Sequoia Cabin Retreat

Welcome to Sequoia Cabin Retreat! It is our pleasure to offer this cabin to ministry professionals and their families. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the people of Chapel in the Pines are blessed to call Arnold home, and we look forward to sharing this special place with those in ministry who are in need of rest and rejuvenation.

Chapel in the Pines is excited to be able to offer Sequoia Cabin Retreat year round. In Arnold you can enjoy activities such as hiking, visiting area lakes for water recreation, and all sorts of summer fun. During the warmer months, we are able to offer Sequoia Cabin Retreat at no cost to our guests.

Because Arnold sits at 4000 feet elevation, we experience the fullness of winter here. Winter storms will commonly bring in anywhere between a couple inches and a few feet of snow. You can enjoy winter activities such as snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and snow play around town or head further up Highway 4 to the snow park or ski resort. During the colder winter months, November through March, we are asking for a minimal fee of $25/night to offset the cost of heating the house and facilitating snow removal.

Check you schedule against available dates on the  Reservation Calendar.
Our campus consists of the main sanctuary with separate office building and parking lot. Across Cedar Lane the church owns three houses. House 1 and 2 are used in various capacities, but House 3 stood idle. It was decided to offer this as a ministry outreach. Years of work and planning have finally paid off as we present this unique respite to those in ministry that just need to get away.

Deposit: A refundable deposit of $250 is due at the time of Registration to cover loss or damage during your stay.
Note 1: This house is not Handicap Accessible. The main entrance is at the top of a flight of stairs, and the door is too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair.
Note 2: NO pets of any kind are allowed.


This is a turnkey solution. Chapel is providing a fully furnished home with all of the linens and towels included in the low-low price of "Free to you" (Donations accepted).  This unit is a Two-Bedroom, One-Bath house with a living room and small kitchen that will sleep up to eight.  If you'd like to see some photos of the interior, click here.  All of the dishes, utensils, pots and pans are included.
The cabin includes:
  • One queen bed, Two twin beds, One futon, One queen inflatable mattress
  • All bed linens and bathroom towels
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Hair dryer
  • Fans, No Air Conditioning, Heat
  • TV, WiFi
  • Full Kitchen
  • Custom Devotional Pamphlet (available as a download)
All you have to worry about bringing is your personal belongings and your own food. Didn't bring your own food? Not a problem. The market is less than a hundred yards away. Several eateries are also within easy walking distance.

In the Area

Calaveras Big Trees
State Park

Only 15 minutes up the highway is the jewel of the area where you can take an easy natural walk among the grove of giant sequoia redwoods. Some thousands of years old and hundreds of feet tall have been growing here since the time of Christ.
(Big Trees State Park website)

White Pines Lake

Technically not in Arnold but in the neighboring community of White Pines, it is just a few short miles outside of Arnold. The lake is the perfect spot to relax, or play at the beach. Didn't bring a kayak or canoe? No problem. Just across the highway from Chapel is Sierra Nevada Adventure Company (SNAC) where you can rent or purchase all manner of sporting goods for any season.

State Route 4

What? That's right Highway 4 itself is an attraction. It is listed as a National Scenic Byway.  A drive up to the summit and beyond has many picturesque vistas. Make sure to take your camera. For more information, click here.
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There's even more to do. You can find some more ideas at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau.
Current weather and road conditions can be found HERE.

Registration Process

Here are the steps that you will need to follow in order to reserve your time slot:
  *  Note that this process is optimized for using a Chrome browser on a computer.
  1. Review the current schedule and find an open time that suits your schedule. (Click here)
  2. From the calendar, you can begin your registration by agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
    Once you submit that page, you can proceed to the Registration page.
  3. Complete the registration page and press Submit.
  4. Send the $250 Security Deposit check. Make check payable to:  Chapel in the Pines   (Memo:  Sequoia Cabin Retreat)
  5. If your registration is between November and March include a second check for $25/night.
    Make the check payable to: Chapel in the Pines  (Memo: Cold weather surcharge)
  6. Mail to:   Chapel in the Pines
                         PO Box 9
                         Arnold, CA     95223
  7. The forms are forwarded to our Registration team which will verify the schedule and add your reservation as Pending.
  8. The Team will then contact you once the deposit check is received and update your reservation to Confirmed.

1) Be sure to date your checks for the beginning of your reservation stay.
2) Should you need to cancel your reservation, contact the office and your funds will be returned. If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival a $50 surcharge will be exacted and check will be issued to you for the remainder.

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