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Serene and Secluded Mountain Cabin on 8 Acres!

(56 Reviews)

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Spring is here and the wildflowers will be spectacular!


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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


If you love to cross country ski or snowshoe through freshly fallen snow, follow a GPS to find a cabin tucked back in the woods where all you hear is the wind, curl up with a good book by the fire while it snows outside, then Tyler’s Cabin is for you. (Warning: This cabin is a serious trek on foot for nearly a mile in snow, and not for the feint-hearted. You cannot drive into the cabin.)

Tyler’s Cabin is a remote and secluded 2-story cabin situated on 8 acres of untouched mountain wilderness, less than a mile off Hwy 4. The road into the cabin is not plowed in the winter, nor is it well-marked, so this is not your typical or easily-accessed winter cabin. That’s what makes it so unique and challenging.

Picture this: You park at the road head (at Hwy 4), load up your gear on a toboggan and in backpacks, slap on your skis or snowshoes, and trek into the cabin in 1-2 foot fresh powder. It's not easy, with some smalls hills and gullies to keep things interesting. Nearing the 1 mile post, and you'll know you're almost there when the trees open up to the snowy little piece of Heaven seen in the pictures.

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 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! So all you’ll need to bring is your food.

The cabin has wireless high speed internet access, so using your laptop or IPad anywhere in the cabin is a breeze. For entertainment you'll find a 40” flat screen TV and DVD player downstairs, games, puzzles and a book exchange.

For our furry guests we provide doggy beds, water and food dishes, toys and treats.

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: In Bear Valley you will find incomparable cross country skiing on over 500 acres at the Bear Valley X-Country Ski Resort. Or you can downhill ski at the Bear Valley Ski Resort where there are typically no lines, no crowds and inexpensive lift tickets. You can snowshoe, x-country ski or ride snowmobiles on Hwy 4 past Lake Alpine (which is plowed during the winter), or trek down to Spicer Reservoir (also plowed during the winter.) You can rent snowmobiles in Bear Valley, or bring your own and ride all the way up to Highland Lakes.

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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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • 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 queen-sized futon 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
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

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

  • Ski-In:

    Cross country or snowshoe .7 miles from Hwy 4. Park at road head....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:

    Baseboard & woodstove...moreless

  • Internet:

    NEW high speed! ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan...moreless

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

    On adjoining 3 acres....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, rice maker, 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



Write a review 4.9
from 56 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Departure cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Security Dep. $200
  • Pet cleaning fee (p/pet) $25


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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento, CA
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bear Valley
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arnold, ca
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 4
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bear Valley
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Alpine

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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Spring is here and the wildflowers will be spectacular!

    Spring is here and the wildflowers will be spectacular!

  • 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

  • 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

  • Snow doesn't stop this guy!

    Snow doesn't stop this guy!

  • Dardanelles


  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • 3/15/2017 - 20+ Ft. & counting!

    3/15/2017 - 20+ Ft. & counting!

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Tyler lounging.

    Tyler lounging.

  • Kitchen (from dining area)

    Kitchen (from dining area)

  • 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

  • Mt. Reba

    Mt. Reba

  • Bear Valley Sunsets - Ahhh.

    Bear Valley Sunsets - Ahhh.

  • View from back deck.

    View from back deck.

  • Front deck

    Front deck

VRBO #238336

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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