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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If bringing a pet must fill out pet addendum, please request.
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 8
  • 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.


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Blue Lake Springs Chalet-Unique-Backyard - the National Forest
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Very pleasant

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 3 kids and absolutely loved it.snow was everywhere,we were happy to see the driveway was plowed and the walkway to the door was even shoveled before we arrived!(thank you!)when we walked in we felt right at home,wood was placed by the fireplace everything was beyond our expectations.the kids enjoyed sledding down the hill out front and playing in the loft.we didnt want to leave but unfortunately we had to.were definatley going to return here sooo relaxing and peaceful thank you very much!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay - we would love to have you back!
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San Jose California

Quiet quiet quiet

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfy beds. Quiet street in BLS. Defy want to come back again

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We'd love to have you back!
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Byron, Ca

Peacful and quiet!!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The cabin has the most relaxing back deck that has a wonderful view of the forest! Loved sitting out there in the morning listening and watching the birds and chipmunks. We brought a "baby" gate that worked perfect to block the stairs so we did not have to worry about our dog taking a stroll on his own. The kitchen had everything but a potato masher. I sure hope someone will have a chance to enjoy the chocolate ice cream I accidently left in the freezer. Another note is that there were no mosquitos!!!! We were thankful to have the air conditioning too as it was a warm weekend. Wonderful, relaxing few days! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best home and away house ever

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vacation rentals. This was the best equipped house we have stayed in. Made our vacation a very enjoyable stay. Plan to come back sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent at this cabin was wonderful! It was perfect for what we needed. The loft was bigger than I expected. The AC was great for our summer trip! It was a short drive to Calaveras Big Trees, which was the reason for our trip. Couldn't be happier!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • 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-


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.43
Pet Fee £37.22
Damage Deposit £186.08

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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