Five-star upscale cabin with generator and A/C
1500 Sqft Cabin hosted by Mark
8 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Five-Star Rated Upscale Cabin with Generator and A/C

Escape to the Sierras for a relaxing mountain getaway with family and friends. You’ll find all the comforts of home and more in this luxurious, five-star rated, fully renovated Blue Lake Springs chalet.  Close to hiking, fishing, skiing and the famous Blue Lake Springs recreation center.  Enjoy three nearby lakes and abundant hiking trails or take a short drive to Big Trees state park.  We are a low-volume owner-operated vacation rental that focuses on providing a superior experience for our guests.  We have owned our cabin since 2008 and have hosted over 150 families and couples.  We are always happy to share our knowledge and use our expertise to help you plan age-appropriate activities for family.  The Lazy Bear Lodge is your base camp for outdoor adventure!

Amenities include:
* High-speed Internet with secure WiFi
* Two EV Chargers with Tesla and Standard (J1772) EV charge ports
* 22KW Automatic Standby Generator
* For Kids: Crib, High chair, pack-n-play, step-stools, night lights, books, toys, games.
* Central Heat/Air Conditioning & Wood Stove
* Large private deck with BBQ
* Fully remodeled and updated
* 65" 4K LED TV in front bedroom
* Flat Screen HD TV's with Satellite, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Video
* Sleeping accommodations for up to four adults and four kids
* Optional linen service available, otherwise guests provide their own sheets and towels.

The Lazy Bear Lodge has been completely renovated with all new fixtures, flooring, windows, cabinets, appliances, furnace, water heater, and beds to create a light, bright and airy space. This cabin offers great mountain style along with modern conveniences including a fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms, quality furnishings, and all stainless steel Kitchenaid appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs.

The great room features soaring ceilings, a wood stove with a tall rock hearth, and a beautiful set of wood windows for a grand view of the forest. The cabin has a high-capacity front-loading washer and dryer for your convenience. Both bathrooms were recently remodeled and include heated fogless mirrors, and heated towel bars.

The Lazy Bear Lodge is equipped with high-speed cable Internet with WiFi. Our WiFi is secured with a login page to prevent neighbors from slowing down the connection. Telephone service with local and long distance calling anywhere in the US.

We are ideally set up for families with children. For sleeping accommodations, there are two downstairs bedrooms and a loft. The front bedroom and loft are equipped with premium California King pillow-top beds. The back bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. A folding crib and Pack-n-play are provided for the little ones. All beds have waterproof, and dust proof mattress and pillow covers. 

Kid Stuff:
The cabin is outfitted with all the important baby/kid items including a folding crib, bed rails, portable high chair/booster seat, Pack n’ Play sleeper, baby gate, and kid-friendly toys, books, games, dishware, silverware, and cups. All tubs and showers have been upgraded with temperature control valves to prevent scalding.

Entertainment options include three flat panel HDTV’s. All TV’s have Roku streaming media devices with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime video and many other streaming channels. The family room has a 1080P Flat Panel HDTV with Blu-ray Disc, DirecTV with DVR, and surround sound. Home Automation system with menu driven remote allows for easy control of all audio/video functions. The bunk room also has a DVD/VCR, and a library of DVD videos. 

There are plenty of board games, books, puzzles, DVD movies and toys to keep the kids entertained. We have all the classics from Monopoly, Bingo, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Scrabble, Cranium, Pictionary, Racko and many more. Upstairs you will find a small library that includes many novels and cookbooks.

Situated on a quiet street in the highly desirable Blue Lake Springs area, you can expect summertime fun at Snowflake Lodge recreation facilities from Memorial Day through Labor Day (guest fees apply). The recreation facilities include the Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, a large heated pool and kiddie pool, snack bar, playground two private lakes as well as tennis, volleyball, ping-pong, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball,frisbee golf and outdoor movies on summer evenings.

Arnold is centrally located on the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway for easy access to skiing, snowboarding and sledding in the winter. We are located near Bear Valley Ski Resort, which is a fabulous less crowded alternative to the Tahoe resorts, and a much easier drive.

For the adventurous there are many outdoor activities to enjoy including hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. See huge sequoia redwoods at Big Trees State Park or visit Moaning Caverns to explore underground caves, try a thrilling zip line or go panning for gold. Practice your golf game at one of the challenging local courses. There are also many charming shops and fabulous restaurants and wine tasting rooms in downtown Murphys.  The cabin is situated just 10 min from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Stanislaus National Forest, 15 minutes from the historic gold rush towns of Murphys and Angels Camp, and 30 minutes from the historic gold rush town of Columbia.

What to Bring: 
Guests will need to bring California King and twin size sheets and bath towels. Optional linen and towel service is available for a $60 fee. Our linens package includes sheets for California King and twin size beds and bath towels for up to eight people. All beds have pillows, blankets and comforters, mattress covers, and pillow covers.

Early Check-in/Late Check-Out:
For guests who want to extend the last day of vacation we offer a later check-out time of 6:00pm for $100.
For guests who are driving long-distance or just want to arrive early we offer a early check-in time of 8:00am for $100.
Note:  Please request early/late check-out at time of booking as we need to block out an additional day for cleaning between guests.  We can only guarantee early/late check-out times if requested and approved in advance as other groups may book the day before/after your stay.

No smoking, no pets or animals, Maximum occupancy of Four (4) adults, Four (4) children.  The Premises are equipped with an alarm system and exterior security cameras. Cameras are installed primarily as a theft deterrent and to avoid police dispatch for false alarms. Security cameras are not monitored and should not be relied on for personal safety.

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Sleeping Configuration

Loft Bedroom
1 king bed
Loft is semi-private but has its own bathroom.
Front Bedroom
1 king bed
Front bedroom shares a bathroom with the bunk room.
Bunk Room
1 bunk bed
Two bunk beds with upper and lower bunks.


Family/Kid Friendly
We are child friendly and have bed rails, childrens cutlery, books. toys, games, puzzles, step stools.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
We have parking for two vehicles in the driveway.
No Pets Allowed
Due to family allergies please do not bring any pets or animals.
No Smoking Allowed
Smoking and vaping is strictly prohibited.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Due to the hilly terrain and stairs wheelchairs are not recommended.
Not Suitable for Events
No parties or events allowed


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
EV Charging
What we supply
Soap, shampoo and starter supplies of paper towels and toilet paper are provided. Linens provided for an additional fee, or guests can choose to bring their own linens.
Gas Grill
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Game Console
Security Cameras
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Stainless Steel Kitchenaid Appliances
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

Access to Blue Lake Springs facilities requires guest fees paid directly to HOA.
Shared Pool
Shared Tennis Court

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After traveling with our one year old son we realized that most vacation rentals were not well equipped for families with kids. We set out to create a vacation rental where guests can travel light and not have to bring up essential items such as bed rails, pack-n-play, baby gates and step stools. We have taken years of guest feedback to create a relaxing and environment that welcomes families with kids of all ages from baby on up. Our cabin is cozy with many high-tech upgrades such as flat panel TV's, USB chargers in kitchen and bedrooms, universal remotes for TV's and Air conditioning.
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Registration ID: Calaveras County TOT
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out11AM

We are a keyless property, guests will receive door codes to access cabin.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Renters must be 27 to book and check in.
House Rules
House Rules
1. Rental rates are based on occupancy; the base rental fees cover up to four persons (including babies ages zero and up). Additional guests are $10 per person, per night if disclosed in advance of check-in, and $50 per person per night if not disclosed.

2. A Maximum occupancy of eight (8) guests is permitted. No gatherings, events or parties of any kind are allowed.

3. Smoking is strictly prohibited on the premises (including decks, patios and driveway).

4. Animals are strictly prohibited on the premises (including decks, patios and porches).

5. Check-in is AFTER 3:00PM; Check-out is NO LATER than 11:00AM.

6. Patio furniture is not available for use in the winter, please do not remove tarps if furniture has been winterized.

7. No sledding or snow-play in the driveway.

8. No outdoor fires allowed; firewood is for use in wood stove only.

9. The cabin is on well water. The mineral contact of well water is high, and may have a different smell and taste than water at your home.

10. The septic system will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No paper towels, feminine products or baby products should be flushed at any time (especially “flushable” baby wipes).

11. RV’s and trailers are prohibited. Renter assumes the risk for parking violations. By County ordinance, parking is not allowed within 15 feet of the center of the road during the winter.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
Security deposit reserved on credit card, refunded 7 days after check-out if no damage..
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy:    All Reservations are non-refundable.  Travel insurance is pre-selected on all quotes and Renters have the option to add Cancel For Any Reason coverage at time of booking.  Renter takes sole responsibility for cancellations if they decline Travel Insurance.  No refunds will be provided due to interoperable appliances, recreation facility closures, Weather, Wildfires, or any other Act of God. The Owner will make every reasonable effort to assure that property and appliances will be and remain in good working order.  In the event that Renter wishes to terminate this agreement before date of check in; they will only receive a refund of (i) Any cleaning Fees, (ii) Linen Fees, (iii) Security Deposit.  All Rent Payments, Additional Guest Fees, Early Check-in fees, Late check-out Fees, Travel Insurance fees, Damage Protection fees, County TOT Tax, Credit Card Processing Fees, Administrative fees, and any other fees are considered fully earned at time of booking and are non-refundable.
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The Lazy Bear Lodge Blue Lake Springs is a Cabin located in Arnold, CA, USA. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
The Lazy Bear Lodge Blue Lake Springs has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2020

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