Comfort, Privacy, and Panoramic Views at 7000 Feet!(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)
March is almost wide open. This may even last into April!
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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Member since: 1998
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 9 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
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
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- Washing Machine:
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:
- Coffee Maker:
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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
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 20 - Mar 18, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 19 - Apr 8, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 11 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 4 - Nov 23, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 15 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $115
- Tax Rate 10%
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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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.
Winter View of National Forest from Great Room, deck visible on right
Kitchen Sink with a View
Tree-Top Cabin in the summer time
Two pictures (side-by-side) of Great Room
Master Bedroom, king bed with memory foam pad, wood stove; south view
Second bedroom w Trundle and Twin, full bath
Sledding View from Great Room
Bear Lake in October--10 or 15 minute walk from the house
Autumn Dawn with Resident Blue Jay
Spring Wildflowers in Summer, wildflower hikes right out the front door
Panoramic summer views
Snowmobile View--part of the adventure!
Dining area with eastern views, just to the right of the kitchen area
Games, books, puzzles, playing cards, and classic videos provided
Master bedroom, northeast windows; top of ski area in background; full bath
Winter Dawn from Great Room
Autumn Dawn from the Deck
Kids love the Breakfast Bar
'Front Yard' with summer wildflowers
Lake Alpine, a few miles east of BV village. Lake Alpine Lodge great for lunch
This listing was first published here in 1998.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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