Hipcamp host Andria L.
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Our classic 1970s A-frame cabin offers a simple space of retreat with lovely light, view of the trees and uncluttered decor. Great for couples and also solo travelers! Please note there is a 2 night minimum on weekends (if overlaps with a Fri or Sat) and a 3 night minimum for holiday weekends.

We're well-located for a weekend getaway (~2.5 hours from the East Bay and ~3 hours

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Our classic 1970s A-frame cabin offers a simple space of retreat with lovely light, view of the trees and uncluttered decor. Great for couples and also solo travelers! Please note there is a 2 night minimum on weekends (if overlaps with a Fri or Sat) and a 3 night minimum for holiday weekends.

We're well-located for a weekend getaway (~2.5 hours from the East Bay and ~3 hours from SF) and as a base for your adventures in the Sierras. There's lots to explore nearby with Big Trees State Park and Stanislaus National Forest within minutes, lakes, skiing, mountain towns and wine-tasting, or just relax at the cabin and take in the view.

The cabin is on a small parcel in a quiet neighborhood, removed but close to town. We're a 5-minute walk to the Stanislaus National Forest/Arnold Rim Trail (we provide a custom map for nearby hikes), 10-minute drive to Big Trees State Park, 15 minutes to the town of Murphys (great wineries, pubs and dining), 40 minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort, 10 minutes to White Pines Lake, 45 minutes to Lake Alpine. We’re happy to recommend our favorite spots for hiking and swimming. If your trip is taking you farther afield, we’re ~2 hours from Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance, and 2.5 hours from Lake Tahoe via the less-traveled Highway 4 in warmer months. 

We are slowly updating the cabin. We do our best here to strike a balance between simplicity and comfort, maintaining the cabin's original character. A reminder that we are in the country, so the cabin is best suited to those who like a more rustic getaway.

There is no AC, television, or microwave. We've gone without a TV and landline, but WiFi means you can stream to your own devices and make WiFi calls on your cell. If you have a laptop you can hook it up to our projector (adaptors for thunderbolt 2, DVI-D, mini DV). We have loads of board games and puzzles.

The kitchen has pots/pans/kettle, toaster and rice cooker. For coffee drinkers, we have a coffee grinder, french press and pour over dripper.  Help yourself to organic coffee and tea!

The cabin is mainly heated by a GAS FIREPLACE (looks like a wood stove, but does not need wood). We recommend bringing layers and slippers in the winter while the cabin warms up. Like most cabins in the area, there is no AC. Cell reception is unreliable throughout the Sierras except for Verizon, however at the cabin, WiFi calls are available through all carriers --to make calls, enable the setting on your cell phone.

The cabin comfortably fits 4 people, with 1 bedroom, a sleeping loft (no door) and 1.5 bathrooms. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, and the loft has a full-size mattress and its own half bathroom.

We have a flat parking pad instead of a driveway, which makes things easier in the winter months.

The rental rate covers a cleaning fee to prepare for the next guests!

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, hose
No fires
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Andria a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain biking at arnold rim trail.

Fishing

Try white pines lake or lake alpine!

Hiking

Arnold rim trail and big trees state park.

Horseback riding

Check out arnold rim trail.

Paddling

Try white pines lake or lake alpine.

Climbing

Check out the bear valley area near spicer reservoir.

Snow sports

Bear valley ski resort is 40 minutes away.

Swimming

Lake swimming at white pines (there is also a beach there) or lake alpine. we can point you in the direction of river access fo...Read more

OHV
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Little Arnold A-frame in California.

Beach

The beach at white pines lake is great for families!

Cave

Mercer and moaning caverns are 25 minutes away.

River, stream or creek

Nearest is stanislaus river.

Swimming hole

Your host can share access points for stanislaus river and tips for lake swimming.

Forest
Lake

Places to see near Arnold

Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
4 miles way Explore
Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
16 miles way Explore
Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
38 miles way Explore
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
42 miles way Explore
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park
50 miles way Explore
D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
52 miles way Explore
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
56 miles way Explore
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
57 miles way Explore
Caswell Memorial State Park
Caswell Memorial State Park
58 miles way Explore
Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park
74 miles way Explore
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
75 miles way Explore
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park
77 miles way Explore
Dayton State Park
Dayton State Park
80 miles way Explore
Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest
83 miles way Explore
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo State Park
87 miles way Explore
Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest
88 miles way Explore
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Mem...
91 miles way Explore
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
93 miles way Explore
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
94 miles way Explore
John Muir National Historic Site
John Muir National Historic Site
97 miles way Explore
Henry W. Coe State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
98 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna C.
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December 3rd, 2017

I absolutely loved the A-frame. It was the perfect weekend retreat for my boyfriend and I — just 3 hours from San Francisco so it's feasible in a weekend, but far enough that you feel that you can fully disconnect and unwind. The lack of cell service was an added bonus which allowed us to unplug (although rest assured, there is wifi if you need it.)
The cabin was clean and perfectly decorated. While minimalistic, it had all of the things we needed: the kitchen was stocked with what we needed to cook a meal, the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms was more than we needed, and the cozy living room with the fireplace was the perfect compliment for a chilly winter weekend. They even had a projector if you're interested in a movie night!
Andria was so kind as to leave plenty of suggestions of things to do in the area. At her recommendation, we explored the town of Murphys (which was on our way to the cabin) about 15 minutes away. The main street was adorable, chock full of wine-tasting shops, restaurants, and stores. We went for a 6 or 7 mile hike on the Arnold Rim Trail which can be accessed just a short walk from the cabin. We also explored Calaveras Big Trees State Park, just a short drive away. Before heading back to the city we stopped at The Red Apple for the best hot apple cider and apple cider donuts I've ever had.
All in all, we had a great stay and hope to be back someday! Thanks Andria!

nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Parkthe fireplace makes all the difference, even if it's gasthe beautifully decorated, cozy interior of the A-frameviews from the loft
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Response from Andria, the Host, on January 23rd, 2018

Jenna, thanks so much for the sweet review. We hope to see you here again!

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Hipcamper Karen
Karen R.
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January 15th, 2018

I stayed at the Arnold A-Frame for four nights and it was a perfect getaway for some relaxing down time. There's a lot of outdoorsy stuff to do around there but I opted to just relax and go into Murphys for a massage, coffee and food. It's perfectly decorated and has pretty much anything you might need for a short stay. The loft was a great place to wake up because of the view but the downstairs bedroom had one of the best mattresses I've ever slept on. I would TOTALLY go back there.

Hipcamper Andria
Response from Andria, the Host, on January 23rd, 2018

Thanks, Karen. We're so glad you found the cabin relaxing. We'd welcome you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Teresa
Teresa F.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2018

This place is awesome!! Everything about the house is really well done with so many thoughtful touches. The decor is beautiful, and there is really everything you could want for a weekend in the mountains: a great speaker, puzzles and games, a gas fireplace, sleds, a projector for watching movies, hiking trails nearby, and an overall really relaxing atmosphere. We were there during a very heavy snow weekend where we got over 2 feet of snow, and this house was the perfect cozy place to hang out. The host was exceptionally awesome and considerate, giving us great recommendations on activities in town, coordinating with the plower, and checking in during the storm to make sure we still had power (which we did). Because of the snow we didn't get much of a chance to explore the nearby towns, but we still could not have asked for a better weekend, and will definitely be back!

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Response from Andria, the Host, on March 28th, 2018

Thanks for being lovely guests. Would love to have you back at the cabin!

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa Y.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

Beautiful cabin for a weekend retreat from the city! We had a blast exploring the surrounding area. Thanks!

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Response from Andria, the Host, on May 28th, 2018

Thank you, Lisa! We hope to host you again.

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Hipcamper Isabella
Isabella D.
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October 8th, 2018

What an incredible place! Andria was so sweet, communicative, clear, and helpful. The A-Frame was everything and more I could have wished for! The location is amazing with so many activities and places to explore, and Andria was incredibly helpful in providing a list of suggestions. The cabin was absolutely perfect! It was two of us couples celebrating my birthday weekend - we had plenty of space, a beautiful dining area to cook and share meals together, fun game nights, and the most amazing natural light coming through the windows. We all felt so peaceful and rejuvenated. I absolutely recommend the A-Frame cabin and hope to be back!

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Response from Andria, the Host, on October 11th, 2018

So happy to hear. Thanks for the kind review and please come visit again!

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Hipcamper Eileen
Eileen R.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2018

We absolutely adored everything about our stay at the Little Arnold A-Frame. We arrived just after a few days of snow storms, so the drive up was perfectly easy, and the cabin was covered in several feet of snow.

The place heated right up and was perfectly cozy. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, cooking both dinner and breakfast in.

We chose to sleep in the loft, as it was a bit warmer from the stove and we enjoyed waking up with the view.

The decor is just perfect. Clean, stylish, cozy. I was imagining the fun Andria’s had putting the place together. Her taste is fantastic.

In the morning, we drove to Sierra Nevada Adventure Co to rent snowshoes ($12/pair, such a deal), then to Big Trees to explore, then to Murphys for lunch in my new favorite town!

Regrets: not staying longer, not bringing more friends (although, it was an exceptionally quiet and relaxing night away from the city life).

Looks so cute covered in snow! upstairs loftSo cozy!projector in the living room for movie night
Hipcamper Ankur
Ankur G.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2018

A great, cozy yet spacious, scenic and fully equipped cabin (including laundry) that’s the perfect getaway and so close to town (including a nice grocery store) and with lots to do/see from snow sports to Big Trees National Park and the quaint town of Murphy’s nearby.

May be tricky to access the cabin when snowing (and steps are covered in 2 feet of snow), but doable for those who are adept/comfortable with that. Highly recommend for 2-4 people!

Hipcamper Dave
Dave M.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2018

What a wonderful place to spend some time! We were perfectly snowed in and spent the weekend listening to music, cooking, doing puzzles and playing in the snow. This cabin was perfect and would love to stay there again! Thanks for sharing your home, Andria!

Living room coziness!Our little map and sunglassesOutside view during the snowstorm.Sledding in the backyard!
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Response from Andria, the Host, on March 28th, 2018

David, so glad to hear about your stay. Would love to have you back!

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher B.
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May 13th, 2018

We loved our stay at this place. Super cozy!

Hipcamper Andria
Response from Andria, the Host, on May 14th, 2018

so happy you enjoyed the cabin. we'd love to have you again!

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Property
Arnold
State
California
$175/night
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