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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Christmas week is now open due to a cancellation. It's the most requested week of the yea, It's so busy up there with people coming and going that I'm asking for a 7-night minimum.

Meanwhile, many autumn nights are open and the rates are the lowest of the year. It's a beautiful, quiet time in the mountains, complete with golden Aspens later in the season.

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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. Nice sound system. Good acoustics! The house is very comfortable and relaxing. Privacy and views due to the end-of-the-road location are its finest features....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    No cable available...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag stacked Washer/Dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • 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

  • Internet:

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

  • 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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag stacked Washer/Dryer...moreless

  • 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

  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Abundance of cooking utensils, knives and flatware....moreless

  • 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

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

Outside

  • 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

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 6 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
Early Winter
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$300
Christmas-New Years
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay
$350
Winter
Jan 1 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Fri, Sat
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
Winter 2
Feb 20 - Mar 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Fri, Sat
Late Winter
Mar 19 - Apr 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
Jun 11 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$220 $245
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $115
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Travelers pay half the total when they book, balance two or three weeks before travel.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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

  • Tree-Top Cabin in the summer time

    Tree-Top Cabin in the summer time

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

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

  • Autumn Dawn with Resident Blue Jay

    Autumn Dawn with Resident Blue Jay

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

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

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

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

  • Kitchen Sink with a View

    Kitchen Sink with a View

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Autumn Dawn from the Deck

    Autumn Dawn from the Deck

  • Kids love the Breakfast Bar

    Kids love the Breakfast Bar

  • Second bedroom w Trundle and Twin, full bath

    Second bedroom w Trundle and Twin, full bath

  • Snowmobile View--part of the adventure!

    Snowmobile View--part of the adventure!

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

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

  • 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

  • Sledding View from Great Room

    Sledding View from Great Room

  • 'Front Yard' with summer wildflowers

    'Front Yard' with summer wildflowers

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 1998.

Date last modified - Friday, September 23, 2016

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