Planning Your Visit

With Lake Tahoe to the north and Yosemite National Park to the south, the town of Arnold boasts a truly central location in the Sierra. At 4,000 foot elevation, you have the unique opportunity to pursue a wide and varied roster of activities year round. You can, literally, golf in the morning and ski all afternoon, and with excellent highway access.

In addition to the attributes of mild climate and year-round recreation, Arnold is also the perfect place for an inexpensive family vacation and is just a three hour drive from the Bay Area. Lodging options include Bed and Breakfast Inns, reasonably priced and comfortable motels and year-round vacation cabin rentals, especially popular with families.

Arnold serves as a gateway to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Bear Valley winter and summer recreation areas and the spectacular wilderness areas beyond. Visitors find the relaxed pace, clean mountain air, starry nights and friendliness of the townsfolk make Arnold an excellent “home base”. Many a visitor has turned resident after a few vacations here.

We hope our site will help you plan your next vacation to Arnold – The Heart of the Sierra!

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