Serene and Secluded Mountain Cabin on 8 Acres!

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

What separates us from other cabins in the area? Acres of solitude, with not a soul in sight. 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. If that sounds appealing, then Tyler's Cabin is for you.

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.

The cabin is surrounded by pine trees and open meadows, 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 get away from it all and enjoy unspoiled nature.

INSIDE: The cabin sleeps 6 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 sofa bed in the private back bedroom which doubles as a bedroom/entertainment room (complete with flat screen T.V. and current video library.) 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 toiletries, condiments, baking supplies, pots, pans, utensils, and all modern appliances – even a rice cooker and waffle maker!

The cabin has wireless high speed internet access, so using your laptop or IPad anywhere in the cabin is a breeze. Additionally, there is an “office” area upstairs, which includes adult guest access to a computer, fax/copy/scanner, and a cordless phone/answer machine. For entertainment you'll find a 40” flat screen TV and DVD player downstairs.

For our furry guests we provide doggy beds, water and food dishes, toys and treats. Did we mention that dogs can hike everywhere 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.

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, paddle boards, 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, two kayaks (one blow up), 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!


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We're sorry, but unable to rent to persons under 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-mannered, please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In living room in front of fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    2nd floor. Separated by staircase. Great for parents & kids....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Private, 1st floor. Next to bath. Queen...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), 2 queen sofa beds: one right in front of wood stove in the living room, and a second sofa bed in the back private bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fishing poles & tackle also provided.


  • Books:

    Book swap. Take one/leave one....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    No cable. Sorry! We do have Apple AirPlay....moreless

  • Toys:

    Bubbles and squirt guns for kids; Chuckits for dogs....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive collection that is updated each month. ...moreless


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    8 acres at the end of a road - backs up to Forest Service land....moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans and freestanding fans in upstairs sleeping areas...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    fabric softener provided...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    NEW high speed! ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Very short turn around - up to 12 feet max....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line with free long distance. Cell phone coverage depending on Guest's service plan. AT&T works....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    bio-friendly detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Use your laptop anywhere in the cabin. We have a printer, scanner & fax machine that you can hook up to....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    firewood and fire starters provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Conair coffee maker, Keurig Coffee machine (BYO-pods), Bialetti stove top espresso maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything including the wine opener....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Toaster, blender, coffee maker, Keurig (BYO-pods) waffle maker, crockpot, bread machine, coffee, tea, spices, herbs, cooking oils, condiments, and baking supplies....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stocked with catsup, mustard, mayo and relish...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks - front and rear. Rear deck has fire pit....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, blow up kayak, and Grumman canoe + life vests...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas - propane, smoking chips & holder provided....moreless



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from 55 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Departure cleaning fee $100
  • Pet cleaning fee (p/pet) $25


Discounted rates for 5+ nights ($220.00 per night) and 7+ nights ($215.00 per night)

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento, CA
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bear Valley
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 4
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bear Valley

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

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

Why the Owner Chose Arnold, CA, USA:
Seasonal activities amidst breath-taking, unspoiled wilderness.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Tyler's Cabin - Welcome!

    Tyler's Cabin - Welcome!

  • Living/dining room.

    Living/dining room.

  • Living Room & Queen sleeper sofa.

    Living Room & Queen sleeper sofa.

  • View from kitchen.

    View from kitchen.

  • Open dining/kitchen areas

    Open dining/kitchen areas

  • Entertainment center with spectacular surround sound.

    Entertainment center with spectacular surround sound.

  • Private downstairs queen sleeper sofa (in entertainment room)

    Private downstairs queen sleeper sofa (in entertainment room)

  • Queen Bed #1 & "Office"

    Queen Bed #1 & "Office"

  • Queen Bed #2 & Vanity

    Queen Bed #2 & Vanity

  • Back deck.

    Back deck.

  • Front deck - facing north.

    Front deck - facing north.

  • Peace, serenity, and crystal blue skies.

    Peace, serenity, and crystal blue skies.

  • Let it snow!

    Let it snow!

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Tyler lounging.

    Tyler lounging.

  • Kitchen (from dining area)

    Kitchen (from dining area)

  • Notice the snow level...

    Notice the snow level...

  • Plenty of DVD's. Who needs TV?

    Plenty of DVD's. Who needs TV?

  • Downstairs bath (w/shower)

    Downstairs bath (w/shower)

  • Queen Bed #1

    Queen Bed #1

  • Back deck view & dining.

    Back deck view & dining.

  • Front Deck - facing south.

    Front Deck - facing south.

  • Your own wildflower-filled meadow.

    Your own wildflower-filled meadow.

VRBO #238336

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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