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Affordable with Easy Access at the Village Entrance

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo at entrance to Bear Valley Village, 1 bedroom/1 bath loft

Tom Stienstra, Outdoor writer for the SF Chronicle, labels Bear Valley as the "Family Fun" anti-Tahoe.

During the peak camping season, this condo costs less than many State Parks for a night's stay: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/737/files/current_web_camping.pdf

Queen bed upstairs
Full size futon bed and bunk downstairs
Rollaway bed
Linens for 6 provided.
Free Wifi and flat screen TV
Blu-ray player
Telephone - long distance included
New carpet
Fully Equipped all electric kitchen with starter set of supplies.
Fresh paint
New this winter:. Washer/dryer combo (110 condensation drying, European style) for clothing. There are no coin op laundry facilities in BV

Parking lot adjacent to building
Stairs to unit
Less than 3 minutes to ski bus stop for the mountain.
5 minute walk to the cross-country ski center
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLE AND A LITTLE NERVOUS...the firehouse/sheriff substation is a 4 minute walk away.
Property is flat, not on the hill.
Any equipment you need to rent or buy is available in the Village Commercial district (at the Lodge), on the mountain (Bear Valley Ski Resort) for winter sports
Bear Valley Cross Country Ski/Adventure Company. Disk golf, kayaks, SUP boards and mountain bikes; snowshoes, cross-country skis, snow play equipment


Less than 5 minutes from the Stanislaus National Forest
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    One party must be at least 21 with photo ID...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Loft bedroom with queen size bed Main living area has double-bed futon and twin bunk on top. A rollaway bed is available for a sixth guest. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Tub over shower

Other Amenities

  • Ski locker included.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small lending library is in the upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games Tennis racquets (summer) discs for disc golf (summer)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen, blue tooth enabled, USB and HDMI....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private Lake less than one mile away Lake Alpine with paved bike trail and beaches/boating 3 miles away....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Very low key, family oriented, quiet village. If you want glitz, you will need to go to Tahoe. If you want to hear coyotes and enjoy an occasional bear sighting, this is the place. ...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    Disk golf. I thought it would be odd to mention this, but we are told that this is hugely popular! The players even play under the stars and a full moon up here....moreless

  • Monument View:

    20 minutes from Calaveras Big Trees State Park. 5 minutes from Lake Alpine, Sunset Magazines #1 rate family campground, 2014 15 minutes drive from Pacific Coast Trail. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There is a view of the surrounding ridges from the parking lot. Bear Valley Village is in a bowl between the Mokelumne and Stanislaus River watersheds....moreless

  • Resort:

    Bear Valley Ski Resort is the newest member of the Skyline Resort communities. Skyline acquired the ski area in December, 2014 and big changes and new amenities are on the way....moreless

  • Rural:

    Access to the Stanislaus National Forest and all of its wonders is less than .5 miles from the front door. The Mokelumne Crest Trail trailhead is two minutes from the front door....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    You can pick up the ski bus to the mountain 300 yards from the rental property door. Cross country skiing is less than .5 mile away....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    You can pick up the ski bus to the mountain 300 yards from the rental property door. Cross country skiing is less than .5 miles away....moreless

  • Village:

    The condo offers access in front of the building and it is plowed all winter. Unlike many rentals in Bear Valley, it does not require snowmobiles or a hike to get to the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Downstairs living area is a great room of kitchen, dining, and futon bunk...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness room with cardio and weights in the lodge can be included in your rental....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric wall heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    For queen upstairs, double futon bed downstairs, and twin bunk....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room area: kitchen, dining, downstairs sleeping....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking lot in front of condo complex. County lot outside of condo complex. NEVER park next to the building when there is any snow on the roof. The snow load is hazardous....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving for six...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cooking ware and serving for six. Electric stove, oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, garbage disposal ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Starter kit of spices, sponge, dish soap, towels...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Soccer field...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available at the disc golf course, less than 400 yards away....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Rentals available. ON SITE SECURE (DEADBOLT) SKI LOCKER...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter season rate
Nov 20 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$90
$600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$65
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Housekeeping $70
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The rental agreement must be with an adult, 21 years or older, with a copy of photo id.

Renters pay the $200.00 cleaning deposit. One month rentals require a purchase of damage protection via the VRBO system. Custom arrangements can be made for 2+ month lease during the Autumn season. One month rentals are available only during the Seasonal Autumn pricing.


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Location

  • Bear Valley Ski Resort

  • Lake Alpine

    "2014 Sunset Magazine top rated campground for families. Our condo is 3 miles from Lake Alpi..."

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  • Bear Valley Cross Country

    "Miles and miles of groomed trails for beginners through advanced level cross country skiing ..."

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  • Sno-Parks

    "Sno-Parks offer family fun for the price of a Sno-Park parking permit. Throw snowballs, mak..."

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  • Stanislaus National Forest

    "Bear Valley offers immediate access to the Stanislaus National Forest. The forest can be ac..."

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  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park

    "This parks features some of the largest and oldest trees in the world. Hikes, the river, hi..."

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  • Downtown Murphys

    "Boutiques. History. Wine Tasting. Eateries. Wineries. "

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  • Mercer Caverns

    "Caves and a zipline! www.mercercaverns.com"

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  • Spicer Meadow Reservoir

    "Fishing, fishing, fishing, boating, boating, boating."

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  • Stanislaus National Forest - Utica/Union Reservoirs

    "Leave the motorized boats behind and come here to hike, fish, and camp."

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  • Carson River Resort

    "The fly fishing gets 5 stars anywhere on the Carson. The three stars are for the resort. Th..."

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  • Ebbett's Pass

    "A California Scenic Byway. Highway 4 over the Pass to the Nevada side is not for the faint ..."

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  • Grover Hot Springs State Park

    "One hour away over Ebbett's Pass. Highway 4 is closed in the winter."

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180 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bear Valley Lodge
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arnold, CA
100 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK Stockton
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Higway 4
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bear Valley Lodge
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Ski Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Bear Valley Lake and Lake Alpine

Car: Necessary

For highlights of what Bear Valley and this area have to offer, visit: http://bit.ly/1rL8iHC

Disc golf is a 1 minute walk from the property. Soccer field and tennis are a 5 minute walk from the property.

The public safety (deputy sheriff/fire department) substation is less than a quarter mile away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Your hosts are John and Maureen Forney and our partner Jim Sorensen. John learned to ski here and at Dodge Ridge as a child while growing up in Modesto. He made trips to Bear Valley often on the ski bus with Modesto Ski Club. Maureen made a trip here with John one winter day and took cross-country ski lessons. Since she loves all things aerobic and outdoors, she instantly fell in love with what Bear Valley had to offer: kids, dogs, outdoors, and new sports to try after years of running. John loves to ski at the resort, but thoroughly enjoys skiing on the meadow, fishing, and mountain bike riding in the high country. Jim Sorensen and Maureen have been professional colleagues in San Leandro. They have coached hundreds of track and cross-country runners. Jim was an Olympic Trials qualifiers at the 1500 meters and holds Master's records, both world and American, at the 800 and 1500 meters. Jim doesn't visit Bear Valley as much as he would like, since he teaches, coaches, and competes all over the US. If you asked us what we like best about BV, we would tell you it must be the freedom young people enjoy here. Our daughters and friends have tromped and biked all over and we only worried about falls and spills. Our dogs can romp here. Our friend's children have learned to swim in a lake, rappel, play soccer, go bouldering, and kayak here. Star gazing with city kids can be a transformative experience. The daughters are grown, finished college, and love to bring their 20-something friends here and escape the pressures of their new careers. John is a retired firefighter-paramedic from City of Berkeley. Maureen retired from teaching in 2016 and now works as an environmental activist. Jim teaches PE, coaches, and is AD at Bancroft Middle School, San Leandro. He splits his time between California and Arizona, where his bride has a thriving real estate business.

Why the Owner Chose Bear Valley, CA, USA:
We came for the winters and stayed for the summers. All of us work and live in an urban environment that involves constant and demanding interaction with the public. In Bear Valley, the pace is slow, the nights are still, the bald eagles float over the lake, and the coyotes howl at night. Here, we can sleep until hungry and eat until sleepy. In between, the outdoors offers us boundless delight and entertainment.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The smell of the woods. A bird's call. The osprey at Lake Alpine. Children giggling. The fishing in early June has been fantastic! Fresh trout from the lake. The mountain bike riding is superb and the wild flowers. Quiet.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • wireless, 32' flat screen, HDMI ports, free wi-fi

    wireless, 32' flat screen, HDMI ports, free wi-fi

  • The unit is close to parking; it is easy to pack/unpack.  No snowmobile needed

    The unit is close to parking; it is easy to pack/unpack. No snowmobile needed

  • Loft bedroom is upstairs

    Loft bedroom is upstairs

  • Tub over shower in bath

    Tub over shower in bath

  • Alpine Trail is fantastic for summer sports and winter snowshoeing.

    Alpine Trail is fantastic for summer sports and winter snowshoeing.

  • Mokelumne wilderness from the ski resort

    Mokelumne wilderness from the ski resort

  • Bear Valley ski resort
3 miles away.  Shuttle leaves from  corner of condo lot

    Bear Valley ski resort 3 miles away. Shuttle leaves from corner of condo lot

  • Tubing on the mountain, at the meadow, and at the SnoParks all around!

    Tubing on the mountain, at the meadow, and at the SnoParks all around!

  • Bear Valley Ski Resort.  John took this before his first run of the season.

    Bear Valley Ski Resort. John took this before his first run of the season.

  • You can ski back to town on the Lunch Run.  I like to hike from town to ridge!

    You can ski back to town on the Lunch Run. I like to hike from town to ridge!

  • The end of the Highway 4 in Winter and the entrance to a vast SnoPark wilderness

    The end of the Highway 4 in Winter and the entrance to a vast SnoPark wilderness

  • Wireless, long distance phone, double bed and twin bunk.

    Wireless, long distance phone, double bed and twin bunk.

  • queen bed in the loft bedroom

    queen bed in the loft bedroom

  • electric kitchen with starter kit:  dish soap, sponge, coffee, and spices

    electric kitchen with starter kit: dish soap, sponge, coffee, and spices

  • double futon
twin on top

    double futon twin on top

  • Lake Alpine:  top-rated family camping by Sunset:  3 miles away.

    Lake Alpine: top-rated family camping by Sunset: 3 miles away.

  • Tracks

    Tracks

  • Bear Valley Village is at 7200'.  We are surrounded by  Stanislaus Nat'l Forest

    Bear Valley Village is at 7200'. We are surrounded by Stanislaus Nat'l Forest

  • Ski lessons are available for all, both downhill and cross-country

    Ski lessons are available for all, both downhill and cross-country

  • November snow after three years of drought.

    November snow after three years of drought.

  •  We expect this to be a downhill mountain bike course starting this summer

    We expect this to be a downhill mountain bike course starting this summer

VRBO #651373

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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