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Comfort, Privacy, and Panoramic Views at 7000 Feet!

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Aspens in October--the residential area itself makes a great autumn walk

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bear Valley house description

Autumn is beautiful and very quiet in Bear Valley. Also the LOWEST RATES OF THE YEAR!!!

Please contact me directly through my email address: smistretta@redshift.com

Beautiful private home 7000 feet up in the High Sierras, 20 feet from the Stanislaus National Forest. Panoramic forest and mountain views to the South and East. Hiking and skiing trails right out the front door. Complete privacy and solitude. So many windows that you feel like you're outside when you're inside.

Most quiet during the spring thaw, when 'The snow is melting into music.' (John Muir). Wildflowers abounding in July and August, during the annual classical music festival. Glorious warm days and blazing aspens in the Autumn.

Winter brings the full California ski experience. Roads in the residential area are not plowed, so no cars are allowed to enter, and everything remains completely white. The snowmobile ride up from the village adds to the adventure! Road's end location is perfect for sledding.

The two bedrooms, each with an adjoining full bath, are on the entry level. The master bedroom has a woodstove and panoramic views. It has a king-size bed and a twin. The smaller bedroom has a twin bed, and also a trundle bed which can be used as one or two twins. The whole second story is one large room, with a woodstove and windows all around. It has a half bath and futons for four.


What Guests Say:

The views from your cabin are outstanding and they just made us want to sit and relax and enjoy the comfortable surroundings. I ski at Bear Valley often, mostly just to be in the Sierras and take in the view, and that feeling was even better in the nice summer weather from the comfort of your dining room table with a glass of wine! John and Carol - Livermore CA

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in your mountain home. The views were spectacular, and the house was very comfortable. We had a couple of days of great weather and one day to enjoy a rainy day by the fire. Neither of us had been to Bear Valley before, and we found lots to see and do. It must be beautiful there in the winter, and when all of the wild flowers are in bloom. We also enjoyed driving around the neighborhood and looking at the many beautiful homes.
Joyce and Dan - Campbell, CA

'My wife and I had a wonderful relaxing weekend at your cabin. Everything went fine and everything worked. Loved the view from the top of the hill behind the cabin. Reading a book and taking our morning coffee on the deck was so serene. You have a great location and a great cabin. We'll tell our friends and family about this Bear Valley jewel.' Chuck - Martinez, CA

'Everything in the cabin worked great for us, with the fire keeping us plenty warm at night. We hope to go up again next year and add a couple more days to the stay..Really enjoyed the deck and views along with all the stars at night...Thanks again and great place!!' John - Livermore, CA

'We would like to thank you for letting us use your beautiful treetop home in Bear Valley. It was more than we expected. The views were fantastic and the furnishings, etc. were just like home! Very comfortable and in good taste.' Gail - San Jose, CA

'Over the past few years, we have stayed in a number of Bear Valley homes... I must say, however, that I enjoyed the time my family spent at your home more so than the rest. What a view!' Chris and Pam - La Mesa, CA

'Thank you so much for the opportunity to rent your cabin for a couple of weeks. We had a great time, and never tired of the incredible view and comfortable accommodations. We look forward to staying at your place again in the future!' Jeri and Tom - Berkeley, CA

'Although this was our first trip to Bear, we'll definitely be coming again this winter. We've stayed in many parts of the Sierra over the years, but were really impressed with Bear Valley, especially as a multi-activity family area. I hope our plans and the availability of your cabin coincide again.' Peter - Los Altos, CA

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            King bed has memory foam topper. Wood stove, great views....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single

            One twin plus trundle bed. Sleeps 3. Private full bath....moreless

          • Upstairs Greatroom: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Full size futon couch, love seat size futon, panoramic views...moreless

          • Master bedroom King bed has a memory foam topper--very comfortable. Also has a comfortable single bed and Full private bath. Beautiful mountain views to the south and east. Second bedroom has a one twin plus a trundle bed. Sleeps 3. Full private bath. Great room upstairs has full size futon couch and love-seat size futon. Sleeps four with panoramic views day and night! Wood stove and half bath upstairs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Kitchen is especially well supplied for cooking and group dining. Deluxe coffee maker/grinder, large Crock Pot. Abundance of dishes, serving dishes, and big variety of glasses, coffee cups, mugs....moreless

          • Dining:

            In addition to the dining table with 4 chairs and 2 extra padded stools, there is a breakfast bar with 3 high stools. People always gather in the kitchen!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen sink with a view! And brand new hickory floors in kitchen and dining area....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            10-cup Braun. Also deluxe grind and brew coffee maker with timer....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Supplied with salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, some spices....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 9 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Two wood stoves give the best, fastest heat. Electric floorboard heaters for back-up. House is VERY well insulated and the low sun on the south-facing glass facade warms up the winter days....moreless

          • Parking:

            Driveway accommodates at least two cars most of the year, with additional on-street parking. Snowmobile access provided in the winter....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Driveway accommodates at least two cars most of the year, with additional on-street parking. Snowmobile access provided in the winter....moreless

          • Living Room:

            The entire upper floor is one big Living-Dining-Kitchen area with an open feeling and panoramic views. Half bath adjacent....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood Stoves in living room and master bedroom; firewood provided...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Maytag stacked Washer/Dryer...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Maytag stacked Washer/Dryer...moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Trail maps, brochures, and books on the area. A trail to the ridge starts right out the front door. Guest book to sign and read other guests' comments and suggestions. Good sound system, good acoustics. All wood. The house is simple but comfortable and very relaxing. Privacy and views due to the end-of-the-read location are its finest features....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Travel books, Nature and local guides, general interest, some children's books....moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of puzzles, board games, playing cards and poker chips provided....moreless

              • Video Library:

                'Classics' and lots of kids' videos provided...moreless

              • Television:

                No cable available...moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                The house has High Speed Internet service and WiFi. WiFi is also available in the village at the Bear Valley Library--even if it's closed, and in the comfortable Lobby of Bear Valley Lodge....moreless

              • Telephone:

                One cordless, one that still works if the power goes out! Answering machine....moreless

              • Internet:

                The house has High Speed Internet service and WiFi....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Panoramic mountain and forest views. Very private and quiet. Twenty feet from the Stanislaus National Forest...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Small but big enough Weber Gas Barbecue. Bring one-pound propane canisters....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Panoramic mountain and forest views; spectacular sunrise and Alpenglow view; quiet and privacy--no houses or roads in view....moreless

              • Ski-In
              • Ski-Out

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Hunting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Snowboarding
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sledding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
               

              Reviews

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              Nightly Rates 2013-2014:   Winter   After Ski Season    Summer       Fall
              Weekends (Fri & Sat) ...... $325.......... $250 ......... $225 ...... $200
              Week Nights ............... $275 ......... $200 ......... $175 ...... $150
              Holiday Periods ........... $350 ......... $250 ......... $250 ...... $225
              All rates subject to 10% Tax
              ***Rates go down and weather stays great after Labor Day***
              

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              Last updated: 09/12/2014
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              Location

              Cross-country skiing right out the front door, Excellent sledding spots with sleds and saucers available.

              Hiking trails starting at the foot of the driveway, Our famous 'thirty-second hike' to unobstructed views of the Dardenelles that leads to an all-day trail continuing over the ridge to the ski area.

              Spring wildflowers surround the house. Wildflower hikes in all directions.

              Quiet and privacy, inspiring views. An excellent spot for human being as well as doing.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1992


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Aspens in October--the residential area itself makes a great autumn walk

                Aspens in October--the residential area itself makes a great autumn walk

              • Dining area with eastern views, just to the right of the kitchen area

                Dining area with eastern views, just to the right of the kitchen area

              • Autumn Dawn from the Deck

                Autumn Dawn from the Deck

              • Autumn Dawn with Resident Blue Jay

                Autumn Dawn with Resident Blue Jay

              • Games, books, puzzles, playing cards, and classic videos provided

                Games, books, puzzles, playing cards, and classic videos provided

              • Two pictures (side-by-side) of Great Room

                Two pictures (side-by-side) of Great Room

              • Winter View of National Forest from Great Room, deck visible on right

                Winter View of National Forest from Great Room, deck visible on right

              • Sledding View from Great Room

                Sledding View from Great Room

              • Kitchen Sink with a View

                Kitchen Sink with a View

              • View northeast from Great Room

                View northeast from Great Room

              • 'Front Yard' with summer wildflowers

                'Front Yard' with summer wildflowers

              • Tree-Top Cabin in the summer time

                Tree-Top Cabin in the summer time

              • Master Bedroom, king bed with memory foam pad, wood stove; south view

                Master Bedroom, king bed with memory foam pad, wood stove; south view

              • Bear Lake in October--10 or 15 minute walk from the house

                Bear Lake in October--10 or 15 minute walk from the house

              • Lake Alpine, a few miles east of BV village.  Lake Alpine Lodge great for lunch

                Lake Alpine, a few miles east of BV village. Lake Alpine Lodge great for lunch

              • Second bedroom w Trundle and Twin, full bath

                Second bedroom w Trundle and Twin, full bath

              • Kids love the Breakfast Bar

                Kids love the Breakfast Bar

              • Master bedroom, northeast windows; top of ski area in  background; full bath

                Master bedroom, northeast windows; top of ski area in background; full bath

              • Snowmobile View--part of the adventure!

                Snowmobile View--part of the adventure!

              • Winter Dawn from Great Room

                Winter Dawn from Great Room

              • Spring Wildflowers in Summer, wildflower hikes right out the front door

                Spring Wildflowers in Summer, wildflower hikes right out the front door

              • Panoramic summer views

                Panoramic summer views

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              Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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