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Blue Lake Springs Chalet-Unique-Backyard - the National Forest

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Off the Beaten Path-our back yard the national forest. Inside /outside living – Outside on the wrap around decks perched above the forest your moment is shared with the wild life of the forest. Inside – soaring ceilings- an A frame- with windows that let the outside in, airy & open. The main level has open living areas the kitchen opens up to the dining area and the living room with a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has a door off to the deck and the dining area has a sliding door to the deck – the deck wraps around and has 2 additional eating areas with a gas bbq, the deck faces the forest and our home rests on its edge-which creates a unique location that is especially peaceful and serene. The main level has 2 bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with a queen size bed-windows that look out to the forest…there is an updated bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and a washer and dryer(no need to over pack- travel lightly…) The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances, dishes, pots and pans, microwave & utensils. Overlooking the livingroom and dining area is the loft – it has more play space, a little couch and chair with a half bath(1 queen size bed and 2 twins.) This is perfect for the kids to have their own space to play and create or read and relax- their time for separation and maybe yours too…but still an ear shot away. In the living room is a flat screen with a dvd player for movie time- 2 lazyboys, a rocking chair and comfortable couch. There is wall to wall carpet that makes is especially cozy and comfortable so those who don’t get a lazyboy can always grab a pillow and stretch out on the carpeting- child friendly(no hardwood floors fall on.) There are no granite counter tops or stainless steel appliances to scratch - just simple living that allows you to relax and not worry …It’s a place to retreat, create, play, rejuvenate and be…

The Blue Lake Springs Community Center is just 5 minutes – or less down the hill by car and shopping at Big Trees market is only 10 minutes or so, Big Trees national forest with some of the largest trees in the world is a 10-15 minute drive up hwy 4 and Bear Valley is 20-30 minutes up hwy 4 as well…it’s close to everything but feels so far away . We love climbing the hills behind the house into the national forest and taking long hikes on the cross country ski trails.

Let us unlock the doors so you can explore and find your own perfect adventure…

Keywords: Chalet with a loft and woodburning stove, wrap around decks that look out to the National Forest. Peaceful & restful- a place to retreat, rejuvenate, create and breath under the stars in the red woods.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Arnold in Alpine County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) 1 king size bed , Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen size beds , Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Backyard is the National Forest great for hiking. There is a woodburning fireplace and gas bbq - with 2 areas to sit and eat on the deck - one picnic table and another round eating table.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Blue Lake Springs Chalet-Unique-Backyard - the National Forest
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Great cabin

  • 4 of 5

This is a cute cabin. Only a few bad things. The one of the main roads when we got off of hwy 4 out. If we don't have GPS we would have been completely lost. It would have been nice to know that ahead of time, but it may have been a short notice road closure.

We fixed the kitchen light. The cabin had a lot of extra stuff in case things go out, that was nice.

The attic was cute with the three beds. Lots of space. The DVD player was broken, but there is a newer TV and it has a DVD player in the TV. The deck was so nice to be able to hang out and enjoy the quietness of the woods.

This place is perfect to get away from it all. It was so nice to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee and the quiet. And it snowed or last morning there. It was perfect area to play in the snow. The drive way is perfect for a snow sled and there was no traffic. Plus the snow plow came by before we needed to leave that day.

If there is one thing I would change is the dryer. My allergies were fine until I dried the sheets. Not sure if there is an airway to the outside for the dryer. If I new that I would have brought my allergy meds. It was our last morning there, so it didn't effect me that bad.

Over all it was a great stay! Thank you for letting us stay and enjoy the snow. It was the first time my husband and daughter saw snow fall.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun birthday weekend in the Chalet

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to have a fun getaway with my family for my birthday. I wasn't sure I could find a cabin since I had decided on doing the trip last minute. However, the owner's daughter was very pleasant to work with and helped me arrange things to make it possible. The chalet was more than adequate for my family of 5 that went on the trip and my little dog too. It was very comfortable and my dad even commented that he felt at home. The location feels quite private and there is a nice creek that runs behind the place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely want to come back. The entire process of renting the chalet was very smooth and our deposit was returned very quickly too. Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angelina so happy you had a nice time -we would love your family to come back😊
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Walnut Creek, CA

Lovely family cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is just great! Our family of 4 (kids ages 9 and 11 plus two parents) had a wonderful time. The cabin layout is convenient and the loft is a great getaway area for kids. The cabin has everything you need, but not more than you need. You can tell it has been well appreciated and cared for. There are convenient hooks on cabin walls for winter gear, and all the basic necessities are there. I appreciated that there were sheets, toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, etc. We tried to honor that spirit by replenishing items that we used in the kitchen (e.g. ketchup, salt). There are plenty of decent cooking utensils, bowls, pans, etc., in the kitchen. We didn't get the enjoy the deck much but it would be great in the summer. The only thing I would change is to not use scented items (carpet/air freshener, candles, decor). I am sensitive. I put the candles in a closed bedroom bureau, and after a day or so, I didn't notice the scent anymore. Lovely cabin - thank you for a wonderful winter getaway! We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Perfect retreat off the grid.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this warm home in the woods. Love the fact this is a perimeter property, and the national forest is your neighbor.

If your looking for a place of privacy and natures tranquility, look no further.

Will be back again, hopefully sooner than later.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the cabin! We had two couples and four kids total. The kids all got their own upstairs loft and we got our own rooms . It was perfect thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilroy, CA

Perfect mountain get away

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at the cabin. It was comfortable, cozy, and clean. Price was right. Plenty of blankets and towels. We had 2 families staying in the cabin, that included 3 teens, and there was plenty of room. Working with the owners worked out well. They responded quickly and accurately, including when retuning my deposit (which they did almost immediately).What I liked most was the privacy, as the cabin is on the edge of the development, backed by forest land instead of other cabins. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Bear Valley for Skiing, Big Trees Naional Forest, Blue Lake Springs Community Center with swimming, tennis, Golfing, Wine tasting, Murphy's and Angels Camp 20 minute ride-


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Arnold, California

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
cleaning fee £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £199
Tax Rate 6.0%

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