The Lazy Bear Lodge Blue Lake Springs

Five-Star Rated Upscale Cabin with Generator and A/C
Escape to the Sierras for a relaxing mountain getaway with family and friends. You’ll find all the comforts of home and more in this luxurious, five-star rated, fully renovated Blue Lake Springs chalet.  Close to hiking, fishing, skiing and the famous Blue Lake Springs recreation center.  Enjoy three nearby lakes and abundant hiking trails or take a short drive to Big Trees state park.  We are a low-volume owner-operated vacation rental that focuses on providing a superior experience for our guests.  We have owned our cabin since 2008 and have hosted over 150 families and couples.  We are always happy to share our knowledge and use our expertise to help you plan age-appropriate activities for family.  The Lazy Bear Lodge is your base camp for outdoor adventure!

COVID-19 UPDATE:  We will be accepting a limited number of bookings and will be scheduling a few days between guest stays for enhanced cleaning.

Amenities include:
* High-speed Internet with secure WiFi
* Two EV Chargers with Tesla and Standard (J1772) EV charge ports
* 22KW Automatic Standby Generator
* For Kids: Crib, High chair, pack-n-play, step-stools, night lights, books, toys, games.
* Central Heat/Air Conditioning & Wood Stove
* Large private deck with BBQ
* Fully remodeled and updated
* 65" 4K LED TV in front bedroom
* Flat Screen HD TV's with Satellite, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Video
* Sleeping accommodations for up to four adults and four kids
* Optional linen service available, otherwise guests provide their own sheets and towels.

The Lazy Bear Lodge has been completely renovated with all new fixtures, flooring, windows, cabinets, appliances, furnace, water heater, and beds to create a light, bright and airy space. This cabin offers great mountain style along with modern conveniences including a fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms, quality furnishings, and all stainless steel Kitchenaid appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs.

The great room features soaring ceilings, a wood stove with a tall rock hearth, and a beautiful set of wood windows for a grand view of the forest. The cabin has a high-capacity front-loading washer and dryer for your convenience. Both bathrooms were recently remodeled and include heated fogless mirrors, and heated towel bars.

The Lazy Bear Lodge is equipped with high-speed cable Internet with WiFi. Our WiFi is secured with a login page to prevent neighbors from slowing down the connection. Telephone service with local and long distance calling anywhere in the US.

Accommodations:
We are ideally set up for families with children. For sleeping accommodations, there are two downstairs bedrooms and a loft. The front bedroom and loft are equipped with premium California King pillow-top beds. The back bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. A folding crib and Pack-n-play are provided for the little ones. All beds have waterproof, and dust proof mattress and pillow covers. 

Kid Stuff:
The cabin is outfitted with all the important baby/kid items including a folding crib, bed rails, portable high chair/booster seat, Pack n’ Play sleeper, baby gate, and kid-friendly toys, books, games, dishware, silverware, and cups. All tubs and showers have been upgraded with temperature control valves to prevent scalding.

Entertainment:
Entertainment options include three flat panel HDTV’s. All TV’s have Roku streaming media devices with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime video and many other streaming channels. The family room has a 1080P Flat Panel HDTV with Blu-ray Disc, DirecTV with DVR, and surround sound. Home Automation system with menu driven remote allows for easy control of all audio/video functions. The bunk room also has a DVD/VCR, and a library of DVD videos. 

There are plenty of board games, books, puzzles, DVD movies and toys to keep the kids entertained. We have all the classics from Monopoly, Bingo, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Scrabble, Cranium, Pictionary, Racko and many more. Upstairs you will find a small library that includes many novels and cookbooks.

Attractions:
Situated on a quiet street in the highly desirable Blue Lake Springs area, you can expect summertime fun at Snowflake Lodge recreation facilities from Memorial Day through Labor Day (guest fees apply). The recreation facilities include the Snowflake Lodge Restaurant, a large heated pool and kiddie pool, snack bar, playground two private lakes as well as tennis, volleyball, ping-pong, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball,frisbee golf and outdoor movies on summer evenings.

Arnold is centrally located on the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway for easy access to skiing, snowboarding and sledding in the winter. We are located near Bear Valley Ski Resort, which is a fabulous less crowded alternative to the Tahoe resorts, and a much easier drive.

For the adventurous there are many outdoor activities to enjoy including hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. See huge sequoia redwoods at Big Trees State Park or visit Moaning Caverns to explore underground caves, try a thrilling zip line or go panning for gold. Practice your golf game at one of the challenging local courses. There are also many charming shops and fabulous restaurants and wine tasting rooms in downtown Murphys.  The cabin is situated just 10 min from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 20 minutes from Stanislaus National Forest, 15 minutes from the historic gold rush towns of Murphys and Angels Camp, and 30 minutes from the historic gold rush town of Columbia.

What to Bring: 
Guests will need to bring California King and twin size sheets and bath towels. Optional linen and towel service is available for a $60 fee. Our linens package includes sheets for California King and twin size beds and bath towels for up to eight people. All beds have pillows, blankets and comforters, mattress covers, and pillow covers.

Early Check-in/Late Check-Out:
For guests who want to extend the last day of vacation we offer a later check-out time of 6:00pm for $100.
For guests who are driving long-distance or just want to arrive early we offer a early check-in time of 8:00am for $100.
Note:  Please request early/late check-out at time of booking as we need to block out an additional day for cleaning between guests.  We can only guarantee early/late check-out times if requested and approved in advance as other groups may book the day before/after your stay.

Policies:
No smoking, no pets or animals, Maximum occupancy of Four (4) adults, Four (4) children.  The Premises are equipped with an alarm system and exterior security cameras. Cameras are installed primarily as a theft deterrent and to avoid police dispatch for false alarms. Security cameras are not monitored and should not be relied on for personal safety.
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