Camp Connell, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Camp Connell

Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceIt's a tall, high ceilinged chalet cabin with all wood interior. We've added on to it and done a lot of wood work. It's rustic, fun and very woodsy. Our special touches include the skiis and deer antlers on the wall. Guest AccessWe'll send you a key after all arrangements have been made. After renting you send it back and we refund your deposit. Interaction with GuestsYou can email or call us at anytime. The NeighborhoodOur cabin is in the Big Trees Village subdivision. Our lot is a large 1/2 acre lot and we're surrounded by tall trees. Access is easy from the road and and driveway loops around and can easily handle two cars. Getting AroundYou can drive here year round. The roads and our driveway are plowed in the Winter. Other Things to NoteBear Valley is only 15 miles away. The Stanuslaus River is only 5 miles down the road and the town of Arnold, only 5 miles away, has most of your needs for shopping.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
35 reviews
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceExperience Nature - Nurture your Soul - Adventure Out. Nestled in the Pines, this mountain home provides a space to create a lifetime of memories. Get unplugged and outdoors, 3 miles to Big Trees State Park – home of the giant Sequoias. Nestled in the Pines, this warm mountain home provides a space to create a lifetime of memories. Get unplugged and outdoors, 3 miles to Big Trees State Park – home of the giant Sequoias. . A plethora of activity lies ahead: hiking, skiing, biking, swimming, fishing, picnicking, wine tasting, gold country exploration and more. One of the highlights of the area is its proximity to the bay area (3 hours) and central valley (1.5 hours). The drive is a gradual climb to 5200ft with easy access in summer and winter months. Whatever adventure you are looking for, you are bound to find it here. The great outdoors awaits you. There are a variety of activities to fill up your soul, spark your imagination, connect to your intuition, and renew your spirit. From stargazing to rigorous hikes in the wilderness you will love what the area has to offer. The winter provides both Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowshoeing, snow mobiling, sledding and good old fashion snowball fights. After the snow melts, the area comes to life again with its alpine lakes for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Take along a picnic and find a peaceful spot along the river to immerse in nature’s healing effects, or take a long hike to imbue yourself with nature's beauty. Whatever your pace, you will find it here. After your day’s activities, come home to open and spacious living. Our cabin is multi-level with two outdoor decks, gas BBQ and an outdoor fire pit (great for spinning a thread around the campfire or engaging in a group choral). Whether you enjoy getting out in nature or staying closer to home, our cabin is a great place to relax, unwind or socialize. Our fully equipped kitchen is ideal for entertaining, with seating around the island, as this seems to be where everyone frequently gathers! This multi- level, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home sleeps 11 comfortably. Beds include 1 Queen and 1 Full Futon in Master bedroom, 1 Queen in guest room, 1 Full and 3 twins in second guest room. The wood burning stove creates warmth and ambiance for a cozy winter feel accompanied by central heating throughout. Pamper yourself with a hot soak in the big bathtub upstairs - picturesque window alongside (watch the snow silently fall in the winter – now that’s serenity!). Guests will have full use of the house (exception - owner’s storage closet upstairs), local telephone, 2 decks, gas bbq grill, WIFI, garage with ping pong table, sleds, snow shoes, fishing poles, canoe and kayak (need arrangement with owners). Rustic fire pit for outdoor campfires. The kitchen is fully equiped with all the essentials of home from pots and pans to microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator (with ice maker), expresso and coffee and gas stove. The kitchen is open to family room making it perfect for entertaining and socializing while cooking meals. The family room with cathedral ceilings, wood burning stove, games and flat screen TV (with NetFlix) makes for the perfect end to a day outdoors. I live in the Bay Area and will interact via email, text or phone. I am available to assist with logistics, local attractions or any other questions you might have. If you would like to plan a retreat for up to 8 people I can bring in yoga, massage, drumming or art classes at an extra fee – with advance notice. I can interact as much or as little as you like. I can also help you with activities in the area. Feel free to ask questions, I hope to help make your stay a memorable one. This quiet subdivision in Big Trees Village has easy access to rivers, lakes, ski resort, hiking, biking, Big Trees State Park, wine tasting, quaint gold rush towns and more. Big Trees Village is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood surrounded by pines, cedars, manzanita, mountain oak and is only a 3 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area (and airports – Oakland, SFO and San Jose). Close to many wine tasting vineyards, Murphy's and Angels Camp. You will want your own transportation to take full advantage of the areas beauty and multitude of activity. For canoe and kayak use, you will need sports racks for the top of the car and approval from the owners. We have been enjoying our cabin for over 18 years creating heartfelt memories for family and friends. We have a book of favorite activities to share upon arrival! The house is stocked with games, puzzles and books for all ages. Once you explore the natural beauty of the area, you will surely want to return. Guest AccessG Interaction with GuestsI live in the Bay Area and will interact via email, text or phone. I am available to assist with logistics, local attractions or any other questions you might have. If you would like to plan a retreat for up to 8 people I can bring in yoga, massage, drumming or art classes at an extra fee – with advance notice. I can interact as much or as little as you like. I can also help you with activities in the area. Feel free to ask questions, I hope to help make your stay a memorable one. The NeighborhoodThis quiet subdivision in Big Trees Village has easy access to rivers, lakes, ski resort, hiking, biking, Big Trees State Park, wine tasting, quaint gold rush towns and more. Big Trees Village is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood surrounded by pines, cedars, manzanita, mountain oak and is only a 3 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area (and airports – Oakland, SFO and San Jose). Close to many wine tasting vineyards, Murphy's and Angels Camp. Getting AroundYou will want your own transportation to take full advantage of the areas beauty and multitude of activity. For canoe and kayak use, you will need sports racks for the top of the car and approval from the owners. Other Things to NoteWe have been enjoying our cabin for over 18 years creating heartfelt memories for family and friends. We have a book of favorite activities to share upon arrival! The house is stocked with games, puzzles and books for all ages. Once you explore the natural beauty of the area, you will surely want to return.
Home/Apartment
4br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Located in Big Trees, this large home has 4+ BR (6 Queen Beds) to fit your large family or group. Stocked with games (air hockey, ping pong) and close to Bear Valley, Big Trees State Park and Murphys!. Family friendly with high-chair, baby gates and pack-n-play.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceI treat my cabin like a home I personally would live in. The cabin is a chalet style so it has a very open and warm feeling. The loft is upstairs and has a table, television, queen bed and 3 twin beds. If you have kids, this is the place to send them! Downstairs has two separate bedrooms, each with a queen bed. 2 full bathrooms,one on each level. Tons of floor and couch space. The front deck allows you to pull up a chair, grab a book and just relax to the quiet sounds and the fresh air the mountains brings. Guest AccessUnlimited firewood, fully stocked kitchen, sleds in the wintertime, outdoor table and chairs (kept in the basement), front deck, movies, board games, internet, books and more. BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS AND LINENS PLEASE. Pillows and blankets are provided. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as they would like. I have a handyman available at all times to fix anything or answer any questions. Friendly local (Dick) lives across the street is always helpful. The NeighborhoodQuiet mountain area. I own 1/4th of an acre so kids love to run around the property and adults like to just relax in a hammock. In the wintertime, you can sled right on my property. Sleds provided and kept in my basement. Getting AroundRoads are always plowed and I personally have plowing service (this pertains only to the winter months). We are near a small grocery store, just in case you forget something. Other Things to NoteCleaning fee of $90. Please bring your own sheets and towels. No garbage service in the area so you will have to take it with you down the hill. Drop off FREE site is Avery Refuse. Basic cable and internet. **cabin file will be sent to you open booking. It list specific places to go, things to do and cabin rules.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceOur three bedroom, two bathroom space can accommodate a large family comfortably. One room has a double/twin bunk bed, one bedroom has a queen bed, and a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a private bathroom. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire cabin. The kitchen has the basic amenities (pots, pans, spices), while the washer and dryer are free to use. The NeighborhoodThe town of Dorrington is a quiet area close to Arnold (10 minutes), Murphys (25 minutes), and Bear Valley (30 minutes). Guests will have access to a private lake nearby available for members only -- perfect for the summer months! Other Things to NotePets are ok.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThis beautiful cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. There is a private deck overlooking the year-round creek. It's quiet and secluded, but only about 5 minutes from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and a short drive into town. There are several good restaurants in the area, and wine tasting is available at award winning local wineries. Area attractions include hiking, skiing, outdoor sports, caves and caverns, and several historic gold rush towns and small museums. The cabin has an updated, fully equipped kitchen. There is wireless internet. Although there is no television reception, there is a small television for watching DVDs. There is a queen size bed in the upstairs bedroom, and a full size futon in the living room. We provide linens and towels. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or beds. We provide a dog bed. We do charge an extra $25 (per visit, not per night) if you bring a dog. Other Things to NoteWe have a 3 night minimum during holiday periods.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
house
4br house
    Located in the Big Trees area, this Arnold/Dorrington house comfortably sleeps 14 with 4 bedrooms with queen beds (all equal sized) and a loft with 2 queen beds and 2 twins (loft beds). Stocked with fun games (upstairs loft area with Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball) for the kids and a large common area downstairs, you can host a large group without feeling cramped. In the winter, this is the closest stop to Bear Valley and in the summer, you're minutes away from the Stanislaus River and Big Trees State Park and a short drive to Murphys (wine tasting, caving and more). We have a welcome book at the cabin highlighting activities in the area, as well as some fun ideas for in the cabin. Hope you enjoy your stay! (For families, this house has been "baby-proofed" with safety gates, high chairs (x2), toys and pack-n-play available)
    cabin
    3br cabin
    • Pets Allowed
    ALL CABINS HAVE A STANDARD REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT, A HOUSEKEEPING CHARGE AND 6% CALAVERAS COUNTY TAX IN ADDITION TO THE RENT. 3 Night Minimum During Holiday Periods. The true idea of a great mountain getaway! Come enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this cabin after a fulfilling day on the mountain. Pet friendly, pool /ping pong table, play area and games for the kids. Dogs OK. TV/dvd/vcr (no cable or internet). No microwave. Central heat downstairs and a wood burning stove upstairs for heat. The master bedroom is located upstairs and has a king bed. The second bedroom is also located upstairs and has a queen bed and one twin. The third bedroom is downstairs and has one twin and a bunk bed for a total of 3 twins. The game room is located downstairs and has a queen futon, a pool table, and a ping pong table. Additional amenities include: pool table, ping pong table, wood stove, blankets, pillows, boating, dart board, cd player, atv rental, cookware, nearby post office, washer & dryer, sight-seeing, wineries, wildlife viewing, biking, near big trees state park, swimming, coffee maker, hiking trails, nearby internet cafe, bicycle, linens not included, caverns, utensils, fishing, fly fishing, skiing, snowmobile rental, nearby atm. The minimum stays for certain dates may be longer than advertised. ALL CABINS HAVE A STANDARD REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT, A HOUSEKEEPING CHARGE AND 6% CALAVERAS COUNTY TAX IN ADDITION TO THE RENT. 3 Night Minimum During Holiday Periods. The true idea of a great mountain getaway! Come enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this cabin after a fulfilling day on the mountain. Pet friendly, pool /ping pong table, play area and games for the kids. Dogs OK. TV/dvd/vcr (no cable or internet). No microwave. Central heat downstairs and a wood burning stove upstairs for heat. The master bedroom is located upstairs and has a king bed. The second bedroom is also located upstairs and has a queen bed and one twin. The third bedroom is downstairs and has one twin and a bunk bed for a total of 3 twins. The game room is located downstairs and has a queen futon, a pool table, and a ping pong table. Additional amenities include: pool table, ping pong table, wood stove, blankets, pillows, boating, dart board, cd player, atv rental, cookware, nearby post office, washer & dryer, sight-seeing, wineries, wildlife viewing, biking, near big trees state park, swimming, coffee maker, hiking trails, nearby internet cafe, bicycle, linens not included, caverns, utensils, fishing, fly fishing, skiing, snowmobile rental, nearby atm.
    Home/Apartment
    6br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceApproximately 5,400 square feet of open living space with beamed ceilings, a commercial kitchen, a spacious dining area, 7 bedrooms, and a recreation room downstairs, this lodge may just be your ticket! Add a large parking lot with easy access off Hwy 4, just minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort(15 miles) and a variety of recreational options. Imagine the possibilities! 24 comfortable beds. Guest AccessThe entire lodge. Interaction with GuestsWe have a manager on site.
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceUPSTAIRS: Features a beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, tons of cabinet space, fully stocked with cooking gear and gadgets for the chef at heart. Long granite counter bar seats 4. Large dining area seats 10+. Spacious great room with comfortable sofa seating and gorgeous slate fireplace, flat screen TV with cable (sports, premium channels) and AppleTV. Enjoy views of trees from inside through walls of windows. Or relax on the large deck with a book or a beverage with friends (dining seating for up to 14!). Master bedroom with king bed. DOWNSTAIRS: Features large rec room with pool table, Ms. Pac-man, universal arcade game, and dome hockey table. Flat screen TV with full cable and Roku. 2 bunk beds (4 twin beds). Lower deck is perfect for a breath of fresh air. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Bedroom with king bed, separate full bathroom (shower/tub). Master suite with attached bathroom (double sinks, shower/tub) with 1 full bed and twin over full bunk bed. NOTE: 6% Calaveras County tax included in the nightly room rate (Airbnb does not have a way to show the nightly rate and county tax separately). Guest AccessSLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: Upstairs master bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2) Downstairs bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2) Downstairs bedroom suite: Full bed (sleeps 2), Twin over full bunk bed (sleeps 3) Downstairs rec room: 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4) Ample room for overflow sleeping in rec room or on upstairs couches Interaction with GuestsGuest book provides everything you need to know about the cabin and Arnold/Big Trees area, including outdoor adventure, wine tasting and restaurants. We're a newer listing on AirBnB. Feel free to check out (URL HIDDEN) for additional reviews from past vacation renters. Other Things to NoteTONS TO DO! Access to Big Trees Village Recreation Center with 2 pools, game tables, frisbee golf, tennis and grass areas and fun activities during the Summer. Located just off of Highway 4, with easy access to Arnold (8 minutes to grocery shopping, local shops, brewery and restaurants), Stanislaus River (10 minutes to swimming, picnicking), Big Trees State Park (3 minutes to hiking and famous giant redwoods), Bear Valley (25 minutes to skiing, outdoor adventures), Lake Alpine (30 minutes to kayaking, fishing), Murphys (25 minutes to wine tasting, brewery, top restaurants, shops, festivals), and Angels Camp (40 minutes to cave exploration, restaurants)
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    The SpaceThis "cabin" is as nice as any home. The home is fully carpeted. There are two TVs (both on cable), a stereo. There are two outside decks, with a few chairs available in the basement. Guests will have full use of the home. There are three (3) parking spaces off street. Three bedrooms, four beds will comfortably sleep 7. Two blow up mattresses are also included. The property is located a mile off route 4. It is 4 miles east of Big Trees State park. Bear Valley Ski resort is 19 miles away. Guest AccessThe home is fully furnished with leather and wood furniture. The home has wifi, cable TV and domestic telephone. There is a fully functional kitchen, stove, range, microwave, dishwasher refrigerator/freezer. Interaction with GuestsThe property has a management company available to help with any issues. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is full of beautiful homes and trees. It is very quite. Getting AroundThe property is located a mile off route 4. It is 4 miles east of Big Trees State park. Bear Valley Ski resort is 19 miles away.
    lodge
    6br lodge
      Approximately 5,400 square feet of open living space with beamed ceilings, a commercial kitchen, a spacious dining area, 7 bedrooms, and a recreation room downstairs, this lodge may just be your ticket! Add a large parking lot with easy access off Hwy 4, just minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort(15 miles) and a variety of recreational options. Imagine the possibilities! 24 comfortable beds. Nestled in the Stanislaus National Forest, Elements Lodge will supply a rustic yet trendy lodge atmosphere that includes a commercial kitchen, a 20ft dining table, custom mini theater, and a game room all located within minutes of Sierra adventure. Elements Lodge, a private residence, is so much more than a place to sleep. Family-owned and family-oriented, there is always something interesting happening around the area. From skiing to kayaking, wine tasting, cave/mine tours, historic shopping, hiking or just plain relaxation, Elements Lodge is your home base for fun. The building was built in 1968 by the State of California for forestry workers and has recently been updated into a family playground. Most drive from the SF Bay Area on historic Highway 4, driving from farmland, through gold country, to the mountains, can artfully restore your appreciation for a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We look forward to treating you, your group, and family to a pleasant experience!
      Home/Apartment
      3br Home/Apartment
        This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
        Home/Apartment
        4br Home/Apartment
          Located in the Big Trees area, this Arnold/Dorrington house comfortably sleeps 14 with 4 bedrooms with queen beds (all equal sized) and a loft with 2 queen beds and 2 twins (loft beds). Stocked with fun games (upstairs loft area with Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball) for the kids and a large common area downstairs, you can host a large group without feeling cramped. In the winter, this is the closest stop to Bear Valley and in the summer, you're minutes away from the Stanislaus River and Big Trees State Park and a short drive to Murphys (wine tasting, caving and more). We have a welcome book at the cabin highlighting activities in the area, as well as some fun ideas for in the cabin. Hope you enjoy your stay! (For families, this house has been "baby-proofed" with safety gates, high chairs (x2), toys and pack-n-play available)
          Hotel
          6br Hotel
            Approximately 5,400 square feet of open living space with beamed ceilings, a commercial kitchen, a spacious dining area, 7 bedrooms, and a recreation room downstairs, this lodge may just be your ticket! Add a large parking lot with easy access off Hwy 4, just minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort(15 miles) and a variety of recreational options. Imagine the possibilities! 24 comfortable beds. Nestled in the Stanislaus National Forest, Elements Lodge will supply a rustic yet trendy lodge atmosphere that includes a commercial kitchen, a 20ft dining table, custom mini theater, and a game room all located within minutes of Sierra adventure. Elements Lodge, a private residence, is so much more than a place to sleep. Family-owned and family-oriented, there is always something interesting happening around the area. From skiing to kayaking, wine tasting, cave/mine tours, historic shopping, hiking or just plain relaxation, Elements Lodge is your home base for fun. The building was built in 1968 by the State of California for forestry workers and has recently been updated into a family playground. Most drive from the SF Bay Area on historic Highway 4, driving from farmland, through gold country, to the mountains, can artfully restore your appreciation for a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We look forward to treating you, your group, and family to a pleasant experience!
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            This is cabin has all the function of a house in the city with a hot tub but in the middle of a forest! There is a ping table, Karoake machine and tvs in most rooms with DVD players. There is also Wifi and Netflix along with some movies.
            Home/Apartment
            5br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            Located in the Big Trees area, this Arnold/Dorrington house comfortably sleeps 14. There are 4 downstairs bedrooms, all with a queen bed (rooms are all equal sized) plus a 5th bedroom in the loft with 2 queen beds and 2 twins (bunk bed style). Stocked with fun games (upstairs loft area with Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball) for the kids and a large common area downstairs, you can host a large group without feeling cramped. In the winter, this is the closest stop to Bear Valley and in the summer, you're minutes away from the Stanislaus River and Big Trees State Park and a short drive to Murphys (wine tasting, caving and more). We have a welcome book at the cabin highlighting activities in the area, as well as some fun ideas for in the cabin. Hope you enjoy your stay! (For families, this house has been 'baby-proofed' with safety gates, high chairs (x2), toys and pack-n-play (x2) available).
            Cabin
            3br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            Mountain House is located at 5,200 feet only minutes from the Stanislaus River, Lake Alpine and the Bear Valley Ski Area. Nestled on a 1/2 acre lot with large cedars and fir trees you in the forest over looking the woods yet only minutes from recreation that includes down hill skiing in the winter, kayaking and canoeing in the summer, swimming and always great hiking. The peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Mountain House cabin make it a great retreat from the San Francisco Bay Area only 3 hours away off Hwy 4. There is also the historic gold mining towns of Murphy and Angels Camp only just 20 minutes down the hill and of course the Big Trees State Park with it's towering 1000 year old redwoods. Come and enjoy a weekend away in the summer or winter for a great retreat back to nature. Snow parks and Bear Valley ski area: We have easy access to Winter recreation areas. The Bear Valley ski area which includes down hill skiing, cross country and events through the winter is only 16 miles or 20 minutes from our cabin. In addition, there are to Snow Parks monitored by the State of California near by. The Stanuslaus Snow Park, only 15 minutes up Hwy 4, and The Lake Alpine Snow Park. You need to purchase a daily pass and can park your vehicle in plowed parking lot. Cross country, snow shoeing, sledding are available at these two locations. Summer fun with rivers, lakes and hiking: Our cabin is perfectly located for local recreation at by rivers and lakes. The Stanislaus River is only 15 minutes away, Lake Alpine is 16 miles east past Bear Valley and the wonderful Utica and Spicer Reservoirs that are perfect for kayaking are about an hour away. And for our 6 year old, we go to White Pines Lake near Arnold a great, simple place to be in the afternoon with family just down the road. For hiking the options are endless as you get up into the national forest.
            Cabin
            1br Cabin
            • Wifi
            • Smoking Allowed
            Enjoy Quaint Cabin perfect for accommodating up to 4 guests , Nestled in between large trees , this cabin has the basic amenities to enjoy a relaxing, quiet get-away. There's a kitchen with refrigerator , stove ,and Microwave Oven. Cabin includes gas fireplace , WiFi and basic cable Located within walking distance from the Cabin are scenic trails and fire roads with endless views for hiking and mountain biking. Or drive ten minutes down to Calaveras Big Trees State Park for hiking and cross country skiing. Great swimming at White Pines Lake in Arnold. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle Utica, Spicer and Alpine lakes. Bear Valley Ski Resort and Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Resort are just 20 minutes up the hill on Highway 4. Cottage is 5 miles up from the main town of Arnold where there is grocery shopping, gas stations, banks, etc. Murphys is 30 minutes away - a gold rush town known for their excellent wineries, great restaurants, boutique shops and antique shops. The Stanislaus River is approximately five miles down the road. The day use area has picnic tables, barbecues and provides easy access into the river. Excellent place to have a picnic, fly fish or cool off with a nice swim. A Short History of Camp Connell The area known today as Camp Connell was first used by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Its location on San Antonio Creek was along a trading route between bands of Miwok, Piute, and Washoe, as well as being a popular summer encampment. The discovery of gold in the Mokelumne and Stanislaus River basins in 1848 led to large numbers of prospectors and adventurers following the old Indian trail over the Sierra to the southern gold fields. The route between Murphys and Carson City became famous when the Calaveras North Grove of Big Trees was discovered in 1852. The Big Trees - Carson Valley Road was improved in 1856 and by 1857 much of the immigration into California came over this road. Not long after that, the area of Camp Connell became a junction of roads between Sheep Ranch and San Andreas and was a favorite stopping point and rest area on the route. The Camp Connell of today was largely influenced by the surging popularity of auto travel through the mountains inspired when Dr. D. Sargent of Angels Camp became the first to drive an automobile over Ebbetts Pass in 1908. Family camping was destined to become an extremely popular recreational activity. To meet those demands, Jack Connell began construction of a campground, cabins, general store and gas pumps in 1928. He and his wife named their endeavor "Camp Connell". Opened for business in 1929, the general store and gas station have been in operation ever since. The Connell's continued to expand the store and added a café to serve the increasing number of visitors. By 1934 the Post Office was moved to the store and became "Camp Connell Station". The store was a local gathering place where local residents and vacationers alike would come to share news and leave messages, much as it is today. Occasionally, Circuit Court was convened in the building. Monte Wolfe, Art and Harry Schimke, the Whittles, Hunts, Tryons, Lombardis, and Airolas were frequent visitors. While the popularity of the general store and café continued, the campground was closed in 1949 and the property was subdivided into lots selling for $600 each. The cabins remained as part of Camp Connell until the 1960's, when the highway was realigned to accommodate the ski resort and village at Bear Valley, as well as the development of Big Trees Village. The old highway became the current two accesses to Camp Connell and the property has stayed much the same ever since. Today the Camp Connell General Store is one of the oldest Chevron stations in California as well as the longest continuously operated retail business between Murphys and Markleeville. It is a popular stop for visitors and a cherished part of the local community.
            Hotel
            7br Hotel
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            $28 dollars per person/night!! Whether you have a large family, belong to a social or recreational group, or celebrating a holiday/event, this dorm-style lodge provides the perfect location and amenities. Approximately 5,400 square feet of open living space with beamed ceilings, a commercial kitchen, a spacious dining area, 7 bedrooms, and a recreation room downstairs, this lodge may just be your ticket! Add a large parking lot with easy access off Hwy 4, just minutes to Bear Valley Ski Resort(15 miles) and a variety of recreational options. Imagine the possibilities! 24 bunk beds(6bedrooms) plus two queen beds(1 bedroom). Sleeps 28 comfortably. Additional rental agreement required.
            Cabin
            3br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            Mountain House is located at 5,200 feet only minutes from the Stanislaus River, Lake Alpine and the Bear Valley Ski Area. Nestled on a 1/2 acre lot with large cedars and fir trees you in the forest over looking the woods yet only minutes from recreation that includes down hill skiing in the winter, kayaking and canoeing in the summer, swimming and always great hiking. The peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Mountain House cabin make it a great retreat from the San Francisco Bay Area only 3 hours away off Hwy 4. There is also the historic gold mining towns of Murphy and Angels Camp only just 20 minutes down the hill and of course the Big Trees State Park with it's towering 1000 year old redwoods. Come and enjoy a weekend away in the summer or winter for a great retreat back to nature. Snow parks and Bear Valley ski area: We have easy access to Winter recreation areas. The Bear Valley ski area which includes down hill skiing, cross country and events through the winter is only 16 miles or 20 minutes from our cabin. In addition, there are to Snow Parks monitored by the State of California near by. The Stanuslaus Snow Park, only 15 minutes up Hwy 4, and The Lake Alpine Snow Park. You need to purchase a daily pass and can park your vehicle in plowed parking lot. Cross country, snow shoeing, sledding are available at these two locations. Summer fun with rivers, lakes and hiking: Our cabin is perfectly located for local recreation at by rivers and lakes. The Stanislaus River is only 15 minutes away, Lake Alpine is 16 miles east past Bear Valley and the wonderful Utica and Spicer Reservoirs that are perfect for kayaking are about an hour away. And for our 6 year old, we go to White Pines Lake near Arnold a great, simple place to be in the afternoon with family just down the road. For hiking the options are endless as you get up into the national forest.
            Cabin
            4br Cabin
            • Wifi
            A GREAT PLACE for two families to share the expense of a fabulous vacation in Arnold/Big Trees Village; bright and cheery with 4 bedrooms (3rd bedroom has a room divider which creates the 4th bedroom), 2 full baths and loft. The Scott Brinkhaus cabin sits back off the street in a beautifully wooded setting and includes 3 queen beds and 3 queen sleepers one of which is a hide-a-bed in the great room. The cabin is a very comfortable cabin with gas log stove in the living room, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave, along with washer and dryer. You will find Wireless Internet, 3 TVs one of which is a 32" wall mounted wide screen with DVD player, VCR and plenty of videos and games. Nice, large deck with patio furniture and charcoal BBQ. Exterior appointed with log benches and a horse shoe pit. NOTE: THIS IS A NON-PET FRIENDLY CABIN. All cabins require you to bring your own sheets and towels. We can provide sheets and towels at an additional fee. Please let me know if you're interested in this service.
            Chalet
            3br Chalet
            • Wifi
            High Sierra Chalet located in Camp Connell is just minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, Utica and Spicer Reservoirs or Big Trees State Park where you can enjoy an easy hike to the Stanislaus River or for the little ones Beaver Creek is a must. The Rec Center in Big Trees is always fun with 2 pools, tennis courts, disc golf and the list of fun goes on! There is room for the whole family in this tastefully decorated chalet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, one room is set up especially for the kidos with a bunk bed and an extra twin and the loft boasts a queen futon. The open great room is the perfect family gathering place with a wood burning stove to keep you toasty while watching the snow fall. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to whip up that family dinner. Enjoy the deck setting while watching the little ones explore the nature around them. Fido is also welcome! Let the fun begin!! Sleeps 9 in beds...maximum 10 guests, pets welcome, no smoking, other amenities include: Big Trees Rec Center (fees apply), gas BBQ, WiFi, Cable
            Cabin
            3br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            This 3 bedroom, 3 bath beautiful, nearly new mountain home will wow you the minute you walk in. Sink into the hot tub and gaze at the stars after a long day skiing or hiking. Many high end finishes including: vessel sinks in bathrooms, decorator lighting, pine doors and cabinets, concrete counters, stone fireplace, soaring vaults, laminate flooring. In the master suite you will find a queen bed. 3 twins (1 bunk) in the 2nd bedroom. One bunk bed plus a full bed in the 3rd bedroom. 3 full baths, gourmet kitchen, great room, ping pong, internet and a hot tub. Access to Snowshoe Springs swimming lake and beach.
            Cabin
            3br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            Spacious 2-story 2,300 square foot updated cabin surrounded by sweet smelling pine trees in the quiet community of Camp Connell in Big Trees Village. Views of the trees from every room. The ultimate private get-away with the convenience of all area attractions just minutes away. UPSTAIRS: Features a beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, tons of cabinet space, fully stocked with cooking gear and gadgets for the chef at heart. Long granite counter bar seats 4. Large dining area seats 10+. Spacious great room with comfortable sofa seating and gorgeous slate fireplace, flat screen TV with cable (sports, premium channels) and AppleTV. Enjoy views of trees from inside through walls of windows. Or relax on the large deck with a book or a beverage with friends (dining seating for up to 14!). Master bedroom with king bed. DOWNSTAIRS: Features large rec room with pool table, Ms. Pac-man, universal arcade game, and dome hockey table. Flat screen TV with full cable (sports, premium channels, etc) and Roku. 2 bunk beds (4 twin mattresses). Lower deck is perfect for a breath of fresh air. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Bedroom with king bed, separate full bathroom (shower/tub). Master suite with attached bathroom (double sinks, shower/tub) with 1 full bed and twin over full bunk bed. SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: Upstairs master bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2) Downstairs bedroom: King bed (sleeps 2) Downstairs bedroom suite: Full bed (sleeps 2), Twin over full bunk bed (sleeps 3) Downstairs rec room: 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4) Ample room for overflow sleeping in rec room or on upstairs couches TONS TO DO! Access to Big Trees Village Recreation Center with 2 pools, game tables, frisbee golf, tennis and grass areas and fun activities during the Summer. Located just off of Highway 4, with easy access to Arnold (8 minutes to grocery shopping, local shops, brewery and restaurants), Stanislaus River (10 minutes to swimming, picnicking), Big Trees State Park (3 minutes to hiking and famous giant redwoods), Bear Valley (25 minutes to skiing, outdoor adventures), Lake Alpine (30 minutes to kayaking, fishing), Murphys (25 minutes to wine tasting, brewery, top restaurants, shops, festivals), and Angels Camp (40 minutes to cave exploration, restaurants)
            Cabin
            3br Cabin
            • Wifi
            The living room has 2-story windows overlooking a private forest setting, and the futon sofa easily turns into a bed. The loft has foosball and futon sleeping. This kid's room sleeps 3 with a bunk and twin, and is equipped with a second TV, small table hockey,horseshoes and all kinds of puzzles and games. The remaining 2 rooms each have a queen bed. It is tastefully decorated with new furniture and a bear theme.A world of outdoor adventure is just minutes away. Enjoy a day of hiking, biking, kayaking, wine-tasting or caving in nearby Murphy's, then come home for a BBQ and watch a movie on the 32" screen TV. Or visit the lovely Big Trees Village recreation center and it spectacular pools and activities. Prepare a meal in the spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a kitchen-aid mixer. The dining table expands to accommodate 10. After dinner take a walk around the block and drink in the quite night air and star gaze the spectacular milky-way, easily seen without competing city lights. Access to Big Trees Village Rec Facility for minimal fee. All cabins require you to bring your own sheets and towels. We can provide sheets and towels at an additional fee. Please let me know if you're interested in this service. Your well behaved, housetrained pooch is welcome but please keep them off the furniture and beds. A $50 fee per pet is required.
            Cabin
            4br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            Located in the Sierra Foothills, 5,500 feet up, between Arnold and Bear Valley Ski Resort. Only 5 minutes from Big Tree's State Park! This highly appointed cabin raises the bar among other local rental listings. It's reserved for those with the most discriminating taste and appreciation. An added bonus is our generous and conscientious caretaker, who will give you peace of mind in knowing that you'll be well taken care of. This is a three story cabin. The street level consists of the main family room with large picturesque windows, kitchen, half bath with laundry room, and a king size bedroom with full bath. Decking wraps around this entire level. The top level consists of a queen room, 'kids room' with 2 bunks and a queen bed, a full bathroom is shared by these two rooms. Also on this 3rd level is a King master suite with large dual- head step in shower AND a large jacuzzi tub. The lowest level is a recreation room with wet-bar and full size bathroom. This room opens up to the lower deck and access to the yard. Dorrington (Big Tree's) is a place that calms the soul and allows one to experience life as it was meant to be. Whether you would like to hike among the giant Redwoods at Calaveras State Park, kayak on the majestic Lake Alpine, golf on a beautiful tree lined golf course, ski at Bear Valley's family friendly Ski Resort, play in the snow right outside your door, fish along the Stanislaus River or just gaze at the beautiful scenery from the deck right outside your door. We simply would like to invite you and your family to experience a vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime. Keywords: Sierra's, Arnold, Bear Valley, Luxury, new, Big Tree's, Dorrington
            Cabin
            2br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            Remodeled living room and kitchen. Gas burning fireplace-stove. Large attached Deck with built-in seating & Charcoal BBQ. Cable TV, Wi-Fi, DVD, CD, ipod docking station. Fully stocked Kitchen including Microwave & Coffee Maker & Toaster. Two Bedrooms upstairs, 1 queen bed in each room. Queen-size Sofa-Sleeper in downstairs livingroom. Cabin is very peaceful and secluded, yet close to tons of activities: 3 miles from Big Tree Park; only minutes from Wineries - Murphys, CA, as well as, Snow Play & Bear Valley Skiing. Please Note: No Linen Service requires that you bring your own Bed-Linens, Pillows & Towels; only blankets are provided.
            Cabin
            2br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            Accommodations: Cabin, 1 master bedroom (loft), 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath (sleeps 8) This beautiful vacation cabin has 1 master bedroom (loft) with a king size bed, 2 bedrooms, and 1 study. The first bedroom has two twin beds. The second has one full bed. The study has a pull out full size couch .The house has a very warm ambiance with pine walls throughout. There is a large porch to relax on, barbecue and enjoy the day. The master bath includes a jacuzzi tub which is fantastic after those cold winter ski days, long summer hikes or for some relaxation. The house comes with complete linen service. The cabin will be set up upon arrival. The house is also equipped with wireless internet, cable TV and DVD player, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave and all kitchen amenities. During the winter, there can be as much as six feet of snow at the house. This offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the sierras. Adventure surrounds you with Bear Valley Ski Resort just 20 minutes up the road. Bear Valley is a family oriented resort; they offer numerous ski runs that range from beginner to expert. Bear Valley also has a tubing hill and an ice skating pond. There is also an extensive trail system on over 3000 acres for cross country skiing.
            Cabin
            3br Cabin
            • Wifi
            Escape to the Sierra in this adorable mountain retreat located in Big Trees Village. With an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, plus a loft, you'll have plenty of room to relax and rejuvenate. The great room features vaulted ceilings, skylights, knotty pine accents, and a wood-burning stove (there's also forced air gas heat for those chilly winter days). The fully-stocked kitchen and dining area are adjacent to the great room, forming one large expanse perfect for group gatherings. The queen bedroom is located on the main floor, while the king room and bunk room are upstairs off the loft. Entertainment amenities include WiFi, cable TV, CD player, foosball, and access to the Big Trees Village Rec Center (summer only-guest fees apply). The private back deck among the pines has a perfect mix of sun and shade along with plenty of patio furniture and a charcoal BBQ. Maximum 8 guests, no pets, and no smoking. Sheets and towels not included. Linen service available upon request.
            Home/Apartment
            5br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            Fantastic location for a getaway at Bear Valley! Originally the Cottage Springs Ski Hill lodge, restaurant, and rental shop on Highway 4, this building has been completely remodeled into a luxurious six bedroom, 3.5 bath multiple-family vacation home. Located at 6000 ft elevation and only 12 miles below Bear Valley Ski Resort, you’ll have all-season access to skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, campgrounds, the adjacent national forest and nearby Lake Alpine and Big Trees State Park. Hiking trails are literally just steps from the front door. Includes a fully equipped commercial kitchen, dining room with seating for 20, spacious living room, and game room with pool table, ping-pong, and foosball. Other amenities include Wifi, 2 TVs w/ satellite, reading library, stereo/CD player, games and a video collection. Stay warm with a gas log stove and forced air heat throughout; including heaters and thermostats in every room. Large outdoor deck with patio furniture and gas BBQ provides relaxing privacy on the 2-acre lot. Flat, easy-access parking for lots of friends and even RVs. Private and away from it all on Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, this lodge is perfect for multiple family use, family & friend reunions, hiking/kayak/ski groups, church retreats, and anyone looking to escape amidst the pines. Linens available for additional fee. Maximum 20 guests (beds for 16), no pets and no smoking. Sheets and towels not included. Linen service available upon request. *This cabin rents at an Executive Rate from November 1 - April 30* *This cabin rents at an AAAAA Rate from May 1 - October 31*
            Chalet
            3br Chalet
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            This quintessential chalet, with a gentle down-slope driveway, is the perfect spot for a mountain getaway anytime of year. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a loft, this classic cabin includes membership privileges to Big Trees Village rec center (open in summer, guest fees apply). The great room boasts vaulted ceilings, picture windows, a wood-burning stove, and is adjacent to the fully-stocked kitchen. You’ll find a charcoal BBQ and patio furniture on the spacious deck. Amenities include WiFi, 2 TVs, cable, DVD/VCR player, movies, games, puzzles and a stereo. You're also just five miles away to the Stanislaus River/ Sourgrass Recreation Area during summer months. Maximum 9 guests, pets OK, no smoking. Sheets and towels not included. Linen service available upon request.
            Chalet
            3br Chalet
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath plus loft and rec room chalet includes membership privileges to the Big Trees Village recreation facilities (open in the summer, guest fees apply). Ten people (with well behaved pets) can easily gather in this comfortable mountain hideaway whatever the Sierra season. This cabin boasts a fully-stocked kitchen and spacious great room, complete with a gas log stove and sliding glass doors to the large deck with BBQ and patio furniture. In-cabin amenities include WiFi, 2 TVs, cable, 2 DVD players, stereo, and pool table in the downstairs rec room. You're also just five miles away to the Stanislaus River/ Sourgrass Recreation Area, which is open during the summer. Maximum 10 guests, pets OK, no smoking. Sheets and towels not included. Linen service available upon request.