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Cozy condo in the village Bear Valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 comfortably but can do 6)

Come stay at our Cozy Bear Valley Village Condo. It is set up with a Comfy Sectional couch in the living room and a brand new efficient wood burning stove (insert) for full relaxation and enjoyment. We have a flat screen tv with cable, a DVD player (video library provided) and new this season -a fire stick with Netflix and Amazon prime movies. There is also a docking station for music of your choice in the living room for your tablet or smart phone. Great village location!

Our cozy condo (500 square feet but laid out well) is located in the Bear Valley Village - a short walk to the lodge, restaurants, library, kids playground, frisbee golf course and the Ski shuttle bus (in the winter). We are a short 10 minute drive to the ski mountain.

During the winter you can ski at the mountain (drive or bus), corss country ski or sled in the village (a short walk) and walk to the bus, village restaurants and or shops from our condo. Snowmobiling is also close- just a short walk to the rental shop. During the spring and summer you can spend the day hiking, biking, kayaking or swimming at two amazing lakes- Lake Alpine or Bear Valley Lake.

This would be a great choice for a family, a couple or a single traveller! Our cozy condor as one bedroom with a bunk - full (new futon mattress and a new 2 inch memory foam topper -just added this season) on the bottom and a single on top.

The bedroom (located up 5 stairs from the living room and kitchen) has a DVD player so the kids can hang out while you enjoy quiet time downstairs.

We added a bunk area with two single beds. Parents can take the bedroom and give the bunk area to the kids!!

The bathroom is located next to the bedroom and is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. We just installed new flooring, a new toilet and the bathroom has been freshly painted. The shower and toilet are seperated from the wash basin so that more than one person can use this area at a time. A hair dryer is also available for your use.

Downstairs, watch a movie by the fire on a flat screen TV. Relax in the living room on our sectional couch with recliner. The living room and kitchen were recently painted. A great place to read a book or play a game with the family.

We have books, magazines, games and movies available for your use. The living area is equipped with a pull out double size bed and a twin bed (behind the sectional couch where the ceiling slopes) for sleeping.

The kitchen is fully stocked with a coffe maker, microwave, new dishwasher, and pots and pans for your stay. It is also stocked with basic spices for your use.

A ski storage locker is located next to the codo equipped with sleds and snow shoes ( 2 adult pairs and 3 pairs for children) for your use. Only a hop, skip and a jump away from snow shoeing, sledding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter and swimming, hiking, biking, fishing and boating in the summer.

Keywords: Cozy, quaint, fully stocked kitchen, great for kids, family friendly

More Details

Jenny Poster
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jenny Poster

I am a stay at home mother of three and wife. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, running, and generally anything that is related to the outdoors.

Jenny Poster purchased this condo in 2002

Why Jenny Poster chose Gold Country & High Sierra

My husband was on the volunteer ski patrol at the mountain and we wanted an affordable, convenient place to stay. We immediatley fell in love with the location, people and true beauty of Bear Valley. Now it is a great place to bring our family. Every single time we take the left hand turn off Highway 4 into the village, we instantly forget our daily grinds and stress and feel the tranquility and relief of being on 'Bear Valley time'.

What makes this condo unique

Bear Valley is fantastic. Once we arrive at our condo we park our car and generally do not get back in it until we leave. Our condo is footsteps away from snow shoeing, snowmobiling, cross county skiing and sledding. We enjoy being close to the shops and lodge where we often enjoy hot chocolate and the fire after a day of skiing. The summer is perhaps better than the winter, with lakes, hiking, biking, ball feilds, rock climbing, frisbee golf course and star gazing. Bear Valley is a very family friendly community. We love it!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us. It was perfect. We were very comforttable. So many thoughtful touches' like Christmas decorations, reading materials, movies. Everything we could ask for. We would love to come again. It was wonderful to be there before the crowds.
Dec 2014
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Bear Valley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The toilet and shower/tub are separate from bathroom sink
  • A bath mat is provided. Guest need to bring their own bath towels. The shower is equipped with a shampoo, conditioner and showed gel dispenser. We also provide toilet paper and Kleenex.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds- located across from the bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , full on the bottom and single on top
  • All beds have a down or down alternative blanket with duvet, pillows are provided as well in pillow protector cases. Guests provide thier own sheets and towels. Duvets and pillow protectors are laundered by my cleaner.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
As a Renter you will have access to the BV Lodge pool and BV lake. The Valley Lodge recently renovated a bar in one of their restaurants and the seating area by the fireplace. Both have been beautifully updated and were able to keep that Bear Valley charm. A great place for a drink, or sit by the fire or to play a game with the family.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Cozy condo in the village Bear Valley
average rating of 4.5 based on 50 reviews

Had a wonderful time, and will to go back this summer.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy condo located very close to Lodge, library and General Store.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect location for snow lovers, has all the essentials, we had a great time

  • 4 of 5

Found that the chair in the bedroom folds out into a comfortable single bed, perfect for our 4 yr old who was a little freaked out by the bunk bed closet arrangement. Place was small but worked well for 2 adults, 2 teens, and a toddler.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place for a couple or a family with young kids!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here for a little 3-day skiing mini-vacation and had a blast. The place has everything you'll need (TV with Dish Network and Netflix, kitchen supplies, beds for 5-6 people, etc.) and it's less than 10 minutes to the chairlift at Bear Valley. The condo is small, but very comfortable and well laid out, with a main bedroom that includes a top bunk, as well as a little bunk bed closet that our girls loved sleeping in. The owner is super organized and responsive, so the logistics were very easy.

Overall, it was a great value and really convenient for a few days of skiing/sledding/tubing.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family's first winter snow vacation. Clean and has everything you could think of needing and more. The winter toys (and snow shovel) in the snow closet were useful. We enjoyed the day walking around the village and the cross-country ski area with our two young kids to play in the powder, as well as some tubing. We never made it to the ski slopes but enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. If we had gone to the slopes then we could have used the shuttle from the nearby village lodge. We had lunch at the cross-country area hut and cooked in the condo for other meals. However, there are a few other dining options in the village. We will definitely come back to Bear Valley!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Very nice and cozy stay...

  • 5 of 5

The big advantage of this apartment that it's on the second floor, and since the snow this year is literally up to the second floor balcony, the other first floor apartment windows were completely covered up. The interior is homey and well furnished, there is space for everyone, bunk beds for quite reading, an isolated bedroom for a quite time napping and a nook area bed for rebellious teens. For example, while our teenage boy was playing games on his phone in the nook sleeping area and trying to be independent, he had a clear view of the TV and the shows we were watching on Netflix in front of the lit real wood burning fireplace, so at some point he gave up the games and joined us on a couch for family time, and that was nice...

By the way the wood burning fireplace needs a bit of patience to get it going, but once it get's going, it create a cozy environment and emits a lot of heat, and the place itself heats up very nicely from the heaters if left on a bit higher temperature...

The bottom line, we really recommend this place, it has everything you need being away from home and much, much more, and you can't beat the location, it's the best in town...

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Unconventional Coziness

  • 4 of 5

My wife and two teenage boys had a pleasant stay here during the last big snow storm. The space was heated well, the kitchen was serviceable, and living space was comfortable.

Note that the "bunk area" is basically a converted closet, with ~3 feet of headroom per bed. Our boys slept in the more conventional twin beds in the living room and top bunk in the upstairs bedroom. If you have smaller kids, you might be able to sell them on the Harry-Potter-style sleeping arrangement.

The outside snow closet was great. The snow shovel in there saved us when our car was under a couple feet of snow.

The condo is an easy 5-10 minute walk to the Bear Valley Village center, which has a couple restaurants and a free bus shuttle to the slopes. The snow removal equipment kept the roads through the village passable with our car with chains even during the storm.

Jenny was attentive via email, and had clear instructions before our visit, and helpful guidance at the property.

Thanks for our stay, Jenny!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sky High Pizza and Bear Valley Lodge
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Forest Meadows, Greenhorn Creek, Saddle Creek
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bear Valley Lodge
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

We are located in the beautiful Bear Valley village. A great place for a relaxing getaway. Spend the da yskiing in the winter or hiking, biking or fishing int the Fall spring and summer. Bear Valley ski mountain is located a quick 15 minutes away.

Try out your skills at frisbee golf or spend some time plaing tennis. There are two swimming lakes that are close by- Bear Valley Lake and Lake Alpine. Both are breath taking and surrounded by mountains. Bear Valley has a great beach area for sun bathing or for the kids to play. Lake Alpine is perfect for fishing, swimming, boating, and or hiking and biking.

We are located close to Murphys and wineries (35 minutes).


Rates & Availability

Bear Valley Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 11.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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