SharePhotos
Loading...

Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear

  1. Vacation Home Rental
  2. United States
  3. California
  4. Arnold
Excellent based on 11 Reviews
Cabin
8 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Dancing Bear Cabin In Arnold! Walk to Blue Lake Springs pool & pond!
Family friendly vacation home is in a great location and is a fun get-away in all seasons (search for "Dancing Bear, Arnold, CA"). Call with any questions (408-828-5019, owner 7am-9pm PST). Newly painted Green! New bathroom quartzite vanities! ** SEE END OF THIS SECTION FOR GUEST COMMENTS as written (exactly, without names) in the cabin guest book.** There are many, many more positive reviews, these are just a sampling. Feel free to call me with any questions about our cabin or the area.

This is a nice family vacation cabin/home that we share with renters on dates when we are not using it. In 2009 we upgraded to granite kitchen counters, and new sink, faucet, refrigerator, floors, and dishwasher. No A/C, but cools off very nicely in the early evening with a mountain breeze.

The Cabin is at 4,300 foot elevation in the Blue Lake Springs neighborhood in the town of Arnold, about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from San Francisco or San Jose. The cabin is across the street from the pool/pond at Snow Flake Lodge! And ~30 minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort. This cabin is on one of the first roads plowed and has easy Hwy 4 access to Bear Ski Resort.
“The Dancing Bear at the Lodge” is decorated with many bears. One family counted and reported finding 101 bears! The Cabin backs up to Calaveras Big Trees State Park where kids enjoy playing on the hillside looking for treasures (the perfect pinecone!), hiking and sledding in the winter.

This comfortable, clean and spacious house is family-friendly with many games, movies, books for all ages, and for the little ones, a baby gate (for the stairs), playpen, a highchair, booster seat, stepstool and a baby monitor all available for your use. In addition, you will find free wireless (no extra charge), television, DVD/CD player, VCR, and telephone for calls in the USA.

On the main level there are 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 full bathroom, and a great room - with foosball - open to the remodeled kitchen. The upstairs loft has 2 double beds, a fold-out sofa (if needed) and a 2nd bathroom with a shower. The laundry room is downstairs where you will also find the tire swing to clip on the big tree out front.

In the winter you might get to enjoy building snowmen, snowball fights and sometimes – if you’re lucky - just watching the snow drift down to blanket the deck and trees in pure white. There are snow-parks nearby for sledding, and Bear Valley is a family-friendly resort for downhill and cross-country skiing.

There are endless options for outdoor recreation, such as hiking at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, golf at Sequoia Woods Golf Course, as well as swimming, fishing and kayaking or boating at Lake Alpine, Spicer, Utica and New Melones reservoirs.

With an entrance fee, the Snowflake Lodge (across the street) offers fantastic recreation, including a pond, pool, snack bar, play yard, basketball courts, horse shoes and tennis courts. As a parent, my favorite aspect of the cabin’s location is that we can walk to the lodge in just a few minutes, or watch the older kids walk to the lodge themselves as we relax on our sunny deck and smell the sweet forest.

Proximity to the lodge is very convenient for carrying rafts and pool toys for the kids or going up to the house to get snacks and cocktails to enjoy by the pond. The Lodge also offers children’s entertainment, such as “cubby bear time” with arts, crafts, and stories, bingo, swimming lessons and tennis lessons. In the summer months, you can walk down to the Blue Lake Springs outdoor amphitheater to watch movies with the whole family.

Enjoy the comforts of home while watching your children play in the great room. There are portable speakers for the deck where you can enjoy your meals or gaze at the stars. The house accommodates up to 8 people most comfortably (10 if you use the fold-out sofa bed) and we prefer to rent to families (no youth groups or ski clubs).

There are several nice restaurants in the area, including the private restaurant at the Snowflake Lodge, Sarafina's Italian Kitchen in Arnold (you’ll need reservations for both), and lots of quaint, yummy places in Murphys, a gold-rush era, upscale town where you’ll enjoy shopping and wine-tasting (about 15 minutes away).

There are numerous wineries nearby, including Ironstone Vineyards, which also offers a series of summer concerts in their beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Columbia State Historic Park is not too far away and is a restored old West town right out of the 1800s with gold panning and a unique blend of museums, town tours, live theater plays, shops, restaurants and attractions.

Most of all, we wish you a wonderful stay in the mountains - enjoy!

**** Below are comments exactly as written in our guest book:
* 'Kids had a lovely time exploring the woods, building huts and dug-outs. Mom enjoyed rising each morning to see day light slowly fill in behind the tall forest trees outside the large windows. Dad filled many hours road trips to see lakes, Giant Sequoias, valley views and even small patches of snow. Fantastic cabin layout, lovely fireplace and a perfect kitchen. We all agreed our 'one time' cabin experience should turn into a yearly routine. Thanks!!'
* 'Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. We have twin girls who are 21 months old, so they were excited about all the bears and the adorable little kid's bench. Everyday we went for walks and enjoyed the park and pool at BLS. We had a really wonderful time and look forward to our next visit. We LOVED your cabin and hope it's available every time we visit :)'
* “Thank you for the wonderful time @ your cabin. Did you know there are 98 bears in the cabin? The extensive selection of CDs kept the fun all weekend. Thank you!”
* “We had a great 4-day weekend. Great cabin with wonderful views. There was 2-3 feet of snow! Loved the Arnold area, went to Big Trees - lots of snow. Had a great Saturday in Murphys, complete with wine tasting. We even spent a day house-hunting up here. Finally, wi-fi was much appreciated and allowed us to send pictures and videos to friends in Northern and Southern California. Thank you!”
“Thank you for sharing your home with us. We enjoyed multiple 'family movie nights' while we stayed here. We loved the close proximity to the rec center too! We hope to visit again soon!”
* “We shared the cabin with our friends. We loved being here. We saw deer and fawn this morning! We loved the huge pine cones found on our daily walks. Our kids (10 and 8) loved the loft, tire swing and the deck. Our youngest child loved cuddling up with all the bears found in every room of the cabin.”
* “We had a wonderful time here. We had a reunion of 8 families renting cabins (2 families per cabin) to celebrate 10 years of friendship. The kids loved your loft, tire swing and foos ball. Many frogs were caught in the lake and everyone was tired after a long day of swimming at the lake and pool. Today we are going to Columbia for the day. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home as our own for 4 nights. Thank you!!”
* “We enjoyed the cabin - thank you! We especially liked the close proximity to the Blue Lake Springs (BLS) recreation facilities and restaurant. I personnally liked the recliner and frosted pint glasses in the freezer and enjoyed watching a few Giants games while on vacation. :) ”
* “As we leave on this St. Patty's day, we look forward to many future visits. This was truly a home away from home. Thanks
Show More

Guest Access

Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.
Roxanne has not shared any local guide on Houfy

Overview

Living Area2000 Sqft
Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible
 

We have a lockbox on site. We may be able to offer early or late check-in or -out depending on availability.

Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Bear Room
  • Queen
  • Queen
  • Double
6Loft has 2 Double Beds and a fold-out couch. Each room in main level has a queen bed.
Suitability
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included

Reviews (11)

Excellent based on 11 Reviews
Select to review

Amenities

Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Patio
Gas Grill
Wonderful large deck to enjoy the mountain air!
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Lots of kids books, games and great room!
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Fully stocked kitchen! Mr. Coffee and a French Press
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Shared spaces
Memorial Day to Labor Day - enjoy the Recreation Center! Pool, pond, tennis, snack shack, basketball, horse shoes, and more!!
Shared Pool
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Tennis Court

Activities

Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Sailing
Rafting
Kayaking
Beach Volleyball
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Cross country skiing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Sledding
Mountain biking
Hiking
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Golf
Tennis
Swimming
Cycling
Fishing
Fly fishing
Hunting
Basketball
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

Photos (23)Street View

 - Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear
New Green Paint!! - Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear
 - Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear
Great room looking towards kitchen and loft (5 bar stools). - Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear
Recently updated kitchen - Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear

Calendar

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA

Seasonal Pricing

Minimum stayPer nightWeekend nightsPer weekPer month
Base price

Property Manager

We are a family of four from the south bay who share our time at the Dancing Bear with friends and family as often as possible. If you have questions, call between 7am-9pm: 408-828-5019 or 408-761-5692
Show More
Phone:Hidden
Email:Hidden
Speaks: English
Accepts:
Show rental and payment policies

Getting around

Directions

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
Loading...
Check in
Check out
1 guest
Adults
1
Children
Ages 2–12
0
You won't be charged yet
Report this listing
© Roxanne Dubois and Houfy Inc, 03/26/2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this page's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Roxanne Dubois and Houfy Inc. with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. For more information," please visit the Houfy's copyright and trademark policy

Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear is a Cabin located in Arnold, California, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
Cabin in Arnold ~ Dancing Bear has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2018

66 Views