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Ski In / Ski Out at 7300 Feet!

Sleeps8
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 ski 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 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.

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.'

*** Mid June and the roads have been cleared although the passes are still closed. Booming rivers and strong wildflower displays. Come on up!

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

Owner
Terry
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Terry

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

Terry

Terry purchased this chalet in 1990

Why Terry chose Gold Country & High Sierra

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.

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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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 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.
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

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average rating of 4.65 based on 34 reviews
5

Wonderful cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our second stay here at this cabin. Well stocked and comfortable. Terry is great to work with! Hot tub was an excellent perk!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City
4

Nice bear valley cabin

  • 4 of 5

Terry's cabin was a nice bear valley residence. The beds are comfortable and the living room with its ambience is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Los Angeles
5

Perfect Location, Wonderful Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time while staying in this cabin. On our arrival day, June 11 it snowed in Bear Valley, like in winter. And our summer vacation quickly turned into a winter vacation. It was amazing and a great surprise for all of us. Homeowner Terry reached out to us a few times, to make sure everything was OK. Needles to say, cabin had everything.

We fell in love on location. If you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and unwind from your day-to-day busy schedule, Bear Valley is the place to be. We will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greg, you're always welcome
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4

Lots of snowy fun!

  • 4 of 5

We had a ton of fun in the snow at Sullivan's "Home Run"! Downhill skiing at BV Mountain is a quick 3-mile drive (or shuttle bus ride) away. Lots of sledding, snowmobiling, & cross country skiing opportunities right from the front door. We also enjoyed our family dinners & fireplace hangouts. The only bummer is that the hot tub was not working (under several feet of accumulated snow & ice) & same for one of the snowmobiles, but to be fair, Terry told us ahead of time. Perfect for 2 small families w/upstairs & downstairs en suite bedrooms. Note: the upstairs bathroom has no shower or tub. Nice big dining table for 10 ppl.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the biggest year since '96- over 500". We all enjoy having an outdoor spa but I'll have to figure something out for next year. A gazebo MAY work but would block the star sightings. Got a new one Beth. Craning it in this week!
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The cabin was cozy and warm, despite the deep snowdrifts that surrounded it. Hot tub buried though.

  • 4 of 5

This cabin has everything necessary for a great trip to the snow. Get the hot tub up and running and it will be even better.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's May and the hot tub is still frozen under feet of snow. We even moved a shoveler into the separate apartment but couldn't keep up. We have ordered a new hot tub Jason. That Hot Spring finally gave up the ghost after 26 years outdoors
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5

Great pet friendly ski cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Terry's ski house. We are a family of 5 which worked perfectly.

We loved having the use of the snow mobile. Had friends in other houses so appreciated large dinning table and settings for 10 people.

Great fireplace and we were warm and cozy. So much snow we could not find the hot tub.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marghita, We've ordered a new spa- come up next season. Terry
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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

Bear Valley Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$239
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$239
Fri,Sat
 
 
summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$239
Fri,Sat
 
 
fall
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
ski
Nov 23 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Xmas-NY
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$339
 
 
ski
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$309
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$339
 
 
ski
Jan 16 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$309
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$339
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$238
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

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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