USA Northern California California Dorrington Listing #24125

Lazy Bear Lodge - Dorrington, CA

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27 reviews
Max. occupancy: 11 3 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 1 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Spacious home w/pool table, large wrap around deck, & beautiful views!

Grand Chalet style mountain property is perfect for a multi-family get-together. You can snuggle up around the gas fireplace while the kids play board games or a game of pool. The large wrap around deck is ideal for relaxing while enjoying the serenity and view of the dogwoods. This lovely rental will grant you access to a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to channel your inner chef, free WiFi connection to stay in touch with your friends back home, and a cozy interior with large windows to enjoy the sunlight.

What's nearby:
Calaveras Big Trees State Park is three miles south-east and offers hiking, biking, and bird watching among the sequoia trees. The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is about seven miles southeast for a fun family outing. Bear Valley Ski Resort is about 25 miles to the west and has offerings of year-round fun! For a night out, the family-friendly Lube Room Saloon is a mile and a half northwest for some music and eats.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Guests can pay the $8 to enjoy the facilities in the Big Trees Village

*Bedroom on the main floor offers limited mobility access
The Blue Lake Springs HOA has closed off all amenities to guests (residents only) due to local restrictions and regulations.

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.

Parking Notes: Parking for one car in the garage. Three more cars in the driveway.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



High chair


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining









Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games

Pool table : Private

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


27 reviews

Wendy F. Jul 2021
We had several family members staying in different locations in the area and our rental was the only one with A/C. When it was 100 degrees it was unbelievably appreciated ❤️I wish it was available when we get away in February-
Nicole L. Apr 2021
This cabin was perfect for our low-key spring break. It was a great size for two families and had nearly every amenity we needed. The house was clean, beds were comfy and was in a great location for some local eats and very close to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We would stay here again so long as the next item is addressed.

The only reason for four stars instead of five was there was a large amount of stinky garbage left in the garage from the former renters we guessed. It was so smelly that it stunk through the laundry room and kitchen. We reached out through Vacasa and VRBO twice but never heard anything back, and had no other means of contact the owners or property management company. I hope they can resolve this fairly easily, because other than that, it was a great stay!
Christina G. Mar 2021
We arrived just before a big snowfall and this was the perfect place to be snowed in. Very big and homey. Large open floor plan and plenty for the family to do. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. The house was well stocked and adequately equipped with all that we needed. We would definitely consider returning in the future.
Debra L. Mar 2021
Loved the house plenty big for us with some snow to play in. The kids had a blast.
Rachel C. Nov 2020
We loved the roominess and comfortable home. This was such a fun place to vacation.
Michael P. Nov 2020
This spacious well appointed home was exactly what we needed. Beautiful and well equipped.
Thank you
Julia P. Nov 2020
My housemates and I had a wonderful time staying here! The home is super cozy and comfortable and made for the perfect getaway weekend for my friend's birthday. Super comfy beds, gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful view into the trees, barely any neighbors, and well-stocked kitchen!
CAROL S. Oct 2020
The home is beautiful and well-appointed. Plenty of room to gather or find a place to just contemplate.
Bobbi & Mike G. Oct 2020
We loved the serenity of the location. Convenient to Big Tree State Park for hiking, Murphy’s for wine tasting, Arnold for a fabulous meal at Sarafina’s!! The lodge was well stocked with utensils and amenities, star gazing in the evening and breakfast every morning on the deck. We were completely satisfied and happy with our accommodations. There was was just the two of us. It can easily host 9 people! We would definitely consider returning! Thank you for opening your hone!
Cindi P. Sep 2020
The house is beautiful and in a great location. But if you aren’t expecting to clean for the first two hours of your stay, search elsewhere. Everything was filthy, so I’m assuming that cleaning extra for Covid wasn’t a concern. During our stay, only the beds had been changed and there were clean towels. The remainder we had to do. Not how I expected to start my first vacation since March! The carpets were so stained and dirty that I really didn’t feel comfortable leaving my shoes by the front door as requested.
Manager response:
Cindi, thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We apologize that the home was not in better condition upon your arrival and regret to hear that this was your experience while staying with us. Please know this is not our standard grade of cleanliness and presentation. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests is our priority and the experience you had is certainly not commonplace. We appreciate you bringing these matters to our attention and allowing us the opportunity to remedy the situation on your behalf. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to provide you with a truly exceptional vacation experience in the future.
Sandi V. Sep 2020
Very roomy and lovely house with all the amenities.
Rebecca D. Aug 2020
We had family come to visit from Washington, we decided to rent a home to have some quality family time. This house was perfect, we had breakfast and dinner out on the deck, put puzzles together, watched some TV, played hide and seek with the kids and had a family dance off. We are already planning our next stay, I would highly recommend it.

The reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5, is the house keeper needs to do a little better.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We are working closely with our housekeeping team to ensure that they are paying close attention to detail while preparing for guests and following the current COVID-19 cleaning protocols. However, we would like to apologize for any missed areas. We have reached out to housekeeping and local manager regarding these issues. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
LAURA L. Aug 2020
Loved the cabin! So big and spacious/roomy for 2 families.
Only complaint was there was 11 of us for 5 nights and we were only give 3 half rolls of TP, 1 kitchen towel, 3 dishwasher tabs. I feel like anyone knows that 11 people need a lot more than that!
On the positive side, the rooms, beds, kitchen decks, EVERYTHING else was WONDERFUL.
Ed C. Mar 2020
Wonderful roomy well equipped house. Great views and easy access.
Christianne M. Mar 2020
This is a great vacation rental. Really nice layout with plenty of beds, great kitchen, and huge living room with gorgeous floor to ceiling views. We enjoyed it immensely and hope to return again!
Colleen C. Mar 2020
Lazy Bear Lodge is great for a family getaway. It is well appointed, has games, books for children and even toys for the snow. It is roomy, clean and updated.
We had a great time.
Jen B. Feb 2020
This cabin is so spacious, comfy beds and all the amenities. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you!!
Mariela H. Feb 2020
Thank you for allowing us to rent the cabin, it is very beautiful, we feel at home.
Lisa W. Jan 2020
This cabin was very homey and layout was great for our multiple families that came! Definitely recommend! Just if you are big into cooking like our family you may want to bring a few of your own pots/pans.
Mikyung P. Jan 2020
We are very happy at this property.
Property is clean and well maintained.
I hope we will be there next time
April B. Nov 2019
We had a great time. Lots of room for everyone.
The house was equipped with everything we needed.
Ellen P. Oct 2019
Can’t say enough about this lovely home. Feels like you’re living in the forest, and there were even blooming dogwoods in the backyard. My husband and I had planned to spend much more time exploring the surrounding area but wound up just sticking around the house a lot more and enjoying our time there instead. We’ll definitely be back!
Brent J. Oct 2019
House was perfect for a quiet family getaway. We have little ones and house layout, amenities and location was perfect for our family to enjoy a peaceful vacation with space to roam and an easy location to get to the sites we wanted to explore.
Jodine M. Oct 2019
The home and location are beautiful. The kitchen could be better equipped. There are zero spices and very little utensils. With a house this large it is obvious there will be cooking for a crowd so I think the kitchen should reflect the needs. It is a lovely very comfortable home and we will most likely be back!
Gary R. Sep 2019
House was perfect for the group. Plenty of space, activites, and outdoor patio seating was more than expected. House was clean and kitchen well supplied with cookware and utensils. Being a pet friendly home, our group was more than satisfied. Close to main road and river. I look forward to staying there again.
Molly S. Aug 2019
Everything was amazing about this cabin, the view, the location the house has everything you could need! We had 6 adults 2 kids and a our fur baby everybody had space and time as well as togetherness! We’ll definitely be back!!
H J. Aug 2019
This gorgeous home was the last stop on our week-long California road trip. We arrived somewhat exhausted and seeing that this gem had not yet received any reviews, a little bit concerned if this property could live up to the stunning photos from the listing
Well, not only does it that - it is so much better. We found a gem in the trees which was the perfect spot for us. My kids enjoyed the upstairs game room, played foosball and learned how to play pool. The house has so many amenities that we were never bored or looking for anything to do without once having to turn on that giant TV in the living room. Life is better outside and the enormous wrap-around deck plus the comfy chairs out there allowed us to enjoy the starry nights and the coolness of the mountains.
We were contacted by Vacasa as one of the toilet seats in the house was broken and one of their super friendly representatives came out the next day with a handyman to address the issue. Flawless customer service indeed.
We made ample use of the huge kitchen and the giant fridge as the Big Trees Natural supermarket in Arnold allows you to get pretty much anything. Friends of us from California stayed very close to us in a rather sad airbnb property but ended staying with us most of the time as we were able to host them both at the dinner table as well as on the deck.
The house is very obviously someone's personal gem and it shows the level of love and attention to detail.
We are wanting to stay again as this was an amazingly beautiful and relaxing stay. Coming from Texas, we miss the cool and starry nights.
Ideas for improvement: we could have used a serrated knife for bread-cutting and a decent cutting board. That cactus one is more of a novelty than a cutting board
While the house was overall fantastically clean, it does have very high ceilings and could use dusting above 8 feet.
But it is a dream of a dream house. We can't praise it highly enough as it made a perfect vacation even better and imagine an alternate reality where we own such a mansion in the trees.