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Nevada City Retreats: Baby Bear's Cottage-Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Just 2.5 miles from downtown Nevada City you'll find Baby Bear's Cottage, with your own private hot tub, with a view of the waterfall and pond, on 5 wooded acres, adjacent to Papa Bear's Timber Lodge (listing # 46584).This cozy log cottage can be rented alone or for additional space when renting Papa Bear's Lodge. It is an ideal location for relaxing or exploring Nevada City or the South Yuba River, both only minutes away by car.

In the heart of downtown Nevada City (2.5 miles) and Grass Valley (5 miles) you'll find great food, outstanding live theater and wonderful galleries and shops. Travel by car to skiing, river or lake kayaking and swimming. There are many bicycle trails through the surrounding hills and plenty of wine tasting venues. Local and out-of-town musicians can be heard almost any night of the week.

Check the Chamber of Commerce web site at the bottom of this page for information on the many special events happening in the area.

Try your hand at gold panning at the Yuba, and visit the Historic Empire Mine. This area is ideal for mountain bikers, kayakers and hikers, and, for those looking for a romantic getaway.

Lake Vera is a small lake surrounded by summer camps and used exclusively by them. ( Our guests have no access.) 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.

Keywords: Log Cabin Vacation Rental

More Details

Rene and Drue
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Rene and Drue

Rene had always wanted a log home, ever since she was a child. When we found this property in 2000, we knew it was where we wanted to live and continue raising our son. We have three cabins on the property, all of which are now vacation rentals: Papa Bear's Lodge, Mama Bear's Cabin and Baby Bear's Cottage. We lived in the main lodge for a umber of years until our son as grown and on his own. Now we live in town next to Rene's pottery studio. You will see some of her pots in the cabins. We love our guests who are all fantastic and take wonderful care when renting our cabins.

Rene and Drue purchased this cabin in 2000

What makes this cabin unique

Even though we are only 3 mles from the center of town, you feel like you are out in the woods. In the sumer time, the children's camp next door emits founds of laughter and activity. Some of our renters have even taken a ride on the zip line which is high up in the tree tops. In the fall winter and spring is the quiet time. The cabins are decorated with art of all kinds, and cozy comfortable furniture. The setting in the open woods is very special, and we have loved watching the generations of dear, squirrel and turkey families wander through. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we have!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks very much, Rene! We LOVED Baby Bear's Cottage and definitely plan to

come again. We're also telling everyone we know about your wonderful

property. We hated to leave!


Oct 2014
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Nevada City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Basic pricing is for 2 guests. Add $20/nt for up to 1 additional youth or adult . Add $15/nt for up to two small children.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with tub/shower combination, sky light
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
You will find games and reading material for your enjoyment and relaxation. There are also movies and dvd player.


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average rating of 4.892857 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My partner and I found this cabin to be the perfect weekend getaway. Close to the river and close to town. Loved the hot tub. Very clean and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sweet anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this sweet cottage for 3 nights to celebrate our anniversary and we loved it.

It was cozy and we really enjoyed the hot tub and the pond!

We went to the river each day and explored Nevada city. We will recommend this to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful homey forest adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My Mom, sister and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend away in Nevada City at Rene and Drue's lovely Baby Bear cabin in the woods. Some wonderful touches, such as the waterfall and pond in the back yard area (complete with frog and fishes), the log cabin construction of the home, and the various artsy and comfortable touches in the house, made it very easy to enjoy.

It's close to town but out in the forest, lovely landscaping, and private. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks R&D!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Week at Baby Bear

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at Baby Bear. Rene and Drue were accommodating and thoughtful hosts. The cabin was charming, set in a natural, restful, beautiful setting. We had everything that we needed for a wonderful week. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baby Bear Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Baby Bear cabin. The pictures don't do it justice. They took great care of us and made everything special. The waterfall by the hot tub is great.

We will definitely return, and may look at some of the other cabins on the property if we bring a larger family group.

Thanks, Pappa Bear!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway close to town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Mama Bear Cabin during the first weekend in February, 2018. We needed a quite place where we could focus on completing our annual planning and also a place close enough to restaurants. Nevada City Retreats worked out perfectly for us. The hosts, Drue and Renee provided a very clean, comfortable, peaceful place. We also enjoyed the private hot tub located in the beautiful outdoors. The full size fridge and stove, and the BBQ make it easy to cook meals there. We highly recommend this venue if you are looking for peace, solitude, going on a nice walk and eating in or out, all in a beautiful environment!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Friar Tucks
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nevada County Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 49
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Broad Street Bistro
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Boreal, Soda Springs
Car: necessary

We have an abundance of high quality musical events, live theater and art exhibits/shows throughout the year, excellent restaurants, specialty ice cream shops, fun boutiques and art galleries, as well as parades, a draft horse show, and Victorian and Cornish Christmas events, just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

A $45 non refundable cleaning fee will be added to the total fees.

Holiday rate of $145/nt + tax and cleaning fee applies to all major holidays and some special local events.
Adding a third guests is $20/nt + tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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