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Ski In / Ski Out at 7300 Feet!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

*SKI IN / SKI OUT

*VIEW PROPERTY

*YEAR AROUND HOT TUB

*150 YARDS TO BEAR LAKE

* YEAR AROUND PRIVACY

* US SCENIC BYWAY

* FINE WINE DISTRICT

* Kit Carson WILDERNESS

* Top Notch DOWNHILL & CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

* FAMILY ORIENTED

HOME RUN is a large, kid and pet-friendly ski chalet 99 steps from the final ' Home Run' back to the village; truly, a pristine ski-in and ski-out environment. It stays pristine because vehicles cannot reach the homes above the village as we are snowed in for most of the winter. (A SUNSET magazine article described Bear Valley as the holder of the one month US snowfall record-37 feet!)

Therefore, alternative transportation such as a snowmobile ( taxi and rentals @ Bear Valley Snowmobile 209-753-2323 ) can be provided. You can walk, snowshoe and ski everywhere-we're just a mile from the lodge. Don't worry, this only adds to the adventure and kids love it.

This newly updated home is perfect for two families. The upstairs bedroom has a new queen bed and the loft has a newish fold-out couch and futon. This floor is situated so that it enjoys spectacular morning color. The first floor bedroom has a new king bed and attached tile bath with radiant heat. There is a good queen fold out couch for groups. The dining table seats ten. There is no television service at HOME RUN, but there is a SLING BOX, a ROKU home theater with NETFLIX, et al , a piano, a fireplace, a nice view and more stars than you've ever seen. It is in one of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's Dark Spots (AUG '08).

Many of our guests prefer the warmer seasons-colorful SPRING wildflowers on our creek, the golden aspens of AUTUMN and the splendor of a perfect BV SUMMER during our annual Music Festival. We are just a 5 minute walk to the LAKE. After a full day of activities perhaps enjoy a local fine wine in the private all-season hot tub. It is on 1300 square feet of decking and provides the setting for a stunning alpenglow experience.

Those who love Bear Valley for its solitude also appreciate the ease of the journey. There are no mountain passes to traverse hence no avalanche closures. Just straight up uncrowded Hwy. 4 from Murphys through the foothill's wine country. Only 30 snow miles-4,000-8,000' to the summit near Ebbetts Pass. This wide US SCENIC BYWAY , HWY 4 is always open with two Cal- Trans stations in the half hour drive. This is the closest ski resort to the Bay Area and definitely the easiest to travel.

The summer presents an even more magnificent approach from the east, if you are so inclined. If you have never exited Yosemite or Tahoe and come to BV over Monitor and Ebbetts Passes...well, do it.

Feel free to stop at Val du Vino winery in Murphys and receive our discount.

*** Please open the attached US SCENIC BYWAY link if you have further interest in this extraordinary wilderness area @ www.scenic4.org ***

This is a tight, cozy ski chalet on a ridge above Bear Valley Village and as Lloyd Bridges once said in a TV piece..'Bear Valley is the hidden treasure of the Sierra.'

*** The mountain is open!***

Seasonal and week long discounts are available.

Even though there have been many upgrades, we have not raised prices in years, enjoy!

Keywords: Ski in-Ski out, cabin, chalet, retreat, fireplace, new hot tub, views, lake, decks, privacy, quiet, family, wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail

More Details

Amenities

Bear Valley Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please don' t mix colors if you do laundry. Please take your garbage to the collection site -bears. Please replace the planks on spa in the winter.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated floor, newly remodeled. Attached to the bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 1.5+ sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3). An eighth person would have to use the futon or a couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Besides being a complete ski area this is a High Sierra wilderness that offers hiking, fishing, camping, backpacking, wildlife, spelunking, climbing, canoeing, rafting etc. Alpine County is the least populated in CA-1212 people-2 per square mile- a wilderness county. No stoplights in the county, the largest town is 125 people. Peace and quiet, come up and get lost. Get snowed in.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.448276 based on 43 reviews
5

Cozy cabin was great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. It is in a beautiful, quiet location and was well suited to a family weekend trip. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was clean and well stocked. We appreciated the fireplace and piles of firewood each evening. Our kids loved exploring around and playing in the snow. There was only a little snow until the last evening which meant we could not park in front of house. It was a little inconvenient to have to park in the lower lot, walk up at night, then walk down in the morning to put chains on and drive up to load up the car. It was too bad that there wasn't enough snow to use the snowmobile. Next time! Thanks for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great relaxing stay in the woods!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is spectacular for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life and losing yourself in comfort and quality time with loved ones! Keep the fire going and enjoy your company! Loved this stay as much as the last stay. Great cabin getaway!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Chalet- A true Winter Wonderland - February 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great location and easily accessible via a provided snow mobile which just adds to the adventure. Very cozy with a nice fireplace and plenty of wood. We had 4 adults and 2 children and we were easily accommodated. We cooked our meals and had a great time just hanging out. The internet isn’t great, but that’s not why we went up to the cabin. We went to be in the snow and there was a lot of it and to spend time with our family. We would go back again. Terry is very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

While cabin was largely as advertised, some significant problems need mentioning...

  • 3 of 5

The best aspects of the cabin were the location, fireplace, and hot tub. Some not so great aspects include lack of internet service, mice droppings on the bed in master bedroom, and two exterior access doors that were broken and did not latch or lock. I hope these issues are addressed before other renters experience them.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Att has finally corrected the internet problem and Clark Pest Control found an outdoor breach and patched-sorry. And the locks have been changed.
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a couple of nights in the summer. This time of year it is very peaceful and quiet in this area. Not a lot of people around. There was a small lake just a few minutes walk from the house that we enjoyed swimming in! Also has a wonderful new hot tub (apparently the old one had been damaged from the crazy amount of snow they received last winter).

Terry was also very responsive and helpful. All of our questions were answered and we were kept up to date on the status of our ability to reach the property upon our arrival, as they were still cleaning up the main access highways just a couple weeks before our trip (again from the crazy amount of snow). Overall a wonderful experience. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Valley Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Bear Valley classic. It’s a totally redone A-frame with an awesome fireplace, lovely kitchen, hot tub and easy access to everything. You can Ski in and ski out and the snowmobiling is terrific. What a cool place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Terry
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Terry

Although we live in Monterey, Bear Valley is our much- beloved sanctuary.

Terry

Terry purchased this chalet in 1990

Why Terry chose Bear Valley

My brother and I were skiing the central Sierra in the late 80's and never left. The idea of being in a Wilderness area at this altitude in a town of 125 people but with full amenities was extremely compelling.

What makes this chalet unique

*SKI IN/SKI OUT

*VIEW PROPERTY

*YEAR AROUND HOT TUB

*150 YARDS TO BEAR LAKE

* PRIVACY

* PEACE & QUIET

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you terry! We had a wonderful time and hope we will have the opportunity to enjoy your wonderful house again in the near future.
Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
SAC (Reno in the summer)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
village
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Arnold
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Lake Tahoe/Reno
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Cal 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
village
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Mt Reba
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bear Lake
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, Backpacking the nearby Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails, Local fine Wine tasting, Recognized Art Galleries. Also, nearby are Big Trees STATE PARK and further south, Yosemite NATIONAL PARK. Lake Tahoe is to the north with Grover Hot Springs STATE PARK on the way. Also, California's historic GOLD RUSH towns are nearby as are Carson City, Nevada and the majestic Eastern Sierra leading to Death Valley NATIONAL PARK.

All of this is accessible on one of the few US SCENIC BYWAYS in California.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Please call for the Bear Valley Music Festival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.