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Ski in / Ski Out at 7300 Feet!

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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


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, 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 winter 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 that 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.

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 @ ***

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.'

*** Big year folks! ***

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, hot tub, views, lake, decks, privacy, quiet, family, wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1660 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • 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). The eighth person would have to use the futon or a couch....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    heated floor, newly remodeled. Attached to the bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • 1.5+ sink, toilet

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo:

    I POD...moreless

  • Television:

    ROKU, Netflix, Sling box, home theater. No service, though...moreless


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


  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    We are four houses off the lake (but the trees are growing)...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The dramatic Dardenelles and Mt. Lyell in Yosemite (but the trees are growing)...moreless

  • Resort
  • Rural:

    We are in the Kit Carson Wilderness...moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people




Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 21 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$265 $309
Fri, Sat
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$215 $239
Fri, Sat
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 5 - Jul 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$215 $239
Fri, Sat
Music Fest
Jul 21 - Aug 6, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 7 - Aug 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$215 $239
Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$239 $239
Fri, Sat
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$215 $239
Fri, Sat
Sep 15 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 23 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%


Please call for the Bear Valley Music Festival

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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95 Miles
Nearest Airport
SAC (Reno in the summer)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Lake Tahoe/Reno
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Cal 4
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Reba
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bear Lake

Car: Necessary

Snowshoeing, Backpacking the nearby Pacific Crest Trail, 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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Although we live in Monterey, Bear Valley is our much- beloved sanctuary. Terry

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

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:

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Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View From the Seasonal Creek

    View From the Seasonal Creek

  • Living Room Fireplace

    Living Room Fireplace

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen Hutch

    Kitchen Hutch

  • First Floor Bedroom

    First Floor Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • First Floor Bathroom Suite

    First Floor Bathroom Suite

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom with stove

    Upstairs bedroom with stove

  • Loft with twin fold-out chair

    Loft with twin fold-out chair

  • Hot tub on back deck

    Hot tub on back deck

  •  Dinner Deck

    Dinner Deck

  • Lake View From Front

    Lake View From Front

  • Ski In - Ski Out

    Ski In - Ski Out

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • New Kitchen

    New Kitchen

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • First Floor Vanity

    First Floor Vanity

  • Upstairs bedroom with loft.

    Upstairs bedroom with loft.

  • Workplace in upstairs bedroom

    Workplace in upstairs bedroom

  • Entertainment Center in loft

    Entertainment Center in loft

  • Lunch deck

    Lunch deck

  • Home Run

    Home Run

VRBO #19867

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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