Book direct and save money when you rent this renovated chalet w/central AC. Steps from Blue Lake Springs Rec Center: lake, pool & tennis courts.
2200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Naomi
10 Guests . 4 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Book direct and save money for this spacious, renovated chalet with central AC that is directly across the street from the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center. Owners offer direct booking and an easy self-check-in process. 10% discount for teachers and educators -- please message us to take advantage of this offer!

Enjoy an idyllic Sierra vacation in a cabin equipped with modern amenities. Snowflake Chalet's recent upgrades include new living room furniture, rustic plank flooring, a spa-like, remodeled master bath with cascading river rock walls, stainless steel appliances and new pots and pans in the kitchen. Linens are provided and you arrive to beds already made with high-quality sheets, and thick, fluffy towels in the bathroom. Wifi, cable TV with Roku, a selection of DVDs and a game closet keep you entertained during your visit. We welcome well-behaved dogs for a fee of $100/dog.

Begin your day with a morning hike at Calaveras Big Trees State Park or a bike ride on the nearby Arnold Rim Trail, and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool and/or sandy beach lake directly across the street from Snowflake Chalet. In the winter, enjoy a day on the slopes at the beautiful Bear Valley Ski Area, about 45 minutes away. Other nearby attractions include Alpine Lakes, the scenery of stunning Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, wineries and shopping in the quaint town of Murphys, and Columbia State Park, where visitors can experience a preserved Gold Rush town and pan for gold.

Snowflake Chalet is located just across the street from the Blue Lake Springs recreation center, pool and lake. Guests have access to the amenities at the rec center and are responsible for paying applicable usage fees.

A large deck features comfortable patio furniture and a large outdoor dining table for family dinners. The new kitchen range and gas grill make it easy to cook meals, but if you are ready for a night out, Arnold offers a variety of dining options just down the road, and nearby Murphy's offers a multitude of wine tasting rooms and restaurants.

We have created a cozy atmosphere with plenty of space for a multi-family vacation, family reunion or weekend-getaway. Amenities include a pine-decorated master suite with a large bathroom and soaking tub, two additional bedrooms, a roomy outdoor deck with new farmhouse table under the pine trees, a flat screen TV with Comcast and Roku, and a spacious, rec room equipped with a large screen TV, toys, games and extra beds that is ideal for older children or teenagers. The rec room can also be used as a family suite, with sleeping for up to 8, including 2 sets of twin bunk beds. We just added central air conditioning to keep the house cool on hot days. The dining table extends to seat 10-12 adults, with additional seating at the adjacent island bar in the kitchen.

Snowflake Chalet includes all sheets and towels, including beach towels. Two Pack 'n' Plays, and a baby gate are available.

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Sleeping Configuration

Master Bedroom
1 queen bed
Private master bedroom with full bathroom features rustic pine furnishings with a queen size bed looking onto a pine-studded hillside, a dresser, a cozy reading corner with two slipper chairs under the window. Full closet available. Room for an air mattress if you want the little ones to share your room! Pack n Play Crib stored in closet.
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Comfortable queen bed; Pack-n Play crib available
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Full/twin bunk bed with full mattress on lower bunk, twin on top and trundle underneath.
Bonus room
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
Large "bunk" room is ideal for a family or to use as the "kids room" for a large group.


Pets Allowed
We accept well-behaved dogs for a fee of $100. Dogs must be house-trained and not chewers. We do not accept cats due to owner's allergies. Guest must inform us that they are bringing a dog beforehand.
Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Parking Included
We have a long driveway with room to park 4-5 cars. We have a detached garage with garage door opener.
No Smoking Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
We regretfully inform potential guests that our home would be very difficult to access for anyone who cannot climb steps. There is no way to enter the house without climbing a flight of stairs.
Not Suitable for Events


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Game Room
Gas Grill
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Newer stainless steel appliances.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

Our home is directly across the street from the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center, which features a large swimming pool, small lake with sandy beach and floating rafts, tennis courts, basketball courts, a children's play area and an amphitheater featuring outdoor movies on Saturday nights during the summer.
Shared Pool
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Tennis Court


Stand up paddle board(SUP)
Cross country skiing
Mountain biking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Reviews (52)

Excellent based on 52 Reviews

Getting around

Beautiful, quiet setting in the Stanislaus National Forest neighborhood with access to Blue Lake Springs facilities.


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.
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We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have 3 sons who are now young adults. We enjoy the outdoors and bought Snowflake Chalet to enjoy a peaceful, mountain respite from our busy lives in the Bay Area.
Speaks: English
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Calaveras County during Covid-19
While Covid-19 has limited someactivities in Calaveras County, the good news is that most most outdoor

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

Our home has a smart lock. A few days before check-in, we will send an access code allowing guests to enter.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Guests must be 25 or older to rent.
House Rules
We require guests to sign and return attached rental agreement, which includes but is not limited to the following summary of rules:.

Renter must be 25 or older, unless Owner agrees in writing to make an exception.
Guests will provide a list of names and ages of all guests staying in the house.
The number of guests sleeping in the house will not exceed 14, unless previously agreed to with owner.
No parties with additional guests in the house.
No smoking of any kind inside our home.
Guests will exercise extreme caution to prevent forest fires.
You will notify us if you are bringing a dog, and you will pay a $100 pet fee.
No loud music or noise after 10 pm.
Check-out instructions will be followed carefully.
All rules posted in the house will be followed. 
You will share or review this information with all other guests staying in the house.
You are responsible for any damage incurred while you stay in the house.

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Payment Policy
We require a 50% deposit to reserve our property; full payment is due 30 days prior to the stay.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We will refund the deposit within 7 days of check-out, once we have inspected the property for damage. We reserve the right to hold back part or all of the deposit if damage occurs during the stay, or if extra cleaning is required.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 30 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of check-in.
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Snowflake Chalet: Cozy Retreat in the Sierras is a Vacation Home located in Arnold, California, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Snowflake Chalet: Cozy Retreat in the Sierras has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on May 2019

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