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Recent Bear Valley reviews

  • Wonderful Getaway from the Bay Area

    "We were a party of four adults. We enjoyed walking just across the street each morning and heading out on the trail towards Alpine Lake among granite rocks and trees, or walking out on the cross-country ski trails. It was so quiet even though they were setting up for the music festival. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and up to the Bear Valley lake. We did a lovely drive up to Ebbert's pass enjoying the gorgeous view of mountains and walking in fields filled with wildflowers. We met a Pacific Crest Trail Angel and about ten PCT hikers. The PCT is on our bucket list. We did a short walk at Alpine Lake. We were out of the condo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and we had a very full day before coming in to make dinner and relax. Dining and living room very comfortable and the condo was well maintained. Bear Valley definitely takes some planning to bring groceries with you as there is limited selection at the Bear Valley and Alpine Lodge grocery stores. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything needed to prepare meals. We didn't try the Bear Valley restaurant or pizza place. We have eaten at the Alpine Lodge on a previous trip and food was good. This condo would be extremely comfortable for two adults or two adults with children. The swimming pool, rock climbing, bungee jumping for children looked like fun and lots of flat space for kids on bikes. The owner is very responsive to our queries."
    Guest: Amanda C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 22, 2016
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  • Absolutely fantastic!

    "If you are looking for a true snowy wonderland experience, this is it! If you are already familiar with the whole Bear Valley cabins situation, you already understand the layout - but if like us you it is all new to you, make sure you read the directions. (Our other couple arrived first, in the rainy dark after a long drive, and were not the happiest as they wandered around in deep snow looking for sign posts in the rain.) So if you will be arriving at night please DO read the directions thoroughly, bring strong flashlights, and make sure you know where you are going, as it is a tiny bit tricky. But it is WELL worth the effort - once we found our beautiful cabin, we were beyond thrilled. As the instructions state, you park in the plowed parking lot and walk a fairly short distance on snow covered roads to the cabin. You can also arrange for snowmobile taxi service (for a very low fee) or collect sleds on the porch to fetch your belongings from your car. After that you are in the most pristine, idyllic world. It is quiet and beautiful. It is also an easy walk over to the lodge if you want a drink, a library book, to rent skis or a snowmobile, or really anything. But why would you? The house is gorgeous. The fireplace is gas, keeps everything toasty (and you never need to chop wood or breath in smoke). The bedrooms and baths are spotless and up to date. The kitchen and dining room are comfy and charming. This is not a cabin furnished with someone's mismatched outcast furniture, but a very lovingly cared-for home. One day we rented skis in the lodge, caught the shuttle bus (which leaves right there) up to Bear Valley, enjoyed the slopes all day, and then skied back down, returned our skis and strolled home. If you have your own skis you could catch the shuttle up and just ski straight to your door - it is a beautiful long run. There is also a gorgeous cross-country area just across the road. We also rented snow mobiles, just for fun - a first time adventure. Can't say enough about how beautiful it was. We give this cabin our highest rating. Just be aware you can't stroll in and out -- to us that was part of the fun, but if someone in your group isn't up to walking in snow, that may be an issue. Otherwise, it really makes this far and away a much more special place - one you really won't forget"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 3, 2016
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  • Secluded Cabin in the Woods

    "Great place to take your pets and launch day trips from. The dogs and I went to Utica Reservoir, Highland Lake, and Wheeler Ridge. (Make sure you have good suspension for the first two. The roads are rough.) We also drove over to Markleeville one day and down to Murphys another to give our feet a rest. The cabin was comfortable and clean and far away from everyone. The short hike to the meadow nearby was a highlight with bunches of wildflowers and a bit of water in the creek for the dogs to play in. We've been home for two days and the dogs are still sulking."
    Guest: Karen K. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 19, 2016
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  • Great place for families - very comfortable and close to Bear Valley skiing

    "We stayed for 3 nights over spring break to fit in some late season skiing and found everything we needed at this rental. We have two kids and they enjoyed playing outside the condo in the snow and the games in the unit. We didn't bring much in provisions with us so ended up eating for 2 nights at the pizza place across the street - it wasn't bad (especially after a day of skiing) and enough variety that we didn't have the same dinner twice. The owners provided us with all the details we needed in a timely manner and overall it was a very stress free and convenient rental. We will book again next time we head back to Bear Valley. I am providing 4 stars instead of 5 because the cleanliness of the kitchen isn' what we were expecting, as long time and frequent vrbo users. I provided feedback to the owners on the specifics and given their attentivenss to the details of our visit feel that they will be addressed."
    Guest: Krista Z. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 19, 2016
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