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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Situated in the heart of Blue Lake Springs, the Brady Family Cabin awaits you!

This beautifully remodeled Swiss Chalet-style cabin has everything you need to make your next family vacation the best ever! Imagine putting the younger kids to bed upstairs, letting the older kids play pool and watch movies in the rec room, while you enjoy hours of UNINTERRUPTED conversation with family and friends. It actually happens. Here.

Our family has owned this property since 1971. Three generations of Bradys have created life-long memories here, and it would be our privilege to have you and your family as our next guests! The upstairs floor has two bedrooms with private balconies and a full bathroom. The main floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. Also on the main floor is the spacious kitchen and dining area, family room with wood burning stove, laundry facilities, and access to the large front and back decks. Downstairs you'll find the popular rec room with pool table, HD flat screen with sound bar stereo speakers, hide-a-bed sofa, and a full bathroom. Outside is a large fire pit, perfect for socializing and gazing up at the towering pines overhead. Horseshoes is also an ever-popular option.

The Brady Family Cabin comes with free Wi-Fi, Comcast cable, and free movies streamed through Netflix, plus Pandora and other entertainment channels. The back deck has a new gas grill, and all beds have new mattresses.

You'll sleep soundly after exploring all the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities nearby. Play all day at Snow Flake Lodge, where you'll find a pool, two lakes, tennis courts, boccie ball, shuffle board, volley ball, ping pong and more! Play a round of golf at nearby Forest Meadows Golf Course. Rent a kayak or SUP and take in the beautiful views of White Pines Lake, Lake Alpine, or Spicer Reservoir. Hit the trails on the recently improved Arnold Rim Trail, with jaw-dropping views of the Central Valley from Manual Peak and Cougar Rock. Gaze at 2000 year old Giant Sequoia Redwood trees at nearby Big Trees State Park. Go rafting on the Stanislaus River. Tour several of the award-winning wineries in nearby Murphys. Or simply sit in one of our hammock chairs and listen to the wind whistling through the pines.

More Details

David Brady
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Swahili
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About David Brady

My family has enjoyed this cabin for over 40 years. My brother and sisters and I have all spent significant time here, whether working as lifeguards during the summers, taking ski vacations as a family, or even living here full-time on occasion. I currently live in nearby Angels Camp where I teach Spanish at Bret Harte High School. I manage the property on behalf of my siblings. My parents also still live nearby. I will personally do all I can to help you have the perfect family vacation at our Cabin!

David Brady purchased this cabin in 1971

Why David Brady chose Arnold

This area offers all the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe, while maintaining an easy-going, family-friendly atmosphere. For those who enjoy the simple pleasures of the great outdoors, you'll find an endless supply of opportunities here. Over the years we've discovered our favorites. We hope you'll visit us and discover yours as well.

What makes this cabin unique

The peaceful serenity of our Cabin is almost palpable the minute you walk through the front door. Large decks in front and back invite you to read, socialize, or take a nap. The cozy upstairs back bedroom will keep kids entertained for hours on snowy winter afternoons with arts & crafts and board games. Just taking a quiet walk around the block does wonders to clear your head and begin to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you. And nothing beats curling up with a good book in front of a warm fire as the snow falls silently in the night outside. Come and experience it all for yourself at the Brady Family Cabin.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Rec room bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently remodeled featuring a glass enclosed tile shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs back - 1 Bunk Bed , Has private balcony and arts & crafts table.
    Main floor back - 1 Large Double Bed , New pillow top mattress.
    Upstairs front - 1 Large Double Bed , Private balcony, flat screen TV, new pillow top mattress.
    Main floor front - 2 Single Bed , New twin mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Brady Family Cabin offers a perfect arrangement for two families wanting to vacation together. Each floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. There are nice beds for eight people, plus the rec room also offers sleeping arrangements and a full bath. Lots of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy!


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average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Welcoming home with a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I spend my holidays here with my family we created memories and enjoyed quality time together. It was all possible because of the layout of the house. There is a spacious kitchen to prepare your meals, with a convenient speaker to whip up some delicious food with love. The table sat 8-10 people with 3 island chairs. The deck was beautiful and wide enough to have two tables to enjoy your meals. The rooms at the top had personal patios. You can tell this house is actually used for the owners as well there were a lot of personal touches. The rooms including the living room were very welcoming. I appreciated the flashlights being available in the common area for just in case purposes or for walking at night. The rec room was located by the garage it served as the hang out area, where we watch movies. There were sleds, extra lawn chairs, and chopped firewood to enjoy again this was a very welcoming home. I loved the decorating as well. If your up around 8:30am-10:00 you might see deer eating from across the road, it was exciting for my kids we saw 3 two days in a row. There were instructions in every room along with labels in the kitchen as to were all dishes, pots, and pans belong. I didn't realize there was leaving instructions, until after we started packing. I would definitely recommend this house to my colleagues as a "close" out-of-city getaway (South San Francisco).

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback, Chloe! I'm glad it was such an enjoyable trip for you and your family, and we look forward to having you again!
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Fabulous house - perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time & really enjoyed our stay. The house is very clean and so comfortable, very well maintained and stocked with everything a family could need.

We would stay there again. Highly recommended for short or longer term stays.

Our stay was perfect.

Thank you so much, David, for sharing your lovely home!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Tatiana. I wish we could have had more snow for you, but maybe next year! See you next time.
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Relaxing, cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

David, the owner, was very quick to respond to all our questions before our arrival as well as some immediate needs right after we arrived. He even bought a new rice cooker (which we enjoyed using) for us, after we inquired if their kitchen had one...that was so kind and thoughtful of him! We enjoyed the spacious and fully-equipped kitchen, the bbq grill, listening to their classic Cole Train and John Denver CDs, playing board games in the well-heated cabin, roasting Smore's and hotdogs in their firepit, playing pool and watching Netflix movies in the rec room, and using the great WiFi connection. Although there was no snow this time, we did venture out to walk around and eat in the quaint town of Murphy's and go hiking at Calaveras Big Trees Park, both close (within 10 minutes from the cabin) and very enjoyable outings that we highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family had a great time and completely enjoyed our stay at the cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a cozy warm home that our entire family relaxed in together. We played horse shoes went on walks and to the snow. Great time. I really appreciated the support and quick response when I had a question. We would definitely return to this great spot. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We would be happy to have you back anytime.
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Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an absolutely amazing weekend in Arnold at the Brady cabin! The cabin itself is spacious and cute, we had 8 people with us and were all able to cook dinner and eat together as a family. We spent most of our time outside playing horseshoes and around the fire pit roasting hot dogs and marshmallows! Plenty of firewood was provided as well as the actual roasting sticks (which we had forgotten). The market was also extremely close as well as Calaveras Big Tree State Park ! Overall our stay at the Brady Cabin could not have been any better, I can’t wait for our next stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad your family enjoyed your visit. This is exactly the kind of experience my family has enjoyed at the Cabin for three generations now, and we love it when we can pass that along to others. Looking forward to seeing you next time!
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Great Family Fall Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our short stay. 4 bedrooms comfortably accomodated our 7 guests. House was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was large and well equipped. The house had everything we needed and owners were very responsive and easy to work with. Thank you for a memorable Thanksgiving with our family in Arnold!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Sacramento International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sequoia Woods Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY. 4
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bear Valley
Nearest Beach
160 Miles
Half Moon Bay

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Arnold's close proximity to just about every imaginable recreation activity. Check out Ebbet's Pass Sporting Goods (across Hwy. 4 from Giant Burger) for the latest fishing and hunting information, and to stock up on any last-minute supplies. SNAC (opposite the Big Trees grocery store) has all your water sports covered, and provides excellent information for hiking and backpacking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Arnold, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
President's Weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July
3 Jul 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £360.95
Opening fee £21.66
Cleaning fee £72.19
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change. Call me for the latest rates. Please, no pets. No smoking. And no parties!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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