The kitchen with all the amenities of home - Great view of your private forestBelly up to the bar and solve our wooden Sudoku
Bear's Lair -Private Forest Lodging
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

Poised at the gateway to the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, Bear's Lair is a cozy hide-away featuring 2 private suites. Each one has its own queen size bed, a tub/shower, fireplace and a his-and-hers closet. Other amenities include your own charming living room, fully-equipped kitchen & bar. Relax on a huge covered porch with plenty of outdoor furniture and a ping-pong table. Enjoy being surrounded by the big trees of a private half-acre park.

A truly memorable experience for one or two couples or a small family.

Guest access

Gift Shop

Interaction with guests

Bear's Lair is located at the gateway to the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, so we really can "tell you where to go!" From wine tasting and hiking to kayaking and caving, we'll help make your stay in the "Real Sierra" full of fond memories.

Other things to note

There is a 6% Transient Occupancy Tax in Calaveras County which will be collected when you check-in.

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $35 NZD
Security Deposit $140 NZD
Weekend Price $203 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Check-in 3:00 pm
Check-out 11:00 am

We live in a national forest and respect the peace and quiet of nature. We hope that our guests feel the same and will act accordingly.

Our home will be your home during your stay. Please treat it as you would your own.

Being part of the forest, fire can be a real threat. So we ask that there be no smoking anywhere on the grounds, both inside and out. No fires, candles or barbecues.

Some of guests might have allergies and to accommodate them we have a No Pets policy.

Turn off lights & fireplaces when you leave.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

70 Reviews

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Anandram User Profile
September 2017
Great clean place, with lots of games and books. One can spend an entire weekend just at their place. It's close to the big trees state Park and to a number of smaller parks in the area.

Jessa User Profile
August 2017
The space was clean with a rustic decor that fits great with its location in a national forest.

Sue User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Linda User Profile
August 2017
Sid and Kate have a sweet cabin in Arnold that is very clean and tidy, well-equipped, very comfortable with a view of the woods. There is an outdoor patio space with table, chairs, and ping pong table. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Margaret User Profile
July 2017
Perfect spot for our visit to Arnold. Entry to the location is a large, uneven flight of stairs - so be prepared for that. One of us had a bad knee so this was not ideal and would have been nice to know in advance. A couple of choices for food within walking distance so you don't have to cook unless you want to. Two separate bedrooms with queen beds, no other sleeping options, so good for 4 at the most.

Aram User Profile
July 2017
Good home base for going to Big Trees and Murphy's. Perfectly nice.

My visit at Sid and Kate's place was amazing! All our needs were meet above our expectations! We would definitely come back for another stay!

Arnold, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Sid & Kate User ProfileSid & Kate is a superhost.

We're Sid & Kate. We live in Arnold, a small mountain community up in the Sierras and love every minute of it.

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