pictures said it was. Well stocked and clean. Stayed in the entire time and never felt cramped with multiple couples. Will definately go back and recommend to anyone. Well stocked for kids which was excellent as we had with us a 1 and 3 year old.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, CA
5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group and the cabin was perfect. Very easy to communicate with owner through email. Lots of stuff for kids to do! Short walk to a sledding hill. Wonderful burgers at The Lube Room. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great time with relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The mountain home is a beautiful home to get away and relax. It more than easily accommodated our group of 8 adults and 7 kids. Plenty of family games and toys for the little ones. We played ping pong the whole weekend. We didn't realize how close it was to Calaveras SP where we walked amongst the giant sequoia trees. We cooked a lot of meals and the kitchen was well stocked and made it very easy to prepare food. Ben made the experience easy and is very responsive to any requests we had. Thank you for providing such a wonderful home! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Alpine Mountain Lodge. It was nice and clean and well stocked. There were a lots of toys for kids to play, lots of story books, lego, etc, which kept them well occupied. Adults also had lots of games to play (table tennis, foosball, UNO, card games etc), that we hardly stepped out of the vacation rental while we were there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Even the smallest details were nicely labelled, which we found very helpful. And I find this rental very reasonably priced. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,800
$2,500
 
 
4th of July
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$4,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,800
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,800
$3,000
 
 
Christmas & NYE
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
$1,800
$4,000
 
 
MLK 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,800
$3,000
 
 
Presidents Day 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,000
$3,500
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,000
$3,000
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$3,000
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,800
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,800
$3,000
 
 
Christmas & NYE 2018
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
$1,800
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (includes "warm up" service in winter) $150
Linens/Towels (Optional) $150
Tax Rate 8.5%

Rental rates do not included $150 for cleaning fees. Let us know if you have any special requests for pricing or dates and we'll be as flexible as possible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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