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Mountain Chalet in the High Sierras.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Chalet has three bedrooms, 2 baths, and a full kitchen, laundry and a fireplace. It has a spacious rear deck nestled in the pines where you may dine outside nestled in the pine trees that surround the house. As you sit on the deck, you may watch deer and other animals grazing on the forest floor as well as birds playing in the trees around you. Should you wish, you can roll out your sleeping bag and spend the night sleeping under the stars.

The Chalet is 2 miles from Grover Hot Springs State Park. This park is open all year and has a wonderful cold pool and hot pool.

You may hike the Sierra Crest as it is easily accessible by trail from Grover Hot Springs.

Should you wish to enjoy a night out you will are less then an hours drive from South Shore Lake Tahoe.

More Details

Ray Utterback
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Ray Utterback

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. When I was a child my parents took me camping for the summer in the San Gabriel Mountains at Chrystal Lake. This was a great adventure for me and it shaped my whole life.

I went to the School of Forestry at U. C. Berkley and graduated with a degree in Forestry. This eventually led me to northern California where I now live.

A longing for the forests led me to Markleeville and the

Chalet on Pinion Road.

Ray Utterback purchased this chalet in 1978

Why Ray Utterback chose Markleeville

Markleeville is unique as it is away from the cities and the hustle of major resort areas. Alpine county, were Markleeville is located, has the smallest population of any county in California. Seventy-five percent of it is owned and managed by the federal government and is there for you to enjoy.

What makes this chalet unique

Grover Hot Springs State Park is Less then a 15 minute drive from the Chalet. There is a hot pool and a cold pool where you may spend as much time as you wish.

Markleeville and Alpine county are open to the public for all manor of out door recreation, camping, hiking fishing, hunting, and mountain biking are only some of the outdoor activities you may enjoy


Markleeville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 5:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Chalet in the High Sierras.
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
Arroyo Grande Ca

A decent place to stay

  • 3 of 5

Older home and rather dated but very functional with lots of beds. Great location nestled in the pines. Close to town and Grover Hot Springs. No Cable or DVD. Old TV with VHS tapes.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Comfortable, quiet and scenic

  • 5 of 5

Ray's home was perfect for our short getaway with two couples. Upstairs beds were very comfortable, two bathrooms had everything we needed. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cookware so we were able to prepare full meals during our stay. Scenic deck was nice for relaxing in the evening.

Great location, only a short drive away from Markleeville.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Reno-Tahoe international AirPort (Reno, Nevada)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Markleeville, Ca. (Wolf Creek Restaurent and Bar)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Carson Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Amtrack. Reno Nv.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
California 89 (US 395, US 50 are nearby).
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Markleeville Ca. (Stonefly, Ali's Cafe etrc.)
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Kirkwood Ca.
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
South Shore, Lake Tahoe

The Markleeville Dearth Ride, also known at The Tour of the California Alps is one of the most famous bike races in California. It will take place In July , 2014.

Participants will travel over 5 high mountain passes. requiring them to climb a total if 15,000 feet.

Markleeville is the most convent place for participants and their families to stay during this event.

Should you wish, you may take a day trip to experience the silver and gold rush into western Nevada that followed the California gold rush. It was driven by the Comstock Load. Virginia City was the center of activity and is a wonderful place to visit for the history of it all.

The Alpine County Museum is located in Markleeville. You may wish to visit the museum for a detailed history of the area.

Soaking in the natural hot spring water of Grover Hot Springs State Park is one of the sublime delights of the Byway. From immense mountain peaks and old lava flows covering hundreds of square miles in the east to the glacially-carved valley and natural hot springs, Grover Hot Springs is a testament to the ancient and powerful geologic forces that shaped the landscape that one sees today. The Park’s eight natural hot springs are a result of surface water percolating through cracks in the earth’s crust until it reaches hot rock thousands of feet below, then bubbles back up to the surface, dissolving and absorbing minerals along its way. The water is a scalding 148 degrees when it reaches the ground surface; however the Park regulates hot pool inflow to maintain a comfortable soaking temperature between 102 and 104 degrees. The water at Grover Hot Springs State Park contains little sulfur, and does not have that “rotten egg” smell so common in other natural hot springs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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