Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815


Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (sleeps 10-12)

We are so excited to share this wonderful cabin as a vacation rental that we recently purchased. Our cabin is ideal for family and friends OR a cozy romantic get-a-way. We have had our eye on it for years! (We love it and know this location well because our personal family cabin is located on the property next to it and has been in our family since the mid 70's.) This vacation rental is located in Arnold's private Lake Mont Pines, and is only an easy three minute walk down to the lake-side beach and association Club House.

This smart mid-size cabin floor plan was a winning combination for us (1600 square feet). There is the ability to sleep 11 to 12 guests while giving a little separate privacy for more than one family.

1 king size (Master-lower level)

Upper Level

2 queen size beds

5 twin beds

1 full size pull out sofa bed


An easy access driveway (NOT STEEP) for unpacking and parking is a real plus especially when it snows! Parking can accommodate 4 vehicles and/or boat.

Entering the cabin you will find a warm open floor plan, including: living room, kitchen and dinning area. Inviting you to relax after a long day with comfortable seating where you may put your feet up, socialize, eat, drink, and be merry.

The living room has a large comfortable leather sofa, love seat, and recliner making that time for those 'ski and fish stories,' and a place to watch TV programs.

The kitchen is equipped to make cooking efficient, easy and chef friendly. The large pantry/laundry room provides plenty of space for groceries or that Costco overflow.

- Dinning area and expandable table seats 8 plus

- A spacious Deck is attached to make entertaining and guarding the food on the BBQ convenient.

- Spacious Master Bedroom (first level) has a king size bed with a large closet and storage.

- Full size bathroom has plenty of room with shower/tub.


Walk upstairs and immediately find yourself in the loft 'game area' furnished with Sofa/Sleeper, Love Seat, TV for DVD's or for your video game hook-ups, and fooseball table .

Two large bedrooms, separated by the loft gives added privacy.

The second full bathroom (with shower/tub) is centralized upstairs making it easy to share.


This area offers so much to do. Arnold is centrally located between Bear Valley, local lakes and rivers, and two National Parks. It is one of the reasons we chose to purchase this second cabin. Skiing and Snowboarding at Bear Valley has been a wonderful part of our lives and then there are summers at the lake. We 'know' where to fish, shop, and visit historical gold rush towns like Murphy's and Columbia. Ironstone Winery offers a great concert venue with billboard artists and bands(Check out their website for concerts!) Nothing is better than listening to your favorite artist under the stars and breath taking views. New Melones Reservoir is a 30 minute drive for water sports and sport fishing. Also white water rafting trips and kayaking, cycling events and Moaning caverns are all nearby. Of course we have 'our' other fantastic spots but we can talk about those later! We have years of personal first hand knowledge and have had many adventures!

So bring your skis, bikes, books, kayak, boat to a great place to relax at day's end.

Summers at Lakemont Pines sandy beach are wonderful! Offering the security of Lifeguards, a Snack Shack, Paddle Boats, Basket Ball, Table Tennis, Volley Ball, Shuffle Board, Play Ground Equipment and a rental shack for equipment.

About our No Pet Rule... We love dogs and cats, however, family members have asthma and have severe dog and cat allergies.







More Details

Brian and Christine Allen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Brian and Christine Allen

OUR FIRST CABIN: I have been coming up to Arnold since 1977. My Uncle and Aunt built the cabin next door. When Christine and I started a family, we spent almost every summer on the lake or down on the river fishing or skiing. Winters... 'Bear Valley' where our children learned to ski and then snow board. They took lessons starting at the age of 2 and 4 at the Bear Valley Ski School. Our family had a great experiences with the instructors and the program. When my Uncle and Aunt decided to sell their cabin we stretched ourselves so that would could buy 'our little peace of heaven - our first 'Treehouse'. Our children are now adults and we are looking forward to spending time with our grandchildren when the day comes.

Brian and Christine Allen purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Brian and Christine Allen chose Arnold

OUR SECOND CABIN: After many years(decades) of enjoying our cabin we had the chance to buy the cabin next door. Our close friends had to sell their home away from home. We had always told them that if they were to sell, we would like to have the first opportunity to buy that cabin. We have always thought it was a smart floor plan and capable of sleeping many people. Our dream has now become our reality. Lakemont has always been our little peace of heaven. So our second cabin(side-by-side) is a new Vacation Rental...we call it Lakemont Pines Treehouse. For many years this place offered a 'vacation' where my wife could actually 'relax' a little and enjoy quality time with her favorite people. It turned into a joke that people would almost always extend their vacation and stay a little longer. It is a great area to spend time.

What makes this cabin unique

It has always felt like an easy driving time from the Bay Area, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours and we are there.(About the time you are tired of being in the car... you have reached your destination). At 4200 feet we are at what I call the snow line. We do get snow from time to time, from dustings to about a foot. Our roads stay plowed which make getting in and out of Lakemont very easy most of the time. When we do get snow, the children spend most of the day outside. In the summer, the weather is perfect, warm days and cool nights. The walk down to our lakeside is a short walk down the road (about a 3 minute walk). As our children got older they had the freedom to run down to the lake or run back up to the cabin....yes we didn't always have to drive!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1st Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2nd level - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Second Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Second Level
  • Bedrooms are spacious and do not have adjoining walls which give added privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check-in 3:00PM Check-out 11:00AM


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

89% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
Sacramento, California

Great place for such a reasonable price

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days at the cabin, and really enjoyed ourselves. We were a party of 10, and never once felt crowded. Location is great, very close to Big Trees. Only wish it would have been hotter during our stay to enjoy the lake a little more, it is really nice and close enough that we would let the kids walk by themselves (pre teens). Owner was also great and let us check out a little later, would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect cabin for family ski geteway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Brian and Christines cabin! Our family of 4 was more than comfortable and next time we plan to bring our friends or family with us.

The cabin is well equipped with blankets, towels, linens and beds for that matter! The kitchen and cooking utensils were easy to navigate and the large kitchen table perfect for dinner or board games.

We ended some nights watching a movie on Netflix which the kids loved having access to! The family room was very comfortable to relax in after a long day of skiing.

Skiing at Bear was amazing. We had great snow yet the roads are well maintained so the drive there was an easy one. The new 6 person chair lift is super fast and the ski resort couldn't be more family focused.

We will definitely be returning!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great, comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 people, very comfortable accommodations. Great communication with owner.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Enjoyed our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and well equipped cabin. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. There are plenty of beds for a large family or group and best of all bed linens and towels are provided. I don't think prospective renters realize what a bonus this is. Having to pack sheets & blankets for 8 beds is way too much of a hassle for me!!! My grandkids loved "the kid's living room" upstairs. It was very warm the week we stayed....the owners have provided plenty of fans and there are two ceiling fans upstairs. We brought a few of our own fans so we all slept comfortably. Brian (owner) was very easy to reach and always willing to answer any questions we had. I highly recommend this cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

June visit

  • 4 of 5

Always love a summer visit to Lakemont Pines. Walking distance to the beach. Initial trouble with garbage pickup. Would recommend some work on the window and sliding door screens. We had everything we needed in the kitchen for easy meal prep. Great laundry area.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place to stay in Lakemont Pines

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Brian's cabin and we find this house very comfortable, close to the lake, quiet, and well appointed.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Snowshoe Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Forest Meadows Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Snowshoe Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Bear Valley
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located in the Lakemont development in Arnold California. Lakemont has a private 5 acre lake that provides swimming, fishing, club house, and other activities. It has a sandy beach, life guards, snack shack, and paddle boats. We are .3 miles from Big Trees market, Round Table Pizza, Subway, and other stores. Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Mobiling at Bear Valley is only 30 miles away. New Melones lake is just 20 miles away and provides excellent fishing, house boating, and skiing. The town of Murphys is a step into the old west and offers shopping, wine tasting, and concert venues at Ironstone Winery. Other activities available are hiking at Big Trees National Park and is home to some of the tallest trees in the world, white water rafting on the Stanislaus River, mountain biking, and just relaxing and enjoying the clean mountain air.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Arnold, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42
Property Damage Protection £44.92
cleaning £95.18

Refundable security deposit $300.00
$125.00 cleaning fee
Cleaning fee waived if rented 7 or more days
Full Payment due 30 days prior to check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question