Our home is nestled in the forest within the neighborhood of Blue Lake Springs, in the small town of Arnold, California in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Snowflake Lodge, our local Blue Lake Springs Homeowners’ facility, offers excellent summer recreation, including 2 lakes, a pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, ping pong, bocce, shuffleboard and horseshoes, as well as a daily snack bar and a restaurant open for Friday and Saturday dinners.  Separate guest fees for daily or weekly use apply.

Blue Lake Springs Snowflake Lodge

In Arnold, marvel at the Giant Sequoias at Big Trees State Park, or hike or bike the Arnold Rim Trail.

White Pines Lake, Lake Alpine, Stanislaus River, Natural Bridges & New Melones Lake offer endless opportunity for water play, including swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding & boating.

Visit the nearby town of Murphys for its dining, wine-tasting & shopping.

Enjoy the scenery at local vineyards.

Ski & Snowboard at Bear Valley, up Highway 4.

Experience the historic gold country towns of Angels Camp and Columbia.

Explore the caves or try your hand at axe throwing at Moaning Caverns.


Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association



Calaveras County

Bear Valley

The Pine Tree (Calaveras County Online News)

Big Trees State Park

Arnold Rim Trail

Stanislaus River

Spicer Meadow, Utica & Union Reservoirs

White Pines Lake

Big Trees Market

Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods

New Melones Lake Reservoir

Bear Valley Bicycles