Cabin. BLS: Comfortable, pet Friendly 2 Br+ Loft, Wifi, Sleeps 8

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


Welcome to cabin. BLS!

Are you looking for a comfortable place where you and your family/friends can relax and not worry about messing up picture perfect rooms? This might be the place for you

This cabin has been in our family since it was built in the late 70’s. We’ve replaced the roof, but otherwise it’s exactly as built – and we are making it available to you in all it’s midcentury “early-garage-sale-chic” splendor

There’s an analog stereo (with cassette deck!), record player and selection of records, comfy couches and easy chairs, a deck with charcoal bbq (we’re old school about that) and an outside dining table with umbrella and chairs. It’s the kind of cabin where family furniture rotates out of our homes and into the cabin

Not only can this cabin sleep 8 people, but the table seats 12. More if you want to squish. You won’t have to serve dinner in shifts or on paper plates or drink wine out of plastic cups. We have enough cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses and wine glasses to seat and serve your whole crowd. Plus, the plates match (most of them anyway!). Plus the dishwasher is big

Our family loves to cook so the kitchen is well outfitted – blenders, 60’s era waffle maker, microwave, coffee maker (one carafe for octane, the other for decaf), ice cream maker, etc. The rule is that anything edible left in the kitchen is yours to eat, just please take anything perishable with you when you leave

Is it important to you that the towels match in your vacation rental? Well, none of ours do. But they’re all cotton

We may be old school, but some of us like to move up here for working vacations, so we recognize the importance of 70 Mbps internet, steady wifi and the value of a good baseball/soccer/football game on Comcast. There’s a 55in Ultra High Definition SmartTV in the living room (Netflix, anyone?) and a PS2 so you can play games or watch DVDs. Upstairs in the loft there’s a 32 in SmartTV with a GameCube and other vintage game systems

In the wintertime, the wood burning stove keeps things warm, but if you don't want to build a fire there's a heater in the living room as well

Two floors:
Room 1: 1 Queen sized bed and closet
Room 2: 1 Queen sized bed and closet
Full bathroom (shower over bathtub)
Living room and dining area
Upstairs Loft:
3 Queen beds, 2 twin beds (no closet)
Full bathroom (shower over bathtub)

PLEASE NOTE: The front door to the cabin is up a flight of stairs. Once inside, there is another set of stairs up to the loft and upstairs bathroom

Cabin. BLS is a fully-equipped quiet family getaway is within an hours reach to all kinds of adventures:
- Arnold Rim trail
- Calaveras Big Trees Park
- Stanislaus River
- Ebbets Pass
- Lake Alpine
- Mosquito Lake
- Bear Valley resort at Mount Reba
- Mercer Caverns
- Moaning Caverns -- also has a zip line
- California Caverns
- Murphy's wine tasting and shopping
- Antiquing
- Rock hunting
- Columbia State Historic Park
- Bear Valley Music Festival
- New Melones Resevoir
- Frog Jumping Contest
- Explore the historic towns of Angels Camp and Mokelumne Hill
- Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
- Murphy's Old Timers Museum

The cabin is about 2. 5 hours to Yosemite Valley

Please see the cabin. BLS house manual on the kitchen bar counter for more information about wineries, caves, activities, area driving maps, USGS topo maps of the Arnold, CA area

If you'd prefer to stay closer to home, Blue Lake Springs recreational facilities are considered the best in the area: as our guests you can purchase individual or family passes (daily or weekly pricing) for Blue Lake Spring recreational amenities including weekend dining at Snowflake Lodge, a swimming pool, two swimming lakes, children’s play equipment, tennis courts, a basketball court, ping pong tables, bocce, shuffleboard and horseshoes

Cabin. BLS Highlights

- A flat, level driveway with parking for 3+ cars (which is kept plowed in the winter!)
- Vaulted cielings in the great room and loft
- Fresh bedding and pillows
- Plenty of towels
- Hairdryers in each bathroom
- Washer and dryer
- A 55 inch UHD Smart TV
- A 32 inch Smart TV
- Wi-fi & Comcast X1 XFinity with Sportsnet Bay Area
- Garbage Disposal and dishwasher
- Toilet paper, paper towels, dish towels provided
- Board games, cards, and poker chips
- Analog stereo with cassettes and records
- Stereo in cable for streaming music from your phone
- Sleds located under the deck


  • Pets
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher


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