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Five Bears Cabin - the Cabin, Studio & Lounge - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Expansive Deck - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Steps from parking area to Cabin, Studio and Lounge - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Relax - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Cabin - inside - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Living Area: sleeper sofa with comfy chairs - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Cozy Living Area with dining table - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
View from cabin out to deck - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Bedroom 1 - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Bedroom 1 - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
En suite bathroom (shower) - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Bedroom 2 (Queen over Queen bunk bed) - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Main bathroom (shower over tub) - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Studio & Lounge - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Studio - outside - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Studio - inside (also has a keyboard for music-making) - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Thank you, Janice, for sharing this photo of your painting-in-progress! - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Lounge - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Lounge - inside - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Five Bears Cabin - Winter - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Fishing at White Pines Lake in Arnold - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Sledding in Arnold - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Skiing at Bear Valley - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Floating down Murphys Creek - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Exploring the cave at Natural Bridges - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Panning for gold in Columbia - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Swimming and building sand castles at Blue Lake Springs' Lodge Lake - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Playing in the woods around the cabin - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
On top of the Big Stump, hiking in Big Trees State Park - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
Friday & Saturday night dining at Snowflake Lodge (HOA). BYOB with no corkage! - Five Bears Cabin - Arnold
FIVE BEARS CABIN in Blue Lake Springs: Private, Cozy Cabin Nestled at Edge of Forest with Large Deck, Art / Music Studio & Game Lounge
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Our "FIVE BEARS CABIN" (please see our site of the same name) is actually a cluster of three buildings connected by a large deck that add up to what our family considers a very special mountain getaway. FIVEBEARSCABIN backs up to the Stanislaus National Forest, and it is located at the end of a private, shared driveway, off of a cul-de-sac in Blue Lake Springs.

The main building is a cozy, traditional, wood-paneled cabin. Aficionados of the small house / tiny house movement will appreciate how FIVEBEARSCABIN efficiently packs 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a den into its 864 square feet. The master bedroom has a Queen bed and it's own bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen-over-Queen bunk bed. There is also a comfortable Queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

But sometimes people need their separate space, so we added two 10' x 12' structures to FIVEBEARSCABIN. If you are interested in modern, prefab design and construction, you will have fun using these Modern Sheds. One is stocked with games and puzzles; we call it the Lounge. It's a great space for reading, playing games, socializing or watching a show on your mobile device. We call the other the Studio; it has tables, chairs, exercise mats, a large mirror and an art easel. It's an ideal separate space to bring your laptop (or homework) and work in solitude. It's also a fun place to exercise, paint and draw.

In the winter, FIVEBEARSCABIN is a great base for skiing, sledding and snowboarding at Bear Valley, and in the summer, recreation opportunities abound. Walk to Snowflake Lodge year-round for recreation, and on Friday & Saturday nights for dinner. BYOB (no corkage fee!) and treat yourself to a delicious meal.

Please note that FIVEBEARSCABIN is NOT for you if you are looking for the most up-to-date kitchen, or if you are looking for huge interior spaces. Rest assured that there are a lot of VRBO options available for you if this is what you prefer. FIVEBEARSCABIN IS for you if you want a small, traditional cabin with the unique twist of added separate structures, all in a beautiful setting. Hopefully you will be able to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area during your stay. But if you must stay in touch with the modern world, we have free, unlimited local and long-distance telephone, internet, WiFi and cable TV (with access to Xfinity, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora, etc.). Please know in advance that Verizon is the only cellular service that works in Arnold, and even that can depend on where you are. And although our little cabin does not have air conditioning, we have fans to cool you in the summer months.

With respect to linens, we believe that the best policy is for our guests to bring their own bedding and towels. This keeps costs lower for our guests (no linen fee or extra housekeeping charge) and also ensures that our guests' linens are truly clean.

For your convenience, we strive to keep the following supplies stocked: paper towels, toilet paper, tissue, garbage bags, dishwashing soap, clothes washer detergent, liquid hand soap for sinks, liquid body wash for showers, shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, blue sponges (for cleaning dishes), green/yellow sponges (for other cleaning), cleaning supplies, bathroom spray, tea, coffee (regular & decaf), granulated sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, pepper, cooking oil, charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid and replacement batteries. We ask for your understanding if we are running low or out of certain of these supplies during your stay. If you use the last of an item and have a chance to replace it, we would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise, please let us know so that we can restock.

We accept reservations as follows: for stays of 3 or more nights, we accept reservations up to 6 months in advance; for stays of 2 nights, we accept reservations up to 1 month in advance.

For anyone still reading this description, I am including a poem written by our son, Ryan:


Everyone has a special place

Where you can relax

And enjoy the scenery

As for me


Is a mountain house

With an abundance of activities

From swimming in the summer

To skiing in the winter

You can still sit down and relax

With leaves to play in

And flowers to pick, you will never

Run out of fun

When you wake up

You can still smell

The forestry pine scent coming

In the distance

Then you can still remember

That this

is my mountain house


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Charcoal Grill
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Smoke Detector

Shared spaces

Shared Pool
Shared Tennis Court
Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association, Snowflake Lodge, has a lake, pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and many other amenities. Fees apply for Guest use. See

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Child friendly
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
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We are a family of 5 - with two boys and a girl. Although we live in the Bay Area most of the year, we have been calling Blue Lake Springs our second home since 2005, when our boys were toddlers and before our daughter was born. We love this area for it's beauty and for all of the opportunities for fun and relaxation.
Member since: April 2018
Speaks: English
Phone: Click to show +1 209-560-0801
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
We provide guests with a code to our lock.
Check Out: 11AM
No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 25

Five Bears Cabin - Arnold is a Cabin located in Arnold, California, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Five Bears Cabin - Arnold has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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