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Arnold Retreat with hot tub and entertainment room

Our “Little” Giant Sequoia mountain home is named after the sequoia tree in the front yard. Enjoy the tranquility of the backyard with spectacular hiking trails within walking distance. The cabin is furnished to enable you to work remotely while enjoying nature’s serenity. We follow all Covid-19 related safety regulations and keep a 24 hours gap between two guests.

Spend a day hiking, biking or skiing and relax in the hot tub at our mountain cabin. Enjoy your drinks on the patio with spectacular views of sequoias, pines and cedars in the huge backyard. Bring out the chef in you and cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or just grab dinner from nearby restaurants and unwind with a movie in the entertainment room.


  • 1950 sq ft house with 3 bedrooms sleeps 10 (1 king, 2 queen, 1 twin, 1 lounge bed, 1 bunk bed)
  • 2.5 bathrooms (1 upstairs, 1.5 downstairs)
  • Entertainment room (portable room heater) with movie theater setting and indoor games
  • Hot tub
  • Xfinity broadband internet connection with download speed up to 150mbps
  • 3 work areas with desks and computer chairs; downstairs setup has a monitor, keyboard, mouse
  • Flat driveway provides excellent free parking in the winter months
  • Quick access to local grocery stores and local restaurants in less than a mile
  • Access to community lake with beach
  • Nearby experiences includes hiking, biking, skiing, snow playing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, wine tasting, sightseeing

Entertainment room

  • Converted garage non-heated with room heaters
  • Projector with 100” giant screen in a theater setting
  • Free Netflix account
  • Reclining sofa plus loveseat
  • Small Air hockey/foosball combo game table
  • Electric fireplace
  • Portable heater
  • Board games

The Home

Living Area:

  • 70” smart TV
  • Power recliner sofa and loveseat
  • Relaxing lounge that converts to a twin bed

Bedrooms and bath:

  • Second 50” smart TV in upstairs bedroom
  • White bed sheets and duvet ensures cleanliness in hospitality
  • USB charging station


  • Fully equipped with toaster, coffee machine, grinder, oven, gas stove
  • Stocked with basic ingredients like tea bags, sweetener, honey, spice rack
  • Dining table seats 8, also 2 bar stools at the adjacent kitchen island


  • Most of the furniture and beddings are brand new
  • Check in with smart lock with access code specific to each guest
  • Patio in the front yard, deck with patio furniture in backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Essential amenities include iron and iron board, hangers, first aid kit
  • Washer/dryer with detergent
  • Luxury Bidet with heated seat and warm water in Master bath

Nearby attractions:

Nearby experiences within 30 mins: 

Arnold Rim Trail head within walking distance from cabin, cross country skiing/snowmobile at Bear Valley ski resort, Spicer sno-park, kayak/canoe/paddle boat/fishing at White Pines Lake, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Sierra Nevada logging museum, hiking, biking, wine tasting, horseback riding, zip lining at Moaning caverns adventure park, class IV white water rafting at North Fork Stanislaus River

House Rules

  • Expect weak cell phone signals in some areas specially on Highway 4 from Murphy to Arnold. However, Verizon works fine.
  • Recommend carrying tire chains during winter. Check weather conditions prior to travel.
  • Trash is limited in mountain settings. You need to fit all your trash in one 32 gallon trash can in the bear enclosure in the front yard. For additional trash, you need to take it away or call Greg (858-922-5774) to help for a fee. Failure to do so will result in additional $50 or more trash disposal charges.
  • We do have two exterior video surveillance cameras to help us monitor our home - one above the garage door outside and another over the backyard deck. No indoor camera.
  • Please use the car parking tags and personal tags while using community lake and clubhouse facilities (restricted during pandemic). The tags will be available on the kitchen island.
  • Please only park on the driveway, not on the streets
  • No pets are allowed, please!
  • No smoking in the property!
  • No parties/big events
  • Quiet hours between 9pm and 9am. If excessive noise is reported, police will be called and a fine will be assessed.