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Entry/game room with vintage bumper pool table and darts


Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cozy & pet friendly 3/2 cabin in a quiet forest setting!

The Three Bear's Lair is a wonderful year round adult getaway, outdoor lover's base camp or a family and pet friendly vacation spot. There are many lovely 'homes' to rent in Graeagle, but what our guests love most and what makes our property unique, is that it has such a cozy 'mountain cabin' feel to it. The log exterior and interior and cabin decor gives you the feeling that you've escaped to a true mountain retreat! It's set back off the street and backs up to a forested greenbelt for quiet privacy for your morning coffee or evening happy hour and dining on the back deck.

When you arrive you'll be welcomed by our waving bear and our covered front porch with a rocking bench and comfy Adirondack chairs to sit and watch the deer cruise by. You'll also find the horseshoe pits and the bench swing to enjoy in the front yard.

As you enter you'll love the open airy feel to the living space complete with a game room and unique vintage bumper pool table; the large dining table for family meals games and puzzles; the roomy fully appointed kitchen with lots of counter and pantry space; the island bar with additional seating for three; a cozy family room with 55' high definition satteliteTV with Blue Ray player, stereo/DVD/CD system, rock fireplace; big bear recliner chair for two; and large double windows looking out to the forested greenbelt behind the cabin.

Just outside the door from the family room is a large deck with more Adirondack chairs and a table that seats 6-8 for al fresco dining or smores and star gazing while gathered around the outdoor firepit on cool nights.

The master bedroom has a CA King bed, full private bath, clothes and suitcase rack, large dresser for storage and a view of the forest greenbelt out back.

The second bedroom has a full queen, walk in closet, dresser for storage, a second full bath in the hall, and views to the front yard.

The 'Bears Den' is a fun gathering spot for kids play, quiet time, a matinee, video or board games, and a wrap around couch/sleeper sofa with pull out that sleeps two.

The Lair is set back almost 50 feet from the main street which only sees a few cars a day, so it's very private when you are sitting on the front porch or on the back deck watching the birds, squirrels, deer, racoon or occasional fox or bobcat. And yes, we have seen a bear saunter through! In the front yard we have horseshoes and the greenbelt in the back is wide open for kids and dogs to roam, a game of frisbee golf or nice shortcut to the golf course through the neighborhood or towards town.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1625 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Our cabin is children friendly, but NOT 'child proof'. If you need to move things for safety, please be sure to put them back in their spots before you leave. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed anywhere on the premises....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    2 pet maximum with owners approval. Pet fee $100/pet - $50/pet refundable if no issues...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master : 1 king

    Full private bath/6 drawer dresser & clothes rack...moreless

  • 2nd Private Bedroom: 1 queen

    Fun Cowboy & Indian theme, walk in closet, dresser...moreless

  • Bears Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Family room style w/TV, DVD/VCR, library, video games...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Towels, Hair Dryer and Body Soap provided...moreless

  • Private Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Towels, Hair Dryer and Body Soap provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is something for EVERYONE in Graeagle!! Casual dining, fine dining, wine tasting, local brewery, great unique boutique shopping, and every outdoor activity you can imagine. If there is something you want that isn't listed - just ask - we can find it for you! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Large reading library and collection of Sierra Heritage and Cowboy & Indian Magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray/DVD Player and extensive DVD movie collection for all ages...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Poker Chips, Dice, Darts, Bumper Pool...moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games, Cards & Poker Set, Dice, Frisbee Golf, Horseshoes, Puzzles, Corn Hole...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Record Player and classic collection of record albums...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Vintage Bumper Pool Table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    CD Player - bring your own CD's...moreless

  • Television:

    55' High Definition TV in family room, 32' TV in Den...moreless

  • Toys:

    Canoe & Kayak (discuss w/owner), rafts, sleds...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Classic Nintendo Games available upon request....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Children's classic's and family friendly video library ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor kitchen table seats 6-7; kitchen island bar that seats 3; outdoor dining seats 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit. Firewood is available in town, lighting instructions in owners book...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    3G Service available with most carriers (Verizon/AT&T)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfy leather couch and four additional chairs provide plenty of seating options to gather to watch a movie or enjoy a cozy fire....moreless

  • Parking:

    Large driveway for up to three cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We do not have a 'land line' - most guests have cell phones and the service is very good with most carriers. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ceramic dishware; plastic ware for deck dining; utensils for full place settings; knives; serving & mixing utensils;glassware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap included...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of counter & pantry space - fully appointed kitchen with blender/Cuisinart, crockpot, toaster, electric griddle, large assortment of pots/pans/bowls and serving dishes ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt/Pepper & Spice rack for basic cooking needs...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bring your own or rent bicycles at The Howling Dog in town or from Ace Hardware in Blairsden...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered front porch and open back deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several of the top rated courses in Northern CA are within 20 minutes of our cabin! Graeagle Meadows | Plumas Pines | Whitehawk Ranch | The Dragon at Nakoma | Grizzly Ranch | Feather River Inn Golf...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Both available, please discuss w/owner - must bring your own life jackets....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Downhill skiing is a short drive to Truckee/Tahoe - Snowboard, cross country, snow shoe and snowmobile options all around the area. Rentals available in town. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts just three blocks away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have rafts, kayaks and a canoe available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The River Pines Resort welcomes non-guests to swim in their pool and the Mill Pond is within walking distance for a quick dip....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 1 - Apr 16, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates are subject to change until confirmed in writing

$50 of $100 Deposit/pet is refundable

Complimentary Alpine Concierge services included, and extra fee based services are available upon request

Winter visits to the cabin may require extra fees for snow removal and/or extra wood for the fireplace.

Please discuss any special needs, questions or requests with owner prior to your booking.

Payment in full is required to confirm and block the dates of your reservation. Owner will allow payment options if booking is 6 or more months in advance of your stay. Security Deposit will be returned within 10 days of departure upon inspection of premise. We accept personal checks, cashiers checks or credit cards

Owner's cancellation policy:

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Knotty Pine
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Graeagle Meadows
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee or Reno
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Graeagle Cafe
50 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Graeagle is a beautiful quaint mountain town located in Plumas County. It is the high Sierra's 'best kept secret' nestled just an hour north of Truckee on Hwy 89 and one hour northwest of Reno via Hwy 395.

Graeagle is your 'basecamp' and gateway to the pristine Lakes Basin Recreation area with thousands of acres of wilderness and over 50 alpine lakes to explore. Nearby is the stunning Sierra Valley famous for migratory bird watching throughout the seasons. The Feather River flows through the area and is famous for its fly fishing, kayak and rafting opportunities. There are six top rated golf courses within a 5-30 minute drive.

The town of Graeagle is short walk or drive from our cabin. Step back in time with it's quaint 'little red buildings' which house many shops and galleries. No store is the same and each has it's own unique array of gifts and treasures. From antiques to boutiques there is something for everybody! The grocery store is unmatched for it's fine meats and vegetables and everything you need for cooking at home or packing a picnic. We now have both wine tasting and a brewery in the area and both have their own spin on their crafts with fantastic ambiance for tastings or settling in with a pint or a bottle and a picnic depending on your mood. Most of the summer each host music venues that make it even more fun as a late afternoon or evening destination.

There are plenty of activities during the season from summer to fall with the Great American Crafts Fair in July and August, the classic 4th of July festivities, the Jazz Festival and numerous fun local festivities in the surrounding area.

For the wrangler in you, pull on your boots and head to Graeagle Stables, Gold Lake Stables or Greenhorn Ranch (a very worthy short trip down Highway 70 towards Quincy) for the ride of your life!

Whether you hike, fish, boat, kayak, canoe, swim, jeep, mountain bike, horseback ride, gold pan, bird watch or just want to chill by a mountain river, stream or lake there is something for everyone in and around Graeagle.

If you love history -Plumas and Sierra Counties are FULL of amazing stories and tall tales from the early days of the Maidu and the Gold Miners. Plumas Eureka State Park has living history days and tours of the famous Eureka Peak Mine with all the buildings restored and open to the public. The Kentucky Mine in Sierra City also hosts historic tours and a summer music concert series that is an absolute blast! Stroll, hike or have brunch at Big Springs Gardens to discover 30 acres of unexcelled park like natural beauty near Sierra City.

And the restaurants!! Some of the most casual FINE dining you will ever experience. Just like the stores - each is unique with fresh and delicious menus and specials. We have information at the cabin on all and there isn't a single one that we wouldn't recommend!

Even after 40 years of exploring this area, we continue to discover new hidden jewels in the Sierra. We look forward to sharing them with you! The hardest part of being in Graeagle is knowing you have to leave! It's truly one of the best places to relax and breathe.

So come stay and play at the Three Bears Lair in Graeagle - the gift of a lifetime!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We had always dreamed of having a cabin in the woods and we finally realized our dream when we found the perfect lot in November 2001 and finished construction of The Three Bears Lair in 2002. We named it the Three Bear's Lair after our family - Papa, Mama and Baby Bear. You can't miss the bear theme throughout the cabin and to date we've never had anyone give us an exact count of all the bears you'll find in the cabin! We absolutely love Graeagle and all the beauty that surrounds it. It is our happy place and we've decided to share it with others who, like us, will appreciate the incredible gift of Graeagle as your home away from home.

Why the Owner Chose Graeagle, CA, USA:
Our property is unique in that it has the feel of a cozy log cabin with all the modern amenities. It's deceiving from the front because it looks small, but it is 1625 sf! And we chose this floorplan so that regardless of whether you are in the kitchen, the game room or the family room you are never isolated from your family or friends. But with the den, the front and back deck you can still find a quiet spot to sneak away if you need some private time. Our neighborhood is very quiet and we are within walking distance to town or Graeagle Meadows for golf or Sunday brunch. And we are just 20 minutes from the most beautiful mountains and lakes in the Northern Sierra. Just head up Gold Lake Highway for four wheeling, dirt bike riding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kyaking, canoeing or exploring in the summer and snowshoeing or sledding in the winter. The trails are endless and the beauty of the high mountain vistas, meadows, and lakes is breathtaking.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
You'll make memories in Graeagle whenever you come up - but many families choose a special week and return that same week every year as their special family time. Having had the cabin for all our special holidays and family events has created treasured memories for our family. Our guest book reflects the special moments of family and friends as well. We look forward to hosting you at the Three Bears Lair so you can begin creating your own special memories!!

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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  • Entry/game room with vintage bumper pool table and darts

    Entry/game room with vintage bumper pool table and darts

  • Open floorplan for cooking, dining, and gathering

    Open floorplan for cooking, dining, and gathering

  • Fully equipped kitchen and pantry for storage

    Fully equipped kitchen and pantry for storage

  • 2nd Private Cowboy & Indian bedroom w/queen bed and walk in closet

    2nd Private Cowboy & Indian bedroom w/queen bed and walk in closet

  • Main bath w/shower & tub

    Main bath w/shower & tub

  • Snowy sunrise from the back porch

    Snowy sunrise from the back porch

  • Winter sunset at Johnsville ski/sledding area

    Winter sunset at Johnsville ski/sledding area

  • The Three Bears and pups welcoming winter at the Lair!

    The Three Bears and pups welcoming winter at the Lair!

  • Summer season at The Three Bears Lair is a blast!

    Summer season at The Three Bears Lair is a blast!

  • Beautiful Sierra Buttes from Salmon Lake view

    Beautiful Sierra Buttes from Salmon Lake view

  • Kayaking in the Sierra Valley

    Kayaking in the Sierra Valley

  • Mt. Elwell - #2 highest peak at '78ll feet. #1 is Sierra Buttes Lookout 8591'

    Mt. Elwell - #2 highest peak at '78ll feet. #1 is Sierra Buttes Lookout 8591'

  • Cozy fireplace for chilly nights

    Cozy fireplace for chilly nights

  • Family room that comfortably seats 6-8 for movie nights

    Family room that comfortably seats 6-8 for movie nights

  • Master Bedroom w/full bath & shower

    Master Bedroom w/full bath & shower

  • Bears Den w/fold out bed, games, books, TV/videos - fun for all ages!

    Bears Den w/fold out bed, games, books, TV/videos - fun for all ages!

  • Cozy cabin year round!

    Cozy cabin year round!

  • View of the back of the cabin from the greenbelt

    View of the back of the cabin from the greenbelt

  • Winter cabin buddies

    Winter cabin buddies

  • Fattened up for winter!

    Fattened up for winter!

  • Back deck on greenbelt for dogs, dining or s'mores around the outdoor fire/BBQ

    Back deck on greenbelt for dogs, dining or s'mores around the outdoor fire/BBQ

  • Frazier Falls - easy family friendly day hike/picnic spot

    Frazier Falls - easy family friendly day hike/picnic spot

  • Sunset on the Mill Pond just a short walk or drive from the cabin

    Sunset on the Mill Pond just a short walk or drive from the cabin

  • Fall Colors on the Feather River that runs through Graeagle/Blairsden

    Fall Colors on the Feather River that runs through Graeagle/Blairsden

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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