Dean Way Chalet - Spacious & Family-Friendly in Blue Lake Springs
2000 Sqft Cottage hosted by Sandy
12 Guests . 4 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


The Dean Way Chalet is a large and inviting cabin with three spacious levels in which you can spread out and enjoy. The chalet is set smack in the middle of the Sierras, and is surrounded by beautiful big trees all year round! The cabin is located in Blue Lake Springs in Arnold, California, and is waiting for you and your friends and family!

The chalet has 4 bedrooms, PLUS a loft, PLUS a full lower level with rec room, sleeper sofa, and ping pong room! You can comfortably sleep 12-13 bodies in beds!

Bear Valley ski resort is only 25 minutes away from the cabin! In both winter and summer, it's a fabulous, family-friendly alternative to busy Tahoe resorts, and a MUCH easier drive! Outside this special cabin, in summer you are steps away from two lakes with beaches, as well as access to all the fabulous recreation that Blue Lake Springs has to offer. Tennis, basketball, swimming pools, shuffleboard, organized kids' activities, bingo nights, outdoor movies, playground, volleyball, Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, and more!* Not to mention nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park and numerous golf courses. In winter there is snow all around the cabin and numerous sno-parks, cross country skiing trails, and of course, Bear Valley!

Of course, you don't have to leave the chalet at all to have a wonderful vacation in the mountains. The possibilities are endless -- you can enjoy a barbeque on the spacious deck and admire the tall trees surrounding the cabin, you can play in the snow all around the cabin during winter (sleds are provided), you can make a fire and play games inside (puzzles, games, and firewood are provided too), or you can swing on the authentic chair lift swing hanging from the deck. Our guests tell us that simply hanging out at the cabin is always a highlight of their vacations!

*As of June 2020, Blue Lake Springs recreation amenities including the two very local lakes and the pool are not available to renters. We are hoping that this changes over the course of the summer, but cannot make any guarantees. There are other wonderful lakes in the area to enjoy, such as White Pines, Utica, Spicer and Lake Alpine.
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Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
Off-street parking for up to 4 cars
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Ceiling Fan
Game Room
What we supply
Toilet paper, paper towels, dish towels, garbage bags, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, cleaning supplies
Charcoal Grill
Spacious deck
High Speed Internet
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Game Console
Security Cameras
Old-school video games (Pac-Man and Hot Wheels)
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

When open, access to Blue Lake Springs recreation amenities requires guest fee paid to Blue Lake Springs directly.
Shared Pool
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Tennis Court


Pier fishing
Beach Volleyball
Stand up paddle board(SUP)
Cross country skiing
Ice skating
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Whitewater rafting
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching
Ping Pong Table
Volleyball Court

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Reviews (33)

Excellent based on 33 Reviews


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We are two families from the Bay Area who own this vacation rental together. We have owned the cabin since 2007, and we have spent every year making improvements and updating things so that our guests have great experiences. We also enjoy the cabin with our (5 total) children when it is not rented out. There is so much to do in Arnold, and our cabin makes for an easy, special getaway. The kids love the ping pong and in winter, the sledding right outside. In summer, we spend a lot of time floating on the lakes!
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Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - Flexible
Check Out12PM (noon)

All information about check-in and check-out will be provided after receipt of final payment.

House Rules
Signed personalized rental agreement with names of all guests is required before any reservation is confirmed.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Security deposit will be refunded within 30 days of check-out, assuming no damage to the cabin.
Cancellation Policy
The $225 security deposit and half the rental fee is required to secure the cabin. Cancellations more than 30 days before check-in will result in a refund of 90% of the deposit. Full payment must be received at least 30 days before check-in, and is non-refundable at that time.
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Dean Way Chalet - Spacious & Family is a Cottage located in Arnold, California, United States. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 12 guests
Dean Way Chalet - Spacious & Family has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018

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