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Spacious Scandinavian-Style 4 BR Home in Alpine Meadows

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,480 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom cabin, 2.5 Baths with Hot Tub

Spacious, 4 BR Scandinavian-style cabin in exclusive Bear Creek Community. Located less than 1 mile from the Alpine Meadows Ski Area and 1/4 mile from the renowned Five Lakes Trailhead, this 4 BR home provides easy access to incredible outdoor activities. Leave your car behind and walk to a trailhead or bike down the hill to explore Tahoe City and the Lake. A short walk from the cabin is a private, idyllic swimming pond with a beach and grassy play area. Perfect for swimming, playing with children, and relaxing in the sun.

Key features:

-Kitchen & bath renovated 2012

-Sleeps 11

-4 bedrooms (3 kings, 1 full, 3 twins)

-Tempur-Pedic mattress in master BR

-2½ baths

-Wood burning fireplace

-Widescreen TV, DVD player, Cable

-Hot tub with seats for six adults

-Large deck with beautiful views of surrounding trees and mountains ridges



-Dog friendly

-Pack ‘n Play, high chair, baby gates, bed rails available

Ski lease available starting December or January.

Keywords: Bear Creek, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, ski, cabin, hiking, Tahoe, Sierra Nevadas, resort, lake, pond, cross-country skiing, fireplace, Tahoe City, California, chalet, bears, wildlife, mountains, five lakes, trails, snow, snowboard, dog, dogs, redwoods

More Details

Amy Ries
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Amy Ries

We are a family of five (three children ages 4, 6 and 8) currently living in Massachusetts. Our work has taken us to many places in the United States and abroad, but we always crave the beauty and peace that we find when staying at our Alpine Meadows home.

Amy Ries purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Amy Ries chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

In my youth, I spent summers swimming and playing in the sand at the Bear Creek pond, riding my bike down to Tahoe City and the lake, fishing the Truckee River, and hiking the nearby trails. In winter, I spent weekends on the slopes at Alpine Meadows Ski Area. Bear Creek has a special place in my heart and it was a great pleasure to share it with my husband. He quickly fell in love with Bear Creek and we decided to buy a home there.

What makes this cabin unique

We love our home because it is comfortable and has beautiful views. It has a large open living area and a good sized deck that easily accommodate a crowd. The tall windows in the living room offer great views of the large surrounding trees and you can watch the sunset on a nearby mountain ridge from the hot tub. The history is also interesting as the home was built by one of the founders of the Alpine Meadows Ski Area and was one of the first homes to be built in the area. We've been told that two Norwegian men lived in a small hut on the adjacent property while they built our home.


Alpine Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • On the first floor, there is a full bath (tub/shower, toilet, sink) located between the two bedrooms. In the larger downstairs bedroom, there is a sink and toilet. On the second floor, there is a full bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , twin-over-full bunkbed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • 3 King beds, 1 Full bed, 3 Twin beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious Scandinavian-Style 4 BR Home in Alpine Meadows
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderfully cozy, yet spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to take a moment to thank the owners for the opportunity to rent this house! It was truly wonderful! We could not have wished for a better place to stay. The house is amazing and they did a great job making sure that it is cozy yet stocked with everything and anything one might need during a getaway. A couple of highlights: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WHEN PICTURES TRULY REPRESENT THE SIZE AND AMENITIES OF THE HOUSE. The all-around sitting in the living room is a treat. Closet stocked with games for adults, kids and even pets is a gem. Instructions are super clear, getting there and around the area is easy even in winter. Thank you for making the process so easy too and for always being available. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this house in Alpine! Newly redone kitchen and bathroom downstairs and super comfy built-in seating (70's ski chalet style!) in the main room make this house very comfortable for our family of five. We love the quiet of Alpine, away from the hustle-bustle of Squaw and Tahoe City, but close enough for all the conveniences. Beds are all very comfortable and kitchen is well-equipped for big dinners and bbqs. The neighborhood pond is THE BEST for kids. Warmer than the lake with the backdrop of the mountains and the Huck Finn's pretty dreamy. Amy and Justin are gracious and easy to work with and I hope they'll have us back year after year! GO here! You won't be disappointed...

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cabin for multiple family/group to enjoy Tahoe year round.

  • 5 of 5

We went to Tahoe with our two children and another family with two children and the cabin was large enough to accommodate and comfortably sleep everyone. The beds and linens are first rate. The kitchen has been recently renovated and is well stocked with all that you need to prepare a gourmet meal. The family room is cozy and has a fireplace and offers lovely views of the surrounding pine trees. The cabin also has a hot tub which is a big plus. In addition, the cabin is very conveniently located close to the ski lodge, amazing hiking trails, and a small pond/beach area where our kids enjoyed playing. This is a great rental for those looking for a clean, well maintained, comfortable cabin with all of the amenities of home in one of Tahoe's most desirable locations.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the entire Labor Day weekend at this vacation house, two families, five kids, and one happy dog. Had a great time, the house is spacious and comfortable with 4 bedrooms that provided lots of flexibility (you know kids, they like to move around, form teams and change allegiances on a daily basis) and space. Common areas of leaving room, dining area and kitchen easily supported two families as well. It's not one of those brand-new houses that the Tahoe area can offer, but the bathrooms and the kitchen seem to be updated, which is what really counts at the end of the day. The kitchen, by the way, is equipped with everything you need - we didn't miss a thing while cooking two full dinners. The location is actually perfect - right in between the lake and Truckee, close to hiking, biking, and the Truckee river is just a few minutes down the road. But the main surprise was actually the great neighborhood pond that is just around the corner. The kids, their parents, and mainly Bailey the swimming lab, couldn't believe their fortune. We spent a whole morning there and in the woods around it.

Lastly - the owner (Amy) was super responsive and attentive to all questions and requests, everything went as smooth as one could hope. To sum it up - we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Mountain Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at 2010 Big John. The hot tub, hiking, the gorgeous pond... you don't even need to leave Bear Creek to experience a wonderful mountain getaway! The kids loved the bunk beds and the parents loved the barbecue and our lovely king-sized bed. There were wonderful boulders to climb on in the yard, sticks to make a tee-pee and, because it warrants a second mention, the HOT TUB! The house is clean and well maintained - we will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this rental home in Bear Creek! House was very clean and well appointed for our family of 5. Very comfortable beds and beautiful setting! We especially enjoyed the private pond in the neighborhood. The home is close to everything that we love in Tahoe and suited our family perfectly! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
River Ranch (overlooking the Truckee River)
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Crest Cafe, River Ranch
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Alpine Meadows Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Bear Creek Pond
Car: necessary

Within 1 mile of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Within 1/4 mile of renowned Five Lakes trailhead, Private spring-fed pond with beach and mountain views, Excellent fishing on the nearby Truckee River, Abundant wildlife, 5 miles from Tahoe City, 6 miles from Squaw Valley, 12 miles from Truckee


Rates & Availability

Alpine Meadows Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski lease
Dec 1 2017 - May 31 2018
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

3% fee applied if paying with a credit card through PayPal or if paying through VRBO/Home Away.
$450 pet deposit required for guests bringing a dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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