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Charming Retreat in High Sierra. Fantastic Views!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio with three double beds in alcoves, 1.25 Baths

Our retreat has the atmosphere of a high elevation “refuge” in the Alps, with modern amenities and an original design, located right in the Kirkwood valley. Three alcove beds with beautiful views, a comfortable couch, a kitchenette, and a barbecue on the deck, all make for an easy transition into vacation mode. Previous visitors have loved the space and found sleeping in the cedar alcoves incredibly restful. Solar PV panels and tankless water heater lower the environmental cost of maintaining a cabin at 7800 ft.

The retreat is child safe and family friendly. It comes with a collection of children’s books, puzzles, board games and movies. While it can sleep six people in the three double beds, size wise it is ideal for families or groups of three or four people. During ski season, you can cross-country ski and snow shoe right off the deck or have the shuttle take you to downhill ski lifts a few minutes away. In the summer, simply hike out to the adjacent national forest or any of the surrounding lakes. It is a beautiful place to stay in a beautiful valley.

Keywords: Kirkwood, Charm, View, Refuge

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose West Meadows

Nature in the High Sierra is magnificent. Snow and ski terrains in Kirkwood are outstanding.

What makes this cabin unique

We call spending a weekend there, the Kirkwood fix. We always leave relaxed and replenished.


West Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 double
  • Three double (full size) beds. Alcove beds have a window each and a curtain to close from the living area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Toilet is in a separate room with its own lavatory. Bathroom has a tub/shower and double vanity sink.


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Charming Retreat in High Sierra. Fantastic Views!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Loved It

  • 5 of 5

Bertrand was an amazing host. Thanks so much for your hospitality!

Nice, clean, and unique cabin. Walking distance to the slopes.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean and enjoyable hide-away from the world and we would stay here again. The owner (Bertrand) was exceptionally kind and helped us with several questions we had, and even offered that we could stay as late as we wanted on our last day, given that no one else had reserved it on that particular day. Overall it couldn't have been better and was a convenient home base for our skiing adventure at Kirkwood.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great studio!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay at this comfortable cabin. The cabin is kept very clean and owner is very responsive to any questions or needs.

Highly recommend the place for your Kirkwood vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A one of a kind place. We want to come again.

  • 5 of 5

The charm of Bertrand's cabin makes your indoor time as special as your time in the snow. He was so generous and helpful, from letting us check in a little early to loaning us snowshoes. The collection of children's books thrilled our toddler granddaughter and made it easy for us to put down our electronic devices and truly relax. When a microwave quit, he was most accommodating to get a replacement, going above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This was just the right size for myself and two teenage sons on an epic ski trip that we will long remember. Everything is well thought out, space is used effectively. The layout allowed us to share the same living area while allowing anyone to retire away to their respective alcove if desired. Much better than a motel or hotel, without the overkill and disconnect of a multiple bedroom lodge.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean, cozy and a delightful place to stay for a family ski weekend! The owners were on site and very friendly and happy to help us with anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. However I wish I knew what the missing star is for (our first one ever), to see if that was something I could improve... Glad you had a great time.
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Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 88
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Kirkwood Inn
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Timber Creek




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $95
Booking fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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