15 Vacation Rentals In Arnold, CA - Updated 2023

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Arnold is a charming mountain town located in the undiscovered Stanislaus National Forest in Calaveras County. With Lake Tahoe to the north and Yosemite National Park to the south, it is a popular pit stop with great vacation rental cabins available. Just a three-hour drive from the Bay Area, it is a popular family vacation spot with interesting activities around the year. This is a great place to just immerse yourself in nature, forget about the concrete jungles that surround us otherwise. So, are you looking to escape into a peaceful haven of nature? Check out these handpicked vacation rentals in Arnold, CA.

1. Well-furnished chalet ideal for kids (from USD 324)

This three-story chalet is an upscale place in Blue Lake Springs that has been designed and furnished keeping the holiday needs of a family in mind. The kids can get their own room in a different floor giving the adults space to relax. The two decks are great to catch the sunrise with coffee or sunset with your favorite drink. The family room is fitted with a 70" TV, a 12-seater dining table and all other furnishings. The guests also have access to the amenities in the chalet, like barbecue, swimming pool and more. The place has three bathrooms offering toiletries. The place is ideal for kids with baby gates (that latch on all staircases), pack-n-plays with extra thick mattresses and high chairs. So, if you are a family looking for a luxurious stay, this is a perfect choice.

Arnold, California, United States
273 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire chalet 10 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable and great open views and sunshine
kitchen amenities are new and nice
most rooms also have separate ac units which is nice
our kids had a blast playing air hockey and pool while we relaxed on the balcony
in the evening we played pool air hockey darts and watched movies on cable
cabin was very clean and in a great area
the place is very clean and set up for big groups
every room has a great feel to it and it was sparkly clean upon arrival
we loved monique's chalet it was so nice and clean
the full full kitchen provided everything we needed for delicious meals and super easy clean up
monique was an awesome host
monique was also a great host and was very communicative
thank you for being a attentive and very helpful host
monique was a wonderful host always accessible on text
monique was very communicative and very welcoming
the location is just 35 minutes to beautiful lake alpine and 15 minutes to lovely murphys
this place has everything you need for a fun summer/fall getaway
we highly recommend monique’s place for taking a break from work
far enough off the highway to be super quiet but still convenient to amenities
great place to be stranded
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2. Private cabin in the woods (from USD 193)

This private cabin rental in Arnold, CA, is well furnished and accommodates up to ten guests. Located in a great spot, it is close to interesting attractions like the National Forest, the Arnold Rim Trail, wine tasting and skiing. The cabin has a large private deck with trees enveloping it from every side, giving you a withdrawn environment. The place overlooks a private yard with a double hammock that you can while away your time in. The living room is spacious and equipped with a cozy gas fireplace, DVD player and leather reading chairs. The kitchen is well stocked with all cookware you require as well as kid-friendly plates and cups. So, if you are a nature lover and looking to lose yourself in the woods then this is perfect for you.

Arnold, California, United States
247 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 10 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

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Amenities & Room:
no cellular reception in the town but in-house wifi works great
house was comfortable with all the amenities we needed
once we got to the cabin the wifi the house provides is perfect
this is a lovely and spacious house with comfortable amenities
warm and comfortable cabin with lots of games and beds for everyone
very clean and well kept
very clean and comfortable
clean roomy and comfortable
the place was clean and nicely kept
it was clean and cozy and exactly as described
owner is very easy to chat with and quick to respond to any questions or queries
matt was very responsive
thank you matt for being a great host
matt is an awesome super host
the owner matt is very easy to communicate with very responsive
great location and cool space
beautiful scenery and location
comfortable relaxing cabin close to shopping centers
great location - quiet and peaceful
close shopping and super friendly neighbors
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3. Stylish nest perfect for families

Just a short walk away from a private lake, this Arnold cabin rental is nestled amidst trees. It is modern, comfortable and located close to key attractions like Bear Valley skiing, gold rush towns, and Big Trees State Park. If you are here in the summer, you can enjoy the gas fireplace and if you are here in the winter, you can enjoy grilling on the deck with a view of the trees. The cabin sleeps six in two bedrooms, furnished with Wifi, TV, DVDs, and games. The kitchen is well furnished where you can cook your own meals too. The place is pet-friendly too, but make sure you mention it in your inquiry. Overall, this is a great cabin for small families looking to make the most of nature around them.

Arnold, California, United States
282 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

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we also loved the "wood stove" heater
good wifi which is a must for our meetings
the beds had great mattresses and we slept wonderfully
we left the windows open all night which was comfortable and not noisy
simple comfortable two bedroom open floor plan laminate floors
clean and super cozy
it was clean and cozy
everything was clean and comfortable
hose was clean and comfortable
what a clean and comfortable space
she is accommodating and helpful via message
elis is a great host
elis was a great host
elis is a wonderful host
the host was very responsive to any questions we had and was very welcoming
the location is ideal
the location was amazing
close to local attractions
elis's place was cute and was in a nice location
this cabin is a great location to spend family time
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4. Modern chalet for small families (from USD 257)

This brightly lit modern cabin is located in Lake Mont Pines. The place features up to eight guests and is well done up. Since it is just five minutes away from the lake, you can enjoy a swim or go skiing in winter. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom chalet is great for small families looking for luxurious comfort. The place offers Wifi, full-sized beds, sofa, TV and a dining table that seats eight. The entire place is well designed and is a dream cabin to cozy up on your vacation.

Arnold, California, United States
269 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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the beds were comfortable with plenty of sleeping space
the a-frame was open and welcoming yet cozy
we enjoyed the comfortable mattresses & warm bedding as well as decor
beds were super comfortable
the beds were super comfortable and we all had our own space
clean and easy to find
house is very clean and well equipped
it was beautiful clean and modern
clean and tidy with comfortable beds
it was clean and had everything we needed
hosts were very responsive to requests
great place and greate hosts
great house and great hosts
thanks so much for being great hosts
thank you again joe and kathy we both will not forget your kind and friendly hospitality
great location near the lake
great getaway in a beautiful location
the location was great too with the store being so close and the national park being nearby
so close to many tourist attractions nice walking trails
house is adorable and wonderful location
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5. Classic stay amid nature

Amidst the knotty pine walls, this classic cabin is cozy and is furnished with modern amenities. Make some evergreen memories by enjoying the picnic table under the trees, relaxing in the hammock and playing horseshoes in the backyard. The place is furnished with a 42" LED TV, DVD player, iPod/phone jack for music all kitchen amenities required. The place also has a gas wall heater to keep you cozy in winter and ceiling fans to keep you cool in summer. So, if you are looking for a place that is a classic with modern comforts, then this is a good option.

146 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
loved the size of the cabin
Clean comfortable cabin close to amenities
My only item on the wishlist is to have wifi in the cabin as AT&T considers the entire town of Arnold the 'dark side of the moon'
get whatever we had forgotten to pack or purchase a nice local bottle of wine ;-)
Very nice and cozzy cabin in the trees
sponge hand and dish soaps
clearly this place has been owned and maintained by people who love and care for their property and renters
From the very beginning mr Kennedy was very informative about the property and its location and was very helpful to me when we arrived at the cabin
We loved the cabin loved the location and the owners have been very helpful
and she was just amazed how clean this place was
Perfect launchpad for adventures to Calaveras Big Trees and Bear Valley
Nice neighborhood close to stores and highway to Bear Valley resort
I felt safe and secure
The minute we walked into the cabin
The hosts provided great communication from start to end
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6. Well-designed dome home (from USD 261)

This Sierra vacation rental in Arnold, CA is unique and definitely an experience worth having. The place is a Scandinavian decorated dome with every corner looking extremely picturesque. It sleeps up to six guests and you can enjoy access to all the amenities of Blue Lake Springs. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and is furnished with a king-size bed, space for a baby crib and well-lit interiors. The other bedroom features a twin over full bunk bed. There is plenty of entertainment options here like games, puzzles, DVDs, a flat-screen TV, and a DVD player. On the deck, you can enjoy the hammock, dining table and a five-burner gas barbecue to cook some specialties. Overall, this is a unique experience worth having on your vacation.

24 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
There were plenty of towels and sheets provided and the kitchen had pretty much everything you needed
it is very easy to hike to Big Trees
Having the reverse floor plan with the bedrooms on the bottom floor keeps them perfectly cool even during a hot summer days
other trails is just a car ride away
Clean property with everything you might need to relax during a summer day
It was very clean and spacious
Even the carpets felt clean which I really appreciated
The hosts are very responsive and accommodating
Such a cool Dome super nice interior and good planned layout
- we absolutely loved the Dome home
Maria was always quick at responding to our messages and had great recommendations for things to do while at the cabin
We couldn't have been happier with how clean the house was
out* of the house too :)
It was close to Bear Valley and Calaveras State Park which made perfect day
We enjoyed sitting by the fire place after a day out hiking
It's a beautiful stylish house
We really enjoyed our stay in the dome house
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7. Picture-perfect, well-equipped cottage

This cozy cabin looks straight out of a film poster. Nestled in the pines, the cabin sleeps up to eight guests with two bedrooms. The place is furnished with two TVs, two DVD players, books, Wifi, heater and a dining area that seats up to ten people. The kitchen is well equipped with all the necessary appliances and cookware. The place is also close to local attractions as well as offers access to Blue Lake Springs Rec Center. Overall, this picture perfect cabin will offer a memorable vacation experience.

38 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Annie offered her lake equipment to use from the cabin
The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed down to the coffee pot
The adorable decorations throughout the home make you feel right at home
The cabin is centrally located to town and outdoor activities
He loved going up and down the stairs into the loft and waving down to his grandparents
The cabin was very clean and
and it's become our go-
was that the washer was not working as there was some confusion with the check out instructions on the email and those that are in the checkout book
This cabin was perfect for our family close to everything and the owner Annie was great Easy check in and check out only down fall
The kitchen is fully equipped with high quality small appliances and the bar area allowed for everyone to hang out while others were preparing the food
You have to tote your own garbage to the dump Close by but a line of cars 10 deep when we arrived with ours on Sunday morning
We loved the fire pit in the back and the hammock in the front
Murphys Arnold and Calavaras Big Trees State Park
great end of court location Easy to get into Arnold and close to
The house sits on a quiet street and is simply lovely
Nice cabin in a quiet cul-de-sac and just minutes away from shopping restaurants several lakes
The two older kids loved the loft area
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8. Impressive three-story cabin (from USD 252)

Big Trees Base Camp is a stunning getaway located in Arnold, California. Capable of accommodating 17 guests, this cabin is spacious and inviting. Three separate bedrooms and a loft are joined by two bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen and a rec room. A full washer and dryer are available, as are two fireplaces, heaters in every room, and AC – ensuring you’ll be comfortable, no matter the season. The three-story Big Trees Base Camp has a wonderful mountain view from its deck, free WiFi, and is a short trip from several natural attractions. Hiking trails like Arnold Rim Trails, as well as White Pine Lake, is only 5 minutes away, while Bear Valley Ski Resort is 30 minutes.

Arnold, California, United States
cabin 17 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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Amenities & Room:
the cabin had everything we needed for our large family to be comfortable and relaxed
had a great time cabin well-equipped beds were comfortable & plenty of room for our group of 9
items like toilet paper and paper towels there’s enough for one day
beautiful decorated cabin was cozy comfortable spacious clean and warm
clean but older cabin updated good appliances super quiet dishwasher and washing machine
property owners were informative and got back to us with answers to questions thank you again
owners were helpful bringing us gas for the generator to keep power to the cabin during the outage
the owners kept in contact with us to ensure we were having the best stay possible
we really enjoyed our stay at this location
great locations and easy access to the grocery stores gas stations and restaurants
a very comfortable place that you feel at home right away it’s close to many places to adventure upon
comfortable beds for all a lot of supplies good location easy check in and out
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9. Quaint cabin with outdoor hot tub (from USD 238)

Ponderosa Cabin, situated in Arnold, California, is surrounded by gorgeous nature. With three separate bedrooms and a bathroom, this location can easily accommodate six guests. The rooms are decorated simply, yet tastefully, while the whole cabin feels inviting. This home has a full kitchen, a washing machine, free WiFi and parking, as well as a charcoal grill outside. Decks on both sides of the property look out onto majestic old-growth forest, while a hot tub offers relaxation. Ponderosa Cabin is only six minutes away from White Pines Lake, where fishing and boating are popular, and eight minutes away from Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Abundant nature is always nearby, and they allow pets as well.

Arnold, California, United States
189 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
xlnt internet and streaming tv
also good wifi access to netflix amazon
i appreciated having a fan in every room
very good and thoughtful amenities for kitchen supplies and flashlights in every room
we were traveling with two teenage boys and the quality of the wi-fi was to their liking
you couldn’t tell a dog had ever stayed and it was super clean
beautiful clean and cozy cabin in an amazing area
the cabin was very clean
clean cabin with very nice outdoor areas to relax
hot tub was clean and so nice each day
great place host super responsive
ben is a great host his place is cozy his response time to email questions is great
thank you ben for opening your home and being a super host
ben was a kind responsive host
:) location is great neighbors are friendly our host ben is the best
the location was great
the location is perfect very close to town lakes and big trees park
the location and house were perfect for what we wanted
beautiful and quiet location
it's in a wonderful location for a family vacation
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10. Classic vacation rental for families (from USD 261)

This charming property in Lakemont Pines, Arnold is conveniently located. Explore the beauty of Calaveras County - with nearby lakes, hiking trails, and a state park, this getaway is perfect for nature-lovers. The home accommodates a party of eight and has a relaxing and laidback atmosphere. It also has a children’s room with a bunk bed, making it ideal for families with kids. It boasting a timeless and cosy wood stove, free parking, and even access to Lakemont Pines’ lake and recreation amenities. Whether you feel like having an adventure outdoors or just relaxing comfortably at home, this beautiful and classic home is truly a peaceful retreat.

42 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
the cabin was comfortable with all the amenities
comfy beds and loved having a/c in the hot weather
the beds were all comfy and grandma enjoyed have her own space downstairs
plus an eighth bed in the play area
house was clean and well furnished beds were all comfortable
very clean well organized had everything you needed
the place was clean and spacious and accommodated our family very well
it was spacious light clean nicely decorated and just a fun and pleasant space
clean stocked close to everything in the mountains
mark was an excellent host
i had a number of questions during the vacation and mark was quick to respond and always helpful
this property was awesome very family friendly everything we wanted was provided and available to us
you can definitely tell it’s well loved and taken care of by the owners
location is perfect for exploring calaveras big trees and bear valley
it is in a peaceful location and the lake was brilliant
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11. Cosy home near Arnold Rim Trail

Private but not secluded, this stunning Arnold home is a peaceful retreat from the busyness of the city. The property is located in a beautiful neighbourhood in Arnold on a private lot. Nestled in the heart of the forest, this home has Arnold Rim Trail right at its doorstep. It is also just 0.3 km (0.2 mi) away from Meadowmont Golf Course. With expansive living areas, a fully stocked and well-equipped kitchen, and a furnished deck with grill, guests will enjoy preparing hearty meals for their family and friends. Ideal for a party of six, with luxe and plush interiors, the place is perfect for families with kids. It is also pet-friendly and has a driveway spacious enough for three cars to park.

23 reviews  
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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Amenities & Room:
the weather was warm so luckily there are very strong fans in each room with helped
the house is so comfortable clean and warm
bathrooms could use updating but are very clean and functional
house was very clean nice large and open floor plan
luckily they had lots of clean ones which was nice
we make every attempt to be very clean and as respectful as possible
it's in a quiet and cute neighborhood so we could enjoy coffee or nice meals on the porch
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12. Gorgeous cabin nestled in nature

This gorgeous cabin located in Blue Lake Springs, Arnold beautifully sits amidst nature. With wooden interiors, it gives off a timeless and cosy charm. Guests are provided with essential toiletries, fresh and clean towels, linens, and beddings, along with a full kitchen and comfy furniture. Enjoy a cup of coffee on its wrap-around deck and marvel at the stunning and picturesque nature and wildlife around you. Access to the Blue Lake Springs’ pool, gym, and free use of recreational equipment like kayaks, paddleboards, and shuffleboard, is also granted to the guests. The cabin’s advantageous location also makes it easy to explore the nearby attractions like hiking trails and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Arnold, California, United States
22 reviews  
Entire cabin 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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the owner has fully stocked the kitchen with everything you could need and the grill worked great
the place was clean and looked exactly like the photos
great place great location easy in and out nice home in the woods
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Lose yourself in nature

If you are looking for a family vacation where you just spend time exploring the scenic beauty of nature, cozying up to the warmth of a fireplace in a cabin and read your favorite books with the view of trees - Arnold is just the place to be. With something for everyone here, you are truly going to be refreshed after your vacation here. The uninterrupted moments with nature are unmatched and precious. So, if you are planning to head to Arnold, California, USA, then these vacation rentals are great options to keep handy.

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