Family and Pet Friendly! Close to Town and the River.(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)
The cabin has two bedrooms and 1 bath. There is a queen-size bed, a nnn double bed and double pull-out futon (in living room) to accommodate up to 4 people. It is best suited for up to 4 adults or a family of 4 or 5. In the living room is a gas hearth stove. The kitchen is equipped with all the basics. Enjoy the large hot tub which awaits just off the back deck.
Some games and books are provided for your leisure. This is a great place for the honeymoon couple or small family. If you are booking Papa Bear's Lodge for a larger event, this is the perfect place for overflow guests who want a little more privacy.
Hiking and biking trails are right here. Gold Panning, Golf, miniature golf, and go cart rides are close by. Kayak and canoe rentals are available in Grass Valley for use on nearby Scotts Flat Lake or Rollins Lake. We are only 3.5 mies from the beautiful South Yuba River.
Please note that we are next to an 80 acre summer camp. During the months of May-August,camp is in session and you will hear 'happy' camp noises from time to time during the day. Quiet hours start at 9:30 p.m for the campers, 10:00p.m. for our cabin guests.
Swimming, tennis and a children's play ground are in Nevada City and Grass Valley. We are just a 45 minute drive to the nearest ski area for downhill or cross country skiing, and sledding. Downtown Nevada City is two and a half miles away, where you will find fine dining, wine tasting, great theater, musical entertainment, art galleries and a fun shopping experience in this charming historic gold rush town.
Historic Grass Valley is just another three miles away with more of the same, and we are 1 1/2 hours drive from either Sacramento or Tahoe.
Amenities: Down comforters on some beds (in winter). Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, DSL and wifi, gas hearth stove, ample parking. There is a phone for local calls. Cell phones do not work well here but you can text. This is a non-smoking property.
If you are celebrating a special occasion, let us know and we will gladly make dinner reservations for you, or obtain special items such as Champagne, Chocolates, or a Special Bouquet.
Activities: Theater, fine dining, wine tasting, musical events, shopping, galleries, hiking and biking, boating, fishing, swimming, tennis and other outdoor activities are all located within a short distance.
Come join us for the Fourth of July small town parade. It is wonderful, as is the Constitution Day parade in September. In June on Father's Day weekend come see the famous bike races down the middle of town. In July we have three 'Summer Nights', the last three Wednesdays in the month.The streets are closed to traffic and lined with food and craft vendors.
In July is the return of the Worldfest with 8 stages of music, children's programs, workshops, dance, artisans and international food.
Don't miss the Bluegrass Festival, Music In The Mountains, Halloween, Mardi Gras, Fall colors, etc., etc., etc.
Enjoy Victorian Christmas, the first three Wednesday nights, and the last Sunday before Christmas.You'll find artisans, food venders and all the shops open late. The gas streetlights, Victorian carolers, and friendly merchants make this the place to visit and shop for the holidays.
Area: The Yuba River,, with many deep pools and massive smooth boulders is only minutes from our home. A beautiful trail meanders along its banks for miles.
Lake Vera is a small lake surrounded by summer camps. Our cabins are located on 5 acres next to Camp Augusta. In the summer months (late May to mid August) you can hear 'happy camp sounds' as children enjoy swimming, zip lining and singing around the camp fire, then off to bed by 9:30, quiet hour.
We want your lodging experience to be most enjoyable. Part of that enjoyment comes from selecting the vacation property that best fits your needs. Mama Bear’s Cabin was built in 1985 and is 650 sq. ft., a good space for 2 to 4 people. The style is simple, clean and unpretentious. The kitchen is equipped with all the basics you need for cooking, but if you are a gourmet chef, this may not be the place for you. Some of the dishes are hand made pottery. Not everything matches. There is no dishwasher. Garbage needs to be disposed of carefully to avoid attracting those wild critters. Collecting compost scraps and recycling is required, and a conservative energy usage strongly encouraged. There is no central heat. There is a hearth stove, a wall furnace. and a window air conditioner. Please feel free to contact us at any time should you have questions or concerns.
Keywords: Log home, log cabin, romantic cabin,
cabin, mountain cabin
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Member since: 2004
- 650 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Day weekend May 20-23
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th Independence day week
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 1 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Cleaning fee $60
- Tax Rate 10%
Major holidays the rate increases to $175/nt, including the two weeks during and after Christmas, through New Year's Day.
Additional guests (up to 5 total): $10/nt. ea. + tax
We accept up to 2 dogs (sorry, no cats). One dog is $25, second dog is 15 per stay/per week. Please check the appropriate pet fee boxes when booking on-line.
Large groups renting all three cabins add $500 event fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nevada City is a charming historical gold mining town at 2500' altitude, situated between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. The people are friendly, and the landscape awesome. If you like the outdoors this is the place to mountain bike, hike, kayak or just take a stroll in the beautiful surroundings.
If you like history, there is plenty here. Originally built in the 1850's, Nevada City and it's neighboring town, Grass Valley, are historically preserved, with the streets looking very much as they did back in the days of the gold rush era. You will find beautiful old Victorian homes, gold mining museums, fine restaurants and live theater. You can even try your hand at gold panning, For a great day trip you can explore Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area.
Lake Vera is a small lake surrounded by summer camps. Our cabins are located on 5 acres next to Camp Augusta. In the summer months you can hear 'happy camp sounds' as children enjoy swimming, zip lining and singing around the camp fire.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Drue is an avid runner, and René is a potter. We both share a love for acting and can be seen in local productions from time to time. Obi is our beloved 3 legged, one eyed poodle. We love Nevada City and the wonderful community here and have lived here over 24 years. We love sharing information about the area with our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Nevada City, CA, USA:
All three of our cabins (Papa Bear's Lodge, Mama Bear's Cabin and Baby Bear's Cottage) are on the same property. The lodge was our family home for a number of years and we loved living here. When we decided to move into town next to Rene's studio, we knew others would really enjoy the lodge and smaller cabins. And we were right!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy, nature, and a short drive to the beautiful South Fork of the Yuba River. It is a magical place. Wild turkeys, deer, foxes, coyotes, racoons, squirrels and the rare bear siting can all happen right here.
- Primary: +1 (530) 277-1510 530-277-1510
- Secondary: +1 5304700816
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A charming cabin in a peaceful setting.
Main room as seen from loft.
The kitchen is fully equipped.
Cozy Bdrm #2
Bathroom has tub/shower combo
A comfortable, inviting livingroom with a hearth stove.
A view of the hearth stove and entrance to hallway.
Kitchen with small loft above.
The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and queen size cedar log bed.
Relax on the large deck under the trees.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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