Discover a selection of 432 vacation rentals in Bear Valley, Arnold that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $153 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Bear Valley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Bear Valley – grin and bear it

Located amid the Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bear Valley is famous for its killer ski slopes, alpine hiking trails, and pristine natural beauty. In the summer, you can find a number of day camps for kids, and the town also hosts an annual weeks-long music festival. Winter sports are a major attraction, but with everything from rocky mountainsides to river rapids, Bear Valley is a popular destination throughout the year, and your Bear Valley vacation rental will offer easy access to a natural playground in any season.

Things to do

You’re on mountain time in Bear Valley

Bear Valley Mountain Resort is a year-round facility that hosts groups in a plush, woodsy environment, and you can enjoy everything from guided hikes to a full array of winter sports. Lake Alpine is a popular spot for kayaks, motorboats, and canoes, as well as paddleboarding and swimming. To take advantage of the area’s truly epic winter snows, you might want to consider a Bear Valley vacation rental with ski-in/ski-out access, and a hot tub or fireplace is a great place to warm up with a hot chocolate – or something stronger – after a chilly day on the slopes.

Activities

Bear Valley – it’s all downhill from here

Camping, hiking, and mountain biking are the primary summer activities, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for boating and kayaking. Thrill seekers can brave white water rapids of the Stanislaus River, or get their climb on scaling the area’s steep cliff faces. Winter is especially popular, when crowds of skiers and snowboarders swarm the mountain slopes. But summer’s got it’s perks, too, and visitors in July and August can catch the Bear Valley Music Festival, an annual 17-day event with live concerts of everything from country and tribute bands to jazz and even a symphony orchestra.

Natural features

Bear Valley – friends in high places

Nestled within the Stanislaus National Forest, Bear Valley is located at an elevation of 7,100 feet above sea level. It’s surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, whose wooded slopes and rocky peaks provide shelter for mule deer, bighorn sheep, and black bears. At the center of the valley is the Stanislaus River, where you can spot salmon and trout, as well as otters, beaver, and mink. More than just an alpine playground, a Bear Valley vacation rental puts you at the heart of a thriving, one-of-a-kind ecosystem.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bear Valley

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 29.9 mi (48.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bear Valley?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Bear Valley that's a match made in heaven. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Take advantage of amenities including books and a fireplace at "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway". Located around 20 miles from Bear Valley, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Lakemont Pines - Cabin In The Woods". Located around 25 miles from the heart of Bear Valley, it has 2 bedrooms and features a wood stove and a smart TV.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bear Valley vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bear Valley?

Clock out on Friday and then forget all about work. If you're in the mood for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and near Bear Valley promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Mountain Home - Fast Wifi, 1800 Sf Home", which is around 25 miles to the southwest of Bear Valley. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you happy here. Try golf and hiking and biking or simply delight in the sights of Tuolumne County Historical Society and Greenhorn Creek Resort.
  • "Ski In / Ski Out At 7300 Feet" is another great property where you can escape the everyday. Around 1 mile northwest of Bear Valley, use it as a base to enjoy some kayaking or tennis. The Wall Ski Lift and Elephant Rock Trailhead also have to be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bear Valley?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out the area and your nights resting up in your cozy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Bear Valley are guaranteed to please:

  • Escape on your own or take a buddy along to "Trails End" Private Studio In The Mountains". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including coffee and tea making facilities and a hair dryer.
  • Another top choice is "Sunny And Spacious Studio Perfect For Snuggling With Your Sweetie - Creekside Condo 119 - By Redawning". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfortable apartment is loaded with handy amenities like a TV, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bear Valley?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Bear Valley. Kick back for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a spacious home. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're chasing, you'll find what you need with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • "Take A Deep Breath. Your Family Will Love This Relaxing Condo While Enjoying All The Comforts Of Home. - Creekside Condo 29 - By Redawning" is near the center of Bear Valley, which means there are plenty of things to keep you occupied. Check out well-known attractions like Bear Valley Ski and Lake Alpine when you're not hanging out in your cozy digs.
  • Jump out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then plan what to see around "Cozy, Comfortable And Two King Beds. Perfect For Two Families To Enjoy - Silver Mountain Condo 207 - By Redawning". Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company and Balancing Rock are must-do's if you choose to stay at this top-rated vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Bear Valley?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your honey away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these popular escapes in or near Bear Valley:

  • Located around 20 miles from Bear Valley, "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway" is the ideal place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and air conditioning are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few magical days together is "Lakemont Pines - Cabin In The Woods". Around 25 miles from Bear Valley, winery tours and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Bear Valley?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Bear Valley and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Spacious 4 Season Cabin, Ski In Winter". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool and pet-friendly facilities. It's around 1 mile to the north of Bear Valley.
  • Nothing is more important than being with the people you love, and "Classic Cabin In The Woods With Fast Wifi" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 16 miles to the southwest of Bear Valley, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A kitchen and a barbecue grill are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bear Valley?

A pool is often a key feature of any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy frolicking about or simply unwinding by the water at one of these rejuvenating retreats in or near Bear Valley:

  • Pack your swimsuit and goggles and enjoy a fun stay with your guests at "Blue Lake Springs House In The Trees". Other amenities here include a balcony and a living room.
  • Another awesome option is "Large House Of Character In The Heart Of Suisse Normande". There's lots to love about this property apart from its pool, such as towels and childrens activities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bear Valley?

You love your family, but that doesn't mean you need to pack together like sardines on vacation. Play it safe and book a large family vacation rental in or around Bear Valley where you can stretch out and relax:

  • About 25 miles to the southwest of Bear Valley, "Apartment Adonis Valberg In Valberg" fits up to 8 guests over 3 bedrooms. As well as tons of space to sprawl out, amenities here include a porch and a fridge.
  • Another excellent option is "Play Outside/relax Inside At Modern Retreat - Ursa Major". It's approximately 1 mile to the north of Bear Valley, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. A barbecue grill and a microwave oven are among the many conveniences on offer here.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bear Valley?

Escape from everyday life and treat your loved ones to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Bear Valley and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your crew at this escape, which is around 20 miles southwest of central Bear Valley. A stereo and a separate dining area are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Large Spaces To Accommodate The Whole Group. Enough Private Spaces To Accommodate Everyone In The Group. Pet Friendly - Home 183 - By Redawning" - Gather up the troops and spend a few days or more at this inviting stay, which is around 1 mile to the north of Bear Valley. You'll have access to a TV, a DVD player and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bear Valley vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Bear Valley?

Idyllic romantic retreats, business trips or solo adventures — a one-bedroom vacation property suits a multitude of occasions. One of these options in or near Bear Valley is sure to be just the thing:

  • Check into "Sunny And Spacious Studio Perfect For Snuggling With Your Sweetie - Creekside Condo 119 - By Redawning" for a couple of nights. This one-bedroom vacation home features a fireplace and a kitchen and is not far from downtown.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Bear Valley, "Private Balcony, Fireplace, And Only A 3 Minute Walk To The Village Center - Creekside Condo 7 - By Redawning" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of exploring, come home and take advantage of a kitchen and a fireplace.