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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This big beautiful mountain cabin is located in Sky High Ranch at 7k elevation. Although the road is plowed to the bottom of the driveway with parking nearby, we recommend having a 4 WD (or snow tires with chains) for a winter stay. We are located a short 10 minute drive from Bear Valley Ski Area where you can ski or snowboard and where they have Wi-Fi for your convenience. The Bear Valley Village is even closer with restaurants, bar, grocery store, ski and snowboard rentals, and two stores for clothing and equipment.

Situated across from an expansive green meadow (white in the winter), pond (frozen in the winter) and surrounded by evergreen trees, it is easy to imagine how easy it is to relax on our spacious new deck or from inside on our couch for ten in front of a blazing fire (just for fun as we have central gas heat). In the winter, fun is immediately available just by walking out the door. We provide 4 pairs of snowshoes for you to use, and of course, we have sleds available as well.

The large 3-floor A-frame cabin is a 3 bedroom with a loft and 2 & ½ bathroom setup that will easily accommodate two families.
We enter on the lower level through our “mud room” where we keep all of our ski and snowboard equipment. We leave our wet/snowy footwear here and keep the house dry and our feet warm by walking about in our stocking feet.
On this lower floor, there are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a bunk bed combination of a full below and twin on the upper, and a full bathroom with shower.
The second (main) floor encompasses the great room with a fireplace (we provide the wood) and sliding glass doors that bring you to the deck. The kitchen is also located on this level and set up for the serious chef with a brand new 5-burner stove and range, and even an espresso maker. There is a full bathroom on this main level has a shower (with Cosmo Kramer showerhead) and bath, and a full size washer and dryer for your convenience.
The third (upper) floor has a private back bedroom with a queen bed and an extra twin and a similarly equipped loft with a dazzling view of the hi-sierra through our large A-frame windows. There is a half bath between the 2 rooms.

I have supplied the cabin with all the basics you need in the kitchen, like: paper towels, olive oil, vegetable oil, spices, sugar, plastic wrap, zip lock bags, napkins, laundry soap, soft soap, sponges, and auto dish soap. All bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper and bath towels.

Our family of six has made some our best memories at our mountain cabin, sledding, snowshoeing, and walking in the meadow with just the full moon to light our way. It is our “unplugged” time when we fully interact by playing one of the many board games or putting together a puzzle. It is my favorite place in the world to be with my family. Come make your own special family memories!

Please, NO SMOKING!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Yes, we do have a minimum age limit....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are absolutely welcome....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Kitchen is well stocked with cookware necessary to prepare gourmet meals or bake. We have a canoe for your enjoyment and a brand new Weber propane barbecue grill. We have games galore, movies, books, and puzzles too....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a bookcase that has novels, kids' book, and other non-fiction reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have many, many board games, and a kids' sized pool table upstairs....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have an XM radio for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Satellite TV and XM radio....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    satellite ...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have many VHS tapes and DVDs for our guests to use while at the cabin....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is central heating and a fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have Satellite Internet....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    There are linens for all the beds, plus extra. There are also tablecloths. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In the summer, you can park right next to the house. When there is a lot of snow, you would need to park below the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    In the summer, it is easy to drive all the way to the top of the driveway without a problem....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes, we have a land line. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have plenty of towels in 2 of the 3 bathrooms. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap is provided if you would like to wash your clothes....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We do have a nice Cuisinart Coffee Maker with a gold reusable filter....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    I have as many utensils and pots and pans as I do in my home kitchen, and I love to cook....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are enough dishes for a group of 10....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    There are spices, oils, sugar, paper towels, dish soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner for you to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our new deck is spacious and overlooks the meadow and pond. We also have a small deck on the back side of the cabin....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Amount does not include refundable security deposit or cleaning fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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Location

  • A

    Bear Valley Mountain Resort View on map

    Mt. Reba area for skiing and snowboarding

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  • B

    Big Trees State Park View on map

    Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.

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    Mercer Caverns View on map

    Mercer Caverns, world famous for the rare Aragonite flos ferri, celebrated its one hundredth year of discovery and operation on September 1, 1985. It is the longest continually operating commercial caverns in the state of California. The owners have guest books signed by paying customers - dating back to September of 1885 to present - indicating that visitors were welcome at Mercer Caverns every year since its discovery. Thousands and thousands (the first of whom descended on ropes) have enjoyed and marveled at this three million year old cave - including royalty and a president. Mercer Caverns has up-dated the stairs, walkways and lighting though always cognizant of its responsibility to present this living limestone cave in its original%

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  • D

    Bear Valley Cross Country & Snowshoe Trail System View on map

    Currently Offering Morning Ice Skating (9am to noon). Check out our EVENTS page for more info! http://bearvalleyxc.com/

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  • F
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

Why the Owner Chose Tamarack, CA, USA:
To be quite honest, we purchased this cabin for our personal enjoyment, not as a rental property. But now that we have another child headed off to college, we are willing to share our mountain house. We live in the small town of Sonora California in the foothills. As a family that loves and appreciates the great outdoors, Sky High Ranch offered everything we were looking for in a second family home. Bear Valley is only an hour away from our Sonora home, but the difference in environment is an idyllic and welcome change to our hectic daily lives. The beautiful surroundings are wonderfully conducive to relaxing and reconnecting with family and friends whether cooking together in the kitchen or laughing while playing games with the kids. Our family members love to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike, canoe and golf, all activities that are just minutes away. It's always best to arrive in daylight, since the cabin is nestled in the pines. It is also important to know that although the road in front of the house is plowed, the driveway is not, so you will have to carry your belongings approximately 100 feet up the hill.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
*Free Satellite Internet *6 pairs of snowshoes for your enjoyment *Canoe for your use. *Newer Weber propane outdoor grill. *Spacious deck surrounded by evergreens and overlooking the pond. *Well-stocked kitchen. *Board Games galore. *A myriad of outdoor activities right out the door. *We love our cabin, it is not just a 'rental'.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of house.

    Front of house.

  • This is the living room on the main floor.

    This is the living room on the main floor.

  • Fireplace

    Fireplace

  • Dining room table set for 8. We have an addition folding table with 4 stools.

    Dining room table set for 8. We have an addition folding table with 4 stools.

  • This is the loft bedroom with a queen bed and a trundle bed.

    This is the loft bedroom with a queen bed and a trundle bed.

  • Duvet in loft, which also has a queen size bed.

    Duvet in loft, which also has a queen size bed.

  • Downstairs bedroom bunk-bed with a full-sized and twin.

    Downstairs bedroom bunk-bed with a full-sized and twin.

  • Bedroom on bottom floor with a queen bed.

    Bedroom on bottom floor with a queen bed.

  • Hiking in the snow covered high country by BV Resort.

    Hiking in the snow covered high country by BV Resort.

  • This is where we play board games, play cards, or watch a movie.

    This is where we play board games, play cards, or watch a movie.

  • This is the bathroom on the main floor.

    This is the bathroom on the main floor.

  • This is the view from the loft.

    This is the view from the loft.

  • Upper bedroom which has a queen, twin, and kid's pool table.

    Upper bedroom which has a queen, twin, and kid's pool table.

  • Downstairs bathroom.

    Downstairs bathroom.

  • The 'mud room' is where we unload our snow gear and have it ready for next time.

    The 'mud room' is where we unload our snow gear and have it ready for next time.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/28/2016

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