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Arnold A-Frame

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· Arnold, California
1 acre
1 site
1 Lodging
Arnold is well-located for a weekend getaway (~2.5 hours from the East Bay and ~3 hours from SF) and as a convenient base for your adventures in the Sierras. If you haven't been to Arnold and Gold Country, there is so much to explore! The cabin is on a small parcel in a quiet neighborhood, removed but close to town. We're just a 5-minute walk to the Arnold Rim Trail (with 30+ miles of hiking), 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, and 2.5 hours from Lake Tahoe via the less-traveled Highway 4 in warmer months. Or you can can always just relax with a view in the cabin. Learn more about this land: 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 and Utica and Union lakes. 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 do our best here to strike a balance between simple amenities and comfort. 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. We have loads of board games and puzzles. The kitchen has pots/pans/kettle, toaster, mini waffle iron, Brita pitcher, 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, but we provide room fans. 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 professional cleaning fee and linens and towels! Guests will need to take their garbage and recycling with them to the local refuse center which is on the way out.
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Arnold, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Andria L.Joined in December 2016
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57 ratings · 41 reviews
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Jonathan H.recommends
November 28, 2022
Little Arnold A-frame
The A-Frame was very nice. It was a shame we were only there for a weekend since we could only utilize a small bit of what was available. It was really convenient having access to the Arnold Rim Trail right behind the property though.
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Sarah F.recommends
September 23, 2021
Little Arnold A-frame
The Arnold A-frame was super cute and cozy. It was on a very quiet street and had a lovely deck. We used the projector on the blinds and it was a fun experience. We definitely want to come back in the winter to experience the snow from the amazing wall of windows!
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Amy P.recommends
January 27, 2021
Little Arnold A-frame
Ideal setting for taking stock
What a charming place! We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay at the Arnold A-Frame. The cabin is conveniently located so that you can make a day of being right where you are or if you choose to venture up the highway you will be rewarded with more beauty and adventure. The house has everything you need and if you're like us, a welcomed confrontation with the fact that you don't need half of what you have where ever you've come from. Enjoy the energy and simplicity of this lovely place!
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Christina T.recommends
December 16, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
We loved the Little Arnold A-Frame so much that we reached out to Andria and extended our trip once we got there. She was so accommodating and helpful! Looking forward to making a return trip back someday!
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Christina T.recommends
December 16, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
The Little Arnold A-Frame was the perfect getaway — we couldn't have asked for a better space to unwind, relax, and enjoy nature in simple luxury. Andria has truly thought of every little detail to make your stay comfortable, and it shows throughout the cabin! It feels incredibly homey, just the right amount of space and amenities. She is also extremely communicative, and a wonderful host. The cabin is in a peaceful, quiet area on the outskirts of town, just a short walk from some lovely hiking trails with amazing panoramic views — from there, we could see the snow-capped mountains over Sonora Pass on one side, and Mt. Diablo on the other. We also spotted deer and turkeys on the trail and in the neighborhood. It was so still at night, and stargazing from the deck through the towering pines was quite an experience. And it really is just a few minutes from Calaveras Big Trees with more amazing trails and trees to take in. When not hiking, we spent most of the days cozied up by the fire, cooking full meals in the well-stocked kitchen, enjoying the abundant natural light streaming in through the skylights, and just soaking in the floor-to-ceiling forest views. One of the most restful weeks we've had in a long time. We really didn't want to leave! Thank you, Andria, for sharing your special cabin with others!
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Abby J.recommends
October 25, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
This tiny A-frame was super dreamy! It has everything we needed and felt super homey. Andria was a great host- she was super quick to communicate with us and gave us great recommendations for things to do nearby! It was a perfect getaway from the city. 10/10 would recommend!
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Pamela C.recommends
October 22, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Lovely respite!
Amazing, peaceful place! Highly recommend it!! Great hiking. One trailhead walking distance from this lovely A-frame. Owner is a a.dream to work with...😊👍🏼❣️
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Lyndsie R.recommends
October 19, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Cute cabin, great location.
What a great cabin to get away in for a few days. Well-appointed, cute and so close to good hikes. We're hoping to come back here in the future for sure. Opening up the cabin in the evening for a cross breeze kept it nice and cool during the warmer days we were there. The downstairs room is much better for folks who sleep better in the dark, but both beds seemed comfy and sturdy.
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Aman B.recommends
August 2, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Cute cabin in a cute little town!
Arnold CA is a great town to explore and it was my first time being there with my husband. The cabin is adorable and is very spacious for two people. I felt like it was well stocked- clean towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, etc, even bug spray! There is a washer and dryer which is super great/convenient in case you have to wash anything. I especially loved the fact all the soap, shampoo, etc are all clean ingredients, eco friendly products-that is exactly what I like to use! There are a bunch of board games which were fun to play in the evening! On the deck there is table and chair for 2 which was perfect to have breakfast out! The only con was the fact that it is difficult to cool down the cabin in the summer. We arrived very late on Friday evening and all the windows were open but the thermostat read 85deg F, while outside it was a lot cooler. The heater was “off” and we did confirm. The host left tips on how to cool the place down but for me it was a lot more work than I wanted to do on a weekend getaway. I don’t mind a place with no AC but I think the description should include info on how to keep the cabin cool during the summer time so guests can decide if it’s worth the stay. So that first night my husband and I barely slept because of the heat. During the day we expected it to be hot because Arnold gets pretty hot in the summer time (90-95 deg F while we were there-which we were expecting). I live in petaluma CA which has hot summers and cool evenings. To cool my place down in the evening, we just have to open our windows. I didn't feel like it was that straight forward at this cabin. The windows had been opened with a fan blowing for possibly several hours before we came to the cabin and it was uncomfortably hot. We should have gotten to the cabin hours earlier but we got a flat tire on the drive there which caused us to be delayed by a few hours. The next morning on Saturday, my husband looked around some more and we both were confused as to why it was so hot. He checked the nest again to make sure it was off, and it was. He noticed the pilot light was on for the furnace and it felt warm to the touch. We ended up turning off the pilot light because we were desperate to cool down the place on Saturday evening. The second night we slept downstairs, and it was a lot better, and I felt like it could be a combination of the furnace being completely off and the windows open (we only closed the sliding doors on the deck while we were gone but they always were open while we were at the cabin). I would totally stay here during the colder months, but not the summer time because the dry heat + hot cabin caused me to have nose bleeds & difficultly sleeping, and like I mentioned earlier- it took more effort/work to cool the place down which isn’t something I want to do when I don’t have a lot of time. I also want to mention this situation could be a complete one-off. Prior to booking I didn't read any reviews regarding temperature of cabin being an issue during summer months.
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Justin S.recommends
July 26, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
This is a wonderful spot and Andria is responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable, The decor is great, and it is a pleasant and cozy spot to spend some time. I was there with my girlfriend and parents for their birthday weekend. The cabin is near the top of the subdivision and there is hiking nearby and town is close by within 5 min and lots of great sights are within a short drive as well.
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Heather F.recommends
July 20, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Dreamy and perfect
A perfect stay! The house is easy to find, super charming, adorably decorated, and provided us an ideally-located stay. I went off exploring and hiking while my partner stayed and worked on writing her book in the peaceful setting of the A-frame. Andria's website for suggested things to do was an incredibly helpful resource, and between the two of us, we ended up doing a big chunk of what she recommended. Andria was also very communicative and it really couldn't have gone smoother. A++++.
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Lauren D.recommends
March 16, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
This place is truly idyllic. We came for a weekend escape and it was exactly what we wanted despite the very rainy weather. We will be coming back in the summer to take advantage of the outdoors!
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Brianne M.recommends
March 8, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Coziest A-Frame!
This cabin was the perfect getaway! The cabin was quiet and secluded and near amenities when we needed them. The beds were so comfortable and we absolutely loved the old school kitchen and gas stove! Super cozy! Best place to stay if you want to be near Big Trees State Park, Murphy’s, and Moaning Caverns
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Emily M.recommends
March 3, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
A tiny hidden gem!
Little Arnold A-frame is a dream! I live in San Francisco and this cabin in Arnold was the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. It also is about 2 mins away from a great grocery store, pretty close to Bear Valley ski resort, very close to Calaveras Big Trees State Park and so many other great things, you won't run out of things to do in the area. If staying in and getting cozy is the name of your game, then I have two words for you, movie projector! Andria truly has thought of everything you could need here. A fully equipped kitchen, a stockpile of board games, towels, linens, etc - I could honestly go on. Also, during your stay, if you are unsure of anything the Host has provided a robust cabin guide chock full of local recommendations and instructions on how to use everything. If there is anything else you are unsure of, Andria is really responsive! I truly felt refreshed after my weekend getaway here, if you are looking for a quick getaway from the city or it's your first time in the area, you really don't need to look any further. I already can't wait to book my next trip!
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Morgan M.recommends
March 1, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Hyggw A Frame!
Fantastic stay! Would highly recommend to a group of 2-4, cozy little place with super mellow vibes.
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Vanessa L.recommends
January 27, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Cozy cabin
Exactly as shown, cozy and very comfortable!
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Kendall M.recommends
January 14, 2020
Little Arnold A-frame
Little Arnold A Frame was all I hoped for it to be, and more! Andria styled the cabin perfectly, and we had everything we needed for a cozy long weekend. My favorite parts were the wonderful fireplace, the gorgeous view out the windows, and an unexpected morning of waking up to snow - it was so magical! The little cabin is situated near (or possibly in??) Stanislaus, and we took a little 10 minute drive through the snow to Big Trees Calaveras State Park, which was such a delight. I can't wait to book another trip to the A-Frame, we'll remember this one forever!
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Sarah A.recommends
November 13, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
Perfect location just inside Stanislaus and right at the edge of the National Forest boundary. The cabin was well appointed with all the things you might want or need in a cozy little weekend spot like this. The back deck was a great place to eat breakfast in the morning before heading out for the day. Andria was really responsive from the start and provided very clear instructions for arrival and check out. Her recommendations are spot on for the area. Definitely make sure to stop at The Red Apple on the way and stock up on apple donuts and apple cider!
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Daman P.recommends
October 7, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
We spend the weekend at this lovely A-frame. We drove Friday night and it was easy to find. It was a wonderful place to stay while exploring Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We would definitely be back!
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Anne P.recommends
August 25, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
Wonderful and relaxing stay!
The little A Frame was great! Very clean and cozy. We had a wonderful time relaxing on the deck, playing board games and lounging I. The loft. Would definitely recommend!
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Theresa F.recommends
August 20, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
Living in a feature story of Kinfok
Like living in a feature story in Kinfolk magazine. Every thing was simply perfect, in a refined a comfortable way.
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Ryan M.recommends
May 26, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
One very happy couple
We are so happy with our choice to stay at the little Arnold A frame. The area is beautiful the building is kept up very nicely. We will be planning another trip and staying here again.
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Jennifer L.recommends
April 16, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
Wonderful weekend getaway
We celebrated my partner's birthday at Andria's lovely A-frame cabin. The place was well-furnished and very comfortable for four people. Andria provided helpful tips and recommendations. We enjoyed exploring Murphy, Mercer Caverns, and the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Hope to return soon. Thanks, Andria!
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Corinna W.recommends
April 2, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
Andria was communicative and responded to all of my messages quickly. The cabin was wonderful and my family and I would definitely make the trek out from San Francisco to stay here again. It was clean and very aesthetically pleasing. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to have a relaxing weekend getaway.
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Michael R.recommends
March 3, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
Great place, wish we could have stayed a few more days!
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Julie F.recommends
February 12, 2019
Little Arnold A-frame
The place to stay in Calaveras!
We had the best time! What a lovely place to stay to experience Arnold and all the beauty around it. It was pretty much a winter wonderland while we were there. Just walking around the neighborhood was fun, but the Arnold Rim Trail is also just a five minute walk away. We rented snowshoes and trekked around and then also took them to the Big Tree Park. Amazing! The Little Arnold A frame is so cozy and has everything you need. We had just as much fun staying inside taking in the beauty right out our window. We enjoyed not having a TV and just listening to music, playing board games, cooking meals and drinking wine. We just got back yesterday and am missing it already. Andria was the best host and had great suggestions and was just a text message away if we had any questions. I can't recommend this place enough!
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Lauren H.recommends
November 25, 2018
Little Arnold A-frame
Very nice place! Modern and clean, but cozy and cute. Great proximity to trails, and to town. We would recommend and return.
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Allison R.recommends
November 19, 2018
Little Arnold A-frame
We had the best time at the Little Arnold A-Frame! With everything we needed it was hard to leave the A-frame to explore around Calaveras County. Andria had great suggestions on things to do and we explored the Calaveras Big Trees and the little town of Murphys for some wine tasting. Cooking dinners in we created amazing late night memories chatting and playing games. We definitely are looking forward to going back and telling our friends about this great little find.
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Ryan B.recommends
November 18, 2018
Little Arnold A-frame
Andria's beautiful A-frame was a perfect home away from home for us on a very special weekend getaway to Arnold. The cabin was cozy (and very photogenic) and the surrounding area was beautiful, with many hiking opportunities within walking distance. Andria also went above and beyond to help us plan a perfect trip (thank you, Andria!). Looking forward to returning some time soon!
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Vanessa S.recommends
October 22, 2018
Little Arnold A-frame
This cozy A-frame is a piece of paradise! It's minimal with excellent design taste and has everything you need for a relaxing time away from the grind. My friend and I stayed here in order to visit Yosemite over the weekend. We found the hikes near Arnold to be equally as enjoyable (if not more because they are less packed) than Yosemite itself!
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