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Book direct and save money when renting this spacious, renovated vacation rental home with central AC located directly across the street from the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center in the scenic Sierra mountain town of Arnold, CA -- just minutes from Big Trees Calaveras State Park 

 

Snowflake Chalet is a remodeled spacious cabin located east of the historic Gold Rush towns of Angel's Camp and Murphys, gateway to the Sierras. Located just across the street from the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center, our cabin is perfect for multi-family gatherings. We can sleep 8 adults plus 2-4 children/teens comfortably, and will consider more than 10 guests total for a small additional charge. Please send an inquiry if you would like to register additional guests. We offer a cozy atmosphere with plenty of space for a multi-family vacation, family reunion or weekend-getaway.  Guests must be 25 years of age or older to book, and a signed renter's agreement is required.

Premium amenities:

  • A universal charging station for electric vehicles

  • Central air conditioning

  • Coming Soon: Whole house battery provides power during PG&E outages

  • Across the street from the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center:

       featuring pool,  small lake, summer movies, activities,

       and Snowflake Lodge Restaurant

  • Wi-fi

  • SMART TV with Xfinity cable service

  • Dog friendly (up to to 2 dogs for an extra fee.)

  • Work friendly -- plenty of quiet spaces for virtual work meetings 

  • 2 King beds with new mattresses; 2 queen beds, 2 bunk beds

  • Spa-like, remodeled master bath with cascading river rock walls

  • Linens provided: Fluffy, hotel-quality towels and crisp cotton sheets

  • New Weber propane grill on our deck

  • Indoor garage

Other indoor amenities:

  • A large dining table that extends to seat 10 adults, with additional seating at the adjacent island bar in the kitchen.

  • Rustic plank flooring 

  • Newer stainless steel appliances and non-stick pots and pans in the kitchen.

  • Wire storage unit in kitchen for you to store your unrefrigerated grocery items

  • Extra large capacity GE front loading washer and dryer

  • A large selection of DVDs and classic VCR movies

  • A game closet keep you entertained during your visit.

  • The 4th bedroom is a spacious, rec room with a king size bed and 2 bunk beds, equipped with a large screen TV, toys, games that is ideal for older children or teenagers or a family suite.

  • Two Pack 'n' Plays, and a baby gate are available.

Outdoor amenities:

  • A roomy outdoor deck with rustic farmhouse table and patio furniture under the pine trees

  • Steps away from the Blue Lake Springs Recreation Center, which includes a pool, small lake, tennis courts, Saturday night outdoor movies, a restaurant and snack bar (Usage fees apply)

  • An array of water toys and snow sleds for guests to borrow

  • Outdoor webcam allow owners to report on weather conditions for winter visits

  • Pool towels available during summer months

Nearby activities options:

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 local attractions include Lake Alpine, 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.

Our fully-equipped kitchen 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 require all guests to sign a rental agreement and provide a photo ID at the time of booking.

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Local Attractions

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 Lake, 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.  

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