Affordable with Easy Access at the Village Entrance(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Condo at entrance to Bear Valley Village, 1 bedroom/1 bath loft
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
Linens for 6 provided.
Free Wifi and flat screen TV
Telephone - long distance included
Fully Equipped all electric kitchen with starter set of supplies.
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.
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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Member since: 2014
- On floor 2
- 450 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub over shower
- Ski locker included.
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View:
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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Winter season rate
Nov 20 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Housekeeping $70
- Tax Rate 10%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
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.
- Secondary: +1 510-909-6269
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wireless, 32' flat screen, HDMI ports, free wi-fi
The unit is close to parking; it is easy to pack/unpack. No snowmobile needed
Loft bedroom is upstairs
Tub over shower in bath
Alpine Trail is fantastic for summer sports and winter snowshoeing.
Mokelumne wilderness from the ski resort
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!
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!
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.
queen bed in the loft bedroom
electric kitchen with starter kit: dish soap, sponge, coffee, and spices
double futon twin on top
Lake Alpine: top-rated family camping by Sunset: 3 miles away.
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
November snow after three years of drought.
We expect this to be a downhill mountain bike course starting this summer
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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