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USA California Northern California Arnold Listing #18782

Forest Bears Hideout - Arnold, CA

4 reviews
Max occupancy: 7 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets 
1706 Patricia Lane, Arnold, CA 95223

Chalet w/ views & seasonal shared pool/rec facility/lake access!

This cozy mountain chalet offers stunning views making for a picturesque retreat in a secluded forest setting. Relax on the deck at sunset, fire up a meal on the grill, and dine at the picnic table. Everyone can nestle by the fire while playing tunes on the piano in the living room. On the lower living level, you’ll find two bedrooms with a queen and double bed. The loft area offers a twin bed with trundle and a queen.

What’s nearby:
For a daily/weekly fee, you’ll have access to Blue Lake Springs Recreation Area with two lakes, pools, shuffleboard, basketball and more! Hiking is always a popular activity. Explore local trails and get up close with giant Sequoias! If winter is more your season, head up to slopes at Bear Valley Ski Resort for skiing and snowboarding.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Blue Lake Springs Recreation Area amenities require a small fee
Cell phone reception is very spotty in this area - plan accordingly

*This property is part of the Blue Lake Springs (BLS) HOA. The BLS rec center and amenities are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fees are currently as follows but are subject to change: $15 daily fee per person or $90 weekly fee per person. Group rates are available for six or more people. Fees apply to all ages two and over. Amenities for the HOA include a shared pool, Fly in Lake, Blue Lake Springs Lake, and a shared tennis court. The Snow Flake Lodge is open year-round for no additional fee.




Basketball court : Shared

Children's games

Foosball table

Ping-pong table

Tennis court : Shared



Gas fireplace

Washer/dryer : Private

Pool : Shared









DVD player


Wireless router




4 reviews

Zdravka I. Sep 2019
the best
Tabitha C. Aug 2019
Ok, first, this is a great cabin with an amazing deck off the kitchen. Below is simply feedback that every renter will want to know. Please know that we are not "nit-picky" annoying types with elitist expectations. We had a fantastic time. There are just a few things that need to be fixed/updated/changed:
1. The cabin needs a BBQ! It has charcoal, lighter fluid..but NO BBQ. During the summer guests will want to BBQ on the beautiful deck.
2. While the piano in the living room is beautiful it just has to go! It literally is blocking one of the sliding glass doors that leads to the beautiful deck, and it's blocking the living space of the family room. Beautiful, just NOT the place for it.
3. Deck is amazing, with terrific views.
4. No cold water pressure in the downstairs bathroom, literally none. So, you have to use hot water valve to brush your teeth. Quick, easy fix but needs to be fixed.
5. The photos on the listing give the impression that this property is lakefront. It's not. Fly In Acres Lake is a very short 1/2 mile drive from the house. It's a little, tiny lake that's absolutely perfect for families with sandy beaches, tables and docks to jump from. $5 charge per person to access this lake.
6. The pool/Rec Center pictured on listing is about 2 miles from the house. Just know that there is a $15 per person charge to use the pool/Rec Center amenities. Yes, $15 for young children too.
7. A new, set of pots and pans really are needed. Very inexpensive to replace the very dated existing ones.
8. No cell service at all in Arnold unless you have Verizon. Not necessarily a bad thing (b/c you may be disconnecting when you stay) but just something to know. Yes, you can connect using the property's WiFi but when you leave the house you won't have service until Murphy's
9. The outdoor garbage bin is literally in the driveway, at the bottom of the driveway instead of recessed/off the side. Only important b/c the driveway is already very narrow and steep, so it's very difficult to maneuver a full size truck up the driveway.
10. The loft area and bathroom upstairs is awesome.
11. The property does NOT have A/C. It didn't bother us much. It was 90-94 degrees during our stay. We brought a large fan and ran it in the family room and we were fine b/c it cooled down at night. It would be convenient for the owners/manager to provide a large industrial fan for guest use during summer months.
Again, just important information to know. Great little cabin!
Manuel P. Jul 2019
The location was great and everyone was comfortable. My buddies and I had a great time here.
Christine S. May 2019
We were only here for 2 days but it was amazing. Clean and comfortable and everything we needed was there.