Find Cozy Arnold Cabin Rentals
There are many cabin rentals options in Arnold, CA where you can enjoy in all the spectacular seasons ahead.
Arnold is a hidden gem that provides for a great getaway for vacationing away from all the major metros of the San Francisco bay area. It’s a popular destination due to its low-key atmosphere, but offers all the great outdoor activities found in Lake Tahoe without all the crowds. You’ll find Arnold to be a genuine escape to the woods without all the commercialized hotels and casinos. Here, you’ll be able to hunker down in an Arnold cabin rental with the peace and quiet you deserve.
Here are some cabins in Arnold also in our neighborhood if ours is booked or if you want friends and family to join you:
Arnold Cabin Rentals In The Fall
The fall brings great hikes, hot vegetable stews, and the season to put in a few logs to kickback and slow down in front of a crackling fire. November brings the first snowfall, which enables the nearby ski slope, Bear Valley, the chance to switch gears and start making snow.
From the Lake Mont Pines neighborhood, you can hit the trailhead for the Arnold Rim Trail, which puts you in an hour hike to the Top of The World.
Tanner Lake inside of Lake Mont Pines is the nearby favorite for a casual stroll to gaze at the wildlife with your entire family. There’s usually a fun little stream to cross, and plenty of geese for the dog to chase.
As the season unfolds, there are beautiful trees turning brilliant colors, and fish still running about.
Arnold Cabin Rentals in the Winter
In the winter, the snow covers most of the ground and the first snowfall installs the base layer for the season. At almost 4,000 ft, Arnold receives enough snowfall to create a wonderland, but not enough to trap you in. The past couple years, we’ve seen a few weeks of several feet of snow, which is the perfect level of enjoyment. Continuing up Highway 4 into Dorrington, the elevation increases dramatically to make it much more challenging at times to move about. Overall, the town will clear the main roads, but just beyond Arnold, chains will be the norm.
Winters in Arnold also brings skiers and riders to Bear Valley Resort, about 35 minutes away. It stands at about 7,000 ft elevation, and offers tons of tree skiing for the advanced adventurist, while also approachable beginner runs and magic carpet rides.
The resort is fully equipped with rentals, lessons, pro shop, bar, and cafeteria for all the needs you may have.
There’s a competitive youth ski program, as well as professional ski events hosted at Bear Valley.
Bear Valley also has a cross-country ski area near the main center of town. They offer rentals, sledding, and a little market to warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks.
Snowmobiling is also popular during the winter season. You can rent or bring up your own sled for miles of snowmobile trails.
Enjoying Summer at Arnold Cabin Rentals
The spring and summer explodes with excitement, as the snow melts, filling up all the local lakes and stream. Fishing becomes more active, and explorers on local OHV trails start to rip it up on trucks, ATVs, and bikes.
Explore Lakes Near Arnold Cabin Rentals
Unlike Tahoe, there are many lakes to enjoy. You can spend years enjoying the exploration of a new lake in all their glory for boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and photography.
You’ll find that Arnold cabin rentals are close to Lake Alpine, a spectacular lake with islands to wade out to for afternoon picnics. We rented some kayaks at Sierra Nevada Adventure Company (SNAC), and wandered around with our kids and dog for a day. In the winter, Highway 4 closes right at the entrance of the lake, but you can hike over to it to enjoy its beauty.
New Melones Reservoir
This is the largest lake nearby, which offers a full-service marina with houseboat and ski boat rentals. You can also rent slips, jet skis, pontoon party boats, and patio boats.
The lake spans a huge area so you can explore for hours and discover Arnold and surroundings for all its glory.
This is a neighborhood lake exclusive to Lakemont Pines, and is one of the few community lakes not drained in the winter. You’ll find stand up paddle boarders, swimmers, and fishermen frequenting this spot. No motorized vessels are allowed here.
The fishing is great, with active trout, bass, and bluegill. You’ll find a lifeguarded beach during the peak summer months with a snack shack and stuff shack for all your water toys and beachy activities. You’ll need to present permits to use the beach area, and dogs are not allowed.
Spicer Meadows Reservoir
Spicer is offers a good campground and day use area, held up by a huge dam you’ll be able to see. You are allowed motorized boats here.
White Pines Lake
White Pines is just in Arnold and a local favorite. It’s easily accessible with day use areas, a beach, bathrooms. It used to be run by a local mill back in the day, and is now managed by volunteers. There are also basketball and tennis courts, larger bbq pit areas, and a disc golf course that lines the lake. You can rental disc golf gear also at SNAC.
Utica and Unions Reservoirs
Utica and Union are a bit more remote, as you’ll need to take a gravel road to the destination. It’s well worth the trip, and there’s also an island to explore and huge rocks to jump off of. Camping here is supreme, with tons of sites right along the lake, as well as day use.
Kickback in a Stream Near Arnold Cabin Rentals
The Sourgrass Campground is a great place for a day picnic, which is easily accessible by car.
Camp out for the day on a nice warm boulder, toss in a line or an inner tube for a some lazy river enjoyment.