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Secluded Mountain Cabin on 5 Acres!

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


It's hard to imagine, but unpopulated places like this DO still exist in the Sierras - where you can go for days without seeing or hearing anyone, your kids can play outside and just be kids, and your dog can romp off leash. If that sounds appealing, then Tyler's Cabin is for you.

SETTING: Tyler’s Cabin is a remote and secluded 2-story modified A-frame situated on 5 acres of pristine mountain wilderness, at the end of a private road. Your own little private piece of paradise - just you and the great outdoors.

The cabin is surrounded by pine trees and a wildflower-filled meadow. Two sides of the forested property back up to U.S.F.S. land, so the cabin's location places you smack in the middle of your own personal sanctuary. The cabin is perfect for a peaceful romantic getaway, a family vacation, a writer and artist's retreat, or just a place to go to get away from it all and enjoy unspoiled nature.

INSIDE: The cabin sleeps 6 people comfortably. Upstairs you’ll find 2 semi-private sleeping areas divided by a staircase (each side has a Sealy Posturepedic queen-sized bed), a ½ bath (toilet, sink and vanity).

Downstairs you’ll find one queen sized sofa bed romantically placed in the living room (across from the woodstove). There is also one queen sized sofa bed in the private back bedroom which was recently upgraded to a bedroom/entertainment room (complete with flat screen T.V. and extensive video library.) Finally, there is a full bath (toilet/commode/shower) downstairs right off the private bedroom. This is a perfect location for the kids, with the parents upstairs in their own private retreat.

The open floor plan downstairs allows for comfort and togetherness. Overstuffed chairs flank the updated wood-burning stove, and are a perfect spot to curl up with a good book, while someone cooks the evening meal nearby.

The cabin is fully stocked with everything from linens to spices. The kitchen comes complete with condiments, herbs, baking supplies, pots, pans, utensils, and all modern appliances – even a rice cooker and waffle maker! All of our supplies and toiletries are offered to our guests as a way to help them feel that this is their home away from home.

The cabin is wired throughout for high speed internet access, so using your laptop or IPad anywhere in the cabin is a breeze. Additionally, there is an “office” area upstairs, which includes guest access to a computer, fax/copy/scanner, and a cordless phone/answer machine. For entertainment you'll find a 40' flat screen TV and DVD player downstairs, as well as an wireless iPod amplifier in the living room to enjoy your favorite music.

OUTSIDE: The front and back decks and the lounge chairs provide privacy, serenity, bird watching, reading, barbecuing, sunbathing or doing absolutely nothing. There’s even a rock fire pit off the back deck for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs under a star-filled summer sky. The meadow areas surrounding the cabin are perfect for throwing a ball for your furry friend.

LOCATION: The cabin is ideally situated 4 hours east of the Bay Area (just off Hwy 4) in one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of the high Sierras. It is also just 45 miles east of Murphys, 22 miles east of Arnold, 1.5 miles from the town of Bear Valley, and 3.5 miles from Lake Alpine. Even though the cabin is less than a mile off Hwy 4, you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from civilization.

ACTIVITIES: In Bear Valley your kids can attend Bear Valley summer camp ( The whole family can dine seasonally at several different eateries ranging from gourmet to pizza. You can sip a drink at the Grizzly Cafe and Creekside Restaurant located in the historic Bear Valley Lodge, stock up on supplies at the General Store (circa 1850), rent kayaks and mountain bikes, attend the Bear Valley Music Festival ( work up a good sweat at the annual “Death Ride” over Ebbett’s Pass, rock climb, hike hundreds of miles of trails (portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Emigrant Trail, and the breathtaking Carson/Iceberg Wilderness), go geocaching, climb to the top of one of the numerous peaks and take in the awe-inspiring views of the Dardanelles, Ebbett’s Pass, Inspiration Point, and even Yosemite's Half Dome (on a clear day.)

Just 3.5 miles from the cabin sits granite-surrounded Lake Alpine where Canadian geese roost, and ospreys, golden and bald eagles have been spotted. The lake has a strict 10 mph speed limit for all boats – so it’s quiet and perfect for bird watching, sun bathing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. There are even some sandy beaches for little swimmers. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, and the lake gets stocked with full-sized fish on a regular basis throughout the summer and fall months. We’ll share our favorite fishing spots with you, and what the fish are gobbling up. You can rent paddle boats, canoes, and small aluminum motor boats. At the end of your day you can enjoy a meal or drink at the Lake Alpine Lodge Restaurant and Bar. To help with your outdoor summer fun, we provide fishing poles, fishing tackle, a (blow up) kayak, Grumman canoe (w/life jackets), fanny packs, back packs, and ice chests.

Venturing out, you'll find historic Murphys, Angels Camp, and Columbia. There's a little something for everyone in each of those towns: antiquing, exploring caves, zip-lining across a canyon, wine tasting at numerous wineries, enjoying an outdoor concert at Ironstone Vineyards (, horseback riding, or visiting a historic gold mining town where cars are not allowed (only covered wagons).

Tyler's cabin is the perfect blend: You can be away from it all, or be right in the middle of high mountain action-packed fun. The only thing missing from Tyler's cabin is YOU.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We're sorry, but unable to rent to persons under 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-mannered dogs only. 2 max....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In living room in front of fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    2nd floor. Separated by staircase. Great for parents & kids....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Private, 1st floor. Next to bath. Queen...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 queen sofa beds: one right in front of wood stove in the living room, and a second sofa bed in the back private bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Canoe, (blow up) kayak & life vests, fishing gear.


  • Books
  • DVD Player


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    5 acres at the end of a road - backs up to Forest Service land....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans in upstairs sleeping areas...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    fabric softener provided...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    printer, scanner, photocopier...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    NEW high speed!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Very short turn around - up to 12 feet max....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phones do not work at the cabin (or in Arnold). Cell phone coverage in Bear Valley only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    bio-friendly detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Use your laptop anywhere in the cabin....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    firewood and fire starters provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything including the wine opener....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Toaster, blender, coffee maker, waffle maker, crock pot, wok, bread machine; coffee, tea, spices, herbs, cooking oils, condiments, butter, and baking supplies - all for VRBO Guests' use....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stocked with catsup, mustard, mayo and relish...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks - front and rear. Rear deck has fire pit....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Blow up kayak and Grumman canoe...moreless



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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet cleaning fee (p/pet) $25
  • Departure cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Included


$190.00 per night if you stay 5-6 nights

$185.00 per night if you stay 7+ nights.

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento, CA
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bear Valley
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 4
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bear Valley
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Resorts - downhill and cross country

Car: Necessary

Hiking the nearby Pacific Crest Trail, Emigrant Trail, Carson Iceberg Wilderness; wine tasting (, cave exploring (Moaning and Mercer Caverns), zip-lining, music concerts at Ironstone Vineyards, and art galleries in historic Murphy's; Calaveras Big Trees State Park (magnificent giant redwoods); Gold Country explorations in nearby Sonora, Angels Camp, and Jamestown; Bear Valley activities: Monday night soccer; Frisbee 'golf', Bear Valley Music Festival (summer), extreme sports competition, rock climbing (and premier rock climbing school, mountain biking, off road explorations; day trips to Yosemite or into So. Lake Tahoe via Ebbetts Pass.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Our family loves the mountains, lakes, streams, Tamaracks, wildlife, and the people in this best kept secret of the High Sierras. Here we are smiling, not knowing there was a huge thunderstorm rolling in behind us.

Why the Owner Chose Bear Valley:
Seasonal activities amidst breath-taking, unspoiled wilderness.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Peace, quiet, and solitude. Oh...and a place for your pup to run around off-leash.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Tyler's Cabin. Welcome!

    Tyler's Cabin. Welcome!

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Fully stocked Kitchen

    Fully stocked Kitchen

  • Dining area & kitchen

    Dining area & kitchen

  • Upstairs Queen Bed #1

    Upstairs Queen Bed #1

  • Upstairs Queen Bed #2

    Upstairs Queen Bed #2

  • Entertainment Room

    Entertainment Room

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Backyard


  • Upper Meadow (1/2 mi. from cabin)

    Upper Meadow (1/2 mi. from cabin)

  • Lake Alpine

    Lake Alpine

  • Spicer Reservoir & Dardanelles

    Spicer Reservoir & Dardanelles

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area (view from kitchen)

    Dining area (view from kitchen)

  • Downstairs bedroom - Sofa Queen

    Downstairs bedroom - Sofa Queen

  • Upstairs Queen Bed #1 and Office Area

    Upstairs Queen Bed #1 and Office Area

  • Staircase separating Queen Beds Upstairs

    Staircase separating Queen Beds Upstairs

  • Video library

    Video library

  • Backyard (view from upstairs) - Next to Queen Bed #2

    Backyard (view from upstairs) - Next to Queen Bed #2

  • Private deck upstairs

    Private deck upstairs

  • Dardanelles


  • The Bear Valley Bear.

    The Bear Valley Bear.

  • Tyler


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