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Serene and Secluded Mountain Cabin on 8 acres!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Do you want to leave civilization behind, and have your own private cabin in the woods? Then Tyler’s Cabin is for you!

It's hard to imagine, but unpopulated areas like this DO still exist in the Sierras - where you can go for days without seeing or hearing anyone, your kids can safely play outside and just be kids, and your dog can romp off leash.

What separates us from other cabins in the area? Solitude, solitude, solitude! Tyler’s Cabin is a remote and secluded 2-story cabin situated on 8 acres of untouched mountain wilderness, at the end of a private road. Your own little private piece of paradise.

The cabin is surrounded by pine trees and a wildflower-filled meadow, with not another home in sight. Tyler's Cabin backs up to U.S.F.S. land, so the cabin's location places you smack in the middle of your own personal sanctuary. The cabin is perfect for a peaceful romantic getaway, a family vacation, an inspiring writer and artist's retreat, or just a place to go to get away from it all and enjoy unspoiled nature and solitude.

INSIDE: The cabin sleeps 5 people comfortably. Upstairs you’ll find 2 semi-private sleeping areas divided by a staircase and removable curtain (each side has a Sealy Posturepedic queen-sized bed), a ½ bath (toilet, sink and vanity).

Downstairs you’ll find one queen sized sofa bed romantically placed in the living room, across from the woodstove. There is also one queen sized futon in the private back bedroom which doubles as a bedroom/entertainment room (complete with flat screen T.V. and extensive current video library.) Finally, there is a full bath (toilet/commode/shower) downstairs right off the private bedroom. This is a perfect set up for the kids, with the parents upstairs in their own private retreat.

The open floor plan downstairs allows for comfort and togetherness. Overstuffed chairs flank the updated wood-burning stove, and are a perfect spot to curl up with a good book, while the evening meal is cooked nearby.

The cabin is fully stocked, and comes complete with condiments, herbs, baking supplies, pots, pans, utensils, and all modern appliances – even a rice cooker and waffle maker! All of our complimentary supplies and toiletries help our guests feel that Tyler's Cabin is their home away from home.

The cabin is wired throughout for "mountain speed" internet access (1 gig per day, per family), so using your laptop or IPad anywhere in the cabin is a breeze for research and checking emails. Additionally, there is an “office” area upstairs, which includes adult guest access to a fax/copy/scanner. For entertainment you'll find a 40' flat screen TV and DVD player downstairs, as well as a wireless music amplifier in the living room to enjoy your favorite music.

For our furry guests we provide doggy beds, water and food dishes, toys and treats. Did we mention that dogs can hike with you - off leash?

OUTSIDE: The front and back decks provide complete privacy, serenity, bird watching, reading, barbecuing, sunbathing or doing absolutely nothing. There’s even a rock fire pit off the back deck for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs under a star-filled summer sky. The meadow areas surrounding the cabin, and long driveway, are perfect for throwing a ball for your furry friend.

LOCATION: The cabin is situated 4 hours east of the Bay Area (just off Hwy 4) in one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of the high Sierras. It is 45 miles east of Murphy's, 22 miles east of Arnold, 1.5 miles from the town of Bear Valley, and 3.5 miles from Lake Alpine. Even though the cabin is less than a mile off Hwy 4, you'll feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from civilization.

ACTIVITIES: In Bear Valley your kids can attend Bear Valley summer camp ( The whole family can dine seasonally at several different eateries ranging from gourmet to pizza. You can sip a drink at the Creekside Bar & Restaurant located in the historic Bear Valley Lodge, stock up on supplies at the General Store (circa 1850), rent kayaks and mountain bikes, attend the Bear Valley Music Festival ( work up a good sweat at the annual “Death Ride” over Ebbett’s Pass, rock climb, hike hundreds of miles of trails (portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Emigrant Trail, and the breathtaking Carson/Iceberg Wilderness), go geocaching, climb to the top of one of the numerous peaks and take in the awe-inspiring views of the Dardanelles, Ebbett’s Pass, Inspiration Point, and even Yosemite's Half Dome (on a clear day.)

Just 3.5 miles from the cabin sits granite-surrounded Lake Alpine where Canadian geese roost, and ospreys, golden and bald eagles have been spotted. The lake has a strict 10 mph speed limit for all boats – so it’s quiet and perfect for bird watching, sun bathing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. There are even some sandy beaches for little swimmers. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, and the lake gets stocked with full-sized fish on a regular basis. We’ll share our favorite fishing spots with you, and what the fish are gobbling up. You can rent paddle boats, canoes, and small aluminum motor boats right at the lake. At the end of your day you can enjoy a meal or drink at the Lake Alpine Lodge Restaurant and Bar. To help with your outdoor summer fun, we provide fishing poles, fishing tackle, a (blow up) kayak, Grumman canoe (w/life jackets), fanny packs, back packs, and ice chests.

VENTURING OUT: You'll find historic Murphys, Angels Camp, and Columbia. There's a little something for everyone in each of those towns: antiquing, exploring caves, zip-lining across a canyon, wine tasting at numerous wineries, enjoying an outdoor concert at Ironstone Vineyards (, horseback riding, or visiting a historic gold mining town where cars are not allowed (only covered wagons).

Tyler's cabin is the perfect blend: You can be away from it all, or be right in the middle of high mountain action-packed fun. The only thing missing from Tyler's cabin is YOU.

More Details

Laura & John
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Laura & John

Our family loves the mountains, lakes, streams, Tamaracks, wildlife, and the people in this best kept secret of the High Sierras.

Laura & John purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Laura & John chose Arnold

Seasonal activities amidst breath-taking, unspoiled wilderness.

What makes this cabin unique

A peaceful quiet sanctuary - way off the beaten path. Oh...and a place for your pup to run around off-leash and where your kids can just be kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a terrific time at your cabin. We loved the remoteness and privacy. Beautiful wilderness location. Cabin layout, functions and comforts are top notch. The DVD collection is awesome - we've not seen anything comparable in our 20 or so previous vacation rentals. You are very attentive compared to the average vrbo host.
Sep 2016
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Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , 2nd floor: Sink/vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room in front of fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2nd floor. Separated by staircase. Great for parents & kids.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private, 1st floor. Next to bath. Queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), 2 queen sofa beds: one right in front of wood stove in the living room, and a queen-sized futon in the back private bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing poles & tackle also provided.


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Serene and Secluded Mountain Cabin on 8 acres!
average rating of 4.898305 based on 66 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations that our family has had in a long time. We are a family of 4 with two adult, professional children and "getting away from it all" was our top priority, as well as including our much loved Lab/Border Collie, Emma (who honestly thought this vacation was all about her!) MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

We all felt as thought we were sharing our friends home as it was so comfortable and filled with everything and anything we might have needed to make our stay as easy as possible. The kitchen was stocked with spices/herbs to assist with our cooking, the first night spent grilling salmon and sitting in the beautiful quiet. It was as well equipped as our own homes: pots, pans, coffee pots, etc

Mornings were spent on the front deck doing yoga, reading, drinking coffee/tea: we could hardly get our day started much before noon. Then it was off to Alpine Lake for relaxing and absorbing the sun, floating on tubes and taking in the beauty of the snow capped mountains in July. Hiking was also included, Duck Lake and Inspiration Point, and Pacific Grove which even had a bear!

We were able to visit a friend in Arnold for an afternoon and they were very disappointed we wouldn't return as we were so in love with Tyler's Cabin . We are so grateful to the owners for opening up their lovely, simple, comfortable home to us, having faith that we would cherish it as they certainly do.

Our travels have recently taken each of us on some fantastic trips, South America, Alaska, South East Asia and yet this home away from home totally rejuvenated each of us as to what we needed.

Thank you so much for providing us a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ohmygosh Jerry, Maureen and daughters. Thank you for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure having you at Tyler's cabin as our guests, and glad you enjoyed our home. Yes, over the years we've tried to anticipate our guests needs and stocked everything a family would need in a remote location (meal prep, etc.). As you saw, you are definitely away from it all! Hope you choose to stay with us again, and btw we will definitely visit Rutiz Farms next time we're down in Central California!
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A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Tyler's Cabin. Our only regret was not staying a bit longer. The cabin was beautiful, away from it all but yet with all the commodities of home. We definitely plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin is in great condition and nicely secluded

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was a great experience. It has everything you could want in a home away from home. The owners provide you with games to play with your kids, all the wood you need for the fire pit and a kayak and canoe. The cabin also has a nice propane barbecue located on the back deck with extra propane provided. The only regret is that we should've stayed longer. If anyone out there wants a nice cozy cabin with a lot of the convenience's of home combined with the seclusion it provides, this is for you. Highly recommended. My family and I will return. A thank you to the owners from the Caceres family.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First time here, it was fantastic! Very tranquil and relaxing. Cabin was clean and well stocked, and ready for us to just relax and enjoy. Owners were a pleasure to deal with, easy to get ahold of, and followed through on everything. Definitely plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our third year here for our annual women's retreat - perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We have returned now 3 years in a row to this magical spot. It is perfect for a quiet hideaway. The owners have thought of everything to make their guest's stay absolutely perfect in every way. Their home is comfortable & has every modern appliance. They have thought of everything to make the guest feel like they have just entered their own homes. Each year there are more thoughtful additions. Come, relax, enjoy & use it as a base for the area's fabulous activities! We come for a women's retreat, take hikes, cook great meals & relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C - It was a pleasure, as always, to have all of you gals at Tyler's Cabin again. Glad you liked the additional 3 (level) acres for your tent campers, and that you had more breathing room. Hope to see you next year!
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Pleasantly Surprised!

  • 5 of 5

We were totally surprised at how quiet and secluded Tyler's Cabin was - it is just far enough off Hwy 4 and from other cabins to make you feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness and completely alone, but yet only 5 min from Bear Valley and all of the activities that make this location so wonderful. We were also shocked at how well stocked and full of amenities the cabin is - WIFI in the wilderness?!?! The cabin has a cozy and rustic feel, and the owners make you feel like you are part of the family. They provided us with a thorough list of what the cabin has/doesn't have prior to our arrival, which was very helpful since the store in Bear Valley has next to nothing available for purchase. The upstairs has 2 queen beds separated by a curtain, which was a perfect setup for us (parents on one side and our child on the other), but it could be awkward for 2 couples. The downstairs TV room has a sofa bed, but is rather small, this could be a good sleeping arrangement for a child/teenager. We used the brand new washer/dryer, enjoyed the grill every night, and relaxed on the deck as much as possible. We spent a week here and I could have easily stayed 2! I cant wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sacramento, CA
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Bear Valley
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Arnold, ca
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 4
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Bear Valley
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Bear Valley
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Lake Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Hiking the nearby Pacific Crest Trail, Emigrant Trail, Carson Iceberg Wilderness; wine tasting (, cave exploring (Moaning and Mercer Caverns), zip-lining, music concerts at Ironstone Vineyards, and art galleries in historic Murphy's; Calaveras Big Trees State Park (magnificent giant redwoods); Gold Country explorations in nearby Sonora, Angels Camp, and Jamestown; Bear Valley activities: Monday night soccer; Frisbee 'golf', Bear Valley Music Festival (summer), extreme sports competition, rock climbing (and premier rock climbing school, mountain biking, off road explorations; day trips to Yosemite or into So. Lake Tahoe via Ebbetts Pass.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Book directly with owners.

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.

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