|Per night||$100 - $125|
Our home is four minutes away from a quiet village type setting with shopping, health center, medical facilities, laundromats, restaurants and more. Many weekend activities are always available.
Tall Cedars, Pines and Oaks surround our home. Leave right from the house and hike through the Stanislaus National forest on foot or experience some of the best mountain biking that Northern California offers.
Our vacation home is two separate units, Upstairs Unit A and Downstairs, Unit B, and each unit is comprised of a master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and a 10 x 40 foot deck facing the lake. Our home is nonsmoking.
Both kitchens are fully furnished and ready for cooking and entertaining. It includes all dishes and utensils for preparing meals or banquets. It includes a microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, blender, toaster, coffee maker, stove and refrigerator. The view is of Lakemont Pines lake.
Unit A, Upstairs, sleeps 5 people;
The master bedroom has a queen size bed, ceiling fan, cable TV and VCR/DVD and views of the Stanislaus National forest.
The second bedroom has a loft bed (double on bottom and single on top), ceiling fan, TV, VCR, DVD and views of the forest.
The bathroom is a tub with a shower.
The living room has three recliners and a queen size hide-a-bed. It also includes cable TV, VCR/DVD, ceiling fan, books, video library, stereo, games and magazines. The electric fireplace is ready for ambiance. The view is of Lakemont Pines lake. The home is heated and cooled by forced air.
Unit B, Downstairs, sleeps 6 people;
The Master Bedroom has a queen size bed, Cable TV and views of the Stanislaus National forest outside your window.
The Second Bedroom has two sets of trundle beds (total 4 singles), a Cable TV, DVD, a walk in closet, and views of the Stanislaus National forest.
The Bathroom has shower, sink and toilet.
The Living Room has a double size hide-a-bed, recliner and love seat. It also includes Cable TV, VCR, stereo, games, books and magazines. The electric fireplace is ready for ambiance. The desk is ready for your computer and telephone. The home is heated and cooled by forced air. The views outside is of Lakemont Pines lake and the forest.
The Dining Room has a full table and chairs for up to 8 people.
The Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen are an open floor plan style for easy entertaining.
Lakemont Pines Lake is a man-made lake fed by mountain snows. Nearby you will find wonderful wine tasting, four renowned golf courses, fishing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, gold mining, hiking, casinos, spelunking, water skiing, swimming, and boating
Lakemont Pines lake is across the street from our home. It offers sandy beaches, paddle boat rentals, playground, snack bar. fishing, swimming and non motorized boating lake with a lifeguard on duty in summer months. The use of the lake is maintained by membership tags and is available for your use.
We are located in Arnold in Calaveras County California within the gold country and the high Sierras containing a rich and colorful history including Mokelumne Hill (Moke Hill), West Point (Kit Carson), San Andreas (Black Bart and Joaquin Murieta), Valley Springs (Sierra Nevada Narrow Gauge Railroad), Copperopolis (Olive Oil), Sonora (Gold Rush), Angels Camp (Mark Twains Frog Jump and author Bret Harte), Murphys (Mercer Caverns), Avery (downhill and cross country skiing), Dorrington (formerly Cold Springs Ranch), Bear Valley (downhill and cross country skiing), Ebbetts Pass ( "Tour of the California Alps, The Death Ride") and Columbia (Gold mining).
Arnold, California is a small mountain community located on Highway 4 East of Stockton between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. The approximate location of Arnold in relation to these major cities is Stockton and Modesto are 75 miles East, San Francisco - 135 miles East, San Jose - 135 miles Northeast, Sacramento - 100 miles Southeast, Fresno - 200 miles North, Lake Tahoe - 90 miles South (Hwy. 4 closed in winter), Angels Camp - 25 miles East, Bear Valley Ski Resort - 28 Miles West and Yosemite National Park - 90 miles Northwest.
Beautiful Bear Valley is 20 minutes away with additional hiking, mountain biking, snow mobiles, downhill skiing, ice skating and cross country skiing.
For two weeks in August, Bear Valley offers you - MUSIC FROM BEAR VALLEY - voted the best summer attraction in the Central Sierra. The Music From Bear Valley Festival offers a full symphony orchestra, International soloists, legendary entertainers and renowned opera stars in a unique outdoor mountain setting under the shelter of a large 1250 seat tent.
Bear Valley, Dorrington and Camp Connell comprise the Ebbetts Pass corridor. At 3,000 to 6,000 feet elevation, we experience the beauty of four very distinct seasons. Spring is a glorious show of new growth and color, summer brings warmer weather (70 to 90) which means lots of chances for hiking, boating, fishing, wine tasting and other activities, fall exhibits the change in seasons with changes showing the wonder of leaf color again, and winter weather (20 - 30) wears a blanket of snow for skiing, sledding, inner tube down a hill or building snow people. Hiking, camping and backpacking through the scenic and vast Stanislaus wilderness area is magnificent in all seasons.
Hwy. 4, Ebbetts Pass and Monitor Pass create the home of the famous "Tour of the California Alps, The Death Ride" for great road biking.
For the spelunker, explore Moaning Caverns, Mercer Caverns or Cave City anytime throughout the year.
Angels Camp was started in 1848 with a trading post owned by Henry Angel of Rhode Island. The town is tagged with Angels and Amphibians. The Angels Camp Museum is filled with artifacts of the Gold Rush era and includes a unique carriage house.
Angels Camp has been linked with frogs for all time from the world famous literature writer Mark Twain. Twain wrote his first successful short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County in 1864. The Jumping Frog Jubilee and Calaveras County Fair are held every year during the third week in May.
Angels Camp boasts another famous author Bret Harte and is also the home of World Class Ski Racer and two-time World Cup Champion Kyle Rasmussen of the U.S. Ski Team.
Many golf courses are in the area. Sequoia Woods in Arnold is within 10 minutes, Forest Meadows in Forest Meadows is within 15 minutes, and Green Horn Creek in Angels Camp is within 30 minutes. A 9-hole course at Meadowmont is 5 minutes away in Arnold.
Boating, water skiing, river rafting, kayaking, swimming and fish are all offered close by at numerous lakes and mountain streams including the Stanislaus River, Mokelumne River, Bear Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, Alpine Lake, Mosquito Lake, Union and Utica Reservoirs and New Spicer Reservoir to name a few.
New Melones Lake, Pardee reservoir, Don Pedro reservoir, New Hogan reservoir and Comanche reservoirs are within a 45 minute drive or less for power boats and water skiing.
Wine making has exploded in the area with 15 or more wineries open for tasting. Some of the award winning wineries are Stevenot Vineyards, Chatom Winery, Black Sheep Vintners, Indian Rock Vineyards, Kautz Ironstone Vineyards and Millaire Winery. Special events are the Passport weekend in June, the Calaveras Grape Stomp in October and the Holiday Open houses in December.
Blue Lake Springs offers swimming, tennis, shuffleboard, two man-made lakes, out door movies, kids playground, picnic areas, and dine at the exclusive Snowflake Lodge (members and guests only).
Big Trees Village offers two swimming pools, tennis, ping pong, shuffleboard, baseball diamond, playground, archery, picnic areas, snack bar, outdoor movies and nature hikes (members and guests only).
Pine brook Lake is much like Lakemont Pines lake with the addition of a baseball diamond.
White Pines Lake is a large and beautiful lake which is open to the public with a vast picnic area and great beaches. The well-stocked lake is great for fishing with the kids! Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day - no fee.
Mokelumne Hill or Moke Hill, as the locals call it, was the richest of the digs in gold country.
Mokelumne Hill was founded in 1848 and is known as one of the most violent, bawdy towns in the Mother Lode. Main Street Mokelumne Hill is directly adjacent to Hwy. 49 between Jackson and San Andreas.
West Point on Hwy. 26 was named by Kit Carson as he traveled with Captain John Fremont searching for a pass over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Hunting and fishing, including a trout hatchery, are good in this area.
San Andreas was settled by Mexican Gold Miners in 1848. The first church, built in 1852 was named for St. Andrew and the name of the town was taken from the church.
In August, 1852 the large San Andreas Nugget was found in a claim and sold to the Wells Fargo company for $12,000. In 1859 more than $500,000 in gold dust was shipped from San Andreas.
Two famous or infamous names are often tied to San Andreas, Black Bart and Joaquin Murieta.
Black Bart, the handsome, debonair gentleman bandit never harmed drivers or passengers and left some original verse behind signed PO8.
Black Bart held up the Milton-Sonora stage on November 3, 1883. A handkerchief with a laundry mark traced back to a San Francisco Laundry was identified as belonging to C. E. Bolton one of the city ''s leading citizens. He was arrested and brought back to San Andreas after confessing to the robbery. He served six years in San Quentin Prison. The original jail still stands and is part of the Calaveras County Historical Museum Complex.
Valley Springs in 1885 was the eastern terminus for the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Narrow Gauge Railroad. Pacific Railroad bought the line in 1888 and rail travel was extended throughout the area.
Copperopolis has a history closely tied to the Civil War. In 1860, 19 million pounds of copper made Calaveras County the second in national production of this ore.
Copperopolis offers some of the finest home made olive oils as a new industry in the town. Lake Tulloch is a year round water wonderland.
Murphys is the Queen of the Sierra, settled in 1848 by the brothers Daniel and John Murphy. This picturesque village is known today for its natural attractions including caverns, a charming Main Street with friendly merchants.
Murphys has a climate that closely imitates that of some superb wine regions in France. Numerous wineries have staked their claim within a four-mile radius of Main Street, six of them have unique tasting rooms and other facilities open to the public.
15 miles up the mountain, A. T. Dowd put Calaveras on the international map when he discovered the huge groves of Giant Sequoia Redwoods. Because the fame grew so quickly, by 1855 the Sperry & Perry Hotel - now knows as Murphys Historic Hotel and Lodge was built to accommodate travelers. The old hotel register contains names such as Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Bolton, a.k.a. Black Bart.
Avery is a picturesque moment on Scenic Hwy. 4, just eight miles east of Murphys Wine Country and twenty-six miles west of great downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley.
The Historic Avery Hotel Restaurant & Saloon built in 1853 is the oldest operating hotel in Calaveras County. It is known as the - Half Way House - because of its location between the gold field of Murphys and the giant Sequoia groves now known as Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Dorrington is located 20 miles east of Murphys and 20 miles west of Bear Valley. It was a place to spend the night on your way through.
The Dorrington Hotel & Restaurant was built in 1860 and was a stage coach stop on the Big Trees-Carson Valley Toll Road, a depot for guests visiting the giant Sequoia redwoods at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
The second largest Sugar Pine in the world, measuring 32 feet in circumference and 220 feet tall still watches over travelers.
Sonora, named from Sonoran miners who settled the City in 1848 became known as the Queen of the Southern Mines.
Sonora still holds on to its historical charm with many of its existing buildings dating back to the 1800s. In fact, a walk along just about any street in the City is to reminisce with days gone by, a brick or stone building, a slate wall, an iron shutter or fence, or a historic home nestled in an old-fashioned garden.
The great California gold rush began on March 27, 1850 by a small party of prospectors. News of the discovery spread and they were soon joined by a flood of miners. Unlike many settlements that have changed with the times, Columbia, California seems to be frozen in the 1800's.
Today, the Columbia State Historic Park is the best preserved of California gold rush towns. Columbia State Historic Park offers a unique blend of museums, displays, town tours, live theater plays, shops, restaurants and attractions.
Within less than 2 hours you can find the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne or the Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson.
|Jan 01 2009||Dec 31 2020||$100||$125||$775||$1,400||2 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: $175.00 security deposit returned within 30 days if unit left clean and keys are returned. $50.00 pet deposit plus $10 per day for pets $75 fee for taxes, utilities|
|Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: $75 fee for taxes and utilitites|
July 10, 2012
This rental is very cozy and packed full of life memories. The lake is very close and the sound of children playing all day can be heard from the shaded deck. I stayed in the upstairs unit which was a lot of stairs but was worth the extra privacy. There are very nice neighbors all around and everyone I met was very friendly. The little town of Arnold is very close by and offers just about anything you need. A couple of hints, make sure you only use the garbage can that has lock down lid, the raccoons loved having fun at our expense and also inspect the deck furniture carefully before using, oops. You will enjoy your stay, great place for a family with children.
July 28, 2011
The home we rented through VRBO was just stunning. Our rental was beautifully high quality furnished with everything the owners could think of to make their vacation rental as comfortable and convenient for their renters as possible. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back to this gem in the glorious High Sierra.
Exeter, RI USA
June 23, 2008
Conveniently located to many wonderful sites. Big Tree National park is 10 minutes from the house and offers many trails to hike. Yosemite National park is 96 miles (3 hrs) and well worth the trip. For the treasure seekers, Sonora and Jamestown are an hour away and offer gold panning lessons. Many places for wine tasting. The Ironstone winery in Murphy 20 minutes away, has a 44 pound gold nugget worth seeing as well as a lot of other fine jewelry. The wine is pretty good too. Mercier Caverns is a very nice trip especially in the hot summer. They are also located in Murphy. The lake is clean, cool and has a lifeguard on duty. They offer paddle boating and fishing(catch and release) Now for the House. Located across from the lake has a very nice view from the spacious deck. The rails on the deck do need some repair. The beds could be better. Mattress's seemed to be old and near end of life. The house is well furnished and very quiet at night. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Great vacation, great view, cozy, comfortable, well equipped, well placed night lights - great help! Thanks, Paula, California, USA
Hi Claudia. Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time at Arnold. The proximity of your house to the lake made it really fun for our boys. They fished; our 7 year old learned how to paddle our kayak, and they swam a lot at the little roped in area at the sandy beach. We also got to check out Alpine Lake, the big trees State Park, and the North Fork of the Stanislaus. We really love the area, so we may be looking to rent your house again sometime in the future. Thank you, Jeanne, Petaluma, California, USA
We loved everything. The decor is eclectic and charming. This home is like enjoying one room of the nicest B&B but with all the space and amenities of a well-appointed personal residence. Bill and Karen, Woodbridge, CA USA
We loved the view. The house is clean, comfortable and private. James and Claudia, Redondo Beach, CA
Really like the deck, the overall setting, it's a great place! We will be back for a longer stay next year. Bill and family, Manteca, CA
Hi Claudia, Loved the house! Such a great location! We drove up to Lake Alpine Sat & Sun for a couple of lovely hikes. We also did some wine tasting around Murphys. Yum! The dog loved it. Hopefully we will be able to stay again some time. Thanks again! Dianne, Palmdale, CA
Dear Claudia; What a lovely and beautiful place you have in Arnold, California. We enjoyed our stay so very much. The quiet and the calm was wonderful. This is an area that we've never seen or explored before. We definitely want to come back again. Thank you, Mike and Marilyn, New Jersey, USA
Claudia; We enjoyed our second visit this year even better than the first visit last year. We toured all over the local area this time rather than the state. We hope to be able to come back again. We just love your home and all that you offer. Thank you, Ted and Suzette, Michigan, USA