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The Sanctuary - Arnold, CA

48 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options:

  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Dog-friendly cabin in Lilac Park with shared pool, free WiFi, near skiing

The Sanctuary Cabin features inventive artwork, four bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths. This home is located in the Lilac Park subdivision with a shared, seasonal pool nearby. There's a spacious deck that's perfect for entertaining and a well-equipped, full kitchen for mealtimes. If you want to indulge in a little friendly competition, there are outdoor games like Giant Jenga and Ping-Pong, as well as an indoor dartboard plus card and board games. And while it is recommended that you bring your own ski gear, there are a few extra items provided that might fit you and your guests, if necessary.

What's nearby:
When it's time to get out and about, this home is just a little over 12 miles from the town of Murphys for wine tasting, dining, and shopping. Find additional restaurants in downtown Arnold, just a short walk from this home. For hiking options, this home is less than a mile from the Arnold Rim Trailhead and just a little over a mile from White Pines Reservoir. And when the snow is falling, wintertime activities like skiing and snowboarding await at the Bear Valley Ski Resort, only 30 miles from your front door.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Smart TV
Two dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
Lilac Park Pool is available for a small fee
* Cell phone reception is very spotty in this area, so please plan accordingly.

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property tax ID: TOT - 355
Property permit ID: BL-0018324



Baby gates

Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining









Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Board games

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs


48 reviews

Nicole B. Sep 2020
Clean cozy house. The location was great
Marin B. Sep 2020
Sanctuary is a wonderful place to stay.
Great location!
Very fun and creative decor with interesting art prices throughout the house!
Hugo S. Sep 2020
We love this cabin! We took a family trip up here and we had a wonderful time being immersed in nature with all of the surrounding trees and forest. Being out on the deck was our favorite part aside from looking through the house at all of the super creative artwork on the walls and the antiques utilized in all of the rooms! We would highly recommend this place to anyone! 5 stars!
Mihika V. Aug 2020
We had a wonderful stay at The Sanctuary. The location Was ideal and the house itself is beautiful, with lots of amenities. I would definitely visit again!
Kristi C. Jul 2020
We stayed at the Sanctuary twice this July. We enjoyed our time there so much! The house was clean and so cute and quirky. Lots of little homey touches to make our stay comfortable and memorable. We will return!
Florin Z. Jul 2020
There is no place better than home, and yet, The Sanctuary did feel like our home away from home. Every square inch is welcoming, and everything is naturally where it’s supposed to be, from the kitchen and living room downstairs, to the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. The spacious deck is where we enjoyed all of our meals every day, from the morning coffee to the late evening aperitif. Restaurants and the swimming pool are all in close proximity to the property, even within walking distance, which makes the location of The Sanctuary very desirable, and enjoyable. We’re already planning our next stay at The Sanctuary!
The Bordelon Family . Mar 2020
Our family had so much fun at this cabin! The decorations are so cute, and the beds are so comfy. We hope to be back soon for our next snowboarding trip. Thank you so much!!
The Calvers . Feb 2020
We had such a lovely and relaxing time at The Sanctuary! Your home is wonderful-truly a sanctuary. We hope to be back again soon! Thank you!
Barlise Family . Feb 2020
Our family had a great time here. We loved the cabin and all the games. We explored some caverns, walk and fold mined in Columbia and then the kids took snowboarding lesson at Bear Valley! We would love to return soon.Thanks
Rachel L. Feb 2020
We had a lovely time at this lovely little house. The owners clearly care about their property and their guests. Very clean, well stocked kitchen, linens and towels were plentiful. Thank you!
Stacy F. Feb 2020
This place is full of charm and character. The owner has a flare for repurposing antiques, check out the microscope lamp! Great location, only 20 min to Murphy which has yummy cafes, cupcakes, wine bars and boutiques. 40 min to Bear Valley, nothing closer than other than Bear Village. Took 2 hrs 45min from bay area in the evening traffic rush. Way better than Tahoe!
The Cristol's . Jan 2020
Three generations of Cristol's and a Sedlestsuaya(?) spent 4 wonderful nights at The Sanctuary. We visited Columbia, Mercer Caverns, went skiing at Bear Valley, went sledding at Spicer SnoPark, and visited Murphys. We enjoyed El Vaquero and Sarafina's, and are sad to leave. On the 9th we awoke to beautiful snowfall with huge snowflakes all around the cabin. The kids loved building snowmen. What a memorable trip for the whole family. Is the cabin for sale? :) Looking forward to a return!
Richard J. Jan 2020
Great house and location great for pets we brought our dog
The Brits (?) Family & Bhatia Family . Dec 2019
The Sanctuary is the perfect name for your cabin. So many special touches, including a gift bag to welcome us! We enjoyed your beautiful, well-kept, and thoughtful cabin in the woods. Games and toys for the kids, too! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay and gather. We will look forward to coming back again soon. With appreciation, The Brits (?) Family & Bhatia Family
Hillary C. Nov 2019
This home was perfect for us. The office was great for working in the day, and the two King beds with separate bathrooms are different floors made it perfect for two couples. Very clean and cute.
The Offedal Family . Oct 2019
Thank you all tremendously for sharing your most delightful cabin with us. We've learned you must be a particularly interesting family by studying your decorations and books. We got caught up in the"El black out" but all was well. We are from down the road, Australia, and Norway, and our desires to come out in the nature and get a refill of beauty has been most satisfied. Thank you!
Debbie S. Aug 2019
We loved our little vacation rental, super cute, very comfy, and everything it advertised! The only “glitch” was that the dryer did not work; in speaking with the housecleaner that came as we were leaving, she noted that she had received that memo previously, and wondered why it had not been repaired. We ended up taking wet clothes home after two days, yuck… I’m sure that was just an oversight, and not reflective of the overall visit. The “hidden gem” of this place is the pool, we were the only people in the pool for two days! We will definitely be back!
Manager response:
Hi, Debbie! The appliance techs in the area were three weeks out, so we were unable to get anybody in immediately to address the issue during your stay, but the dryer is all fixed now! We apologize for the inconvenience it caused you and hope to still see you again!
Maria M. Aug 2019
Agradable la estadía un buen tiempo para disfrutar de la naturaleza
The Harrison Family . Aug 2019
Thank you for a great cabin offered for others to enjoy!! Our family had some unforgettable memories. We enjoyed White Pines Lake, Yosemite, and Renegade Winery. What a beautiful area God has made for us to enjoy. Thank you. God bless you and your family. Thank you for sharing your sanctuary with us!
Ben R. Jul 2019
Our family absolutely loved staying here. Your cabin is so dang cute and cozy! This is our family’s first trip to California, and we’ve enjoyed the hiking trails and wine sampling. My favorite thing has been laying in bed in the mornings with the windows open and listening to the birds sing. This has been a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy. Hopefully, we’ll be back one day!
Megan . Jul 2019
We enjoyed your cute cabin for our annual girls trip! Thank you for all the welcome touches, it felt like home.
John K. Jun 2019
We had a wonderful time in this cabin and we loved all the miscellaneous decorations that were so cool. We loved that we had deer walk by every morning
Growtham Family . Jun 2019
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your wonderful home. Kids also enjoyed alot. We loved your house and your taste of antique design. We would love to visit again.
Dorothea M M. Jun 2019
My husband and I went for a weekend getaway and loved staying there! The owners have put lots of love and cleverness in the way they decorated it, putting antiques to use in many ways. It is a big cabin with 4 bedrooms, 2 that have a king size bed, so it can sleep many people comfortably. The setting is beautiful with views of the forest from all windows. We will surely return again when we are up in that area!
Christine H. May 2019
Thank you for your lovely, cozy home with it's delightful decor and loving energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed my short stay and I would love to return again with friends or family to fully take in all this house in the woods has to offer. I love it!
The Ochea Family . May 2019
Thank you for sharing your cabin. Loved the decor and we even got snow the day we left. Nice, quiet family time that has been much needed. We will be back.
Alexis C. May 2019
This place is truly a gem! Clean and comfortable to start with, but also a *fully* stocked kitchen with tons of pots and pans, baking essentials, a Keurig, full selection of seasonings, and cooking/baking/serving utensils. And so many thoughtful touches--small signs and labels throughout the house identifying handy tips. A fully stocked cabinet of games and puzzles. A plethora of materials on local attractions and restaurants. Complimentary hot chocolate with marshmellows, and a pumpkin bread mix--just so cute and thoughtful! But the best was the decorative flair throughout the home--such style and whimsy!

Truly a diamond in the rough and we hope to be back during the summer with friends!
Caldwell F. May 2019
We loved staying in this beautiful cabin with our family! Our kids kept saying that the owners of the cabin must be very creative because so many of the pieces of the decor are repurposed so creatively!
The Yanez-Rochel Family . Mar 2019
Thank you for hosting us at your cute cabin. It’s Very well decorated and clean!. Lots of amenities. We will be back soon.
The Thach Family . Feb 2019
Thank you for sharing your house with us. We had a wonderful time. Lots of memories.
Adalberto E. Feb 2019
Everything is perfect,the only thing I notice when I get there garbage was full all over the garbage can no cover I bring all are garbage home I always do anyways but how ever clean the house they should take it
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Adalberto! We apologize for the trash situation due to the heavy amounts of snow burying the cans. We are now caught up and hope to see you again!
Kristin C. Jan 2019
This place really has it all, two king size beds for the adults, great bunk room/playroom (with toys!) and an extra room which would be perfect for the older kids that want some privacy. Kitchen had everything you need, lots of things to do outside, cards and games inside, just a cozy little place. Perfect for a multi family getaway.
The Cabral Family . Jan 2019
Amazing! Our first trip w/ friends and all our kids. So many memories. The muffins and hot cocoa was an amazing addition to a house so full already. Decor was awesome, so kid friendly. We are already looking forward to next time. Thank you to the owners!
Jesse W. Jan 2019
There is no detail missed in the decoration of this place; you will love it! From the way it is nestled into the forest all the way to the decor on the table, it was a picture perfect setting!
Ethan L. Dec 2018
Thank you for sharing your family’s beautiful cabin with us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Pinterest finds throughout, many pictures were taken to reminisce later. Thanks again! We loved your cabin!
Sara G. Nov 2018
We had a wonderful time - the cabin was fabulous and all the extra touches (extra candles, marshmallows, hot cocoa) made our stay. The children had a wonderful time, the space was great for a large family.
The Gagen Family . Nov 2018
We had a Lovely time. House is Lovely, boys enjoyed the darts! Really appreciated how clean everything was. Would definitely book again.
Michael . Nov 2018
We had a wonderful stay and our children loved your house. Thank you for all the lovely touches. You’ve created a beautiful place. We hope to be back soon.
Nicole . Sep 2018
We are so appreciative of the decor and the creativeness of your cabin. Everything was put together so clever and nice. And inspired us to decorate when we get back home :) Thank you for a comfy and cozy stay. It is one we will never forget! This city is absolutely beautiful and we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to spend a memorable time here.
The Christy Family . Jul 2018
We enjoyed your wonderful cabin for our family vacation! A day at White Pines Lake followed by a great BBQ. We loved the deck and had a great time playing games! Thanks for the wonderful memories.
The Parenti Family . Jul 2018
Your cabin provided fabulous amenities for our family of five. What a wonderful place to relax at the end of a great day of adventures. This is our FAVE cabin so far!
Stephanie . Jun 2018
We had SUCH FUN exploring both inside and outside your amazing cabin! The girls loved finding all the surprises in the red lockers, and Calvin & Hobbes was, as always, an excellent read. Your artistic touches truly made this a vacation to remember, and I appreciate every detail - especially the “where to find it” page in the welcome binder- SO GREAT!. We enjoyed the quiet, the squirrels, and the gorgeous trees. Hope to come back again soon! Many, many thanks!