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Cozy Cabin, Winter Ski/Summer Fun-Beautiful Bear Valley, ~CA~

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Bear Valley is a family-oriented Sierra mountain resort in Alpine County, located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, only 3.5 hours from the San Francisco Bay area. Bear Valley is located off of Highway 4, a less traveled and highly maintained road that almost never closes in winter. In the Winter, Bear Valley cabins are closed to cars, (pedestrian and snowmobile access only) adding to its beauty and peacefulness. After you park once in the central parking lot, this cabin is only a 10 minute walk from the Bear Valley Lodge and Restaurants. FREE shuttle buses take you right to the ski lodge every hour and back home on the half hour, or you can ski down the Home Run at the end of the day, right to the cabin door!

This updated and cozy cabin features four bedrooms and a loft, two full baths, large living room with gas stove, and updated kitchen. There are three bedrooms upstairs: Room #1 has a full-size bed and connects to a bathroom; Room #2 has a queen-size bed; and Room #3 has two twins beds. The downstairs bedroom #4 has a queen-size bed.

Bear Valley offers a great variety of activities from skiing in winter to hiking, biking, and other summer activities including classical and popular music festivals. If you are looking for a less crowded alternative to other busy mountain resorts like Lake Tahoe, Bear Valley is the place for you.

We provide plastic sleds for you to carry in your belongings; snowmobile transportation service can be arranged from the Bear Valley Transportation Center if required for an extra fee.

Keywords: Bear Valley, Ski Cabin, house, Bear Valley skiing

More Details

Sue Watkins
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found your cabin to be quite comfortable and convenient. We would definitely recommend it to our friends who ski or just want to have fun in the snow.


Dec 2003
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Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tenants must request, review and acknowledge all terms and responsibilities of the homeowner's rental agreement, in order to be approved.
  • Tenants must submit a rental request no later than 2 weeks before arrival date, requests received within that window will not be accepted.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, connect through bedroom 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One bedroom downstairs with 1 Queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom with 1 full, connects to upstairs bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom with 2 twins
    Loft - floor space at top of stairs for play area or sleeping bag
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide a bed in living room sofa, sleeps one
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Rental fee includes cleaning of cabin at the end of your stay; renters need to haul out garbage at end of their stay and drop off in town dumpsters (as you are leaving village parking area, make a left at the BV library and follow road to dumpsters)


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Cozy Cabin, Winter Ski/Summer Fun-Beautiful Bear Valley, ~CA~
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Bear Valley Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We love staying In the Watkin's Cabin! We stay here as often as possible in the Summer! Looking to get back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin close to town! 2nd stay for our group. I'm sure we'll be back. We all loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This mountain cabin is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need. The house was literally buried under the snow. The snow shovels and sleds in the entry way came in handy. Kitchen and living are nicely sized and very attractive. A great rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, Ca.

Cozy, homey, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Cozy Cabin. It was very homey, in that it felt more like being in a home than in a hotel. We had all the supplies we needed. The eight of us comfortably fit there. It was a surprisingly close walk to the parking lot, even though it felt like we were far away. I'd be happy to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, warm, cozy cabin. It was just perfect for a weekend in the mountains. Thank you Sue

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our weekend getaway. Walking distance to the village shops & bear valley resort shuttle. The sleds were helpful to transport our luggage. Kitchen had everything we could have needed. Fireplace and floor heaters worked well to keep us warm. We had a fantastic time. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend in Bear Valley and truly enjoyed the cabin! The location was perfect and the kids loved it. Backyard had pine cones to play with and rocks to climb and enjoy. Everything was a close walk: nature trails, hike up to the lake, the lodge, and rock climbing. The cabin was clean and spacious and had a wonderful kitchen for us to cook and BBQ. We really look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabins in Bear Valley village are closed to cars during winter, pedestrian and snowmobile access only


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A refundable security deposit of $250.00 is required with final payment

50% deposit due upfront to secure reservation dates; balance due 2 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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